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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 […]

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 […]

Discover Mozart’s Requiem

Discover Mozart’s Requiem

Anonymous messengers and laying false claims—the story of Mozart’s Requiem is the stuff of intrigue, though much of it appears to be misconception thanks to Hollywood. In reality, Mozart was not poisoned and driven mad by the Italian composer, conductor, and teacher Antonio Salieri, as was so brilliantly conceived in the film Amadeus. Rather Mozart […]

Mozart: Turkish Violin Concerto

Mozart: Turkish Violin Concerto

You first boss was tough. You gave your best, but he just didn’t understand your creative genius. So starts the description of Saturday’s performance by the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra at the Ambassador Auditorium in Pasadena. Since we like a sense of humor, we shall let them continue: Believe it or not, Mozart toiled in […]

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