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Martin Chalifour: The Making of a Concertmaster

Martin Chalifour: The Making of a Concertmaster
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St. Edmund’s Episcopal Church celebrates its 75th anniversary on May 15 with a violin concert by and a conversation with Martin Chalifour, Principal Concertmaster of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. Chalifour is a native of Québec, Canada. He began playing violin at the age of four and graduated from the Montreal Conservatory at the age […]

Maurice Ravel, the Genius Alchemist

Maurice Ravel, the Genius Alchemist

Our thanks to François Chouchan, Founder and Artistic Director of Le Salon de Musiques, for reminding us of this wonderful series: The eighth concert of our season titled “Maurice Ravel, the Genius Alchemist ” features two European masters, Maurice Ravel and Paul Juon, with an exquisite chamber music program for piano trio, including one U. S. premiere. It will […]

CelloFest

CelloFest

Gloria Lum is a cellist. Since 1985, she’s been a member of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and currently teaches cello and chamber music at Occidental College. Lum has recently returned from touring Europe with the L. A. Phil and has created the upcoming “CelloFest,” which is to be held on April 5. “I wanted to […]

Vivaldi: The Four Seasons

Vivaldi: The Four Seasons

Antonio Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons was initially published in 1725, as a twelve concerto set titled The Test of Harmony and Invention.¹ If this name is not recognized, the tune most certainly is, having been heard in dozens of commercials and movies such as Tin Cup, Spy Game, Pacific Heights, and A View to Kill. […]

New World Symphony & Puts’ Violin Concerto: Opening Night with the Pasadena Symphony

New World Symphony & Puts’ Violin Concerto: Opening Night with the Pasadena Symphony

Not many composers of the 19th century could say they’ve been to the moon. Practically speaking, Antonín Dvořák has not been and never will go to the moon, but his work has been. Neil Armstrong chose Dvořák’s New World Symphony as his music of choice before embarking on the epic 1969 Apollo 11 mission to […]

Music Makes Magic at the Old Mill

Music Makes Magic at the Old Mill

Built in 1816, it’s been described as the first water-powered grist mill in California, even though apparently the “mechanical marvel” of Franciscan Father José Maria de Zalvidea‘s horizontal, direct impulse water wheel left the subsequent flour damp and the mill only produced for seven years before a “superior” New England-style mill with a vertical waterwheel […]

Planet Bernstein: Rewriting the Rules for Jazz

Planet Bernstein: Rewriting the Rules for Jazz

Swing, jive, feel alive. Muse/Ique artistic director and conductor Rachel Worby is taking Leonard Bernstein to another level during a jam session on August 8th with Dee Dee Bridgewater who, according to the Amsterdam News (3.26.2015), is “the most dynamite female jazz vocalist of this century.” In this raucous evening—”Jazz/Genesis” on August 8th—the artists of MUSE/IQUE […]

Requiem by Brahms as “Community Art”

Requiem by Brahms as “Community Art”

Founder and Artistic Director of the Pasadena Master Chorale Jeffrey Bernstein says The Brahms Requiem to be performed by the choir on June 14th is not just a concert but a “community art project.” The choir will sing Eines Deutsches Requiem—what the director calls a journey through grief, sorrow, triumph, gratitude, and comfort—and between the […]

Modernists & Supreme Rulers: It’s Complicated

Modernists & Supreme Rulers: It’s Complicated

Brian Ederling of the wonderful California Shakespeare Ensemble that has performed a stripped-down Twelfth Night , The Big Bad Wolf, and Shakespeare’s Lovers 2.0 at Descanso Gardens and a Frankenstein-style re-assembling of the Bard’s greatest bad guys in Villains, is now, also, Executive Director at Lineage Performing Arts Center. He’s kindly informed us of several […]

Energy Unmatched: Quattrosound

Energy Unmatched: Quattrosound

Rachel Worby, Muse/Ique‘s founder and conductor, states that Quattrosound’s “energy is unmatched.” At the 14th Annual Latin Grammy’s, Quattrosound was nominated for Best New Artist. The ensemble blends Latin pop, jazz, and classical, what the group calls “popzzical,” which is also the name of its debut album. Quattrosound, writes Worby, “share(s) our passion to rethink rules […]

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