Young competition winner to perform
BURBANK -- The winner of the young artist competition will perform
at the free first concert of the new season for the Burbank
Philharmonic Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25.
Music Director Steven Kerstein will conduct the orchestra at the
Hall of Liberty in Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills.
Violinist Aroussiak Baltaian is the featured soloist on Sibelius’
Violin Concerto in D Minor, Op. 47. She took top honors at the 2002
Hennings-Fischer/Burbank Philharmonic Orchestra’s Young Artists’
Also on the program are Brahm’s Academic Festival Overture, Op.
80, and Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9 in E Minor (From the New World), Op.
Forest Lawn is at 6300 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles.
Baltaian was born in Bulgaria, and began playing the violin at 5.
She studied violin at the Guilhall School for Music and Drama in
London. In 2003, she received a master’s degree in music from USC.
She has performed as a soloist and recitalist throughout the United
States and Europe.
‘Dear World’ second in Guild’s series
GLENDALE -- Musical Theatre Guild will present “Dear World,” the
second of its Broadway in Concert series, at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3 at The
The lyrics and score are written by Jerry Herman with an original
book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, based on the classic play
“The Madwoman of Chaillot” by Jean Giradoux. It tells the story of a
wise old woman who saves the Earth from greedy oil barons, all the
while sheltering a pair of young lovers.
It is directed by Glenn Casale with John Sawoski directing the
The company presents concert-staged readings of seldom-seen
musicals. Tickets are $35 and can be reserved by calling 243-2539.
The Alex is at 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale.
With permission by Herman, the guild will present the California
premiere of a retooled script by David Thompson that was produced at
the Goodspeed Opera House and Utah’s Sundance Theatre.
Compiled by Joyce Rudolph