Friday, January 30, 2009

Crown City Symphony Orchestra, Occidental/Caltech Symphony Orchestra and Celestial Opera Company concerts

CROWN CITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA - Each free concert repeated three times:

1. Saturday, March 14, 2009, 2:00 PM, at the Jackie Robinson Center: 1020 Fair Oaks, Pasadena. Get off the 210 at Fair Oaks and go north.

2. Saturday, March 21, 2009, 2:00 PM, at the Altadena Senior_Center: 560 East Mariposa, Altadena. . 560 East Mariposa, Altadena. (Get off the 210 freeway at Lake Street in Pasadena, go north about two miles, turn left on Mariposa (one block south of Altadena Drive-which runs east-west here) - the street sign is hard to find-because there are two signs, one says, Marcheta St., with an arrow pointing to the right. The other says, Mariposa, with an arrow pointing to the left. So, get in the left turn pocket,and turn left onto Mariposa. Pass the first two stop signs and turn left into the parking lot.)

3. Sunday, March 22, 2009, 2:00 PM, at the Armenian General Benevolent Union, 2495 East Mountain, Pasadena 91104. Get off the 210 Freeway at Altadena Drive, go left (North) about eight blocks. Victory Park is on your right. Turn left on Mountain and right 1/2 block later into parking.


1. Friday, May 29, 2009, 7:30 PM at the Pasadena Public Library - it is volunteer appreciation night at the Central Library.

2. Saturday, May 30, 2009, 2:00 PM at the Boys and Girls club of Pasadena on Del Mar, west of Madre.

3. Sunday, May 31, 2009, 2:00 PM, at the First Baptist Church in Pasadena. 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.


OCCIDENTAL/CALTECH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA - each free concert is given twice, once at Thorne Hall on the Occidental College campus, and then at Ramo Auditorium on the CalTech campus.

1. Saturday, February 28, 2009, 7:30 PM in Thorne Hall. Get off the 2 freeway at verdugo, turn north, go about a mile and turn right on Westdale (there is an Occidental college sign at that corner). Drive into the College at the gate, turn left at the second street, up the hill. The auditorium is on your right. Pass it, and find parking.

2. Sunday, March 1, 2009, 3:30 PM at Ramo Auditorium, Caltech, 332 S. Michigan Ave., Pasadena. Get off the 210 at Lake, go south. Turn left at Del Mar, pass one light and turn right on Michigan. It deadends on the parking lot. Turn left and park. The building that looks like a wedding cake is Beckman Auditorium. Walk around it. Ramo is part of the long building called, Baxter Hall, to the left after you walk around Beckman. Ask anyone for directions to the entrance to Ramo Aud. which is at the far, far end of the long building.)

1. Saturday, May 2, 2009, 7:30 PM Thorne
2. Sunday, May 3, 2009, 3:30 PM, Ramo


CELESTIAL OPERA COMPANY at The Woman's Club of South Pasadena 1424 Fremont Avenue, South Pasadena, CA 91030 it is south of Mission, NE corner of Fremont and Rollin. There is a small parking lot on the south side of Rollin, behind the Women’s Club.

Tickets: The opera is "Faust" by Gounod.
$22.00 Adult
$15.00 Seniors, Students, Children

There are four performances, Saturday, May 2, Sunday, May 3, Saturday, May 5 and Sunday, May 6.


Anonymous said...

I am one of the soloists for the March concerts for the Crown City Symphony. It is shaping up to be a very good, diverse concert, and I hope that you come, and bring as many of your friends as possible!

If you'd like to do an interview with me for your blog, please email me at to make that a reality.

Stephen Wood, P.M.T.S. (Professional Magician and Tuba Soloist)

Mickie said...

Hello Stephen,

Have a great concert. I am going to try to catch at least one because last year's shows were wonderful.


Anonymous said...

Good - you'll enjoy them.

Bring some friends!

Enjoy the atmosphere...whatever it may be!

Classical music done by a true community symphony conducted by a good conductor with world class music! What more could you want!

Oh, I know! A tuba solo!

Stephen Wood, P.M.T.S.(Professional Magiciand and Tuba Soloist)