Performance with LADSO Sunday June 10th 2012, 7pm

Hello Everyone!

I’m a member of the Los Angeles Doctors Symphony Orchestra and we have an upcoming concert. This is our last concert of the season so come and join us for a night of beautiful music!


The Los Angeles Doctors Symphony Orchestra, under the music direction of Dr. Ivan Shulman, joins with renowned LA Philharmonic violinist Robert Gupta, in a program featuring the music of Mozart and Beethoven, Sunday, June 10, 2012 at 7:00PM. The concert, held in the Grand Lounge of the Ebell of Los Angeles, benefits Street Symphony, the non-profit foundation which Gupta formed in 2011. Street Symphony is an ensemble of “musical activists” who are dedicated to delivering the tremendous therapeutic power of live classical music to mentally ill individuals living in deeply impoverished, disenfranchised communities in Los Angeles. The mission of Street Symphony meshes closely with the Doctors Symphony goal of “enriching our communities through the healing power of music.”

The evening’s music program includes the Los Angeles-area premier of Leo Weiner’s Carnival – Humoresque for Small Orchestra; Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 in A-major, “Turkish”, with Robert Gupta as soloist; and the Dvorak Mazurek, Opus 49 also featuring Robert Gupta. The featured work of the evening will be the Beethoven Symphony No. 7 in A-major.

Indian-American violinist Robert Vijay Gupta joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic in June 2007 at the age of 19. Prior to joining the orchestra, Gupta received a Master’s degree in Music from Yale University and a Bachelor’s degree in biology from Marist College. In addition to his other honors and accomplishments, Gupta is a 2011 TED Senior Fellow.

Throughout his undergraduate course of study, Gupta held Research Assistant positions at CUNY Hunter College in New York City, where he worked on spinal cord neuronal regeneration, and at the Harvard Institutes of Medicine Center for Neurologic Diseases, where he studied the biochemical pathology of Parkinson’s disease. Gupta is passionate about discovering more about how music affects neuronal plasticity, especially in early education and neurological disorders. Gupta’s interest in Nathaniel Ayres, the mentally challenged musician who was helped and written about by Steve Lopez in his bestselling book, later made into a movie, The Soloist prompted his founding Street Symphony.

Tickets for the Friday, June 10th, 7:00 PM season finale concert are $25.00 for adults; $20 for students and seniors (children 10 and under admitted free with a paying adult). Tickets may be reserved by calling (323) 364-4826, online at, or visiting the orchestra’s website, The Grand Lounge of the Ebell of Los Angeles is located at 743 S. Lucerne Blvd, at the corner of Wilshire Blvd. There is ample parking available.

THE LOS ANGELES DOCTORS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, founded in 1953, presents a series of concerts at its new permanent home, the historic Ebell of Los Angeles, as well as free community concerts in Culver City, West Hollywood and LaVerne, as it fulfills its mission of enriching Southern California communities through the healing power of music. Dr. Ivan Shulman, MD, is the orchestra’s music director, a post he has held since 1990.

The LADSO is supported, in part, with grants from the City Arts Project, City of West Hollywood Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission, the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, and the Office of Supervisor Yaroslavsky.

STREET SYMPHONY (, is an ensemble of “musical activists”, who bring a live classical musical outreach concert series to greatly underserved mentally ill living within homeless, incarcerated, and Veteran communities on Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles.

THE EBELL OF LOS ANGELES ( is an educational and philanthropic organization, founded by women in 1894. Its mission is to participate in and encourage the educational, cultural and social growth of the diverse Los Angeles community. The Ebell administers a college scholarship fund for women and men, and a program assisting women in need. The Ebell also maintains and preserves its art collections, historic Clubhouse and Wilshire Ebell Theatre.

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