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David Weiss was a beloved mentor, friend, and advisor whose passion for music and life touched our entire community. The Weiss and Walker families, along with YMF, will present a tribute concert in celebration of David's life on Tuesday, June 24th, at the Aratani/Japan America Theater at 7:00pm.
YMF is deeply grateful to David's family and friends for their guidance in selecting a few of his favorite pieces for the evening's program, including works by Mendelssohn, Mozart, Bach, and Dvorak. Ivan Shulman and Roger Kalia, YMF Debut Orchestra Music Director & Conductor, will conduct.
We are also honored to present a new work by composer Michael A. Levine dedicated to David. Entitled Remembrance, the piece features instruments David played (oboe, oboe d'amore, english horn, musical saw, penny whistle) and those his friends and family played (piano, bassoon, flute) as well as a two bar surf music section for the bass. (David was an avid surfer - it is said that he taught a third of the Los Angeles Philharmonic to surf. And one of his great surfing buddies was a bass player.)
A multimedia production will accompany the music. Following the performances, attendees are invited to a reception outside in the plaza at approximately 8:15pm.
Tickets: Free (RSVP requested, above).
Seating: General admission.
Parking: Closest paid lots are on 2nd Street between San Pedro and Central.
Parking lot entrances from 2nd Street
Walking route from parking lots to theater entrance
The Weiss and Walker families request that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Young Musicians Foundation for the David Weiss Memorial Scholarship Fund. Contributions can be made online at ymf.org/ymfdonate.
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Young Musicians Foundation
Young Musicians Foundation (YMF) exists to unify communities through exceptional classical music experiences for youth. We believe that young musicians at every stage of their development deserve high caliber music instruction in a supportive environment.
YMF provides opportunities for youth of all socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds to develop their abilities and passion for music during the pivotal early years of their careers. By nurturing creativity and emotional expression through classical music, we enrich quality of life. YMF strives to expand current audiences and develop future ones by creating greater access to exceptional musical experiences. Our eight interconnected music programs provide an introduction to musical instruments and technique in addition to scholarships and performance opportunities for advanced students.