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The Previews Archives
From 2001 to 2013 in Manhattan Beach, The Previews has become Classical Crossroads' The Interludes concert series in Torrance CA

Sun Setting in Manhattan Beach

2004-2005 Previews Concert Series

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Beverly Hills Audition Winners

Talented rising artists from around the world are selected at the Beverly Hills Auditions and presented monthly in the South Bay on The Interludes concert series in Torrance (previously The Previews concert series in Manhattan Beach). The Interludes series is graciously hosted by First Lutheran Church & School – Torrance as a gift to the community. The concerts also are presented on the preceding Friday evenings on the Music By The Sea recital series in the beautiful Encinitas Library with its expansive view of the Pacific Ocean. From January through June, the concerts are presented the following Sundays on Beverly Hills' Music In The Mansion recital series in the Beverly Hills' historic Greystone Mansion.

"The series is a much-sought opportunity for young performers...the talent level is extremely high." ~ Los Angeles Times 

Saturday, August 28, 2004 at 2:00 p.m.

Stars from Kazakhstan


with American pianist GIDEON RUBIN

Aisha DossumovaViolinists Aisha Dossumova and Ordabek Duissen, both winners of major international competitions, are members of the I Palpiti Orchestra and study with Maestro Eduard Schmieder at the Meadows School of the Arts in Dallas.

Ordabek Duissen

Saturday, September 18, 2004 at 2:00 p.m.


Alison BjorkedalAlison Bjorkedal began her musical studies at the age of three with piano and has been studying harp for nine years. A recent graduate magna cum laude from the University of Oregon, Alison is currently working toward her Master's of Music at USC, where she studies with Professor JoAnn Turovsky. Recent symphonic and chamber performances include the Music Academy of the West Festival Orchestra, the USC Symphony and Chamber orchestras, and the world premiere of William Kraft's Encounters XII for harp and percussion.

Saturday, October 23, 2004 at 2:00 p.m.


Violinists Stanislav Zakrjevski from Russia and Ziga Faganel from Slovenia, violist Luke Maurer from Santa Barbara, and cellist Gal Faganel also from Slovenia, are graduate students at USC. The Tetraktys String Quartet was a finalist in the 2004 Coleman Chamber Music Competition.

Saturday, November 20, 2004 at 2:00 p.m.


Achilles LiarmakopoulosAchilles Liarmakopoulos studies at the San Francisco Conservatory and won its 2004 Concerto Competition.

Members of the Blue Rose Trio, pianist Rose Chen, violinist Audrey Solomon, and cellist Lars Hoefs, are graduates at the USC Thornton School of Music.

Saturday, January 22, 2005 at 2:00 p.m.


Blue Rose Trio

Returning again this season by popular demand for a full program, members of the Blue Rose Trio, violinist Audrey Solomon, cellist Lars Hoefs, and pianist Rose Chen, are graduate students at the USC Thornton School of Music. The Trio was among the finalists in the Coleman Competition, and its members have played in master classes for Menahem Pressler, members of the Eroica and Raphael Trios and the Takacs and Ysaÿe Quartets. Last August they traveled to Rio de Janeiro to perform in the International Cello Encounters festival.

Saturday, February 19, 2005 at 2:00 p.m.


Tosheff Piano DuoBulgarian-born duo pianists Vely Stoyanova and Ilia Tosheff have won numerous international competitions, including Grand Prize in the Tokyo International Piano Duo Competition. They are the first to study as a duo with the world-renowned pianist John Perry at USC Thornton School of Music.

[Tosheff Piano Duo Website]

Saturday, March 19, 2005 at 2:00 p.m.

Tibi Cziger

TIBI CZIGER clarinet

Born in Tel Aviv in 1981, Tibi Cziger studied at the Rubin Music Academy in Tel Aviv and the Israeli Conservatoire. Tibi's numerous awards include first prizes in the Israeli Conservatoire Competition, the Tel Aviv Academy Concerto Competition, and the Tel Aviv Academy Chamber Music Competition. He is studying toward a Master's at USC under Yehuda Gilad.

Saturday, April 23, 2005 at 2:00 p.m.


A winner of five major national and international competitions, including the International Pacific Piano Competition (Canada), 22-year-old Jovanni De Pedro studied with renowned Los Angeles teacher Professor Robert Ward. Currently, Jovanni-Rey is studying at the Vienna Conservatory of Music under full scholarship.

Saturday, May 21, 2005 at 2:00 p.m.


Orion Winds

Danielle Ondarza french horn, Myka Miller oboe, Jenni Olson Scott flute, Lucy Chuang clarinet, Sara Schoenbeck bassoon were students together at the USC Thornton School of Music (except Sara, who earned her BFA from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and her MFA from the CalArts) and were selected to perform at the Laguna Beach Chamber Music Festival.

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