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Culver City Symphony Orchestra Season Begins November 5


October 12, 2017

The Culver City Symphony Orchestra opens its 2017-18 Season with a concert, Orchestra on the Move, Sunday, November 5 at 2 pm.

The orchestra travels outside of Culver City to First Presbyterian Church, Santa Monica, 1220 2nd Street, between Arizona and Wilshire. There is parking in City Parking Lot No. 2 directly across from the church.

The 2017-18 Season opening concert will feature two young pianists from the Orchestra sponsored Parness Concerto Competition: Talon Smith and Allison To, in concertos by Chopin and Mozart; a rarely performed overture by Carl Maria von Weber-"Silvana;" and Mendelssohn's effervescent Italian Symphony.

The concert:

Orchestra on the Move

Frank Fetta-Conductor

Talon Smith, Piano, Junior Division Winner, Parness Concerto Competition

Allison To, Piano, Intermediate Division Winner, Parness Concerto Competition


-Carl Maria von Weber: "Silvana" Overture (1812)

-Fryderyk Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2, (1829-30),1st movement, Allison To, Piano

-Wolfgang Mozart: Piano Concerto, C Major, K. 467, (1785),

1st movement,Talon Smith, Piano

-Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4, "Italian" (1833-34)

General Admission: $15

Ages 13-17: $10

Ages 6-12: Free, with paying adult(s)

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This performance is made possible in part by a Los Angeles County Arts Commission Grant.

Donations and membership to the SoCal Symphony Society, Inc. are welcome. SoCal Symphony Society, Inc., presents The Culver City Symphony Orchestra, The Marina del Rey Symphony, and produces the Parness Concerto Competition.

The Culver City Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1963, and has been in Culver City since 2000. It has performed in many regional venues in the communities of Westchester, Venice, Los Angeles, San Gabriel, and Culver City.

Frank Fetta

In addition to presenting the standard orchestra repertoire and concert dramatizations of operas, the orchestra has presented unique concerts devoted to 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- music director, The San Bernardino Symphony-music director, the Fresno Philharmonic, the Torrance Symphony, the Nevada Opera Theater, and the Marina del Rey Symphony.


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