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TABLE OF CONTENTS
(full information further down in body of newsletter)


** THE LIST


A. THE COMPREHENSIVE LIST of UPCOMING CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERTS is
  generated in partnership with PerformingArtsLIVE.com.
  See THE LIST by clicking:
  https://goo.gl/BAIG8r


** HIGHLIGHTS and HIDDEN GEMS
  Select Concerts Not To Be Overlooked
  (full information further down in body of newsletter)


B. SongFest 2018
  Friday, May 18, 2018 through Saturday, June 2, 2018
  The Colburn School
  200 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles CA
  http://www.songfest.us/calendar/?view=calendar&month=May-2018

C. Beverly Hills National Auditions Winners
  AVES QUARTET
    BENJAMIN MITCHEL clarinet, BENJAMIN HOFFMAN violin,
    JULIETTE HERLIN cello, IRENE KIM piano
  MUSIC BY THE SEA Concert Series - $14
  Friday, May 18, 2018 - 7:30PM
    Encinitas Library - Encinitas CA
    http://www.encinitasca.gov/Concerts
  THE INTERLUDES - Free
  Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 3:00PM
    First Lutheran Church & School - Torrance
    http://www.palosverdes.com/ClassicalCrossroads/TheInterludes.htm
  MUSIC IN THE MANSION - $20
  Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 2:00PM
    Greystone Mansion - Beverly Hills CA
    http://goo.gl/xQgSL2

D. ENLIGHTENMENT MUSIC SERIES - Free
  Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 7:30PM
  First Presbyterian Church of Burbank
  https://emusicseries.org/upcoming-events/

E. JACARANDA - music at the edge
  Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 8:00PM
    Pre-Concert Conversations by FERNANDO MALVAR-RUIZ - 7:00PM
  First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica
  http://www.jacarandamusic.org/season

F. St. John Fisher Music Guild presents - Free
  JOHN RUSNAK organ, GRANT HUNGERFORD trumpets & flugelhorn
  Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 2:30PM
  St. John Fisher Church - Rancho Palos Verdes CA
  https://goo.gl/NWp5w7 (.pdf)

G. Newport Beach Public Library Sunday Musicale - Free
  Beverly Hills National Auditions Winner
  CITY OF ANGELS SAXOPHONE QUARTET
    BILL WILSON soprano saxophone, SEAN STACKPOOLE alto saxophone,
    CINDY SWANSON tenor saxophone, MATT GERMAINE baritone saxophone
  Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 3:00PM
  Newport Beach Public Library
  http://www.newportbeachlibrary.org/calendar/sunday-musicales

H. JACARANDA - music at the edge
  GOYESCAS BY THE SEA - A Benefit Concert & After Party
  Sunday, May 20, 2018
    Recital in the sanctuary - 4:00PM
    After Party, supper by Manchego in the Courtyard - 5:30PM
    Watch the sunset at nearby Palisades Park - 7:52PM
  First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica
  https://www.jacarandamusic.org/events/

I. SUNDAYS LIVE! Chamber Music Series presents - Free
  CROSSROADS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
  Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 6:00PM
  Los Angeles County Museum of Art
  https://goo.gl/K5qocd

J. Villa Aurora Lecture and Concert
  SCHÖNBERG and HOLLYWOOD
  With KENNETH MARCUS, LARRY SCHOENBERG,
  MOVSES POGOSSIAN violin, JOCELYN HO piano, and DAVID NEWMAN piano
  Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 4:00-7:00PM
  Villa Aurora - Pacific Palisades CA
  http://www.vatmh.org/en/eventreader/20180526_schoenberg_eng.html

K. Mason Home Concerts presents
  Members of LA Opera Orchestra and Pacific Symphony and Friends
  Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 6:00PM
  Mason House - Mar Vista CA
  http://masonconcerts.org/

L. St. James Presbyterian Sunday Concert Series - Free
  ROGER WRIGHT piano, KEN AISO and ALAN BUSTEED violins,
  STEFAN SMITH viola, CLAIRE RYDELL cello
  Sunday, May 27, 2018 - 4:00PM
  St. James Presbyterian Church - Tarzana CA
  http://www.stjamespres.org/2018springconcertseries.htm

M. Restoration Concert Series
  NEW HOLLYWOOD STRING QUARTET
    TEREZA STANISLAV violin, RAFAEL RISHIK violin,
    ROBERT BROPHY viola, ANDREW SHULMAN cello
  Sunday, May 27, 2018 - 4:00PM
  South Pasadena Library
  https://www.friendsofsopaslibrary.org/restoration-concerts

N. SUNDAYS LIVE! Chamber Music Series presents - Free
  Chamber Ensembles from the Colburn School's
  Ed and Mari Edelman Chamber Music Institute
  Sunday, May 27, 2018 - 6:00PM
  Los Angeles County Museum of Art
  http://www.lacma.org/event/colburn-school-4


** THE REST OF THE NEWSLETTER
  Table of Contents (cont'd)
  (full information further down in body of newsletter)

O. For an up-to-date list of 79 Southern California chamber music
  series that have announced their 2017-2018 schedules, click:
  http://www.palosverdes.com/ClassicalCrossroads/SoCalCM.html

P. REVIEWS OF RECENT CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERTS and
  OTHER ITEMS OF HIGH INTEREST ON THE SOUTHLAND CHAMBER MUSIC SCENE

* Music Critic DAVID J BROWN's review on LA Opus
  "Return to the mountaintop" Concerts in the Dome season opener
  at Mount Wilson Observatory
  http://www.laopus.com/2018/05/return-to-mountaintop.html

* The auspicious debut last summer of SUNDAY AFTERNOON CONCERTS
  IN THE DOME promises a new jewel on Los Angeles' vibrant chamber
  music scene... Continue reading my short piece with clickable
  images by clicking:
  http://home.earthlink.net/~jeninger/ConcertsInTheDome.htm

* Music Critic RICK SCHULTZ's review in the Los Angeles Times
  "'The Love Potion': Tristan and Isolde, the Long Beach Opera way"
  Chamber opera at the Warner Grand in San Pedro
  https://lat.ms/2L4w6qY

* Music Critic CRISTINA LORD's interview on New Classic LA
  "On 'All-Italia': an interview with pianist Steven Vanhauwaert"
  on Steven's upcoming Piano Spheres recital at Zipper Concert Hall
  on Tuesday, May 29, 2018
  https://bit.ly/2k7f9QJ

* Music Journalist MATT COOPER writes in the Los Angeles Times
  "The week ahead in L.A. classical music, May 13-20:
  Pacific Chorale, Tesserae and more"
  https://lat.ms/2ITYA8C

* Music Critic JIM FARBER writes on San Francisco Classical Voice
  "Walking Through the Bernstein-at-100 Exhibit"
  at the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles
  https://bit.ly/2ItgMCR

* Watch a historic video excerpt of LEONARD BERNSTEIN playing the
  cadenza of from Brandenburg Concerto No.5, which will be screened
  at the Mason Home Concert in Mar Vista on Saturday, May 26,
  (Item K) by clicking:
  https://www.youtube.com/embed/KDKckmmj8X4

* Book Review in The Guardian
  "Classical composers unfairly tainted by STD rumours, book claims.
  Author looks at 70 composers from Beethoven to Britten, also
  dismissing alcoholism claims"
  https://bit.ly/2KwKgQI

* Pianist EINAV YARDEN's New All-Schumann CD
  Those who attended EINAV YARDEN's stellar "Second Sundays at Two"
  recital last month in Rolling Hills Estates will be cheered
  with the news that her new CD was just released. Einav writes,
  "The CD features one of my favorite composers - Robert Schumann -
  and comprises a selection of three dearly precious pieces:
  Three Fantasy Pieces, Op.111; the beloved and sublime
  Fantasy in C Major, Op.17; and his intimate, unique, and poetic
  Forest Scenes (Waldszenen), Op.82." The CD is now available in
  the common streaming platforms (Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, etc.).
  Purchase a physical copy can be purchased in many online shops
  and on Einav's website.
  http://www.challengerecords.com/artists/1365774380

* Last two Sunday's LACMA Sundays Live! concerts
  streamed from the KUSC website
  https://www.kusc.org/radio/on-demand/sundays-live/

* The KUSC Free Download
  Israeli-American cellist AMIT PELED performs these days on the
  cello once owned by the great Pablo Casals. He channels Casals
  in music of Brahms on a new disc called To Brahms, with love
  from the cello of Pablo Casals. Download or stream a track.
  https://www.kusc.org/radio/free-download/

Q. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CLASSICAL GUITAR RECITALS
  GEORGE GUTMAN's Weekly Summary
  For the full calendar, click:
  http://ocgc.org/pages/SoCalEvents.htm

R. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ORCHESTRA CONCERTS
  MICHAEL CLEARY's Selections
  For the full calendar, click:
  http://www.palosverdes.com/SoCalOrch/

S. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA VOCAL EVENTS
  LAURI D. GOLDENHERSH's Weekly Highlights
  For the full calendar, click:
  http://www.laurislist.com/calendar

T. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ORGAN CONCERTS

U. WEBSITES OF HIGH INTEREST TO SOUTHLAND CHAMBER MUSIC AFICIONADOS

V. IMPORTANT NOTE TO PRESENTING ORGANIZATIONS AND ARTISTS

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


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A. LISTINGS OF UPCOMING CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERTS

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is generated in partnership with PerformingArtsLIVE.
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** HIGHLIGHTS and HIDDEN GEMS
  Select Concerts Not To Be Overlooked


B. SongFest 2018
  ROSEMARY HYLER RITTER Founder/Director

  Friday, May 18, 2018 through Saturday, June 2, 2018
  The Colburn School
  200 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles CA
  [DowntownLA][Free]
  For a Google map, click:
  https://goo.gl/91Rou0

Founded in 1995 by ROSEMARY HYLER RITTER and JOHN HALL, SongFest provides gifted young singers and pianists the opportunity to immerse themselves in an intensive performing experience at the Colburn School, downtown, across Grand Avenue from Walt Disney Concert Hall. The public is cordially invited to attend the concerts and masterclasses featuring the SongFest participants and distinguished faculty. Read about SongFest by clicking:
http://www.songfest.us

Read about the distinguished Songfest faculty by clicking:
http://www.songfest.us/faculty/

For a schedule of concerts (free) and masterclasses ($15), click:
http://www.songfest.us/calendar/?view=calendar&month=May-2018




C. Beverly Hills National Auditions Winners
  AVES QUARTET
  BENJAMIN MITCHEL clarinet, BENJAMIN HOFFMAN violin,
  JULIETTE HERLIN cello, IRENE KIM piano

  MUSIC BY THE SEA Concert Series - $14
  Friday, May 18, 2018 - 7:30PM
    Encinitas Library
    540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas CA
    [Oceanside/SanDiego]
    For a Google map, click:
    http://goo.gl/maps/R64w7

  THE INTERLUDES - Free
  Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 3:00PM
    First Lutheran Church & School - Torrance
    2900 W. Carson Street, Torrance CA
   (on the south side Carson Street just east of Maple)
    [SouthBay][Free]
    For a Google map, click:
    http://goo.gl/maps/QaZ4s

  MUSIC IN THE MANSION - $20
  Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 2:00PM
    Greystone Mansion
    905 Loma Vista Drive, Beverly Hills CA
    [WestSide]
    For a Google map, click:
    https://bit.ly/2I5dOrZ

Program
Béla Bartók (1881-1945): Contrasts
 for clarinet, violin, and piano
Paul Moravec (b.1957): Tempest Fantasy
 for clarinet, violin, cello, and piano

Celebrated American jazz clarinetist and bandleader Benny Goodman famously commissioned Bartók's Contrasts and debuted it in Carnegie Hall in April 1940 with Béla Bartók and his fellow Hungarian, noted violinist Joseph Szigeti. During the 1940's, Szigeti lived with his wife in Palos Verdes Estates.

Listen to Contrasts performed by clarinetist Benny Goodman, violinist Joseph Szigeti, and composer/pianist Béla Bartók by clicking:
https://www.youtube.com/embed/-zMALN04umw

Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra founder and clarinetist BENJAMIN MITCHELL is joined by his fellow instrumentalists of the orchestra, violinist BENJAMIN HOFFMAN and French-born cellist JULIETTE HERLIN. Pianist IRENE KIM completes the quartet. These artists trained at some of the world's leading music schools: The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, and Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (Benjamin Mitchell); Yale School of Music, Hochschule für Musik in Freiburg, the Jacobs School (Benjamin Hoffman); Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris and the Juilliard School (Juliette); and the Peabody Conservatory (Irene).

Read about the artists by clicking:

BENJAMIN MITCHEL clarinet
https://benjaminmitchellclarinet.com/

BENJAMIN HOFFMAN violin
http://www.yellowbarn.org/artist/benjamin-hoffman

JULIETTE HERLIN cello
http://www.julietteherlin.com/

IRENE KIM piano
http://www.irenekimpianist.com/

Under the Artistic Direction of LAURA SCHMIEDER, talented artists from around the world are selected at the Beverly Hills National Auditions and presented monthly in the South Bay on "The Interludes" concert series at First Lutheran Church & School - Torrance. The concerts also are presented on the preceding Friday evenings on the "Music By The Sea" recital series in the Encinitas Public Library. From January through June, the concerts are presented the following Sundays on Beverly Hills' "Music In The Mansion" recital series in Beverly Hills' historic Greystone Mansion.

ADMISSION

Friday evening: MUSIC BY THE SEA in Encinitas at 7:30PM
 Tickets: $14. For information and to purchase tickets, click:
 http://www.encinitasca.gov/Concerts

Saturday afternoon: THE INTERLUDES in Torrance at 3:00PM - Free
 Free, donations appreciated. For information, click:
 http://www.palosverdes.com/ClassicalCrossroads/TheInterludes.htm

Sunday afternoon: MUSIC IN THE MANSION in Beverly Hills at 2:00PM
 Tickets: $20. For information and to order tickets online, click:
 http://goo.gl/xQgSL2




D. ENLIGHTENMENT MUSIC SERIES - Free

  Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 7:30PM
  First Presbyterian Church of Burbank
  521 E Olive Ave, Burbank CA
  [SanFernandoValley][Free]
  For a Google map, click:
  https://goo.gl/rD3sL9

Program - Eternal Classics
Michael Haydn:
 Divertimento in C Major for violin, cello and double bass
Fritz Kreisler:
 Paradise & Miniature Viennese March for violin and piano
Giacomo Rossini:
 Grand Duo in D Major for cello and double bass
Johannes Brahms:
 Trio in E-flat Major for violin, french horn, and piano Op.40

Artists
MARINA MANUKIAN violin/EMS Artistic Director
JAMES THATCHER french horn
TIMOTHY DURKOVIC piano
EVGENY TONKHA cello
KARL VINCENT double bass
FILIPPO VOLTAGGIO Master of Ceremonies

Since its inaugural concert in 2006, the ENLIGHTENMENT MUSIC SERIES has been dedicated to bringing audiences the finest performances of chamber music repertoire. The series presents free concerts for listeners ranging from connoisseurs to chamber music newcomers of all ages, providing listeners a comprehensive perspective on the art of chamber music. The performing artists of Enlightenment Music Series are multi-generational chamber musicians, soloists, and recording artists. Read about EMS by clicking:
http://www.enlmusicseries.org/

Free admission. Reception following the concert. For information, click:
https://emusicseries.org/upcoming-events/




E. JACARANDA - music at the edge
  PATRICK SCOTT artistic director and series producer
  MARK ALAN HILT music director

  Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 8:00PM
    Pre-Concert Conversations by FERNANDO MALVAR-RUIZ - 7:00PM
  First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica
  1220 Second Street, Santa Monica CA
  [WestSide]
  For a Google map, click:
  http://goo.gl/d3AgSo

Program - Regional Accents
Manuel De Falla: Fantasia Baetica (1919)
 JOSÉ MENOR piano
Roberto Gerhard: String Quartet No.2 (1962)
 LYRIS QUARTET
Gerhard: Three Impromptus for Piano (1950)
 Mr. MENOR
Tomas Peire-Serrate: Awake (2013)
 for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, and percussion
 ANDREAS LEVISIANOS conductor
Peire-Serrate: React (2011)
 JIM SULLIVAN clarinet, LYRIS QUARTET
Gerhard: Fantasia (1957)
 MICHAEL KUDIRKA guitar
De Falla: Homenaje a Debussy and La Vida Breve/Danza No.1 (1920)
 Mr. KUDIRKA
Peire-Serrate: Toccata for Solo Piano (2016)
   Mr. MENOR
De Falla - Harpsichord Concerto (1926)
 For harpsichord, flute, oboe, clarinet, violin, and cello
   GLORIA CHENG harpsichord soloist

AWAKE, Jacaranda's 15th season, explores conscience and consciousness with six program ideas: environment, power, solidarity, sensuality, science, and identity.

Jacaranda Artistic Director PATRICK SCOTT writes about this concerts identity: "The season will climax with a survey of three generations of Spanish/Catalan music. Two thrilling recent works by Tomas Peire-Serrate (b.1979) living now in Los Angeles; solo piano, guitar, and string quartet music by the mid-century master Roberto Gerhard (1896-1970); plus, a major and astonishing solo piano work, two infectious guitar finds, and a neoclassic treasure - a harpsichord concerto - by Manuel de Falla (1876-1946). This music coexists with Spain's identity politics making headlines today. The program notes will explore the deep roots and tensions leading to the Spanish Civil War and subsequent era of Francisco Franco, from whose government De Falla fled to Argentina. The spirit of Catalonia will resonate this evening."

With its motto "music at the edge," JACARANDA is a series of adventures offering the cornerstones of music from centuries past next to new and modern music. This season's theme is AWAKE. Each concert program has a point of view. Artists are drawn from the Southland's finest and premier international guests. Read about Jacaranda by clicking:
http://www.jacarandamusic.org/

Tickets: $45 / $20 students
For concert information and to order tickets, click:
http://www.jacarandamusic.org/season




F. St. John Fisher Music Guild presents - Free
  JOHN RUSNAK organ
  GRANT HUNGERFORD B-flat, C, piccolo trumpet & flugelhorn

  Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 2:30PM
  St. John Fisher Church
  5448 Crest Rd.
  Rancho Palos Verdes CA
  [SouthBay][Free]
  https://goo.gl/RqWx4H

Program
Selections J.S. Bach, DuPre, Farnham, Fauré, Hovanness, Messiaen, Rusnak, Vivaldi, and Widor

St. John Fisher's Music Director and much-loved trumpeter GRANT HUNGERFORD is joined by noted pianist, organist, and composer JOHN RUSNAK for a recital featuring the Church's new Schantz pipe organ.

Read about GRANT HUNGERFORD by clicking:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/grant-hungerford-6875017/

Read about JOHN RUSNAK by clicking:
http://www.johnrusnak.com/

Free admission. A freewill offering will be requested.
For information, click:
https://goo.gl/NWp5w7 (.pdf)




G. Newport Beach Public Library Sunday Musicale - Free
  Beverly Hills National Auditions Winner
  CITY OF ANGELS SAXOPHONE QUARTET
  BILL WILSON soprano saxophone, SEAN STACKPOOLE alto saxophone,
  CINDY SWANSON tenor saxophone, MATT GERMAINE baritone saxophone

  Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 3:00PM
  Newport Beach Public Library
  Central Library Friends Meeting Room
  1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach CA
  [OrangeCounty][Free]
  For a Google map, click:
  http://goo.gl/v94XC8

The CITY OF ANGELS SAXOPHONE QUARTET was founded in 1990 at Cal State University Northridge. They are the past recipients of the prestigious Coleman and Monterey Bay Chamber Music Awards and winners of the Beverly Hills National Auditions. In 1991, the group toured the former Soviet Union just prior to its breakup. More recently the group has performed community concerts in the Southern California area and was chosen to perform at the annual North American Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) convention in Anaheim. Their music is a combination of jazz and classical. Read about the City of Angels Saxophone Quartet by clicking:
http://www.coasq.com/

Free admission to the Newport Beach Public Library concert. For information, call (949)717-3800 or click:
http://www.newportbeachlibrary.org/calendar/sunday-musicales




H. JACARANDA - music at the edge
  GOYESCAS BY THE SEA - A Benefit Concert & After Party

  Sunday, May 20, 2018
    Recital in the sanctuary - 4:00PM
    After Party, supper by Manchego in the Courtyard - 5:30PM
    Watch the sunset at nearby Palisades Park - 7:52PM
  First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica
  1220 Second Street, Santa Monica CA
  [WestSide]
  For a Google map, click:
  http://goo.gl/d3AgSo

Pianist JOSÉ MENOR performs the complete Goyescas by Enrique Granados

Gramophone named JOSÉ MENOR's Goyescas CD among the "best new classical albums of 2017" and hailed him as "a committed champion of the music of Spain...a gift to his country's culture..." Martha Argerich called his Granados "Magnificent." Read about José Menor, watch, and listen by clicking:
http://www.josemenor.net/

With its motto "music at the edge," JACARANDA is a series of adventures offering the cornerstones of music from centuries past next to new and modern music. This season's theme is AWAKE. Each concert program has a point of view. Artists are drawn from the Southland's finest and premier international guests. Read about Jacaranda by clicking:
http://www.jacarandamusic.org/

Benefit Concert: $50
Concert and After Party: $200
For concert information and to order tickets, click:
https://www.jacarandamusic.org/events/




I. SUNDAYS LIVE! Chamber Music Series presents - Free
  CROSSROADS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
  ALEXANDER TREGER and HENRY SHIN conductors

  Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 6:00PM
  Los Angeles County Museum of Art - Leo S. Bing Theater
  5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles CA
  (Just east of Fairfax. Parking across the street
   at Wilshire & Spaulding)
  [midWilshireLA][Free]
  For directions, click:
  http://www.lacma.org/directions-parking

Program
Mozart: Violin Concerto in A Major, K219
 EMILY RICHARDSON soloist
Prokofiev/Barshai: Visions Fugitives, Op.22
Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence

Crossroads School is considered one of the leading college preparatory schools in the nation. The classical music program at the Crossroads School is offered through the Elizabeth Mandell Music Institute (EMMI) and is designed for the student who is seriously committed to music study and/or performance and has been accepted into the program through audition. Read about EMMI and listen by clicking:
http://www.xrds.org/emmi

Begun in 1948, SUNDAYS LIVE! is the longest-running music broadcast in Los Angeles. It presents weekly classical chamber music concerts and recitals by premier professional artists from Southern California and around the world. These one-hour concerts are presented free to the public at 6:00PM on Sundays in the Leo S. Bing Theater of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. No tickets or reservations are required, and all are welcome. Read about Sundays Live! by clicking:
http://www.sundayslive.org/about/

Listen to the previous Sunday's concert streamed on-demand or downloaded as a podcast from the KUSC website by clicking:
http://www.kusc.org/radio/on-demand/sundays-live/

Free admission.
For concert and artist information, call (323)857-6234 or click:
https://goo.gl/K5qocd




J. Villa Aurora Lecture and Concert
  SCHÖNBERG and HOLLYWOOD
  With KENNETH MARCUS, LARRY SCHOENBERG,
  MOVSES POGOSSIAN violin, JOCELYN HO piano, and DAVID NEWMAN piano

  Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 4:00-7:00PM
  Villa Aurora
  520 Paseo Miramar, Pacific Palisades CA
  [WestSide]
  For a Google map, click:
  https://goo.gl/DoyQhq

Program

Introduction by KENNETH MARCUS
Author of "Schönberg and Hollywood Modernism"
https://kennethmarcus.net/schoenberg-and-hollywood-modernism/

Presentation by LARRY SCHOENBERG:
 Arnold Schönberg's Friendship with Alfred Newman

Performance
Schönberg: Phantasy for Violin with Piano Accompaniment, Op.47
 With UCLA Professors of Music,
 MOVSES POGOSSIAN violin and JOCELYN HO piano

World Premiere
Performance of the transcription of Alfred Newman's
Academy Award-winning score to The Song of Bernadette
for string quartet and piano with DAVID NEWMAN piano

Performance of film composer and conductor DAVID NEWMAN's arrangement of Alfred Newman's Academy Award-winning score to The Song of Bernadette. David Newman will conduct the premiere of the arrangement he created for string quintet, clarinet, oboe, and piano of his father's masterpiece.

Buffet Reception and Book Signing

Film Screening
DAVID STAROBIN's documentary film "String Trio, Los Angeles 1946"

Arnold Schoenberg's connections to Hollywood were vital to his American career, and he left a lasting impact on many American and exile composers who studied and worked with him. Among his American friends in Hollywood were George Gershwin, Alfred Newman, and David Raksin, who all feature prominently in this lecture-concert. Professor KENNETH MARCUS (University of La Verne) will highlight aspects of his recent book, Schoenberg and Hollywood Modernism (hardback 2016, paperback 2018), in which he discusses the fascinating ties between Schoenberg, the Hollywood entertainment industry, and the modernist movement in Southern California. Schoenberg's youngest son LARRY SCHOENBERG will discuss his father's friendship with Alfred Newman, accompanied by a recording by Schoenberg on this friendship. As noted above, two live performances will take place.

Tickets: $15 / $10 Villa Aurora members. Street Parking is available on Los Liones Drive. Shuttle service starts at 3 p.m. from Los Liones Drive, off Sunset Boulevard two blocks North East of Pacific Coast Highway. Please do not park on the Topanga State Park Lot!

For event information and to order tickets, click:
http://www.vatmh.org/en/eventreader/20180526_schoenberg_eng.html




K. Mason Home Concerts presents
  Members of LA Opera Orchestra and Pacific Symphony
  and Friends

  Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 6:00PM
  Mason House
  3484 Redwood Avenue, Mar Vista CA
  [WestSide]
  For a Google map, click:
  https://goo.gl/bFcPYE
  For parking suggestions, click:
  http://masonconcerts.org/map.html

Program - Heavenly Music
Arnold Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht (with film)
Todd Mason: The Lighthouse (with film)
J.S. Bach: Aria "Bete aber auch dabei" (But you should also pray)
 from Cantata BWV115, "Mache dich, mein Geist, bereit"
 (Make yourself ready, my spirit)
J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.5 in D Major, BWV1050

The Artists
OLIVIA TSUI 1st violin, REINA INUI 2nd violin,
ANDREW DUCKLES 1st viola, VIRGINIE D'AVEZAC 2nd viola,
JOHN WALZ 1st cello, MARSHALL MCDANIEL 2nd cello,
BENJAMIN SMOLEN flute
 with
ANNA SCHUBERT soprano and MARK ROBSON piano

In honor of Leonard Bernstein's 100th birthday, an excerpt
from Brandenburg Concerto No.5 with Leonard Bernstein and
members of the New York Philharmonic (1969) will be screened.
Preview the excerpt by clicking:
https://www.youtube.com/embed/KDKckmmj8X4

Read the excellent piece "A Musical Home Away from Home" about Mason Home Concerts on the USC Thornton School of Music website by clicking:
https://music.usc.edu/a-musical-home-away-from-home/

RSVP required. $25 suggested donation per concert.
For concert information, RSVP, and online donation, click:
http://masonconcerts.org/




L. St. James Presbyterian Sunday Concert Series - Free
  ROGER WRIGHT piano, KEN AISO and ALAN BUSTEED violins,
  STEFAN SMITH viola, CLAIRE RYDELL cello

  Sunday, May 27, 2018 - 4:00PM
  St. James Presbyterian Church
  19414 Ventura Blvd, Tarzana CA
  [SanFernandoValley][Free]
  (101 Exit: Tampa, proceed west 1-1/2 blocks)
  For a Google map, click:
  https://goo.gl/PJC1pG

Program
Dvorák: Piano Quintet in A Major, Op.81

The series Artistic Director and cellist CLAIRE RYDELL writes, "Dvorák's Piano Quintet is one of the finest examples of late-Romantic chamber music, and it contains the beloved Dumka movement and sparkling Scherzo."

Free, a freewill offering will be taken. For information, click:
http://www.stjamespres.org/2018springconcertseries.htm




M. Restoration Concert Series
  NEW HOLLYWOOD STRING QUARTET
  TEREZA STANISLAV violin, RAFAEL RISHIK violin,
  ROBERT BROPHY viola, ANDREW SHULMAN cello

  Sunday, May 27, 2018 - 4:00PM
  Community Room
  South Pasadena Library
  1115 El Centro Street, South Pasadena CA
  [Pasadena/Glendale]
  For a Google map, click:
  https://goo.gl/DPNRdR

Program
Debussy: String Quartet in G Minor
Haydn: String Quartet in D Major, Op.76 No.5
Stravinsky: Three Pieces for String Quartet (1914)

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 founding violinist RAFAEL RISHIK. The New Hollywood String Quartet is Restoration Concert Series' ensemble-in-residence. Read about the Quartet and its members including by clicking:
http://www.newhollywoodstringquartet.com/bio/intro.asp

Tickets: $20. For information, call (626)799-6333 or click:
https://www.friendsofsopaslibrary.org/restoration-concerts




N. SUNDAYS LIVE! Chamber Music Series presents - Free
  Chamber Ensembles from the Colburn School's
  Ed and Mari Edelman Chamber Music Institute

  Sunday, May 27, 2018 - 6:00PM
  Los Angeles County Museum of Art - Leo S. Bing Theater
  5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles CA
  (Just east of Fairfax. Parking across the street
   at Wilshire & Spaulding)
  [midWilshireLA][Free]
  For directions, click:
  http://www.lacma.org/directions-parking

The Colburn School's Ed & Mari Edelman Chamber Music Institute offers one of the most comprehensive and intense pre-college level chamber music learning experiences of any music school in North America. Students are coached weekly by members of Colburn's nationally acclaimed faculty. Ensembles from the Institute have been prizewinners in numerous competitions, including the Fischoff Competition and Coleman Chamber Music Competition and have appeared on the nationally syndicated Public Radio International series From the Top. Read about the Colburn's Ed & Mari Edelman Chamber Music Institute by clicking:
https://goo.gl/EPM9tD

Begun in 1948, SUNDAYS LIVE! is the longest-running music broadcast in Los Angeles. It presents weekly classical chamber music concerts and recitals by premier professional artists from Southern California and around the world. These one-hour concerts are presented free to the public at 6:00PM on Sundays in the Leo S. Bing Theater of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. No tickets or reservations are required, and all are welcome. Read about Sundays Live! by clicking:
http://www.sundayslive.org/about/

Listen to the previous Sunday's concert streamed on-demand or downloaded as a podcast from the KUSC website by clicking:
http://www.kusc.org/radio/on-demand/sundays-live/

Free admission.
For concert and artist information, call (323)857-6234 or click:
http://www.lacma.org/event/colburn-school-4




** THE REST OF THE NEWSLETTER


O. For an up-to-date list of 79 Southern California chamber music
  series that have announced their 2017-2018 schedules, click:
  http://www.palosverdes.com/ClassicalCrossroads/SoCalCM.html




P. REVIEWS OF RECENT CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERTS and
  OTHER ITEMS OF HIGH INTEREST ON THE SOUTHLAND CHAMBER MUSIC SCENE


* Music Critic DAVID J BROWN's review on LA Opus
  "Return to the mountaintop" Concerts in the Dome season opener
  at Mount Wilson Observatory
  http://www.laopus.com/2018/05/return-to-mountaintop.html


* The auspicious debut last summer of SUNDAY AFTERNOON CONCERTS
  IN THE DOME promises a new jewel on Los Angeles' vibrant chamber
  music scene... Continue reading my short piece with clickable
  images by clicking:
  http://home.earthlink.net/~jeninger/ConcertsInTheDome.htm


* Music Critic RICK SCHULTZ's review in the Los Angeles Times
  "'The Love Potion': Tristan and Isolde, the Long Beach Opera way"
  Chamber opera at the Warner Grand in San Pedro
  https://lat.ms/2L4w6qY


* Music Critic CRISTINA LORD's interview on New Classic LA
  "On 'All-Italia': an interview with pianist Steven Vanhauwaert"
  on Steven's upcoming Piano Spheres recital at Zipper Concert Hall
  on Tuesday, May 29, 2018
  https://bit.ly/2k7f9QJ


* Music Journalist MATT COOPER writes in the Los Angeles Times
  "The week ahead in L.A. classical music, May 13-20:
  Pacific Chorale, Tesserae and more"
  https://lat.ms/2ITYA8C


* Music Critic JIM FARBER writes on San Francisco Classical Voice
  "Walking Through the Bernstein-at-100 Exhibit"
  at the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles
  https://bit.ly/2ItgMCR


* Watch a historic video excerpt of Leonard Bernstein playing the
  cadenza of from Brandenburg Concerto No.5, which will be screened
  at the Mason Home Concert in Mar Vista on Saturday, May 26,
  (Item K) by clicking:
  https://www.youtube.com/embed/KDKckmmj8X4


* Book Review in The Guardian
  "Classical composers unfairly tainted by STD rumours, book claims.
  Author looks at 70 composers from Beethoven to Britten, also
  dismissing alcoholism claims"
  https://bit.ly/2KwKgQI


* Pianist EINAV YARDEN's New All-Schumann CD
  Those who attended EINAV YARDEN's stellar "Second Sundays at Two"
  recital last month in Rolling Hills Estates will be cheered
  with the news that her new CD was just released. Einav writes,
  "The CD features one of my favorite composers - Robert Schumann -
  and comprises a selection of three dearly precious pieces:
  Three Fantasy Pieces, Op.111; the beloved and sublime
  Fantasy in C Major, Op.17; and his intimate, unique, and poetic
  Forest Scenes (Waldszenen), Op.82." The CD is now available in
  the common streaming platforms (Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, etc.).
  Purchase a physical copy can be purchased in many online shops
  and on Einav's website.
  http://www.challengerecords.com/artists/1365774380


* Last two Sunday's LACMA Sundays Live! concerts
  streamed from the KUSC website
  https://www.kusc.org/radio/on-demand/sundays-live/


* The KUSC Free Download
  Israeli-American cellist AMIT PELED performs these days on the
  cello once owned by the great Pablo Casals. He channels Casals
  in music of Brahms on a new disc called To Brahms, with love
  from the cello of Pablo Casals. Download or stream a track.
  https://www.kusc.org/radio/free-download/




Q. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CLASSICAL GUITAR RECITALS
  GEORGE GUTMAN's Weekly Summary
  For the full calendar, click:
  http://ocgc.org/pages/SoCalEvents.htm

The Orange County Guitar Circle's monthly meeting this Saturday, May 19 at Chapman will be our final Members' Showcase of the season. Come to hear wonderful performances and mingle with your fellow members. And, make sure to save the date for our Directors' Showcase on June 16.

Also this week there are two events on Friday evening, the stellar SCOTT TENNANT and ANDREW YORK share a concert with two guitar orchestras at the Pasadena Conservatory of Music, and the LA Valley College Guitar Orchestra together with ensembles and soloists appear in Valley Glen. And lastly, the "Los Angeles Guitar Festival" is taking place all day Saturday in Santa Clarita, featuring a number of soloists, workshops, and competitions.

Cheers!
George Gutman
gagutman@uci.edu

For the latest updates on upcoming guitar events, where you will find information about these and other guitar events, see the Orange County Guitar Circle's web calendar by clicking:
http://ocgc.org/pages/SoCalEvents.htm




R. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ORCHESTRA CONCERTS
  MICHAEL CLEARY's Selection
  For the full calendar and information, click:
  http://www.palosverdes.com/SoCalOrch/

Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 2:00PM - Temecula
 Inland Valley Symphony (IVS)
 Temecula Valley High School Golden Bears Theater
 http://www.inlandvalleysymphony.org/

Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 2:00PM - La Mirada - Free
 La Mirada Symphony
 La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts
 http://www.lamiradasymphony.com/
Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 2:30PM - Santa Monica
 Orchestra Santa Monica (OSM)
 New Roads School Moss Theater
 http://orchestrasantamonica.org/

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 8:00PM - Torrance - Free
 Beach Cities Symphony Orchestra
 ECC Marsee Auditorium
 http://www.beachcitiessymphony.org/

Sunday, May 27, 2018 - 7:00PM - Santa Monica - Free
 Santa Monica Symphony (SMS)
 Santa Monica High School Barnum Hall
 http://www.smsymphony.org/


Visit the following websites for additional orchestral offerings
(listed alphabetically)

CHAMBER ORCHESTRA at St.MATTHEW's
http://musicguildonline.org/

HOLLYWOOD BOWL CLASSICAL NIGHTS
https://goo.gl/bNU4r1

KALEIDOSCOPE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
http://www.kco.la/concerts/

LOS ANGELES CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
http://www.laco.org/attend/

LONG BEACH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
http://www.lbso.org/

LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC
http://www.laphil.com/tickets/calendar-fullseason

MUSICA ANGELICA
https://www.musicaangelica.org/

NEW WEST SYMPHONY
http://www.newwestsymphony.org

PACIFIC SYMPHONY
https://www.pacificsymphony.org/tickets/concerts

PASADENA SYMPHONY
http://www.pasadenasymphony-pops.org/

SANTA MONICA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
http://www.smsymphony.org/

ORCHESTRA SANTA MONICA
http://www.orchestrasantamonica.org/

Cheers!
Michael Cleary
michaeljosephcleary@yahoo.com

For the full calendar, click:
http://www.palosverdes.com/SoCalOrch/




S. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA VOCAL EVENTS
  LAURI D. GOLDENHERSH's Weekly Highlights
  For the full calendar, click:
  http://www.laurislist.com/calendar

Every year, the week before Memorial Day is like what I used to call "Jasmine Day": there are bushes around, and they're nice. But then there's the day, every year (coming soon!), when you walk by and you're hit with such a wall of perfume that it just about knocks you off your feet. It's glorious, and makes you appreciate the rest of the year, too. But it does make for some very tough decisions when trying to whittle all of those options down to a simple three. Let's see how we did — here are just three tempting events in a sea of dozens this week:

The first one's easy: How about 900 high school students at Walt Disney Concert Hall, singing their hearts out? Take Friday off and go hear the 29th Annual LA Master Chorale Choir Festival. The LAMC Chamber Singers start the event with a concert at 11:00AM, then there's a break, and the kids get started at 1:00PM. You'll never forget it, and tickets are free. Get details by clicking:
http://bit.ly/2Ip6bNb

Or, perhaps an opera tailor-made for LA (although this isn't a premiere): what better than a story about a disillusioned screenwriter? 'The Place Where You Started' is a new work by MARK LANZ WEISER and gets three performances at Art Share LA this weekend, starting tonight! Pick Thursday, Friday or Saturday, but get your tickets for this intimate venue in advance if you can. Click:
http://bit.ly/2k7dmeo

Finally, don't miss 'The Love Potion' at LONG BEACH OPERA if you don't have to. There's just one more performance on Saturday night, and it's a rare chance to hear this deeply emotional work. Based on the same Greek tragedy as Wagner's 'Tristan and Isolde', Swiss composer FRANK MARTIN gets the job done in far less time, and packs just as much passion into the work. (Operatic efficiency...who knew that was a thing?) Get tickets on LBO's website, and learn more by clicking:
http://bit.ly/2IIE3nJ

We'll have more for you next week, as there's more going on this year on Memorial Day weekend than usual. Keep an eye on the calendar, and have a beautiful week!

Lauri D. Goldenhersh
lauri@laurislist.com

Visit the Lister Calendar
http://www.laurislist.com/calendar

Send us your vocal event info:
events.la@laurislist.com




T. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ORGAN CONCERTS

Select organ recitals are included in the Clickable Chamber Music Newsletter's list of concerts. For a comprehensive list of organ recitals, consult the Calendar for the Long Beach, Los Angeles, and Orange County chapters of the American Guild of Organists by clicking here:
http://www.laago.org/calendar

For a handy organ-concert finder for Southern California, where you can both find and submit organ concerts, click:
http://goorgan.com/




U. WEBSITES OF HIGH INTEREST TO SOUTHLAND CHAMBER MUSIC AFICIONADOS

PerformingArtsLIVE
The most comprehensive online listing of Music, Theater, and Dance events in Southern California
http://www.performingartslive.com/

KUSC Concert Calendar
Concerts on the KUSC Calendar are provided through the classical music announcements uploaded to PerformingArtsLIVE
http://kusc.org/events-calendar/

LA Weekly Classical Music Calendar
http://goo.gl/6XRBe9

experienceLA
Official Cultural Calendar of Los Angeles County
http://www.experiencela.com/calendar

Orange County Guitar Circle's Comprehensive
Classical Guitar Events in Southern California
http://ocgc.org/pages/SoCalEvents.htm

Southern California Orchestra Concerts
http://www.palosverdes.com/SoCalOrch/

Southern California Vocal Concerts
http://www.laurislist.com/calendar

Southern California Organ Concerts
http://www.laago.org/calendar
 and
http://goorgan.com/

Southern California Early Music Society (SCEMS)
listing of Early Music concerts (Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque)
https://www.earlymusicla.org/calendar

Southern California New Music Calendar on
New Classic LA
http://newclassic.la/calendar/




V. NOTE TO PRESENTING ORGANIZATIONS AND ARTISTS

In partnership with PerformingArtsLIVE.com, the Clickable Chamber Music Newsletter's comprehensive list of upcoming concerts is generated by PerformingArtsLIVE.com. If you haven't already done so, upload your concert information. It's easy to do. Simply click:
http://www.performingartslive.com/?p=AL&M=PE

An announcement of your concert will appear in the following:

a. On the PerformingArtsLIVE.com website:
  http://www.performingartslive.com

b. In the Clickable Chamber Music Newsletter:
  http://www.palosverdes.com/ClassicalCrossroads/CCMN.pdf

c. On the KUSC's calendar of concerts:
  http://kusc.org/events-calendar/

IMPORTANT NOTE: When posting to PerformingArtsLIVE, selecting any one of the categories: 1) Chamber Music, 2) Instrumental Recital, or 3) Voice Recital, or 4) Contemporary Classical/New Music will ensure it will be included in the Clickable Chamber Music Newsletter.

In addition to the comprehensive list, select concerts are included in the body of the newsletter in the section "Highlights & Hidden Gems."




W. 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:
http://www.palosverdes.com/ClassicalCrossroads/CCMN.html

There are currently 5,707 subscribers, who also receive formatted e-flyers for select concerts and occasional mid-issue newsletter updates.

About the Clickable Chamber Music Newsletter:

Music Critic RICK SCHULTZ writes in the Los Angeles Times
 "15 ways to hear chamber music magic in L.A."
  https://goo.gl/oPqKwJ
Torrance's 2017 Excellence in Arts Award honors
 The Clickable Chamber Music Newsletter - Watch video:
 https://www.youtube.com/embed/QN2Vmvm5lDs
New York Arts Consultant Edna Landau's Musical America Blog Post
 "A Full-Time Labor of Love"
 http://www.musicalamerica.com/mablogs/?p=14970
Los Angeles Music Critic Alan Rich
 "The Continental Shift, And The Pathway Through It"
 http://www.palosverdes.com/ClassicalCrossroads/AlanRich-Shift.pdf
Chris Pasles' Los Angeles Times Article
 "His grapevine is a chamber music lifeline"
 http://goo.gl/bmVYa5
Composer/Conductor Russell Steinberg's Blog Post
 "Classical Music Set To Boom!"
 http://goo.gl/XPtG6D
Daily Breeze Columnist John Bogert
 "Ph.D. publicist is in tune with classical music"
 https://goo.gl/77DFxm

Clickable Chamber Music Newsletter volunteer team:
Dennis Bade, Tara Biard, Jack Bowman, Michael Cleary,
Mary Lynn Eninger, Katie Eninger, Bettina Gantsweg, Paul Gibson,
Lauri D. Goldenhersh, George Gutman, Toni Hertz, Annette Melikian,
Andrew Paroczai, Liz Redwing, and Amy Sinclair

I'd like to hear from you - reply to this e-mail (preferred) or send replies to JEninger@yahoo.com.

Best wishes,
Jim Eninger, Editor-in-Chief
The Clickable Chamber Music Newsletter
Torrance, California




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