Jr. Philharmonic Orchestra of California
73rd Anniversary Tribute Concert to Dr. Ernst Katz
June 9th, 2010 – Disney Hall, Los Angeles
Gary Greene, Master Conductor
Richard Sherman, Guest Conductor
The Jr. Philharmonic Orchestra of California is one of the oldest, unique, and most prestigious young people’s symphony orchestras in the United States. Founded in Los Angeles, California in 1937 by its late conductor, Dr. Ernst Katz.
Sidebeat Music host, Melissa Suzanne at rehearsal and at the Disney Hall performance with Concert Master Conductor Gary Greene, actor Ed Asner (who narrated “The Impossible Dream” for the event), songwriter and composer, Richard B. Sherman (“Mary Poppins,” “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,” “The Jungle Book,”, “The Aristocats,” to name a few), TV game show host and radio Personality Wink Martindale (who was the master of ceremonies for the event), actor Petri Hawkins Byrd (Baliff on TV series “Judge Judy”), actress June Lockhart
Melissa Suzanne chats with musician and producer Debra Greene, actor, comedian, musician Dick Van Dyke (who performed with his quartet called “Dick Van Dyke and The Vantastix”), actress and singer Connie Stevens, violinist Kevin Schwarzwald, French Horn player Andy Arensman, actress Stefanie Powers, actor and singer Ashley Brown (“Beauty and the Beast,” “Mary Poppins” “The Sound of Music”)