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LA Lawyers Phil & Legal Voices: An Enchanted Evening of Music
Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 7:30 PM (PST)
Los Angeles, CA
Lawyers and judges harmonize for an enchanted evening of music. The Los Angeles Lawyers Philharmonic, under the baton of founder-
conductor Gary S. Greene, Esq., and Legal Voices – along with soloists -- under the direction of Jim
Raycroft, will perform selections by Mozart and Handel, the great arias by Gershwin and Puccini and songs from Les Miserables, Guys And Dolls, The Sound of Music and the romantic Umbrellas of Cherbourg.
ABOUT THE FOUNDER-CONDUCTOR
Gary S. Greene, Esq., an attorney for more than 36 years, is a violinist and conductor. He earned his BA summa cum laude from UCLA in 1971 and was awarded membership in Phi Beta Kappa. He received his JD from Loyola Law School in 1975. Greene is also the conductor of the Jr. Philharmonic, the acclaimed young people's symphony orchestra founded in 1937 by his late uncle, Dr. Ernst Katz. Maestro Greene was named the 2010 Person of the Year by the Metropolitan News-Enterprise for not only entertaining the legal community but also for having done much to unify it. He was recognized as "A Man with a Briefcase and a Baton -- the Only Lawyer From Whom Judges Take Direction." On September 21, 2012, Greene was presented with the prestigious Board of Governors Award from the Beverly Hills Bar Association.
When & Where
LA Lawyers Philharmonic & Legal Voices
Proclaimed by the City of Los Angeles as “LA’s Only Legal Orchestra,” the Los Angeles Lawyers Philharmonic held its first rehearsal on January 19, 2009 with 30 legal musicians and performed its debut concert on January 30, 2009. Since then, the orchestra has grown to 75 members and performed more than 30 concerts, raising thousands of dollars to benefit those who cannot afford legal services and for other charitable purposes.
On April 30, 2011, Legal Voices held its first rehearsal. Three months later, the chorus debuted with the LA Lawyers Phil at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Consisting of more than 100 members, Legal Voices gave a triumphant performance of the finale of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, the Ode To Joy. On that date, the County of Los Angeles proclaimed the Los Angeles Lawyers Philharmonic and Legal Voices as “LA’s Only Legal Orchestra and Chorus.”
On July 21, 2012, the orchestra and chorus collaborated under the baton of Maestro Greene for a critically acclaimed performance of Carmina Burana to a sold-out Walt Disney Concert Hall.
These musical organizations are where lawyers, judges, law students and legal staff meet in harmony. The members include conservatory graduates, professional musicians and some hobbyists who are dusting off instruments they played in their youth. Others are harmonizing, using their voices that are more commonly heard in courtrooms than on concert stages. Nevertheless, the music prevails. The orchestra and chorus perform on a professional level for bar associations, civic and charitable events. They are a recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. For more information, visit www.LALawyersPhil.org org.