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  • LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC ASSOCIATION PRESENTS FREE NEIGHBORHOOD CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT AT ST. THOMAS THE APOSTLE CHURCH
  • May. 14, 2007
  • Program includes Music of Beethoven, Vivaldi, Mozart, Villa-Lobos and Steinberg

    MONDAY, MAY 14 AT 8 PM

    Neighborhood Concerts are made possible by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, Los Angeles Philharmonic Affiliates, MetLife Foundation, David and Linda Shaheen Foundation, the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, and the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.

    The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association concludes the 2006/07 Neighborhood Concert series with a free chamber music performance at St. Thomas the Apostle Church on Monday, May 14, at 8 p.m. Los Angeles Philharmonic members Catherine Ransom Karoly, flute; Mitchell Newman and Barry Socher, violins; and cellist Jonathan Karoly perform as part of a program that features Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" from Symphony No. 9; Vivaldi's Allegro from Flute Concerto in D Major, Op. 10 No. 3, "Il Gardellino," Mozart's Flute Quartet in D Major, K. 285; Villa-Lobos' Assobio a jato (Jet Whistle) for flute and cello, and Russell Steinberg's Strange Attractors

    Los Angeles Philharmonic members are joined by special guests Renata van der Vyver, principal violist of the USC Thornton Chamber Orchestra, and Susan Rawcliffe, Scott Wilkinson, and Brad Dutz, who perform as Many Axes, a local percussion group that makes its own instruments, in Strange Attractors. Flute students from St. Thomas perform the "Ode to Joy" to open the concert.

    St. Thomas the Apostle Church is located in the Pico Union neighborhood of Los Angeles, an area regularly served by the Los Angeles Philharmonic as part of its Community Partnership Project, an outreach program designed to engage local communities with Los Angeles Philharmonic musicians and programs.

    Admission to the neighborhood concert is free. More information may be obtained by calling the church at 323.737.3325 or the Los Angeles Philharmonic at 323.850.2000. Free parking is available at 2727 West Pico Blvd. and at the corner of 15th Street and Mariposa. The one-hour concert performance is presented without intermission.

    The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association's Neighborhood Concert series, created in 1991, encourages involvement in the classical arts within the increasingly diverse communities of greater Los Angeles. The events take place in churches, schools, and other venues throughout Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, under Music Director Esa-Pekka Salonen, presents the finest in orchestral and chamber music, recitals, new music, jazz, world music and holiday concerts at two of the most remarkable places anywhere to experience music - Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Hollywood Bowl. In addition to a 30-week winter subscription season at Walt Disney Concert Hall, the LA Phil presents a 12-week summer festival at the legendary Hollywood Bowl, summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and home of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. In fulfilling its commitment to the community, the Association's involvement with Los Angeles extends to educational programs, community concerts and children's programming, ever seeking to provide inspiration and delight to the broadest possible audience.

    EDITORS PLEASE NOTE:

    MONDAY, MAY 14 AT 8 PM

    ST. THOMAS THE APOSTLE CHURCH

    2760 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90071

    NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT

    MEMBERS OF THE LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC

    Catherine Ransom Karoly, flute

    Mitchell Newman, violin

    Barry Socher, violin

    Jonathan Karoly, cello

    with

    Renata van der Vyver, viola

    Brad Dutz, Susan Rawclifee, Scott Wilkinson, percussion (Many Axes)

    St. Thomas flute students

    BEETHOVEN "Ode to Joy" from Symphony No. 9

    VIVALDI Allegro from Flute Concerto in D Major, Op. 10 No. 3, "Il Gardellino" (The Goldfinch)

    MOZART Flute Quartet in D Major, K. 285

    VILLA-LOBOS Assobio a jato ("Jet Whistle") for flute and cello

    RUSSELL STEINBERG Strange Attractors (with Many Axes)

    Admission is free. More information is available by calling St. Thomas the Apostle church at 323.737.3325. Los Angeles Philharmonic information is available by calling 323.850.2000 or visiting the website at LAPhil.com.

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  • contact:

    Adam Crane, 213.972.3422, acrane@laphil.org; Lisa Bellamore, 213.972.3689, lbellamore@laphil.org; Photos: 213.972.3034