Music Director

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

The May Concert
Brahms: Tragic Overture
Leo Delibes  Ballet Suite from Sylvia

Jules Massenet  Scenes Pittoresques - suite no. 4
WeberClarinet Concerto  Soloist:  Jim Stanley

Saturday, May 9,  Pasadena Christian Church,  789 N. Altadena Drive, Pasadena
Sunday, May 10, First Baptist Church of Pasadena, 75 N. Marengo, Pasadena

A native of Southern California, Jim Stanley first studied clarinet with James Mack and continued his education with Roger Salander and Mitchell Lurie at USC.  Jim also studied composition while at USC, winning the Jimmy McHugh Composition Prize in 1978.  Since then, Jim has played in numerous community orchestras throughout the Southland, including principal clarinet with the Topanga Symphony and Glendale College orchestras as well as the Pasadena Community Orchestra, Crown City Symphony and Beach Cities Symphony.

In addition to his orchestral playing, Jim has also been an active chamber musician, playing in several recent concerts benefiting both the Topanga and Crown City Symphonies.

Jim has also had a successful career as a tenor, singing with the Los Angeles Master Chorale and Pasadena Chamber Orchestra Chorus.  A job as tenor section leader at All Saints' Episcopal Church in Beverly Hills led to his current position as choir director at Church of the Angels in Pasadena.  

An active composer, Jim's orchestral composition “Inside Passages” was premiered by the Crown City Symphony in 2013.  Several of his choral compositions have been published by GIA, CanticaNova Publications, and St. James Music Press.

Stay tuned for announcements of our up-coming concerts.

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

These concerts are made possible, in part, by private donations from our supporters.  If you are interested in sponsorship or donation opportunities, please see our Support  page.