LA Lawyers Phil & Legal Voices: Mozart & More
Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 7:30 PM (PDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
MOZART & MORE
PRE-CONCERT SHOW in Fellowship Hall at 6:45 pm
CONCERT in Sanctuary at 7:30 pm (Doors open at 7:00 pm)
Join us for an evening of Mozart & More with the “LA’s Only Legal Orchestra and Chorus.” Founder-Conductor Gary S. Greene, Esq., will lead the LA Lawyers Philharmonic and Legal Voices in a moving rendition of the Mozart Requiem.
Members of the orchestra will play the delightful Mozart Sinfonia Concertante. The chorus will be featured in the beautiful I'll Remember You and Handel's Zadok the Priest, conducted by Choral Director Jim Raycroft.
Singers from Legal Voices will perform solos in selections from Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, West Side Story, the Magic Flute and more, accompanied by pianist Derrick Lowe, Esq. A pre-concert show in Fellowship Hall at 6:45 pm will feature soloists in a number of songs including "Some Enchanted Evening" and “I'll Take Romance."
The evening's soloists are Renee Burkett, Eric Castro, Esq., Dave Deno, Janie Freedman, Randall Garrou, Esq., Louise L. Greene, Esq., Rebecca Hirsch, J.D., De Lano G. Hull, Linda Hurevitz, Esq., Susan Kasenow, Vincent Marchetta, Ana Mihanovic, Esq., Adriene Mixon, Esq., Hon. Deborah Myers-Cregar, Benjamin Natkin, Esq., Ima Nsien, Esq., Anita L. Olp, Esq., Charles Pullen, Darice Richman, David Ritchie, Esq., Wendy L. Sheinkopf, Esq., Joanna Spilker, Esq., Christine Ella Taylor and Robert Wargo, Esq.
The performance is in memory of Robert Ryan (1951-2016) who was a longtime and beloved member of Legal Voices. He performed as a soloist with our chorus and orchestra numerous times.
Don't miss this concert that will amaze and inspire you!
ABOUT THE CONDUCTOR
Gary S. Greene, Esq., an attorney for more than 40 years, is a violinist and conductor. He earned his BA summa cum laude from UCLA in 1971 and was awarded membership in Phi Beta Kappa. He received his JD from Loyola Law School in 1975. Greene is also the conductor of the Jr. Philharmonic, the acclaimed young people's symphony orchestra founded in 1937 by his late uncle, Dr. Ernst Katz. Maestro Greene was named the 2010 Person of the Year by the Metropolitan News-Enterprise for not only entertaining the legal community but also for having done much to unify it. He was recognized as "A Man with a Briefcase and a Baton -- the Only Lawyer From Whom Judges Take Direction." In 2012, Greene was presented with the prestigious Board of Governors Award from the Beverly Hills Bar Association.
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:
Daniel Bussel & Raquelle de la Rocha
Girardi | Keese Lawyers -- http://www.girardikeese.com
Oldman, Cooley, Sallus, Birnberg & Coleman, LLP -- http://oldmancooley.com
The Walt Disney Studios -- http://waltdisneystudios.com
When & Where
LA Lawyers Philharmonic & Legal Voices - Gary S. Greene, Conductor
The Los Angeles Lawyers Philharmonic has been proclaimed “LA’s Only Legal Orchestra” by the City of Los Angeles. Founder-Conductor Greene created the orchestra to unite the legal community in harmony. The LA Lawyers Phil held its first rehearsal on January 19, 2009 with 30 legal musicians and performed its debut concert on January 30, 2009. Since then, the orchestra has grown to 75 members and performed more than 30 concerts, raising tens of thousands of dollars to benefit those who cannot afford legal services and for other charitable purposes.
Maestro Greene then decided to form a legal chorus to go with his orchestra. On April 30, 2011, Legal Voices held its first rehearsal. Three months later, the chorus debuted with the LA Lawyers Phil at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Consisting of more than 100 members, Legal Voices gave a triumphant performance of the finale of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, the Ode To Joy. On that date, the County of Los Angeles proclaimed the Los Angeles Lawyers Philharmonic and Legal Voices as “LA’s Only Legal Orchestra and Chorus.”
On July 21, 2012, the orchestra and chorus collaborated under the baton of Maestro Greene for a critically acclaimed performance of Carmina Burana to a sold-out Walt Disney Concert Hall.
These musical organizations are where lawyers, judges, law students and legal staff meet in harmony. The members include conservatory graduates, professional musicians and some hobbyists who are dusting off instruments they played in their youth. Others are harmonizing, using their voices that are more commonly heard in courtrooms than on concert stages. Nevertheless, the music prevails. The orchestra and chorus perform on a professional level in LA's major concert venues. They are a recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. For more information, visit www.LALawyersPhil.org