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Links

What's happening this week? Go to http://www.performingartslive.com for great choices.

Been to a professional orchestra concert lately? in the last month? the last year?

Visit the following websites for orchestral offerings (listed alphabetically)

LONG BEACH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
http://www.lbso.org/

LOS ANGELES CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
http://www.laco.org/attend/category/orchestral-series/

LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC
http://www.laphil.com/tickets/calendar-fullseason

NEW WEST SYMPHONY
http://www.newwestsymphony.org

ORCHESTRA SANTA MONICA
http://www.orchestrasantamonica.org/

PACIFIC SYMPHONY
https://www.pacificsymphony.org/tickets

PASADENA SYMPHONY
http://www.pasadenasymphony-pops.org/

SANTA MONICA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
http://www.smsymphony.org/

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Youth Orchestras in the Greater Los Angeles Area
download an extensive list provided by ASTA-Los Angeles
and click for the map to show you where they're located

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Women and the Violin... by Kay Pech

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A history of women violinists born before 1950,

music written by women for the violin,

and societal attitudes toward women violinists

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Music Stores in the Greater Los Angeles Area where you can buy or rent instruments, purchase strings, get your bow rehaired, and ask questions.

Morey's Music, 4834 Woodruff Ave, Lakewood, 562-420-9532
instruments and my favorite place to browse for music books, good place to get your bow rehaired

Old Town Music, 42 Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, 626-793-4730, 323-681-2418
instruments and music books

Benning Violins, 11340 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, 818-762-1374
instruments

Robert Cauer Violins, 2242 Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, 323-460-6815 appointments please
instruments and a great list of current concerts

Metzler Violin Shop, 604 S. Central Avenue, Glendale, 818-246-0278
instruments and music books

M & R Weisshaar & Son, 1763 Orange Avenue, Costa Mesa, 949-548-1287
instruments

Foster's Violin Shop, 224 South Olive Street, Orange, 714-639-4480
instruments

 

Professional Affiliations

American String Teachers Association
ASTACAP, a national Certificate Achievement Program for Strings
Greater Los Angeles Area, a Section of California ASTA

Suzuki Association of the Americas
locally, our Greater Los Angeles Area and Orange County Suzuki String Teachers

Orange County Musicians' Association
Local #7 of the American Federation of Musicians

Music Teachers' Association of California
locally, our Whittier Branch

Chamber Music America
learn about the world of chamber music (magazine and online)

Websites That Might Be Helpful to You

Free Public Domain Sheet Music Library (scores and parts)
IMSLP / Petrucci Music Library

Access to Accompaniment using Smart Music
$35 annual fee .... HIGHLY recommended for your home practice
Low Cost Software: printing your compositions: Note Pad

Free manuscript paper, composition and orchestration guidance

Free Online help for listening & performing skills ... and another one

Help in Understanding Harmony and Learning to Compose at Music Awareness

Composition Lessons with Katrina Wreede
for beginning and experienced composers

Amateur Chamber Music Players
how to find other players who would enjoy chamber music with you wherever you travel or live

ExperienceLA for "what's happening?"

 

The Following Businesses Are Eager to Sell to You Online

Shar Products Company, Ann Arbor, MI: instruments & sheet music

Frederick Harris, Violin Repertoire Series

Sheet Music Plus, sheet music

and more....where you may download and print your own copy of a song.
Every Note
Sheet Music Direct
Music Notes

Arkive Music, great source for classical CDs

Young Musicians, Fort Worth, TX; lots of Suzuki materials

Viola World, sheet music for violists

Schirmer On Demand, free perusal of chamber music scores, lots of NEW works

 

Concert Venues and Two Radio Stations You Don't Want to Miss

KUSC, FM 91.5 the finest in classical music radio

KMOZART
, 1260 AM Southern California's only commercial classical music station; enjoy live streaming on your computer at kmzt.com

The Music Guild presents chamber music concerts by world-famous professional ensembles
at 3 locations in Southern California. A favorite is at Cal State Long Beach on Tuesday evenings.
Tickets are available at the door: students only $12 ... adults $38 if KUSC donor, AARP, AAA etc.

Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, performing at the Disney Hall, downtown Los Angeles

Orange County Performing Arts Center performances in Costa Mesa

Southwest Chamber Music concerts in various locations in Greater Los Angeles area

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra

Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, easy access on the 91 near 605 Freeway

Herbert Zipper Concert Hall at the Colburn School, across the street from Disney Hall, downtown Los Angeles