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Evening Events

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Overture Party

Wednesday, August 16 | 5:15 - 6:45 PM
Location: St. Francis Chapel & The Atrio
Price: Complimentary with all 3-day registrations and Wednesday registrations

Enjoy a drink and appetizers while reconnecting with your colleagues in the Atrio Courtyard at the Mission Inn. You can also take in the beauty of the St. Francis Chapel and marvel at the exquisite embellishments of priceless treasures from around the world, including precious Tiffany-stained glass panels, acquired directly from Louis Comfort Tiffany, and the meticulously gilded 18-karat gold leaf Raya’s Altar, dating back to the mid-eighteenth century. The reception is open to all conference registrants, just show your badge to enter. 

Sponsored by the Redlands Symphony

San Bernardino Symphony Orchestra Concert: Movies with the Maestro

Wednesday, August 16 | 7:30 - 10:00 PM
Location: Riverside City College Coil School for the Arts Concert Hall
Price: Included with all 3-day registrations and Wednesday registrations. Additional tickets can be purchased for $55.

Just a short walk from the Mission Inn, join the San Bernardino Symphony Orchestra at the Riverside City College Coil School for the Arts Concert Hall for Movies with the Maestro, a night of film music. Maestro Anthony Parnther leads us through several of his favorite movie scores, including some of the scores he has personally led on the session stages of Hollywood! The Symphony will also feature a special performance of Emmy award-winning Kris Bowers’ Concerto for Horn, featuring Andrew Bain, Principal Horn of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Following the concert, stay for an optional meet and greet with the artists in the lobby. One concert ticket is included with conference registration.

Dessert Reception and Chicano Art at "The Cheech"

Thursday, August 17 | 8 - 10 PM
Location: Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art and Culture
Price: $75

Join us for dessert, drinks, and a stroll around the galleries at the Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art and Culture, a first-of-its kind museum that opened in 2022. This museum - a collaboration between actor Cheech Marin, the City of Riverside, the Riverside Art Museum, and grassroots community supporters - showcases more than 700 pieces of Cheech’s Chicano art collection and is the first North American facility dedicated to Mexican-American art. Tickets for this event must be purchased separately. 

Wrap Up the Conference with a Road Trip to Redlands!

Friday, August 18 | 4 - 10 PM
Locations: Kimberly Crest House & Gardens and Redlands Bowl Summer Music Festival
Price: $50

Close out your Inland Empire experience with an evening in Redlands, known for its oranges, Victorian homes, and America’s longest continuously running free summer music festival. We’ll travel 25 minutes by bus to the beautiful Kimberly Crest House & Gardens for a pre-concert reception. Dating from 1897, this property is composed of the Chateauesque style residence and carriage house, a formal Italian garden, and approximately three acres of citrus.

Following the reception, we’ll head to the Redlands Bowl Summer Music Festival for its 100th season finale concert - Classics Under the Stars featuring the Redlands Symphony conducted by Ransom Wilson. Selections include Grieg’s beloved Piano Concerto No.2 followed by The Harry Potter Symphonic Suite by John Williams. Tickets for the Redlands excursion must be purchased separately. Following the concert, the Redlands Bowl will host ACSO delegates for a post-conference reception.