BRIAN O’CONNOR / WELL, WELL / MEMBER COMMENT / EVENTS

I. BRIAN O’CONNOR PASSES
II. WELL WELL…. NOW WHAT?
III. MEMBER COMMENT
IV. EVENTS

…Absolutely guaranteed anonymity – Former Musician’s Union officer

…The one voice of reason in a sea of insanity – Nashville ‘first call’

scoring musician

…Allows us to speak our minds without fear of reprisal – L.A. Symphonic musician

…Reporting issues the Musicians Union doesn’t dare to mention – National touring musician

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I. BRIAN O’CONNOR PASSES

After a long battle with cancer, Hornist and Educator
Brian O’Connor passed away a few days ago.

He was an excellent musician, excellent teacher and
extraordinary person.

For over 30 years, he recorded in Los Angeles as a first call
French Horn player for over 2,400 movies, hundreds of TV
series and shows, thousands of records and jingles and many
Live TV shows including the original Carol Burnett Show
and 20 Oscar performances. He Principal Horn on over 800
movies.

From 1998 until 2009, Brian taught Horn at UCLA and a
number of his former students are now working in high
profile professional Horn jobs including the LA Studios,
Symphony and Opera Orchestras and Military Bands.

His battle with cancer and the surgery he underwent
was documented in a film some years ago.

He will be missed.

THE COMMITTEE

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II. WELL WELL…. NOW WHAT?

Well placed member comment….

Yesterday, (March 2, 2016) at approximately 11:30 AM,
the staff at Local 47 was called together in the main
office and told by President Acosta that “The Burbank
property is unavailable” and he would them keep them
informed.

Should anyone be surprised?

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III. MEMBER COMMENT

Really, how great is this…? There’s an orchestra that does not
have to be paid …and they’re working!!!

Two things…
1) obviously there are many very excellent and qualified
unemployed musicians…

2) willing to work for free…?

Talk about…”race to the bottom”…and there are Local 47
Executive Board members listed on their roster!!

This is just another way to “clear the decks”…when all the
locally supported community orchestras are put out of business…
here comes the new community service model.

Young inexperienced musicians will be told that playing
for free with Kaleidoscope will be a viable resume credit.

Just a visceral response to seeing this.

[EC: We’ve spoken to a number of folks who’ve been
asked to play upwards of 6 services for free per concert
(no paid services). A number of those in the group are
well placed, even some working to be on the “inside” at
Local 47.

Adding insult to injury they of course charge the public to
hear them.

The union wants to bust any non-union session or gig
they find, unless there are well politically placed members
playing for free, in which case Acosta et al do nothing.
The word dunsel comes to mind.

So then…. if all these well placed people can donate their
time for nothing, when you’re asked about something
you’re doing you can say the same. “I’m donating my time
to a friend… back off!” This should be the new mantra.

Until the Local enforces the rules equally to all members,
they should enforce nothing. Will that happen? Of course
not, they’ve got their ship coming in… and the elites to
answer to…. except they’ve (and we’ve) got no ship to go
to…. see below. We knew there should be a requirement
in the referendum that they actually buy a building with
the proceeds.]


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IV. EVENTS

DEAN AND RICHARD

DEAN AND RICHARD are now playing every third Friday
at Culver City Elks 7:30pm-10;30pm,
11160 Washington Pl.
Culver City, 90232
310-839-8891

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LA WINDS JAZZ KATS 584

NO COVER, NO MINIMUM.
Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at Viva Cantina
7:30-10:00.
900 Riverside Drive, Burbank.

Free parking across the street at Pickwick Bowl.
Come hear your favorite charts played the way they
should be.

We are in the back room called the Trailside Room.

Come on down. Guaranteed to swing.

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3/5/16

The 11th Annual Lympho-Maniac 70s Party

Saturday, March 5 at 7 PM in CST
New Orleans Lakefront Airport.

Dust off your Afro Wig….After taking 3 year hiatus, LYMPHO-MANIAC 2016 PARTY officially set for Saturday March 5th 2016 @ recently renovated New Orleans Lakefront Airport. This venue is [email protected] & perfect fit for our 70s theme party.

Our fundraising goal is $100,000 with all proceeds from event going to grants for lower income families (less than 35k gross income) in Greater New Orleans area who have someone that is currently undergoing cancer treatment @ East Jefferson General Hospital – EJGH

FYI Don Trump Jr and Vanessa Trump Jr have agreed to come down and (once again) be our celebrity judges for 2016 Lympho-Maniac Dance contest = Winner takes home Disco Ball. Only question now is whether or not we will be able to film 2016 Lympho Promo @ the White House???

New 2016 Lympho-Maniac website soon to follow….may the funk be with you, Chad

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3/6/16

The 18th Annual West Coast Composer’s Forum Concert

It’s been 18 years ago since a group of likeminded composers got the idea to all write for the same ensemble and then put on a concert,
Since then we have produced a concert just about every year, we have had dozens of composers participate, and we have had some very interesting ensembles, one of the more notable being: six saxophones (sopranino, soprano, alto, tenor. baritone, bass)
and orchestral harp. CD’s are still available.

This year is the first concert where the composers will also be the performers. it also happens that the instrumentation is as strange
as ever.

Alto sax & E.W.I. Electronic Wind Instrument (Joe Sorce)
Bassoon (Charles Fernandez)
French Horn (Steve Mahpar)
Trombone & Poetry (John David Grab)
Six String Electric Bass Guitar (Ross Wright)
This concert in unique in other respects,
as we are participating in closing reception of a larger art project.

AWOL
4937 Alhambra Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90032

“Being Ernest Shackleton | El Sereno (In Two Phases)”
Jim Ovelmen, Mehran Ayati, Mondo Bobadilla
Closing Reception
Sunday March 6th, 2016
3:30 pm

Program:

-WEST COAST COMPOSERS’ FORUM 4:00 – 5:00 pm

-Caspar Sonnet + Eliot Eidelman 5:30 – 6:30 pm

-OHR + Guests (ROOFTOP PERFORMANCE): 7:00 – 8:00 p

West Coast Composers’ Forum 4:00 – 5:00 pm

West Coast Composers’ Forum includes award winning composers who will present previously unpublished music created for the closing exhibition, including “Endurance in the Antarctic”. More about the composers and their music.

JOE SORCE: Composer/Alto and EWI
CHARLES FERNANDEZ: Composer/Bassoon
STEVEN MAHPAR: Composer/French Horn
JOHN DAVID GRAB: Composer/Trombone
ROSS WRIGHT: Composer/Six String Electric Bass (Fretted and fretless)
CLIFFORD J. TASNER: Composer

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Caspar Sonnet + Eliot Eidleman 5:30 – 6:30 pm

About Caspar Sonnet:
https://casparsonnet.bandcamp.com/

LISTEN

About Eliot Eidelman :
http://elioteidelmanmusic.com/

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OHR 7:00 -8:00 pm

Ohr is a 5 piece experimental rock band from Los Angeles. Formed by visual artists, Thomas Burkhardt,Brian Cooper, Timmy Jordan, Jim Ovelmen, Jay Stuckey in 2015, Ohr delivers a big sound of unbridled improvisation.

Ohr store: http://jimovelmen.com/music/OHR/TheOhrStore.htm

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About “Being Ernest Shackleton – El Sereno (In Two Phases)”
Please click here to read the Los Angeles Times Story

About AWOL
Based in El Sereno, California, AWOL is dedicated to artist projects, events, ideas, and irregular connections. AWOL is located at 4937 Alhambra Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90032. www.awolimited.com

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Contact:
Nicole Wang
626-675-5051
[email protected]

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3/6/16

The CSUN Youth Orchestras Invites you to our spring concerts!
Our performances are at 2PM & 5PM.

Plaza del Sol Performance Center – CSUN
18111 Nordoff St. Northridge, California 91330

Here’s the lineup:

2PM Concert – Camerata Strings & Symphony Orchestra
Join us for the 25th year of the Camerata Strings under the direction
of Kimberly Blake-Kilgore!

Our Symphony Orchestra will feature works by Verdi, Saint Saens,
Schubert, and Holst

5PM Concert – Philharmonic, featuring soloist Yuri Lim performing
the first movement of the Bruch Violin Concerto in B Minor.

Other works:
Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5
Music From Romeo and Juliet by Prokofiev

Tickets are available at the USU Ticket office during their scheduled
business hours and also an hour before each performance
http://www.csun.edu/as/ticket-office

Ticket prices are $15/Adults $10/Students, Seniors and groups of
10 or more.

We hope to see you there!

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3/6/16

THE PHIL NORMAN TENTET
One of the best bands today playing in the
tradition of
cool West Coast Jazz

Sunday March 6th
from 11am to 3pm

The (famous) Lighthouse Cafe
30 Pier Avenue
Hermosa Beach, CA. 90254
Reservations call 310-376-9833

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3/9/16

HOMENAJE
at Spaghettini in Seal Beach

We’re excited to bring our “Finding Hearts” concert to Spaghettini
jazz club in Seal Beach on Wednesday March 9th at 7pm!

Purchase tickets at http://spaghettini.tix.com/Event.aspx?EventCode=822185

We have new original material to share as well as old favorites of ours.
Keep up with our latest music and videos at:

www.homenajemusic.com

Homenaje is:

Genevieve Artadi – vocals
Will Brahm – guitar
James Yoshizawa – percussion
Jordan Richards -bass

We’ll see you March 9th!

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3/12/16

SANDFORD HINDERLIE and TOM VAN DER GELD
in concert

Saturday, March 12, 2016 – 7:30 pm

The Biever Guest Lecture and Montage Series presents
an evening of Jazz with internationally known and
composer Dr. Thomas van der Geld performing with
Sanford Hinderlie, Professor of Music.

Tom van der Geld is legendary for his solo work and
group recordings for the German label ECM/JAPO.

Sanford Hinderlie has performed throughout the world,
including concerts in the Far East, Russia, the Republic
of Georgia and Armonia, the Middle East, Europe and
the United States.

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3/12/16

MUSIC AT WESTWOOD – A LOS ANGELES TRADITION

MARIA NEWMAN CONDUCTS a SPECIAL EVENT PERFORMANCE
George Frideric Handel’s “MESSIAH – PART II”

WESTWOOD MASTER CHOIR, SOLOISTS & CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

Sunday Late Afternoon
March 13, 2016 – 5:00 pm
Westwood Presbyterian Church

Is the “Hallelujah Chorus” really the end of Handel’s “Messiah?” Experience the Westwood Master Choir and Chamber Orchestra
in the breathtaking continuation of the story begun in a legendary birth.

“Messiah – Part II” is the next chapter in a masterful oratorio setting depicting impending persecution and astonishing resurrection.

Be inspired. – Be uplifted. – Join us.

Wine and Cheese Reception to Follow

Westwood Presbyterian Church
10822 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 474-4535

$20.00 General Admission
$10.00 Student with ID
Parking is Free
Tickets available at
Eventbrite
and at the door

Contact: [email protected]
(310) 474-4535

FEATURING
The Westwood Master Choir,
Westwood Chamber Orchestra
Maria Newman, Conductor

Esteemed Vocal Soloists
Christina Borgioli, Soprano Soloist
Nandani Maria Sinha, Alto Soloist
Larry Duplechan, Tenor Soloist
Adam von Almen, Tenor Soloist
Paul Cummings, Baritone Soloist
Dimitri Smith, Baritone Soloist

Reception Following the Concert

Concert Venue:
Westwood Presbyterian Church
10822 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, California, 90024

This Special Event is Sponsored by
“Music at Westwood”
Westwood Presbyterian Church
Los Angeles, California

“Music at Westwood” Events are made
possible by the generosity of your donations.

[email protected]
(3 1 0) 4 7 4 – 4 5 3 5
A Los Angeles Tradition
is the City Partner of the
Malibu Friends of Music

Visit the Malibu Friends of Music
Website at
www.malibufriendsofmusic.org

Or Call the Montgomery Arts House (MAHMA)
(310) 589-0295

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click on “forward email” below

Malibu Friends of Music | 6307 Busch Drive | Malibu | CA | 90265

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3/16/16

Free Admission Glendale Noon Concerts/ Jacqueline Suzuki & Susan Svrcek perform RAUTAVAARA Lost Landscapes

FREE ADMISSION GLENDALE NOON CONCERTS
Every FIRST & THIRD WEDNESDAY at 12:10-12:40 pm
On Wednesday MARCH 2, 2016 at 12:10-12:40 pm:
Crescenta Ensemble: Einojuhani Rautavaara’s Lost Landscapes

MARCH 16, 2015
HAROUT SENEKEREMIAN
PIANO RECITAL
Works by Faure, Rachmaninov & more
http://www.haroutsenekeremian.com/

Program:
P.I. TSCHAIKOWSKY Melodie, Op.42, No.3
EINOJUHANI RAUTAVAARA Lost Landscapes (2005)

RELAX DURING YOUR LUNCH HOUR WITH LIVE MUSIC

PLEASE NOTE:
The Glendale Noon Concerts series
now takes place in the Sanctuary at
GLENDALE CITY CHURCH
610 E. California Ave. (at Isabel St.)
Glendale, CA 91206-3701

INFO:
Please call Victoria Lucero (818-244-7241 office)
or email glendalecitychurch.org/
https://www.facebook.com/glendalecitychurch

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UPCOMING CONCERTS in the same series:
(every FIRST & THIRD WEDNESDAY at 12:10-12:40 pm;
programs subject to change)

APRIL 6, 2016
VIOLIN RECITAL
GINASTERA Pampeana No.1, Op.16 (1947)
BRAHMS Violin Sonata No.3 in D minor, Op.108
Jacqueline Suzuki – violin
Rosa LoGiudice – piano

APRIL 20, 2016
CRESCENTA ENSEMBLE
TSCHAIKOVSKY Meditation Op.42, No.1
GINASTERA Piano Sonata No.1, Op.22
Jacqueline Suzuki – violin
Susan Svrcek – piano

CONCERT UPDATES:
http://www.glendalenoonconcerts.blogspot.com/

MORE FREE CONCERTS:
At the Edendale Branch Library in ECHO PARK
http://www.edendaleupclose.blogspot.com/

>>>Saturday MARCH 12. 2016 at Noon-1pm
Baroque concert featuring works by
Handel, Monteverdi, Purcell & Scarlatti
BRIAN ASAWA – countertenor
DIANA TASH – mezzo-soprano
ARTHUR OMURA – harpsichord
ALEXA PILON – Baroque cello
http://www.brianasawa.com/
http://www.dianatash.com/
http://www.arthuromura.com/

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3/19/16

WOMEN IN MUSIC CONFERENCE

Join us for a free* one-day conference on Women in Music!
Everyone welcome!

Choral Room (Music FA3-162)
Antelope Valley College Music Department
3041 West Avenue K, Lancaster, California 93536.

-9:30 am Registration:
Welcome from Dr. Berkeley Price, Chair, Performing Arts Department.

-10:00 am Dr. Jeannie Gayle Pool: “Babe Egan and Her
Hollywood Redheads: 1920s Vaudeville Jazz Band,”
with images and music.

Jeannie is an author, musicologist, composer, and filmmaker.

She is an officer for the American Society of Music Arrangers and Composers and Vice President of the National Association of Composers, U.S.A.

jaygaylemusic.com

-10:30 am Panel on “How to Manage Your Own Music
Publishing Company” with Dr. Deon Nielsen Price and
Adrienne Albert, et al; moderated by Marlene Hajdu.

Good, solid, practical advice about how to make your
music available to a wider audience. Marlene is a
composer and board member of the American Society
of Music Arrangers and Composers.

culvercrestpublications.com; adriennealbert.com

-11:30 am Carol Worthey: “Inspirational Words for
Composers.” Carol is a poet, composer, and painter
interested in the power of the arts in everyday life.

carolworthey.com

-12 noon Lunch: In a local restaurant, to be announced.

-2:00 pm Carolyn Yarnell: Presentation on her Symphony
No. 1. Carolyn is a composer, painter, and photographer
from Huntington Beach, CA.

carolynyarnell.com

-2:30 pm Workshop on Finale Music Notation with Bonnie
Janofsky, who will give us her “10 Favorite Finale Tips.”
Feel free to bring your laptops and your notational problems.
Bonnie is a composer, arranger, orchestrator, jazz drummer,
and Finale guru. A trustee of Local 47 of the Musicians Union,
Bonnie has plenty of good information to share.

-4:00 pm Recital of Music by Deon Nielsen Price, Carol Worthey, Adrienne Albert, et al., by saxophonist Chika Inoue and
pianist Mary Au.

Mary is on the faculty of California State University,
Dominguez Hills, and Chika is an upcoming saxophone star.

-5:00 pm Refreshments & Networking

-5:00 pm Symphonic Band Rehearsal

-7:00 pm Concert of Music by Alex Shapiro, Shelly Hanson,
Carolyn Bremer, Julie Giroux, Deon Nielsen Price, and others.

Conducted by Dr. Berkeley Price and Dr. Jermie Arnold,
Associate Director of Bands, California State University,
Long Beach. AVC Performing Arts Theatre.

*The conference is free; however, you are responsible to
pay for your own lunch and for your evening concert
ticket ($10).

Parking at Antelope Valley College for the day is $1.
Exit Avenue K from the 14 Freeway, and head West on
K to the college.

Park behind the Performing Arts Center. This event
is coordinated by Dr. Jeannie Gayle Pool, 818-606-5743,

[email protected]

This conference is presented in cooperation with the
Antelope Valley College Department of Music, the Los
Angeles Chapter of the National Association of
Composers, U.S.A. (NACUSA), and the American
Society of Music Arrangers and Composers (ASMAC).

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3/25/16

SESSIONS AT THE LOFT:
An Evening with Gary Stockdale

Come enjoy a fun night of irreverant, clever, and provocative
songs from the award-winning composer, Gary Stockdale.
**Warning – Some material may not be suitable for children
Friday, March 25, 7 till 9 PM
General Admission $20/ticket – Limited Seating – Advance Tickets advised: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-evening-with-gary-stockdale-tickets-21438879265
Appetizers will be provided!
Bring your own beverage – wine is encouraged

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5/15/16

LACESMA 75TH ANNIVERSARY DIAMOND JUBILEE GALA

The Los Angeles City Elementary Schools Music Association, LACESMA, is celebrating its 75th Anniversary of promoting elementary music education in LAUSD with a Gala Event in
the Grand Ballroom of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at
the Los Angeles Music Center on Sunday May 15, 2016.

Banquet tickets are $60.00 each and can be purchased by
going to our website at lacesmamusiced.org or by mailing
a check made out to LACESMA to: LACESMA c/o Jeanne
Mitchell, P.O. Box 361 Topanga, CA 90290.

For questions, please email us at [email protected]
At the celebration there will performances by over 100 singers
of the LACESMA Children’s Honor Chorus, some of the 2016
LACESMA Instrumental Scholarship winners, as well as a p
erformance by a celebrity TBA.

We are proud to have Gail Eichenthal, Executive Producer of
KUSC, as the emcee of the Banquet. Please help support
elementary music education in LAUSD by attending this
Gala Celebration! Click here to see the first Promotional
Video Clip of the Gala.

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You can read all previous offerings at:http://www.responsible47.com
UNTIL NEXT TIME,
THE COMMITTEE FOR A MORE RESPONSIBLE LOCAL 47

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You can read all previous offerings at:
http://www.responsible47.com

UNTIL NEXT TIME,
THE COMMITTEE FOR A MORE RESPONSIBLE LOCAL 47

2 Responses to “BRIAN O’CONNOR / WELL, WELL / MEMBER COMMENT / EVENTS”

  1. Anonymous says:

    “The Burbank property is unavailable”

    I guess they’re going to have to change their spin to: “The Time Was Then.”

  2. WOW just what I was searching for. Came here by searching for
    concerto

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