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Topanga Symphony Performs June 23

Topanga Symphony Performs June 23 

The Topanga Symphony, the Santa Monica Mountains’ only community orchestra, announces the Summer 2024 free concert date of June 23, 2024, at 3:00 P.M. at the Topanga Community Center. Music Director Jerome Kessler will conduct Concerto Grosso After Handel by Barry Brisk, Concertstück for Four Horns & Orchestra, Op. 86 by Robert Schumann, with horn soloists, Max Dei Rossi, Connor Hahn, Steven Gross, and Julie Gross, and Serenade #2 in A, Op. 16 by Johannes Brahms. 

During the first ten years of his career, German composer Robert Schumann wrote only for the piano, but had to give up public performance because of an injury to his right hand. At the insistence of his distinguished pianist wife Clara, he undertook to compose for the orchestra in 1841. Schumann describes Concertstück for Four Horns & Orchestra as “something quite curious” but also as “one of my best pieces.” Music critic Harold Schonberg has written: “With Robert Schumann romanticism came to full flower. Every aspect of romanticism was reflected in him. He was introspective, idealistic, closely allied spiritually with the literary aspect of the age, an innovator, a critic, a propagandist for the new, and a great composer.”  

The Topanga Symphony has been presenting free classical music concerts for to the public for over 40 years because of the support of LA County Department of Arts and Culture OGP and Creative Recovery grant programs, donations from “Friends of the Topanga Symphony” and local businesses and a grant from LA County 3rd District Supervisor Lindsay Horvath’s Discretionary Funding Program.  

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