MARINA DEL REY - The concert schedule has been released for this summer concert series at Burton Chace Park in Marina del Rey.The annual series features classical concerts on alternating Thursdays and internationally famed pop and jazz artists every other Saturday. The 2011 schedule includes: July 7: The 75-member Marina del Rey Summer Symphony, conducted by Frank Fetta with finalists from the famed Loren L. Zachary National Vocal Competition, presents "A Night at the Opera" with various arias. July 16: Oleta Adams in her debut performance at Burton Chace Park. July 21: Naoko Takada plays marimba along with the Marina del Rey Summer Symphony with a medley of songs written by composers Gershwin, Hansen, Puts and Grofe. July 30: Tito Puente, Jr., son of the late percussion and Latin jazz royalty Tito Puente, brings his passionate Afro-Cuban rhythms to the stage in a tribute to his father. August 4: Lindsay Deutsch appears as violin soloist with Maestro Fetta and the Orchestra performing Bernstein and Korngold selections. August 18: Maestro Fetta welcomes back Claire Huangci with her stunning renditions of Ravel, Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev favorites. August 18: Singer/songwriter Aimee Mann plays her hit songs on acoustic guitar. August 27: Movie star and legendary recording sensation Frankie Avalon sings his classic hits.
********** Published: May 26, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 6