Culver City Symphony Orchestra Opens 2022 Season with Guest Conductors

Published on November 22, 2022

Culver City Symphony Orchestra

Culver City Symphony Orchestra
Opening Concert - A Celebration of Dance

Saturday, December 10, 2022 at 7:30 PM

Robert Frost Auditorium
4401 Elenda St, Culver City, CA 90230

See below for directions and parking. 


Culver City Symphony Orchestra's 2022-23 season spotlights three finalists seeking to be the new Music Director-Conductor. This holiday program is celebrating European dance traditions, led by Dr. Maxim Kuzin and featuring violinist Yirou Ronnie Zhang, a 2019 Parness Concerto Competition winner.

Program highlights include Alexander Glazunov's Violin ConcertoTaras Bulba Overture by Ukrainian composer Mykola Lysenko; Dances of Galanta by Zoltan Kodaly; Ritual of Fire by Manuel de Falla; and selections from Slavonic Dances by Antonin Dvorak, and Hungarian Dances by Johannes Brahms.

Maxim Kuzin, a native of Ukraine, is the current Music Director of the Thousand Oaks Philharmonic, a Lecturer at UC Santa Barbara, and Music Director of the UCSB Chamber Orchestra. He has 19 years experience conducting professional and student orchestras, opera companies and choirs in Ukraine, Eastern Europe and the United States. He also conducted the orchestra for the popular “Dancing With The Stars” show in Ukraine. He received a Doctor of Musical Arts in Orchestral Conducting from UCLA.

Yirou (Ronnie) Zhang studies violin at New England Conservatory with Paul Biss and previously studied with Martin Beaver at the Colburn Music Academy. She is a prize winner in numerous competitions including JCM Concerto competitions, SYMF, Alexander & Buono International String Competition, and our own Parness Concerto Competition. As a featured soloist, she has performed with the San Fernando Valley Symphony Orchestra and Los Angeles Doctors Symphony Orchestra. 

Directions & Parking
When attending events at The Robert Frost Auditorium, please park only in the designated FREE parking lots that surround the facility. Please respect the residents and do not park in the neighborhood.

Health and Safety
Masks are no longer required at The Robert Frost Auditorium. While masks and full COVID-19 vaccinations are no longer required, they are strongly recommended.

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