Community Youth Orchestra of Southern California Celebrates 25th

The Community Youth Orchestra of Southern California is managed by alumna Chika Emori Wie (BM performance 2009). Over 140 students and teachers are include in the program including several of our students and alumni: Minna Im, cello; Melisandra Teteris, French Horn; Adrian Dunker, French Horn; Gabrielle Cross, French Horn; John Cross, Trumpet; and Andrew Rodman, Trumpet. They recently performed their 25th anniversary concert at the Irvine Barclay Theatre.

CYOSC Celebrates 25th Anniversary

The Community Youth Orchestra of Southern California is managed by alumna Chika Emori Wie (BM performance 2009). Over 140 students and teachers are include in the program including several of our students and alumni: Minna Im, cello; Melisandra Teteris, French Horn; Adrian Dunker, French Horn; Gabrielle Cross, French Horn; John Cross, Trumpet; and Andrew Rodman, Trumpet. They recently performed their 25th anniversary concert at the Irvine Barclay Theatre.

David Garrett in Concert

David Garrett performed the Brahms Trio, Op. 114 and the Smetana String Quartet No. 1 on the Philharmonic’s recent chamber music program.

Garrett also performed at the Laszlo Varga memorial service at San Francisco State University. Varga, Principal Cellist of the NY Philharmonic under Mitropolous and Bernstein and long-time professor at SFSU, was Garrett’s teacher.

Holly Bishop Funds Afghan Orphanage Sponsorship

Holly Bishop established a Afghan Child Education and Care Organization (AFCECO) orphanage sponsorship for three young Afghan musicians: violinist Sunbol (basic needs), cellist Nazira (housing), and oboist Madina (healthcare). She and her husband raised the fund through their ensemble, Cuatro Puntos, a group of chamber musicians dedicated to global cooperation and peace through the writing and performance of new music worldwide. They are also sponsoring a violin program in Kabul.

Benton-Thomas Preciado at United Negro College Masked Ball

Benton-Thomas Preciado performed at the United Negro College Fund Mayor’s Masked Ball hosted by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel.

The Ball is one of the Los Angeles’ signature fundraising gala and premier social events of the year. UNCF recognizes the extraordinary work of corporations and individual who have made significant contributions to UNCF’s work to improve the educational outcomes of African American and other minority students who deserve a quality, affordable college education.

David Garrett at Green Umbrella

David Garrett performed in the L. A. Philharmonic’s Green Umbrella concert featuring the West Coast premier of Mathias Pintscher’s “Songs from Solomon’s Garden.” Garrett also played a recital of works by Schumann, Mendelssohn, and Klengel for Emeritus College in Santa Monica.