Crown City Symphony (CCS),
directed by Mr. Marvin
Neumann, is pleased to announce the newest in our series
The May Program: Brahms: Tragic Overture Leo Delibes Ballet Suite from Sylvia
Jules Massenet Scenes
Pittoresques - suite no. 4 Weber: Clarinet ConcertoSoloist:
Saturday, May 9, Pasadena
Christian Church, 789 N. Altadena Drive, Pasadena
Sunday, May 10, First Baptist Church of Pasadena,
A native of Southern California, Jim Stanley
first studied clarinet with James Mack and continued his
education with Roger Salander and Mitchell Lurie at USC. Jim also
studied composition while at USC, winning the Jimmy McHugh
Prize in 1978. Since then, Jim has played in numerous
community orchestras throughout the Southland, including principal
clarinet with the Topanga Symphony and Glendale College orchestras as
well as the Pasadena Community Orchestra, Crown City Symphony and
In addition to his orchestral playing, Jim has also been an active
chamber musician, playing in several recent concerts benefiting both
the Topanga and Crown City Symphonies.
Jim has also had a successful career as a tenor, singing with the Los
Angeles Master Chorale and Pasadena Chamber Orchestra Chorus. A
tenor section leader at All Saints' Episcopal Church in Beverly Hills
led to his current position as choir director at Church of the Angels
An active composer, Jim's orchestral composition “Inside
premiered by the Crown City Symphony in 2013. Several of his
compositions have been published by GIA, CanticaNova Publications, and
St. James Music Press.
More concert details are available on
our Concerts page.
Under the leadership of Maestro Marvin Neumann,
Crown City Symphony is an outstanding local symphony with a growing
reputation in the community for presenting fine soloists and familiar
standards as well as new music.
Crown City Symphony has been fortunate to receive grants
from Showcase House for the Arts, Pasadena Tournament of Roses®
Foundation, City of Pasadena, Los Angeles Breakfast Club, and Pasadena
Arts League. It is an all volunteer orchestra and depends on
donations for all its expenses. It was originally sponsored by
the Pasadena Senior Center, but is now under the sponsorship of The
Tuesday Musicale of Pasadena.