January 24: The Crossroads Orchestra, Alexander Treger, Director

January 24: The Crossroads Orchestra, Alexander Treger, Director

The Crossroads Orchestra led by Alexander Treger, Director and Conductor and Henry Shin, Assistant Conductor perform Nielsen: Little Suite for Strings, Opus 1, and Bartok: Divertimento for Strings. Also on the program is Mozart’s Rondo from the “Hafner” Serenade, featuring violinist/leader Angela Jiye Bae.

The Elizabeth Mandell Music Institute (EMMI) evolved from Crossroads’s unique music major program, instituted in 1978 by the Elizabeth Heller Mandell family and the Clarence E. Heller Foundation in honor and memory of Elizabeth Heller Mandell, a trustee of Crossroads and a supporter of the arts in Los Angeles. Since 1981, more than 150 musicians have graduated from the program. Very few high schools can match the quality and depth of Crossroads’s Elizabeth Mandell Music Institute. Many of the graduates have gone on to have distinguished professional careers as performers or teachers and mentors. In sharing their talents and passion for music, they have made a difference in the world through their career and service to others.

Alexander Treger began his musical training at the age of five in his native Russia, where he studied violin and piano. By the age of 13 he had won numerous music comeptitions, and he was later chosen by the renowned violinist David Oistrakh to study at the Moscow Conservatory. Treger has served as Concertmaster of the Los Angeles Philharmonic since 1985 and has also guest-conducted with the Guangzhou Orchestra in China, California’s Music in the Mountains Festival Orchestra, the New World Symphony, and the Moscow State Orchestra. In addition, he has served as Music Director of the American Youth Symphony since 1998. He was appointed the Music Director/Conductor of the Crossroads Chamber Orchestra in 1993.

Sunday at 6pm
Bing Theater | Free, no reservations required
Live Stream | At concert time only

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