Los Angeles, California, Friday, April 4, 2014 at 8:00pm – Mozart's Requiem, his final masterwork written shortly before he died will be given in a special concert at the First Congregational Church of Los Angeles on Friday, April 4th, 2014 at 8 p.m. Considered one of the most beautiful churches in Los Angeles it promises to be a perfect venue for this special program.
Artistic Director and Founder of Dream Orchestra, Daniel Suk, will conduct the concert. Founded in 2011, Suk's Dream Orchestra, comprised of professional musicians, regularly performs concerts in the greater Los Angeles area. Maestro Suk, and the 70+ musicians assembled to perform Mozart's sublime music, reflect a diverse group of cultures and ethnic groups. The upcoming April 4th concert will honor Martin Luther King Jr., on the anniversary of his assassination.
Combining forces to perform the massive choral parts will be two choirs, The LA County High School for the Arts Choir and the Professional Opera Chorus of Los Angeles. Joining them will be international guest soloists, Vladimir Dmitruk, a young tenor from Belarus, winner of the Operalia International Opera competition and a member of LA Opera's young artist program; the brilliant young mezzo-soprano Cassandra Zoe Velasco from Mexico who is LA Opera's youngest artist, along with Patrick Blackwell, a bass-baritone who sings at many prestigious opera houses around the world.
Taking the soprano solo part will be a young opera prodigy, 15 year old Golda Berkman. A native of Los Angeles, the young soprano recently made her professional debut at the Irvine Barclay Theatre and has performed with LA Opera under the baton of Maestro James Conlon. Commenting on Berkman's talent in a recent press release, Maestro Suk states that “I have never heard anyone her age with a richer or more developed classical voice and musicianship.”
Maestro Suk also shared that "with this concert, we honor Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision for America with Mozart’s music...[and]the city of Los Angeles as a melting pot of unique passions and talents."
The world famous Urth Caffe is a sponsor of this concert event and will provide a coffee, tea and dessert reception for all attendees.
CONCERT Location: First Congregation Church of Los Angeles, 540 S. Commonwealth Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90020