L.A. Philharmonic Comes to Pomona


L.A. Philharmonic Comes to Pomona
Mezzo-soprano Cynthia Jansen sang selections from Carmen with The Los Angeles Philharmonic during last year's performance at the First Baptist Church of Pomona.

Yasuo Shinozaki served as conductor at last year's performance by The Los Angeles Philharmonic.

The Los Angeles Philharmonic will take an excursion from its regular performance site at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion to play for the fourth consecutive year in the First Baptist Church of Pomona on Friday, Feb. 7, at 8 p.m. Thanks to local sponsors, tickets will be available at the special discount price of $5 each.

Under the direction of conductor Yasuo Shinozaki, this year?s performance will include Peter Tchaikovsky?s Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture and Modest Mussorgsky?s Pictures at an Exhibition, which was orchestrated by Maurice Ravel. Shinozaki is a fast-rising artist who is currently assistant conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

This unique community event receives primary support from Cal Poly Pomona, the city of Pomona, Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona Unified School District, Mount San Antonio College, First Baptist Church of Pomona, Bank of America, Foothill Transit and Los Angeles Philharmonic. These and other organizations have banded together to provide an affordable opportunity for new audiences to enjoy world-class performance arts right in the heart of Pomona.

The First Baptist Church of Pomona is located at 601 N. Garey Ave. in Pomona.

Tickets will be on sale beginning Jan. 21 in the city?s Community Services Department in City Hall, 505 S. Garey Ave. The first week of sales, through Jan. 24, are exclusively for Pomona residents and businesses, who must bring proof of residency. For more information, call Pomona?s Community Services Department at (909) 620-2321.