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SMC Symphony Orchestra Concert Today Features Russian Music

Posted Mar. 23, 2014, 9:21 am

Mitch James / Mirror Contributor

The Santa Monica College Symphony Orchestra, under the sponsorship of the Westside Music Foundation and MTAC Santa Monica Bay, will present a special concert today, March 23, featuring Russian music and – an annual highlight of the SMC Symphony programs – guest performances by outstanding youth soloists from Santa Monica High School and Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences.

The concert will be held at 4 pm in The Broad Stage at the SMC Performing Arts Center (Santa Monica Boulevard at 11th Street, Santa Monica).

Tickets are $10. A modest service charge applies. Advance tickets may be purchased online at or by calling 310.434.3005.

Tickets may also be purchased at the door up to 45 minutes before the concert’s start time. Free parking available on the premises.

Under the baton of James Martin, Director, with Assistant Conductor Fang-Ning Lim, the program includes Anatol Liadow’s “Eight Russian Folksongs” and Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov’s “Caucasian Sketches.”

The featured soloists are:

• Violinist Sebastian Carrasco, performing Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Concerto No. 5 in A Major”;

• Cellist Jeffrey Ho, performing Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s “Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33”;

• Oboist Mollie Bernstein, performing Joseph Haydn’s “Concerto in C Major”; and

• Trumpeter Isaac Horwitz-Hirsch, performing Alexander Goedicke’s “Concert Etude.”

For more information, go to or call 310.434.4323.

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