Hemet Concert Association to host live concerts again this season

Hemet Concert Association Artistic Director Diane Mitchell and President Tom Garnella work closely with other board members to bring another exciting concert season to the San Jacinto Valley. Valley News/Courtesy photo
The Hemet Concert Association has fully awakened from its COVID-19 hibernation and its board of directors has prepared a 2021-2022 concert season that will get patrons away from their virtual screens and back into theater seats. The 48th season opener will be The Hot Club of San Francisco: Gypsyland Oct. 24. Since 1972, the HCA has sought to bring world-class, diverse musical talent to the San Jacinto Valley. However, during 2020’s pandemic, live concerts were paused. President Tom Garnella said one virtual concert was offered, by pianist Fred Moyer – a special program he did specifically for the nonprofit in December. “We sent several curated links that we thought would be of interest to our subscribers and patrons,” Garnella said. While this was a way to still present quali
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