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Symphonic Suite for Healing

Saturday, March 01, 2014 8:00 PM
Renée & Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall

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Witness firsthand the healing power of music at the world premiere of a new work by American pianist and composer Mike Garson, entitled "Symphonic Suite for Healing.” A set of twelve movements, “Symphonic Suite for Healing” features original and re-interpreted compositions written in collaboration with patients with various disorders and ailments to treat the human mind, body and soul.

A versatile artist whose wide range of repertoire encompasses classical, jazz, and rock, Mike Garson has worked to make the world a more creative, compassionate and compelling place. Garson is most noted for his work with David Bowie as well as some of the most prolific bands of the alternative rock genre, including Nine Inch Nails and The Smashing Pumpkins.

Concert sponsored by the Foundation for Neuroscience, Stroke and Recovery

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Alzheimer's Association, Orange County Chapter; the National Parkinson Foundation Orange County Chapter; and RTH Stroke Foundation

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DISCLAIMER: Seats located in Dress Terrace and Promenade Terrace are in close proximity to the concert hall organ, which will be in use in short intervals during the performance. Due to the proximity to the organ, the volume may be loud. Please note that due to the seats being located behind the stage, those seated in these sections will not be able to see the screens projecting live footage of the concert; however, there will be no obstruction of the view of the stage itself. If you have questions or concerns, please call our Patron Services Department at (949) 553-2422.


Mike Garson, composer/piano/keyboard
Bruce Donnelly, orchestrator
Southern California Children's Chorus (Lori Loftus, choir director)
Lori Loftus, organ
David Arana, keyboard
Joe LaBarbera, drums
Drew Tretick, violin
Sang Yoon Kim, clarinet
Jim Walker, flute
Riria Niimura, flute
Bob Shepherd, saxophone
and other artists


PAGANINI/GARSON: Jazz Variations
BOWIE/GARSON: Space Oddity
BRUBECK: Blue Rondo A La Turk
GARSON: Symphonic Suite for Healing (world premiere)

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Pre-Concert Lecture

There is no pre-concert lecture currently scheduled for this concert.


World renowned pianist Mike Garson, who has been David Bowie's pianist since 1973, does his version of the Bowie Classic Space Oddity during a very special up close and personal concert at The Vibe in Monrovia, California.

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