The recently concluded 2019-2020 concert season featured critically acclaimed artists such as Syrinx Reed Quintet; Dali String Quartet; Thalea String Quartet with Michelle Cann; and Duo Turgeon.
Announcements Regarding Our 62nd season are currently on hold due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Please Check this Website periodically for updated information.
The history of Fullerton Friends of Music is now over sixty years long, and we are still going strong. The fledgling
organization that was the pioneer of regularly scheduled concerts of chamber music in Orange County continues with annual
concerts that present leading musicians of national and international stature.
Our mission? ...continuing to foster in our growing community a greater appreciation and support of chamber music performances. This "music for smaller spaces" is the genre in which the great composers have expressed their most intimate and profound feelings. As always, our music spans the centuries from the Baroque to the contemporary.
In the future, we will be looking for new ways to expand our schedule of concerts, and offering a annual scholarship to a music student selected by the Fullerton Community College music department. Of course, our plans depend on the efforts of many. We ask you, our members and supporters, to join us in the task of regeneration, renewal and growth.
Our volunteers are the soul of our organization and our members are the ones that keep the organization afloat. Join us won’t you and help provide this classic music to the next generation of music lovers.
Come to the Wilshire Auditorium on the Fullerton Fine Arts campus at 3:30 in the afternoon for any of the concerts of during the season. And consider becoming an active Friend. It's intrinsically rewarding to participate with folks who share your enthusiasm plus you'll be making a gift to your community. Factor in the superb music and you have a win-win-win proposition.
At the April 2019 concert, FFM president Ann Robinson was delighted to award a $500 scholarship to a student of music chosen by the Fullerton Community College (FCC) music department. Vincente Padilla a resident of Anaheim, graduated from Magnolia High School and this spring from FCC. Vincente was a US Marine and attended the Navy School of Music where he played clarinet. He will continue his music education in clarinet performance at California University at Fullerton fall of 2019.
Scholarship selection is decided by the music department at Fullerton Community College and the parameters set forth by FFM which includes over all academic achievement and continuation of a music as a major or career. A scholarship will be awarded again in 2020 and presented to the winning student at the April 19 concert.
Fullerton Friends of Music recently received a letter from our most recent concert performers, "Duo Turgeon". Excerpts from this letter follow regarding their experiences follow:
"The integrity of everything that defines Friends of Music was obvious from the moment we arrived, especially the focus on great music-making and the infectious passion demonstrated by the Friends of Music audience and staff."
"When we were received on site, it was clear from the outset that we were engaging with a group that prides itself in providing the highest quality experience at no cost to patrons."
"Upon arrival, we were greeted by the warmth and hospitality of volunteers committed to ensuring artist comfort while providing all conditions needed for success from all angles."
"(Fullerton) Friends of Music had procured two gorgeous Steinway grand pianos and prepared each to the highest standard imaginable, with outstanding voicing, regulation and tuning provided by a fine, amiable technician."
"Lighting was well handled. Acoustics were warm and complimentary. The hall`s classic wood floor and elegant mid-century embellishments served to create wonderful atmosphere."
Last Revised: April 16, 2020