The Los Angeles Collaboration

The 2011 Schoenhals Symposium features pianist and Seattle Pacific University alumnus Duane Funderburk and violinist Alex Russell, also known as the Los Angeles Collaboration. The duo “strives to inspire and educate audiences with distinctive programs of original arrangements and classical music. They seek to incorporate their faith in God and their classical training into the music they bring to churches, schools, and concert halls. Their mission includes collaborating with other musicians and educating the next generation of musicians.”

They will give a free concert on Friday, October 21, at 7:30 p.m. in First Free Methodist Church, adjacent to SPU. Free parking is available in the church parking lot. The church is wheelchair accessible.

Funding for this program is provided by the late Dr. Lawrence Schoenhals and his wife, Ruth Boyd Schoenhals, a 1932 alumnua. Dr. Schoenhals served for 28 years in a variety of administrative positions at Seattle Pacific, including chair of the Music Department. He and Ruth later established a grant enabling Free Methodist colleges and universities across the United States to bring Christian artists of national stature to their campuses.

For more information on Funderburk and Russell, visit the Los Angeles Collaboration website.

Posted: Wednesday, October 19, 2011