Free Concert In Culver City On December 9
November 30, 2017
The Westside Youth Orchestra (WYO) is presenting a free concert of great symphonic masterworks at 3:15 p.m., Saturday, December 9 at Park Century School in Culver City.
WYO Music Director and Conductor Lowell Crystal describes the music in the concert as a celebration of life and the holiday season.
The concert opens with Mozart's Symphony No. 31 in D major, K. 297/300a, better known as the Paris Symphony, which Mozart composed in 1778 at the age of 22.
This is followed by Holst's, The Planets, Op. 32 (Mars). The Planets is a seven-movement orchestral suite. The concert will feature the most powerful movement of the suite, Mars.
The score is filled with a highly complex rhythm structure and melodic line that demands great technical skill from all the musicians
Each movement of the suite is named after a planet of the Solar System and its corresponding astrological character as defined by Holst.
Excerpts from Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Ballet begin the second half of the concert.
Camille Saint-saens, Danse Macabre, Op. 40, is a tone poem for orchestra, written in 1874.
The concert concludes with Alan Silvestri's Concert Suite, The Polar Express from the film, The Polar Express, featuring Tom Hanks.
Westside Youth Orchestra is very excited to present this special holiday season concert. All Westside Youth Orchestra concerts are free to the public and have open seating.
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