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Each year, Los Angeles County Supervisor and the Los Angeles County Beaches and Harbors, hosts free Summer concerts in Burton Chace Park (13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey) on Thursday "Classical" and Saturday "Pops" at 7:00 pm. Audiences are invited to picnic in the park in advance of each concert, and enjoy the sunset over the water. Parking is available in near by pay lots, but I would encourage you to ride your bike or take the Summer WaterBus.
Highlights from this year's schedule include:
Thursday, July 07 - "A Night at the Opera"
"A Night at the Opera" showcases finalists and winners from the Loren L. Zachary National Vocal Competition in arias and ensembles from best loved operas. Maestro Frank Fetta conducts the Marina del Rey Summer Symphony.
Thursday, July 21 - Naoko Takada
Renowned marimbist Naoko Takada joins Maestro Frank Fetta and the Marina del Rey Summer Symphony in Kevin Puts's Marimba Concerto. The orchestra is also heard in Cuban Overture by George Gershwin, Afro-American Symphony by William Grant Still, and Mississippi by Ferde Grofe.
Thursday, August 04 - Lindsay Deutsch
Brilliant violinist Lindsay Deutsch returns to these classical concerts to play the Violin Concerto by Erich Wolfgang Korngold. The orchestra also plays Overture to "Candide" and Symphonic Dances by Leonard Bernstein.
Thursday, August 18 - Claire Huangci
Young piano virtuoso Claire Huangci makes her second appearance at these classical concerts, playing Concerto for Piano for the Left Hand by Maurice Ravel and Piano Concerto, No. 1 by Serge Prokofiev. The orchestra is heard in Pacific 231 by Arthur Honegger and Romeo and Juliet Overture Fantasy by Pyotr Tchaikovsky.