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Westside Youth Orchestra Presents a Free Concert on Saturday, December 9, 2017

The Westside Youth Orchestra will present a free concert of great symphonic masterworks at 3:15pm on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at Park Century School in Culver City. WYO Music Director and Conductor Lowell Crystal describes the music in the concert as a celebration of life and the holiday season.

The concert opens with Mozart’s Symphony No. 31 in D major, K. 297/300a, better known as the “Paris Symphony”, which Mozart composed in 1778 at the age of 22. The symphony is followed by Holst’s The Planets, Op. 32 (“Mars”).   The Planets is a seven-movement orchestral suite and the concert will feature the most powerful movement of the suite, Mars. The score is filled with a highly complex rhythm structure and melodic line that demands great technical skill from all the musicians. Each movement of the suite is named after a planet of the Solar System and its corresponding astrological character as defined by Holst. The concert also includes excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker and Camille Saint-Saëns’s Danse Macabre, Op. 40 which is a tone poem for orchestra, written in 1874. The concert concludes with Alan Silvestri’s Concert Suite, The Polar Express from the film, The Polar Express.

All Westside Youth Orchestra concerts are free to the public and have open seating.

For additional information about the December 9 concert and venue directions for Park Century School, please visit the Westside Youth Orchestra website  or email, and follow WYO on Instagram, and Facebook.

Reservations should be made online.

2017 Culver City Performing Arts Grantees

The Actors’ Gang
Allegro Music Foundation
Benita Bike’s DanceArt
C. Eule Dance
Critical Mass Dance Company
Culver City Chamber Orchestra
Culver City Public Theatre
Culver City Symphony Orchestra
Donna Sternberg  & Dancers
Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre
Jazz Bakery Performance Space
Kairos Dance Company
Los Angeles Doctors Symphony Orchestra
Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival
Monarch Theatre Guild
National Association of Composers, USA – LA Chapter
The Society of the Activation of Social Space through Art and Sound (SASSAS)
Symphonic Jazz Orchestra
VOX Femina Los Angeles
We Tell Stories

The 2018 Culver City Performing Arts Grant Program application period closed on September 13, 2017.


About the Culver City Performing Arts Grant Program

Established in 1994, the Culver City Performing Arts Grant Program offers grants to non-profit performing arts organizations in Los Angeles County. Under the purview of the City Council and the Cultural Affairs Commission, the Performing Arts Grant Program is designed to support arts organizations and to bring distinguished cultural programming to Culver City.  The amount of grant funding available is dependent upon the total deposits made into the City’s Cultural Trust Fund each fiscal year. Additionally, the Performing Arts Grant Program is supported by a contribution from Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Theatre, music, and dance performances may be presented. Performances must be available to the general public in a building/facility wholly or partially located in Culver City or controlled/owned by the City of Culver City. Funding may only be used for direct expenses related to the performance in Culver City.  Additionally, applicant organizations must qualify as tax exempt as defined by the IRS at the time of application.

Please direct questions to City of Culver City Cultural Affairs staff at or call (310) 253-6628.

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