Skrocki Succeeding Farkas As Redlands Symphony Concertmaster

(October 5)  REDLANDS—Violinist Jean Skrocki will debut as the Redlands Symphony’s new concertmaster on October 13 in a program which will showcase her own talent when she performs Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons.” The all strings program will also feature Tchaikovsky’s “Serenade in C Major, op. 48.”
The concert will commence at 8 p.m, with  Maestro Jon Robertson conducting, in the University of Redlands’ Memorial Chapel, with doors opening at 7 p.m. Robertson will give a brief lecture about the program’s contents at 7:15.
Tickets, starting at $15, will be available at the door.
Calling Skrocki “a musical force to be reckoned with,” Robertson said he was pleased to have her as part of the orchestra. Skrocki has stepped into the vacuum created by the departure of Pavel Farkas as the symphony’s concertmaster.
A native of Los Angeles, Skrocki is a member of the California Quartet, a string quartet that performs their own Connections Chamber Music Series in Southern California with resident composer Matthew Tommasini. A prodigy, Skrocki made her solo debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the age of 14 and three years later was awarded a full scholarship to study with Jascha Heifetz in his master classes at the University of Southern California.
Skrocki is currently the assistant concertmaster of the Pacific Symphony in Orange County, under music director Carl St. Clair. She was formerly for 12 years the concertmaster of the Opera Pacific orchestra, then under the leadership of John DeMain. In addition, she has served as concertmaster of the Pacific Symphony, American Ballet Theater, Zachary National Opera Auditions orchestra and San Bernardino Symphony.
Skrocki is a member of the Los Angeles-based Angeli Ensemble, a chamber orchestra, working closely with cellist Lynn Harrell. A collaborator of jazz artist Peter Sprague in the Peter Sprague String Consort, Skrocki is also a founding member of Les Amis Musicalles, a flute, violin and viola trio that has showcased the compositions of James Self,  Bruce Broughton, Arni Egilsson, and James Hopkins.
She is now the artist teacher at the University of Redlands.
The Symphony is offering a variety of concert subscription packages for 2012-13, including a Symphony Select card for $189, providing holders with six prime seating tickets at concerts of their choice at the performances they choose and four-concert ticket passes that start at $57.  Tickets and packages are available online at, at the box office behind Memorial Chapel between the hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday or by calling the box office at 909-748-8018.

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