On Thursday, August 19, at 7 p.m. The Culver City Symphony Orchestra will again change locale from Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium, Culver City, to Burton Chace Park, Marina del Rey, and become the Marina del Rey Summer Symphony. For both orchestras the conductor remains Frank Fetta, and the orchestra roster is comprised of many of the same musicians.
Maestro Fetta and Summer Symphony welcome 22-year old violin virtuoso Hahn-Bin for the performance this evening. A protege of the great Itzhak Perlman and born in Seoul, Korea, Hahn-Bin has won critical acclaim for his performances and inspired programs. He will play works by Henri Wieniawski and Pablo de Sarasate. The orchestra will also play Samuel Barber’s “Souvenirs”, Maurice Ravel’s “Bolero” and Igor Stravinsky’s “Firebird.”
Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey. There are pay-for-parking lots including County Parking Lot 4, which is on Mindanao, and Lot 5 which is on Bali Way, West of Admiralty Way and is a longer walk. The park is also served by mass transit: The Big Blue Bus of Santa Monica runs Bus No. 3 along Lincoln Blvd., exit at Mindanao Way. It is about a ten to fifteen minute walk from Lincoln Blvd. to the park.
This evening’s program will be
Wieniawski: Legend, Hahn-Bin, Violin;
Stravinsky: L’Oiseau de feu (The Firebird);
Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen, Hahn-Bin, Violin;
These summer concerts are produced by the Department of Beaches and Harbors, Los Angeles County, funded separately from the Culver City concerts, and while these are summer-time concerts, it can get cold and damp in the park, so warm clothing in reserve and a blanket to sit on are recommended. We, of course, cannot predict the weather, but it is best to be prepared to be comfortable while hearing the orchestra in this special place.