THE CLICKABLE CHAMBER MUSIC NEWSLETTER FROM SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

No.991 Friday, September 30, 2022 - Sunday, October 9, 2022
Next issue: Friday, October 7, 2022

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I N  T H I S  I S S U E
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A. Highlights and Hidden Gems
   Select Live-Audience & Streamed Concerts
   (links to the performances given in the body of the newsletter)

1. Reprise from Classical Crossroads’ Pandemic Archive
   TRIO CÉLESTE
     KEVIN KWAN LOUCKS piano, IRYNA KRECHKOVSKY violin,
     ROSS GASWORTH cello
   Originally streamed from
   First Lutheran Church & School in Torrance, California on
   on Friday, September 4, 2020 at 12:15PM. Watch the reprise:

2. ORGAN PRELUDE CONCERT
   UCLA Professor & First Church Organist CHRISTOPH BULL
   on the Great Organs of First Congregational Church of Los Angeles
   Sunday, October 2, 2022 - 10:30-11:00AM Pacific Time
   Live-Audience & Live-Streamed Concert

3. Music at St Mary's Perivale - Chamber Music and Recitals - Free
   Live Audience & Livestreamed at 3:00PM London - 7:00AM Pacific Time
     Available afterwards to stream on-demand
   Perivale Lane, Perivale, West London, United Kingdom
   Tuesday, October 4, 2022
     SIQIAN LI piano
   Sunday, October 9, 2022
     JIAFENG CHEN violin, CATERINA GREWE piano
   Live-Audience & Live-Streamed Concerts

4. Classical Crossroads’ - Free
   “First Fridays at First! ~ fff”
      ~ presents ~
   Pianist ROBERT THIES & Violinist KERENZA PEACOCK
   Part I of a Recital in Two Parts
   Friday, October 7, 2022 at 12:15PM Pacific Time
   First Lutheran Church & School in Torrance CA
   Live-Audience & True Livestreamed Concert

5. Classical Crossroads’ - Free
   "Second Sundays at Two"
     ~ presents ~
   Pianist ROBERT THIES & Violinist KERENZA PEACOCK
   Part II of a Recital in Two Parts
   Sunday, October 9, 2022 at 2:00PM Pacific Time
   Rolling Hills United Methodist Church
   Live-Audience & True Livestreamed Concert

6. London's Wigmore Hall 2022 Live-Streamed Concerts - Free
   Live-Streamed Concerts: September to December
   Live-Audience & Live-Streamed Concerts

B. ITEMS OF HIGH INTEREST ON THE SOUTHLAND CHAMBER MUSIC SCENE

 * Music Critic JIM FARBER's review in SFCV
   "Vicki Ray Wows With Electrifying Keyboard Works"
   On Piano Sphere's season opener

 * Editor-in-Chief JULIE RIGGOTT writes on CultureSpotLA
   "Shapeshifter: The Music of Erwin Schulhoff at the Colburn School"

 * Arts Journalist TIM GREIVING writes in the Los Angeles Times
   "Lang Lang believes Disney songs are good for kids
    — and the classical music world"

C. About the Newsletter

D. Subscribe and Other Information


N E W S L E T T E R   B E G I N S
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GREETINGS, CHAMBER MUSIC AFICIONADOS

A. HIGHLIGHTS and HIDDEN GEMS
   Select Live-Audience & Streamed Concerts
   for Chamber Music Aficionados

" ... live-streamed events have generated moments of startling power.... One could instead sample archived professional-quality videos that opera houses, orchestras, and other organizations have placed online. For me, though, the live or freshly recorded happenings matter more. They document, with the oblique power that the arts possess, an extraordinary human phase in history. Their mere existence is bracing...." ~ ALEX ROSS, The New Yorker

Here, I give some concerts I've watched, or would like to watch or attend. I promise not to overwhelm you with too many. Mostly local.

Please note: Because of the high transmissibility of Covid-19 in Los Angeles County, until it subsides, live-audience indoor concerts will not be listed except when a streaming alternative is provided. Find live-audience chamber music concerts in Southern California at PerformingArtsLIVE (artists & presenters - post your concerts, it's free and easy):
http://bit.ly/PerformingArtsLIVE-ChamberMusic

In L.A. County on Thursday, September 29, confirmed Covid cases (88 per 100,000 in the last week) is trending down and well into CDC "substantial" transmissibility category (50-100 per 100,000). If the trend continues, the case count will be in the "low" category (<10 per 100,000) by mid-December. The seven-day average daily Covid deaths in the County (12) is the same as a week ago. (Note: CDC "transmissibility" is not the same as the CDC's "Covid-19 Community Level," which includes stress on hospitals in addition to transmission. The CDC Community Level in Los Angeles County is "low.") According to the CDC, the vulnerability to Covid fatality is a hundred-fold higher among the typical age profile of chamber music audiences than among 18-to-29 year olds, see (broken link now fixed): https://bit.ly/CDC-CovidByAge


Support the artists with generous contributions!


RECOMMENDED:


1. Reprise from Classical Crossroads’ Pandemic Archive
   TRIO CÉLESTE
     KEVIN KWAN LOUCKS piano, IRYNA KRECHKOVSKY violin,
     ROSS GASWORTH cello

   Originally streamed from
   First Lutheran Church & School in Torrance, California on
   on Friday, September 4, 2020 at 12:15PM. Watch the reprise:
   https://youtu.be/0wwOQi3pmCY

THE PROGRAM
Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No.1 in D Minor, Op.49
  I.  Molto allegro agitato
  II. Andante con molto tranquillo
Dvorák: Piano Trio No.4 in E Minor, Op.90, "Dumky"
  IV. Andante moderato - Allegretto scherzando - Quasi tempo di marcia
  VI. Lento maestoso

Hailed as "a first-class ensemble" (Orange County Register), "unfailingly stylish" (The Strad), "technically dazzling" (Long Beach Gazette), "flawless" (New York Concert Review), and "the epitome of what chamber musicians should be" (Palm Beach Daily News), TRIO CÉLESTE has firmly established itself as one of the leading ensembles on the classical music scene today. Recent highlights include recital debuts at the Chicago Cultural Center, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, New York's Carnegie Hall, and Seoul Art Center in South Korea. Read about Trio Céleste by clicking:
https://www.trioceleste.com/




2. Live Audience & Live Stream from First Church - Free
   ORGAN PRELUDE CONCERT
   UCLA Professor & First Church Organist CHRISTOPH BULL
   on the Great Organs of First Congregational Church of Los Angeles

   Sunday, October 2, 2022 - 10:30-11:00AM Pacific Time
   First Congregational Church of Los Angeles
   540 S. Commonwealth Ave. (at Sixth St.), Los Angeles CA
   [midWilshireLA][Free]
   For a Google map, click:
   http://goo.gl/7g1N2f

The programs are posted weekly a few days ahead. Check by clicking:
https://www.fccla.org/live

Dr. CHRISTOPH BULL's half-hour, live-audience & live-stream Prelude Concerts on Sunday mornings, beginning at 10:30AM on the Great Organs of First Church, are an inspiring way to begin your week of amazing musical offerings, both locally and from around the world. Attend in person or stay tuned-in for the live stream of the First Church Sunday Service, with its superb professional chamber choir LAUDE and CATHEDRAL CHOIR, directed by Dr. DAVID HARRIS, and for the organ Postlude. Donations appreciated. Read about organist CHRISTOPH BULL by clicking:
https://www.christophbull.com/

Live-Audience & Live-Streamed Concert
The technical quality of the livestream is among the finest on the internet. Watch the livestream and see the full program:
https://www.fccla.org/live

Prepare/register for in-person attendance:
(proof of vaccination and masks required)
https://www.fccla.org/visit




3. Music at St Mary's Perivale - Free
   Chamber Music and Recitals

   Live Audience & Livestreamed at 3:00PM London - 7:00AM Pacific Time
     Available afterwards to stream on-demand

   St Mary's Perivale
   Perivale Lane, Perivale, Greenford UB6 8SS
   West London, United Kingdom
   For Google Map, click:
   https://bit.ly/GoogleMap-StMarysPerivale

Tuesday, October 4, 2022
  SIQIAN LI piano

Sunday, October 9, 2022
  JIAFENG CHEN violin, CATERINA GREWE piano

Find full artist and program information for these and other upcoming concerts through December 2022 by clicking:
https://st-marys-perivale.org.uk/events-001.shtml

St Mary's Perivale is a small church dating back to the 12th century, which was active until being declared redundant in 1972. Since then, it has been operated by Friends of St Mary's Perivale as a concert venue and arts center. The UK and Europe's top-drawer classical artists appear in typically three concerts week. Since 2006, the ancient venue has been transformed into a high-quality broadcasting center.

Live-Audience & Live-Streamed Concerts
Watch the livestreamed concerts by clicking:
https://vimeo.com/stmarysperivale




4. Classical Crossroads’ - Free
   “First Fridays at First! ~ fff”
      ~ presents ~
   Pianist ROBERT THIES & Violinist KERENZA PEACOCK

   Live-Audience & True Livestreamed Concert
   Friday, October 7, 2022 at 12:15PM Pacific Time
   Streams Live from
   First Lutheran Church & School in Torrance, California
   Reprises at 8:00PM ~ No Other On-Demand Streaming
   (see below for concert links & how to attend in person)

This first part of a recital in two parts will conclude the following Sunday on Classical Crossroads' "Second Sundays at Two" series.

THE PROGRAM - Part I

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791):
  Violin Sonata No.18 in G Major, K301
  1. Allegro con Spirito
  2. Allegro

Claude Debussy (1862-1918):
  Violin Sonata in G Minor
  1. Allegro vivo
  2. Intermède: Fantasque et léger
  3. Finale: Très animé

A pianist of "unerring, warm-toned refinement, revealing judicious glimmers of power" ~ Los Angeles Times

Pianist ROBERT THIES's solo recitals are highly regarded by aficionados for his consummate musicianship and his sensitive artistic interpretations. Thies first captured worldwide attention in 1995 when he won the Gold Medal at the Second International Prokofiev Competition in St. Petersburg, Russia. Robert Thies enjoys a diverse career as an orchestral soloist, recitalist, and collaborative artist. Read about Robert Thies by clicking:
http://www.robertthies.org/

"What's wonderful about watching Kerenza Peacock is that she's so enthusiastic in everything she plays. And she combines her enthusiasm with some extremely fine playing." ~ Nick Bailey, Classic FM

English violinist, currently residing in Los Angeles, KERENZA PEACOCK is a musical wanderer - equally at home playing classical selections by Mozart and Brahms as she is performing new works or playing with the world's most famous pop stars. Kerenza trained at the Royal Academy of Music and was leader of the Pavao Quartet for 15 years, recording five albums and touring the world. Read about Kerenza Peacock by clicking:
https://www.kerenzapeacock.com/about

Live-Audience & True Livestreamed Concert
Friday, October 7, 2022 at 12:15PM Pacific Time
Streams Live from
First Lutheran Church & School in Torrance, California
https://vimeo.com/event/2436408

Reprises at 8:00PM ~ No Other On-Demand Streaming
https://vimeo.com/showcase/classicalcrossroads

To attend in person, RSVP to ClassicalCrossroads@Earthlink.net
by Wednesday, October 5, 2022 with number in your party.
Proof of vaccination + booster and KN95 mask (provided) required.

Free. Donations appreciated. For concert series information and online donations, click:
http://www.palosverdes.com/ClassicalCrossroads/FirstFridays.htm




5. Classical Crossroads’ "Second Sundays at Two" - Free
     ~ presents ~
   Pianist ROBERT THIES & Violinist KERENZA PEACOCK

   Live-Audience & True Livestreamed Concert
   Sunday, October 9, 2022 at 2:00PM Pacific Time
   Streams Live from Rolling Hills United Methodist Church
   Reprises at 8:00PM ~ No Other On-Demand Streaming
   (see below for concert links & how to attend in person)

This second part of a recital in two parts commenced the previous Friday on Classical Crossroads' “First Fridays at First! ~ fff” series.

THE PROGRAM - Part II

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897):
  Sonatensatz - Scherzo in C Minor from the F.A.E. Sonata

Clara Schumann (1819-1896):
  Three Romances for violin and piano, Op.22

Johannes Brahms:
  Sonata No.3 in D Minor for piano and violin, Op.108
  1. Allegro
  2. Adagio
  3. Un poco presto e con sentimento
  4. Presto agitato

A pianist of "unerring, warm-toned refinement, revealing judicious glimmers of power" ~ Los Angeles Times

Pianist ROBERT THIES's solo recitals are highly regarded by aficionados for his consummate musicianship and his sensitive artistic interpretations. Thies first captured worldwide attention in 1995 when he won the Gold Medal at the Second International Prokofiev Competition in St. Petersburg, Russia. Robert Thies enjoys a diverse career as an orchestral soloist, recitalist, and collaborative artist. Read about Robert Thies by clicking:
http://www.robertthies.org/

"What's wonderful about watching Kerenza Peacock is that she's so enthusiastic in everything she plays. And she combines her enthusiasm with some extremely fine playing." ~ Nick Bailey, Classic FM

English violinist, currently residing in Los Angeles, KERENZA PEACOCK is a musical wanderer - equally at home playing classical selections by Mozart and Brahms as she is performing new works or playing with the world's most famous pop stars. Kerenza trained at the Royal Academy of Music and was leader of the Pavao Quartet for 15 years, recording five albums and touring the world. Read about Kerenza Peacock by clicking:
https://www.kerenzapeacock.com/about

Live-Audience & True Livestreamed Concert
Sunday, September 11, 2022 at 2:00PM Pacific Time
Streams Live from Rolling Hills United Methodist Church
https://vimeo.com/event/2436456

Reprises at 8:00PM ~ No Other On-Demand Streaming
https://vimeo.com/showcase/classicalcrossroads

To attend in person, RSVP to ClassicalCrossroads@Earthlink.net
by Wednesday, October 5, 2022 with number in your party.
Proof of vaccination + booster and KN95 mask (provided) required.

Free. Donations appreciated. For concert series information and online donations, click:
http://www.palosverdes.com/ClassicalCrossroads/SecondSundays.htm




6. London's Wigmore Hall 2022 Live-Streamed Concerts - Free

Some of the world's finest chamber music and recitals happen at Wigmore Hall. Live audiences have returned and select concerts are being live-streamed. All concerts in the Live-Stream Series will be available free of charge to digital audiences across the world via the Wigmore Hall website in HD video. See the line-up of concerts, including the award-winning CALIDORE STRING QUARTET (founded at The Colburn School) on Monday, November 14, by clicking:
https://wigmore-hall.org.uk/watch-listen/forthcoming-live-streams

Numerous recent past concerts are available to stream on demand:
https://wigmore-hall.org.uk/wigmore-hall-live/past-live-streams

Live-Audience & Live-Streamed Concerts




B. ITEMS OF HIGH INTEREST ON THE SOUTHLAND CHAMBER MUSIC SCENE


 * Music Critic JIM FARBER's review in SFCV
   "Vicki Ray Wows With Electrifying Keyboard Works"
   On Piano Sphere's season opener
   https://bit.ly/PianoSpheres-VickiRay

Jim Farber begins, "The influential keyboard series Piano Spheres entered its 28th season on Tuesday, Sept. 20 with a meticulously modulated recital by Vicki Ray at the Colburn School's Zipper Hall...."




 * Editor-in-Chief JULIE RIGGOTT writes on CultureSpotLA
   "Shapeshifter: The Music of Erwin Schulhoff at the Colburn School"
   https://bit.ly/CultureSpotLA-JulieRiggott005

Julie Riggott writes, "The Colburn School highlights the distinctive voice and powerful music of Erwin Schulhoff in Shapeshifter: The Music of Erwin Schulhoff on Wednesday, Oct. 12, at 7 p.m. Nearly erased by the Nazi regime, the music of Schulhoff is given new life by Colburn's Ziering-Conlon Initiative for Recovered Voices...."




 * Arts Journalist TIM GREIVING writes in the Los Angeles Times
   "Lang Lang believes Disney songs are good for kids
    — and the classical music world"
   https://lat.ms/3fvCs6A

Tim Greiving writes, "The pianist has spent the last four years commissioning new arrangements of the Disney songbook, turning the company's vast library of show tunes - from the 1930s operetta of "Snow White" to the modern salsa of "We Don't Talk About Bruno" - for his new album."




C. ABOUT THE CLICKABLE CHAMBER MUSIC NEWSLETTER

The Clickable Chamber Music Newsletter was founded in November 1999. It's delivered via e-mail as a free community service and also posted on Classical Crossroads' website at:
http://www.palosverdes.com/ClassicalCrossroads/CCMN.html

There are currently 4,143 subscribers, who also receive occasional mid-issue newsletter updates and html e-flyers for select concerts.

Please e-mail your comments to JEninger@Yahoo.com

Best Wishes and take care,
Jim Eninger, Editor-in-Chief
The Clickable Chamber Music Newsletter
Torrance, California




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