A free weekly summer concert series kicks off on Thursday at .
The 75-member Marina del Rey Summer Symphony, conducted by Frank Fetta will perform on Thursday, followed by three more classical concerts on July 26, Aug. 9 and 23.
And, pop musicians will be playing on several Saturdays throughout the summer starting July 21, including six-time Grammy winner Arturo Sandoval and singer Lisa Loeb.
All concerts begin at 7 p.m.
Concertgoers can take the WaterBus from six locations to and from the concert site, or catch beach shuttle, which will operate with special hours to and from Burton Chace Park on concert nights. Parking is available at county lots 4 and 77 on Mindanao Way or lot 5 on Bali Way.
75-member Marina del Rey Summer Symphony, conducted by Frank Fetta, along with finalists from the Loren L. Zachary National Vocal Competition for an evening of “Opera at the Shore.”
Co-headline show of two female singer-songwriters with unique musical styles, acclaimed musicians Shelby Lynne and Lisa Loeb.
The orchestra performs music from Elgar, Walton and Delilus as part of the theme of “Looking to England,” which will feature popular radio personality Rich Capparela of KUSC-FM 91.5 as the narrator in Benjamin Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra. Mr. Capparela also acts as the host of all four concerts in the classical concert series.
Six-time Grammy-award winning trumpeter, pianist and composer Arturo Sandoval performs original as well as standard jazz compositions in his signature style.
Twin pianists Christina and Michelle Naughton will perform Poulenc’s Concerto in D minor for Two Pianos as they join the Orchestra’s program of “Remembering France,” which will also include Debussy and Ravel.
The Grammy-nominated rock band Ambrosia will perform music and hits influenced by rhythm-and-blues and classical music.
Maestro Fetta welcomes back Lindsay Deutsch to Burton Chace Park with her artful arrangement of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, as part of the Orchestra’s theme of “Russians There and Here,” which will also include Serge Rachmaninov and John Adams.
Disco and post-disco icon Evelyn “Champagne” King singing her best-known hits.