October was a Big Month for the La Mirada Symphony. The Golden Island Gala on the 13th was a fun and successful event. Over 80 people walked up the stairs at the Dale Tiffany Showroom and entered a tropical paradise. Okay, that’s a vast exaggeration, but the tropical theme, great food, Polynesian dancers and auctions made for a terrific evening. We raised about $4,000. A big thank you to all the supporters who made it possible!
The Celebration of Nature Concerts began on Oct. 23 when approximately 1,500 fifth graders were bused from the Norwalk-LaMirada schools to hear their first notes of classical music. High school sophomore Emily Wang gave a masterful presentation of a difficult piece by Mendelsohn. The students listened quietly and applauded enthusiastically.
The October 27th evening concert was a grand success with over 900 people in attendance. Dr. Frelly and the symphony musicians made the music come alive. Audience members especially enjoyed knowing the background of each selection. Concert mistress, Regan Lambert, did an excellent job of creating a braying donkey with her violin for the opening of “On the Trail” from the Grand Canyon Suite. The big brass finish to “The Pines of Rome” ended the evening on a triumphant note.
The concert was dedicated to from the out-going Association President, Pat Ruiz (pictured here with new President, Dana Taylor), who was honored at during intermission with a plaque and flowers. Pat said a few gracious words and was warmly greeted by patrons at the after-concert reception.
**Coming NOVEMBER 19–Symphony Appreciation Day at Dale Tiffany Outlet 14765 Firestone Blvd, La Mirada, CA 90638.
Shop anytime between 12pm-9pm and receive a 25% discount on all the beautiful merchandise. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the La Mirada Symphony. Just in time for Christmas!