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How old is the violin Sam Fischer plays? What is one of his most memorable performances with Redlands Symphony? How has he been spending his time at home during the last year? Learn all this and more in Sam's video Q&A.

Sam is one of the six talented strings players who will be performing during our virtual performance — The Redlands Strings. Stream the concert for free on April 9th, 2021, at 4 PM through April 11th, 2021, at 11:59 PM!

Name: Sam Fischer
Instrument: Concertmaster (First Violin)
Hometown: San Fernando Valley
Years with the Redlands Symphony: 4 Years
When Was Your Violin Made: Roughly 1850 by Giuseppe Rocca
First Started Playing: Not quite 4 years old
Education: Bachelor's in Music Performance from the University of Southern California and Master's from Julliard
Also a Member of: Opera Santa Barbra, Riverside Philharmonic, and Desert Symphony in Palm Desert
What Are Some of Your Favorite Works: Bach's Chaconne from Partita No. 2 in D minor, any of Mozart's concertos (especially No. 5), Beethoven's concerto and his sonatas, Brahms' violin concerto
Strangest Performance: Tango on stage for Pussy Cat Dolls

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