The Glendale Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Lalo Schifrin, will begin it 67th season Sunday with "A Celebrity Opening" featuring Doc Severinsen at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles.
Severinsen, longtime bandleader of "The Tonight Show," will play trumpet solo in the world premiere of "Impresiones," a piece written for him by Schifrin. Also on the program will be Mendelssohn's overture to "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and Ravel's arrangement of Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition."
Here is the symphony's schedule for the remainder of the season:
Nov. 11: Copland's "Lincoln Portrait," narrated by actor Martin Landau; Debussy's "Iberia" and Brahms' Double Concerto, with concertmaster Stuart Canin and principal cellist John Walz.
Dec. 11: Handel's "Hallelujah" chorus and Carmen Dragon's "Christmas Medley," featuring the Valley Master Chorale and the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts Choir; Mozart's Flute Concerto No. 1 with 13-year-old flutist Gregory Jefferson, and "Auld Lang Syne," performed by the 53rd Street Pipe Band.