Marina del Rey Summer Symphony, Waterside Concerts in Burton Chace Park



The summer of 2014 finds us again, and gratefully, heading west for a series of concerts at Burton Chace Park, Marina del Rey. Frank Fetta is the conductor and music director, and the Culver City Symphony Orchestra is the parent orchestra.

This is our fifteen year of presenting concerts at Burton Chace Park, and we anticipate another glorious summer of music in the park.

Come join us. We will be performing popular works in one of most beautiful settings in town to hear Classical Music, particularly if you like the grand Pacific Ocean and SoCal beach ambience.

All concerts are admission free.

Make it a mini/micro staycation.

Bring a picnic, a jacket, a blanket to sit on.

If you bring a chair, please make sure it has a

low back to not obstruct the view of those behind you.

Watch the boats in the Marina and the clouds

roll by, feel the ocean air on your face, tune out the day

and tune in to Classical Music along the water.


and for more information.

The summer concerts are solely funded by Los Angeles County, Department of Beaches and Harbors with the much appreciated support from Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe. We thank Supervisor Knabe for his support and vision for these special concerts. If you attend these concerts, why not send Supervisor Knabe a note of thanks for his vision and efforts:  LINK

Burton Chace Park
13650  Mindanao  Way, Marina  del  Rey,  CA  90292

Department of Beaches and Harbors

Gary Jones-Acting Director

Kerry Silverstrom-Chief Deputy Director

Carol Baker-Division Chief of the Community & Marketing Services Division


County Lot 4: 13500 Mindanao Way,

West of Admiralty Way-fee as posted

County Lot 5: 4545 Admiralty Way,

entrance on Bali Way-fee as posted

County Lot 77: 13560 Mindano Way,

West of Admiralty Way-fee as posted

The Culver City Symphony Orchestra is the parent orchestra.

Sign up for our mailing list: LINK

The orchestra rehearses at West Los Angeles College: LINK

Rich Capparela of KUSC, 91.5fm, is the concert host: LINK


Thursday, July 10, 7:00PM

Opera at the Shore

In a repeating summer favorite, the concert features Finalists and Winners from the Loren L. Zachary National Vocal Competition in arias and ensembles from some of the best-loved operas. Conductor Frank Fetta leads the Marina del Rey Summer Symphony.

Music of Donizetti, Bernstein, Massenet, Verdi, Dvorák, Wagner, Pucinni, Rossini, Floyd, Saint-Saëns, and Bellini.

Singers: (From Top Row, Left to Right) Kiri Deonarine-Soprano; Marina Harris-Soprano; Cassandra Zoe Velasco-Mezzo Soprano; Cesar Sanchez-Tenor; and Zeffin Quinn Hollis-Baritone.


Thursday, July 24, 7:00PM

Symphonic Celebrations - William Hagen, violin

Maestro Frank Fetta and the Marina del Rey Summer Symphony celebrate the fifteen years of these summer concerts with favorites.

Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto, with William Hagen, ",,,,,young violinist wows the crowd,,,;"

Prokofiev: "Romeo and Juliet," Excerpt

Copland: Hoedown from “Rodeo”

Mussorgsky: "Pictures at an Exhibition"

Thursday, August 7, 7:00PM

Lights. Camera. Movie Music Yana Reznik-Piano, LINK 

Across the city from Marina del Rey is Hollywood/Culver City, where film images for the ages were, and continue to be created. Music has always been part of the movies from the silent films to today. A movie score can raise a film to greater heights.  


Movie magic has longed been talked about, and these Classical Waterside Concerts at Burton Chace Park have their own magic. Combine the two, and it is a very promising evening. Frank Fetta conducts the Marina del Rey Summer Symphony.



The National Anthem

Harold Arlen: Suite: Over the Rainbow  

Craig Safan: "Remo Williams Overture"-Remo Williams Overture, Composer's Notes.   

James Horner: Suite from "Titanic" Take Her to Sea, Never An Absolution, Southam

Hard to Starboard, My Heart Will Go On  

 Richard Addinsell: "The Warsaw Concerto" from "Dangerous Moonlight," Yana Reznik-Piano




George Gershwin: "Rhapsody in Blue," from "The Great Gatsby," Yana Reznik-Piano 

John Willilams: "Star Wars" Suite for Orchestra,

I. Main Title, II. Princess Leia's Theme, III. The Imperial March (Darth Vadar's Theme),  

IV. Yoda's Theme, V. Throne Room & End Title

"Concert Celesta provided by Kasimoff-Blüthner Piano Co.,

Hollywood, CA "


Rich Capparela

Capparela Bio - Full.pdf