|The Los Angeles Philharmonic performs a special regional concert for the Pomona Valley.|
Playing the music of Mexican and Scandinavian composers, the Los Angeles Philharmonic performed a special regional concert for the Pomona Valley on Feb. 26.
This was the seventh consecutive year the Los Angeles Philharmonic performed to a sold-out audience in the First Baptist Church of Pomona. Through the support of local sponsors, including Cal Poly Pomona, tickets for Feel the Music were available at the discount price of $5 each.
Under the direction of assistant conductor Alexander Mickelthwate, this year's performance began with Javier Alvarez's Metro Chabacano, a playful piece for strings about a Mexico City subway station. The Los Angeles Philharmonic followed with Edvard Grieg's Peer Gynt Suite No.1, Op. 46, which included familiar favorites Morning Mood and In the Hall of the Mountain King. The concert closed with Jean Sibelius' Symphony No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 82.
Feel the Music is sponsored by the Cultural Alliance — a group of organizations, including Cal Poly Pomona, that have banded together to provide an affordable opportunity for audiences to enjoy world-class performance arts right in the heart of Pomona.