The next Song of the Angels Flute Orchestra concert in Los Angeles, JUNE ROMANCE, will be held on Sunday, June 8th at 7:00 p.m. at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 6020 Radford Ave. (Corner of Oxnard and Radford,) No. Hollywood, CA 91606 (Phone: 818-761-6124) (Click MapQuest for directions; parking at the church is Free!) The concert will feature well-known LA flutist Heather Clark as guest flute soloist and a new composition by Ladd McIntosh. Suite for Flute Orchestra – Diffusion and Light was written by Mr. McIntosh expressly for the Song of the Angels Flute Orchestra and will be conducted by the composer himself. Ladd McIntosh is the lead orchestrator for Harry Gregson-Williams and has worked on 125 films as an orchestrator.
In addition, the Song of the Angels Flute Orchestra will be performing a variety of works led by Charles Fernandez, orchestra conductor. Mr. Fernandez is a well-known composer and orchestrator for film, television, and the concert hall. June’s program includes Respighi’s Ancient Airs and Dances (Arr. by Francine Ross Pancost,) Vivaldi’s Flute Concerto in D Major Op. 11, No. 3 “Il Cardellino,” (Arr. by D. Shostac,) Barber’s Adagio for Strings, Mozart’s Symphony #25, Allegro, Debussy’s Syrinx and Gluck’s Dance of the Blessed Spirits. There will also be a performance of Paganini’s Variations for ContraBasses (Arr. by Gordon Halligan) featuring Gordon Halligan, Fred Selden (Contrabass Flutes) and Roger Greene (Double Contrabass Clarinet.)
In her review of the orchestra’s Live at St. James in the City CD, Eugenia Zukerman, Classical Music Correspondent for CBS News Sunday Morning, wrote “The ensemble is beautifully balanced and plays with elegance and beauty. Concertmaster Frederick Staff’s tone is rich and warm as he leads this group of superb players…Samuel Barber’s iconic ‘Adagio for Strings’ is even more powerful played by Song of the Angels Flute Orchestra. Somehow the resonance of the flutes’ sonorities brings out the poignance and visceral pain of loss one senses listening to this great work.”
Heather Clark is the Principal Flute of the Los Angeles Music Center Opera, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra (2003) and the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra (1995.) Ms. Clark will perform as featured flutist in the Vivaldi Flute Concerto in D Major Op. 11, No. 3 “Il Cardellino”, Debussy’s Syrinx and Gluck’s Dance of the Blessed Spirits with the Song of the Angels Flute Orchestra. An alumnus of USC, she was awarded First Prize at the National Flute Association Young Artist Competition in 1994. Ms. Clark is one of LA’s most sought-after flutists and can be heard on over 100 motion picture soundtracks including “Rio,” “War Horse,” “Tin Tin,” and “Men in Black 3” and with a variety of recording artists including Barbra Streisand, Josh Groban, Flea, and Carrie Underwood.
Admission is FREE with all donations received going to the Emmanuel Lutheran Church who hosts this concert and provides rehearsal space for the orchestra year-round gratis! To view excerpts from previous Song of the Angels Flute Orchestra concerts go to www.soafluteorchestra.com/videos/. For details on the concert, please contact Frederick Staff, Founder and Artistic Director of the Song of the Angels Flute Orchestra at 323.687.8747.