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THANKSGIVING COMMUNITY CONCERT

Jr. Philharmonic OrchestraThe Beverly Hills Unified School District and the Jr. Philharmonic Orchestra present a Thanksgiving Concert for the community at the K.L. Peters Auditorium, Beverly Hills High School (241 S. Moreno Drive, BH 90212) on Wednesday, November 24 at 7:30 pm. Conductor Gary S. Greene, a long-time Beverly Hills resident, will take the audience on a musical journey from Mozart to Star Wars featuring traditional classics, Broadway and Pops. The repertoire includes Mozart’s G Minor Symphony, melodies from Puccini operas, Beethoven’s Egmont Overture, Highlights from The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, Fiddler on the Roof, Star Wars and more! Special guest is actress June Lockhart.

For FREE tickets, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to the JPO, Box B4, 157 So. Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036 and state the number of tickets that you wConductor Gary S. Greene, Actress June Lockhart, BH Mayor Jimmy Delshadill use. Or send an email to Tickets@JrPhil.org.

The Jr. Philharmonic is one of the oldest and most prestigious young people’s symphony orchestras with its rehearsal home at Horace Mann School. Founded on January 22, 1937 by its late conductor, Dr. Ernst Katz, the Jr. Phil’s motto is “Give Youth A Chance To Be Heard.†Conductor Greene is Katz’s nephew and is continuing his uncle’s legacy. The Jr. Phil is a young people’s symphony with alumni from seven decades.

The Jr. Philharmonic performed its first concerts in Beverly Hills during the 1940s and 50s at Pickfair, home of legendary motion picture star Mary Pickford. Years later, the orchestra inaugurated the Beverly Hills Live series with one of many concerts at Greystone Mansion. It performed the first coFounder-Conductor Dr. Ernst Katz who died last yearncert at the Beverly Hills Civic Center. In 1997, the orchestra performed a concert on the roof of the Beverly Wilshire Hotel as part of the city’s holiday lighting ceremony. The Jr. Phil annually performs at Walt Disney Concert Hall. For further information about the Jr. Philharmonic (this Nov. 24 concert) and to join our email list, visit www.JrPhil.org.

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