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Thousand Oaks Philharmonic Invited to Perform at the 100th Annual Music Teacherís Association of California Convention

Orchestra to perform Piano Concerto No. 2 by Samuel Adler on July 3rd

Thousand Oaks, CA, June 14, 2010 --( The Thousand Oaks Philharmonic, a non-profit organization founded to give local young artists a unique professional performance experience, has been honored with an invitation to perform as the guest orchestra at the 100th Annual Convention of the Music Teachers’ Association of California, “A Century of Education and Service.” The performance will be held July 3, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. at the Los Angeles Airport Marriott Hotel in the Marquis Ballroom.

The Philharmonic will perform during the association’s annual Concerto Competition, accompanying the finals of a state-wide competition. In addition, the MTAC is celebrating the 25th Anniversary of their Friends of Today’s Music (FoTM) program. FoTM was established in 1986 with a firm commitment to the music of today, and to the future of classical music. The group has sponsored the creation of a wide variety of significant works, written especially for students by many of today's leading, internationally renowned composers. Each commissioned work is premiered by young musicians during the MTAC convention while the audience follows along with the published score. Samuel Adler’s Second Piano Concerto was commissioned by the FoTM for the Music Teachers Association of California for the 100th Anniversary of the organization in 1997 and premiered at their convention in San Francisco July 7, 1997.

The Philharmonic received its invitation after several state board members and competition chairs attended several of their previous concerts. Repertoire for the concert, in addition to the Adler Concerto, will include the Rachmaninoff Second Piano Concerto, the Schumann Piano Concerto and the Andante spianato and Grande Polonaise by Frederic Chopin.

Samuel Adler was born March 4, 1928, Mannheim, Germany and came to the United States in 1939. He was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters in May 2001, and then inducted into the American Classical Music Hall of Fame in October 2008. He is the composer of over 400 published works, including 5 operas, 6 symphonies, 12 concerti, 8 string quartets, 4 oratorios and many other orchestral, band, chamber and choral works and songs, which have been performed all over the world.

The Thousand Oaks Philharmonic, a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization, offers an annual series of three concerts performed at Camarillo United Methodist Church and then repeated at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. For more information on the Thousand Oaks Philharmonic’s programs, or to support the opportunities it creates for local youth, please visit the web site,, contact the office at 805.376.2485, or its Founder/Executive Director, Edward Francis via email at For information about auditions, send an email to

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