Concert Series 2021-2022

Summer Sounds at the Skirball Cultural Center
Sunday, July 18, 2021 at 3:00pm and 6:00pm

A celebratory “Coming Out” series of 2 concerts (3:00 pm and 6:00 pm) at this beautiful landmark venue. Limited seating with tickets priced at only $10 will make your LA Winds first live, in-person concert in over a year an event not to be missed.

Julie and Stephen’s “Summer Soirée” Fund Raiser
August 22, 2021

LA Winds Board member Julie Newman and Maestro Stephen Piazza host an intimate afternoon gathering of LA Winds Chamber musicians, our 584 Big Band and a limited number of LA Winds Patrons and Supporters. This fund raising “Soirée” will feature French cuisine, complimentary champagne, a selection of French “Vin” as well as soft drinks and desserts. Don’t miss out on the social event of the summer at the beautiful home and tennis court area of Charles and Tonya Guzelli. Bring your dancing shoes— if you’re so inclined! “Soirée” and Chamber music commence at 4:00 pm, Dinner at 5:00, Big Band concert and Dancing at 6:00.

Subscription Concert 1 – A Tribute to Great American Composers – Notable and Neglected
Sunday, October 24, 2021 at 2:30 pm

Calabasas High School Performing Arts Education Center
22855 Mulholland Hwy, Calabasas, CA 91302

The full complement of your LA Winds will present a musical potpourri of well known wind band classics by Samuel Barber, John Philip Sousa, Morton Gould and William Schuman plus some fascinating works that deserve to be revisited by lesser known great American composers such Dudley Buck, Bernard Rogers, John Barnes Chance and Mark Camphouse. We’ll also feature an informative and enlightening  presentation by noted artist and educator, John Paul Thornton. Subscription Concert 1, Calabasas HS PAEC

Subscription Concert 2 – Annual Holiday Spectacular and Food Drive
Sunday, December 19, 2021 at 2:30 pm

Agoura Hills Performing Arts Center
28545 W Driver Ave., Agoura, CA 91301

Join us as we celebrate the holiday season with music by Leroy Andersen, Alfred Reed, and our ever-popular traditional audience sing-along with well-known Hanukah, Christmas and Holiday classics.

If you already have your tickets for our Holiday Spectacular on December 19, we invite you to be part of our Annual Food Drive supporting the West Valley Food Pantry. Please bring a food item to the Food Donation Table in front of the Agoura PAEC lobby starting at 1:00 pm until 2:30 pm on concert day. Click here to view the thank you letter received from the West Valley Food Pantry.

Subscription Concert 2 Agoura Hills HS PAC.

Temple Ahavat Shalom
18200 Rinaldi Pl, Northridge, CA 91326

Join members of your LA Winds and actress Carolyne Maraghi and vocalist Dennis Parnell for a charming and humorous afternoon of music featuring members of your Los Angeles Symphonic Winds.

Annual Chamber Music Concert – Highlights from William Walton’s Iconic “Façade,” plus Chamber Works for Klezmer Clarinets, Excerpts from Ravel’s “Beauty and the Beast,” the “Song of the Angels” Flute Orchestra and the LA Winds Saxophone Ensemble
Sunday, December 5, 2021, at 2:30 pm

Subscription Concert 3 – Stars of the LA Winds- Composers, Conductors and Concert Classics
Sunday, February 27, 2022 at 2:30 pm

Calabasas High School Performing Arts Education Center
22855 Mulholland Hwy, Calabasas, CA 91302

Join us for your LA Winds’ first concert of what promises to be an exciting New Year as we feature some of our brightest stars: LA Winds composers Kristen Hirlinger and Lauren Keber, conductors Charles Fernandez, Michael Armstrong, Brian O’Connor and David Hernandez as well as soloists Caryn Rasmussen and Greg Anderson. We’ll bookend our multi-faceted program with two iconic works from the classic Symphonic Band repertoire: Alfred Reed’s “El Camino Real” and James Barnes’ virtuosic “Fantasy Variations on a Theme of Paganini” — both conducted by Maestro Piazza.

Subscription Concert 3, Calabasas HS PAEC.

Subscription Concert 4 A Santa Fe Concert Preview
Sunday, April 24, 2022 at 2:30 pm

Agoura Hills Performing Arts Center
28545 W Driver Ave., Agoura, CA 91301

Your LA Winds will present you with a spectacular preview to our upcoming invitational performance at the national convention of the Association of Concert Bands in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Southwest-themed works by our own Charles Fernandez as well as classics by Morton Gould and H. Owen Reed will also be included.

Subscription Concert 4, Agoura HS PAC.

May 7, 2022: Association of Concert Bands Conference and Concerts in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Be a part of your LA Winds family for a springtime visit as we perform in this captivating Southwestern town. Cheer us on as we perform at the ACB National Conference.

Annual Dinner Concert  – Barbecue, Big Band & Your LA Winds
Sunday, May 22, 2022 at 5:00 pm

Elks Lodge 2190 – Picnic Grounds
20925 Osborne Street, Canoga Park, CA 91304

Celebrate our first summer concert of 2022 at the shaded outdoor picnic area of our neighborhood Elks Lodge on Osborne St. and De Soto Ave. in Canoga Park. BBQ Chicken, Ribs and all the “fixins” and a no-host beverage bar will kick off a summer-time concert featuring your LA Winds and our 584 Jazz Band. Included for Maestro’s Circle members, Music Lover Plus and Premium Music Lover package holders. (Menu subject to change.) Free parking. ADA Complaint.

*Note: Dates and locations subject to change

Subscription Concert 5 – An Independence Day Prelude – and a Fugue
Sunday, June 26, 2022 at 2:30 pm

Calabasas High School Performing Arts Education Center
22855 Mulholland Hwy, Calabasas, CA 91302

Our 10 event 2021-2022 season concludes with a stirring performance of Aaron Copland’s majestic “A Lincoln Portrait” with Richard Follett, Prof. Emeritus, Los Angeles Pierce College performing Lincoln’s moving text.  Patriotic favorites plus spirited music from Leonard Bernstein will bring our “Comeback” season to an exciting close.

Subscription Concert 5, Calabasas HS PAEC

Huntington Beach Joint Concert
Sunday, July 10, 2022

LA Winds Symphonic Wind Ensemble performs at the Thomas Ridley Central Park Concert Bandstand as part of the 2022 Summer Concerts in the Park Series behind the Huntington Beach Central Library at 5PM.