Monday, September 12, 2011

Steve Miller+Orchestra to benefit Kids Rock Free in Corona, Temecula, Calif.

Classic rock meets classical music when Steve Miller (pictured, left) joins the Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra for the premiere of Rock Symphony at the Steve Miller Amphitheatre at the Fender Center in Corona on Sept. 17 (the musicians also play in Temecula on Sept. 18; information is below).

The Corona stage was named in Miller's honor for his decade of dedicated work on behalf of the Fender Center's Kids Rock Free music education program.

Steve Miller will perform some of his greatest hits and selections from acclaimed 2010 blues album Bingo!, arranged by conductor Rune Bergmann with participation by the Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra and Fender Center's rock band, the Fender Benders. The audience will also enjoy the music of violin virtuoso David Coucheron and concert pianist, Julie Coucheron.

This exclusive VIP fundraising event is dedicated to raising money for the now 1,000 child waitlist for KRF and celebrates its 800 children who received free and low cost music lessons as a result of the fundraising efforts since 2009 and bring more awareness to the Fender Center Museum's Kids Rock Free National Educational Program.

Photo by George A. Paul
The black tie/leather optional event - hosted by KLOS/95.5 FM DJ Cynthia Fox - will be unlike any other at the facility as Fender Center takes its concert content and educational quality to the next level. The event will feature all access to the museum exhibits, a silent and live art auction.

Gates open at 7 p.m., show is at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35 general admission/grandstand seating, $50 general admission/lawn seating, $100 VIP preferred with intermission reception. For more information, call (951) 735-2440 or go to 

Steve Miller TLC Amphitheatre is located at the Fender Center, 365 N. Main St., Corona.

On Sept. 18, Steve Miller and the Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra, conducted by Rune Bergmann with guests David & Julie Coucheron, will perform at Town Square Park at the Civic Center, 41000 Main St., Temecula. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. and the show is at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $35-$100 and can be purchased at or call (951) 677-4484.

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