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A musical venture for the legal community
An orchestra for members of the legal profession has recently formed under the baton of attorney and symphony conductor Gary S. Greene. “I know many lawyers and judges who are accomplished musicians,” says Greene, “and I believe it will be exciting to bring them together to make music. Especially in these trying times, we need to have harmony in our lives.” Greene, an attorney for 33 years, is a violinist and conductor of the Jr. Philharmonic, the acclaimed young people’s symphony orchestra founded in 1937 by his late uncle, Dr. Ernst Katz.
The Lawyers Phil made its debut on January 30, 2009 at the Metropolitan News-Enterprise’s “Person of the Year” dinner with 30 members. It is now comprised of 55 musicians, and holds regular weekly rehearsals on Monday evenings at Wilshire United Methodist Church in Los Angeles. The orchestra performs for bar association, civic and charitable events. The roster includes judges, attorneys, law students and legal assistants who are conservatory graduates, professional musicians and hobbyists who are dusting off instruments they played in their youth.
Members of the legal profession who are skilled musicians and especially those playing bassoon, French horn, bass trombone, violin, viola, cello and string bass are invited to apply by contacting Greene via email at Conductor@LALawyersPhil.org.
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