The Orchestra Unleashed, a concert of exciting, new classical music written for the orchestra by composers from Los Angeles and around the world, will take place Sept. 11 and 12 at the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood. The program will feature a mix of orchestral music, spoken word and visual art in order to create a multi-sensory, concert-going experience and to challenge the traditional perceptions of classical music.
All compositions are new works by contemporary composers, including: Anthony Iannaccone, Michael-Thomas Foumai, Tyler Harrison, Brynjar Boe, Michael A. Mogensen, Natalia Rojcovscaia and Joseph Carrillo. There will be a special presentation of the classic poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, “The Rime of The Ancient Mariner,” featuring the voice talents of actor Bryce Lenon, the art of French illustrator Gustave Dore, and the music of composer and conductor Gustav Hoyer.
The Saturday, Sept. 11 concert is at 8:00 p.m. and the Sunday, Sept. 12 concert is at 2:00 p.m. Ticket prices are $25 for adults and $15 for students and are available for purchase at the theatre website: www.elportaltheatre.com. There are a limited number of in-orchestra seats available. This unique experience gives audience members the opportunity to sit with the orchestra and immerse themselves in the music. These tickets are $100 and only available at www.theorchestraunleashed.com.