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Today’s schedule for my #DaywithConlon filled with FREE Britten 100th Birthday fun

James Conlon

Happy 100th birthday, Benjamin Britten!! As I mentioned yesterday, photographer Brandise Danesewich and I will be spending the whole day with James Conlon, Los Angeles Opera’s Music Director, as he prepares to rehearse, then conduct, two different FREE concerts today.

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Here’s our schedule for the day (all times Pacific Standard Time):

  • 10:15 AM – Depart from the Conlon home to the Jonathan Club in Santa Monica (850 Palisades Beach Club Road, Santa Monica 90403)
  • 11 AM – Dress Rehearsal for Britten Birthday Bash event
  • 2 PM – FREE Performance of Britten Birthday Bash event at the Jonathan Club in Santa Monica (850 Palisades Beach Club Road, Santa Monica 90403), followed by a reception.
    • James Conlon conducts Honor Choirs from the Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District in a concert featuring Friday Afternoons (Op. 7, 1933-35) performed by the Elementary Honor Choir; choruses from A Ceremony of Carols (Op. 28, 1942) performed by the Middle School Honor Choir; and Simple Symphony (Op. 4, 1934) performed by the Santa Monica High School Chamber Orchestra. Emcee’d by Kimberlea Daggy. This concert is free and open to the public.
  • TBA – Travel to St. James Episcopal Church in Koreatown
  • 5:15 PM – Dress Rehearsal for St. James Episcopal concert
  • 8:30 PM –  Curtain for FREE concert at St. James Episcopal Church  (3903 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90010), reception to follow.
    • Cantata Misericordium (Op. 69, 1963), Rejoice in the Lamb (Op. 30, 1943) and Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings (Op. 31, 1943)
      Performed by the Choir of Saint James (James Buonemani, music director) and the UCLA Camarades String Ensemble (Neal Stulberg, music director), conducted by James Conlon. This event is free and open to the public.
    • Information: or 213.388.3417



Photo Credit:  Robert Millard

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