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  • Springtime in Watts - Free Neighborhood Concert Features LA Phil Musicians and Voices of Macedonia
  • Mar. 5, 2019
  • Springtime in Watts - Free Neighborhood Concert Features  
    LA Phil Musicians and Voices of Macedonia

    Macedonia Baptist Church of Los Angeles
    Sunday, March 31, 2019, at 6:00 PM

    Leadership support for the LA Phil's Education and Community Initiatives is
    provided by The Peggy Bergmann YOLA Endowment Fund, Andy & Bill
    Concerts LLP, Anonymous (2), The Walt Disney Company, Los Angeles
    Philharmonic Committee, Lee and Hope Landis Warner YOLA Student Fund,
    Max H. Gluck Foundation, Norma D. Kayser Trust, Living Legacy Foundation,
    Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Kevin MacCarthy and Lauren Lexton, Y&S
    Nazarian Family Foundation, Amgen Foundation, Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A.,
    Inc., and the Wells Fargo Foundation.

     

    WHAT:
    The Los Angeles Philharmonic, Macedonia Community Development Corporation (CDC), and Macedonia Baptist Church of Los Angeles present Springtime in Watts, a free neighborhood concert featuring the trombone ensemble of the LA Phil (David Rejano Cantero, James Miller, Paul Radke, and John Lofton); LA Phil musicians Dale Breidenthal (violin), Stacy Wetzel (violin), Minor L. Wetzel (viola), David Garrett (cello); and Voices of Macedonia (combined adult voices of all of Macedonia Baptist Church's choirs) on Sunday, March 31, at 6:00 PM at Macedonia Baptist Church of Los Angeles.

    "When faith and community come together, the possibilities of shalom become reality. Our relationship with the LA Phil is all about bringing hope and healing to hurting communities through music," said Shane B. Scott, pastor of Macedonia Baptist Church of Los Angeles.

    The Los Angeles Philharmonic's Neighborhood Concerts 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.

    "We are thrilled to be partnering with the Macedonia CDC and Macedonia Baptist Church of Los Angeles for the first of what we hope are many Neighborhood Concerts to come. Watts has a rich musical history, and we are honored to have been invited to play for this extraordinary community," said Simon Woods, CEO of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

    Complete program:

    TRADITIONAL, arr. Davis "Ride on King Jesus"
                 Voices of Macedonia
                 Anthony "Tony" Hardy, Minister of Music, Macedonia Baptist Church, Director
                 Kay O'Kelly and Errol Gillett, Assistant Directors

    SAINT-GEORGES String Quartet, Op. 14, No. 3
    STILL Lyric Quartette
                Dale Breidenthal, violin
                Stacy Wetzel, violin
                Minor L. Wetzel, viola
                David Garrett, cello

    BEETHOVEN Three Equale
    TRADITIONAL, arr. Sonny Ausman "Goin' Home"
    TRADITIONAL, arr Sonny Ausman "Steal Away"
                Trombone Ensemble of the LA Phil
                David Rejano Cantero, trombone
                James Miller, trombone
                Paul Radke, trombone
                John Lofton, bass trombone

    STILL Danzas de Panama
                Dale Breidenthal, violin
                Stacy Wetzel, violin
                Minor L. Wetzel, viola
                David Garrett, cello

    TRADITIONAL, arr. Anthony Hardy "Steal Away"
    TRADITIONAL "Ain'a That Good News"
    TRADITIONAL, arr. Johnson "Ain't Got Time to Die"
                Voices of Macedonia

    WHO:
    Members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic
    Dale Breidenthal, violin
    Stacy Wetzel, violin
    Minor L. Wetzel, viola
    David Garrett, cello

    David Rejano Cantero, trombone
    James Miller, trombone
    Paul Radke, trombone
    John Lofton, bass trombone

    Voices of Macedonia
    Anthony "Tony" Hardy, Minister of Music, Macedonia Baptist Church, Director
    Kay O'Kelly and Errol Gillett, Assistant Directors

    WHEN:
    Sunday, March 31, 2019, at 6:00 PM

    WHERE:
    Macedonia Baptist Church of Los Angeles
    1751 E 114th St
    Los Angeles, CA 90059

    Free parking is available.


    HOW TO ATTEND:
    Admission is free. Doors will open at 5:00 PM. More information may be obtained by calling
    323 566 2959 or 323 569 9561, or by emailing info@macedoniacdc.org.



    About the Los Angeles Philharmonic
    The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, under the vibrant leadership of Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel, presents an inspiring array of music from all genres - orchestral, chamber, and Baroque music, organ and celebrity recitals, new music, jazz, world music, and pop - at two of L.A.'s iconic venues, Walt Disney Concert Hall (laphil.com) and the Hollywood Bowl (hollywoodbowl.com). The LA Phil's season at Walt Disney Concert Hall extends from September through June and throughout the summer at the Hollywood Bowl. With the preeminent Los Angeles Philharmonic at the foundation of its offerings, the LA Phil aims to enrich and transform lives through music, with a robust mix of artistic, education, and community programs.

    About Macedonia Community Development Corporation
    Macedonia Baptist Church of Los Angeles is the oldest African-American Baptist Church in Watts having celebrated its 110th Anniversary in October 2018. Four years ago, Pastor Shane B. Scott established the Macedonia Community Development Corporation (CDC) as a 501(c)(3), public charity to help transform Watts by creating programs and services in mental, physical and financial health and "all things children." The CDC and the Church have recently partnered to present concerts highlighting the rich musical gifts of the Voices of Macedonia and the talents of other instrumental ensembles. Macedonia CDC will seek partnerships that will contribute to transforming lives through ministry, programs, services and music. 

     

  • contact:

    Sophie Jefferies, sjefferies@laphil.org, 213 972 3422
    Lydia Fong, lfong@laphil.org, 213 972 3689
    Regina Grant Peterson, regina@macedoniacdc.org, 562 900 9221