LA Symphonic Winds, Stephen Piazza, director, perform a suite from Weill’s Threepenny Opera, Prelude and Galop by Shostakovich, plus music by Paul Dukas, Michael Gandolfi, Robert W. Smith, and H. Owen Reed.
Los Angeles Symphonic Winds is among the growing number of internationally recognized and critically acclaimed community bands in the United States. Since its founding in 1983, L.A. Winds have been a leading force in Southern California’s cultural community. As a result of annual tours throughout the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Europe, and in Beijing, Taicang, Nanchang, Ningbo, and Hangzhou, China, audiences all over the globe have delighted in the L.A. Winds’s eclectic programs. Membership is drawn from the vast pool of gifted Los Angeles-based professional, semi-professional, and amateur musicians, many of whom have performed with major symphonies, motion picture and television recording studio orchestras, noted big bands, and entertainment-world headliners. The L.A. Winds present a series of concerts in the beautiful Calabasas Performing Arts Center, and in the summertime, they perform before tens of thousands of appreciative concertgoers on the Warner Center Park summer concert series.