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Crown City Symphony (CCS), directed by Mr. Marvin Neumann, is pleased to announce the newest in our series of concerts. 

The November Program:
 
   
Beethoven: The Ruins of Athens Overture   
    Vieuxtemps:
Violin Concerto #5   soloist David Park            
    Haydn: Symphony #103  "Drum Roll"

-Saturday, Nov. 15, Altadena Community Church,  943 E. Altadena Drive, Altadena
-Sunday, Nov. 16, First Baptist Church of Pasadena, 75 N. Marengo, Pasadena

All concerts start at 2:00 PM and are a family-friendly 1 hour in length.

We hope you will be able to join us for this seasons series free concerts.

DAVID H PARK, "a soloist with extraordinary artistic gifts", (Salt Lake Tribune), "that commands respect," (Le Journal Sud Ouest), started playing the violin at the age of five in Seoul, Korea. Park has studied with two of the most distinguished pedagogues, Josef Gingold and Dorothy Delay. He received his Bachelor of Music at the University of Indiana and Master of Music at the Juilliard School. At the age of 14, he was one of the youngest students of the legendary Jascha Heifetz.  

Park maintains a balance between his engagements as soloist with orchestras throughout the world and his recital and chamber music activities. Park has performed in many of the world's great concert halls including Carnegie Recital Hall and Alice Tully Hall in New York, Salle Pleyel in Paris, and Sejong Music Center in Seoul. Park has also performed on national television and radio broadcasts in the United States, France, Hong Kong and Korea on CBS 2 News and FOX 13 News, as well as Sirius XM Radio on Bach Sonatas and Partitas. In 2013, Strings Magazine featured Park in an exclusive interview.

Some of Park's highlights include his first return to Seoul, Korea, performing the Lalo Symphonie Espagnole with the Seoul Philharmonic. Park made his New York debut performing Vivaldi's Four Seasons in Carnegie Recital Hall. Also, making his debut in Aix-en-Provence Music Festival, he performed both solo and chamber music in collaboration with Augustin Dumay which was broadcasted nationally by France Musique, the premier classical radio station in France. In a highly anticipated Cultural Exchange Gala Concert, Park soloed with the Pyongyang State Orchestra of North Korea. He has presented rare series of concerts pairing Stradivari and Guarneri del Gesu violins with critical acclaim. In 2014-2015, Park will perform Mendelssohn, which will be released on a DVD, Vieuxtemps, and Beethoven concertos in New York, California, and Virginia. Furthermore, Park will pay tribute to Mozart on his birthday by playing all Mozart program on Sirius XM Radio.      

In 2005, Park held a position of Distinguished Artist at the University of California Santa Barbara. He has served on the jury of the Irving M. Klein International Competition in San Francisco. Park is the Assistant Concertmaster of Utah Symphony and Adjunct Professor of Violin at the University of Utah. In 2013, he was named as the Concertmaster of Blue Ridge Music Festival in Virginia. Furthermore, Park was appointed as the first-ever musician to be the Cultural Ambassador for Mercedes Benz brand. In 2014, Park made his acting debut in the film The Strongest Man.

More concert details are available on our Concerts page.

Under the leadership of Maestro Marvin Neumann, Crown City Symphony is an outstanding local symphony with a growing reputation in the community for presenting fine soloists and familiar standards as well as new music.

Crown City Symphony has been fortunate to receive grants from Showcase House for the Arts, Pasadena Tournament of Roses® Foundation, City of Pasadena, Los Angeles Breakfast Club, and Pasadena Arts League.  It is an all volunteer orchestra and depends on donations for all its expenses.  It was originally sponsored by the Pasadena Senior Center, but is now under the sponsorship of The Tuesday Musicale of Pasadena.

CCS concerts are made possible by the sponsorship of the Tuesday Musicale of Pasadena, and funds received through private donations.