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Sounds of Cinema and South-of-the-Border Music Close out San Mateo County Fair


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Sounds of Cinema and South-of-the-Border Music Close out San Mateo County Fair
The Peninsula Symphony (June 18) & traditional Latin Music Día De La Feria (June 19).
hashtag: # SMCF2016


18 June 2016 – San Mateo, CA: After a week of traditional and innovative pop, rock and soul concerts featuring the likes of Tower of Power, Night Ranger, Lone Star, The Boys of Summer – Eagles Tribute Band, Kansas and The Spinners, The San Mateo County Fair ( closes out a wildly successful run with a pastiche of classical and movie theme music from The Peninsula Symphony (Saturday, June 18) and the ever-popular traditional Latin Music focused Día De La Feria (Sunday, June 19).

“Everyone loves the movies, and most everyone has a favorite movie theme,” says Dana Stoehr, COO for the San Mato County Fair noting that tonight’s offerings will feature music written for and featured in such Hollywood classics as Star Wars, Die Hard 2, Frozen, 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Pink Panther and the Harry Potter series. “The audience will revel in some of the best known, and best loved, film scores. Great for all ages, this concert is sure to be a crowd-pleasing kick-off to the summer.”

Founded in 1949, Peninsula Symphony is a 90-member ensemble of professionally-trained community members and is the premier orchestral ensemble between San Francisco and San Jose. Each season the Symphony presents a dozen concerts featuring some of the best and brightest classical solo artists at locations in San Mateo, Redwood City, Stanford, Cupertino and Campbell in addition to free family concerts in San Mateo and Los Altos. The Symphony also features an active education and outreach program, giving thousands of students each year the chance to experience live music. Under the baton of Maestro Mitchell Sardou Klein, Peninsula Symphony is widely regarded as one of the finest community orchestras in the country.

“There is nothing more American than Latin music,” laughs Kaitlyn Bailey-Findley, in charge of new audience development, anxious to remind fairgoers to tweet out using the hashtag: #SMCF2016 “San Mateo and the Bay Area proudly celebrate the cultural diversity of our citizens and our musicians. You don’t have to speak Spanish to enjoy Spanish-language music. From the Latin GRAMMY nominated Los Guardianes del Amor and Central American Pop of Industria del Amor to the rock of Mi Banda el Mexicano and the increasingly well-known standards of Los Tiranos del Norte Los Tiranos del Norte from Mexicali, we have music: tenemos musica!”

Sponsors for the 2016 Concert Series at the San Mateo County Fair are: Coors Light, Blue Moon, Gold Rush Getaways, Sleeptrain Mattress Centers, Lifetime, First Choice Communications, Bay Area Air Quality Managment District, Welk Resorts, xfinity, Paradise Spas, SamTrans and the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

The San Mateo County Fair — “Where Tradition Meets Innovation” — is The Peninsula’s premier, community event for family fun and entertainment: June 11 – 19, 2016. Visit often for regular updates, contest rules, schedules, promotions, and information.