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Bach's Lunch

2001-2002 Recital Series

From 2001 to 2013 in Manhattan Beach, Bach's Lunch recitals have become Classical Crossroads' First Fridays at First! ~ fff recitals in Torrance CA.

Sun Setting in Manhattan Beach

Bach's Lunch recitals were half hour without intermissions. Lunch, with sandwiches made from special-order bakery bread and farmers-market-fresh produce, were available afterwards to enjoy with the artists or take back to the office in a box.

Friday, October 5, 2001 at 12:15 p.m.


Mozart concerto soloist with the Austrian Bratislava Chamber Orchestra and with the Redlands Symphony. This summer Yuki Nagasawa returns to Austria to perform Beethoven Concertos Nos. 2 & 4 with the Bratislava Chamber Orchestra.

Yamaha Concert Grand Piano provided by Yamaha Artist Services

Friday, November 2, 2001 at 12:15 p.m.

TED GILLEN, organist

Choir Director at Trinity Lutheran Church, Ted received his Master of Music from State University of New York.

Friday, December 7, 2001 at 12:15 p.m.

Russ Litchfield


Graduate of Whittier College, Russ Litchfield is Music Director and Organist of Trinity Lutheran Church in Pasadena.

Friday, January 4, 2002 at 12:15 p.m.


Dennis Townsend, violin; Eve Cohen, violin;
Erwin Fishman, viola; Dorothy Muggeridge, cello
with guests Amy Martin, viola and Ed Annavedder, cello

The Haddington Quartet consists of four members with a combined 182 years of fanatical devotion to the art of quartet playing.

Anton von Webern: Langsammer Satz for String Quartet (1905)
Antonin Dvorák: String Sextet in A Major, Op.48

Friday, February 1, 2002 at 12:15 p.m.

Dr. James Hurd

Dr. JAMES HURD, organist

Professor of Music at El Camino College, James Hurd is organist at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Redondo Beach.

Friday, March 1, 2002 at 12:15 p.m.


Erin Kruse, director; piccolo & C flute; Teri Cilurso, alto flute; Maria Jaque, C flute; Rik Noyce, C flute; Vince Pena, C flute; Tom Scanlon, bass flute; Darin Tidwell, C flute; Eileen Walpole, C flute

Erin Kruse, director, is soloist with and member of the Brentwood/ Westwood Symphony and Beach Cities Symphony.

Friday, April 5, 2002 at 12:15 p.m.

James Taulbee


Organist-Choirmaster of Lutheran Church of the Master in West Los Angeles, holds a Master of Music from USC.

Friday, May 3, 2002 at 12:15 p.m.

Darryl Denning

DARRYL DENNING, classical guitar

Performs as solo guitarist worldwide and recently with the LA Bach Festival. Darryl Denning is the Director of Performing and Creative Arts and Lecturer in Classical Guitar at Caltech and is an Applied Professor of Music (Classical Guitar) at Occidental College.

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