Local symphony in concert tomorrow

DOWNEY - The Los Angeles County High School of the Arts Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Alan Mautner, will present their annual May Concert at the Downey Theatre tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. General admission tickets are $15.In addition to Carnival Overture by Dvorak, the orchestra will perform the Lincoln Portrait by Copland and the Enigma Variations by Edward Elgar. They will also host Michael Acosta, concertmaster, performing the first movement of the Conus Violin Concerto. Mautner, who grew up in Downey and graduated from Warren High School, where he was a 3-year member of the Warren Band, has been conductor of the LACHSA Symphony Orchestra and String Chamber Music for the past 17 years. He is principal cellist of the La Mirada Symphony, the Valley Cultural Chamber Orchestra, and also regularly performs with the Mozart Classical Symphony, as well as being director of the Wildwood Summer Institute Senior High Orchestra. He teaches Ensembles and Strings Classes at Cal Poly Pomona, and Conducting and Theory at Cal State Los Angeles. He also teaches cello privately and performs in many ensemble groups, including the trio, Vio-Phonic, founded and lead by Harry Scorzo, also of Downey.

********** Published: May 1, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 2