LA MIRADA -- The La Mirada Symphony will present the first annual Golden Clef Awards Gala Saturday, August 20, at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts.
The event honors individuals and organizations that have made a significant contribution to the musical arts. This year’s recipients are actress Shirley Jones, composer Paul Williams, Roy Disney, and Supervisor Don Knabe.
Shirley Jones starred in the classic screen musicals “Oklahoma,” “Carousel,” and “The Music Man.” She won an Academy Award for “Elmer Gantry” and went on to become a favorite television mom in “The Patridge Family.”
Singer, actor, and songwriter Paul Williams has received an Oscar, three Grammys, two Golden Globes and was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Popular songs include “We’ve Only Just Begun,” “Rainy Days and Mondays,” “The Rainbow Connection” and “Evergreen.” He is currently the President of ASCAP.
Both Ms. Jones and Mr. Williams will be interviewed onstage by host Morgan Brittany and discuss the highlights of their careers.
Roy Disney will be remembered for his contributions to preserving the Walt Disney legacy. Disney creative director, David Bossert, will make a special presentation of the “lost” segment from Fantasia. Supervisor Don Knabe will also be honored for his lifetime support of the arts over the course of his public service career.
Broadway performers Rex Smith, Paul Boland, Carly Bracco, and James Mulligan will provide musical entertainment. An after-show reception will be held for patrons to meet the honorees.
All proceeds support the admission-free concerts during the La Mirada Symphony season. Since 1963 the La Mirada Symphony has been providing classical music and arts education to the Southern California community.
For tickets visit the La Mirada Theatre website at lamiradatheatre.com. Regular tickets are $60 or $100 for VIP.