Japan disaster relief event update / Beethoven 9 for Japan, June 19, 7 pm

Beethoven 9 for Japan posterJune 19 (Sunday) 7 pm

Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Beethoven 9 for Japan

Area musicians will join forces as the L.A. Musicians Symphony and Chorus, under the direction of Guido Lamell, for a special benefit concert at Disney Concert Hall to support disaster relief in Japan.

Featuring Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, the program includes an audience sing-along of its famous Chorale Finale. Also on the program: Samuel Barber’s “Adagio for Strings.”

The ensemble includes members of leading Los Angeles area orchestras and choirs, including the L.A. Philharmonic, the LA Master Chorale, and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, among others.

With the generous cooperation of the Professional Musicians Local 47, AGMA, and the professional freelance community, area artists, directors, and soloists are donating their creative services to form one great combined orchestra and choir that reflects the spirit, generosity and commitment of the greater Los Angeles community.

According to Lamell, “This will be the most ambitious and memorable concert to date supporting Japan disaster relief in Los Angeles. We are pleased and encouraged by the response so far. We will be announcing program and cast additions on a continuing basis until the day of performance.”

“We started with a simple idea: Why not do something special on Father’s Day to support the many families in Japan who need so much help right now? Let’s look beyond our own fathers and families to the larger family that includes all of us. The idea is gathering a great following.” said Arpad Lamell, Executive Producer. .

Tickets are on sale now at Disney Hall or through TicketMaster. General ticket prices range from $30 to $140. A limited number of special reservations will be available at higher donor-pricing levels for selected seating areas.

Ticket purchases are tax deductible in part. Tax-deductible donations and net proceeds from event ticket sales will be applied 100% to Relief and Rebuilding efforts through the US-Japan Council Earthquake Relief Fund. The USJC is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Further information available online:   www.Beethoven9forJapan.org

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Help Iwate Santa Clarita June 18June 18 (Saturday) 7:00 pm

Santa Clarita United Methodist Church, 26640 Bouquet Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91350

Help Iwate, Japan Charity Concert

Musicians from the affected region, Iwate, and Los Angeles performers are uniting to show support, love, and humanity to the people of Japan.

Admission: Donation


Taro Wayama, Guitarist

Robert Elgman, Clarinet

Thomas Foster, Guitarist

Contact: tarowayama@gmail.com