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Stanford Symphony Orchestra Assistant Conductor Shares Her Perspective About the Unique Opportunity to Bring Classical Music to Avalon

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A large part of the success of the Catalina Island Museum`s inaugural Holiday Symphony Concert was the Stanford Symphony Orchestra`s Assistant Conductor, Anna Wittstruck. She returns to the Avalon Casino with the orchestra on Friday, Dec. 12th.

 

Catalina Island Museum`s Holiday Symphony Concert Has Lasting Effect on Stanford University Student

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Stanford University student Jeremy Hsu returns to the Avalon Casino stage Friday night, performing cello during the 2nd Annual Catalina Island Museum Holiday Symphony Concert.

 

Stanford Symphony Ensemble and Chen Zhao to Catalina

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The Catalina Island Museum`s annual Holiday Symphony Concert has become an annual holiday tradition on the island.

 

Catalina Island Museumís Glidden Collection Featured on The History Channel

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Last month the History Channel sent a film crew to the Catalina Island Museum to film its most recent installment of its award-winning series "Search for the Lost Giants."

 

The Catalina Island Museum is bringing the Prolific Music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to the Avalon Casino Theatre

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This year`s program, A Very Mozart Christmas, will feature the distinguished Stanford Symphony Orchestra performing three of Mozartís famous compositions, including Symphony no. 29 in A major, Exsultate, Jubilate, and Violin Concerto no. 5 in A major

 

Catalina Island Museum Kicks Off Its Annual Campaign with a Matching Gift of $30,000 by its Board of Trustees

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Support the day-to-day operations of the Catalina Island Museum during its largest fundraiser of the year, the 2014 Annual Campaign.

 

Childhood Interest in Catalina Island History Culminates in Working on a Federal Grant for the Catalina Island Museum

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Hugh Radde grew up in Avalon and vividly remembers visiting the museum as a child. He is now working on a grant for the museum and his ultimate goal is a PhD in Anthropology and to become a professor.

 

Last Year`s Holiday Symphony Concert Inspired a Local Avalon School Student to Pursue the Piano

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An elementary student was so inspired by the Catalina Island Museum`s Holiday Symphony Concert last year he asked for piano lessons for Christmas instead of a video game.

 

2nd Annual Holiday Symphony Concert to Feature Compositions by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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The Stanford Symphony Orchestra will play a selection of compositions by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart for this year`s Catalina Island Museum Holiday Symphony Concert, "A Very Mozart Christmas."

 

Grammy Award-Winning Conductor Richard Kaufman to Return in 2015 for Museum`s Screening of The Phantom of the Opera

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Richard Kaufman is known for his immense talent and passion for film music. He wowed the crowd last year and looks forward to returning to the Avalon Casino Theatre for the Catalina Island Museum`s 2015 Silent Film Benefit.

 

Catalina Island Museum`s Ada Blanche Wrigley Schreiner Building Evokes the Best of Avalon`s Past

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The museum`s new home will feature an outdoor amphitheater on the hillside at the back of the building`s second floor. It is expected to become the center of Avalon`s entertainment scene when it opens in 2015.

 

Violin Soloist from San Francisco Symphony to Perform at 2nd Annual Holiday Symphony Concert

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The 2nd Annual Catalina Island Museum Holiday Symphony Concert will feature the Stanford Symphony Orchestra and a violin soloist from the San Francisco Symphony on Friday, December 12.

 

Charlie Chaplin`s Brother Linked with Catalina Island`s Aviation History

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Syd Chaplin, brother to Charlie Chaplin, is credited with the first regularly scheduled air passenger service in the United States in 1919.

 

Catalina Island Museum Welcomes Huge Crowd for National Museum Day

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Over 1,300 people participate in the Catalina Island Museum`s celebration of National Museum Day.

 

A 26-Piece Symphony Orchestra and a Soprano Vocalist to Accompany The Phantom of the Opera

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The 28th Annual Catalina Island Museum Silent Film Benefit will take place on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 1:00 pm in the Avalon Casino Theatre.

 

Free Admission to the Catalina Island Museum This Saturday!

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This is the fourth year the Catalina Island Museum has opened its doors free of charge on National Museum Day.

 

Catalina Island Museum`s Chaplin Exhibition EXTENDED Due to Popular Demand

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Since its opening, the "Chaplin and Goddard" exhibition has welcomed over 20,000 people - including nearly 2,000 children, ages 15 and under, who experienced the exhibition at no charge thanks to a generous donation from Blanny Avalon Hagenah.

 

Catalina Island Museum Celebrates National Museum Day with Free Admission

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By offering free admission on National Museum Day, the Catalina Island Museum strives to expose the rich history of the island to an even greater audience.

 

Stanford Symphony Orchestra to Return for the Museumís 2nd Annual Holiday Symphony Concert

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Anna Wittstruck will return to conduct an ensemble of the prestigious Stanford Symphony Orchestra and a special guest from the San Francisco Symphony, violin soloist Chen Zhao for the 2nd Annual Holiday Symphony Concert.

 

Tour the World`s Oldest Fishing Club this Saturday and Support the Catalina Island Museum

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Saturday, September 13 is the only day this year to tour the world`s oldest fishing club.

 

Celebrate National Museum Day with Free Admission to the Catalina Island Museum

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Held in concert with Smithsonian Magazine`s Museum Day Live, this year`s celebration of National Museum Day will take place on Saturday, September 27th.

 

One Day Only! Support the Catalina Island Museum by Touring the World Famous Tuna Club

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The Tuna Club`s historic clubhouse opens its doors only one day each year, to benefit the Catalina Island Museum. This year`s tour takes place on Saturday, September 13th.

 

Construction of the Catalina Island Museumís Ada Blanche Wrigley Schreiner Building Can Be Compared to that of the Casino Building

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The museumís staff and Board of Trustees envision that the Ada Blanche Wrigley Schreiner Building will redefine entertainment in Avalon much like the Casino did when it opened.

 

Rare Tour of Avalonís Tuna Club to Benefit the Catalina Island Museum - Limited Tickets Available -

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Tour the legendary Tuna Club of Avalon on Saturday, September 13 in support of the Catalina Island Museum.

 

Rare Footage of Chaplin and Goddard Cruising to Catalina Island Included in the Current Catalina Island Museum Exhibition

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Rare film footage of a weekend cruise to Catalina Island with Charlie Chaplin and Paulette Goddard on their yacht in 1933 is included in the Catalina Island Museum`s current exhibition.