…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


I. ASMAC MASTERCLASSES presents “Steve and Julie Bernstein”
on Music for Animation!

Join us Thursday evening, February 23rd
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Valley College
5800 Fulton Ave., Valley Glen


Julie Bernstein and Steve Bernstein

Music for Animation

Reserve Now
Pay in Advance or at the Door
to guarantee sufficient hand-out materials.

Join ASMAC THURSDAY EVENING – February 23rd-  for an informative
Master Class with two Emmy Award winning composers of the hit
series Animaniacs, Pinky & the Brain, Freakazoid, Histeria! and
Baby Looney Tunes, to name a few. Discover what is involved in
writing music for animation, including effective spotting, thematic
development, musical vocabulary, song parodies and much more.

Four-time Emmy-award-winning composer JULIE BERNSTEIN has
worked in animation as a composer, orchestrator, arranger,
conductor, singer and producer. Animated series include Animaniacs,
Pinky and the Brain, Freakazoid, Histeria!, Tiny Toons, Baby Looney
Toons, Make Way for Noddy, the feature Wakko’s Wish, theatrical
short “Carrotblanca” and CDs Yakko’s World, Animaniacs and Tweety’s
High-Flying Adventure. Her work has been played by the Cleveland
Youth Orchestra, the Kentucky Symphony and the COTA Symphony.
Julie has written numerous arrangements for string quartet and voice,
the most recent having just been recorded in Paris by Natalie Dessay
and members of the Paris Mozart Orchestra. Julie’s arrangement of
“Little Green” by Joni Mitchell, written for the Turtle Island String
Quartet and Tierney Sutton, can be heard on Ms. Sutton’s Grammy-
nominated album “After Blue”.

Collaborations with her husband, composer Steve Bernstein, include:
Make Way for Noddy, Tom and Jerry: Blast Off to Mars, Baby Looney
Tunes (for which they were Emmy-nominated), Disney’s One Saturday
Morning, main title songs for Dig Into History and Steven Spielberg
Presents: Toonsylvania, a CD of songs commissioned by Kid Rhino
Records inspired by the feature Tweety’s High-Flying Adventure, as
well as numerous independent films. Julie and Steve co-wrote “Snapshots”
for oboe, cello and soprano, commissioned by the Young Musicians
Foundation for YMF’s “Living the Legacy” award. They recently wrote
the orchestrations for the very popular Animaniacs Live!, premiered
by the Colorado Symphony.

STEVEN BERNSTEIN is a five-time Emmy-winning composer whose
commercial music spans genres from horror to cartoons. His music
is heard in such hit television series as Animaniacs, Pinky and the
Brain, Freakazoid, and Tiny Toon Adventures, along with the
collaborations listed above with his wife Julie. Recent film scores
include the grisly horror films Pernicious andBlood Lake: Attack of
the Killer Lampreys. He is currently scoring the feature documentary
Mr. Fish: Cartooning From the Deep End.

As an accomplished conductor, orchestrator, arranger and producer,
Steve has worked on numerous motion pictures, TV productions,
popular video games and recordings. His orchestrations can be heard
in the films Skyfall, The Amazing Spiderman, The Spiderwick Chronicles,
Millions, Windtalkers, City by the Sea, How the Grinch Stole Christmas,
The Perfect Storm, Supernova and numerous others. He wrote the
arrangements and produced the album FOREVERMORE for singer-
songwriter Aron Celnick and co-produced the album Tweety’s High-
Flying Adventure with Julie, performing and writing music and lyrics
for many of the tracks. As part of the resurgence of interest in cartoon
music, he has guest-conducted for the Cleveland Youth Orchestra,
the Colorado Symphony and the Kentucky Symphony, performing
several of his own scores live to picture.

Steven has written extensively for the concert hall, receiving several
commissions for large-scale works, both choral and orchestral, and
for various chamber ensembles. He has also been active in the
preservation of classic film scores, from such films as The Wizard of
Oz, Gone With the Wind and The Bride of Frankenstein;  reconstructing
music which had been lost or destroyed,.

Don’t Miss this very special opportunity to learn from the Bernsteins!

Valley College – Music Building
5800 Fulton Ave., Valley Glen, CA
Corner of Fulton & Oxnard

Thursday evening
February 23rd
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
(Check-in & Refreshments – 6:30 pm )

Free parking in lot on corner of Fulton and Oxnard.

ASMAC Members and Students – $25
Non-Members – $40



are now at Culver City Elks the first 
Friday of 
every month.
11160 Washington Pl.
Culver City, 90232


Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at
Viva Cantina
900 Riverside Drive, 

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

We are in the back room called
the Trailside Room. 

Come on down.

Guaranteed to swing.



Elizabeth Farnum, soprano
Claudia Schaer, violin
Max Lifchitz, conductor
The North/South Chamber Orchestra

premieres by

Arthur Gottschalk, David Maves,
Winnie Yang , Margarita Zelenaia

Sunday, February 19 at 3 PM

Christ & St Stephen’s Church
120 West 69th Street (bet Bway & Columbus)
New York City

Free Admission (no tickets necessary)

The North/South Chamber Orchestra celebrates winter on
Sunday afternoon February 19 performing a free-admission
concert featuring four listener-friendly works by American

Soprano Elizabeth Farnum and violinist Claudia Schaer will
appear as soloists while the ensemble’s founder Max Lifchitz
will conduct.

The program will introduce New York City audiences to recent
compositions by Arthur Gottschalk, David Maves, Lan-In Winnie
Yang and Margarita Zelenaia.

The event is part of the Composers Now Festival.

It will take place at the intimate and acoustically superior
auditorium of Christ & St Stephen’s Church (120 West 69th
Street) on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. The free-admission
event will start at 3 PM and end around 4:30 PM. The auditorium
is ADA accessible.

No tickets or reservations needed.

The composers will be in attendance and will introduce their
works to the audience. Composers and soloists are available
for interviews and media events. They may be contacted
through our office.


Arthur Gottschalk is active as composer and arranger for feature
films, television and commercials in the Houston area. A long-time
Rice University faculty member, his musical style has been described
by the international press as “rapturous, argumentative, prickly and
fascinatingly strange.” A winner of the Charles Ives Prize of the
American Academy of Arts and Letters, Gottschalk’s works have
received multiple performances in Europe and the US.

His Imagenes de Cuba (Cuban Images) was inspired by frequent
visits to the Caribbean island as well as by memories of his time
as a trombonist in salsa bands. The work is in three movements:
Manisero, a playful examination of an ancient peanut vendor’s
cry heard to this day in the plazas of old Havana; Guajira, a
typically slow movement which deconstructs the unofficial national
anthem of Cuba and Timba, a boisterous colloquy between the
members of the ensemble displaying a  panoply of salsa and
pachanga rhythms.

David Maves served as Composer-in-Residence for the College of
Charleston in South Carolina, for over 30 years. His catalogue
includes symphonies, concertos and an opera based on Federico
García Lorca’s Bodas de Sangre (Blood Weddings).

Inspired by John Donne’s poem Lovers’ Infinitennes, Maves’ song
cycle The Captive is music envisioned as “….the poet’s lover
reading the poem aloud with wonder; in awe, deeply moved, and
yet perhaps a bit frustrated as conditions pile up as the poet
attempts to construct an imaginary but air-tight intellectual edifice
within which the lovers are inextricably bound to each other —
forever.” Soprano Elizabeth Farnum will deliver the solo voice part.

Active as composer and pianist, Lan-In Winnie Yang has appeared
on concert stages throughout Asia, Europe, and the United States.
Trained at Oberlin, the Manhattan School and Stony Brook University,
Yang serves as Music Director for the Taiwan-NY Music Guild. Her
works have been performed by distinguished soloists and ensembles
including pianist Gilbert Kalish and violinist Philip Setzer. Her many
awards include first prizes from the Taiwan National Composition
and Piano Competitions.

Yang’s Transfiguration is a single movement composition for solo
violin and string orchestra written especially for violinist Claudia
Schaer. Dramatic and powerful, the music is built around mutations
of the four-note gesture heard at the outset. The demanding
writing provides the soloist and ensemble with ample opportunity
for technical display.

Margarita Zelenaia has received grants from the Lower Manhattan
Cultural Council; the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance; and the
American Composers Forum. In her native Russia, her compositions
have been heard as part of the Moscow Autumn Festival; the Young
Peoples’ Arts Festival; and the Moscow Spring Festival. Musical
commentators have observed that “without prejudices and stereotypes
in her writing, Zelenaia possesses a rare ability to infuse her music
with humor and lyrical tenderness, while also producing works of
tremendous depth and seriousness.”

Her work I Believe “aims to convey my hope for world harmony and
peace. It is based on three prayers each representing a different
faith: Jewish, Russian and American gospel.  Prayers have that
natural course of movement, where both the music and the text are
joined at a certain level of vibration.”

Elizabeth Farnum has been praised for her “lovely soaring soprano,
great agility and beautiful tone.” She has appeared at Lincoln Center,
the Library of Congress, London’s Institute for Contemporary Art,
the American Academy at Rome and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.
Her various interests have led her to performances on Broadway, at
the Metropolitan Opera, and to five continents on tour with diverse
ensembles, including early music groups Pomerium and the Waverly

Canadian violinist Claudia Schaer trained at The Juilliard School
before earning a doctorate from Stony Brook University. Described
by the press as a “rock-solid performer” and praised for her
“outstanding musicianship,” Schaer has appeared as soloist at the
Thy Chamber Festival in Denmark; the Berlin Philharmonic’s Opera
Barga Festival in Italy; the Luzerne Festival in Switzerland; and China’s
Nanning Festival.

Conductor Max Lifchitz was awarded first prize in the 1976
International Gaudeamus Competition for Performers of Twentieth
Century Music held in Holland. The San Francisco Chronicle described
him as “a composer of brilliant imagination and a stunning, ultra-
sensitive pianist.” The New York Times praised him for  “clean,
measured and sensitive performances.”

For the complete Winter/Spring concert series schedule please visit

To stream, download and/or purchase the more than 60 compact discs
released on the North/South Recordings label
please go to




February 23rd thru February 26th
Marriott Hotel & Spa
900 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Tentet’s performance
Friday, February 24th @ 2:30pm

For Tickets: 949-759-5003

Remembering the classic sounds & variations of
12 jazz legends to include:

The George Shearing Quintet
The Dave Brubeck Quartet
The Modern Jazz Quartet
The Cal Tjader Quintet
the Ahmad Jamal Trio
Miles, Dizzy and more




Info about upcoming programs through JUNE 2017
at the Free Admission Glendale Noon Concerts series
(concerts every first & third Wednesday at 12:10-12:40 pm)
are listed at

Jacqueline Suzuki
Curator, GNC
818 249 -5108

On Wednesday MARCH 1, 2017 at 12:10-12:40 pm
the Free Admission Glendale Noon Concerts will feature
viola d’amore player Adriana Zoppo, flutist Sherril Woods
and cellist Alexa Haynes-Pilon performing Telemann and Quantz
at the Sanctuary of Glendale City Church,
610 E. California Ave. (at Isabel St), Glendale, CA 91206.
For more information, email [email protected]
or call (818) 244- 7241.

Sanctuary of Glendale City Church,
610 E. California Ave. (at Isabel St), Glendale, CA 91206.
For more information, email [email protected]
or call (818) 244- 7241.

Thank you!
Jacqueline Suzuki
Curator, Glendale Noon Concerts


Mar. 18, 2017 –
Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center
Tuttle: By Steam or By Dream Overture
Inaugural Performance
Prokofiev: Symphony #1 in D major (Classical)
Ben-Haim: Pastorale Variée for
Clarinet, Harp and Strings
Geoff Nudell, clarinetist
Beethoven: Romance for Violin and Orchestra
Ruth Bruegger, violinist
Other concerts in the series

May 13, 2017 – Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center

Saint-Saens: Bacchanale from “Samson and Delilah”
Tchaikovsky: Orchestral Suite No. 2 in C major
Egizi: Orchestral Suite 
“In Memoria di Mio Padre”
Inaugural Performance

Programs subject to change



The Musicians at Play presents
Patrick Williams Big Band Live at the Moss
with special guests Arturo Sandoval and Peter Erskine
Saturday- March 25th, 2017 8:00PM

Click “Buy Tickets” to reserve your tickets up to 12:00 p.m. on the
day of the show (Remaining tickets will be available at door at show time.)

Award-winning composer Patrick Williams presents The Big Band Live!
featuring special guests Arturo Sandoval and Peter Erskine.

VIP – Doors 7:00 p.m. early entry – refreshments

General & Premium – Doors open 7:30 p.m.

Concert starts: 8:00 p.m. (there will be a brief intermission)*



Subscription Concert 3 – Calabasas High School
Stars of the Los Angeles Symphonic Winds
Revel in the artistry of some of the LA Winds’ most
acclaimed performers.
-Geoff Nudell and Parker Gaims (now a member of the US Marine Corps Band) play Felix Mendelssohn’s virtuosic Two Concert Pieces. Also on the program will be two works by the LA Winds’ resident composer,
– Charles Fernandez
• Sunday March 26, 2017
• 2:30 p.m.  Performing Arts Education Centers.

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