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  • ALEXANDER MICKELTHWATE CONDUCTS LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC IN TWO FREE NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERTS
  • Dec. 15, 2004
  • WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15, AT ALHAMBRA HIGH SCHOOL, AT 7 PM
    THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16, AT WILSHIRE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, AT 8 PM

    Neighborhood Concerts are made possible, in part, by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation and the David and Linda Shaheen Foundation. These programs are also supported by the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and Cultural Affairs Department of the City of Los Angeles.

    Alexander Mickelthwate, newly appointed Assistant Conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, leads the orchestra in a program of works by Mozart, Ravel, Pärt, and Tchaikovsky on December 15, at 7 p.m. at Alhambra High School, and on December 16 at 8 p.m. at Wilshire United Methodist Church. Both concerts are free of charge and open to the public; tickets are required.

    The program features Mozart's Overture to The Magic Flute, Ravel's Mother Goose Suite, Pärt's Fratres, and Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite. These two performances are part of the Neighborhood Concert series, created in May 1991 by the Philharmonic. Events in the series take place in churches, schools, and other venues throughout Los Angeles.

    ALEXANDER MICKELTHWATE joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic as Assistant Conductor at the start of the 2004/2005 season. Most recently, he served as Assistant Conductor at the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, where, in addition to his ASO duties, he served as co-artistic director and conductor of the Atlanta-based contemporary music ensemble Bent Frequency, which he co-founded in May 2003. In the summer of 2002, he was Conductor in Residence and Director of Conducting Studies for the Sewanee Summer Music Festival, and he is a member of the conducting faculty at Kennesaw State University in Georgia and artist in residence at Georgia State University. Though still in the early stages of his career, Mickelthwate has already conducted the symphony orchestras of Baltimore, New Jersey, and Oregon, as well as the Brooklyn Philharmonic, the Eos Orchestra, and Cleveland Chamber Symphony, and worked as cover conductor for the Boston Symphony.


    EDITORS PLEASE NOTE:

    WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15, AT 7 PM

    Alhambra High School

    101 South Second Street, Alhambra

    THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16, AT 8 PM

    Wilshire United Methodist Church

    4350 Wilshire Blvd. (three blocks west of Crenshaw Blvd.)

    LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC

    ALEXANDER MICKELTHWATE, CONDUCTOR

    MOZART Overture to The Magic Flute

    RAVEL Mother Goose Suite

    PÄRT Fratres

    TCHAIKOVSKY Nutcracker Suite

    ALHAMBRA HIGH SCHOOL TICKET INFORMATION:

    FREE tickets may be picked up at the following locations:

    * Alhambra High School (Principal's Office)

    * Alhambra Unified School District (Superintendent's Office)

    * Century High School (Principal's Office)

    * Mark Keppel High School (Principal's Office)

    * San Gabriel High School (Principal's Office)

    Tickets can also be obtained by sending a request, along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Alhambra School District, Superintendent's Office, 15 West Alhambra Rd, Alhambra, CA 91801. (Limit: 6 tickets)

    FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL 626.308.2342 OR 626.308.2255 (between 8:30-2:00).

    WILSHIRE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH TICKET INFORMATION:

    FOR ADVANCE TICKET INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 323.931.1085 during office hours.

    Limited parking is available in the Church lot on Wilshire Blvd. Additional parking will be available in nearby lots for $5 per car. Parking attendants will direct you.

    Priority seating, at both concerts, will be given to ticket holders who arrive early. Doors open at 45 minutes prior to start time for ticket holders. Seating for people without tickets will begin 15 minutes before concert start time.

    Neighborhood Concerts are made possible, in part, by funding provided by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation and the David and Linda Shaheen Foundation. These programs are also supported by the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and Cultural Affairs Department of the City of Los Angeles.

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