The Clickable Chamber Music Newsletter from Southern California
No.1029 - Friday, February 23, 2024 - Sunday, March 10, 2024
Next issue: Friday, March 8, 2024

The latest issue is always posted on the website of Classical Crossroads:
http://www.palosverdes.com/ClassicalCrossroads/CCMN.html

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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:
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Quickly Scan Newsletter Contents in This Section
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for full information and links to the items


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

1. Reprise of Classical Crossroads’ February 2024
     “Second Sundays at Two”
     Winner of USC’s 2023 Ofiesh Quartet Competition
     The Marzipan Quartet
         Veronika Manchur and Agatha Blevin violins
         Gloria Choi viola, Joseph Kim cello
     Recorded at & livestreamed from
     Rolling Hills United Methodist Church
     on Sunday, February 18, 2024

2. Music at St Mary’s Perivale
     St Mary’s Perivale - West London UK
     Sunday, February 25, 2024 - 3:00PM London - 7:00AM Pacific Time
         Diana Cooper piano
         Selections by Mozart, Robert Schumann, and Chopin
     Tuesday, February 27, 2024 - 2:00PM London - 6:00AM Pacific Time
         Caterina Grewe piano
         Selections by Schumann and Medtner
     Sunday, March 3, 2024 - 3:00PM London - 7:00AM Pacific Time
         The Veles Ensemble
             Hartmut Richter violin, Ralitsa Naydenova viola,
             Evva Mizerska cello
         Selections by Rolla, Koffler, and Beethoven

     Tuesday, March 5, 2024 - 2:00PM London - 6:00AM Pacific Time
         Matthew McLachlan piano
         Selections by J.S. Bach, Beethoven, Rachmaninoff,
         Alicia de Larrocha, Dimov, and Prokofiev
     Thursday, March 7, 2024 - 2:00PM London - 6:00AM Pacific Time
         The Waldstein Trio with Ben Mason clarinet
         Messiaen: Quartet for the End of Time
     Saturday, March 9, 2024 - 7:30PM London - 11:30AM Pacific Time
         Ealing Symphony Orchestra Instrumental Ensembles
     Live-Audience & Simultaneously Livestreamed

3. 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
     Live-Audience & Simultaneously Livestreamed

4. Philadelphia Chamber Music Society
     Benjamin Franklin Hall - Philadelphia PA
     Sunday, February 25, 2024 - 3:00PM Eastern - 1:00PM Pacific Time
         Orion Quartet
             Daniel Phillips and Todd Phillips violins
             Steven Tenenbom violist and Timothy Eddy cello
         Performing quartets by Schubert and Beethoven
     Tuesday, March 5, 2024 - 7:30PM Eastern - 4:30PM Pacific Time
         Ukraine in the Eyes of Others - Benefit Concert
             Solomiya Ivakhiv, Juliette Kang, Hirono Oka violins
             Burchard Tang viola, Thomas Kraines cello, Marija Stroke piano
         Performing quartets by Adolphe, Maneval, and Beethoven
     
Live-Audience & Simultaneously Livestreamed

5. Great Music At St. James
     Classical Sundays at Six Chamber Music Series - Free
     St. James’ In-The-City Episcopal Church
     Wilshire Blvd (near Western) - Los Angeles CA
     Sunday, February 25, 2024 - 6:00PM
         Duo Syncopa
             Tomomi Sato piano & Yue Qian violin
         Selections by Robert Schumann, Beethoven, and John Adams
     Sunday, March 3, 2024 - 6:00PM
         The Colburn Sinfonietta
         Selections by Beethoven and Vivaldi
     Live-Audience & Simultaneously Livestreamed

6. 92NY Center for Culture & Arts presents
     Curtis on Tour
     Trio Zimbalist
         George Xiaoyuan Fu piano
         Josef Špaček violin
         Timotheos Gavriilidis-Petrin cello
     with Roberto Díaz viola
     Performing selections by Fauré and Dvorák
     Wednesday, February 28, 2024 - 7:30PM ET - 4:30AM Pacific Time
     The 92nd Street Y - New York NY
     Live-Audience & Simultaneously Livestreamed

7. Livestreams from the Colburn School
     The Colburn School - Downtown Los Angeles CA
     Thursday, February 29, 2024 - 11:30AM Pacific Time - Thayer Hall
         Performance Forum - Free
         Colburn Conservatory students perform
         solo-recital and chamber-music selections
     Live-Audience & Simultaneously Livestreamed

8. London’s Wigmore Hall Livestreamed Concerts - Free to livestream
     Florian Boesch baritone, Malcolm Martineau piano
     Thursday, February 29, 2024 - 7:30PM London - 11:30AM Pacific
     The livestream starts at 8:00PM London - 12:00 noon Pacific
     Wigmore Hall - London UK
     Songs by Brahms, Othmar Schoeck, and Robert Schumann
     Live-Audience & Simultaneously Livestreamed

9. Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center - Free to livestream
     Late Night Rose
     Saint-Saëns, Bonis, Poulenc, and Spohr
     Thursday, February 29, 2024 - 9:00PM New York - 6:00PM Pacific Time
     Stream on-demand until Sunday, March 3, 2024 at 6:00PM Pacific Time
     Rose Studio at CMS - New York NY
     Live-Audience & Simultaneously Livestreamed

10. Classical Crossroads - Free
     “First Fridays at First! ~ fff”
         ~ presents ~
     Pianist Viktor Valkov
     Friday, March 1, 2024 - 12:15PM
     First Lutheran Church & School - Torrance CA
     Selections by C.P.E Bach, J.S. Bach, and Brahms
     Advance Reservations Requested to Attend in Person
     Live-Audience & Simultaneously Livestreamed

11. The Phillips Collection presents
     Trio Zimbalist
         George Xiaoyuan Fu piano
         Josef Špaček violin
         Timotheos Gavriilidis-Petrin cello
     Sunday, March 3, 2024 - 4:00PM Eastern - 1:00PM Pacific Time
     The Phillips Collection - Washington DC
     Selections by Haydn, Mieczysław Weinberg, and Dvořák
     Live-Audience & Simultaneously Livestreamed

12. Classeek presents
     Madelyn Kowalski cello and Anna Han piano

     Thursday, March 7, 2024 - 8:00PM Swiss - 11:00AM Pacific Time
     Livestreams from Lausanne, Switzerland
     (No other on-demand streaming)
     Selections by Thomas Adès, Fauré, Kaija Saariaho, and Saint-Saëns
     Private Live-Audience & Simultaneously Livestreamed

13. CSUF presents
     The Virtuoso Piano Series
     Meng Concert Hall - California State University, Fullerton
     Thursday, March 7, 2024 - 8:00PM Pacific Time
         Enrico Elisi piano
         Selections by Beethoven, Chopin, Ottorino Respighi, and Liszt
     Sunday, March 10, 2024 - 3:00PM Pacific Time
         Enrico Elisi & Mengyang Pan duo piano
         Selections by Mozart, Schumann, Brahms, Fauré, Piazzolla,
         and Milhaud
     Live-Audience & Simultaneously Livestreamed

14. 92NY Center for Culture & Arts presents
     Castalian String Quartet
         Sini Simonen and Daniel Roberts violins,
         Ruth Gibson viola, Steffan Morris cello
     with Stephen Hough piano
     Friday, March 8, 2024 - 7:30PM ET - 4:30AM Pacific Time
     The 92nd Street Y - New York NY
     Selections by Haydn, Stephen Hough, and Brahms
     Live-Audience & Simultaneously Livestreamed

15. Salastina Music Society presents
     Main Series No.3: Sounds Genius Brahms’ Piano Quintet
     Friday, March 8, 2024 - 8:00PM
         Edye Second Space at the Broad Stage - Santa Monica CA
     Saturday, March 9, 2024 - 8:00PM
         Barrett Hall - Pasadena CA
     Live-Audience & Simultaneously Livestreamed (Pasadena)

16. The Phillips Collection presents
     Castalian String Quartet
         Sini Simonen and Daniel Roberts violins,
         Ruth Gibson viola, Steffan Morris cello
     with Stephen Hough piano
     Sunday, March 10, 2024 - 4:00PM Eastern - 1:00PM Pacific Time
     The Phillips Collection - Washington DC
     Selections by Haydn, Stephen Hough, and Brahms
     Live-Audience & Simultaneously Livestreamed

17. Music in the Mansion Festival 2024
     Beverly Hills Greystone Mansion & Gardens
         ~ presents ~
     Beverly Hills National Auditions Winners
     Sundays - January 14 - February 11 - March 10 - 2024
     Greystone Mansion - Beverly Hills CA
     Upcoming:
     II. Sunday, February 11, 2024 - From Mozart to Stravinsky
         1:00PM - Duo Syncopa - Tomomi Sato piano, Yue Qian violin
         2:30PM - Simon Tetzlaff cello with Tomomi Sato piano
         4:00PM - Colin McDearman piano
     III. Sunday, March 10, 2024 - Lower Voices
         2:00PM - Daniel Miles viola with Cameron Akioka piano
         4:00PM - Andrew Boyle piano, Keith Williams cello
     Live-Audience & Streamed Concert

18. Classical Crossroads
     “Second Sundays at Two”

         ~ presents ~
     Violinist Ambroise Aubrun
     Flutist Jocelyn Aubrun
     Pianist Steven Vanhauwaert
     Sunday, March 10, 2024 - 2:00PM Pacific Time
     Rolling Hills United Methodist Church - Rolling Hills Estates CA
     Advance Reservations Requested to Attend in Person
     Live-Audience & Simultaneously Livestreamed

B. Items of High Interest on the Southland Chamber Music Scene
     (article links are given below in the body of the newsletter)

1. April 13 Announced for the 2024 Beverly Hills National Auditions

The City of Beverly Hills has announced that the Beverly Hills National Auditions for the 2024-2025 concert season will take place on Saturday, April 13, 2024. An option is provided to audition virtually.

2. Music critic David J Brown’s review on LA Opus
     “USC Prizewinning String Quartet Debut at Second Sunday”
     The Marzipan Quartet on Classical Crossroads’
     “Second Sundays at Two” series.

3. Composer Todd Mason writes on LA Opus
     “The House That Music Built”
     
On the 10-year anniversary of building a music room
     on his Mar Vista home and creating Mason Concerts,
     Todd Mason looks back and writes about the project.



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.

“ . . . 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


Recommended:


1. Reprise of Classical Crossroads’ February 2024
     “Second Sundays at Two”
     Winner of USC’s 2023 Ofiesh Quartet Competition
     The Marzipan Quartet
         Veronika Manchur and Agatha Blevin violins
         Gloria Choi viola, Joseph Kim cello

     Recorded at & livestreamed from
     Rolling Hills United Methodist Church
     in Rolling Hills Estates CA
     on Sunday, February 18, 2024

Stream from Classical Crossroads’ Vimeo Showcase for one month by clicking:
https://vimeo.com/showcase/classicalcrossroads

The Program

Joseph Haydn (1732-1809):
   String Quartet No.623, Op.76 No.3, “Emperor” (1797)
       I. Allegro
       II. Poco adagio: Cantabile
       III. Menuetto
       IV. Finale: Presto

The “Emperor” is the third of Haydn’s last completed set of six quartets, written in 1797. In it, he took inspiration from his previous travels in London, notably his impression of British nationalism after hearing “God Save the King.” He was moved to pen the similar “Gott erhalte Franz der Kaiser” (adopted as the Austrian national anthem in 1847). When he came to write the second of this quartet’s four movements, he made it a set of variations based on the anthem.

Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904):
   String Quartet No.12 in F Major, Op.96, “American” (1893)
       I. Allegro ma non troppo
       II. Lento
       III. Molto Vivace
       IV. Finale: vivace ma non troppo

Dvorák was Director of the National Conservatory in New York City from 1892 to 1895. During his 1893 summer vacation at a Czech community in Spillville, Iowa, he wrote this “American” quartet, taking inspiration from both American and Bohemian native sources. The sonata-form first movement gives way to a slow movement built around a soulful melody passed between the first violin and cello. The third movement is like a Bohemian folk dance, while the finale is driven throughout by locomotive energy.

The Artists
The Marzipan Quartet members are in USC Thornton School of Music’s graduate program studying with its esteemed faculty: L.A. Philharmonic Concertmaster Martin Chalifour (Agatha), former New York Philharmonic Concertmaster Glenn Dicterow (Veronika), renowned violist and Naumburg Viola Competition winner Karen Dreyfus (Gloria), and LACO Principal Cellist Andrew Shulman (Joseph). This concert marks the quartet’s debut. Later this year, they will make their European debut in the South of France.

Stream from Classical Crossroads’ Vimeo Showcase for one month by clicking:
https://vimeo.com/showcase/classicalcrossroads

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




2. Music at St Mary’s Perivale
     Chamber Music and Recitals

     St Mary’s Perivale
     Perivale Lane, Perivale, West London UK
     For a Google map, click:
     
https://goo.gl/maps/KdaP2qduGyv8ccYV7

Sunday, February 25, 2024 - 3:00PM London - 7:00AM Pacific Time
   Diana Cooper piano
   Mozart: Sonata in C Major, K330
   Robert Schumann: Sonata No.2 in G Minor, Op.22
   Chopin: Ballade No.2 in F Major, Op.38
   Chopin: Scherzo No.4 in E Major, Op.54
   Chopin: Andante spianato and Grande Polonaise brillante, Op.22
   
https://st-marys-perivale.org.uk/events-2024-02-25.shtml

Tuesday, February 27, 2024 - 2:00PM London - 6:00AM Pacific Time
   Caterina Grewe piano
   Schumann: Arabesque, Op.18
   Schumann: Symphonic Studies, Op.13
   Medtner: Fairytales in B-flat Minor, Op.20 No.1
   Medtner: Forgotten Melodies, Op 39 No.4, “Canzona matinata”
   Medtner: Sonata Tragica, Op.39 No.5
   
https://st-marys-perivale.org.uk/events-2024-02-27.shtml

Sunday, March 3, 2024 - 3:00PM London - 7:00AM Pacific Time
   The Veles Ensemble
   Hartmut Richter violin, Ralitsa Naydenova viola,
   Evva Mizerska cello
   Rolla: Trio Concertante in G Major, Op.1
   Koffler: String Trio, Op.10
   Beethoven: String Trio in D Major, Op.9 No.2
   
https://st-marys-perivale.org.uk/events-2024-03-03.shtml

Tuesday, March 5, 2024 - 2:00PM London - 6:00AM Pacific Time
   Matthew McLachlan piano
   J.S. Bach: Prelude & Fugue in B-flat Minor, Book 1 WTC
   Beethoven: Sonata in F-sharp Major, Op.78
   Rachmaninoff: Etude-tableau in D Major, Op.39 No.8
   Alicia de Larrocha: Invitacion
   Mompou: Canción y dansa No.2
   Dimov: Butterfly dream No.3
   Prokofiev: Sonata No.5 in C Major, Op.38
   
https://st-marys-perivale.org.uk/events-2024-03-05.shtml

Thursday, March 7, 2024 - 2:00PM London - 6:00AM Pacific Time
   The Waldstein Trio with Ben Mason clarinet
   Messiaen: Quartet for the End of Time
   
https://st-marys-perivale.org.uk/events-2024-03-07.shtml

Saturday, March 9, 2024 - 7:30PM London - 11:30AM Pacific Time
   Ealing Symphony Orchestra Instrumental Ensembles

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 concert gems by clicking:
https://st-marys-perivale.org.uk/

Live-Audience & Simultaneously Livestreamed
Available afterward to stream on-demand
Watch the livestreamed concerts by clicking:
https://www.youtube.com/@stmarysperivale2842/streams




3. 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

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

The Program for Sunday, February 25, 2024
Improvisation on Passion Chorale and Tallis’ Canon
ascribed to J.S. Bach: Short Prelude in E minor
Mark Fax: Prelude in E Minor and Improvisation
Improvisation on Wade in the Water
Louis-Nicolas Clérambault:
   Grand plein jeu from Suite du premier ton and Improvisation
Austin Wintory: Nascence from Journey and Improvisation
Johann Gottfried Walther:
   Lob sei dem allmächtigen Gott and Improvisation

Postlude
ascribed to J.S. Bach: Short Fugue in E Minor

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

Organist 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 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




4. Philadelphia Chamber Music Society

     American Philosophical Society
     Benjamin Franklin Hall
     427 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia
     For a Google map, click:
     
https://maps.app.goo.gl/7iCzYkWv3TSkwDwj7

Sunday, February 25, 2024 - 3:00PM Eastern - 1:00PM Pacific Time
   Orion Quartet
       Daniel Phillips and Todd Phillips violins
       Steven Tenenbom violist and Timothy Eddy cello
   Schubert: Quartet in G Major, D887
   Beethoven: Quartet in B-flat Major, Op.130 w/ Grosse Fuge, Op.133
   
https://www.pcmsconcerts.org/concerts/orion-quartet-2024/

Tuesday, March 5, 2024 - 7:30PM Eastern - 4:30PM Pacific Time
   Ukraine in the Eyes of Others - Benefit Concert
   Solomiya Ivakhiv, Juliette Kang, Hirono Oka violins
   Burchard Tang viola, Thomas Kraines cello, Marija Stroke piano
   Adolphe: Fantasia Krushelnytska
   Maneval: String Quartet No.7, Siege of Mariupol
   Beethoven: String Quartet in F Major, Op.59 No.1, “Razumovsky”
   
https://www.pcmsconcerts.org/concerts/ukraine-benefit/

The mission of the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society is to engage its community in a life more beautiful through the shared experience and transformative impact of chamber music, to make great repertoire and today’s leading artists available to everyone wishing to participate, and to build audiences and support for this incredible art form. See the upcoming livestreams for this season by clicking:
https://www.pcmsconcerts.org/concerts/livestreams/

Live-Audience & Simultaneously Livestreamed
Pay-what-you-wish to livestream.
Available to stream for three days.
For concert and artist information and to livestream, click the links directly below the concert announcements above.




5. 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
     For a Google map, click:
     
https://goo.gl/maps/8LVFMmdU65tsHA9a9
     For parking directions, click:
     
https://stjla.org/parking/

Sunday, February 25, 2024 - 6:00PM
   Duo Syncopa
   Tomomi Sato piano & Yue Qian violin
   Robert Schumann: Five Pieces in Folk Style, Op.102
   Ludwig van Beethoven: Violin Sonata No.6 in A Minor, Op.30 No.1
   John Adams: Road Movies

Sunday, March 3, 2024 - 6:00PM
   The Colburn Sinfonietta
   Maxim Eshkenazy conductor
   Beethoven: Symphony No.3, “Eroica”
   Vivaldi: Concerto in A Minor for two violins and string orchestra

Beginning in 1948 at Exposition Park and continuing at LACMA, Sundays Live is now presented at St. James in-the-City as Classical Sundays at Six, part of the broader musical 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. The in-person concerts and the audio of the livestreams carry on the high artistic quality of the LACMA Sundays Live days. The video of the livestreams, however, suffer from among other things, less-than-optimum venue lighting. This newsletter’s recommendation is to attend the concerts in person or listen to the audio, but skip watching the video until the technical issues are resolved.

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




6. 92NY Center for Culture & Arts presents
     Curtis on Tour
     Trio Zimbalist
         George Xiaoyuan Fu piano
         Josef Špaček violin
         Timotheos Gavriilidis-Petrin cello
     with Roberto Díaz viola

     Wednesday, February 28, 2024 - 7:30PM ET - 4:30AM Pacific Time
     The 92nd Street Y, New York
     1395 Lexington Avenue, New York NY
     (between 91st & 92nd street)
     For a Google map, click:
     
https://bit.ly/GoogleMap-92NY

The Program

Fauré: Piano Quartet No.1 in C Minor, Op.15
Dvorák: Piano Trio No.4 in E Minor, Op.90, “Dumky”

Read the program notes by clicking:
https://www.92ny.org/022824

The Artists

Read about members of Trio Zimbalist, who are all distinguished alumni of the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, by clicking:
https://www.triozimbalist.com/about

Read about famed violist Roberto Díaz, president and CEO of the Curtis Institute of Music, by clicking:
https://www.curtis.edu/person/roberto-diaz/

The 92nd Street Y, New York (aka. 92NY) is a world-class cultural and community center where people all over the world connect through culture, arts, entertainment, and conversation. For over 150 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
In-person: from $25
Online tickets: $25. Concerts are available for viewing online for 72 hours from the time of broadcast. For concert information, click:
https://www.92ny.org/event/trio-zimbalist-and-roberto-diaz

Find concert information for this and other offerings by clicking:
https://www.92ny.org/events?100_Events=Concerts




7. Livestreams from the Colburn School

     The Colburn School
     200 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles CA
     For a Google map, click:
     
http://goo.gl/IwB59X

Thursday, February 29, 2024 - 11:30AM Pacific Time - Thayer Hall
   Performance Forum - Free
   Colburn Conservatory students perform
   solo-recital and chamber-music selections

Live-Audience & Simultaneously Livestreamed
Watch the livestreams at concert time by clicking:
https://www.colburnschool.edu/livestream/

See the Colburn School Events Calendar and purchase tickets by clicking:
https://www.colburnschool.edu/calendar/




8. London’s Wigmore Hall Livestreamed Concerts - Free to livestream
     Florian Boesch baritone, Malcolm Martineau piano

     Thursday, February 29, 2024 - 7:30PM London - 11:30AM Pacific
     The livestream starts at 8:00PM London - 12:00 noon Pacific
     Wigmore Hall
     36 Wigmore St, London, UK
     
https://goo.gl/maps/yWjtaiJfc3MCJk4m8

The Program
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897):
   Mit vierzig Jahren ist der Berg ersteigen, Op.94 No.1
   Sonntag, Op.47 No.3
   Es schauen die Blumen, Op.96 No.3
   Blinde Kuh, Op.58 No.1
   Sehnsucht, Op.14 No.8
   Dein blaues Auge hält so still, Op.59 No.8
   Kein Haus, keine Heimat, Op.94 No.5
   Die Trauernde, Op.7 No.5
   Schwermut, Op.58 No.5
   Es steht ein Lind, WoO.33 No.41
   Heimweh II, Op.63 No.8
Othmar Schoeck (1886-1957):
   Die Einsame, Op.10 No.2
   Warum sind denn die Rosen so blass? Op.4 No.2
   Seh’ ich den Pilgrim Op.19b No.7d
   Bei der Kirche Op.7 No.1
   Winternacht, Op.30 No.3
   Ravenna, Op.24b No.9
   Das bescheidene Wünschlein, Op.24a No.7
Robert Schumann (1810-1856):
   Liederkreis Op.39

The Artists

Read about Austrian baritone Florian Boesch by clicking:
https://www.machreich-artists.com/en/artist/florian-boesch

Read about Scottish pianist Malcolm Martineau by clicking:
http://martineau.info/bio/

Some of the world’s finest chamber music and recitals happen at Wigmore Hall. See the line-up of livestream offerings by clicking:
https://www.wigmore-hall.org.uk/forthcoming-live-streams

Recent past concerts are available to stream on demand by clicking:
https://www.wigmore-hall.org.uk/video-library

Live-Audience & Simultaneously Livestreamed
Free to Livestream and Stream-on-Demand after the broadcast date.
Watch the livestreams or order live-audience tickets by clicking:
https://www.wigmore-hall.org.uk/whats-on/202402291930




9. Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center - Free to livestream
     Late Night Rose
     Saint-Saëns, Bonis, Poulenc, and Spohr

     Thursday, February 29, 2024 - 9:00PM New York - 6:00PM Pacific Time
     Stream on-demand until Sunday, March 3, 2024 at 6:00PM Pacific Time
     Rose Studio at CMS
     165 W. 65th Street on the 10th floor of the Rose Building
     New York, NY 10023
     For a Google map, click:
     
https://goo.gl/maps/A1jkCgmqsPVrvN6K9

The Program
Camille Saint-Saëns:
   Romance in E Major for horn and piano, Op.67 (1862)
Mélanie Bonis: Sonata for flute and piano (1904)
Francis Poulenc: Sonata for clarinet and bassoon (1922, REV. 1945)
Louis Spohr:
   Quintet for flute, clarinet, bassoon, horn, and piano, Op.52 (1820)

The Artists
Gilles Vonsattel piano
Tara Helen O’Connor flute
David Shifrin clarinet
Marc Goldberg bassoon
Radovan Vlatkovic horn

Live-Audience & Simultaneously Livestreamed
In-Person Tickets: $82
Livestream: Free
For the livestream link and artist information, click:
https://bit.ly/CMS-LateNightRose007




10. Classical Crossroads - Free
     “First Fridays at First! ~ fff”
         ~ presents ~
     Pianist Viktor Valkov

     Friday, March 1, 2024 - 12:15PM
     First Lutheran Church & School - Torrance
     2900 W. Carson Street, Torrance CA
     For a Google map, click:
     
http://goo.gl/maps/QaZ4s

The Program
C.P.E Bach (1714-1788): Württemberg Sonata in A Minor, 1st movement
J.S. Bach (1685-1750):
   Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D Minor, BWV903
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897): Fantasies, Op.116 (1892)
   1. Capriccio in D Minor. Presto energico
   2. Intermezzo in A Minor. Andante
   3. Capriccio in G Minor. Allegro passionato
   4. Intermezzo in E Major. Adagio
   5. Intermezzo in E Minor.
         Andante con grazia ed intimissimo sentimento
   6. Intermezzo in E Major. Andantino teneramente
   7. Capriccio in D Minor. Allegro agitato

The Artist
A native of Bulgaria, pianist Viktor Valkov has been hailed as a “lion of the keyboard” and “sensational” (Wiesbadener Kurier). He recently gave a critically acclaimed recital in London’s Wigmore Hall and appeared as soloist with the Louisiana Philharmonic, Baton Rouge Symphony, Acadiana Symphony in Louisiana, and the West Virginia Symphony. Mr. Valkov has appeared as a recitalist worldwide at such leading venues as Carnegie Hall (Weill and Zankel Halls), the Kennedy Center, Wigmore Hall, Sakura Hall (Tokyo), Heidelberg’s Alte Aula, and Bulgaria Concert Hall (Sofia). In the U.S., he has collaborated in chamber music with Martin Chalifour and Margaret Batjer, among numerous others. Trained at the Shepherd School of Music of Rice University (DMA), The Juilliard School (MM), and the National Academy of Music - Sofia (Bachelor of Music), Mr. Valkov is on the faculty of the University of Utah School of Music. Read about Viktor Valkov by clicking:
https://music.utah.edu/faculty/ViktorValkov.php

Advance Reservations Requested to Attend in Person
Email: ClassicalCrossroads@Earthlink.net by a day ahead and request to be included on the check-in list with the names of your guests. (Season contributors and their guests are automatically placed on the check-in lists for all the season concerts and can bypass the check-in line if they wish.)

Watch the Livestream
The concert will be simultaneously livestreamed for those who cannot attend in person. Watch at concert time by clicking:
https://vimeo.com/event/4030680

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




11. The Phillips Collection presents
     Trio Zimbalist
         George Xiaoyuan Fu piano
         Josef Špaček violin
         Timotheos Gavriilidis-Petrin cello

     Sunday, March 3, 2024 - 4:00PM Eastern - 1:00PM Pacific Time
     The Phillips Collection
     1600 21st Street NW, Washington DC
     For a Google map, click:
     
https://maps.app.goo.gl/D4jG75nfBbnDmLTE7

The Program
Joseph Haydn (1732-1809):
   Piano Trio No.39 in G Major, Hob.XV:25
Mieczysław Weinberg (1919-1996): Piano Trio, Op.24
Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904):
   Piano Trio No.4 in E Minor, Op.90, “Dumky”

The Artists
Read about members of Trio Zimbalist, who are all distinguished alumni of the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, by clicking:
https://www.triozimbalist.com/about

Live-Audience & Simultaneously Livestreamed
In-Person Tickets: Sold Out
Livestream: $15 / $10 for members
   Available to stream on-demand for 48 hours following the concert.

For information and livestream tickets, click:
https://www.phillipscollection.org/event/Mar3TrioZimbalist




12. Classeek presents
     Madelyn Kowalski cello and Anna Han piano
     Thursday, March 7, 2024 - 8:00PM Swiss - 11:00AM Pacific Time
     Livestreams from Lausanne, Switzerland
     (No other on-demand streaming)

The Program
Thomas Adès: Lieux retrouvés (I. Les eaux)
Fauré: Romance for Cello and Piano in A Major, Op.69
Fauré: Papillon, Op.77
Kaija Saariaho: Sept Papillons (Papillon I, III, VI)
Saint-Saëns: Sonata for Cello and Piano No.2 in F Major, Op.123

Read about American cellist Madelyn Kowalski by clicking:
https://www.madelynkowalski.com/

Classeek was founded in 2017 in Lausanne, Switzerland, as an alliance of passion for the classical music world and the desire to provide technological solutions to artists and musicians globally. Read about Classeek by clicking:
https://classeek.com/about

Private Live-Audience & Simultaneously Livestreamed
Read about the program and watch at concert time only by clicking:
https://bit.ly/Classeek-MadelynKowalski




13. CSUF presents
     The Virtuoso Piano Series

     Meng Concert Hall
     CSUF Clayes Performing Arts Center
     California State University, Fullerton
     800 N. State College Blvd, Fullerton CA
     For a Google map, click:
     
https://goo.gl/CMEYvr
     For a campus map, click:
     
http://www.fullerton.edu/campusmap/


Thursday, March 7, 2024 - 8:00PM Pacific Time
Enrico Elisi piano

The Program
Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata No.16 in G Major, Op.31 No.1
Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata No.30 in E Major, Op.109
Frédéric Chopin: Prelude in C-sharp Minor, Op.45
Frédéric Chopin: Barcarolle in F-sharp Major, Op.60
Ottorino Respighi:
   From Sei pezzi per pianoforte (Six Piano Pieces), P44
Franz Liszt:
   Hungarian Rhapsody No.13 in A Minor, S244
https://calendar.fullerton.edu/?eventid=1080773056
https://vimeo.com/event/3956777


Sunday, March 10, 2024 - 3:00PM Pacific Time
Enrico Elisi & Mengyang Pan duo piano

The Program
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Sonata for Two Pianos, K448
Robert Schumann:
   Studien für den Pedal-Flügel (6 Pieces in Canonic Form) (1845)
   Arrangement for two pianos by Claude Debussy (1891)
Johannes Brahms: From 21 Hungarian Dances, Book 1 (1868)
Gabriel Fauré: Dolly Suite (1894–6)
Astor Piazzolla: Liebertango (1974)
Darius Milhaud: Scaramouche, Suite pour Deux Pianos (1937)
https://calendar.fullerton.edu/?eventid=1080773059
https://vimeo.com/event/3956808


The Artists

Read about Italian pianist Enrico Elisi by clicking:
https://enricoelisipiano.com/about/

Read about Chinese-British pianist Mengyang Pan by clicking:
https://www.mengyangpan.com/

Live-Audience & Simultaneously Livestreamed




14. 92NY Center for Culture & Arts presents
     Castalian String Quartet
         Sini Simonen and Daniel Roberts violins,
         Ruth Gibson viola, Steffan Morris cello
     with Stephen Hough piano

     Friday, March 8, 2024 - 7:30PM ET - 4:30AM Pacific Time
     The 92nd Street Y, New York
     1395 Lexington Avenue, New York NY
     (between 91st & 92nd street)
     For a Google map, click:
     
https://bit.ly/GoogleMap-92NY

The Program

Haydn: String Quartet in A Major, Op.20 No.6
Stephen Hough: String Quartet No.1, “Les Six rencontres”
Brahms: Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op.34

Read the program notes by clicking:
https://www.92ny.org/030824

The Artists

Read about the Castalian String Quartet, Royal Philharmonic Society prizewinners and resident ensemble at Oxford University, by clicking:
https://www.castalianstringquartet.com/

Read about famed pianist Stephen Hough by clicking:
https://stephenhough.com/

The 92nd Street Y, New York (aka. 92NY) is a world-class cultural and community center where people all over the world connect through culture, arts, entertainment, and conversation. For over 150 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
In-person: from $35
Online tickets: $25. Concerts are available for viewing online for 72 hours from the time of broadcast. For concert information, click:
https://www.92ny.org/event/castalian-string-quartet-with-stephen-hough

Find concert information for this and other offerings by clicking:
https://www.92ny.org/events?100_Events=Concerts




15. Salastina Music Society presents
     Main Series No.3:
     Sounds Genius Brahms’ Piano Quintet

     Friday, March 8, 2024 - 8:00PM
         Edye Second Space at the Broad Stage
         SMC Performing Arts Center
         1310 11th St., Santa Monica CA
         For a Google map, click:
         
http://goo.gl/maps/q4dqE

     Saturday, March 9, 2024 - 8:00PM
         Barrett Hall
         Pasadena Conservatory of Music
         100 North Hill Avenue, Pasadena CA
         For a Google map, click:
         
https://goo.gl/4vBPGm

The Program
Johannes Brahms: Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op.34

The Artists
Maia Jasper White & Kevin Kumar Co-Artistic Directors & violinists
Meredith Crawford resident violist
Yoshika Masuda resident cellist
HyeJin Kim resident pianist
Brian Lauritzen resident host

Salastina serves the intellectual and artistic curiosity of audiences of all types. Since its founding in 2010, Salastina has earned a national reputation for connecting audiences to classical music. Read about the Salastina Music Society by clicking:
http://www.salastina.org/new-page/

Live-Audience & Simultaneously Livestreamed (Pasadena)
Tickets: $40 / $10 students
Livestreams from the Barrett Hall on Sunday: $10 / free for members
   available to stream for 3 days
For full concert and artist information and tickets, click:
https://bit.ly/Salastina-MainSeriesConcertNo3-BrahmsQuintet




16. The Phillips Collection presents
     Castalian String Quartet
         Sini Simonen and Daniel Roberts violins,
         Ruth Gibson viola, Steffan Morris cello
     with Stephen Hough piano

     Sunday, March 10, 2024 - 4:00PM Eastern - 1:00PM Pacific Time
     The Phillips Collection
     1600 21st Street NW, Washington DC
     For a Google map, click:
     
https://maps.app.goo.gl/D4jG75nfBbnDmLTE7

The Program
Haydn: String Quartet in F Minor, No.5, Op.20
Stephen Hough: String Quartet No.1, “Les Six rencontres”
Brahms: Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op.34

The Artists

Read about the Castalian String Quartet, Royal Philharmonic Society prizewinners and resident ensemble at Oxford University, by clicking:
https://www.castalianstringquartet.com/

Read about famed pianist Stephen Hough by clicking:
https://stephenhough.com/

Live-Audience & Simultaneously Livestreamed
In-Person Tickets: Sold Out
Livestream: $15 / $10 for members
   Available to stream on-demand for 48 hours following the concert.

For information and livestream tickets, click:
https://www.phillipscollection.org/event/Mar10HoughCastalian




17. Music in the Mansion Festival 2024
     Beverly Hills Greystone Mansion & Gardens
         ~ presents ~
     Beverly Hills National Auditions Winners

     Sundays - January 14 - February 11 - March 10 - 2024
     Greystone Mansion
     905 Loma Vista Drive, Beverly Hills CA
     For a Google map, click:
     
https://maps.app.goo.gl/kpazsTGnnSjfrgT66

The Concerts

I. Sunday, January 14, 2024 - the Rarities

2:00PM - Syrinx Reed Quintet
Victoria Lee oboe, Micah Wright clarinet, Patrick Olmos saxophone, Mathiew Girardet bass clarinet, Alex Rosales Garcia bassoon
https://www.syrinxquintet.com/

4:00PM - Duo Tinkerhess
Eric Tinkerhess cello, viola da gamba
Mana Tinkerhess pedal harp, triple harp
https://lagunaartmuseum.org/events/live-at-the-museum-duo-tinkerhess/

II. Sunday, February 11, 2024 - From Mozart to Stravinsky

1:00PM - Duo Syncopa
Tomomi Sato piano, Yue Qian violin
https://www.tomomisato-piano.com/about
https://www.colburnschool.edu/faculty-listing/yue-qian/

2:30PM - Simon Tetzlaff cello
with Tomomi Sato piano
https://youtu.be/3YfzNCXGNPU

4:00PM - Colin McDearman piano

III. Sunday, March 10, 2024 - Lower Voices

2:00PM - Daniel Miles viola
with Cameron Akioka piano
https://musicacademy.org/big-profiles/daniel-miles/

4:00PM - Boyle/Williams Duo
Andrew Boyle piano, Keith Williams cello

Live-Audience & Streamed Concert
Tickets: $25 for Beverly Hills residents / $30 for non-residents
Videotaped for later broadcast on Beverly Hills Television
and streaming on the Beverly Hills website.
For information and tickets, click:
https://bit.ly/MusicInTheMansion




18. Classical Crossroads
     “Second Sundays at Two”

         ~ presents ~
     Violinist Ambroise Aubrun
     Flutist Jocelyn Aubrun
     Pianist Steven Vanhauwaert

     Sunday, March 10, 2024 - 2:00PM Pacific Time
     Rolling Hills United Methodist Church
     26438 Crenshaw Blvd, Rolling Hills Estates CA
     For a Google map, click:
     
https://goo.gl/maps/EMqwtwiN3mGozzX3A

The Program
Selections to be announced from their soon-to-be-recorded album

The Artists

Hailed as a “marvelous violinist” (France Musique) with “sensitive tone” (Pizzicato Magazine) and “tremendous ease, suppleness and beauty of sound” (Nice-Matin), French violinist Ambroise Aubrun has performed extensively in Europe and North America in halls such as Salzburg Haus Für Mozart, Yerevan Khachaturian Grand Hall, Los Angeles Broad Stage, Zipper Hall, Chicago Bradley Hall, and Paris Hotel des Invalides. He has shared the stage with Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Scott St. John, Martin Chalifour, Fred Sherry, Clive Greensmith, Carrie Dennis, Richard O’Neill, Rohan de Saram, Steven Vanhauwaert, and the Borroméo and Ebène string quartets, among others. Read about Ambroise Aubrun by clicking:
https://www.ambroiseaubrun.com/

Winner of three international competitions, French flutist Jocelyn Aubrun is the principal flute at the Orchester National de Lyon. He has played concertos as a soloist with National d’Ile de France (Reinecke), Krakow Orchestra (Penderecki), Cannes Orchestra (Mozart), and Lyon Orchestra (Bach, Mozart). Jocelyn shares the stage in chamber music with noted artists such as Alasdair Beaston, Guillaume Sutre, Vincent Warnier, Kyunghee Kim, Lise Berthaud, Nora Gubisch, Ton Koopman, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Emmanuel Rossfelder, Lorenzo Gatto, Vardan Mamikomian. He studied at the Nice Conservatory, the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de danse de Lyon, and the Haute Ecole de Musique de Genève, where he earned a Master’s degree. Read about Jocelyn Aubrun by clicking:
https://jocelynaubrun.fr/en/

Hailed by the Los Angeles Times for his “impressive clarity, sense of structure and monster technique,” Steven Vanhauwaert has garnered a wide array of accolades, including the First Prize at the Los Angeles International Liszt Competition. Mr. Vanhauwaert made his solo debut at Walt Disney Concert Hall, and has appeared in some of the world’s leading venues, including the National Center of the Performing Artsin Beijing, the Shanghai Oriental Arts Center, the Concertgebouw in Brugge, the Great Hall of the Budapest Liszt Conservatory, the Forbidden City Theatre in Beijing, Segerstrom Hall, and the National Philharmonic Hall in Kiev. Artistic Director of Classical Crossroads’ Second Sundays at Two series, Mr. Vanhauwaert is a Steinway about Steven Vanhauwaert by clicking:
http://stevenvanhauwaert.com/

Advance Reservations Requested to Attend in Person
Email: ClassicalCrossroads@Earthlink.net by a day ahead and request to be included on the check-in list with the names of your guests. (Season contributors and their guests are automatically placed on the check-in lists for all the season concerts and can bypass the check-in line if they wish.)

Watch the Livestream
The concert will be simultaneously livestreamed for those who cannot attend in person. Watch at concert time by clicking:
https://vimeo.com/event/4030680

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




B. Items of High Interest on the Southland Chamber Music Scene



1. April 13 Announced for the 2024 Beverly Hills National Auditions

The City of Beverly Hills has announced that the Beverly Hills National Auditions for the 2024-2025 concert season will take place on Saturday, April 13, 2024. An option is provided to audition virtually.

Talented artists and ensembles selected at the Beverly Hills National Auditions will be presented in the 2025 season by the City of Beverly Hills’ on the Music In The Mansion series in the historic Greystone Mansion. Winners are also considered for engagement by members of the Consortium of Chamber Music Presenters of Southern California, which includes: 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. For information and a link to the online auditions application, click:
https://bit.ly/2024BeverlyHillsNationalAuditionsAnnounced




2. Music critic David J Brown’s review on LA Opus
     “USC Prizewinning String Quartet Debut at Second Sunday”
     The Marzipan Quartet on Classical Crossroads’
     “Second Sundays at Two” series.
     
https://bit.ly/LAOpus-DavidJBrown045

David Brown concludes, “. . . All in all, this was a most impressive debut by four splendid musicians, but you don't have to take my word for it. If you click here, you can enjoy Classical Crossroads' recording of the recital's livestreamed transmission. Let's hope the Marzipan Quartet make many more local appearances.”
https://www.laopus.com/2024/02/usc-prizewinning-string-quartet-debuts.html




3. Composer Todd Mason writes on LA Opus
     “The House That Music Built”
     
https://www.laopus.com/2024/02/the-house-that-music-built.html
   
On the 10-year anniversary of building a music room on his Mar Vista home and creating Mason Concerts, Todd Mason looks back and writes about the project. Read about Mason Concerts by clicking:
https://masonconcerts.org/




Best wishes and take care,
Jim Eninger, Editor-in-Chief
Clickable Chamber Music Newsletter from Southern California
“... invaluable ...” ~ Mark Swed, The Los Angeles Times