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K U N I ' S   C H O I C E

April 2, 2014



I went to Catalina's in Hollywood for the piano solo concert of Christian Jacob.He played Gershwin, Rodgers, Coltrane and Stravinsky.Piano sounded like a big orchestra.

January 18, 2014



Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Pinchas Zukerman, performed at the Valley Performing Arts Center.



"Royal Philharmonic Orchestra performed the orchestral version of my favorite piece by Arnold Schoenberg "Verklaerte Nacht" ("Transfiguered Night") op. 4.

I previously heard it performed by Berlin Philharmonic, conducted by Simon Rattle, in September 2013 in Paris, and in 2012, in Santa Barbara, performed in its original version by Ko Iwasaki & friends.

The original score was composed in 1899 and calls for two violins, two violas and two cellos. In 1917, Schoenberg produced an arrangement for string orchestra, and revised this version in 1943."

November 23, 2013



Johnny Mandel Big Band performed at Vitello's in Studio City, CA to celebrate Johnny's 88th birthday.



"Every time Johnny performs I got to see him. This time I went with Jorge Calandrelli and Fernando Gelbard. We really love Johnny's music!"

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