LA MIRADA, Calif. (September 7, 2021) – After over a year and half since the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts went dark, the venue has reopened its doors to the public. With that, the La Mirada Symphony has also began programming and announced it’s upcoming concert dates for the 2021 – 2022 season. The February 20 and May 22 classical concerts will be part of the organization’s homecoming season and are free to the public. Tickets for both free concerts will be available eight weeks before the concert. The organization has also started a unique partnership with the La Mirada Theatre that will include two concerts celebrating the music of Frank Sinatra and John Denver.
February 20, 2022: West Coast Premiere of ‘Our Rights and Nothing Less’ Featuring Maria Newman (free concert)
2020 marked the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment. To honor the historic milestone, the La Mirada Symphony will perform the West Coast premiere of Maria Newman’s “Our Rights, and Nothing Less,” written in honor of Susan B. Anthony’s 200th birthday. The program will feature “Lyric for Strings” by George Walker, who was the first African American to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music.
April 8, 2022: Symphonic Sinatra with Matt Dusk
Take a journey with award-winning, multi-platinum selling crooner Matt Dusk as he whisks you away to Las Vegas in 1966 where he’ll pay homage to his hero Frank Sinatra. With new arrangements by Grammy Award-winning arrangers Pat Williams and Sammy Nestico, Dusk will transport you back in time to one of music’s most elegant eras. A time when “Come Fly With Me,” “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” “Fly Me To The Moon,” and “One For My Baby” dominated the charts.
May 22, 2022: Shostakovich, Bernstein, and Student Soloists (free concert)
Student soloists will dazzle the audience when they perform the first movements of both a Bach Piano Concerto #1 in D Minor, and Grieg Piano Concerto in A Minor. The La Mirada Symphony will fill the venue with the powerful music of Leonard Bernstein and Dmitri Shostakovich.
May 27, 2022: The Symphony Tribute to the Music of John Denver
Jim Curry will perform with the La Mirada Symphony using the original orchestrations written for John Denver by Grammy award-winning composer Lee Holdridge, who will also join us as the guest conductor for this unforgettable concert!
The health and safety of all who enter the theatre is a top priority of the La Mirada Theatre and the Symphony. Information on safety is included on the theatre’s official website.
About The La Mirada Symphony
In 1961, creating a symphony for the community was the dream of Blanche Nissim, a La Mirada resident and concert pianist. She and a determined group of community advocates and local musicians united to make her dream a reality. Also known as “The Jewel of La Mirada,” the La Mirada Symphony provides free classical concerts for residents who appreciate the cultural value of beautiful music in their lives and an opportunity for local musicians to share their talents.
About the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts
The 1,251-seat state-of-the-art performing arts venue is widely known as one of the most enjoyable places to attend live events in the region. In addition to the mainstage McCoy Rigby Entertainment series of award-winning plays and musicals, La Mirada Theatre also produces the critically acclaimed ONSTAGE series, a wide range of concerts and special events, and a children’s series, Programs for Young Audiences. The theatre is also home to Phantom Projects Theatre for Teens and the La Mirada Symphony.
For more information about the La Mirada Symphony, visit www.lamiradasymphony.com. For more information on the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, visit www.lamiradatheatre.com.
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