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Glendale Philharmonic performs Farber's Bestemming Concerto (in Beverly Hills)


Please join us at this FREE concert for Sharon Farber's powerful and poignant Bestemming Concerto for Cello, Orchestra and Narrator starring famed Russian cellist, Ruslan Biryukov, and the Glendale Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of maestro Frank Fetta. This evening of music and remembrance is inspired by the heroics Curt Lowens, a Holocaust survivor and hero of the Dutch Resistance. This unforgettable evening will feature the Consul Generals of The Netherlands, Germany and Israel. Ken Howard, president of SAG/AFTRA, will be delivering a special presentation to Curt Lowens. The concert takes place at the resplendent, Art Deco Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills. All ages. Seating first come first served. Business Formal attire (click here) ( preferred--no jeans please.

Let's show our appreciation for the heroics of Curt Lowens by filling this 1,900 seat theatre to capacity.

Our appreciation and thanks to J.J. for suggesting what is turning out to be a historic, international event.

Cellist Ruslan Biryukov, known for his "superb artistry, passion and individuality," is internationally renowned. Mr. Biryukov has performed throughout the world, including countries in the former USSR, in Europe, and in the United States. He was the only Russian cellist invited to solo during the inaugural season at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. He is the founder of the Glendale Symphony Orchestra.

Originally named the Fox Wilshire, the Saban opened its doors in 1930. Designed by renowned theater architect S. Charles Lee, the Fox building serves as an interesting example of Lee's early Art Deco style. With its rich plaster work and heavy sculpture, this theatre is reminiscent of Lee's other early work like the Baroque masterpiece The Los Angeles Theater. For the first 50 years of its life, it served as one of the premiere movie palaces in Los Angeles and has hosted numerous premieres.

Parking: metered street parking. Minimal charge at: 8484 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills; 8370 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills; or 8383 Wilshire Boulevard.

8440 Wilshire Blvd · Beverly Hills, CA