Los Angeles Philharmonic Stages Special $5 Community Concert

Los Angeles Philharmonic Stages Special $5 Community Concert
The Los Angeles Philharmonic will give a special community performance at Pomona First Baptist Church.
The holiday themed concert includes favorites such as “Fantasia on Greensleeves” by Vaughn Williams and Tchaikovsky's “Nutcracker Suite.”

Celebrate the holiday season with the Los Angeles Philharmonic when it returns to Pomona for a special community performance Thursday, Dec. 18.

General admission tickets for the holiday themed concert are only $5, thanks to the generous sponsorships of local organizations, including Cal Poly Pomona. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m., with doors opening at 7 p.m., at Pomona First Baptist Church at 601 N. Garey Ave. in Pomona.

The Los Angeles Philharmonic will stage an hour of music under the direction of conductor Ryan McAdams. They will be joined by soprano Ji Young Yang.

The evening begins with the heartwarming “Fantasia on Greensleeves” by Vaughn Williams. Yang will join the orchestra to perform Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's religious moto “Exsultate, Jubilate.” The concert closes with Russian composer Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky's “Nutcracker Suite No. 1.”

This is the 10th concert the Los Angeles Philharmonic has performed in Pomona. The event is organized by the Cultural Alliance. Event sponsors include Cal Poly Pomona, City of Pomona, Western University of Health Sciences, Mount San Antonio College, Pomona Unified School District, State Farm Agent John Forbing, Rotary Club of Pomona, Downtown Pomona's Owners Association, Tessier Family, Fairplex and Pomona First Baptist Church. The Cultural Alliance banded together to provide local residents affordable opportunities to enjoy world-class performance arts in the heart of Pomona.

Tickets will be available beginning Tuesday, Nov. 18, at the Pomona City Hall's Community Services Office, 505 S. Garey Ave. For more information, call (909) 620-2321.