THE CLICKABLE CHAMBER MUSIC NEWSLETTER FROM SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

No.1003 - Friday, January 27, 2023 - Sunday, February 12, 2023
Next issue: Friday, February 10, 2023

Please note the new schedule of every two weeks. The latest issue is always posted on the website of Classical Crossroads:
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The new Clickable Chamber Music Newsletter will focus exclusively on recommending concerts with a streaming option. For a comprehensive listing of all chamber music concerts in Southern California — both live-audience and streamed — please consult Mike Napoli's website PerformingArtsLIVE.com:
http://bit.ly/PerformingArtsLIVE-ChamberMusic




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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
   Classical Crossroads' "Second Sundays At Two"
     ~ presents ~
   Pianist MARK ROBSON
   Originally streamed as a YouTube Premiere
   on Sunday, November 8, 2020 at 2:00PM Pacific Time
   From Rolling Hills United Methodist Church

2. London's Wigmore Hall 2023 Livestreamed Concerts
   Friday, January 27, 2023 - 7:30PM London - 11:30AM Pacific*
     CHRISTIAN BLACKSHAW piano
     Mozart Birthday Concert
   Monday, January 30, 2023 - 1:00PM London - 5:00AM Pacific
     LEA DESANDRE mezzo-soprano, JUPITER ENSEMBLE
     Selections from the Baroque period
   Tuesday, January 31, 2023
     NORMAN LEBRECHT Book Launch - 1:00PM London - 5:00AM Pacific
     Why Beethoven - A Phenomenon in One Hundred Piece
   Monday, February 6, 2023 - 1:00PM London - 5:00AM Pacific
     KONSTANTIN KRIMMEL baritone, AMMIEL BUSHAKEVITZ piano
     Brahms, Mandyczewski, and Robert Schumann
   Sunday, February 12, 2023 - 7:30PM London - 11:30AM Pacific*
     CHRISTIAN GERHAHER baritone, GEROLD HUBER piano
     Heinz Holliger, Robert Schumann, Othmar Schoeck, and Hugo Wolf
   * Livestream starts at - 8:00PM London - 12:00 noon Pacific
   Live-Audience & Simultaneously Livestreamed

3. Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
   Digital Encore: Youthful Genius
   Mozart, Saint-Saëns, Korngold, and Mendelssohn
   Friday, January 27, 2023 - 12:00 noon NY - 9:00AM Pacific
   Streamed Concert - No Live-Audience

4. ORGAN PRELUDE CONCERT - Every Sunday at 10:30AM
   UCLA Professor & First Church Organist CHRISTOPH BULL
   on the Great Organs of First Congregational Church of Los Angeles
   Sundays, Jan 29, Feb 5, 12, ..., 2023 - 10:30-11:00AM Pacific Time
   First Congregational Church of Los Angeles
   Live-Audience & Simultaneously Livestreamed

5. Colburn School Recovered Voices Initiative
   Shostakovich and Weinberg: A Story of Loss and Healing Power
   ADAM MILLSTEIN violin, CLIVE GREENSMITH cello, DOMINIC CHELI piano
   Sunday, January 29, 2023 - 3:00PM Pacific Time
   Thayer Hall at The Colburn School - Downtown
   Live-Audience & Simultaneously Livestreamed

6. Great Music At St. James
   CLASSICAL SUNDAYS AT SIX Chamber Music Series - Free
   St. James’ In-The-City Episcopal Church
   Wilshire Blvd (near Western)
   Sunday, January 29, 2023 - 6:00PM
     LOS ANGELES VIRTUOSI ORCHESTRA
   Sunday, February 5, 2023 - 6:00PM
     CROSSROADS SCHOOL EMMI CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
   Sunday, February 12, 2023 - 6:00PM (following evensong)
     International Laureates Organ Series
     STEPHEN THARP & DAVID BRIGGS
   Live-Audience & Simultaneously Livestreamed

7. Music at St Mary's Perivale - Free
   Chamber Music and Recitals
   St Mary's Perivale - West London - UK
   Live Audience & Livestreamed at 3:00PM London - 7:00AM Pacific Time
     Available afterwards to stream on-demand
   Tuesday, January 31, 2023
     TYLER HAY piano
     John Field, Clementi, Liszt
   Thursday, February 2, 2023
     SHERRI LUN piano
     J.S. Bach/Busoni, Beethoven, Franck, Debussy
   Sunday, February 5, 2023
     KATE GOULD cello, VIV McLEAN piano
     J.S. Bach, Beethoven
   Tuesday, February 7, 2023
     CAMIEL BOOMSMA piano
     J.S. Bach, Haydn, Schubert
   Thursday, February 9, 2023
     AMBER EMSON violin, LEAH NICHOLSON piano
     Brahms, Clara Schumann, Franck
   Live-Audience & Simultaneously Livestreamed

8. Colburn School Performance Forum - Free
   Students from the Colburn Conservatory of Music
   in a weekly recital series
   Thursday, February 2, 2023 - 11:30AM Pacific Time
   Thayer Hall at The Colburn School -Downtown
   Live-Audience & Simultaneously Livestreamed

9. Classical Crossroads’ - Free
   “First Fridays at First! ~ fff”
     ~ presents ~
   SERAPHOUR Vocal Quartet
     Melissa Birch, Emma Grace Roche, Dana Rouse, Heidi Vass   
   In Person: Advance Reservations Required
   Friday, February 3, 2023 at 12:15PM Pacific Time
   First Lutheran Church & School - Torrance
   Live-Audience & Simultaneously Livestreamed

10. Mu Phi Epsilon Palos Verdes/South Bay Alumni Chapter presents
   MUSICAL MOSAIC 2023
   Annual Fundraiser Concert to Support Music in Schools
   Saturday, February 4, 2023 - 4:00PM
   Rolling Hills United Methodist Church - Rolling Hills Estates CA
   Live-Audience & Simultaneously Livestreamed

11. 92NY Center for Culture & Arts presents
   The 92nd Street Y, New York City
   Saturday, February 4, 2023 - 7:30PM ET - 4:30PM Pacific Time
     CAROLINE SHAW vocals & SO PERCUSSION
     Let the Soil Play Its Simple Part
     drawn from their acclaimed Nonesuch recording project
   Wednesday, February 8, 2023 - 7:30PM ET - 4:30PM Pacific Time
     SEAN SHIBE guitar
     Narvaez, Thomas Adès, de Falla, Poulenc, Birtwistle,
     Barrios, Villa-Lobos, and Ginastera
   Friday, February 10, 2023 - 7:30PM ET - 4:30PM Pacific Time
     GABRIELA MONTERO piano
     Westward, exploring the immigrant experience
     Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff, Stravinsky, and a screening
     of Chaplin’s “The Immigrant” with live musical improvisation
   Sunday, February 12, 2023 - 3:00PM ET - 4:30PM Pacific Time
     BACH COLLEGIUM JAPAN and RODERICK WILLIAMS baritone
     Selections by J.S. Bach, Johann Gottlieb Janitsch, and Telemann
   Live-Audience & Simultaneously Livestreamed

12. Colburn School Chamber Forum - Free
   Students from the Colburn Conservatory of Music
   Wednesday, February 8, 2023 - 2:00PM Pacific Time
   Thayer Hall at The Colburn School - Downtown
   Live-Audience & Live-Streamed Concert

13. Classical Crossroads’ "Second Sundays at Two" - Free
     ~ presents ~
   Stars of Tomorrow from the USC Thornton School of Music
   2022 USC Ofiesh String Quartet Competition Winners
   THE IVORY QUARTET
     ERIC CHENG violin, VIKRAM IYER violin,
     PROSPER LUCHART viola, MADELYNN BOLIN cello
   In Person: Advance Reservations Required
   Sunday, February 12, 2023 at 2:00PM Pacific Time
   Rolling Hills United Methodist Church
   Live-Audience & Simultaneously Livestreamed

14. Colburn Chamber Music Society
   MARC COPPEY cello, alongside Colburn Conservatory students
   Sunday, February 12, 2023 - 3:00PM Pacific Time
   Zipper Concert Hall at The Colburn School - Downtown
   Live-Audience & Simultaneously Livestreamed


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

 * Music Critic DAVID J BROWN’s review on LA Opus
   “Franck, Bach, and Kreisler in a Concert of Two Halves -
   Corey Cerovsek and Steven Vanhauwaert play César Franck,
   J.S. Bach, and Fritz Kreisler” on Classical Crossroads’
   pair of January concerts in the South Bay:
   “First Fridays at First! ~ fff” & “Second Sundays at Two”

 * Music Critic JOHN STODDER’s review on LA Opus
   “String Quartets from Three Centuries at Mason House”
   Haydn, Puccini, Mason, and Montgomery played by the
   ZELTER QUARTET: violinists GALLIA KASTNER and KYLE GILNER,
   violist CARSON RICK, and cellist ALLAN HON
   at Mason Home Concerts in Mar Vista

 * April 2023 Date Announced for the Beverly Hills National Auditions

The City of Beverly Hills has announced that the Beverly Hills National Auditions for the 2023-2024 concert season will take place on Saturday, April 15, 2023. Full information below.




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

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.


RECOMMENDED:


1. Reprise from Classical Crossroads’ Pandemic Archive
   Classical Crossroads' "Second Sundays At Two"
     ~ presents ~
   Pianist MARK ROBSON

   Originally streamed as a YouTube Premiere
   on Sunday, November 8, 2020 at 2:00PM Pacific Time
   From Rolling Hills United Methodist Church
   in Rolling Hills Estates, California

   Watch the reprise by clicking:
   https://youtu.be/awPJGIl1kMY

THE PROGRAM
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827):
  Piano Sonata No.23 in F Minor, Op.57, "Appassionata"
Franz Liszt (1811-1886):
  Tre sonetti di Petrarca

MARK ROBSON is a consummate keyboardist equally at home with Early Music played on the harpsichord and organ to the great Romantic repertoire and contemporary piano works. As a collaborative artist with singers and instrumentalists, he commands the respect of his peers in both the recital and chamber settings. Mark is a regular soloist on the acclaimed Piano Spheres and Jacaranda series, as well as numerous other leading Los Angeles concert series. Read about Mark Robson by clicking:
https://pianospheres.org/artists/another/mark-robson/




2. London's Wigmore Hall 2023 Livestreamed Concerts - Free

   Wigmore Hall
   36 Wigmore St, London W1U 2BP, United Kingdom
   https://goo.gl/maps/yWjtaiJfc3MCJk4m8

Friday, January 27, 2023 - 7:30PM London - 11:30AM Pacific*
  CHRISTIAN BLACKSHAW piano
  Mozart Birthday Concert

Monday, January 30, 2023 - 1:00PM London - 5:00AM Pacific
  LEA DESANDRE mezzo-soprano, JUPITER ENSEMBLE
  Selections from the Baroque period

Tuesday, January 31, 2023
  NORMAN LEBRECHT Book Launch - 1:00PM London - 5:00AM Pacific
  Why Beethoven - A Phenomenon in One Hundred Pieces

Monday, February 6, 2023 - 1:00PM London - 5:00AM Pacific
  KONSTANTIN KRIMMEL baritone, AMMIEL BUSHAKEVITZ piano
  Brahms, Mandyczewski, and Robert Schumann

Sunday, February 12, 2023 - 7:30PM London - 11:30AM Pacific*
  CHRISTIAN GERHAHER baritone, GEROLD HUBER piano
  Heinz Holliger, Robert Schumann, Othmar Schoeck, and Hugo Wolf

* Livestream starts at - 8:00PM London - 12:00 noon Pacific

Some of the world's finest chamber music and recitals happen at Wigmore Hall. Live audiences have returned and select concerts are being livestreamed. See the line-up of concerts 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 & Simultaneously Livestreamed
In-Person Tickets: £16 and up
Free to Livestream and Stream-on-Demand




3. Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
   Digital Encore: Youthful Genius

   Friday, January 27, 2023 - 12:00 noon NY - 9:00AM Pacific

THE PROGRAM
Mozart: Trio in E Major for piano, violin, and cello, K542 (1788)
Saint-Saëns: Sonata No.1 in C Minor for cello and piano, Op.32 (1872)
Korngold: Four Pieces for violin and piano, Op. 11 (1918-19)
  from the Incidental Music to Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing
Mendelssohn:
  Quartet in F Minor for piano, violin, viola, and cello, Op.2 (1823)

THE ARTISTS
MICHAEL STEPHEN BROWN piano
GILLES VONSATTEL piano
ANI KAVAFIAN violin
DANBI UM violin
MARK HOLLOWAY viola
PAUL WATKINS cello

Read about the artists of CMS by clicking:
https://www.chambermusicsociety.org/about/artists/

Streamed Concert - No Live-Audience
Pay What You Wish: $20 & up
For artist and program information and tickets, click:
https://bit.ly/CMS-DigitalEncore-YouthfulGenius




4. ORGAN PRELUDE CONCERT - Every Sunday at 10:30AM
   UCLA Professor & First Church Organist CHRISTOPH BULL
   on the Great Organs of First Congregational Church of Los Angeles

   Sundays, Jan 29, Feb 5, 12, ..., 2023 - 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 PROGRAM for Sunday, January 29, 2023

Prelude
Improvisation on the Gift of Love and Slane
Robert Lind: Voluntary on Dix and Improvisation
John Addison, arr. C. Bull: Theme from Murder, She Wrote
ascribed to J.S. Bach: Short Prelude and Fugue in C Major
Ashman/Menken, arr. C. Bull: Meditation on “Tale As Old As Time”
Johann Sebastian Bach: Prelude and Fugue in A Minor, BWV543

Postlude
Johann Sebastian Bach: Fugue in A Minor, BWV543/2 – Reprise

The programs are posted 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 & Simultaneously Livestreamed
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




5. Colburn School Recovered Voices Initiative
   Shostakovich and Weinberg: A Story of Loss and Healing Power
   ADAM MILLSTEIN violin, CLIVE GREENSMITH cello, DOMINIC CHELI piano

   Sunday, January 29, 2023 - 3:00PM Pacific Time
   Thayer Hall at The Colburn School
   200 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles CA
   [DowntownLA]
   For a Google map, click:
   http://goo.gl/IwB59X

THE PROGRAM
Shostakovich: Piano Trio No.2 in E Minor, Op.67
Weinberg: Piano Trio in A Minor

THE ARTISTS

ADAM MILLSTEIN violin
https://www.colburnschool.edu/calendar/season-overview/adam-millstein/

CLIVE GREENSMITH cello
https://www.colburnschool.edu/faculty-listing/clive-greensmith/

DOMINIC CHELI piano
https://www.dominiccheli.com/

Using the music of Dimitri Shostakovich and Mieczyslaw Weinberg, this concert paints a picture of the composers' friendship and life at the end of World War II.

Led by Artistic Director James Conlon, the Recovered Voices initiative brings this important repertory back to life for generations to come through performances, classes, competitions, symposia, recordings, and more.

Live-Audience & Simultaneously Livestreamed
In-Person (tickets required): Free - Sold Out
For concert information, click:
https://bit.ly/ColburnSchool-ShostakovichAndWeinberg

Watch the livestream by clicking:
https://www.colburnschool.edu/livestream/




6. Great Music At St. James
   CLASSICAL SUNDAYS AT SIX Chamber Music Series - Free

   St. James’ In-The-City Episcopal Church
   3903 Wilshire Blvd (near Western)
   Los Angeles CA
   [midWilshireLA][Free]
   For a Google map, click:
   https://goo.gl/maps/8LVFMmdU65tsHA9a9
   For parking directions, click:
   https://stjla.org/parking/

Sunday, January 29, 2023 - 6:00PM
  LOS ANGELES VIRTUOSI ORCHESTRA
  CARLO PONTI conductor

Sunday, February 5, 2023 - 6:00PM
  Emerging Artists Series
  CROSSROADS SCHOOL EMMI CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

Sunday, February 12, 2023 - 6:00PM (following evensong)
  International Laureates Organ Series
  STEPHEN THARP & DAVID BRIGGS

Beginning in 1948 at Exposition Park, Sundays Live is now presented at St. James in-the-City as CLASSICAL SUNDAYS AT SIX, part of its broader offerings of Great Music at Saint James. It is the oldest broadcast chamber music series in Southern California and continues under Bill Vestal's leadership as Artistic Director. See the concert schedule by clicking:
https://bit.ly/3vBlatL (.pdf)

Live-Audience & Simultaneously Livestreamed
Free admission. Find the link to watch the livestream by clicking:
https://stjla.org/greatmusic/




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

   St Mary's Perivale
   Perivale Lane, Perivale, Greenford UB6 8SS
   West London, United Kingdom
   For Google Map, click:
   https://goo.gl/maps/KdaP2qduGyv8ccYV7

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

Tuesday, January 31, 2023
  TYLER HAY piano
  John Field: Five Nocturnes
  Clementi: Sonata in G Minor Op.50 No.3
  Liszt: Venezia e Napoli, S162

Thursday, February 2, 2023
  SHERRI LUN piano
  J.S. Bach/Busoni: Chaconne in D Minor BWV1004
  Beethoven: Piano Sonata in E Major, Op.109
  Franck: Prelude, Chorale, and Fugue in B Minor
  Debussy: Feux d'Artifice

Sunday, February 5, 2023
  KATE GOULD cello, VIV McLEAN piano
  J.S. Bach: Cello Suite No.2 in D Minor, BWV1008
  Beethoven: Cello Sonata in G Minor, Op.5 No.2
  Beethoven: Cello Sonata in D Major, Op.102 No.2

Tuesday, February 7, 2023
  CAMIEL BOOMSMA piano
  J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue No.24 in B Minor, BWV 869
  Haydn: Andante with variations in F Minor
  Schubert: Piano Sonata in B-flat Major, D960

Thursday, February 9, 2023
  AMBER EMSON violin, LEAH NICHOLSON piano
  Brahms: Violin Sonata No.2 in A Major, Op.100
  Clara Schumann : Three Romances, Op.22 No.1,
  Franck: Violin Sonata in A Major

Find full artist and program information for these and other upcoming concerts 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 in-person & livestreamed concerts a week. Since 2006, the ancient venue has been transformed into a high-quality broadcasting center. Explore and discover some concert gems by clicking:
https://st-marys-perivale.org.uk/

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




8. Colburn School Performance Forum - Free
   Students from the Colburn Conservatory of Music
   in a weekly recital series

   Thursday, February 2, 2023 - 11:30AM Pacific Time
   Thayer Hall at The Colburn School
   200 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles CA
   [DowntownLA][Free]
   For a Google map, click:
   http://goo.gl/IwB59X

Experience great artistry as students from the Conservatory of Music perform solo and chamber works in this weekly recital series. Catch up on recent Colburn livestreams and see what's coming up by clicking:
https://www.youtube.com/@ColburnSchoolLosAngeles/streams

Live-Audience & Simultaneously Livestreamed
Free - no tickets required.
For concert information, click:
https://www.colburnschool.edu/calendar/events/performance-forum-30/

Watch the livestreams by clicking:
https://www.colburnschool.edu/livestream/




9. Classical Crossroads’ - Free
   “First Fridays at First! ~ fff”
     ~ presents ~
   SERAPHOUR Vocal Quartet
   Melissa Birch, Emma Grace Roche, Dana Rouse, Heidi Vass
   In Person: ADVANCE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED (see below)*
   SIMULTANEOUSLY LIVESTREAMED at:
   https://vimeo.com/event/2800725

   Friday, February 3, 2023 at 12:15PM Pacific Time
   First Lutheran Church & School - Torrance
   2900 W. Carson Street, Torrance CA
   (Park in the Church lot, or along surface streets)
   [SouthBay][Free]
   For a Google map, click:
   http://goo.gl/maps/QaZ4s

THE PROGRAM
Eleanor Daley (b.1955):
  Os Justi (The Mouth of the Just)
Johannes Brahms (1797-1828):
  Adoramus Te (We Adore Thee)
César Alejandro Carrillo (b.1957):
  Ave Maria (Hail Mary)
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594):
  Magnificat quarti toni (Magnify in four voices)  
Aidan Vass (b.2003):
  Angele Dei (Angel of God)
Randall Thompson (1896-1989):
  Alleluia (Hallelujah)

Celebrating that which is true, beautiful and good, SERAPHOUR was formed as a response to the isolation of the Covid pandemic. The Southern California based group is on a mission to create beauty and light out of a dark and quiet time. The all-female quartet is dedicated to the preservation and proliferation of the sacred canon - highlighting unaccompanied classical sacred gems that celebrate the beauty of the female voice. Presenting pieces from the Renaissance to present day and commissioning new works for sacred contemplation, their music celebrates the tradition of beauty that spans centuries and inspires souls. Read about Seraphour by clicking:
https://seraphour.com/

*ADVANCE RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND IN PERSON
Proof of vaccination + booster and N95-level masks (provided) required. Email: ClassicalCrossroads@Earthlink.net by a day ahead with the number in your party and your guests' names and request to be included on the check-in list.

The concerts will be simultaneously live-streamed. Watch, at concert time only, by clicking:
https://vimeo.com/event/2800725

Live-Audience & Simultaneously Livestreamed
Free. Donations appreciated. For concert series information and online donations, click:
http://www.palosverdes.com/ClassicalCrossroads/FirstFridays.htm




10. Mu Phi Epsilon Palos Verdes/South Bay Alumni Chapter presents
   MUSICAL MOSAIC 2023
   Annual Fundraiser Concert to Support Music in Schools

   Saturday, February 4, 2023 - 4:00PM
   Rolling Hills United Methodist Church
   26438 Crenshaw Blvd, Rolling Hills Estates CA
   [SouthBay]
   For a Google map, click:
   https://goo.gl/maps/EMqwtwiN3mGozzX3A

THE ARTISTS & ENSEMBLES

Members of the INNER CITY YOUTH ORCHESTRA LOS ANGELES

INTERNATIONAL HEARTSTRINGS
Singing, Dancing, and Keyboard Wizardry

BETTY CHEUNG and WAY WONG
Piano and Violin Duo

Vibraphonist CATHERINE NUNLEY

LOONEY'S FORTUNE
Traditional Irish Songs and Music
on Hammered Dulcimer, Fiddle, Guitar, and Accordion

Watch a minute-and-a-half video concert invitation & trailer by clicking:
https://www.facebook.com/muphipvsouthbay/videos/742583450250293

The Palos Verdes/South Bay Alumni Chapter of the International Professional Music Fraternity MU PHI EPSILON presents its annual Musical Mosaic to raise funds for South Bay public school music programs.

Live-Audience & Simultaneously Livestreamed
Admission & Livestream Link: Make a $30 or more donation.
For concert information and online donations, click:
https://www.muphipvsouthbay.org/musical-mosaic-2023.html




11. 92NY Center for Culture & Arts presents

   The 92nd Street Y, New York
   1395 Lexington Avenue
   (between 91st & 92nd street)
   New York NY
   For a Google map, click:
   https://bit.ly/GoogleMap-92NY

Saturday, February 4, 2023 - 7:30PM ET - 4:30PM Pacific Time
  CAROLINE SHAW vocals & SO PERCUSSION
  Let the Soil Play Its Simple Part
  drawn from their acclaimed Nonesuch recording project

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 - 7:30PM ET - 4:30PM Pacific Time
  SEAN SHIBE guitar
  Selections by Narvaez, Thomas Adès, de Falla, Poulenc, Birtwistle,
  Barrios, Villa-Lobos, and Ginastera

Friday, February 10, 2023 - 7:30PM ET - 4:30PM Pacific Time
  GABRIELA MONTERO piano
  Westward, exploring the immigrant experience
  Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff, Stravinsky, and a screening
  of Chaplin’s “The Immigrant” with live musical improvisation

Sunday, February 12, 2023 - 3:00PM ET - 4:30PM Pacific Time
  BACH COLLEGIUM JAPAN and RODERICK WILLIAMS baritone
  Selections by J.S. Bach, Johann Gottlieb Janitsch, and Telemann

The 92nd Street Y, New York is a world-class cultural and community center where people all over the world connect through culture, arts, entertainment, and conversation. For over 140 years, it has harnessed the power of arts and ideas to enrich, enlighten and change lives, and the power of community to repair the world. For information, Click:
https://www.92ny.org/

Live-Audience & Simultaneously Livestreamed
Online tickets: $25. Concerts available for viewing online for 72 hours from time of broadcast.

For concert information, click:
https://www.92ny.org/event/j-nai-bridges-and-catalyst-quartet




12. Colburn School Chamber Forum - Free
   Students from the Colburn Conservatory of Music

   Wednesday, February 8, 2023 - 2:00PM Pacific Time
   Thayer Hall at The Colburn School
   200 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles CA
   [DowntownLA][Free]
   For a Google map, click:
   http://goo.gl/IwB59X

Students from the Conservatory of Music present chamber works in this intimate recital series.

Live-Audience & Live-Streamed Concert
Free - no tickets required.
For information and the streaming link, click:
https://www.colburnschool.edu/calendar/events/chamber-forum-6/

Find previous Colburn livestreams by clicking:
https://www.youtube.com/c/ColburnSchoolLosAngeles/videos




13. Classical Crossroads’ "Second Sundays at Two" - Free
     ~ presents ~
   Stars of Tomorrow from the USC Thornton School of Music
   2022 USC Ofiesh String Quartet Competition Winners
   THE IVORY QUARTET
     ERIC CHENG violin, VIKRAM IYER violin,
     PROSPER LUCHART viola, MADELYNN BOLIN cello

   In Person: ADVANCE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED (see below)*
   SIMULTANEOUSLY LIVESTREAMED at:
   https://vimeo.com/event/2823083

   Sunday, February 12, 2023 at 2:00PM Pacific Time
   Rolling Hills United Methodist Church
   26438 Crenshaw Blvd, Rolling Hills Estates CA
   [SouthBay][Free]
   For a Google map, click:
   https://goo.gl/maps/EMqwtwiN3mGozzX3A

THE PROGRAM

Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904): String Quartet No.13 in G Major, Op.106
  1. Allegro moderato
  2. Adagio ma non troppo
  3. Molto vivace
  4. Finale. Andante sostenuto - Allegro con fuoco

Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847):
String Quartet No.6 in F Minor, Op.80
  1. Allegro vivace assai
  2. Allegro assai
  3. Adagio
  4. Finale: Allegro molto

Under the coaching of renowned former NY Phil Concertmaster
GLENN DICTEROW, THE IVORY QUARTET won the USC's 2022 Christine Marie Ofiesh Honors Quartet Competition and will perform on Classical Crossroads’ annual “Stars of Tomorrow from the USC Thornton School of Music” concert on the “Second Sundays at Two” series.

Violinist ERIC CHENG has performed across the United States and Asia with features and reviews by the Sing Tao Daily and China Journal. He has served as a guest artist at the Lansum International Music Festival and Concertmaster of the Eastvale Symphony Orchestra. Eric is currently a graduate student at the USC Thornton School of Music, studying under the tutelage of Glenn Dicterow. He received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees and Performer's Certificate in Violin Performance at the Eastman School of Music.

Born in Saratoga, California, violinist VIKRAM IYER was, and is an undergraduate at USC Thornton School of Music, where he studies with Glenn Dicterow. There, he took Third Prize in the 2022 Bach Competition. He has attended festivals such as the Meadowmount School of Music, the Heifetz Institute, and the Music Academy of the West, where he performed with the London Symphony. He has participated in masterclasses with violinists Martin Chalifour, Helen Kim, Ivan Chan, and Haik Kazazyan.

Born in 2001 in Lille, France, at the age of seven PROSPER LUCHART began his studies of viola at the Arras conservatory, then joined the Conservatory of Lille. In 2018, he entered the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Lyon. Presently, Prosper continues his studies with ardor at USC Thornton School of Music, embracing music in all its forms. He is particularly passionate about drums and plans to pursue a graduate certificate in the U.S.A.

Cellist MADELYNN BOLIN is pursuing her Master in Music at the USC Thornton School of Music, where she is studying with cello professor and Principal of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra ANDREW SHULMAN. Madelynn received her Bachelor's in Cello Performance at the Cleveland Institute of Music in 2018. At CIM, Madelynn was a member of the Advanced Piano Trio program, where she performed with and was coached by members of the renowned Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio. She has participated the Blossom Summer Music Festival, Chautauqua Music Festival, Orford Summer Music Academy, among others.

*ADVANCE RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND IN PERSON
Proof of vaccination + booster and N95-level masks (provided) required. Email: ClassicalCrossroads@Earthlink.net by a day ahead with the number in your party and your guests' names and request to be included on the check-in list.

The concerts will be simultaneously live-streamed. Watch, at concert time only, by clicking:
https://vimeo.com/event/2823083

Live-Audience & Simultaneously Livestreamed
Free. Donations appreciated. For concert series information and online donations, click:
http://www.palosverdes.com/ClassicalCrossroads/SecondSundays.htm




14. Colburn Chamber Music Society
   MARC COPPEY cello
   alongside Colburn Conservatory students

   Sunday, February 12, 2023 - 3:00PM Pacific Time
   Zipper Concert Hall at The Colburn School
   200 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles CA
   [DowntownLA]
   For a Google map, click:
   https://goo.gl/sTwkiC

THE PROGRAM
Prokofiev: Overture on Hebrew Themes
Beethoven: Piano Trio in E-Flat Major
Ravel: Introduction and Allegro
Brahms: String Sextet No.1 in B-Flat Major

A protégé of Lord Yehudi Menuhin and Mstislav Rostropovich, French cellist MARC COPPEY first shot to international acclaim at the age of 18, winning First Prize and ‘Prize for the Best Bach Performance' at the prestigious Leipzig Bach Competition (1988). Soon thereafter, he made debuts in Paris and Moscow in collaboration with Yehudi Menuhin and Victoria Postnikova (captured on film by the celebrated director Bruno Monsaingeon), and performed at the Evian Festival by personal invitation of Mstislav Rostropovich. Since then, Coppey has carved out an impressive solo career, working with many of the world's leading orchestras and conductors. Read about Marc Coppey by clicking:
https://marccoppey.com/

Live-Audience & Simultaneously Livestreamed
In-Person Tickets: $15 & $30
Livestream: $10
For information and tickets, click:
https://bit.ly/ColburnChamberMusicSociety-015




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


 * Music Critic DAVID J BROWN’s review on LA Opus
   “Franck, Bach, and Kreisler in a Concert of Two Halves -
   Corey Cerovsek and Steven Vanhauwaert play César Franck,
   J.S. Bach, and Fritz Kreisler” on Classical Crossroads’
   pair of January concerts in the South Bay:
   “First Fridays at First! ~ fff” & “Second Sundays at Two”
   https://bit.ly/LAOpus-DavidJBrown0036



 * Music Critic JOHN STODDER’s review on LA Opus
   “String Quartets from Three Centuries at Mason House”
   Haydn, Puccini, Mason, and Montgomery played by the
   ZELTER QUARTET: violinists GALLIA KASTNER and KYLE GILNER,
   violist CARSON RICK, and cellist ALLAN HON
   at Mason Home Concerts in Mar Vista
   https://bit.ly/LAOpus-JohnStodder002



 * April 2023 Date Announced for the Beverly Hills National Auditions
   For the application and information, click:
   https://c-cmp-socal.org/

The City of Beverly Hills has announced that the Beverly Hills National Auditions for the 2023-2024 concert season will take place on Saturday, April 15, 2023 with a deadline to apply by Friday, April 7, 2023 at 5:00PM PST.

Winners receive performance engagements and recognition at Music in the Mansion Festival (City of Beverly Hills' Greystone Mansion 3rd week of April 2024), as well as an engagement considerations by members of the Consortium of Southern California Chamber Music Presenters, including Classical Sundays at Six at St. James in the City (formerly Sundays Live! at LACMA), Laguna Beach Live!, Classical Crossroads' "First Fridays at First! ~ fff" & "Second Sundays at Two", and more than 40 other Southland concert series.

Each winning artist/ensemble receives an honorarium, with the event publicized online and in local newspapers. Auditions are open to instrumentalists, pianists, vocalists, and chamber ensembles.




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

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