Americans, And Music From (The Time Of) Hamilton

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Americans, And Music From (The Time Of) Hamilton

Time: June 10, 2017 from 7:30pm to 10:30pm
Location: Kirk Douglas Theatre
Street: 9820 Washington Blvd.
City/Town: Culver City
Website or Map: http://http:/www.culvercitysy…
Phone: 310-717-5500
Event Type: symphony, orchestra, concert
Organized By: Matthew Hetz
Latest Activity: May 25, 2017

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The Culver City Symphony Orchestra concludes its 2016-17 Season with a concert, Sounds of Downtown, Saturday, June 10, 2017, 7:30PM., with the orchestra returning to the intimate and beautiful Kirk Douglas Theatre, Downtown Culver City, 9820 Washington, Culver City, CA 90230. There is free parking underneath City Hall, behind the theatre, entrance from Duquesne.

Americans, and Music From (The Time Of) Hamilton

Founding Father Alexander Hamilton (Jan. 11, 1757-Jul. 12, 1804), was a contemporary of the two Classical Period Composers on our program-Haydn and Mozart. While the current musical "Hamilton" brilliantly portrays Hamilton in modern Hip-Hop, that genre obviously did not exist in Hamilton's day. Did Hamilton, though separated from Europe by the Atlantic Ocean and the American Revolution, know the music of Haydn and Mozart? 

The two other composers on our program, Copland and Still, are bonafide Americans. Copland was called our greatest composer by Leonard Bernstein, and Still was, and in many cases is still regarded as the Dean of Black American Composers. 

Frank Fetta-Conductor and Music Director

Leah Hansen, Cello, Senior Division Winner, Parness Concerto Competition


Copland: Quite City (1939)

Haydn: Cello Concerto, D Major (1783), Leah Hansen-Cello

William Grant Still: Danzas de Panama (1948) 

Mozart: Symphony No. 29, A Major (1774)

General Admission: $25

Members SoCal Symphony Society and Their Guests: $15

Ages 13-17: $15

Post-concert reception

Tickets available at the Kirk Douglas Theatre Box Office 6:30PM, and available on-line:


This performance is made possible in part by a Culver City Performing Arts Grant with Support from Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Donations and membership to the SoCal Symphony Society, Inc. are welcome.  

SoCal Symphony Society, Inc., presents The Culver City Symphony Orchestra, The Marina del Rey Symphony, and produces the Parness Concerto Competition.

The Culver City Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1963 in Westchester/Los Angeles, and  has performed in Culver City since 2000.

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