On Saturday, February 9, 2002 at 4:00 p.m., the Los Angeles Philharmonic will perform the third in this season’s series of community and neighborhood concerts, at East Los Angeles College. The program includes works by Beethoven, Copland, Bruch, Shostakovich, and Barber, conducted by Associate Conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya. The concert is presented by the East Los Angeles College Foundation, the Associated Student Union, the Music Department, and City of Monterey Park.
Open to the public, the performance is free but tickets are required. The concert takes place at the Edison Center for the Performing Arts/Ingalls Auditorium at East L.A. College, 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Monterey Park, CA (Atlantic exit off of 60 freeway). To reserve tickets, or for information, call 323/265-8652.
The program’s selections thematically link classical music that was composed or performed to explore the emotional trauma of wartime. Such as, Samuel Barber’s, Adagio for Strings which became not only his most popular work but also an unofficial American anthem for mourning, played after the deaths of Presidents Roosevelt and Kennedy. Similarly, Dmitri Shostakovich’s emotionally and musically dynamic Seventh Symphony centers around the 900-day German siege on Leningrad. “The goal of our neighborhood concerts is to make music accessible to the people of Los Angeles,” said the Philharmonic’s Director of Community Affairs, Leni Boorstin. “But with recent events we are even more mindful of the power that music, this music in particular, has in bringing people together.”
Los Angeles Philharmonic Associate Conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya was recently appointed Music Director for the Fort Worth Symphony, a title he holds with both the Eugene Symphony in Oregon and the Auckland Symphony of 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 Seattle Symphony, the Quebec Symphony, the Puerto Rico Symphony, the Mexico National Symphony, and the Auckland Philharmonia. 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.
Neighborhood concerts are and opportunity for residents in areas surrounding Los Angeles to experience the Los Angeles Philharmonic free of charge. Upcoming neighborhood concerts in our 2001-2002 season include performances on March 16, at First Baptist Church, Pomona, and April 12, at California State University, Los Angeles, Luckman Auditorium.
EDITORS - PLEASE NOTE:
Saturday, February 9, 4:00 PM
Ingalls Auditorium, Edison Performing Arts Center, East L.A. College
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor
Bruch: Kol Nidre for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 47
Shostakovich: First Movement from Symphony No. 7 in C major, Op. 60 (“Leningrad”)
Copland: Last Movement from Symphony No. 3
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op.67 (“Fate”)
Barber: Adagio for Strings
Program subject to change.
This performance is free but tickets are required. The concert takes place at the Edison Center for the Performing Arts/Ingalls Auditorium at East L.A. College, 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Monterey Park, CA (Atlantic exit off of 60 freeway). To reserve tickets, or for information, call 323/265-8652.
Elizabeth Hinckley, (323) 850-2047; Amanda Ree, 323/850-2027