GLENDALE—The Glendale Symphony Orchestra will kickoff the 2010-2011 season with a fundraising event on Saturday, September 11 from 4 to 7 p.m., the to honor world-renowned conductor/ composer Maestro Loris Tjeknavorian, is one of the most highly regarded conductors and composers in the world today and will be joining the Glendale Symphony as a guest conductor for a concert later this fall.
The Maestro has conducted many of the world’s finest orchestras including the London Symphony, the Vienna Philharmonic, and the American Symphony Orchestra (New York) to name a few. For eleven years, he was the music director of the Armenian Philharmonic and brought that orchestra to international prominence.
This spectacular event featuring music by Bach, Mozart and Tjeknavorian is being hosted by Lexus of Glendale at 1221 S. Brand Blvd., Glendale. The showroom will be transformed into an intimate concert hall with champagne, wine and a sumptuous catered cocktail reception.
The Glendale Symphony Orchestra will be gifting a CD of the Maestro’s music to all who attend. Following the concert the guest of honor, Maestro Tjeknavorian will be greeting patrons and signing CDs. Purchase tickets by calling (818) 500-8720 or online at www.glendalesymphony.org
The Glendale Symphony is additionally proud to announce the appointment of Maestro Jeffrey Bernstein as its full time associate conductor. Maestro Bernstein, who is also the full time artistic director of the Pasadena Master Chorale, will be conducting the Glendale Symphony chamber ensemble for the September 11th grand event.
Continuing its commitment to youth music programs, the Glendale Symphony Orchestra has invited members of the Glendale High School Advanced Music Program to perform throughout the cocktail reception period.
Glenn Treibitz, President of the Glendale Symphony Orchestra Association, and of Hollywood Piano Company said, “We are planning a full season of events and concerts for 2010/2011 and we’re very excited about the Lexus event and our first concert featuring Maestro Tjeknavorian in mid fall.
About the Glendale Symphony Orchestra
Since 1924, the Emmy Award winning Glendale Symphony Orchestra has enhanced the quality of life for literally hundreds of thousands of residents in the greater Glendale area as well as all of Southern California and beyond. Over the years the orchestra has gained international recognition for quality even being asked to play for The Three Tenors during some of their US performances. Since its very first concert, the symphony, which ranks as one of the oldest and most prestigious operating symphonic ensembles in the United States has been truly fortunate with the generous support of its audience, community leaders and the general public of music lovers. With a visionary commitment to building a new orchestral repertoire for tomorrow, the Glendale Symphony is continuing its 2010-2011 season with outstanding concert performances, live outreach performances and education for young and disadvantaged youth, including some free events to bring live music to even more people.