All concerts are performed without conductor, feature open seating, and a 'pay what you can' model to eliminate the barrier of a set ticket price. We want everyone in Los Angeles to have the opportunity to experience great classical music in person by a professional orchestra, think about what that experience means, and pay what makes them happy. 

Pre-concert talks begin 30 minutes prior to performances and people are encouraged to stay after concerts to enjoy refreshments and to meet musicians. We also perform many additional free performances each season at schools, hospitals, homeless shelters, and other underserved parts of our community. We would love to hear from you if you have any questions or would like to become a volunteer!

2016-2017 SEASON

SERIES 1: SEPTEMBER

Charles Peck – Mosaic (world premiere)
Ludwig van Beethoven – Symphony No. 6, "Pastoral"

Friday, September 16 @ 10:00 pm
Union Station
800 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
***After party goes past midnight with DJ, dancing, and full bar! 

Sunday, September 18 @ 3:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church
1220 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90401

SERIES 2: October

Saad Haddad - Takht (west coast premiere)
Julia Adolphe - Veil of Leaves (west coast premiere)
Jee Seo - 4 Pieces for 2 Violins (world premiere)
Leos Janáček - Mládí 
 
Friday, October 7 @ 8 pm
First Presbyterian Church
1220 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90401
 
Sunday, October 9 @ 2 pm
Rolling Hills United Methodist Church
26438 Crenshaw Blvd., Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274

 

SERIES 3: NOVEMBER

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Samuel Barber - Adagio for Strings
Samuel Barber - Knoxville, Summer of 1915
        Maria Valdes, Soprano
Clint Needham - When We Forget (west coast premiere)
Aaron Copland – Music for the Theater
 
Saturday, November 5, 2016 @ 8 pm
Glendale City Church
610 East California Ave., Glendale, CA 91206
 
Sunday, November 6, 2016 @ 3 pm
First Presbyterian Church
1220 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90401

SERIES 4: JANUARY

Patrick O'Malley - Paths Penumbra (west coast premiere)
Yuan-Chen Li – Wandering Viewpoint  (west coast premiere)
        Michael Kaufman, cello
Oliver Lewin - Dialogues (world premiere)
Felix Mendelssohn - Octet
 
Friday, January 13 @ 10 pm
Los Angeles Theater Center
514 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
***After party goes past midnight with DJ, dancing, and full bar! 
 
Sunday, January 15 @ 3 pm
First Presbyterian Church
1220 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90401


Series 5: February

Maurice Ravel – Pavane for a Dead Princess
Ralph Vaughan Williams – The Lark Ascending
         William Hagen, violin
Scott Ordway - Tonight We Tell the Secrets of the World
(west coast premiere)

Saturday, February 18 @ 8 pm
The Huntington - Rothenberg Hall
1151 Oxford Rd., San Marino, CA 91108
 
Sunday, February 19 @ 6 pm
First Presbyterian Church
1220 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90401

 

SERIES 6: March

Darius Milhaud – La Création du monde
Francis Poulenc – Sextet
Gernot Wolfgang - New England Travelogue (west coast premiere)
Nick Omiccioli – Fuse (west coast premiere)
 
Saturday, March 25 @ 8 pm
Glendale City Church
610 East California Ave., Glendale, CA 91206
 
Sunday, March 26 @ 3 pm
First Presbyterian Church
1220 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90401


SERIES 7: MARS Festival

Jorge Sanchez-Chiong – Salt Water (U.S. premiere)
Alyssa Weinberg – Paralles (west coast premiere)
Katharina Rossenberger – Spuren (U.S. premiere)
Saad Haddad – Takht
Charles Peck – Mosaic
Jorge Sanchez-Chiong – Jupiter Analogs (U.S. premiere) 

Friday, April 14 @ 9 pm
Angel City Brewery: Beer Hall
216 Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

Click HERE for more info about the inaugural M.A.R.S. Festival

 

 

SERIES 8: April

Will Healy – Kolmanskop (west coast premiere)
Steven Stucky – Partita-Pastorale after J.S.B.
Sergei Prokofiev – Symphony No. 5
 
Saturday, April 29 @ 8 pm
Glendale City Church
610 East California Ave., Glendale, CA 91206
 
Sunday, April 30 @ 3 pm
First Presbyterian Church
1220 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90401

 

 

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