Dolce Symphonia

MIMODA CONCERT - Dolce Symphonia, August 17th 8:30 pm

August 15, 2011


May 8, 2011
Dolce Symphonia is currently seeking new music to perform that features small ensembles or chamber orchestras in various configurations.  We are a group of professional musicians seeking quality chamber music to perform and are based in the Palm Springs, Riverside County area.

Please submit your suggestions to Music Director, Alana Joos.  

Alana Joos Percussionist & Artistic Director

Alana Joos Alana Joos is a free-lance percussionist in Southern California and is currently the Principal Percussionist with the Inland Valley Symphony in Temecula and the Coachella Valley Symphony in Palm Desert. She also performs professionally with many other groups playing symphonic percussion, or drums and percussion for operas and musical theatre. Alana just returned from a two month tour of China where she was the Music Director and Drummer for "Caution, Men At Work, TAP." Other recent performances include playing percussion for shows such as Regis Philbin, Jerry Lewis, Clay Aiken and Don Rickles. She can also be seen on a new music video with Marco Antonio Solis, Latin Grammy Award Winner, playing drums on "A Dónde Vamos A Parar?" Other appearances include concerts with Buddy Greco, Donna Theodore, and Jerry VanDyke, among numerous others. Alana has a B.S. Degree in Music, graduating Cum Laude, from Moorhead State University in Moorhead, Minnesota and a Master's Degree in Percussion Performance from California State University in Northridge, California. She specializes in all orchestral percussion instruments, mallets and drum set. She played the part of a drummer in the movies "Unfaithfully Yours," "The Sting II," "Going Berserk" and as herself in "Nothing So Strange." She played percussion on Milton Berle's production "Magic of the Stars," for HBO. Alana plays all styles of music, from rock to classical and has toured the U.S., Europe, South Korea, Okinawa and the People's Republic of China. She has played for shows such as "Fred and Ginger," "Fiddler on the Roof," "Ginger and Me" and the opera productions of "Mikado," "Pirates of Penzance," "Cosi fan tutte," "Rigoletto," "Don Giovanni," "Die Fledermaus" and "Hansel and Gretel." In addition to her extensive career as a drummer and percussionist, Alana is also a music contractor who books musicians, orchestras and bands for various productions, shows, concerts and events. She is also an avid music educator who is instrumental in coordinating educational outreach programs for two youth symphonies.

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