May 19, 2024 – Free Concert

The pops are back, embarking on a musical journey through Hollywood

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts
14900 La Mirada Blvd, La Mirada, CA 90638

Pieces of music will include E.T., Empire Strikes Back, Godfather Waltz, The Magnificent SevenSuperman March, West Side Story, and many more.

Concert Begins at 3:00 p.m.
The conductor will discuss the music during the concert. There will be no concert pre-lecture. 

Tickets are not required. All seats are general admission.

If you have any questions, please email the theatre at or call (562) 944-9801.


Alan Mautner, Music Director and Conductor
Alan Medak, Guest Conductor
Sunday, May 19, 2024

Star Spangled Banner

National Anthem

Arr. L. C. Harnsberger (ASCAP)

Superman March from “Superman”

John Williams

Ask Me Why from “The Boy and the Heron” 

The Great Collapse from “The Boy and the Heron”

Joe Hisaishi

 Arr. L. C. Harnsberger (ASCAP)


The Incredibles Suite from “The Incredibles”

Michael Giacchino

Orchestrated by Tim Simonec & Gordon Goodwin

Psycho Prelude from “Psycho”

Bernard Herrmann

Edited by Paul Lavender

Disney Magic  –  Can You Name the Movies?

Arr. Bob Lowden


The Magnificent Seven Theme

Elmer Bernstein

Arr. Roy Phillippe/edited by L.C. Harnsberger (ASCAP)


The Godfather Waltz from “The Godfather”

Nino Rota

Westside Story

 Leonard Bernstein

Arr. Jack Mason

James Salazar, Tenor – Natalie Salins, Soprano 

“Nessun Dorma” from Turandot

 Giacomo Puccini

James Salazar, Tenor

“Ebben? Ne andro’ Lontana” from La Wally

Alfredo Catalani

Natalie Salins, Soprano

Adventures on Earth from “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial”

John Williams

Guest Conductor Alan Medak Will Take Center Stage at May 2024 Pops Concert

At the age of 12, Alan embarked on his conducting journey under the guidance of legendary horn pedagogue William Mercier in Wilmette, IL. Despite his horn-focused studio, his weekly lessons encompassed solfège, theory, chamber music, and conducting. He showcased his burgeoning skills by conducting in various settings, including the senior talent show in high school and Illinois’ District 219 Summer Theater’s production of “Fiddler on the Roof.” Read more

joseph-Natalie-2024Performers Natalie Salins and James Salazar Will Light Up the Stage at May 19 Pops Concert

On May 19, 2024, the stage will come alive with the voices of Natalie Salins and James Salazar at the highly anticipated pops concert. Both artists will be on stage with the symphony in an unforgettable afternoon of some of the best music from cinema, showcasing their unique styles and the chemistry. This concert is a must-see for anyone who appreciates the powerful impact of skilled vocalists sharing their art.

Natalie Salins, a soprano with origins on the New York stage, has captivated audiences with her stellar performances. She has shone in off-Broadway roles such as Antigone in “Antigone,” Hodel in “Fiddler on the Roof,” Mary in “Jesus Christ Superstar,” and in the award-winning “The Beastly Bombing” in Los Angeles. Transitioning to the opera stage, Natalie embraces her passion for opera with favorite roles that highlight her versatile vocal prowess.

Among her cherished opera roles are Gilda in “Rigoletto,” Musetta in “La Boheme,” Micaela in “Carmen,” Violetta in “La Traviata,” Suor Angelica in “Suor Angelica,” Liu in “Turandot,” and Nedda in “Pagliacci.” Each performance showcases Natalie’s ability to delve deep into her characters, bringing a rich emotional depth and technical excellence to the stage, captivating opera enthusiasts and critics alike.

James Nathaniel Salazar, a true lyric tenor, consistently delivers outstanding performances across Los Angeles. He has taken on leading roles with many of LA’s independent opera companies, dazzling audiences as Rodolfo in Puccini’s “La Bohème,” Manrico in Verdi’s “Il Trovatore,” Ferrando and Don Jose in Bizet’s “Carmen,” Mario in Puccini’s “Tosca,” and Roméo in Gounod’s “Roméo et Juliette,” among others. His effortless, soaring high notes have quickly established him as a rising star in the local operatic community.

As he continues to grace the stage, James’s performances not only highlight his exceptional vocal range but also his profound ability to connect with the audience. Each role he embodies showcases his technical skill and emotional depth, propelling him further into the spotlight. His presence on stage is a powerful testament to his dedication and artistry, making him a noteworthy figure in the vibrant landscape of opera.

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The La Mirada Symphony is a California 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization. Your donation today assists us in keeping our concerts free for the residents of Southern California, and it is tax deductible.

Our Federal ID number is #94-3223735. Thank you for supporting the performing arts.



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La Mirada Symphony Pops Concert: ‘Music from the Cinema’ – May 19, 2024
La Mirada Symphony Pops Concert: ‘Music from the Cinema’ – May 19, 2024
La Mirada Symphony Pops Concert: ‘Music from the Cinema’ – May 19, 2024
La Mirada Symphony Pops Concert: ‘Music from the Cinema’ – May 19, 2024


The La Mirada Symphony maintains its policy of offering free quality concerts to the residents of Southern California.

The La Mirada Symphony is a California 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization. Your donation today is tax deductible. Our Federal ID number is #94-3223735. Thank you for supporting the performing arts.

Our Mailing Address

La Mirada Symphony Association
P.O. Box 117
La Mirada, CA 90637-0117