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LA Children's Chorus Young Men's Ensemble

LA Children’s Chorus Young Men’s Ensemble

The Los Angeles Children’s Chorus (LACC) begins the New Year with a bang when its Young Men’s Ensemble (YME), conducted by Dr. Steven Kronauer, is featured in a joint performance with the acclaimed Harvard Glee Club, America’s oldest collegiate choir, under the director of Andrew Clark, at Altadena Community Church on Friday, January 17, 2014, 8 pm. The choirs perform individually and jointly.

The Harvard Glee Club, widely considered to be the top collegiate men’s choir in America, has twice performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, appeared at the Vatican under the baton of alumnus Leonard Bernstein, and has sung with the New York Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony and the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, among other ensembles. In addition to Bernstein, the Harvard Glee Club, founded in 1858, counts many prominent Americans among the ranks of its alumni, including composers Virgil Thomson, Irving Fine, John Harbison and Elliott Carter – a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner. Non-musical alumni include Theodore Roosevelt; Franklin Roosevelt; and former Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun.

LACC’s Young Men’s Ensemble, one of only a few in the country to serve young male vocalists with changing voices, is designed for boys who wish to pursue singing and the choral arts throughout middle and high school. It offers quality vocal and choral training along with essential tools needed to bridge the gap between treble and young men’s choral singing. Established in 2009, YME features a specially tailored musicianship course and individualized vocal coaching sessions that adhere to LACC’s exceptionally high standards and rigor. Among numerous highlights, YME has toured to Germany, Austria and Italy and performed with the esteemed University of Michigan Men’s Glee Club.

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The Greenwich Village Orchestra’s annual Family Concert on January 13 is truly fun for the whole family—kids are invited to get up and march and even conduct the orchestra! Afterward, they can try out instruments at at the “Instrument Petting Zoo.” The best part: Kids get in FREE!

WHO: The Greenwich Village Orchestra, founded by local musicians in 1986, has captivated audiences and critics alike with world-class soloists and emotionally charged concerts for 26 years.

WHAT: Kid-friendly concert featuring lively music, including excerpts from Rossini’s “William Tell Overture” and Bizet’s “Carmen Suite.” The theme is “MUSIC CAN . . .” What can music do? It can do so much! It can make us want to dance, sing, march in a parade or conduct an orchestra. It can make us feel excited or quiet—and can even make people howl at the moon.

WHERE: NEW LOCATION! Old Stuyvesant Campus, 345 E. 15th St (between 1st and 2nd Avenues), Manhattan

WHEN: Sunday, January 13 at 3pm

TICKETS: Kids get in FREE. Suggested donation of $15 for adults. Tickets may be purchased online at or at the door on the day of the concert.

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Long before hip-hop and line dancing became popular crazes, Baroque court dances were all the rage, and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) along with members of the acclaimed American Contemporary Ballet brings to life this fascinating 18th-century art form at the second of the Orchestra’s popular Family Concerts, “Fool for Dance,” on April Fool’s Day, Sunday, April 1, 2012, 2 pm. LACO musicians, led by guest conductor Lucinda Carver, who is also a prominent pianist and harpsichordist, present selections from Ravel’s delightful Le tombeau de Couperin and Respighi’s evocative Gli uccelli (The Birds), both of which, though written in 1919 and 1927 respectively, took their cues from Baroque court dances. Carver has enjoyed a long and fruitful relationship with LACO over the years having previously led concerts on the Orchestra’s Family Concerts and Baroque Conversations series.

LACO Family Concerts, recommended for ages 5 to 105, are designed for children with little or no previous musical experience and include a performance prefaced by creative activities to amuse, enrich and engage them. Beginning at 1 pm, these include crafts with California Science Center, physics-related activities offered by Kidspace Children’s Museum as well as an “Instrument Petting Zoo,” where youngsters handle and play brass, woodwind and string instruments with the assistance of students from the Pasadena Conservatory of Music.

The final LACO Family Concert this season takes place on Sunday, May 6 (“Mozart & Me”).

Tickets are priced at $12 and $20 and may be purchased online at or by calling LACO at 213 622 7001. Tickets to individual concerts will also be available at the venue box office on the day of the concert, if tickets remain. Discounted tickets are available by phone for groups of 12 or more. Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra

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Holiday Pops Garden State Philharmonic
Holiday POPS Spectacular

Sunday, December 18, 2011, 3:00 pm
Historic Strand Theater
Lakewood, New Jersey

Enter the spirit of the holidays with the Garden State Philharmonic, under the direction of Maestro Anthony LaGruth, featuring the vocal talents of Tenor Christopher Macchio.

Holiday classics, old & new, performed in true POPS style, promise to make the Yuletide merry for the entire family. An event NOT to be missed!

Call 732.255.0460 for tickets!

Mass transit to Lakewood is available, please visit for more information. Bus service from New York Port Authority: 137 or 139. From Newark: Bus 67.

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