Culver City Symphony – A Concert of Firsts on May 12

Leah Hanson, award winning cellist

The Culver City Symphony, in its ongoing commitment to young musicians, presents its annual concert featuring younger winners of the orchestra sponsored Parness Concerto Competition. The concert, “A Concert of Firsts,” is Saturday, May 12 8 P.M., is under the direction of Conductor-Frank Fetta.

It 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. This will be the orchestra’s first concert in Veterans Memorial Auditorium after it was closed for repairs and refinishing.

This On Our Way Up concert features Nathan Le, age 12, cello, winner of the competition’s Junior Division, and Leah Hansen, age 16, cello, an Intermediate Division winner.

The admission charges are $15-General Admission and $10-Members of the Westchester Symphony Society, with membership available at the concert.

A Concert of Firsts
Frank Fetta – Conductor

Saint-Saëns: Concerto for Cello, No. 1, a minor, (1872), Nathan Le-Cello
Shostakovich: Concerto for Cello, No. 1, (1959), Leah Hansen-Cello
Beethoven: Symphony No. 1, C Major, (1800)

This performance is made possible in part by the Culver City Performing Arts Grant Program with support from Sony Pictures Entertainment.

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., 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 Fresno Philharmonic, the Torrance Symphony, the Nevada Opera Theater, and the Marina del Rey Summer Symphony.

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