Uplifting classic pops music is coming to Monterey Park with a summer concert in the park on Saturday, August 20 featuring the Arroyo Orchestra and pops music from the centuries. Pops music is a lighter version of classical music that everyone will enjoy. Classical music lovers, young and old, from throughout the San Gabriel Valley are invited to attend another great MPK centennial-related event.
Dr. Paul Sherman, professor, Glendale Community College, will conduct the 32-piece local orchestra which has been organized by manager Lisa Fowler and includes members of the Arroyo String Quartet, California Philharmonic, LA Opera, Pasadena Symphony and La Mirada Symphony. Many orchestra members possess film and television credits, and one young member is a Monterey Park resident and an acclaimed student at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts.
The August 20 performance is the third and season finale of MPK’s centennial summer concert series and will be held at the Barnes Park Amphitheater, in the heart of Monterey Park. Moving, inspiring and rousing are just a few words to describe the heights the Arroyo Orchestra will take you.
Concerts in the park details:
• Barnes Park Amphitheater doors open at 6:30 p.m.; concert starts at 7:30 p.m.
• Amphitheater seating is $2 per adult; $1 per child (13 and under).
• Lawn area only $1 per adult; free for children 13 and under.
• Snacks and alcohol will be sold for consumption in the amphitheater only to those 21 years of age who show a valid I.D. (MPMC 12.04.100). Alcohol is prohibited in all other areas.
For more information visit www.MontereyPark.ca.gov, email MPK100@montereypark.ca.gov or call 626-307-1388. Barnes Park Amphitheater is located at 350 S. McPherrin Avenue, Monterey Park, CA 91754.
Dan Costley, Recreation and Community Services Director