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Irvine Classical Players - Seraphim Symphony



Biography

Founded in 2003 by Professor Georgette Popa, the Irvine Classical Players offers a wide variety of programs including the Seraphim Symphony, Seraphim Winds, Irvine Classical Players Chamber Orchestra, and the Irvine Classical Players Winds. Mission statement The Irvine Classical Players’ Mission is to provide a highly competitive, artistic, musical environment in which every outstanding young musician has the unique opportunity to perform as a soloist within an orchestral setting. The Irvine Classical Players is dedicated to educating, promoting, nurturing and premiering, nationally and internationally the next generation of young artist performers. In order to assure the highest level of performance and musicianship, members of the Irvine Classical Players have the opportunity to participate in sectionals and master classes with world-renowned soloists and pedagogues. While tending to the multifaceted needs of the young emerging artists, including the debut solo performances on the international stage, members of the Irvine Classical Players participate in international concert tours every other year. The Irvine Classical Players - Seraphim Symphony most recent performances include concerts during the 2012 London Olympic Games in London, Oxford, Bristol and Edinburgh/Scotland. Most notable concerts held at the War and Peace Museum at Caen, the XI Century Abbey of Mont Saint Michael in Normandy, Paris, Lyon, Arles and Saint Malo, Rome, Florence, Venice and Trevi in Italy and several other performances troughout Spain and Portugal. The Irvine Classical Players is proud to announce that it has received the official invitation from the Shaolin Monastery where they will be performing as part of the 2014 Philippines-China International Concert Tour. The Irvine Classical Players is deeply humbled and honored to have been chosen to be the first youth orchestra in the world to perform at the Shaolin Monastery, built in the year 495 on the central peak of Mount Song, one of the sacred mountains of China.
Irvine Classical Players