Crown City Symphony, conducted by Marvin Neumann, presents two free concerts. The first concert will be held on Saturday, November 16, 2:00 p.m., at the Pasadena Christian Church, 789 N. Altadena Drive. The second concert will be held on Sunday, November 17, 2:00 p.m., at the First Baptist Church, 75 N. Marengo, Pasadena.
Paul Stein, L.A. Philharmonic violinist, is soloist. The concerts will include Egmont Overture, Beethoven; Violin Concerto in C, by Haydn; and Symphony #31, "The Paris" by Mozart.
For more information, contact Roberta Wilcox, manager, at (626) 797-1994.
[About Paul Stein: A 30 year member of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Paul Stein has brought his musical experience into many educational and chamber music venues. He created the Chamber Music Express ensemble in 1985 to introduce classical music to audiences at schools and libraries. His stories for those programs include Galileo's Metronome, The Magical, Musical Mini-Mall, and The Voyage of the Viola. Mr. Stein is the Artistic Director of the Classical Kaleidoscope chamber music series at the Arcadia Library, which will start its seventh season in January. It has presented music from many lands, including China and Africa. He was also the director of the chamber music series for five years at the Pasadena Jewish Temple and Center.
He has been a soloist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Glendale and Pasadena Community Orchestras, and the Rio Hondo Symphony. He teaches violin and viola at his home studio, Pasadena City College and Glendale College. He has also been on the faculty at the University of La Verne. His articles about the relationship between music and the mind have been featured in Strings Magazine, the American String Teacher and the California Music Journal. His hobbies include bridge, bird watching and aquarium viewing, and he lives with his wife in Monrovia. Visit his web site at www.chambermusicexpress.com.]