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June Lockhart, Ed Asner, Carol Lawrence & More Join LA Lawyers Philharmonic To Help Veterans & Homeless Families

Broadway Musicals with LA Lawyers Phil,  June Lockhart, Ed Asner, Carol Lawrence & More  Highlight Harmony Helps “Pops” Concert  Slated For March 3 at UCLA Royce Hall.   Lawyers and judges who are talented musicians of the LA Lawyers Philharmonic will join celebrity guests to make beautiful music in harmony to help veterans and homeless families. With selections from South Pacific and Guys & Dolls, this fabulous “pops” concert supports Salvation Army charities (Westwood Transitional Village, Bessie & David Pregerson Child Development Center & GrowGood urban farm). It’s a musical evening with the Los Angeles Lawyers Philharmonic, under the baton of its Founder-Conductor Gary S. Greene that features celebrities to help those in need. Actress June Lockhart will make a special appearance. Actor Ed Asner will narrate “The Impossible Dream.” Singer-Dancer Carol Lawrence will entertain. KNBC 4’s Fritz Coleman will MC. Singer-Songwriter Rozzi Crane will perform. Soprano Golda Berkman, 16, will sing Puccini’s beloved aria, “Un Bel Di,” from Madame Butterfly. Hon. Arthur Gilbert will perform Leroy Anderson’s “The Typewriter” with the orchestra.

The event will be held on Thursday, March 3rd, 2016, 7:30 pm at the acclaimed UCLA’s Royce Hall (340 Royce Hall, Los Angeles, CA 90095), and tickets range from $25 to $100, with just $10 for students and active members of the military.  Ticket Proceeds To Benefit Salvation Army Charities (Westwood Transitional Village, Bessie & David Pregerson Child Development Center & GrowGood).

Maestro Greene with Tony Award winner June Lockhart and LA Lawyers Phil sponsor Thomas Girardi, Esq., of Girardi | Keese
The Los Angeles Lawyers Philharmonic is the creation of founder-conductor Gary S. Greene, a violinist, conductor and practicing attorney for more than 40 years. He is also the founder of the 100-member chorus, Legal Voices as well as “America’s #1 Legal Band,” Gary Greene, Esq. and His Big Band of Barristers. Proclaimed by the City of Los Angeles as “LA’s Only Legal Orchestra,” the Los Angeles Lawyers Philharmonic held its first rehearsal on January 19, 2009 with 30 legal musicians and Maestro Greene on the podium. Since then, the orchestra has grown to 75 members and has performed more than 40 concerts. The LA Lawyers Phil is proud to support the Salvation Army. The mission of the LA Lawyers Phil, Legal Voices and the Big Band of Barristers is to raise funds for those who cannot afford legal services and for other charitable organizations. These musical groups are where lawyers, judges, law students and legal staff meet in harmony. The members include conservatory graduates, professional musicians and some hobbyists who are dusting off instruments they played in their youth. Others are harmonizing using their voices that are more commonly heard in courtrooms than on the concert stage. Nevertheless, the music prevails. The Los Angeles Lawyers Philharmonic is a recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. For more information, visit or call (323) 525-1800. Email us:, Like us on Facebook:, Follow us on Twitter: @LALawyersPhil

Maestro Greene with LA Lawyers Phil Executive Director Debra Greene and actor Ed Asner who will narrate The Impossible Dream

The Salvation Army’s Westwood Transitional Living Village provides 40 apartments for homeless families; many are veterans. Families receive comprehensive health services, psychological counseling, life-skills classes, educational and employment placement support throughout their stay. Resident’s children 2.9 – 5 years of age, can attend the Pregerson Child Development Center, at no cost. The Salvation Army is a recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. 50% of each ticket is a tax-deductible donation. For more information and tickets, visit

Founder-Conductor Gary S. Greene leading the LA Lawyers Philharmonic

The Bessie & David Pregerson Child Development Center provides a healthy, nurturing and creative learning environment for 60 children. Under the direction of highly qualified staff, the Center prepares each child for successful entry into kindergarten and ongoing achievement in later school years. The state licensed full-day preschool program emphasizes emotional, physical and social development and focuses on cognitive growth through state-of-the art early childhood development practices and instruction.

Carol Lawrence will sing and entertain

Grow Good Urban Farm, in partnership with the Salvation Army’s Bell Homeless Shelter has transformed a 1.5-acre parcel of land into a small farm. In 2015, GrowGood provided over 2,500 lbs of fresh produce as well as therapeutic and job training opportunities for Shelter residents, many of whom are veterans. In 2016 GrowGood will launch its UCLA-award winning social enterprise business plan to grow microgreens on-site and sell them to LA’s finest restaurants – residents will be involved in every stage of the business.

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Singer-Songwriter Rozzi Crane will perform
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Fritz Coleman will MC
Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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