David Cubek, Music Director and Conductor
Frequently Asked Questions
- Q:Are memberships and donations deductable?
A: Yes. We are a 501(c)3 taxid 23-7008895.
- Q:How much are tickets?
A:We do not charge for admission. Our costs are paid by membership dues. If we sold tickets they would be $30 - $40 per seat.
- Q:How do I get tickets?
A:There are no tickets. Except for a few reserved seats it is open seating.
- Where are your concerts?
A:We play at Redondo Union High School Auditorium. The address ambiguous. The best we know of is 631 Vincent Street. The auditorium is at the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) and Diamond Street but that is not where the entrance is located.
- Where do I park?
A: There is limited parking at the auditorium. It is a school and most of their parking is near the center of (a large) campus. For over flow parking there are the church parking lots accessed from "Central Ct" which is a right turn from Vincent Street.
- Why do you sell memberships when the city gives you money?
A: We DO NOT get money from the city. That includes Redondo Beach, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, and Los Angeles. There are some grants available from the county, BUT they do not come anywhere near close to paying our costs. We rent the auditorium (and pay staff to operate the building) and 2/3rds of the musicians are professionals who need to be paid. There is the overhead of running the office. Our costs run about $35/seat if we were able to sell-out.
- Edith Knox Young Performers' Showcase (click): Information regarding our concerto competition
- Youth Symphony (click): Los Angeles Harbor College/Peninsula Symphony Association Youth Symphony
- Previous Programs (click): A listing of our previous performances.
- Summary of Composers (click): What we have played by which composer.
- Board of Directors: The people who lead this organization.
- Our Mission Statement.
The Peninsula Symphony was founded by Joseph Valenti and only twelve musicians in March 1967. Under Maestro Valenti’s leadership, the orchestra quickly grew into a full symphonic ensemble of 60-80 musicians. After Valenti completed his tenure in 2008, the Peninsula Symphony selected Gary Berkson to become its music director. Maestro Berkson served in this position from 2009 until 2020. After a two-year search, David Cubek was appointed the new music director and conductor in 2022.
Throughout the years, the Peninsula Symphony has performed in different venues in the South Bay area, including the Rolling Hills Covenant Church and the Palos Verdes High School. Concerts currently take place in the acoustically-sound auditorium Redondo Union High School.
The mission of the Peninsula Symphony is to perform free orchestral concerts of music chosen for the mutual pleasure of audience and musicians, to enrich the lives of Palos Verdes' and the South Bay's diverse population, to cultivate a love of music by providing community education and family entertainment, and to achieve recognized artistic excellence in the performance of the highest quality music.
The Peninsula Symphony is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion and access in our board membership, orchestra personnel, musical selections, and audiences. Musical selections include pieces from multiple cultures including: American, European, South American, African, and Asian. We also serve our community through a youth orchestra, which provides music opportunities for young musicians in underserved areas.
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