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  • LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC PRESENTS 2001/2002 SEASON OF TOYOTA SYMPHONIES FOR YOUTH AT THE DOROTHY CHANDLER PAVILION
  • Nov. 3, 2001
  • SERIES BEGINS WITH PROKOFIEV’S CINDERELLA
    SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2001 AT 11 AM

    WITH CONDUCTOR MIGUEL HARTH-BEDOYA
    AND HOST JOHN DE LANCIE, FEATURING BALLET DANCERS

    Pre-concert Activities start at 10 AM

    Toyota Symphonies for Youth are made possible by a generous grant from Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.

    The 2001/2002 series of Toyota Symphonies for Youth concerts with the Los Angeles Philharmonic begins the twenty-first century with a fun-filled, new season of concerts sure to please children and their parents. The popular concerts, designed for children ages 5-11 and their families held on Saturday mornings, begin with Prokofiev’s Cinderella, conducted by Los Angeles Philharmonic Associate Conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya on Saturday, November 3. Actor John de Lancie hosts. Pre-concert activities including arts, crafts, dance and storytelling, start at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at 10 AM, with the one-hour concert following at 11 AM.

    The 2001/2002 season is the 7th year that Toyota has sponsored the series and includes four more Toyota Symphonies for Youth with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. The concerts continue with a “Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra” on December 8, followed by “The Evolution of the Orchestra”, February 9, 2002, “Bam!” focussing on percussion, March 30, 2002 and “Shall We Dance?” on May 11, 2002.

    TICKETS ($9-11) are extremely limited for all performances and are available at the Philharmonic’s Music Center box office, all Ticketmaster outlets (Robinsons-May, Tower Records, Ritmo Latino, Tu Música, and selected Wherehouse locations), and by credit card phone order at 213/365-3500. For further information, please call 323/850-2000.

    Families should plan to arrive early and spend the morning making music, meeting musicians, listening to stories, learning to sing and creating art projects --- all activities that introduce the day’s musical theme. The concert celebrates Sergei Prokofiev’s Cinderella with excerpts from the ballet performed by dancers from the Aeolian Ballet Theater. Actor John de Lancie, best known as “Q” on Star Trek, The Next Generation, returns for a fourth season as the audience’s guide to the concert, which will feature close-up images of the musicians projected on a screen above the orchestra.

    Toyota Symphonies for Youth receive additional support from the following: Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation, The William Randolph Hearst Foundations, Morgan Stanley, the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, the City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department and the California Arts Council, a State agency. Toyota Symphonies for Youth are supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.

    Los Angeles Philharmonic Associate Conductor MIGUEL HARTH-BEDOYA is Music Director of the Fort Worth Symphony, a title he holds with both the Eugene Symphony in Oregon and the Auckland Phiharmonia in New Zealand. One of the most exciting young conductors in America, his active guest conducting schedule includes appearances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the New York Philharmonic, the Chicago Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, the Seattle Symphony, the Quebec Symphony, the Puerto Rico Symphony, and the Mexico National Symphony. Festival appearances include Grant Park, Tanglewood, Rencontres Musicales d’Evian in France, the Domaine Forget International Festival in Quebec, and the Musicarchitettura International Festival in Italy. Born in 1968 in Lima, Peru, Miguel Harth-Bedoya holds degrees in conducting from The Curtis Institute of Music and The Juilliard School.

    Host JOHN DE LANCIE’s career spans the areas of stage, movies and television where he has proven himself to be an actor, director and producer of note. He has appeared in nearly 100 TV shows, including his best-known role as Picard’s bothersome adversary “Q” on Star Trek, The Next Generation. He co-owns a production company with Leonard Nimoy, Alien Voices, which has produced projects for Simon & Schuster, TNT, New Line, The Sci-Fi Channel, California School Systems. Mr. de Lancie’s love of music began as a child in Philadelphia, where he listened to Saturday night concerts at Philadelphia’s Academy of Music. He has performed as a speaker and narrator with the New York Philharmonic, The Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Milwaukee Symphony.

    EDITORS - PLEASE NOTE:

    PROKOFIEV’S CINDERELLA

    Toyota Symphonies for Youth

    Saturday, November 3, 2001 at 11AM (pre-concert activities begin at 10AM)

    Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (at 1st and Grand Ave.)

    Los Angeles Philharmonic

    Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor

    Aeolian Ballet Theater

    John de Lancie, host

    PROKOFIEV Excerpts from Cinderella

    TICKETS ($9-11) are extremely limited for all performances and are available at the Philharmonic’s Music Center box office, all Ticketmaster outlets (Robinsons-May, Tower Records, Ritmo Latino, Tu Música, and selected Wherehouse locations), and by credit card phone order at 213/365-3500. For further information, please call 323/850-2000.

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  • contact:

    Elizabeth Hinckley, 323/850-2047; David Barber, 323/850-2023