There was a free Torrance Symphony Orchestra concert, "International Musica" on Saturday, 1/19/08 at Armstrong Theatre, Civic Center, Torrance, CA. The Torrance Symphony Orchestra Association members could enter from 7 PM to listen to a lecture of the conductor Frank Paul Fetta. And the concert started from 8 PM and ended at 9:55 PM. The night's performance was as follows:
1. Sibelius: Symphony #5 2. Prokofiev: Piano Concerto # 3 (2nd and 3rd movements) with piano soloist Valerie Stern (Young Artists Recognition Recipient) 3. Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue (click for sample music) with piano solist Khoa Huynh (Young Artists Concert competition winner)
The last piece, "Rhapsody in Blue" was used as an ending theme song of a Japanese anime turned TV drama series, "Nodame Cantabile". It was a standing ovation at the end.
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