September 30, 2022 Breaking News, Latest News, and Videos

Save The Date: Santa Monica Symphony To Perform Dec. 7:

Mark your calendars now for the Santa Monica Symphony’s Dec. 7 concert at Barnum Hall on the campus of Santa Monica High School as the Symphony continues to celebrate its 70th anniversary season in the grandest possible style.

Beethoven’s “Ninth Symphony” is generally considered to be the greatest work in the entire classical repertoire and is usually selected as the pivotal selection for a major event.

It was performed at the opening concerts of Walt Disney Concert Hall, at the Brandenburg Gate to celebrate the fall of the Berlin Wall, and is traditionally performed throughout Japan during its New Year celebrations.

The fourth movement is the famous choral movement based on the ubiquitous “Ode to Joy” that can be sung by almost everyone on the planet.

For this concert, Music Director Guido Lamell has invited four great vocal soloists to perform: Soprano Elissa Johnston, Mezzo soprano Tracy Van Fleet, Tenor Ashley Faatoalia, and Baritone Cedric Berry. Also assembled is a large and strong group of instrumentalists and choristers.

“I would love to invite even more musicians if I only had the room for them” said Lamell. “I get calls and emails every day from players who wish they could be part of this exciting opportunity.”

In fact, there is still space for a few men’s voices so if you’re reading this and have sung the “Ninth Symphony” before and can pronounce the difficult German text (whew!), contact the Santa Monica Symphony at outreach@smsymphony.org.

All others are invited to attend the concert and enjoy one of the great works of man. Come early as this 7 pm concert will probably be a sell-out with standing room only. Sell-out is, of course, a misnomer since all Santa Monica Symphony concerts are free and always have been.

Parking for Barnum Hall is available at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium lot or in the colorful Civic Center Parking Structure at 4th St. and Olympic Blvd.

For more information, visit the Symphony website at www.smsymphony.org.

Santa Monica High School is located at 601 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica.

in News
Related Posts

Fresh Corn Grill Closes Santa Monica Location

September 29, 2022

September 29, 2022

Restaurant ceases operations September 23 By Dolores Quintana Fresh Corn Grill, a small chain based in Westwood that serves “a...

Santa Monica’s Love Coffee Bar Expanding to Mar Vista

September 29, 2022

September 29, 2022

3519 S Centinela Avenue location coming for popular Santa Monica coffee shop  By Dolores Quintana Love Coffee Bar, a Santa...

Dr. Jane Goodall Speaking at Youth Event Wednesday at Temescal Park

September 27, 2022

September 27, 2022

Seven Arrows Elementary hosting event Wednesday for students from around region Seven Arrows Elementary, an independent kindergarten through 6th grade...

Five Santa Monica Artists Awarded City Artist Fellowships

September 27, 2022

September 27, 2022

The $16,000 Artist Fellowship will be presented to painter and sculptor Meg Cranston The City of Santa Monica awarded five...

Santa Monica High School Orchestra Program Presents Disney in Concert Around the World

September 27, 2022

September 27, 2022

Submitted by the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District For the first time since the fall of 2019, the Santa Monica...

Trailhead Improvement Project Begins at Cheeseboro Canyon

September 27, 2022

September 27, 2022

Access to trails will continue, but use of temporary parking lot required The National Park Service is revitalizing the trailhead...

Santa Monica Man Killed by San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Deputies After Hitting a Deputy With Car and Attempting to Attack Him With a Knife

September 27, 2022

September 27, 2022

Marlon Bonds shot by San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Deputies Saturday night in Rancho Cucamonga  By Sam Catanzaro A Santa Monica...

Man Arrested for Santa Monica College Sexual Assaults

September 27, 2022

September 27, 2022

Christopher Noah Griddine II being held on $1 million bond By Sam Catanzaro A 27-year-old man has been arrested for...

SMa.r.t. Column: SMCLC Rejects Gelson’s Project

September 26, 2022

September 26, 2022

This week our SMa.r.t. column is guest written by the Santa Monica Coalition for a Livable City (SMCLC). They are...

Framing Nearly Complete on Lincoln Blvd 47 Unit Mixed Use Building: Santa Monica Real Estate Report – September 26th, 2022

September 26, 2022

September 26, 2022

Property, Developments, and Listings on the Westside.* Framing Nearly Complete on Lincoln Blvd 47 Unit Mixed Use Building* City of...

Renderings Released for Santa Monica Library-Adjacent Affordable Housing

September 23, 2022

September 23, 2022

38 units planned to at 1333 7th Street By Dolores Quintana The Foundation For Affordable Housing has proposed a new...

Kim Kardashian Buys Cindy Crawford’s Former Malibu Estate for $70 Million

September 23, 2022

September 23, 2022

Sale priciest residential transfer in Malibu of 2022 and is also the year’s fourth-priciest sale in the state By Dolores...

Santa Monica Mayor and City Council Call for an End to Needle Exchange Program at Reed Park

September 23, 2022

September 23, 2022

By Dolores Quintana Santa Monica Mayor Sue Himmelrich has formally requested that Los Angeles County end the Harm Reduction Syringe...

City of Malibu Continues Opposition to County Action to Move Juvenile Prisoners to Santa Monica Mountains Near Malibu

September 23, 2022

September 23, 2022

By Matt Myerhoff, Media Information Officer for the City of Malibu   The City of Malibu continued its strong opposition to...

Student Hospitalized Following Fight Near Santa Monica High School

September 22, 2022

September 22, 2022

Olympic High School student taken, discharged from hospital following Monday fight in alley behind Samohi By Sam Catanzaro A student...