• LAPA
  • LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC, LED BY DUDAMEL FELLOW KAHCHUN WONG, PERFORMS FREE NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT AT WILSHIRE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
  • Dec. 1, 2016
  • Friday, December 16, 2016, at 7:30 PM 

    Leadership support for the LA Phil's Education and Community Initiatives is provided by the Peggy Bergmann YOLA Endowment Fund, The Walt Disney Company, 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, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through Los Angeles County Arts Commission, Estate of Judith Lynne, Amgen Foundation, and Toyota Motor Sales, Inc.

    WHAT:

    The Los Angeles Philharmonic, led by Dudamel Fellow Kahchun Wong, presents a free neighborhood concert at the Wilshire United Methodist Church on Friday, December 16, at 7:30pm.

    Wong will conduct the orchestra in a program featuring Prokofiev's Classical Symphony and Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings.  

    An innovative and passionate force both on and off the conductor's podium, Singaporean-born conductor Kahchun Wong is one of Asia's most dynamic young conductors. In May 2016, he was awarded 1st Prize at the 5th Gustav Mahler Conducting Competition, making a strong impression with his natural musical instinct and maturity for both canonic and modern repertoire. Engagements for 2016/2017 include the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra, China Philharmonic Orchestra, Croatian National Theatre Ivan Zajc, Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Singapore Chinese Orchestra, Singapore Lyric Opera, St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra at the Musical Olympus Festival, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra.

    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. 

    Complete program:

    PROKOFIEV Classical Symphony
    TCHAIKOVSKY Serenade for Strings  

    WHO: 

    LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC
    Kahchun Wong, conductor 

    WHEN:

    Friday, December 16, 2016, at 7:30 PM

    WHERE:

    Wilshire United Methodist Church  
    4350 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90005

    Church parking is limited, but there is ample street parking.  

    HOW TO PURCHASE:

    Admission is free, and no tickets are required. More information may be obtained by calling the church at 818.845.4048.

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

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  • contact:

    Sophie Jefferies, 213.972.3422, sjefferies@laphil.org
    Andrew Schwartz, 21.972.3406, aschwartz@lahil.org
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