Free Classical Music Concerts in Pasadena CA this Fall
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The Colburn Orchestra will stage its free five-concert classical music series at the Ambassador Auditorium in Pasadena, opening Sept. 24 with Yehuda Gilad conducting the ensemble in Berlioz’s “Roman Carnival Overture,” and Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition.” The Colburn School, a preeminent music and arts academy based in Los Angeles since 2003, has found a performing home in Pasadena for its flagship orchestra’s 2011-12 free concert season. “Maestro Gilad and the Colburn Orchestra have prepared a delightful season of free concerts at the Ambassador,” longtime supporter Alice Coulombe of Pasadena said Thursday. “What a gift!” Sel Kardan, the Colburn School president and CEO, said the orchestra is “delighted” to make the Ambassador Auditorium its home for the 2011-2012 season. “As part of our mission to bring the highest quality free performances to the community, we look forward to presenting our gifted young musicians, guest artists, and distinguished conductors to the discerning and welcoming audiences of the San Gabriel Valley,” Kardan said in a statement. The orchestra has previously played in the city, but this is the first time its entire season will be performed here.