The South Bay Chamber Music Society annually presents seven pairs of concerts, free to the public. These concerts are given at Harbor College in Wilmington, and the Pacific Unitarian Church in Rancho Palos Verdes, which are communities in Los Angeles, California.
Friday Evenings at Eight
Los Angeles Harbor College
Music Department--Recital Hall
1111 Figueroa Place
Wilmington, California



Sunday Afternoons at Three
Pacific Unitarian Church
5621 Montemalaga
Rancho Palos Verdes


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2014 - 2015 Concert Series
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Bach’s Circle

September 5, 2014 -- Los Angeles Harbor College -- 8 p.m.

September 7, 2014 -- Pacific Unitarian Church -- 3 p.m.

Janice Tipton flute; Allan Vogel oboe; Elizabeth Baker Violin
Julie Feves bassoon; Erika Duke Kirkpatrick cello; Patricia Mabee harpsichord

Quartet in G Major from the Tafelmusik                                           Georg Philipp Telemann

 Sonata for Cello and Harpsichord in D Major, BWV 1028               Johann Sebastian Bach

            Concerto in G Minor, R.V.105                                                          Antonio Vivaldi

Quartet in E Minor from the Tafelmusik                                           George Philipp Telemann

            Duet in F Major for Flute and Oboe                                      Wilhelm Friedemann Bach   

           Concerto in D Major, R.V.95                                                              Antonio Vivaldi


California String Quartet

October 10, 2014 -- Los Angeles Harbor College -- 8 p.m.

October 12, 2014 -- Pacific Unitarian Church -- 3 p.m.

Katia Popov violin; Lorand Gamma violin; Zach Dellinger viola; Peter Myers cello

Schubert String Quartet No.12 in C Minor, D.703 (Quartettsatz) 

Beethoven String Quartet No. 6 in B-flat Major, Op. 18, No. 6             

Taneyev String Quartet No. 2 in C Major, Op. 5



Thies Consort

November 14, 2014 -- Los Angeles Harbor College -- 8 p.m.

November 16, 2014 -- Pacific Unitarian Church -- 3 p.m.

Robert Thies piano; Elissa Johnston soprano; Gary Bovyer clarinet;  

Elizabeth Hedman violin;   Jacob Braun, cello


  Sonata in G minor for Violin and Piano                          Claude Debussy

Songs                                                                          Gabriel Fauré     

                         Première Rhapsody for Clarinet and Piano                  Claude Debussy                            

Sonata for Clarinet and Piano                                        Francis Poulenc

 Trio in A minor for Piano, Violin, and Cello                      Maurice Ravel



Pacific Trio


January 16, 2015 -- Los Angeles Harbor College -- 8 p.m.

January 18, 2015 -- Pacific Unitarian Church -- 3 p.m.

Roger Wilkie violin; John Walz cello; Edith Orloff, piano

Ernest Bloch  - Three Nocturnes

         Johannes Brahms  - Trio in C Minor, Op. 101

            Camille Saint-Saëns - Trio in E Minor, Op. 92 



February 27, 2015 -- Los Angeles Harbor College -- 8 p.m.

March 1, 2015 -- Pacific Unitarian Church -- 3 p.m.

Tereza Stanislav violin; Rob Brophy viola; Cécilia Tsan cello; Drew Dembowski bass; Steven Vanhauwaert piano

Piano Quintet in C minor                                                                Ralph Vaughan Williams      

Ma Mère l'Oye                                                                      Maurice Ravel / arr. Roland Kato

 Piano Quintet in A Major (the Trout) D.667                                                       Franz Schubert


Phillip Levy – Rina Dokshitsky duo

March 20, 2015 -- Los Angeles Harbor College -- 8 p.m.

March 22, 2015 -- Pacific Unitarian Church -- 3 p.m.

Phillip Levy violin; Rina Dokshitsky piano



 Sonata in G Major, K.301                                                    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

            Violin  Sonata in A minor, Op. 13                                       Ignacy Jan Paderewski

        Five melodies, Op. 35                                                          Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev     

 Sonata in C minor, Op. 30 No.2                                          Ludwig van Beethoven


Fiato Quartet

April 24, 2015 -- Los Angeles Harbor College -- 8 p.m.

April 26, 2015 -- Pacific Unitarian Church -- 3 p.m.

Carrie Kennedy violin; Ina Veli violin; Erik Rynearson viola; Ryan Sweeney cello

Quartet No. 22 in B flat Major, K. 589                           Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

        World premier of Motio string quartet                                      Adam Schoenberg

Quartet No. 14 in D minor D. 810 "Death and the Maiden"            Franz Schubert


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