Photo Flash: Los Angeles Lawyers Philharmonic Honor Richard Sherman at Disney Hall

Founder-Conductor Gary S. Greene, Esq., led the Los Angeles Lawyers Philharmonic and its chorus, Legal Voices, dubbed "LA's Only Legal Orchestra & Chorus," in their 7th Annual Concert Extraordinaire on Saturday evening, June 18 at Walt Disney Concert Hall. The Sherman Brothers' memorable Disney music and works by composers Aaron Copland and Leonard Bernstein highlighted the evening. KFI Radio host Bill Handel, Esq., MC'd. Lawyers and judges, who are more commonly heard in the courtroom, were on the stage of Disney Hall making music together in perfect harmony while raising funds for those who cannot afford legal services.

The program featured music by American composers (Bernstein, Copland and Ferde Grofé), with works from Candide, Appalachian Spring, Rodeo and the Grand Canyon Suite. Sherman Brothers' favorites included Mary Poppins and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, along with enchanting music from Tom Sawyer, The Jungle Book and the Disneyland theme parks. Plus the famed songwriting brothers' well-known Rock n' Roll classics including "Tall Paul," "You're Sixteen," "Pineapple Princess," "Monkey's Uncle" and "Let's Get Together," were performed with The Honorable Arthur Gilbert (presiding justice of the California Court of Appeal, 2nd District) on keyboard. The grand finale was the iconic "It's A Small World" conducted by Richard M. Sherman.

Tony Award-winning star and attorney Michael Maguire, Esq. was featured soloist in "Goin' Home" from Dvo_ák's New World Symphony with the LA Lawyers Phil. Anthony Crivello, a Tony Award-winning Broadway actor who stars as Louis Prima in Louis & Keely Live at the Sahara sang "I Wanna Be Like You" from The Jungle Book.

The Honorable Steven Z. Perren, Associate Justice of the California Court of Appeal in the 2nd District, performed the baritone solo in The Sherman Brothers' "River Song" from Tom Sawyer and The Honorable Curtis A. Kin, Judge of the Los Angeles Superior Court, sang "Chim Chim Cher-ee" from Mary Poppins.

Photos by Steve Eichner

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Photo Flash: Los Angeles Lawyers Philharmonic Honor Richard Sherman at Disney Hall
Standing ovation for legendary songwriter and honoree, Richard M. Sherman.

Photo Flash: Los Angeles Lawyers Philharmonic Honor Richard Sherman at Disney Hall
Legendary songwriter Richard M. Sherman receives the LA Lawyers Philharmonics prestigious June Lockhart Humanitarian Award (the Junie from Maestro Gary S. Greene and Executive Director Debra Marisa Kaiser.

Photo Flash: Los Angeles Lawyers Philharmonic Honor Richard Sherman at Disney Hall
Maestro Greene with concert pianist and star of Pianist on Willesden Lane, Mona Golabek.

Photo Flash: Los Angeles Lawyers Philharmonic Honor Richard Sherman at Disney Hall
Richard M. Sherman conducts the LA Lawyers Phil and Legal Voices in The Sherman Brothers' Its A Small World.

Photo Flash: Los Angeles Lawyers Philharmonic Honor Richard Sherman at Disney Hall
Tony Award-winning actors who were featured with the LA Lawyers Philharmonic are (from left) Michael Maguire, Esq., who sang Goin Home and Anthony Crivello who sang The Sherman Brothers classic I Wanna Be You from The Jungle Book.

Photo Flash: Los Angeles Lawyers Philharmonic Honor Richard Sherman at Disney Hall
Baritone Eric Castro, Esq. (partner at Lewis Brisbois) sings Leonard Bernsteins Make Our Garden Grow from Candide with soprano and legal assistant Rene Burkett.

Photo Flash: Los Angeles Lawyers Philharmonic Honor Richard Sherman at Disney Hall
In the Green Room (from left) Maestro Greene, Natalie Gordon, Victoria Gordon, Richard Sherman, piano player Hon. Arthur Gilbert (presiding justice of the California Court of Appeal) and concert producer Debra Marisa Kaiser.

Photo Flash: Los Angeles Lawyers Philharmonic Honor Richard Sherman at Disney Hall
Maestro Greene, singer-actress Erika Jayne Girardi of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills with her husband who is LA Lawyers Phil sponsor and renowned trial attorney Thomas V. Girardi, Esq., of Girardi and Keese.

Photo Flash: Los Angeles Lawyers Philharmonic Honor Richard Sherman at Disney Hall
Founder-Conductor Gary S. Greene, Esq., leads the LA Lawyers Philharmonic and Legal Voices.

Photo Flash: Los Angeles Lawyers Philharmonic Honor Richard Sherman at Disney Hall
Backstage at the 7th Annual Disney Hall Concert with Maestro Gary Greene, harpist Lori Gordon, Master of Ceremonies Bill Handel (KFI Radio host), and Terry Greene (at right).

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