The Pasadena Showcase House of Design supporting the Pasadena Showcase House Youth Concert, at Walt Disney Concert Hall, is alive with laughter and music each fall as over 4,000 enraptured fourth grade students are invited to experience an original orchestral theater production. Since 1953, the Pasadena Showcase House Youth Concert has introduced over 200,000 fourth graders to a classical concert performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. Since 2003, the students have had the additional treat of attending a performance in the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Proceeds from the Pasadena Showcase House of Design and a generous gift from The Green Foundation make this concert possible.
For most students, this is the first opportunity to experience the remarkable art and architecture of the Walt Disney Concert Hall and their first exposure to classical symphonic music in a world-class concert hall. In fall 2013 we will celebrate our 60th Annual Youth Concert.
Previous years PSHA Annual Youth Concert have featured:
·The sights and sounds of Maurice Ravel’s enchanted journey Mother Goose Suite
·Los Angeles Philharmonic original program featuring Berlioz' Symphonie Fantastique
·An original production centered around Saint-Saens' Carnival of the Animals
·Music of Debussy, especially La Mer, along with images from well-known visual impressionists
·An original Celebration of Bach’s birthday featuring his music
These symphonic programs prove to be a meaningful and memorable occasion in the education of a new generation of classical fans.
Just as the award winning Pasadena Showcase House Music Mobile™ introduces third graders to classical music, the Pasadena Showcase House Youth Concert continues their education by providing fourth graders with a classical performance by the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra.
Questions? Email YouthConcert@PasadenaShowcase.org