LAFCI Summer Workshop and concert in Bulgaria with Conrad Pope and Angel Velez

The 4-Day Summer Intensive workshop that has been carried out from June 19-24, 2017 in Ruse, Bulgaria, organized by the Los Angeles Film Conducting Intensive (LAFCI), is currently on its final day. This summer course is designed for graduates who are seeking more podium time to further their conducting technique and rehearsal skills with a live orchestra. The Summer Session hosted two sessions each day for five days, and culminates today with a live concert with participants conducting their own piece with the 40-piece Rousse Philharmonic Orchestra. Each participant will receive a recording of their work as well as video footage of each session with the orchestra.
Rousse Opera House


The concert, called “A Night in Hollywood – Hollywood Love Stories”, and presented by Varèse Live and Los Angeles Film Conducting Intensive, will be held tonight, Saturday June 24th – 7:00 p.m. at the Rousse Opera House in Ruse (Bulgaria), and will be performed by the Rousse Philharmonic Orchestra and conducted by Conrad Pope and Angel Velez, as well as the 10 participants of the course (Greg Sims, Mark Smythe, Christine Hals, Martina Eisenreich, Damian Brell, Vivian Aguiar-Buff, Rafael Enrique Irizarry, Jared Richardson & David Newby).

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This Summer Session, focused on film repertoire, participant piece, and technique review sessions, has been led by faculty members Conrad Pope and Angel Velez.

Hollywood Love Stories 2017 - Poster