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Classical Music and dollar boat shuttles from the north side of the Marina sound fun? It isn’t in Venice, but this popular series of free outdoor concerts is held in one of the most spectacular waterfront settings in Marina Del Rey, Burton W. Chace Park. Attracting stellar musical talent, four classical music concerts featuring the 75-member Marina del Rey Summer Symphony alternate with four exciting pop concerts on select Thursday and Saturday evenings. All concerts are free to the public. Concerts begin at 7 p.m., and generally last about two hours.
Classical Concert Dates
• Thursday, July 9
• Thursday, July 23
• Thursday, August 6
• Thursday, August 20
Pop Concert Dates
• Saturday, July 18
• Saturday, August 1
• Saturday, August 15
• Saturday, August 29
Performance Schedule after the jump:
Thursday, July 9
Frank Fetta and the Marina del Rey Summer Symphony present the Southern California Master Chorale in works by Francis Poulenc, Ralph Vaughan-Williams, and the reprise of Carl Orff’s masterpiece “Carmina Burana.”
Saturday, July 18
Tony Award-winning singer Christine Andreas sings the music of Broadway, with piano accompaniment.
Thursday, July 23
Four brilliant young winners and finalists from the Loren Zachary Vocal Competition are soloists with Frank Fetta and the Marina del Rey Summer Symphony in arias and ensembles from much loved operas.
Saturday, August 1
One of America’s most celebrated singing groups, the Four Aces, appear in concert, performing some of their many Grammy winning songs, accompanied by their band.
Thursday, August 6
Frank Fetta and the Marina del Rey Summer Symphony perform works by Debussy and Copland. Winner of the 2008 Jose Iturbi Competition, pianist Rufus Choi, is soloist with the orchestra in Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3.
Saturday, August 15
John Davidson, award winning star of Broadway musicals and feature films, recording artist, and well-known host and star of numerous TV series, makes his debut appearance at these concerts.
Thursday, August 20
Frank Fetta and The Marina del Rey Summer Symphony welcome musical legends Cleo Laine and John Dankworth for a never-to-be-forgotten concert of jazz and pop classics.
Saturday, August 29
The “Singer’s Singer” Sue Raney appears with her band in concert, featuring some of the songs from her new album paying tribute to Doris Day.
• Public Lot #4 –13500 Mindanao Way; one block from Chace Park (370 spaces) $5
• Public Lot #5 – 4545 Admiralty Way; three blocks from Chace Park (219 spaces) $5
• Dock 52 – 13501 Fiji Way; between Admiralty Way and Fisherman’s Village (232 spaces) Free
Limited disabled parking is available in all public lots. Concert parking is not allowed in Waterside Shopping Center.
In support of the four Thursday evening classical concerts, the Marina del Rey Summer WaterBus will operate from 5 p.m. – Midnight those evenings. It will also be operating as scheduled (11 a.m. – Midnight), for each Saturday performance.
Also supporting the Thursday evening classical concerts, the Marina del Rey Summer Weekend Beach Shuttle will operate from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. those evenings. It will also be operating as scheduled (10 a.m. – 10 p.m.), for each Saturday performance.
Printed performance schedules are available in most local hotels, on public information boards, and in the Marina del Rey Visitors Center at 4701 Admiralty Way.
Driving to Marina del Rey
From the north, drive south on San Diego Freeway (405–S), past the junction with Santa Monica Freeway (10). Exit at Marina Freeway (90) West and continue approximately 2.5 miles. As the freeway ends, turn left onto Mindanao Way. Continue on Mindanao Way for approximately 1.5 miles to Chace Park.
From the south, drive north on San Diego Freeway (405-N), past Los Angeles International Airport. Exit at Marina Freeway (90) West and continue approximately 2.5 miles. Before the freeway ends, turn left onto Mindanao Way. Continue on Mindanao Way for approximately 1.5 miles to Chace Park.
From the east, drive west on Santa Monica Freeway (10-W) to San Diego Freeway South (405-S). Exit at Marina Freeway (90) West and continue approximately 2.5 miles. Before the freeway ends, turn left onto Mindanao Way. Continue on Mindanao Way for approximately 1.5 miles to Chace Park.