Ruslan Biryukov & Frank Fetta
Ruslan Biryukov, founder of The Glendale Philharmonic as well as Cello Soloist Orchestra and Frank Fetta, Conductor and Music Director join ML in studio for a really fun time as they invite you to their concert on 01/10/15 as part of Positive Motions Concert Series. First Baptist Church of Glendale 209 N. Louise St. Glendale CA
Founder of the Glendale Philharmonic Orchestra and Artistic Director of Positive Motions Concert Series in Los Angeles, heralded as a charismatic performer who captivates the attention of his audiences, Ruslan Biryukov is a much sought-after young musician who is committed to a lifetime of music making by sharing the art of music with worldwide audiences from all walks of life. Since 2003 Mr. Biryukov resides in Los Angeles, California. He was awarded permanent residency from the U.S. government as an "Extraordinary Ability Artist". The title means that he has "sustained national or international acclaim and the achievements have been recognized" in his field, according to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Additionally, Mr. Biryukov is the only Russian cellist granted American Private Pilot license and enjoys flying airplanes as a hobby. To read more about Ruslan Biryukov visit
CelloArt.com or GlendalePhil.com orPositiveMotions.org.
The Glendale Philharmonic soldiers on, and its fifth anniversary concert returns to where it began: First Baptist Church in Glendale. The ensemble's new music director, Frank Fetta, will lead a program of Mozart's Symphony No. 1, Aaron Copland's "Appalachian Spring," Arthur Honegger's "Summer Pastorale," Scott Joplin's "The Entertainer" and Haydn's Cello Concerto No. 1, with Biryukov as soloist. Popular KUSC-FM host Rich Capparela will be the evening's narrator. The program is the first in the orchestra's "Positive Motions" concert series, which will include chamber music concerts on March 28 and May 10. The March concert — featuring Los Angeles Opera concertmaster Roberto Cani, well-known pianist Armen Guzelimian, and Biryukov on cello playing music by Arno Babajanian and Dmitri Shostakovich — will be in memory of the Armenian genocide victims.