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  • LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC AND SIMÓN BOLÍVAR SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF VENEZUELA PRESENT FREE COMMUNITY CONCERTS AND EVENTS SURROUNDING IMMORTAL BEETHOVEN FESTIVAL
  • Sept. 17, 2015
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    Los Angeles Philharmonic and Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA) Orchestra at Caroline’s LOFT at LACHSA (September 23)

    Los Angeles Philharmonic Neighborhood Concert at Crozier Middle School in Inglewood (September 26)

    Moonlight Sonatas at Griffith Observatory (September 27)

    Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela Brass Ensemble at Los Angeles City Hall Rotunda (September 28)

    Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela Chamber Ensemble at Inner-City Arts (October 5)

    Take a Stand Symposium Concert with Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, Youth Orchestra Los Angeles and Teachers from El Sistema-Inspired Programs from Across the Country at Walt Disney Concert Hall (October 7)

    Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela at Purpose Church in Pomona (October 8)
     

    Leadership support for the LA Phil’s Education and Community Initiatives is provided by the Peggy Bergmann YOLA Endowment Fund, Anonymous, the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation, Lee and Hope Landis Warner YOLA Student Fund, Norma D. Kayser Trust, Max H. Gluck Foundation, Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts, The Rose Hills Foundation, Walt Disney Company, Amgen Foundation, Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., Inc., and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.

    Los Angeles, CA (September 17, 2015) – As part of the Immortal Beethoven festival, which features Gustavo Dudamel conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela (SBSOV) in two cycles of Beethoven’s iconic nine symphonies, both orchestras will present community concerts and events throughout Los Angeles County. All events are free.

    Los Angeles Philharmonic and Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA) Orchestra at Caroline’s LOFT on the LACHSA Campus

    Led by YOLA conductor Juan Felipe Molano, the LA Phil and the LACHSA Orchestra will perform a side-by-side concert at Caroline’s LOFT on the LACHSA campus on Wednesday, September 23 at 7:00 pm. The program will include Mozart’s Overture to The Magic Flute and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7. 

    Caroline’s LOFT at Los Angeles County High School for the Arts is located at 5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90032. This is an education concert with an invited audience, so seats will not be available for the general public. 

    Los Angeles Philharmonic Neighborhood Concert at Crozier Middle School

    Presented by the Inglewood Council of PTAs, 2015/16 Dudamel Fellow Matthew Aucoin leads the Los Angeles Philharmonic in a neighborhood concert at Crozier Middle School on Saturday, September 26 at 6:00 pm. The program features Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture and Symphony No. 7. 

    Crozier Midddle School is located at 120 W. Regent Street, Inglewood, CA 90301. Free parking is available on-site. Tickets are available in advance at the Inglewood Public Library, located at 101 W. Manchester Boulevard. Some tickets will be available at Crozier Middle School on the day of the concert. For additional information, please contact inglewoodcouncilpta@gmail.com.  

    Moonlight Sonatas at Griffith Observatory

    The LA Phil, Steinway & Sons and the Griffith Observatory present a rare opportunity to hear pianist Ray Ushikubo of the Colburn School play music from Beethoven on the front lawn of the iconic Griffith Observatory during a total lunar eclipse on Sunday, September 27 at 6:30 pm.   

    The Griffith Observatory is located at 2800 E. Observatory Road, Los Angeles, CA 90027. Space is limited. No advance reservations.

    A Brass Ensemble from the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela at Los Angeles City Hall Rotunda

    A brass ensemble from the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela performs at the Los Angeles City Hall Rotunda on Monday, September 28 at 12 pm. Programming details will be announced at a later date.

    Los Angeles City Hall is located at 200 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Public parking lots and public transportation are available around City Hall.

    Neighborhood Concert with Chamber Ensembles from the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela and the LA Phil trumpet section at Inner-City Arts

    Chamber ensembles from the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela are joined by the trumpet section of the LA Phil for a free concert in The Rosenthal Theater at Inner-City Arts on Monday, October 5 at 6:30 pm. Programming details will be announced at a later date.

    Inner City Arts is located at 720 Kohler Street, Los Angeles, CA 90021. Free parking is available on Kohler Street across from the Inner-City Arts campus. Tickets can be reserved online at http://innercityarts.eventgrid.com

    Take a Stand Symposium Concert with the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, Youth Orchestra Los Angeles and Teachers from El Sistema-Iinspired Programs from Across the Country

    As part of the Take a Stand Symposium, the LA Phil hosts a free concert at Walt Disney Concert Hall on Wednesday, October 7 at 6:00 pm. Led by conductor Juan Felipe Molano, Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA) will perform Beethoven’s Symphony No.5, Movements III & IV and the Fidelio Overture. The concert will conclude with SBSOV conductor Joshua Dos Santos leading members of the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, YOLA and teachers from El Sistema-inspired programs from across the country in a performance of Beethoven’s Wellington’s Victory

    Walt Disney Concert Hall is located at 151 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Parking is available at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Tickets can be reserved online at https://oss.ticketmaster.com/aps/laphil/EN/buy/details/eph1007

    Neighborhood Concert with the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela at Purpose Church

    Presented by the Honorable Hilda L. Solis and led by SBSOV conductor Joshua Dos Santos, the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela will perform Beethoven’s Egmont Overture and Symphony No. 7 at Purpose Church on Thursday, October 8 at 7:30 pm.

    Purpose Church is located at 601 N. Garey Avenue (at Holt Boulevard), Pomona, CA 91767. Free parking is available at the church. Priority seating will be given to ticket holders who arrive early. Doors open at 6:45 pm for ticket holders. Seating for non-ticket holders will begin at 7:15 pm. For advance ticket information, please call 626.350.4500.      

    EDITORS PLEASE NOTE:

    WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2015 at 7:00 PM
    Caroline’s LOFT at Los Angeles County High School for the Arts
    5151 State University Drive
    Los Angeles, CA 90032

    LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC
    LOS ANGELES COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS ORCHESTRA
    Juan Felipe Molano, conductor

    MOZART  Overture to The Magic Flute
    BEETHOVEN  Symphony No. 7

    SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2015 AT 6:00 PM
    Crozier Middle School
    120 W. Regent St.
    Inglewood, CA 90301

    LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC
    Matthew Aucoin, conductor

    BEETHOVEN  Coriolan Overture
    BEETHOVEN  Symphony No. 7

    SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2015 6:30 PM
    Griffith Observatory
    2800 E. Observatory Rd.
    Los Angeles, CA 90027

    Ray Ushikubo, piano

    BEETHOVEN  “Moonlight” Sonata

    MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2015 12:00 PM
    Los Angeles City Hall Rotunda
    200 N. Spring St.
    Los Angeles, CA 90012

    Brass Quintet from the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela

    Program TBD

    MONDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2015 6:30 PM
    Inner-City Arts
    720 Kohler St.
    Los Angeles, CA 90021

    Chamber Ensembles from the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela and trumpets from the LA Phil

    Program TBD

    WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2015 6:00 PM
    Walt Disney Concert Hall
    111 S. Grand Ave.
    Los Angeles, CA 90012

    YOUTH ORCHESTRA LOS ANGELES
    Juan Felipe Molano, conductor

    BEETHOVEN  Symphony No. 5, Movements III & IV
    BEETHOVEN  Fidelio Overture

    MEMBERS OF SIMÓN BOLÍVAR SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF VENEZUELA/YOUTH ORCHESTRA LOS ANGELES/TEACHERS FROM El SISTEMA-INSPIRED PROGRAMS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY
    Joshua Dos Santos, conductor

    BEETHOVEN  Wellington’s Victory

    THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2015 7:30pm

    Purpose Church
    601 N. Garey Avenue (at Holt Boulevard)
    Pomona, CA 91768

    SIMÓN BOLÍVAR SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF VENEZUELA
    Joshua Dos Santos, conductor

    BEETHOVEN  Egmont Overture
    BEETHOVEN  Symphony No. 7 

    The Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Neighborhood Concerts in the community include free orchestra, chamber music and jazz concerts in churches, community centers and other local venues around Southern California. The Los Angeles Philharmonic has been presenting free Neighborhood Concerts for over 20 years, as part of the organization’s dedication to making music accessible to the widest possible audience.

    For more information, please visit http://www.laphil.com/immortalbeethoven

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