Wednesday, December 14, 2016

The Los Angeles Philharmonic, led by Dudamel Fellow Kahchun Wong, presents a free neighborhood concert at the Wilshire United Methodist Church, 4350 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90005, on Friday, December 16, at 7:30pm.

Wong will conduct the orchestra in a program featuring Prokofiev's Classical Symphony and Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings.  

An innovative and passionate force both on and off the conductor's podium, Singaporean-born conductor Kahchun Wong is one of Asia's most dynamic young conductors. In May 2016, he was awarded 1st Prize at the 5th Gustav Mahler Conducting Competition, making a strong impression with his natural musical instinct and maturity for both canonic and modern repertoire. Engagements for 2016/2017 include the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra, China Philharmonic Orchestra, Croatian National Theatre Ivan Zajc, Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Singapore Chinese Orchestra, Singapore Lyric Opera, St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra at the Musical Olympus Festival, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra.

The Los Angeles Philharmonic's Neighborhood Concerts in the community include free orchestra, chamber music and jazz concerts in churches, community centers and other local venues around Southern California. The Los Angeles Philharmonic has been presenting free Neighborhood Concerts for over 20 years, as part of the organization's dedication to making music accessible to the widest possible audience. 

Admission is free, and no tickets are required. More information may be obtained by calling the church at 818.845.4048.

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