Concerts

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CURRENT SEASON (2021-22)

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Free Concerts at the Altadena Main Library (600 E Mariposa St, Altadena, CA)
This concert will be held outside in the garden/south parking lot.

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, 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)

Free concerts at the Altadena Community Church (943 E Altadena Dr, Altadena, CA)

Sunday, April 3, 2022 at 3:00 pm
Violin-Clarinet-Piano Trio
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.

 

PAST SEASONS

Free concert at the Altadena Main 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?  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).