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Glendale Philharmonic Holiday Concert & Birthday Party

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Glendale Philharmonic Association & Positive Motions Foundation Present THE FIFTH ANNIVERSARY SEASON OF THE GLENDALE PHILHARMONIC ORCHETRA & POSITIVE MOTIONS CONCERT SERIES RUSLAN BIRYUKOV, Orchestra & Series Founder, Artistic Director & Producer FRANK FETTA, Conductor & Music Director MIKAEL AVETISYAN, Founding Artistic Director & Principal Conductor The Inaugural Concert of the Glendale Philharmonic Orchestra’s Fifth Anniversary Season will be held at First Baptist Church of Glendale, 209 North Louise Street (at Wilson Avenue), Glendale, CA 91206 on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. The concert will be led by Maestro Frank Fetta, the orchestra’s Conductor and Music Director, and feature Cello Soloist Ruslan Biryukov. Rich Chapparela, On-Air Talent for KUSC 91.5 FM will serve as Master of Ceremonies. The program for the January 10th concert will include Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s (1756-1791) Symphony No. 1 in E-flat Major; Joseph Haydn’s (1732-1809) Concerto for Cello & Orchestra No. 1 in C; Aaron Copland’s (1900-1990) Appalachian Spring; Arthur Honneger’s (1926-1955) Pastorale d’été, H. 31 (Summer Pastoral) and Scott Joplin’s (1868-1917) ever popular, The Entertainer. To learn more about Ruslan Biryukov please visit www.celloart.com or www.glendalephilarmonic.com. Maestro Frank Fetta currently serves as Conductor and Music Director of the Glendale Philharmonic Orchestra. He has been the Conductor and Artistic Advisor of the Redlands Bowl Summer Music Festival since 1985. He is also the Music Director/Conductor for the Culver City Symphony and the Torrance Symphony. In addition, he holds the same position with the Marina Del Rey Summer Symphony, which is sponsored by the County of Los Angeles and Supervisor Don Knabe, County of Los Angeles, Fourth District. Fetta is also the Principal Conductor of the Nevada Opera Theatre. In June of last year, Fetta conducted the Culver City Symphony in the world premiere of Sinfonia Concertante by Damian Montano, featuring the Calico Winds. Last summer, he conducted another world premiere, Pacific West, by Sir John Dankworth, when Sir John and Dame Cleo Lane appeared with Fetta’s Marina Del Rey Summer Symphony. Maestro Fetta also continues in his position as the conductor for the prestigious Zachary Foundation International Vocal Competition. As a conductor, Fetta has collaborated with the Riverside Symphony, the Los Angeles Opera, Sinfonia Mexicana, Inland Dance Theatre; Fresno Ballet, Symphony and Opera; the Pasadena Symphony, the Honolulu Symphony, Opera A la Carte, the Toledo Opera, and the San Diego Symphony. Among the fine artists he has conducted are Julian Lloyd Webber, Judy Collins, Louis Lebherz, Suzanna Guzman, Eugene Fodor, Leila Josefowicz, Diane Schuur, Daniel Rodriguez, Lorna Luft, Vicki Carr, and Eduardo Villa. Growing up in New Jersey, Fetta’s early passion for music led him to the piano and organ. He still coaches, accompanies, and guides the careers of vocalists and instrumentalists, and serves as organist at Corpus Christi Church in Pacific Palisades. Recently he has happily achieved the new title of “grandpa.” Maestro Fetta lives in Los Angeles with his artist/inventor wife, Susan. Their son, Raphael, is an actor living in New York City. Maestro Frank Fetta was appointed Artistic Director of Glendale Philharmonic Orchestra for 2014/2015 Season. Rich Capparela will serve as Master of Ceremonies for the Glendale Philharmonic Orchestra’s January 10, 2015 concert. In 1972 an employment counselor asked Rich Capparela, “If you could be anything in the world, what would you be?” Without hesitation he replied, “A classical music radio announcer!” Today Capparela is one of the best-known classical music radio personalities in the United States. He currently hosts weekday afternoons (4-7 pm) and Sunday afternoons (1-4 pm) at KUSC-FM in Los Angeles. His recording company, Cardiff Studios, produces commercials and programming for U.S. arts or...