WEST LOS ANGELES SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA played their 21st anniversary concert at Royce Hall a few night ago. The orchestra was glorious, and featured LA Phil bassist extraordinare, Ben Hong, and soprano Gai Ki. Leah Berman, president of the orchestra, is a criminal lawyer by day, and a musician by night. She formed the orchestra many years ago as an alternative to the LA Phil for people who can't necessarily afford it. She is very dedicated, and the event was lovely.
Ben Hong and son Julian
Sandy Pressman and Leah Bergman
AT ANOTHER EVENT--A SURPRISE BIRTHDAY FOR MY FRIEND, NAUSHABA