Our mission is to present classical chamber music concerts to the Altadena community performed by professional Altadena musicians who perform with area ensembles such as the Los Angeles Philharmonic, LA Chamber Orchestra, LA Opera, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Pasadena Symphony and others.
Our Upcoming Season
Our 2023 season will feature three free chamber music concerts at the Altadena Main Library (generously underwritten by the Library) and two free chamber music concerts at the Altadena Community Church.
Altadena Main Library
600 E Mariposa St, Altadena, CA
MUSIC FOR FLUTE, VIOLIN, VIOLA and HARP
Sunday, January 29, 2023 at 3:00 pm
Works with interesting connections—the Max Reger “Serenade” (flute, violin, viola) and Claude Debussy “Sonata” (flute, viola, harp) were both written in 1915. Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Serenade” (flute, violin, viola) shares its instrumentation with the Reger. Larry Kaplan (flute), Agnes Gottschewski (violin), Erik Rynearson (viola), Alison Bjorkedal (harp)
FIATO STRING QUARTET
Sunday, March 26, 2023 at 3:00 pm
Chamber music by composers also known for film music including John Adams, Nino Rota, Aaron Copland, John Corigliano and Erich Korngold. Joel Pargman and Carrie Kennedy (violins), Aaron Oltman (viola), Ryan Sweeney (cello).
Sunday, May 21, 2023 at 3:00 pm
Very hip, rhythmic and energetic quintets for reed instruments. Helen Goode (clarinet), Jim Foschia (bass clarinet), Phil O'Connor (alto sax), Catherine Del Russo (oboe), Phoebe Ray (bassoon). George Gershwin "Preludes," Marc Melitis "Splinter," Ton der Doest "Circusmuziek" and John Steinmetz "Sorrow and Celebration"
Altadena Community Church
943 E Altadena Dr, Altadena, CA
Sunday, February 19, 2023 at 3:00 pm
Brazilian clarinetist Vanderlei Alves playing Brazilian works for clarinet and piano, Villa Lobos “Fantasy Concertante” for clarinet, bassoon and piano as well as Brazilian choro with 7-string guitar, bandolim, and pandeiro
Vanderlai Alves (clarinet), Phoebe Ray (bassoon), Antoinette Perry (piano), Douglas Lora (7-string guitar), Ted Falcon (bandolim), Ben Rempl (pandeiro)
STRINGS AND PIANO
Sunday, March 19, 2023 at 3:00 pm
What was New in the 1890s. A Look at the Mt Lowe Railway and Music of its Day
Debussy “String Quartet,” Brahms Op. 118 solo piano works, Amy Beach “Romance,” Burdette Wood “Echo Mountain.” Agnes Gottschewski and Irina Voloshina (violins), Dmitri Bovaird (viola), Maggie Edmondson (cello), Kevin Fitz-Gerald (piano)
Musicians Performing with Mt Lowe Chamber Players this Season
Vanderlei Alves (clarinet), Alison Bjorkedal (harp), Dmitri Bovaird (viola), Catherine Del Russo (oboe), Maggie Edmondson (cello), Kevin Fitz-Gerald (piano), Jim Foschia (bass clarinet), Helen Goode (clarinet), Agnes Gottschewski (violin), Larry Kaplan (flute), Carrie Kennedy (violin), Phil O'Connor (alto sax), Aaron Oltman (viola), Joel Pargman (violin), Antoinette Perry (piano), Phoebe Ray (bassoon), Ben Rempl (pandeiro), Erik Rynearson (viola), John Steinmetz (host and narrator), Ryan Sweeney (cello), Irina Voloshina (violin), Michele Zukovsky (clarinet)
MT LOWE CHAMBER PLAYERS IS A PROJECT OF THE FULCRUM ARTS "EMERGE" FISCAL SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM.
Donations are deductible to the full extent of the law. Fulcrum Arts is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, Tax ID 95-2540759. To donate by mail, please make your check to "Fulcrum Arts." Write "Mt Lowe Chamber Players" in the memo line, and mail to:
145 North Raymond Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91103