THE CLICKABLE CHAMBER MUSIC NEWSLETTER FROM SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

No.955 Thursday, October 21, 2021 - Sunday, October 31, 2021
Next issue: Thursday, October 28, 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 concert information)

A. Highlights and Hidden Gems
   Select Live-Audience & Streamed Concerts
   (links to the performances given in the body of the newsletter)

1. South Bay Chamber Music Society - Free
   NEW HOLLYWOOD STRING QUARTET
   with ANTONIO LYSY cello
   Friday, October 22, 2021 - 8:00PM
     Los Angeles Harbor College - Wilmington CA
   Sunday, October 24, 2021 - 3:00PM
     Pacific Unitarian Church - Rancho Palos Verdes CA
   Live-Audience Concert - No Streaming

2. Philharmonic Society of Orange County presents
   LES VIOLONS DU ROY with AVI AVITAL mandolin
   Saturday, October 23, 2021 - 8:00PM
   Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall - Costa Mesa CA
   Live-Audience Concert - No Streaming

3. Live Audience & 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, October 24, 2021 - 10:30AM Sharp! Pacific Time
   First Congregational Church of Los Angeles
   Live-Audience & Live-Streamed Concert

4. London's Conway Hall
   SUNDAY CONCERTS
   Sunday, October 24, 2021 at 10:30AM Pacific Time
     Pianist MARIA CANYIGUERAL plays Bach
   Sunday, October 31, 2021 at 10:30AM Pacific Time
     EUSEBIUS QUARTET
   Live-Audience & Live-Streamed Concerts

5. Colburn Chamber Music Society
   Violist GERALDINE WALTHER
     alongside Colburn Conservatory students
   Sunday, October 24, 2021 - 3:00PM
   Zipper Concert Hall at The Colburn School - Downtown
   Live-Audience & Live-Streamed Concert

6. Pacific Symphony Orchestra presents
   CAFE LUDWIG - ORLI SHAHAM piano and host
     DENNIS KIM and JENNISE HWANG violins
     MEREDITH CRAWFORD viola, WARREN HAGERTY cello
   Sunday, October 24, 2021 - 3:00PM
   Samueli Theater - Segerstrom Center for the Arts - Costa Mesa CA
   Live-Audience Concert - No Streaming

7. Chamber Music at All Saints
   MARK ROBSON piano
   Sunday, October 24, 2021 - 5:00PM
   All Saints Episcopal Church - Beverly Hills CA
   Live-Audience Concert - No Streaming

8. The City of Encinitas' Wednesdays @Noon presents - Free
   Beverly Hills National Auditions Winners
   ANDREW HARRISON saxophone and JASON LO piano
   Wednesday, October 27, 2021 - 12:00 noon
   Encinitas Library - Encinitas CA
   Live-Audience Concert - No Streaming

9. Colburn School presents
   SPHINX VIRTUOSI
   Saturday, October 30, 2021 - 7:00PM
   Zipper Hall at The Colburn School - Downtown
   Live-Audience & Live-Streamed Concert

10. Salastina Music Society presents
   Main Series Concert No.2
   Saturday, October 30, 2021 - 8:00PM
     Fowler Museum Courtyard, UCLA
   Sunday, October 31, 2021 - 6:00PM
     USC Pacific Asia Museum Courtyard - Pasadena CA
   Live-Audience & Live-Streamed Concert (Pasadena)

11. London's Wigmore Hall 2021 Concerts - Free to stream
   Live-Audience & Live-Streamed Concerts

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

 * Music Critic MARK SWED writes in the Los Angeles Times
   "Thomas Mann's magic piano, heart of 1940s L.A. intellectual life,
   comes home"

 * Reviews Editor MICHAEL BEEK writes in BBC Music Magazine
   "Winner of the 18th Fryderyk Chopin
   International Piano Competition announced -
   Canadian pianist Bruce (Xiaoyu) Liu"

 * USC Thornton is Streaming its Signature Series
  
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.

Note: Before attending live concerts, be sure to check Covid rules with the presenters.

Support the artists with generous contributions!

My recommendations are largely drawn from PerformingArtsLIVE, a comprehensive list of performing arts events. See the chamber music offerings (artists & presenters: post your concerts, it's free and easy).
http://bit.ly/PerformingArtsLIVE-ChamberMusic


RECOMMENDED:


1. South Bay Chamber Music Society - Free
   NEW HOLLYWOOD STRING QUARTET
     TEREZA STANISLAV violin, RAFAEL RISHIK violin,
     ROBERT BROPHY viola, ANDREW SHULMAN cello
   with ANTONIO LYSY cello
   
   Friday, October 22, 2021 - 8:00PM
     Recital Hall - Music Department
     Los Angeles Harbor College
     1111 Figueroa Place, Wilmington CA
     [SouthBay][Free]
     For directions, click:
     https://bit.ly/GoogleMap-LAHC

   Sunday, October 24, 2021 - 3:00PM
     Pacific Unitarian Church
     5621 Montemalaga, Rancho Palos Verdes CA
     [SouthBay][Free]
     For directions, click:
     https://bit.ly/GoogleMap-PUC

Program
Mozart: String Quartet in G Major, K387
Schubert: String Quintet in C Major, D956

The NEW HOLLYWOOD STRING QUARTET comprises three Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra string players: TEREZA STANISLAV (Assistant Concertmaster), violist ROBERT BROPHY, and Principal Cellist ANDREW SHULMAN, and NHSQ founding violinist RAFAEL RISHIK. Read about the Quartet and its members by clicking:
https://www.newhollywoodstringquartet.com/about

UCLA Professor of Cello ANTONIO LYSY has performed worldwide in leading concert halls as recitalist, chamber artist, and concerto soloist. Read about Antonio Lysy by clicking:
http://www.antoniolysy.com/

Live-Audience Concert - No Streaming
Free admission. For concert information, click:
https://sbcms.net/




2. Philharmonic Society of Orange County presents
   LES VIOLONS DU ROY with AVI AVITAL mandolin

   Saturday, October 23, 2021 - 8:00PM
   Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall
   Segerstrom Center for the Arts
   600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa CA
   [OrangeCounty]
   For a Google map, click:
   http://goo.gl/7Va27c

Program
Vivaldi: Mandolin Concerto in C Major, RV425
J.S. Bach: The Art of the Fugue, BWV1080 (excerpts)
J.S. Bach, arr. by Avi Avital:
  Violin Concerto No.1 in A Minor, BWV1041
Vivaldi, arr. by Avi Avital:
  Concerto in D Major for lute and two violins, RV93
Vivaldi: Concerto Grosso in G Minor, Op.3 No.2, RV578
J.S. Bach, arr.& transc by Avi Avital:
  Harpsichord Concerto No.1 in D Minor, BWV1052

Based in Québec City, LES VIOLONS DU ROY takes its name from the celebrated court orchestra of the French kings. It was founded in 1984 by Bernard Labadie and continues under music director Jonathan Cohen. Read about Les Violons du Roy by clicking:
https://www.violonsduroy.com/en/

Born in Be'er Sheva in southern Israel, AVI AVITAL is an exclusive Deutsche Grammophon artist. Read about Avi Avital by clicking:
https://www.aviavital.com/

Live-Audience Concert - No Streaming
Tickets: $28 - $268. For information, click:
https://bit.ly/OCPhilSoc-LesViolonsDuRoy




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

   Special note: See Christoph's announcement below about
   the imminent release of the album THE MASS.***

   Sunday, October 24, 2021 - 10:30AM Sharp! 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

ORGAN PRELUDE
Improvisation on Nettleton and Hymn to Joy
Meditation on Patrick Cassidy's Sanctus
Elizabeth Jacquet de la Guerre: Rondeau
Justin Heinrich Knecht: Cantabile in D Minor and Improvisation
Jacques Lemmens: Trio in D Major and Improvisation
Antonio de Cabezón: Duo para principiantes and Improvisation
Heinrich Scheidemann:
  Gott sei gelobet und gebenedeiet and Improvisation

ORGAN POSTLUDE
Ascribed to J.S. Bach: Short Fugue in G Minor

FCCLA CHORAL MUSIC
Hildegard von Bingen: O Virtus Sapientiae
  CATHEDRAL CHOIR, FAHAD SIADAT Assistant Director
Patrick Cassidy: Credo In Sanctum Spiritum from The Mass
  CATHEDRAL CHOIR, DAVID HARRIS Director
  TIFFANY HO soloist, CHRISTOPH BULL organist
Bernice Johnson Reagon: I Remember, I Believe
  CATHEDRAL CHOIR, DAVID HARRIS Director
  DAVID SAUL LEE soloist
Kelly McCandless: Amen - excerpt
  CATHEDRAL CHOIR, DAVID HARRIS Director

*** Christoph writes, "In addition to our weekly offerings, we're very excited about the imminent release of our album THE MASS
(Written by Patrick Cassidy, Performed by CHRISTOPH BULL, DAVID HARRIS, and LAUDE).

First Single "Sanctus"
Released on Monday, October 18, 2021

Second Single "Credo In Spiritum Sanctum"
To be released on Monday, October 25, 2021

Full Album THE MASS by Patrick Cassidy
To be released on Monday, November 8, 2021
Exclusive in-person pre-release
at FCCLA on Sunday, November 7, 2021

For information, click:
https://www.fccla.org/the-mass-album

Dr. CHRISTOPH BULL's half-hour, now live-audience & live-stream 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 musical offerings, both locally and from around the world. Attend in person or stay tuned-in for 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/

The First Church's organs are collectively one of the largest and most complete organs in any church in the world with true acoustic surround sound. The first chancel organ was built in the early 1930s by Ernest M. Skinner, one of the foremost organ builders of his day. The church itself is magnificent. Find information about the organs at First Church by clicking:
https://www.fccla.org/the-great-organs

Live-Audience & Live-Streamed Concert
Watch the Live Stream:
https://www.fccla.org/live

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




4. London's Conway Hall
   SUNDAY CONCERTS

Sunday, October 24, 2021 at 6:30PM London Time - 10:30AM Pacific Time
Pianist MARIA CANYIGUERAL plays Bach
A prizewinner in several International Competitions, Spanish pianist MARIA CANYIGUERAL plays a selection of Bach on Conway Hall's prize Bösendorfer.
http://mariacanyigueral.co.uk/

Sunday, October 31, 2021 at 6:30PM London Time - 10:30AM Pacific Time
EUSEBIUS QUARTET
  BEATRICE PHILIPS and VENETIA JOLLANDS violins
  HANNAH SHAW viola, HANNAH SLOANE cello
In 2018 the EUSEBIUS QUARTET were finalists in the Royal Over-Seas League Music Competition. They are regular guests at the Lewes Chamber Music Festival, of which first violinist Beatrice Philips is the Artistic Director and founder.
http://www.eusebiusquartet.com/

Founded in the 1880s, CONWAY HALL SUNDAY CONCERTS is the longest-running chamber music concert series of its kind in Europe. Conway Hall was built in 1929 to host concerts and lectures, and they have continued here until the present day. The ethos of "affordable classical music for all" still remains. Announced though December 12, 2021.

Live-Audience & Live-Streamed Concerts
Tickets: £12 in person / £10 Livestream
For concert information and tickets, click:
https://conwayhall.org.uk/events/category/Sunday-concerts/




5. Colburn Chamber Music Society
   GERALDINE WALTHER viola
   alongside Colburn Conservatory students

   Sunday, October 24, 2021 - 3:00PM
   Zipper Concert Hall at The Colburn School
   200 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles CA
   [DowntownLA]
   For a Google map, click:
   https://goo.gl/sTwkiC

Program
Claude Debussy: Sonata for Flute, Viola, and Harp
Amy Beach: Piano Quintet in F-sharp Minor, Op.67
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: String Quintet No.4 in G Minor, K516

GERALDINE WALTHER has had an illustrious career as a member of the Takács String Quartet and principal violist for the San Francisco Symphony. She now serves as Colburn's Interim Director of Chamber Music. Read about Geraldine Walther by clicking:
https://www.colburnschool.edu/faculty-listing/geraldine-walther/

Live-Audience & Live-Streamed Concert
Tickets: $15 & $30 / $10 livestream
Colburn Chamber Music Society subscription and
Colburn Concerts Livestream subscription packages available.
For information, click:
https://bit.ly/ColburnChamberMusicSociety-006




6. Pacific Symphony Orchestra presents
   CAFE LUDWIG
   ORLI SHAHAM piano and host
   DENNIS KIM and JENNISE HWANG violins
   MEREDITH CRAWFORD viola, WARREN HAGERTY cello

   Sunday, October 24, 2021 - 3:00PM
   Samueli Theater
   Segerstrom Center for the Arts
   600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa CA
   [OrangeCounty]
   For a Google map, click:
   http://goo.gl/7Va27c

Program - Past to Present
Karen Tanaka: Water Dance for Piano, No.3,
  "Very lightly, like a harp"
Reena Esmail: Saans (Breath) for Piano Trio
Samuel Barber: Adagio in B Minor from string quartet
Jessie Montgomery: Strum for string quartet
Charles Ives: Hallowe'en for piano quintet
Johannes Brahms: Piano Quartet No.2 in A Major, Op.26

Read about pianist host for the afternoon ORLI SHAHAM by clicking:
http://www.orlishaham.com/

Live-Audience Concert - No Streaming
Tickets $75 and $97.
For concert and artist information and tickets, click:
https://www.pacificsymphony.org/tickets/concert/past_to_present




7. Chamber Music at All Saints
   MARK ROBSON piano

   Sunday, October 24, 2021 - 5:00PM
   All Saints Episcopal Church
   504 N. Camden Dr., Beverly Hills CA
   [WestSide]
   For Google map, click:
   http://goo.gl/maps/xBWke

Program
Selections by Claude Debussy, Olivier Messiaen, and Francis Poulenc

Hailed by the Los Angeles Times as a pianist with "one of the great techniques," "an inquiring mind," and a performer capable of evoking an "exquisite engulfing pastel haze," 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/artist/mark-robson/

Live-Audience Concert - No Streaming
Suggested donation at the door is $20, students and seniors $10. Admission free with a Music Guild season pass. For information, click:
https://www.allsaintsbh.org/music-guild




8. The City of Encinitas' Wednesdays @Noon presents - Free
   Beverly Hills National Auditions Winners
   ANDREW HARRISON saxophone and JASON LO piano

   Wednesday, October 27, 2021 - 12:00 noon
   Encinitas Library
   540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas CA
   [Oceanside/SanDiego][Free]
   For a Google map, click:
   http://goo.gl/maps/R64w7

Acclaimed as "a virtuoso saxophonist" and a "magician showing off his tricks," ANDREW HARRISON has performed throughout the United States and Europe. He holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the USC Thornton School of Music and a Master's degree from the University of Texas at Austin's Butler School of Music. His teachers have included legendary saxophonist Harvey Pittel, and LA Philharmonic saxophonists Jim Rotter and Douglas Masek. Read about Andrew Harrison by clicking:
https://www.andrewsharrison.com/

Andrew's collaborative pianist JASON LO also holds a Doctorate from the USC Thornton School, where he studied with Antoinette Perry. Read about Jason Lo by clicking:
https://www.jasonwlo.com/

Live-Audience Concert - No Streaming
Free admission. For information, click:
http://www.encinitasca.gov/concerts
  



9. Colburn School presents
   SPHINX VIRTUOSI

   Saturday, October 30, 2021 - 7:00PM
   Zipper Hall at The Colburn School
   200 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles CA
   [DowntownLA]
   For a Google map, click:
   http://goo.gl/IwB59X

Program
Xavier Foley: Ev'ry Voice
Florence Price: String Quartet No.2 in A Minor
  II. Andante cantabile
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: Selections from Four Novelletten
  I. Allegro moderato
  III. Andante con moto
Jessie Montgomery: Banner
Andrea Casarrubios: Seven
Ricardo Herz: Inocente
Ricardo Herz: Mourinho
Alberto Ginastera: Concerto for Strings, Op.33
  IV. Finale furioso

The Colburn School hosts musicians from SPHINX VIRTUOSI for a three-day residency, culminating in a performance featuring the nation's top Black and Latinx classical soloists. The Sphinx Virtuosi is dedicated to increasing racial and ethnic diversity in classical music. Its members, who are alumni of the internationally renowned Sphinx Competition, work together as cultural ambassadors reaching new audiences. Read about Sphinx Virtuosi by clicking:
https://www.sphinxmusic.org/sphinx-virtuosi

Live-Audience & Live-Streamed Concert
Tickets: $15 & $30 In Person / $10 Livestream
For information, click:
https://www.colburnschool.edu/calendar/events/sphinx-virtuosi/




10. Salastina Music Society presents
   Main Series Concert No.2

   Saturday, October 30, 2021 - 8:00PM
     Fowler Museum Courtyard, UCLA
     [WestSide]
     For a Google map, click:
     https://goo.gl/EnCi3k

   Sunday, October 31, 2021 - 6:00PM
     USC Pacific Asia Museum Courtyard
     46 N. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena CA
     [Pasadena/Glendale]
     For a Google map, click:
     http://tinyurl.com/yl74ro

The Program
Chopin: Piano Concerto No.1
C.P.E. Bach's Flute Concerto in D Minor, Wq.22

The Artists
HyeJin KIM piano
BENJAMIN SMOLEN flute
KEVIN KUMAR and MAIA JASPER WHITE violins
MEREDITH CRAWFORD and viola
YOSHIKA MASUDA cello
MAKSIM VELICHKIN harpsichord
BRIAN LAURITZEN host

Salastina invites listeners to join with composers, musicians, and artists to celebrate the beauty of the past and present, and to carry it into the future with a spirit of inclusiveness. Read about the SALASTINA MUSIC SOCIETY by clicking:
http://www.salastina.org/new-page/

Live-Audience & Live-Streamed Concert
Tickets: $40 / $10 students
  20% Membership discount
Livestream: $10 (from the USC Pacific Asia Museum)
  Available for a week after the concert

For full concert and artist information and tickets, click:
http://www.salastina.org/concerts/




11. 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.

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


 * Music Critic MARK SWED writes in the Los Angeles Times
   "Thomas Mann's magic piano, heart of 1940s L.A. intellectual life,
   comes home"
   https://lat.ms/3vC0m4a

"It was here at this spot that pianist Igor Levit inaugurated the newly restored piano's homecoming with a revelatory performance of Beethoven's sonata [Op.111] Saturday as the highlight of an event that included a discussion with Frido Mann, Levit and German minister of state Michelle Müntefering, moderated by New Yorker music critic Alex Ross...."




 * Reviews Editor MICHAEL BEEK writes in BBC Music Magazine
   "Winner of the 18th Fryderyk Chopin
   International Piano Competition announced -
   Canadian pianist Bruce (Xiaoyu) Liu"
   https://bit.ly/BBCMagazine-ChopinWinnerAnnounced
   
The livestreamed videos of the competition have been exceptional. Watch the winner's concerts and more [JE: highly recommended] by clicking:
https://chopin2020.pl/en/multimedia/competition-transmission




 * USC Thornton is Streaming
   https://www.thorntonlive.usc.edu/

USC Thornton/LIVE is the virtual stage for the USC Thornton School of Music - launched after the USC campus and performance venues closed in March, 2020. All events broadcast on the Thornton/LIVE homepage, and remain online for a limited time after initial broadcast. Stay in-the-know about upcoming events and new performances by subscribing at the link above. See archived and upcoming USC Thornton Signature Series of streamed concerts by clicking:
https://www.thorntonlive.usc.edu/signature-series




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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There are currently 4,264 subscribers, who also receive occasional mid-issue newsletter updates and html e-flyers for select concerts.

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Take care,
Jim Eninger, Editor-in-Chief
The Clickable Chamber Music Newsletter
Torrance, California




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