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Past Concerts

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Altadena Community Church
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Sunday, February 19, 2023 at 3:00 pm

BRAZILIAN MUSIC

Brazilian clarinetist Vanderlei Alves playing Brazilian works for clarinet and piano, Duos for clarinet and bassoon as well as Brazilian choro with 7-string guitar, bandolim, and pandeiro. Vanderlai Alves (clarinet), Phoebe Ray (bassoon), Antoinette Perry (piano), Wesley Amorim (7-string guitar), Ted Falcon (bandolim), Ben Rempel (pandeiro)

Sunday, March 19, 2023 at 3:00 pm

STRINGS AND PIANO

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).

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 & 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.

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Altadena Main Library

Sunday, January 29, 2023 at 3:00 pm

MUSIC FOR FLUTE, VIOLIN, VIOLA and HARP

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)

Sunday, March 26, 2023 at 3:00 pm

FIATO STRING QUARTET

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

REED QUINTETS

Very hip, rhythmic and energetic quintets for reed instruments. Helen Goode (clarinet), Jim Foschia (bass clarinet), Patrick Olmos (alto sax), Victoria Lee (oboe), Phoebe Ray (bassoon). Gershwin "American in Paris," Marc Melitis "Splinter," Ton der Doest "Circusmuziek" and John Steinmetz "Sorrow and Celebration"

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)

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)

Benefit Concerts

Sunday, April 23, 2023 at 3 pm

A private benefit concert to help sustain future seasons.
Irina Voloshina (violin), Michele Zukovsky (clarinet), Antoinette Perry (piano) playing  “Suite” by Darius Milhaud, and “Contrasts” by Bela Bartok.

 

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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