FLASH MOB! Los Angeles Organ Company is bringing organ music to Union Station (Los Angeles) on Saturday, March 18th at Noon!
On Saturday, March 18th at Noon, Los Angeles Organ Company is bringing organ music to Union Station (Los Angeles) with a Noontime organ recital in honor of Johann Sebastian Bach's 332nd birthday.
This year, our featured artists are Ethan Haman, Jaebon Hwang, and Tom Mueller!
Union Station is located at 800 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
This is part of the annual Bach in the Subways event. Here is more information:
OFFICIAL MEDIA ALERT:
LET’S PARTY LIKE IT’S 1685! – BACH IN THE SUBWAYS L.A.
Union Station Will Come Alive on 3/18
with an All-day Marathon of J.S. Bach including an Organ Recital at Noon
A Bach Birthday Celebration to Connect and Uplift!
10-hr Bach Marathon at L.A.’s Union Station; Additional Pop-up Concerts
Los Angeles - Bach in the Subways L.A. returns to celebrate the 332nd birthday of Johann Sebastian Bach with free pop-up performances of the German composer’s repertoire March 18-19 in L.A., Glendale, Claremont and Universal City. Part of the global Bach in the Subways 2017, the weekend will include the annual 10-HR Bach Marathon at Union Station on Saturday, March 18, 9am-7pm with violin solos from renowned violinist,
Phillip Levy, and kicking off with the “Coffee Cantata” with complimentary coffee from Starbucks.
This year’s 10-HR Bach Marathon will be expansive, with big sights and sounds, for an experience of Bach on a large auditory and visual scale. The LOS ANGELES ORGAN COMPANY is back for its Noontime Organ Concert in the historic Ticket Hall. Also planned for the birthday festivities will be the 60-person ARIA KOREAN CHOIR, and the 35-piece LOS ANGELES RECORDER ORCHESTRA performing arrangements for recorders of various sizes and tones. Returning for another year is the tour de force sound of conductor-less orchestra KALEIDOSCOPE, along with crowd-favorite NOIR SAXOPHONE QUARTET performing selections from the Goldberg Variations.
The highly acclaimed violinist PHILLIP LEVY, who has performed worldwide, will join as a featured soloist in Bach's A minor Violin Concerto, the Fifth Brandenburg Concerto, and Erbarme dich” from the St. Matthew Passion in the Marathon’s Finale. Mr Levy is a former member and soloist with London's Academy of St Martin in the Fields and English Chamber Orchestras and a professor of violin and chamber music at Stanford University. He currently leads the Capitol Ensemble, artists in residence for LACMA's Sundays Live performances broadcast on KUSC.
Find the full 10-HR Bach Marathon Schedule here: http://bit.ly/2kze05J. Follow Bach in the Subways on Facebook (BachintheSubwaysLA) and Twitter (@BitSLosAngeles) to learn of new performances as they “pop up.”
Founded by New York cellist Dale Henderson, the Bach in the Subways phenomenon has grown exponentially in the last seven years with performances now in over 150 cities and 40 countries. Bach in the Subways is an all-volunteer effort put on by its participants for the love of sharing Bach’s music.
A map of locations and full descriptions of all performances scheduled for March 18-19 for Bach in the Subways 2017 can be found at www.bachinthesubways.org/losangeles.
In the picturesque oceanside town of Morro Bay, just northwest of San Luis Obispo, St. Peter's By-the-Sea Episcopal Church invited the community to a dedication concert of their Allen Organ, which was installed in August of 2015. The Allen Chapel™ Series instrument is 2-manuals and 33-stops and is a good fit for the small sanctuary. The room features hard floors and nice acoustics, which was especially apparent when the congregation joined for a couple hymns during the dedication.
The featured artist for the dedication was Phil Smith, who in addition to being Dean of the Los Angeles AGO Chapter, is the Conservator of the Organ for Walt Disney Concert Hall. His varied program consisted of Bach, Vierne, Widor, and more.
We congratulate St. Peter's By-the-Sea on their new Allen Organ and wish them many years of great music to come.