The Valenti Family Collection documents the professional life of conductor Joseph Valenti and the activities of the Peninsula
Symphony, a community symphony started by Joseph Valenti and his wife Gloria Tamburello Valenti. The collection includes
original and photocopied materials from Joseph and Gloria Valenti's personal records, materials created by the Valenti family
for a Celebration of Life ceremony in memory of Joseph Valenti, and organizational records of the Peninsula Symphony. The
collection provides a view of the development of a community symphony orchestra on the Palos Verdes Peninsula.
Joseph Valenti began his musical career with the receipt of a trumpet for his 10th birthday. From 1947-1951, Valenti attended
the Westlake College of Music in Hollywood where he majored in conducting. During Army service in the Korean War, Valenti
played with the 6th Army Band at the Presidio in San Francisco and later with the 93rd Army Band at Camp Irwin. While with
the 6th Army Band, Valenti studied for two years with Pierre Monteux, conductor of the San Francisco Symphony.
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The collection is open for research use.
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