This FREE community concert is led by Conductor Fung Ho. Fung Ho was a former Concertmaster for the Burbank Chamber Orchestra and West LA Symphony. He is the conductor of the Pasadena Young Musicians Orchestra (PYMO), currently on the violin faculty at CalState LA and on the faculty at Los Angeles County High School for the Arts.
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Join us at 2pm for pre-show discussion with Classical KUSC presenter Alan Chapman. Alan will be joined composer Masatoshi Mitsumoto, conductor Fung Ho and soloist Ruslan Biryukov.
The discussion is part of the Mission Playhouse’s Community Engagement Program.
Alan Chapman is a composer/lyricist, pianist, radio host (Classical KUSC – 91.5 FM) and educator. He was a longtime member of the music faculty at Occidental College and is currently a member of the music theory faculty of the Colburn Conservatory. Well known as a pre-concert lecturer, he has been a regular speaker on the L.A. Philharmonic’s “Upbeat Live” series since its inception in 1984. He also works closely with the Los Angeles Master Chorale and Pacific Symphony and has been heard globally as programmer and host of the in-flight classical channels on United and Delta Airlines. Dr. Chapman’s songs have been performed and recorded by many artists around the world and have been honored by ASCAP, the Johnny Mercer Foundation, and the Manhattan Association of Cabarets. He is much in demand as a creator of original musical material for special events. His children’s opera Les Moose: The Operatic Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle was commissioned by LA Opera. He frequently appears with his wife, soprano Karen Benjamin, in evenings featuring his original songs as well as classics of the Great American Songbook.