The South Bay Chamber Music Society annually presents seven or eight 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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2003 Recipient of Chamber Music America's Distinguished Service Award

2015 - 2016 Concert Series
Our 53rd Season!
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Simone Porter Recital

September 18, 2015 -- Los Angeles Harbor College -- 8 p.m.

September 20, 2015 -- Pacific Unitarian Church -- 3 p.m.

Simone Porter violin, Hsin-I Huang piano

Romance for Violin and Orchestra in G Major, Op. 40 (1801)    Ludwig van Beethoven 

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 14 (1939)                          Samuel Barber

 Caprice Viennois, Op. 2 (1910)                                                  Fritz Kreisler

 Sonata No. 2 in D major for Violin and Piano, Op. 94bis (I & II) (1943)   Sergei Prokofiev

 Nigun (Improvisation) from Baal Shem Suite (1923)                   Ernest Bloch

Tzigane (Gypsy), M. 76 (1924)                                                 Maurice Ravel

Lyris Quartet

October 9, 2015 -- Los Angeles Harbor College -- 8 p.m.

October 11, 2015 -- Pacific Unitarian Church -- 3 p.m.

Alyssa Park violin; Shalini Vijayan violin; Luke Maurer viola; Timothy Loo cello 

String Quartet No. 2, "Intimate Letters" (1928)                         Leoš Janáček 

String Quartet (World Premier)                                                           Bruce Broughton

String Quartet No. 14 in C-sharp minor, Op. 131 (1826)              Ludwig van Beethoven 

Grosse Fuge in B-flat major, Op. 133 (1825)                          Ludwig van Beethoven


New Hollywood String Quartet

October 30, 2015 -- Los Angeles Harbor College -- 8 p.m.

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

Tereza Stanislav violin; Rafael Rishik violin; Robert Brophy viola; Andrew Shulman cello

  String Quartet No.21 in D major, K.575 (1789)              Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


String Quartet in F major, M.35 (1902–03)                               Maurice Ravel      

String Quartet No.1 in C minor, Op.51 No.1 (1873)                 Johannes Brahms

String Quintet from Colburn Conservatory

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

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

Martin Beaver violin; Ervin Luka Sesek violin; Paul Coletti viola; Anna Kolotylina viola; Clive Greensmith cello

String Quintet No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 87 (1845)              Felix Mendelssohn      


Phantasy Quintet (1912)                                                  Ralph Vaughan Williams


 String Quintet in G minor, K. 516 (1787)                      Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  


Allant Trio

January 15, 2016 -- Los Angeles Harbor College -- 8 p.m.

January 17, 2016 -- Pacific Unitarian Church -- 3 p.m.

Anna Park violin; Alina Lim cello; Beth Nam piano

 Piano Trio No. 43 in C major, Hob. XV:27 (1797)                                      Joseph Haydn

 Give Me Phoenix Wings to Fly (1997)                                                    Kelly-Marie Murphy

 Piano Trio No.1 in B major, Op.8 (1889)                                                  Johannes Brahms 

Wilkie-Coletti-Walz Trio

February 12, 2016 -- Los Angeles Harbor College -- 8 p.m.

February 14, 2016 -- Pacific Unitarian Church -- 3 p.m.

Roger Wilkie violin; Paul Coletti viola; John Walz cello

String Trio in C minor, Op. 9, No. 3 (1798)                         Ludwig van Beethoven

Sonata for Violin and Cello in A minor, M.73 (1922)                      Maurice Ravel

String Trio in B-flat major, D.471 (1816)                                       Franz Schubert

Serenade (String Trio) in C major, Op. 10 (1902)                           Ernő Dohnányi

Thies-Shulman Duo

March 11, 2016 -- Los Angeles Harbor College -- 8 p.m.

March 13, 2016 -- Pacific Unitarian Church -- 3 p.m.

Andrew Shulman cello; Robert Thies piano               

Fantasiestücke for Piano and Cello in A, Op. 73 (1849)                     Robert Schumann 

Sonata for Viola da gamba (cello) and Piano in G Major, BWV 1027 (1720)      Johann Sebastian Bach

Sonata for Piano and Cello in C Major, Op. 102 No.1 (1815)  Ludwig van Beethoven 

Sonata for Piano and Cello in G minor, Op.19 (1901)               Sergei Rachmaninoff

Trio Céleste with Guest Violist

April 15, 2016 -- Los Angeles Harbor College -- 8 p.m.

April 17, 2016 -- Pacific Unitarian Church -- 3 p.m.

Iryna Krechkovsky violin; Michelle Gasworth viola; Ross Gasworth cello; Kevin Kwan Loucks piano

Piano Trio No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 90 "Dumky" (1891)              Antonín Dvořák

 Piano Trio on Irish Folk Songs (1925)                                       Frank Martin

 Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25 (1861)                          Johannes Brahms

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