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Young competition winner to perform BURBANK --...

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

Alex Theatre.

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

live orchestra.

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