Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Cool classical concerts

I received these concerts (and comments) from one of my favorite readers:

I. CalTech Orchestra: Program is Handel Water Music Suite, Barabba Study in Orange, Mozart Violin Concerto No. 3, Haydn Symphony No. 53.

I'm playing harpsichord in the Water Music, which is difficult as hell because it goes to fast. There is a new freshman at Oxy who plays percussion, so, he gets to play the tympani part in the Haydn Symphony.

Saturday, September 27, 7:30 at Thorne Hall at Occidental College

Sunday, September 28, 3:30 at Ramo Auditorium on the CalTech campus.

I don't yet know the program of the second set of concerts, but the dates are:
Saturday, November 15, 7:30 PM at Thorne Aud.
Sunday, November 16, 3:30 PM at Ramo II.

Crown City Symphony (our new name) Three performances of the same concert. Program is: Handel Concerto Grosso Op.3 No.1 - (I get to play harpsichord in this one), Chaminade Concertina for Flute, Mozart "Linz" Symphony No.36, And another piece, I forgot, no percussion in it. I'm going to be busy in this concert. I have to bring my harpsichord and two tympani.

Saturday, November 15, 2:00 PM at Villa Park in Pasadena on North Fair Oaks.
Saturday, November 22, 2:00 PM at the Altadena Sr. Center, 560 East Mariposa, Altadena. Sunday, November 23, 2:00 PM at the First Baptist Church on Marengo, 75 North Marengo, Pasadena.
Get off the 210 at Fair Oaks, but don't turn on Fair Oaks. Cross it. The street you are on is Corson Street. Continue to Marengo. I think it is the second light. Turn right on Marengo and right on the second street which is Holly. The church takes up the whole block to your left, pass it and park in the City parking structure at the rear of the church.

Parking is free on Sundays, but if the gate is closed and you have to take a ticket, we will validate it.

IV. (I play this every year) Daniel Pearl Peace Concert with the American Victory Orchestra, Sunday, October 26. 3:00PM at the World Peace Ikeda Auditorium, 525 Wilshire Bl. Santa Monica, which is a huge Buddist facility.

Daniel Pearle's parents always come and speak to us before intermission, telling us about their world-wide peace efforts. they sometimes bring one of several interns with them, newspaper reporters from various third world countries who get to spend a week (or a month, I forget) interning with a big city newspaper. It is incredibly inspiring, extremely well attended and tickets cost $10.00. There is jazz, african dancing, singing, baroque music, First movement of the Grieg concerto this time, and art in the foyer.

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