The Culver City Symphony Orchestra celebrates its 2011-12 Season with a concert, “Season’s End – Short and Long,” Saturday, June 9, 7:30 P.M., under the direction of Conductor-Frank Fetta. The concert is a mix of shorter works in the first half, and then a full symphony in the second.
This concert features Nathan Kirchhoff, bassoon, and Leah Heit, flute, both are contestants from the orchestra sponsored Parness Concerto Competition.
There is a post-concert reception, open to ticket holders where the audience can meet Conductor Fetta and members of the orchestra, the soloists and members of the Board of Directors.
The concert and reception will be at Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium, 4117 Overland Avenue, Culver City; at the corner of Culver Boulevard and Overland Avenue. Free parking is available.
The admission charges are
General Admission – $20
Westchester Symphony Society Members – $15 with membership available at the concert
18 Years Old and Under – $7
Fauré: Prelude, Pelléas et Mélisande, (1898)
von Weber: Concerto for Bassoon, 1st mvt (1811), Nathan Kirchhoff-Bassoon
Ibert: Flute Concerto, 1st mvt (1933), Leah Heit-Flute
Debussy: Children’s Corner Suite, (1908)
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3, “Scottish” (1842)
Donations and membership to the Westchester Symphony Society, Inc. are welcome. Members of the Westchester Symphony Society are entitled to reserved concert seating, and to a pre-concert talk given by Maestro Fetta. Membership is available at the concert.
The Westchester Symphony Society, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit, presents The Culver City Symphony Orchestra, The Marina del Rey Summer Symphony, and produces the Parness Concerto Competition.
The Culver City Symphony Orchestra is now in its twelfth year performing in Culver City, and begins its 49th season after starting its existence in the Los Angeles community of Westchester. It has performed in many regional venues in the communities of Westchester, Venice, Los Angeles, San Gabriel, and now in its home base of Culver City.
In addition to presenting the standard orchestra repertoire and concert dramatizations of operas, the orchestra has presented unique concerts devoted to American, Black American, Hispanic, and Women composers. It is the parent orchestra of the Marina del Rey Summer Symphony which performs at Burton Chace Park. The orchestra has performed at The Los Angeles Street Festival, on live-radio music broadcasts from the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History.
Frank Fetta, Conductor and Music Director, is well known for his conducting of orchestral music, ballet, and opera in Southern California as well as throughout the country including engagements with the San Diego Symphony, the Redlands Bowl Music Festival (of which he is director), The San Bernardino Symphony of which he is the conductor, the Fresno Philharmonic, the Torrance Symphony, the Nevada Opera Theater, and the Marina del Rey Summer Symphony.