THE CLICKABLE CHAMBER MUSIC NEWSLETTER FOR SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

No.890 Thursday, July 9, 2020 - Sunday, July 19, 2020
Next issue: Thursday, July 16, 2020

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


T A B L E  O F  C O N T E N T S
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A. Highlights and Hidden Gems
   Select Internet Viewing for Chamber Music Aficionados
B. Items of High Interest on the Southland Chamber Music Scene
C. About the Newsletter
D. Subscribe and Other Information


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


A. HIGHLIGHTS and HIDDEN GEMS
   Select Internet Viewing for Chamber Music Aficionados

Here, I give some concerts I've listened to or want to, and other resources, which I personally recommend. I promise not to overwhelm you with too many. Mostly local.

ATTENTION! (Sorry to shout, but this is important): The artists and presenters have done their part. You have to do yours to make these concerts inspiring experiences. Buy some quality wireless headphones if you don't already have some. Get comfortable and watch on an iPad or other quality computer screen. Alternatively, watch on a large-screen TV with a high-quality soundbar. Don't just sample here and there with a smartphone or desktop with their weak, built-in speakers. Select a concert and set aside time and attention to watch and listen the same as you would going to a live concert.

Support streamed recitals with a contribution!

My recommendations are largely drawn from two invaluable resources:

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

2) THE COMPREHENSIVE LIST of Upcoming Chamber Music & Recitals
   Generated in partnership with PerformingArtsLIVE
   http://bit.ly/PerformingArtsLIVE-ChamberMusic



RECOMMENDED:


1. Classical Crossroads & RHUMC "Second Sundays at Two" present
   Pianist STEVEN VANHAUWAERT
   Streamed recital from the pianist's Redondo Beach home
   Sunday, July 12, 2020 at 2:00PM Sharp! PDT
   https://youtu.be/R9HwPGhj9jg

   In place of Steven's "First Fridays at First! ~ fff" recital
     on April 3 at First Lutheran Church & School - Torrance
   And his "Second Sundays At Two" recital on June 14
     at Rolling Hills United Methodist Church.

Besides having his April Classical Crossroads' recital cancelled, STEVEN VANHAUWAERT, who is Artistic Director of "Second Sundays at Two," was slated to perform Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.4 as its season finale with the Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles under Maestro CHARLES DICKERSON.

A native of Belgium, STEVEN VANHAUWAERT was hailed by the Los Angeles Times' Mark Swed for his "impressive clarity, sense of structure and monster technique."  Since then, Mr. Vanhauwaert has appeared in solo recitals at the world's leading venues... Continue reading by clicking:
http://stevenvanhauwaert.com/about/

The Program
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897): Variations on a theme by Schumann, Op.9
Ferruccio Busoni (1866-1924): Fantasia Nach J.S. Bach
Claude Debussy (1862-1918): Two Preludes from Book II
  Brouillards (Mist) and Bruyères (Heather)

While Classical Crossroads supports performing artists primarily through its season contributors, the honoraria for Second Sundays At Two artists have been generously provided by at-the-door audience contributions with 100% for the artists. Since mid-March, virtually all live-audience concerts have been cancelled - cutting off income from innumerable artists. If you are in a position to do so, please make a donation via PayPal or credit card by clicking:
http://stevenvanhauwaert.com/donate/




2. In memory of the great composer ENNIO MORRICONE,
   who passed away this week at the age of 91,
   violinist LINDSAY DEUTSCH and pianist WENDY PROBER  
   perform his love theme from Cinema Paradiso.
   https://youtu.be/ufn2db3jO-I

Both Lindsay and Wendy are well known to Southland chamber music aficionados. Wendy is the pianist of the Viklarbo Chamber Ensemble and the host of the Space Salon Concerts in Tarzana. Lindsay, who studied with Robert Lipsett at the Colburn Conservatory, has branched out into the crossover genre.




3. Organ & Violin Prelude-Concert at First Church
   featuring selections by renowned late film composer
   ENNIO MORRICONE (1928 - July 6, 2020)
   performed by noted German violinist BENEDIKT BRYDERN
   and UCLA Professor and First Church Organist CHRISTOPH BULL
   on the Great Organs of First Congregational Church of Los Angeles
   https://www.fccla.org/live

The Program
Ennio Morricone: Titoli from "Once Upon A Time In The West"
Ennio Morricone: Gabriel's Oboe from "The Mission"
Angelo Badalamenti with lyrics by David Lynch: Into The Night
Joe Hisaishi: Asian Dream Song
Ennio Morricone: Theme from "Once Upon A Time In America"

CHRISTOPH BULL's organ recitals every Sunday morning on the Great Organs of First Church are among the finest musical offerings on the internet. Stay tuned-in for the optional First Church Sunday Service, with its superb choir directed by DAVID HARRIS, and for Christoph's organ postlude.




4. LACO Summerfest Series
   Live Concerts at Zipper Hall of the Colburn School, Downtown
   Recorded specifically for streaming without an audience
   Five Concerts Streaming on Saturdays at 5:00PM PDT
   July 11 and 25, August 8 and 22, and September 5
   https://www.laco.org/summerfest/

Concert No.1
Saturday, July 11, 2020 - 5:00PM PDT
MARGARET BATJER violin, ANDREW SHULMAN cello, ANDREW VON OEYEN piano
Program
Florence Price: The Deserted Garden for violin and piano    
Mendelssohn: Piano Trio in D Minor, Op.49

Concert No.2
Saturday, July 25, 2020 - 5:00PM PDT
TEREZA STANISLAV and CHERYL NORMAN-BRICK violins,
ROBERT BROPHY viola, ANDREW SHULMAN cello,
JOSHUA RANZ clarinet
Program
Florence Price: "Adoration"
  arranged by Joshua Ranz for clarinet and string quartet
Mozart: Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K581

Concert No.3
Saturday, August 8, 2020 - 5:00PM PDT
SARAH THORNBLADE and MAIA JASPER WHITE violins
ERIK RYNEARSON viola, ARMEN KSAJIKIAN cello
Program
Osvaldo Golijov: Mariel for cello and marimba
Haydn: Quartet No.32 in C Major, Op.33 No.3, Hob.III:39, "The Bird"

Concert No.4
Saturday, August 22, 2020 - 5:00PM PDT
KENNETH MUNDAY and DAMIAN MONTANO bassoons,
ARMEN KSAJIKIAN and GIOVANNA CLAYTON cellos
Program
Michel Corrette: Le Phénix Quarter
Franz Christoph Neubauer: Duet in B-flat Major for two cellos, Op.10
Mozart: Four Canons
A Hollywood Tribute, featuring
Gershwin: Summertime from Porgy and Bess
David Raksin Laura
  (composed for the 1944 film noir of the same title)
Charles Gounod: The Funeral March of the Marionettes
  (theme music for the television program Alfred Hitchcock Presents)

Concert No.5
Saturday, September 5, 2020 - 5:00PM PDT
CARRIE KENNEDY and JOEL PARGMAN violin,
TREVOR HANDY cello, DAVID GROSSMAN bass
Program
Rossini: Sonatas Nos.3&6 for two violins, cello and bass
David Grossman: Jazz Solo




5. ENGLISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA at 60:
   Re-showing of last Wednesday's Live-Stream Performance
     at London's Cadogan Hall
   Friday, July 10, 2020 at 11:30AM PDT & for weekend viewing only
   https://youtu.be/PpS1NriEXKQ

The Program
Vaughan William: The Lark Ascending
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No.29 in A Major, K201
OFER FALK violin, STEPHANIE GONLEY director/violin

This is extra special and shouldn't be missed. Strings are socially distanced and winds & brass are behind plexiglass at the rear. For full information, click:
https://bit.ly/ECO-LiveStreamReShowing




6. Wigmore Hall BBC Radio 3 Final Special Broadcasts
   Livestreamed every weekday in June. Available on demand
   for only a month after their debut.
   https://wigmore-hall.org.uk/wigmore-series/special-broadcasts

The world's finest chamber music and recitals happen at Wigmore Hall, which, in collaboration with BBC Radio 3, broadcasted an extraordinary series of live lunchtime concerts every weekday in June. This is the gold standard for livestreamed concerts. The final ones will be available only until Sunday, July 26, 2020.




7. 2019 Summer of Brahms Festival
   NEW HOLLYWOOD STRING QUARTET
   plus violist CHE-YEN CHEN and cellist PAUL WATKINS perform
   Brahms' String Sextet No.2 in G Major, Op.36
   https://youtu.be/3aEQkqp60Wc

The final 2 of 24 videos have been uploaded from New Hollywood String Quartet's and Restoration Concert Series' 2019 SUMMER OF BRAHMS FESTIVAL at the South Pasadena Library Community Room. The performances, as well as the audio and video, are superb. Watch the videos from this historic undertaking, which comprise all of Brahms chamber music, by clicking:
https://www.newhollywoodstringquartet.com/video




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


 * This quote by noted music critic ALEX ROSS in The New Yorker
   on May 18 bears repeating:

"The livelihood of thousands of musicians has been shattered overnight. People have been lost; grief runs deep. There should be no talk - I have seen some - of classical music 'thriving' on the Internet. . . . 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, and at times they achieve startling power."




 * Music Critic ALEX ROSS writes in The New Yorker
   "Musicians and Composers Respond to a Chaotic Moment -
   The pandemic and the protests inspire works
   of lamentation and rage."
   https://bit.ly/TheNewYorker-AlexRoss003




 * Music Critic MARK SWED writes in The Los Angeles Times
   "Appreciation: Few ever heard Ennio Morricone's avant-garde music.
   Why it was key to his movie"
   https://bit.ly/LATimes-MarkSwed048




 * LACMA Sundays Live! from the KUSC Website
   Sundays Live! concerts are at St. James Church on Wilshire,
   while a new LACMA recital hall is constructed. The live
   concerts have been cancelled because of the coronavirus
   outbreak. Listen to previous performances by clicking:
   https://www.kusc.org/radio/on-demand/sundays-live/




C. ABOUT THE CLICKABLE CHAMBER MUSIC NEWSLETTER

The Clickable Chamber Music Newsletter was founded in November 1999. It is delivered via e-mail as a free community service and also is posted on Classical Crossroads' website at:
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Jim Eninger, Editor-in-Chief
The Clickable Chamber Music Newsletter
Torrance, California




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