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The Los Angeles Philharmonic is coming to Whittier

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Whittier, CA—Supervisor Janice Hahn, the Whittier Chamber of Commerce, and the Whittier Union High School District are partnering to bring the LA Philharmonic to Whittier for a free concert this September. The internationally renowned orchestra will perform at the Vic Lopez Auditorium at Whittier High School on September 27 at 7 p.m.

“It isn’t always easy to get your family to Downtown Los Angeles or to the Hollywood Bowl to see the Philharmonic—so we are bringing the LA Phil to you,” said Supervisor Janice Hahn. “The LA Phil is a local treasure and these neighborhood concerts are an incredible opportunity to experience it, for free, right in your community.  I have been looking forward to bringing the LA Phil to Whittier for a long time and I want to thank the Whittier Chamber of Commerce and Whittier Union High School for helping make it possible.”

The concert will feature the LA Phil, led by Associate Conductor Paolo Bortolameolli, performing works by Beethoven, Duke Ellington, Aldemaro Romero, and Leonard Bernstein, plus LA Phil-commissioned work by Paul Desenne. This concert will also include a special demonstration of the newly restored 1927 Wurlitzer theater organ which was dedicated to the Auditorium last year by the Whittier High School Alumni Association.

“Whittier loves music and the arts and the Chamber is thrilled to be part of this exciting opportunity to bring the LA Phil here,” said Whittier Chamber Board Chair Elizabeth Martinez.

Free tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Whittier Chamber of Commerce office, 8158 Painter Avenue, Whittier 90602. For more information, please contact Supervisor Hahn’s field office at 562.807.7350 or visit laphil.com or whittierchamber.com. Because it is a free concert, guests are asked to be seated by 6:50 p.m. Unfilled seats at that time will be given to those on the waiting list.

Whittier High School is located at 12417 Philadelphia St., Whittier, CA 90601. Limited parking will be available on the corner of Whittier Avenue and Hadley Street while ample street parking is available surrounding Whittier High School.

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