'Secret Garden' is final film in family series at The Alex

May 03, 2003


"The Secret Garden," the 1933 film based on the novel by Frances

Hodgson Burnett, is the final segment in the Family Film Series at 2

p.m. today at The Alex Theatre in Glendale.

An orphaned girl, Mary Lennox (Kate Maberly) discovers a secret

garden at her uncle's home and shares the special refuge with her

cousin and friend.


Pre-show activities at 1 p.m. include an arts-and-crafts project

for children.

The theme of the series has been to promote literacy among young

moviegoers, and there will be a book drawing of many children's


Also, moviegoers who bring a gently used book will receive $1 off

the ticket price. Books will be donated to the Glendale Public


Tickets are $7.50, $5 for children. Tickets are available at the

box office, 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale, or by calling 243-2539.



Violinist Caitlin Tully, 15, makes her Los Angeles debut with

Music Director Jeffrey Kahane and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra

at 8 tonight at The Alex Theatre in Glendale.

Caitlin made her debut with the Vancouver Symphony at 10,

displaying a musical maturity far beyond her years.

She will perform the lyrical Mendelssohn Concerto for violin in E

minor that has long been associated with child prodigies. Also

scheduled during the event will be the world premiere of John

Steinmetz's Concerto for bassoon and orchestra.

Steinmetz is the principal bassoonist for the Los Angeles Opera

Orchestra, held the position of second bassoon with the Los Angeles

Chamber Orchestra for 14 years, and works regularly in motion picture

and recording orchestras. Steinmetz composed his Concerto for bassoon

and orchestra for the chamber orchestra's virtuoso principal bassoon

Kenneth Munday, a long-time friend and colleague.

Tickets range from $15 to $63 and can be purchased online at or at The Alex box office at 216 N. Brand Blvd.,



"A Night at the Opera," featuring opera choruses, ensembles and

arias, will be performed in two free concerts given by the Burbank

Chorale this weekend at the First Presbyterian Church of Burbank, 521

E. Olive Ave.

The concerts are at 7:30 tonight and 4 p.m. Sunday. Music of

composers Carmen, Dido, Aeneas, Lohengrin, Nabucco, Rigoletto,

Tannehauser and more will be presented.

Directing the ensemble is Mikhail Shtangrud, and John Tveit will

accompany the singers on piano.

Special guest appearances at both concerts will be made by the

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