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L’Ermitage Foundation Delivers the Rare Brilliance of Harpsichord and Cello in Concert.
At the Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel, harpsichordist Nathan Lewis and Cellist RusLan Biryukov transport a rapt audience back to the Baroque Ages when the two instruments came together.
By John Lavitt
By Ted AYALA
No doubt it’s been a rocky path for the Glendale Philharmonic (GPO) until now. Economic woes and injuries to some of its musicians have plagued this ensemble. But like the tough fighter it is, the orchestra has emerged stronger and better, and celebrated its second birthday in grand style on Sunday at Glendale’s First Baptist Church.
BY RUTH SOWBY RANDS
The fifth anniversary season of the Glendale Philharmonic Orchestra kicked off this past Saturday evening. With a mere $3,000 endowment to support its efforts, the Glendale Phil is the little orchestra that made good.
The First Baptist Church of Glendale, still in Christmas-decorations mode, was the site of the Phil’s opening concert for its 2015 concert series presented by Positive Motions.
Five years ago, when the Glendale Philharmonic Orchestra presented its inaugural concert, it became the third orchestra in the city. When it opens its fifth season on Saturday night, it will be the only one remaining.
“That’s very sad,” says Ruslan Biryukov, the orchestra’s founder and now its artistic director. “After all, Glendale is the third-largest city in Los Angeles County.”