The 10th anniversary season of the Marina del Rey Summer Symphony is back in beautiful Burton Chace Park. The four Thursday evening concerts by the orchestra and conductor Frank Fetta are free and they start at 7 PM. Once again I’ll be the host for the series. Bring a blanket, a warm jacket, the kids and your ears.
Here’s a PDF of the season brochure.
The first program – A Night at the Opera – welcomes back a group of remarkably talented singers from the Loren L. Zachary National Vocal Competition. The program includes everything from Verdi and Puccini to a bit of Wagner’s Ring (for those still in withdrawal).
And here’s a heads up for you: this year program notes will not be available at the venue itself. Instead, you can download the notes. Here they are (as standard Word DOC files):
July 8 – Finalists from Loren L. Zachary National Vocal Competition present a program of opera arias and ensembles with the Marina del Rey Summer Symphony
July 22 – The Marina del Rey Summer Symphony with soloist 19-year-old pianist Claire Huangci
This summer’s Burton Chace series once again also includes four Saturday night pops programs, running July 17 through August 28th –
July 17 – Florence La Rue and The 5th Dimension
July 31 – James Darren and his ensemble
August 14 – Oscar Castro-Neves and his musicians in a program of Bossa Nova
August 28 – Shirley Jones
Looking forward to seeing you in the Marina!
– Rich Capparela