RSPL double-header set for National Stadium

first_imgIndependence Park Limited (IPL) has brokered a partnership with the Premier League Clubs Association (PLCA) for a Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) double-header at the National Stadium on Monday night. The scheduled Monday-night games will see Boys’ Town playing Humble Lion, starting at 5:30 p.m., to be followed by a clash between old foes Tivoli Gardens and Harbour View, which kicks off at 8:00 p.m. Both parties decided to come together to have games played in the nation’s best facility in an effort to aid the development of local football. Major Desmon Brown, general manager at IPL, the government agency responsible for the National Stadium complex, says that Monday’s games are being played on a trial basis. “It is a trial. We hope that it will be successful in order to continue playing Premier League games there,” Major Brown told The Gleaner yesterday. “The gate receipts will be shared 50-50 between the IPL and PLCA and the clubs will also earn.” “We want to go back to the days where successful clubs’ matches were held at the stadium in the right atmosphere. Now, it is part of the drive to develop local football,” Major Brown added. The IPL will be responsible for additional cost to stage the games. Meanwhile, general manager of the PLCA, Patricia Garel, says that the league’s title sponsor Red Stripe is also fully behind the matches being played inside the National Stadium. “Red Stripe is fully involved. We think that the selection of games would be good to attract spectators as it depends on the turnout on Monday night,” Garel shared. Only the grandstand section will be open with tickets going for $500.last_img read more

Symphony to feature world-renowned cellist

first_imgWHITTIER – Antonio Lysy, one of the world’s top cellists, will be featured when the Rio Hondo Symphony Orchestra presents the third of a season of four free concerts at 3 p.m. Sunday at Whittier High School’s Vic Lopez Auditorium on Whittier Avenue at Bailey Street. The concert, titled “Mostly Romantic,” will feature Lysy performing Wagner’s “Good Friday Spell” from “Parsifal,” “Symphony No. 2 in D Major” by Brahms and “Cello Concerto in A Major” by Schumann. The symphony, in its 74th season, will be conducted by Wayne Reinecke, in his 19th season with the orchestra. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “Although the concerts are free, nothing happens without your help,” said Bob Orpin, Rio Hondo Symphony Association president. “The future of the orchestra depends upon the generous financial support of individual and corporate donors.” The symphony is also sponsored by the cities of Whittier, Pico Rivera and Santa Fe Springs, as well as Rio Hondo College and the Rio Hondo Symphony Guild. All who give a $20 tax deductible donation will be listed in the concert program. Contributors of $100 or more are invited to the buffet reception after all concerts of the season. For more information, call (562) 698-8626. – From staff reports last_img read more