Cal State L.A. Music Department Presents the Los Angeles Symphonic Camerata
What & Who: The Music Department at California State University, Los Angeles will present the Los Angeles Symphonic Camerata featuring conductor David Buck and Cal State L.A. freshman Shelly Ren, violinist. The program will consist of Fantasy on a Theme of Thomas Tallis by Vaughan-Williams, Stravinsky's Firebird Suite, Conus' Violin Concerto-Shelly Ren, soloist, and Respighi's Pines of Rome.
When: Saturday, January 29, 2000, 3 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Where: Cal State L.A. Luckman Theatre. The University is located at the Eastern Avenue exit, San Bernardino (I-10) Freeway, at the interchange of 10 and 710 Freeways. Parking is available in the North Parking Structure II for $.50 per hour.
Camerata: The Los Angeles Symphonic Camerata, an organization of young, professional musicians, was established in 1997 through the cooperative efforts of the International Institute of Music Los Angeles and the Cal State L.A. School of Arts and Letters. A professional ensemble in residence at Cal State L.A., makes its performance home in the state-of-the-art Luckman Theatre. The Camerata provides a variety of experiences that enhance the prospects of its instrumentalists competing successfully for positions in major symphonic ensembles. Members of the Camerata have taken positions with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the New York Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the American Symphony Orchestra, and other notable ensembles.
Conductor: Altadena resident David Buck serves as music director and conductor of the L.A. Symphonic Camerata. He is a professor of music at Cal State L.A. Buck completed his Bachelor of Music degree in violin performance at the University of the Pacific in 1966, and obtained his M.M. and D.M.A. degrees at the University of Washington, where his principal mentors were Stanley Chapply in conducting and Emanuel Zetlin in violin. Recently, Buck spent several months in Germany studying with Daniel Barenboim, music director of the Chicago Symphony, in the Berlin State Opera, and as the guest of Wolfgang Wagner at the Bayreuth Festival.
More: These concerts are sponsored by the Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Commission. The grant helps to bring 800 senior high school students from successful school music programs to the Cal State L.A. campus for the performances.
Info: General admission: $15; students/Seniors: $5. For information, call the Cal State L.A. Music Department at (323) 343-4060. For tickets, call the Luckman Box Office at (323) 343-6600.