Trombonist David Rejano Cantero was born in Badajoz (Spain), and initially studied music at the Conservatory in Madrid. Then he moved to the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, with professor Gilles Millière, where he graduated with the Diplôme de Formation Supérieur – Mention très bien à l’unanimité and the Prix Spécial du Jury. He joins the Los Angeles Philharmonic as Principal Trombone this month.

Boris Allakhverdyan was appointed Principal Clarinet of the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 2016. He previously served as Principal Clarinet of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Associate Principal Clarinet of the Kansas City Symphony. Mr. Allakhverdyan is a founding member of the Prima Trio, the Grand Prize and the Gold Medal winner of the prestigious 2007 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition.

The Los Angeles Philharmonic and St. Thomas the Apostle Church present a free neighborhood chamber concert featuring LA Phil members Vijay Gupta, violin; Mitchell Newman, violin; Michael Larco, viola; Tao Ni, cello; Anne Marie Gabriele, oboe; David Howard, clarinet; the St. Thomas Parish School Choir; and students of Youth Orchestra Los Angeles at Heart of Los Angeles (YOLA at HOLA) and Expo Center (YOLA at EXPO) performing works by composers including Bach, Rossini and Weber.

Cello I
Thomas Demenga
Jens Peter Maintz
Jonathan Dormand
Brannon Cho
Coleman Itzkoff
Cicely Parnas
Ildiko Szabo
Hannah Craig
Rainer Crosett
Benjamin Lash
Sol Gabetta
Antonio Lysy

Cello II
Giovanni Sollima
Li-Wei Qin
Michael Kaufman
Anastasia Kobekina
Jonah Ellsworth
Bingxia Lu
Charles Seo
Yoon-Kyung Cho
James Cooper
Gabriel Martins
Narek Hakhnazaryan
Robert deMaine

JOO WON KANG, baritone, a native of South Korea, is the first prize winner of Fort Worth Opera’s 2014 MacCammon Vocal Competition, as well as the Audience Favorite Prize. As a result of this success, Mr. Kang was invited to present recitals both in Fort Worth, and, New York City in September 2014.

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Born: 1685, Eisenach, Germany
Died: 1750, Leipzig, Germany

"Since our artistry has increased very much, and the taste has changed astonishingly, and accordingly the former style of music no longer seems to please our ears, considerable help is therefore all the more needed to choose and appoint such musicians as will satisfy the present musical taste, master the new kinds of music, and thus be in a position to do justice to the composer and his work."

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