2019-20 Season - Free concerts at the Altadena Library

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?  

Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 3 pm

Brass Ensemble—Inside the brain of the brass player (a scary event not on Halloween)

Enter, if you dare, a musical event where the musicians tell you what they are actually thinking as they prepare for a concert. The first half of the concert, will give you insight into how music is chosen for a particular event. The second half will be more of a performance, with pieces from the first half of the rehearsal chosen by the audience to be performed in their entirety.  

Music to be chosen from works by Gabrelli, J. S. Bach, Tony Plog, and many others.

Bill Bing, Malcolm McNab, Chris Price (trumpets), Karen Klages (horn), Callan Milani (trombone), P. Blake Cooper (tuba), and John Steinmetz (narrator)


Sunday, May 24, 2020 at 3 pm
Classic Woodwind Quintets
"Wind Quintet" by Carl Nielson, "Sea Shanties" by Malcolm Arnold, "3 Pièces brèves" by Jacques Ibert, and "Piccola offerta musicale" by Nino Rota

Larry Kaplan (flute), Michele Forrest (oboe), Jim Foschia (clarinet), Phoebe Ray (bassoon) and John Mason (horn)

2019 - 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). 

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