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Community Outreach

Small groups of musicians from MountainTop Strings have played for countless community events over the years. It is our pleasure to be of service and to share the gift of music with others.

MTSC~ Lighthouse Youth Orchestras ~ BVUSD Strings Events

2017

  • August 6 - "Picnic in the Pines” Benefit Concert, Alpenhorn B & B
  • August 11 - Tudor House Benefit Concert, Lake Arrowhead
  • September 9 - Calvary Presbyterian Church Benefit Concert, South Pasadena
  • September 16 – Dominique Kun Wedding at the Kun home, Big Bear Lake
  • September 17 - Opening music for Riverside County Philharmonic, Our Lady of the Lake Church, Lake Arrowhead
  • August 3 - Big Bear Cycling Assocation Concert, Big Bear Village
  • September 24 – Cedar Lake Camp Benefit Concert, Big Bear Lake
  • October 7 – 18 - MountainTop Strings 12 Day Italy Invitational Tour. Performances in Lucca, Perugia & Rome. Workshops with Master Teachers at Music Academies in Siena & Lucca
  • December 8 -  Lighthouse Youth Orchestra Winter Concert at the PAC
  • December 10 - Arts Council production of the Messiah, provided orchestral support

2018

  • January 27 - “Everything in Between” Quartet, concert at “The Other Room”
  • February 9 - BVUSD Strings Winter Concert at Big Bear Middle School 
  • February 18 - Forrest Moody, 100th Birthday Party at Community Church Historic Chapel
  • February 24 - 18 students Elementary- High School, All County Honors Orchestra at U of Redlands, Big Bear Violinists Stella Melissa (Elem) and Rebecca Donoho (MS) and Peleiah Baesa, (HS),all from MTSC were awarded concert master positions for each of the 3 orchestras. 
  • February 25 - Rizzo, Rizzo & King  - Trio Benefit Concert in Hofert Hall, PAC
  • March 5th – Benefit for Bear Valley Community Hospital Foundation, at Hospital
  • March 17 - SB County Solofest Competition, Sophia Rizzo, 1st place scholarship recipient, High School
  • March 17 - Memorial Service (Paul Penardi) at the PAC
  • March 24 – CJ & Becky Donoho (MTSC violinists) perform with “The Piano Guys”, McCallum Theater, Palm Desert
  • March 25 - Memorial Service (Arayna Harb) at Community Church
  • March 30 – Rizzo, Rizzo & King perform for Good Friday Service, Community Church Big Bear
  • April 13 -   Lighthouse Orchestras win two 1st places for middle & high school orchestra divisions at Judges Invitational, Fullerton College. CJ and Rebecca Donoho awarded outstanding musicians of the day for all orchestras.
  • April 29 -  MTSC Concert at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, Lake Arrowhead
  • May 7 - Kiwanis - Hope of America performance at the PAC
  • May 12 - Strings Extravaganza XI. Prologue & Rock n’ Red Carpet, an elaborate Rock & Film Event
  • May 14 - City Council Recognition for Lighthouse Youth Orchestra winning ensembles
  • May 16 - BVUSD School Board Recognition for Lighthouse Youth Orchestra winning ensembles
  • May 22 - STEAM Night, BB Middle School, 2 performances
  • May 22 - “Everything In Between” Quartet performance for Mrs. Peyton’s class, North Shore Elementary  
  • May 31 - Rotary Eagle of Excellence Awards Dinner
  • June 1 - Elementary Strings Forum Music Festival, Fullerton College, Two Gold Ratings awarded.
  • June 3 - Classics & more - a mix of small ensembles and classical works in Hofert Hall at the PAC  
  • June 4 -  BB High School Senior Awards performance at PAC
  • June 9 - The CAVE, 1 hour rock set and performance with Uptown Funk, Bruno Mars cover band
  • June 13 – Big Bear Middle School Promotion Ceremony
  • June 21 - Soroptimist International, Doves Benefit at Inn at Fawnskin
  • July 7 - Discovery Center -  1 hour rock set for Led ZepAgain Tribute Band
  • July/August - 11 Big Bear Strings Musicians will attend Arrowbear Music Camp 
  • July 11 – Rose Parade Float Reveal Party at PAC
  • July 14 - Memorial Service (Charlene Stalcup) at Marina Resort
  • July 28 – Dancing for the Lake Community Benefit, The Lodge at Big Bear Lake
  • August 5 - "Picnic in the Pines” Benefit Concert, Alpenhorn B & B
  • August 25 – Firefighters’ Ball Benefit at The Lodge at Big Bear Lake
  • August 26 – BV Hospital Foundation Humanitarian Award at Alpenhorn B & B
  • Memorial Service: Nigel Holland, September 9
  • September 15 – Lauri Burns “The Teen Project” Benefit at Alpenhorn B & B
  • September 16 – Side by Side Concert with Riverside Symphony, Our Lady of the Lake Church, Lake Arrowhead
  • September 21- House Concert with Dr. Alex Russell (APU Violin Professor) with MTSC Quartet at King Home
  • October 6 – Soroptimists’ Event at Alpenhorn
  • November 17 – MTSC Performs at the Tudor House, Lake Arrowhead
  • December 11 – Maggio’s MTSC Fundraiser Performance
  • December 15 - MTSC performs “Music from Around the World” at the San Bernardino County Big Bear Branch Library
  • December 24 – MTSC Performs for Christmas Eve Service, Community Church Big Bear

2019

  • January 12 – House Concert at Supporter Bob Angilella
  • March 10 - MTSC Performance at Calvary Presbyterian Church of South Pasadena
  • March 15 – MTSC Concert with Dr. Harrison & The Credentials at “The Cave” Big Bear 
  • March 23 – MTSC Concert at the Tudor House, Lake Arrowhead
  • April 14 – MTSC Concert at Lake Arrowhead Community Presbyterian Church
  • May 18 - Strings Extravaganza XII at the Big Bear Lake PAC
  • May 24 – Warren Home House Benefit Event  
  • May 30 – Rotary Eagle of Excellence Award Performance, The Lodge, Big Bear Lake
  • June 7 – MTSC Performs Sacred & Baroque Music at Historic Chapel, Community Church Big Bear
  • June 15 – “A Peak Experience” Concert at Snow Summit View Haus
  • June 16 – Our Lady of the Lake Church– Final Pre-Tour Concert Farewell
  • June 21 – July 5 Italy Concert Tour, 8 Performances from Rome to Como
  • August 16 - Benefit for Isaac Beukelman
  • August 24 - Dr. Joel & Kathy Bickler House Concert
  • September 15 – Collaboration Concert with Riverside Symphony, Our Lady of the Lake Church, Lake Arrowhead
  • September 21 - Gala dinner for Beloved Foundation's 10th Anniversary at Redlands Country Club.
  • September 22 – Wedding at Sky Park, Santa’s Village; Sky Forest, CA
  • October 11 - UCLA Mountain Bruins "Wine on the Zen Deck" at UCLA Conference Center
  • October 26 – Doves Benefit - Starry, Starry Night 
  • October 19 – Bear Valley Hospital Foundation Benefit, with Pasquale Esposito
  • November 7 - Medel Family Fundraiser, Community Church Big Bear 
  • November 16 – Inland Empire Chapter of Child Heath - 19th annual Forest of Hope Luncheon at National Orange Show Events Center 
  • November 17 – Veterans’ Day Concert, U of Redlands Memorial Chapel, Collaboration with Redlands Youth Symphony
  • November 23 - Lake Arrowhead Republican Women Club - Silver Bell Holiday luncheon at Lake Arrowhead Country Club.

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DOVES "Starry, Starry Night" Benefit Gala 2019

MountainTop Strings Musicians, along With Sharon Rizzo and pianist Barbara King, performed at the yearly benefit for DOVES, a local nonprofit agency that provides services for victims of domestic violence. 

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The DOVES Gala took place in the beautiful sanctuary at Community Church of Big Bear.

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Sharon and the Girls

Sharon Rizzo and alumnae from MTSC perform at a local wedding. There's nothing more gratifying and joyful than seeing our students carrying the music they learned with us out into the world!

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