October 9, 2015

Concert #756 - Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela at the Purpose Church (October 8, 2015)

This was a rare classical music outing for me. The event was part of the LA Phil's Immortal Beethoven Festival and featured a world-renowned orchestra, Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, the same musical institution that also produced Gustavo Dudamel, the LA Phil's current conductor.

The concert took place in the stunning main building of Pomona's historic Purpose Church, previously known as Pomona First Baptist Church. I went with my Better Half and our good friends Deborah and Joe. The program consisted of two of Beethoven's better-known works, namely the Egmont Overture and Symphony No. 7.

Conducted by the highly energetic Joshua Dos Santos, the orchestra impressed me quite a bit, in spite of the relatively young age of the musicians.

By the way, the concert was free.

Joshua Dos Santos conducting Beethoven's Symphony No. 7
Standing ovation
Pomona's Purpose Church

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