SB Symphony Coming to Roosevelt Bowl Sept 9

San Bernardino Symphony Coming to Roosevelt Bowl on September 9
Posted on Aug 24, 2023

City of San Bernardino partners with
the San Bernardino Symphony to bring
“A Night to Remember” to the
Roosevelt Bowl September 9


San Bernardino residents will have an opportunity to experience an evening under the stars of fine arts and music when the San Bernardino Symphony presents “A Night to Remember” at Perris Hill Park’s Roosevelt Bowl on Saturday, September 9. The free community concert represents a partnership between the Symphony and the City of San Bernardino Parks and Recreation Department, along with financial support by Hillwood, a Perot Company.

“There’s no better way to cap off a wonderful summer of concerts in the park than to feature one of San Bernardino’s greatest treasures, the Symphony,” said Parks and Recreation Director Lydie Gutfeld. “Thanks to the generosity of Hillwood, we were able to make this happen.

In addition to a performance by members of the Symphony under the direction of Maestro Anthony Parnther, the event will feature a pre-event reception, with complimentary refreshments and an instrument petting zoo, where kids of all ages can try out many of the instruments of an orchestra.

“Hillwood is excited to help bring the San Bernardino Symphony to the residents of San Bernardino,” said Scott Morse, Hillwood’s Executive Vice President for the Western United States. “We hope everyone enjoys “A Night to Remember on September 9th.”

Seating will be on a first come, first served basis. Gates will open at 5:00 pm, with the performance running from 7:00 to 9:30 pm.

This will be the final concert at the Roosevelt Bowl before it is temporarily closed for renovations. Earlier this year, San Bernardino received $1.4 million in funding from Congressman Pete Aguilar to augment $1.2 million in City funds to restore and upgrade the venue.  

The San Bernardino Symphony was founded in 1929 and is California’s fourth oldest orchestra. Maestro Anthony Parnther has served as the organization’s conductor and musical director since 2019.

The 1,800-seat Roosevelt Bowl at Perris Hill Park was built and dedicated in 1934 as part of the depression era Federal Work Progress Administration. Since then, the outdoor amphitheater has been a featured gathering place in San Bernardino for musical, artistic, and cultural performances, civic events, and graduations.