Jr. Phil still going strong

Wink Martindale, Dr. Ernst Katz, Army Archerd, Conductor Gary S. Greene

The Jr. Philharmonic Orchestra will perform its 71st Anniversary Concert Spectacular on May 4th at 3:30 p.m. in the Shrine Auditorium. Longtime Malibu resident Ernst Katz will be honored by the 125-member young people’s symphony that he founded.

The Al Malaikah Shrine hosts the concert so that all guests can attend for free. Wink Martindale will be the emcee. Actress June Lockhart will be a special guest. Highlighting the evening will be an array of stars from the stage, screen and television conducting the orchestra in the hilarious Celebrity Battle of Batons, hosted by Army Archerd. Gary S. Greene, Katz’s nephew and concertmaster of the Jr. Phil, will conduct the orchestra in an afternoon of popular classics.

Complimentary tickets can be obtained by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to the Jr. Phil, PO Box M, 157 South Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036.