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  • ASSISTANT CONDUCTOR YASUO SHINOZAKI LEADS THE PHILHARMONIC IN FREE PROGRAM OF MUSIC AT EAST L.A. COLLEGE
  • Jan. 24, 2003
  • FRIDAY, JANUARY 24 AT EDISON CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

    Presented by the East Los Angeles College Foundation, the Associated Student Union, and the Music Department

    On Friday, January 24, 2003 at 7:30 p.m., the Los Angeles Philharmonic, under the direction of Assistant Conductor Yasuo Shinozaki performs a free concert as part of the 2002/2003 Neighborhood and Community Concerts Series. The program includes the music of Pablo Garcia Jose Moncayo, Arturo Márquez, Aaron Copland, and Leonard Bernstein. The concert takes place at the Edison Center for the Performing Arts in East L.A. College, located at 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Monterey Park, CA (Atlantic exit off of 60 freeway). This is a free performance open to the public. For information or directions, call 323.265.8669.

    The four selections for this concert share a common theme: dance. The program begins with Moncayo's jovial Huapango, a piece that incorporates dance rhythms from the composer's native Mexico. Márquez' Danzón No. 2 follows. The danzón was a dance of Cuban origin which has enjoyed great popularity in the Veracruz region of Mexico. The final two selections are from great American composers: Aaron Copland ["Saturday Night Waltz" and "Hoedown" from Rodeo] and Leonard Bernstein [Symphonic Dances from West Side Story].

    The Philharmonic's Director of Community Affairs Leni Boorstin commented, "It is always gratifying to bring the gift of music free to Angelenos through our Neighborhood concerts. We are eager to share the orchestra as widely as possible, and also, introduce to communities the excitement we feel for the approaching opening of the new Walt Disney Concert Hall next season." Neighborhood concerts are an opportunity for residents in areas surrounding Los Angeles to experience the Los Angeles Philharmonic free of charge.

    Neighborhood Concerts are made possible, in part, by a generous grant from Target Corporation. Additional funding is provided by the William Randolph Hearst Foundations and Morgan Stanley. The California Arts Council, a State agency, the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, and the City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department also support these programs.

    For general information about the Los Angeles Philharmonic or future concerts, please call 323.850.2000.

    YASUO SHINOZAKI is currently assistant conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Shinozaki regularly leads the Philharmonic in its community concert series and in the Toyota Symphonies for Youth programs. In February, Shinozaki made his subscription series debut on short notice, stepping in for an ailing guest conductor, in three all-Beethoven concerts. In July, he made his Hollywood Bowl debut. Continuing to work in a wide range of repertoire with orchestras throughout Japan including the Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra and Osaka Symphony Orchestra, Shinozaki has conducted the Helsinki Philharmonic as well as the Turku Philharmonic. Shinozaki made his opera debut in 1993 with The Marriage of Figaro in Tokyo and has since conducted at several opera houses in Japan. Shinozaki completed his conducting studies at the Vienna Musikhochschule with Leopold Hager and has also worked with Seiji Ozawa and Bernard Haitink at Tanglewood. He makes his debut at the Hollywood Bowl this summer.

    Neighborhood and community concerts are an opportunity for residents in areas surrounding Los Angeles to experience the Los Angeles Philharmonic free or at a low cost. Upcoming neighborhood and community concerts in our 2002/2003 season include performances on February 7, at First Baptist Church, Pomona, and February 8, at Los Angeles Presbyterian Church, Los Angeles.

    EDITORS PLEASE NOTE:

    Friday, January 24, 7:30 PM


    Neighborhood Concert

    Edison Center for the Performing Arts, 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, East L.A. College

    LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC

    YASUO SHINOZAKI, conductor

    Moncayo: Huapango

    Márquez: Danzón No. 2

    Copland: "Saturday Night Waltz" and "Hoedown" from Rodeo

    Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

    This performance is free but tickets are required. The concert takes place at the Edison Center for the Performing Arts/Ingalls Auditorium at East L.A. College, 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Monterey Park, CA (Atlantic exit off of 60 freeway). To reserve tickets, or for information, call 323/265-8669.

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    Elizabeth Hinckley, 323/850-2047; Scalla Sheen, 323/850-2015