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Awakening: An Evening of Illuminating Dance, Music and Inspiration

May 18, 2017
7:00 pm
Musco Center for the Arts
other Information: 5:30 pm - FREE Panel Discussion open to the public

Prior to the concert, join us for a compelling panel conversation with key arts leaders about "Modernizing Music Relevance of Arts Education in the 21st Century." This engaging conversation will be moderated by Gail Eichenthal, Chief Engagement Officer, KUSC and KDFC, and panelists include: John Mangum, President, Philharmonic Society of Orange County; Daniele Struppa, President Chapman University; and Rob Cutietta, Dean, USC Thornton School of Music.

Orange County School of the Arts presents

This special collaborative concert begins with OCSA’s acclaimed Frederick Fennell Wind Ensemble presenting a world-premiere commission by alumni composer Katya Richardson in celebration of OCSA’s 30th anniversary. OCSA’s Symphony Orchestra continues with violinist Sean Lee, protégé of Itzhak Perlman at Juilliard and 2016 recipient of the Avery Fisher Career Grant, and internationally acclaimed dramatic soprano, Deborah Voigt.

The evening’s performance concludes with of Carl Orff’s masterpiece, Carmina Burana. This tremendous work will feature the Symphony Orchestra, choirs, and soloists from the Classical Voice Conservatory and members of the Southern California Children’s Chorus, all under the direction of Maestro Grant Gershon, Music Director of the LA Master Chorale and Resident Conductor of LA Opera. Several movements from this spectacular choral-orchestral work also feature dance choreography. OCSA’s Classical & Contemporary Dance students and distinguished alumni will present choreography by Jodie Gates, Vice Dean of the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance and Director of the Laguna Dance Festival.