Seventh Season of Free Marina del Rey Summer Concerts Opens July 12

The 2007 season of Marina del Rey Summer Concerts opens Thursday, July 12 at 7:00 p.m., waterside at Burton Chace Park in Marina del Rey, Supervisor Don Knabe announced recently.

Presented by Arrowhead Mountain Spring Water, both classical and pop series run concurrently throughout the summer, on alternate weeks: classical every other Thursday, and pop on alternate Saturdays. All concerts begin at 7:00 p.m. and are presented free to the public. Host for the series is Rich Capparela, popular personality on FM station KUSC 91.5.

The classical series, on Thursday evenings, July 12, July 26, August 9, and August 23, presents the 75-member Marina del Rey Summer Symphony, conducted by its Music Director Frank Fetta, with guest soloists. Highlights of the 2007 season are the July 12 appearance of the 86-voice Southern California Master Chorale presenting Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana; the stellar young violinist Lindsay Deutsch performing works by Prokofiev and Gershwin; a musical preview of the Los Angeles Opera’s 2008 season; and the brilliant pianist, Xin Xin, performing works by von Dohnanyi and Rachmaninoff.

The Saturday evening pop series on
July 21, August 4, August 18 and September 1 features an exciting star lineup including singer/songwriter Amanda McBroom, singer Lorna Luft appearing with the Marina del Rey Summer Symphony, one of the founders of the Bossa Nova movement Oscar Castro-Neves and Friends, and the legendary performers Dame Cleo Laine and Sir John Dankworth.

Sponsors of the Marina del Rey Summer Concerts are Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe, the Department of Beaches and Harbors, media sponsor KUSC classical FM 91.5, and The Ritz-Carlton Marina del Rey.

For more information visit the Beaches and Harbors web site or call (310) 305-9545.