CURRENT SEASON (2022-23)
Free Concerts at the 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). Gershwin "Preludes," Marc Melitis "Splinter," Ton der Doest "Circusmuziek" and John Steinmetz "Sorrow and Celebration"
Free concerts at the 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).
Altadena Community Church
Sunday, April 3, 2022 at 3:00 pm
Irina Voloshina (violin), Michele Zukovsky (clarinet), Antoinette Perry (piano) playing sonatas of CPE Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Mieczyslaw Weinberg, “Four Pieces” for Solo Piano by Frederic Rzewski, “Suite” by Darius Milhaud, and “Contrasts” by Bela Bartok.
Sunday, May 15, 2022 at 3:00 pm
String Quartet with Oboe
Agnes Gottschewski and Irina Voloshina (violins), Dmitri Bovaird (viola), Maggie Edmondson (cello), and Sarah Beck (oboe) playing Beethoven "String Quartet No. 4 in C Minor, Op 18," Arnold Bax "Quintet for Oboe and String Quartet" and traditional Irish tunes.
Altadena Main Library
Sunday, May 1, 2022 at 3 pm
Classic Woodwind Quintets
"Wind Quintet" by Carl Nielson, "3 Pièces brèves" by Jacques Ibert, "Piccola offerta musicale" by Nino Rota, and "Alligator Crawl" by Thomas "Fats" Waller. Larry Kaplan (flute), Michele Forrest (oboe), Jim Foschia (clarinet), Phoebe Ray (bassoon) and John Mason (horn)
Sunday, March 27, 2022 at 3:00 pm
Music for Brass Quintet
This is the second concert in a series presented by the newly formed Mt. Lowe Chamber Players and following the pandemic hiatus. The first concert, a program for strings, was a huge success. Over a hundred and fifty people were in attendance. Selections for the brass concert include movie music of Randy Newman and Leonard Bernstein, some more traditional brass repertoire from Bach, Gabrielli, Cheetam and Penella, as well as a tune from Hoagy Carmichael Featured performers include Erick Jovel and Catherine Ryan (trumpets), Karen Klages (horn), Daniel Lawlor (trombone), P. Blake Cooper (tuba).
Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 3 pm
Auspicious Beginnings: Music for Strings
As they begin their hometown concert series, the Mt. Lowe Chamber Players will celebrate another type of beginning: the earliest works of a young composer. What will you hear in the remarkable music of a teen-aged composer that forecasts even greater things to come? The ensemble will present “String Sonata No. 3 in C Major” by Gioachino Rossini, “String Quartet in C Major, K.157” by W. A. Mozart, “String Quartet No. 1” by Charles Ives, “String Quartet No. 2 in A Major” by Juan Crisostomo Arriaga.
Joel Pargman and Carrie Kennedy (violins), Dmitri Bovaird (viola), Delores Bing and Christina Soule (celli), Steve Edelman (bass)
Inaugural Benefit Concert at a Private Residence in Altadena
Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 3 pm
A private benefit concert to help launch a new Altadena chamber music ensemble
"Beethoven Septet in E-flat major, Opus 20" with Irina Voloshina (violin), Dmitri Bovaird (viola), Maggie Edmondson (cello), Drew Dembowski (bass), Michele Zukovsky (clarinet), John Mason (horn), Phoebe Ray (bassoon) and featuring piano soloist Antoinette Perry performing Debussy Preludes "The Girl with the Flaxen Hair" and "General Lavine - Eccentric" with John Steinmetz (host).