The Pasadena Community Orchestra (PCO) invites you to its free summer Concert in the Park to be held on June 13th at 6:30 p.m. at the Sierra Madre Memorial Park.
You may bring along a picnic, blankets or low-back chairs, and settle down to listen to enjoyable, light classical music with your family and friends. Your kids can get up and get the wiggles out whenever they need to, and as in previous years, the orchestra will play a “children’s march,” welcoming every child in the audience to join the impromptu parade. Your group will get a casual introduction to classical music in a relaxed, family welcoming environment, plus a chance to talk to the musicians afterwards. There will also be a raffle that will give you an opportunity to win prizes, including a chance to conduct the orchestra! (do you have this on your bucket list?)
Bethany Pfleuger will lead the accomplished amateur musicians in a program of light classics, film scores, and Americana. The program will include music from Superman by John Williams, the (loud) part of the William Tell Overture, and a medley of beloved American folk songs. American composers John Philip Sousa, Leroy Anderson and Scott Joplin will be represented.
The Sierra Madre Memorial Park is located at 222 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., one block east of Baldwin Ave. Street parking and admission will be free, thanks to the support of various groups in the City of Pasadena, the Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts, and the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.
For 32 years, PCO has offered fine classical music to the community free of charge (donations are welcome). For further information, you can contact PCO at 626.445.6708 or visit http://www.pcomusic.org and its Facebook social page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pasadena-Community-Orchestra/125809577468516.