Arts & Culture

Freedom - For All!

  • Saturday, Oct 29th, 2022, 7:30pm - 9:30pm

The Freedom Philharmonic presents its debut concert “Freedom – For All!” The concert will feature a selection of the world’s greatest Broadway and classical music with Beethoven's 9th Symphony, 4th movement – “Ode to Joy” – as the concert finale. Soloists are Barry Johansson, lyric tenor; Erin Wood, soprano; Anna Pflieger, mezzo-soprano; Tim Gonzales, tenor; and Ben Lowe, baritone. Strauss’ “2001 Sunrise” from “Also sprach Zarathustra” opens the concert, followed by Orff’s “O, Fortuna” from “Carmina Burana,” Skoryk’s “Melodie” featuring Associate Conductor Ruth Orellan-Wheeler and Violinist Myroslava Khomic, Foster’s “The Prayer” with Anna Pflieger and Barry Johansson, Schonberg’s “Bring Him Home” from “Les Misérables” with Barry Johansson, Lloyd Webber’s “Masquerade” from “Phantom of the Opera,” Dvorak’s “Song to the Moon” from “Rusalka” featuring Erin Wood, Verdi’s “Anvil Chorus” and “Stride la Vampa” from “Il trovatore” featuring Anna Pflieger, Gounod’s “Funeral March of the Marionettes,” Puccini’s “Nessun Dorma” from “Turandot” featuring Timothy Gonzales and “Te Deum” from “Tosca” with Ben Lowe. The Ukrainian Anthem & Prayer opens the second half of the concert featuring Concertmaster Irina Voloshina who was born in Odessa, Ukraine, followed by Verdi’s Overture to “Nabucco” conducted by Ruth Orellana-Wheeler and “Va, pensiero” from “Nabucco” conducted by Orellana-Wheeler and the SoCAL Chorale, conducted by its Director Marya Basaraba. Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” from the 9th Symphony closes the concert.

This is the premier concert presented by Stavatti Performing Arts, a company with a great interest and love for the art of music, singing, acting and dance. Newly founded in Southern California, Stavatti Performing Arts is a division of New York-based Stavatti Aerospace, which is exclusive concert sponsor. ​

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  • Pasadena Civic Auditorium
  • 300 E Green St
    Pasadena, CA 91101

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