Green Brooms Winter Concert a Rousing Success!

Green Brooms Music Academy Offering Holiday Special

PHOTO: Flora Petrosian | SouthPasadenan.com | a powerful vocal performance by Melissa Bautista, accompanied by instructor Alex Domingo at the Green Brooms Winter Concert in South Pasadena

Green Brooms Music Academy students performed a festive, winter music concert held on the stage at the South Pasadena Masonic Lodge. About 85 students performed in five programs which saw solo vocal and instrumental performances as well as duets and trios with their teachers and other students. One of the show-stoppers saw a banjo student who built a robot that was programmed to play a paper-constructed banjo alongside him!

PHOTO:Flora Petrosian | SouthPasadenan.com | Green Brooms banjo student Ethan Vetrone plays with the robot he designed

The concert was a rousing success and Green Brooms owner, Manuel Lozano, tells us, “we were excited to produce our 5th year of Winter Concerts here in South Pasadena. Nura Creitz, our recital director, always does a wonderful job of planning a diverse set of concerts.”

PHOTO: Flora Petrosian | SouthPasadenan.com | One of the five concert groups – Front Row – Avery Wong, Eliana Wong. Second Row l-r: Alex Stephenson, Sage Snyder, Loren Baker, Jacob Barreras, Will Schwartz, Eva Stephenson, Kai Tilley, William Hubbard, Jesse Benitez
Third Row l-r: Emily Guman, Addison Chun, Jack Pestana, Jane Mather Joe Benitez, Jack Yang, Emma Philipson, Zachary Lee
4th Row – Instructors: Alex Domingo, Michael Carpenter, Ryan Studer, Elizabet Zharoff, Vanessa Morse

Lozano went on to say, “this year we had some unique beginner performances as well as more elaborate collaborations between students and faculty. We are very proud to be a part of this community and grateful to have the opportunity to provide a space for students and families to come together to appreciate musicianship.”

PHOTO: Flora Petrosian | SouthPasadenan.com | Instructor Michael Carpenter Jr. plays a duet with his student, Poppy McCargo.

Lozano says the goals for 2018 are to open up the school for more cultural events and to find more opportunities within the community for their students to gain experience performing in a live setting.

PHOTO: Flora Petrosian | SouthPasadenan.com | A vioin solo by Miranda Houghton at the Green Brooms Winter Concert in South Pasadena

This holiday season Green Brooms is offering a holiday gift certificate special;  buy one month of music lessons, get the second month half off! It’s the perfect holiday gift for a family member or friend, or, yourself! Monthly lessons can be bought in either increments of 30 minutes, 45 minutes and 60 minutes. Call Green Brooms at 626.808.4031 to purchase a gift certificate. The offer is valid through Friday, December 22nd.

*Current students can use gift certificates for additional instruments, but not towards current tuition.

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