Meet Richard Thompson composer/pianist and performer at 50th Anniversary SYMPHONY of BROTHERHOOD Concert

Richard Thompson is a performer and composer whose work resists a single stylistic category. His compositions combine European and African-American styles, so that the formal structures of European classical music develop ideas, which are essentially jazz in nature. Originally from Aberdeen, Scotland, Mr. Thompson made his debut at the Purcell Room, in the Royal Festival…

Meet Polli Chambers-Salazar performing at 50th Anniversary SYMPHONY of BROTHERHOOD Concert

Pianist Polli Chambers-Salazar has performed across the United States and Canada. Ms. Chambers-Salazar specializes in presenting classical recitals that inform and involve the audience, and originated the Classics Become Eclectic series. She has appeared on KCBS Television and KUSC Radio, and recently completed “First Flight,” a compact disc recording of solo piano music by Beethoven,…

Meet Annelle Gregory performing at 50th Anniversary SYMPHONY of BROTHERHOOD Concert

Annelle Kazumi Gregory began studying violin at an early age and currently studies under Michael & Irina Tseitlin at the California Institute of Music. Annelle is a gold medalist of the 2012 National NAACP ACT-SO competition and a laureate of the 2013 National Sphinx Competition. In 2010, as part of a national tour, Annelle performed at Carnegie Hall as a member…

Meet Jumi Kim performing at 50th Anniversary SYMPHONY of BROTHERHOOD Concert

Jumi Kim is currently teaching voice at Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo, CA. She has a doctoral degree from Ball State University, master’s degree from Indiana University and a bachelor’s degree from Ewha Woman’s University in Seoul. Dr. Kim has taught voice for several years at both Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion and IPFW (Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne). …

July 5, 2013 Centenarian Celebration for Mr. Leon Martin

Long Beach Central Area Association/MusicUNTOLD presented a birthday party to celebrate the 100th birthday of Mr. Leon Martin. Congressman Lowenthal, Supervisor Knabe, Mayor Foster and Councilman Andrews provided certificates of recognition. Pianist Myrna Castillo, singer Felipe Ruiz, and singer/guitarist Steve Guillory contributed song performances and Mr. Leon Martin sang a spiritual. Mr. Martin is a retired…