THE CLICKABLE CHAMBER MUSIC NEWSLETTER FROM SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

No.943 Thursday, July 22, 2021 - Sunday, August 1, 2021
Next issue: Thursday, July 29, 2021

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T A B L E  O F  C O N T E N T S
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(Quickly scan newsletter contents in this section. Scroll down
to the body of the newsletter for full information
and links to the streamed concerts)

A. Highlights and Hidden Gems
   Select Internet Viewing for Chamber Music Aficionados
   (links to the performances given in the body of the newsletter)

1. iPALPITI FESTIVAL of INTERNATIONAL LAUREATES
   Tuesday, June 15 through Saturday, July 24, 2021
   Final Concert: Saturday, July 24, 2021 - 8:00PM
   iPalpiti Orchestra - EDUARD SCHMIEDER conductor
   Saban Theatre - Beverly Hills CA

2. Pianist CAROLINE OLTMANNS plays Beethoven's Tempest Sonata
   Streamed Monday, July 19, 2021 from
   DeYor Performing Arts Center in Ohio

3. DELIRIUM MUSICUM and THE SORAYA present - Free
   MUSIKARAVAN - A Classical Road Trip in a 1971 VW Bus
   Episode 12 - Wine vs Music
   Streaming beginning Thursday, July 22, 2021

4. Pacific Symphony presents - Free
   SYMPHONY THURSDAYS @7PM Pacific Time
   Well-crafted, superbly played, small concerts
   premiered weekly now through Thursday, July 15, 2021.
   Each available to stream on demand for four weeks.

5. HENRY J. BRUMAN SUMMER CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL - Free
   Streamed Concerts:
   Friday, July 23, 2021 - 12:00 noon - 1:00PM
     NEAVE TRIO
   Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 12:00 noon - 1:00PM
     ZELTER QUARTET
   Friday, July 30, 2021 - 12:00 noon - 1:00PM
     DALI QUARTET
   Tuesday,  August 3, 2021 - 12:00 noon - 1:00PM
     ANASTASIA PETANOVA flute, TIMOTHY HOFT piano
   Thursday, August 5, 2021 - 12:00 noon - 1:00PM
     COLON DUO - CARA ELISE COLON cello, EMILIO COLON cello

6. True Live Stream from First Church - Free
   UCLA Professor & First Church Organist CHRISTOPH BULL
   on the Great Organs of First Congregational Church of Los Angeles
   Sunday, July 25, 2021 - 10:30AM Pacific Time

7. Concerts in the Dome
   ELISSA JOHNSTON soprano
   AMBROISE AUBRUN and HENRY GRONNIER violins
   ALMA FERNANDEZ viola, CÉCILIA TSAN cello
   Live-Audience Concert in the
   100-inch Hooker Telescope Dome of Mount Wilson Observatory
   Sunday, August 1, 2021 - 3:00 & 5:00PM

8. London's Wigmore Hall 2021 Streamed Concerts - Free
   Including a Special Streamed Event
   STRAVINSKY AT WIGMORE HALL: A Recreation of 20 July 1920
   and available to stream for one month afterwards

B. ITEMS OF HIGH INTEREST ON THE SOUTHLAND CHAMBER MUSIC SCENE
   (You're still in the "TABLE OF CONTENTS." Scroll down
    to the body of the newsletter for full information and links
    to the articles.)

 * Journalist TOM JACOBS writes in San Francisco Classical Voice
   "iPalpiti Returns to Live Performances in a Heartbeat"

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 Internet Viewing 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, want to watch, or go to. I promise not to overwhelm you with too many. Mostly local.

Note: All live-audience concerts listed below are predicated on being allowed by Covid regulations, which are changing in response to the current surge in the pandemic. Take appropriate precautions.

Support the artists with generous contributions!

My recommendations are largely drawn from two invaluable resources:

1) The "LIVESTREAMING NEWSLETTER -
   An LA Opus Service During the Coronavirus Pandemic"
   https://bit.ly/LAOpus-DavidJBrown31

2) THE COMPREHENSIVE LIST of Upcoming Chamber Music & Recitals
   Generated in partnership with PerformingArtsLIVE
   (Artists & Presenters: Post your concerts, it's free and easy)
   http://bit.ly/PerformingArtsLIVE-ChamberMusic


RECOMMENDED:


1. iPALPITI FESTIVAL of INTERNATIONAL LAUREATES
   EDUARD SCHMIEDER music director and conductor
   Tuesday, June 15 through Saturday, July 24, 2021

FESTIVAL SCUEDULE (all live-audience concerts)

Final Concert: Saturday, July 24, 2021 - 8:00PM
  iPalpiti Orchestra - EDUARD SCHMIEDER conductor
  Saban Theatre - Beverly Hills CA

See the concert programs and order tickets by clicking:
https://www.ipalpiti.org/ipalpiti-festival-2021/

Read about the 25 international iPalpiti artists for 2021 by clicking:
http://www.ipalpiti.org/artists/meet-the-artists/

"For one evening in July, the iPalpiti Orchestra...holds its
annual Grand concert in Walt Disney Concert Hall, and it has
become one of the highlights - in some years, THE highlight -
of the summer here."
  ~ Richards Ginell, American Record Guide

"This was an invigorating world-class performance by young players
with technique to burn and a palpable desire to live every note."
  ~ Mark Swed, Chief Music Critic, Los Angeles Times

"A dazzling international chamber orchestra. Eduard Schmieder's art
is all about communicating emotional energy through glorious sound."
  ~ Rick Schultz, Los Angeles Times

The orchestra iPalpiti (ee-PAHL-pit-ee, Italian for "heartbeats") is unique in the world in that it draws its members from prize-winning laureates of international competitions. iPalpiti has played to great acclaim in leading concert halls around the world.




2. Pianist CAROLINE OLTMANNS plays Beethoven's Tempest Sonata
   Streamed Monday, July 19, 2021 from
   DeYor Performing Arts Center in Ohio
   https://youtu.be/Eov6igoZ6hs

THE PROGRAM
Ludwig van Beethoven:
  Sonata No.17 in D Minor, Op.31 No.2, The Tempest / Der Sturm

CAROLINE OLTMANNS writes, "I just finished recording a recital at the DeYor Performing Arts Center in Ohio as part of PIANO WEEK, a festival based in London. The program included the Tempest Sonata." Read Caroline's program notes about Beethoven's Tempest Sonata by clicking:
https://bit.ly/CarolineOltmanns-NotesOnTheTempestSonata

CAROLINE OLTMANNS has performed in leading concert halls worldwide including Steinway Hall and Carnegie Hall's Weill Hall in New York City, Preston Bradley Hall in Chicago, and Leo Bing Theater in Los Angeles, and Stadttheater Fürth, Grundigvilla Zirndorf, and Festival International de Piano Franz Liszt in Europe. A native of Germany, she earned her Diploma at the Staatliche Musikhochschule Freiburg and her Master's and Doctoral degrees at USC. She is Professor of Piano at Youngstown State University. Read about Caroline Oltmanns by clicking:
http://www.caroline-oltmanns.com/




3. DELIRIUM MUSICUM and THE SORAYA present - Free
   MUSIKARAVAN - A Classical Road Trip in a 1971 VW Bus
   Episode 12 - Wine vs Music
   Streaming beginning Thursday, July 22, 2021
   (Also catch up on past episodes)
   https://thesoraya.org/musikaravan

MusiKaravan follows classical musician and Delirium Musicum founder ETIENNE GARA and fellow violinist YuEun KIM in their vintage 1971 VW van as they safely spread music and joy. Each short film highlights a place in California where Etienne and YuEun performed socially distanced concerts for farmworkers, winemakers, random passersby, and even the occasional ostrich. Look for new episodes every Thursday throughout the summer. Etienne and YuEun were both students of Midori at the USC Thornton School and are Beverly Hills National Audition winners.




4. Pacific Symphony presents - Free
   SYMPHONY THURSDAYS @7PM Pacific Time
   Well-crafted, superbly played, small concerts
   premiered weekly now through Thursday, July 15, 2021.
   Each available to stream on demand for four weeks.
   https://www.pacificsymphony.org/tickets/concerts

   STILL AVAILABLE
  
   June 24 - July 22, 2021 - SYMPHONY THURSDAYS @7PM
   Schubert: Symphony No.5
   PACIFIC SYMPHONY, CARL St.CLAIR conductor
   https://www.pacificsymphony.org/tickets/concert/thursday18

   July 1 - July 30, 2021 - SYMPHONY THURSDAYS @7PM
   Ottorino Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances - Suite No.1 (1917)
   PACIFIC SYMPHONY, CARL St.CLAIR conductor
   https://www.pacificsymphony.org/tickets/concert/thursday19

   July 8 - August 6, 2021 - SYMPHONY THURSDAYS @7PM
   Haydn: Symphony No.88 in G Major
   PACIFIC SYMPHONY, CARL St.CLAIR conductor
   https://www.pacificsymphony.org/tickets/concert/thursday21

   July 15 - August 13, 2021 - SYMPHONY THURSDAYS @7PM
   Beethoven: Symphony No.1 in C Major, Op.21
   PACIFIC SYMPHONY, CARL St.CLAIR conductor
   https://www.pacificsymphony.org/tickets/concert/thursday22




5. HENRY J. BRUMAN SUMMER CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL - Free
   AMBROISE AUBRUN Artistic Director

   Friday,    July 23, 2021 - 12:00 noon
   Tuesday,   July 27, 2021 - 12:00 noon
   Friday,    July 30, 2021 - 12:00 noon
   Tuesday,  August 3, 2021 - 12:00 noon
   Thursday, August 5, 2021 - 12:00 noon

Each summer, the UCLA Center for 17th- and 18th-Century Studies, which also brings us the superb UCLA Clark Library Chamber Music series, presents a series of free afternoon chamber music concerts made possible by the Henry J. Bruman Trust. This summer, all concerts will be streamed via Zoom and via UCLA Center for 17th- and 18th-Century Studies' YouTube channel.

THE CONCERTS

Friday, July 23, 2021 - 12:00 noon
NEAVE TRIO
  ANNA WILLIAMS violin
  MIKHAIL VESELOV cello
  ERI NAKAMURA piano
THE PROGRAM
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937): Piano Trio in A Minor
Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992): The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires
http://www.1718.ucla.edu/events/bruman-neave-trio/


Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 12:00 noon
ZELTER QUARTET
  KYLE GILNER violin, GALLIA KASTNER violin,
  NAO KUBOTA viola, ALLAN HON cello
THE PROGRAM
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937): String Quartet in F Major
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847): String Quartet No.2 in A Minor, Op.13
http://www.1718.ucla.edu/events/bruman-zelter-quartet/


Friday, July 30, 2021 - 12:00 noon
DALI QUARTET
  ARI ISAACMAN-BECK violin, CARLOS RUBIO violin,
  ADRIANA LINARES viola, JESUS MORALES cello
THE PROGRAM
Juan Crisóstomo de Arriaga (1806-1826):
  String Quartet No. 3 in E-flat Major
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847):
  String Quartet No. 6 in F Minor, Op.80
http://www.1718.ucla.edu/events/bruman-dali-quartet/


Tuesday,  August 3, 2021 - 12:00 noon
PETANOVA & HOFT DUO
  ANASTASIA PETANOVA flute
  TIMOTHY HOFT piano
THE PROGRAM
Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767): Sonata in F Minor, TWV41:f1
Philippe Gaubert (1879-1941): Flute Sonata No.1
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937), arr. A. Petanova:
  Sonata for Flute and Piano
http://www.1718.ucla.edu/events/bruman-petanova-hoft/


Thursday, August 5, 2021 - 12:00 noon
COLON DUO
  CARA ELISE COLON cello, EMILIO COLON cello
THE PROGRAM
  Jean-Baptiste Barrière (1707-1747): Sonata No.10 in G Major
Luigi Boccherini (1743-1805): Sonata in C Major, G.74
Reinhold Glière (1875-1956): Ten Duets for Two Cellos, Op.53
David Popper (1843-1913): Tempo di Marcia, Op.16a
Niccolò Paganini (1782-1840), arr. E. Colón:
Variations on One String from Rossini's Mosè in Egitto
http://www.1718.ucla.edu/events/bruman-colon-duo/


This summer's online festival features recorded performances and live conversations with the artists and the audience. These concerts are free of charge, but you must register in advance to attend. All audience members will receive instructions via email after registration. For information, click:
http://www.1718.ucla.edu/events/categories/bruman-summer-concerts/




6. True Live Stream from First Church - Free
   UCLA Professor & First Church Organist CHRISTOPH BULL
   on the Great Organs of First Congregational Church of Los Angeles
   Sunday, July 25, 2021 - 10:30AM Pacific Time
   https://www.fccla.org/live

Dr. CHRISTOPH BULL's half-hour, mostly-true-livestream Preludes on Sunday mornings, beginning at 10:30AM on the Great Organs of First Church, are an inspiring way to begin your week of amazing internet musical offerings, both locally and from around the world. Stay tuned-in for the freshly pre-produced First Church Sunday Service, with its superb professional chamber choir LAUDE, directed by Dr. DAVID HARRIS, and for the organ Postlude. Donations appreciated.



7. Concerts in the Dome
   Curated by Artistic Director CÉCILIA TSAN
   Live-Audience Concert in the
   100-inch Hooker Telescope Dome of Mount Wilson Observatory
   Sunday, August 1, 2021 - 3:00 & 5:00PM

THE ARTISTS
ELISSA JOHNSTON soprano
AMBROISE AUBRUN and HENRY GRONNIER violins
ALMA FERNANDEZ viola, CÉCILIA TSAN cello

THE PROGRAM
Franz Schubert: Salve Regina in A Major, Op.153
  for Soprano and String Quartet
Éric Tanguy: Le Lys et la Lyre for soprano and cello (World Premiere)
Franz Schubert: String Quartet No.13 in A Minor, D804, "Rosamunde"

Enjoy chamber music in the unique venue of the 100-inch Hooker Telescope Dome on Mount Wilson, where Edwin Hubble discovered our place in an expanding universe. The acoustics of the dome make this an extraordinary place for a concert, as well as astronomy.

Tickets: $50. Listed as Sold Out
For concert information, click:
https://www.mtwilson.edu/concerts/




8. London's Wigmore Hall 2021 Streamed Concerts - Free
   https://wigmore-hall.org.uk/watch-listen/forthcoming-live-streams

Some of the world's finest chamber music and recitals happen at Wigmore Hall. Live audiences are returning and now only select concerts will be livestreamed - eight are scheduled through August 26, 2021.

Special Streamed Event from Wigmore Hall
STRAVINSKY AT WIGMORE HALL: A Recreation of 20 July 1920
Streamed July 20, 2021
and available to stream for one month afterwards
https://youtu.be/FZITYp50c-w?t=93

This special broadcast concert recreates a program of Stravinsky's works that was performed at Wigmore Hall exactly 101 years ago, on July 20, 1920. For today's performance, the pieces are interspersed with reviews and reactions from the time, as well as other items of historical context, read by IVAN HEWETT and EMILY BERRINGTON. The program includes Three Pieces for Clarinet, which received its English première at the 1920 concert, and the Suite from L'histoire du soldat, which similarly had its concert performance première at Wigmore Hall that day. For full program and artist information, click:
https://bit.ly/StravinskyAtWigmoreHall

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




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


 * Journalist TOM JACOBS writes in San Francisco Classical Voice
   "iPalpiti Returns to Live Performances in a Heartbeat"
   https://bit.ly/SFCV-TomJacobs001

"Like so many music festivals, iPalpiti was reduced to a slimmed-down, virtual version of itself last summer. But for its 24th season, which gets underway Thursday evening, the nonprofit sometimes called the "Musical Peace Corps" is returning to live performances - nine in all - which will take place at a variety of Southern California venues."




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

About the Clickable Chamber Music Newsletter
Music Critic BONDO WYSZPOLSKI writes in the EasyReader
"Your guide to classical music? Jim Eninger"
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Jim Eninger, Editor-in-Chief
The Clickable Chamber Music Newsletter
Torrance, California




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