Local Chamber Music Concerts

Here are some upcoming chamber music concerts you might enjoy!

DILIJAN CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES HOLIDAY CONCERT
MAGNUS MÃ…RTENSSON piano/violin
MATTHEW ARDIZZONE guitar
MOVSES POGOSSIAN violin
PATRICK MULLIN narrator

Sunday, December 18, 2005 – 3:00PM
Zipper Concert Hall
Colburn School of Performing Arts
200 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles CA
[DownTownLA]
For directions, click:
http://www.zipperhall.org/map.html

Program
Alan Ridout: Ferdinand the Bull for violin and narrator
Magnus MÃ¥rtensson (from Sweden): Musical comedy show
Performances by Lark Conservatory students
Piazzolla: History of Tango for violin and guitar

Swedish conductor turned comedian MAGNUS MÃ…RTENSSON makes his LA debut
with the Dilijan Chamber Music Series’ holiday concert. The
light-hearted and audience-friendly program also presents Alan
Ridout’s delightful “Ferdinand the Bull,” in addition to featuring
several students of the Glendale-based Lark Musical Conservatory. The
program will conclude with Astor Piazzolla’s “History of Tango,”
performed by the DUO FORZA, consisting of guitarist MATTHEW ARDIZZONE
and violinist MOVSES POGOSSIAN. Read about DUO FORZA by clicking:
http://www.matthewardizzone.com/duoforza.htm

This is the third concert of a major new chamber music series in the
superb Zipper Concert Hall. Violinist and Dilijan Artistic Director
MOVSES POGOSSIAN is a prizewinner of the 1986 Tchaikovsky
International Competition and the youngest-ever first-prize winner of
the USSR National Violin Competition. Read about the artists for this
and upcoming concerts by clicking:
http://dilijan.larkmusicalsociety.com/artists.html

The Dilijan series’ six concerts of the 2005-06 season encompasses
both traditional pieces of the genre, along with fine examples of
Armenian classical chamber music. An important component of Dilijan is
its commitment to commission and premiere two to three compositions
each season.

Tickets: $35 and $20, are available by calling (818) 572-5438. For
more information, click:
http://dilijan.larkmusicalsociety.com/

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SUNDAYS LIVE Chamber Music Series – Free
Music from the Colburn Conservatory of Music
Violinist NURIT PACHT and Pianist GIDEON RUBIN

Sunday, December 18, 2005 – 6:00PM
Los Angeles County Museum of Art – Leo S. Bing Theater
5905 Wilshire Blvd. (just east of Fairfax)
Parking across the street at Wilshire & Spaulding
Los Angeles CA
[midWilshireLA][Free]
For directions, click:
http://sundayslive.org/directions.cfm

Program
Dvorák: Sonatina in G Major, Op.100
Friedrich Nietzsche: “Eine Sylvesternacht” for violin and piano
J.S. Bach: selections for solo violin
Manuel de Falla: song transcriptions

Young Israeli violinist NURIT PACHT was selected as one of the “Stars
of the Year 2000” by Le Monde de la Musique and since then her career
has blossomed with appearances in London’s Wigmore Hall, Vienna’s
Musikverein, Moscow’s Great Hall, Washington’s Kennedy Center,
Carnegie’s Weill Hall, The People’s Hall of China in Beijing and at
Ravinia’s Rising Stars Series. Her principal teachers were KENNETH
GOLDSMITH and ROBERT LIPSETT in California, CHAIM TAUB in Israel, and
GRIGORI ZHISLIN. She plays on a violin made by Nicola Amati in 1678.
Read about Nurit while listening to generous excerpts from four
performances by clicking:
http://www.nuritpacht.com/

GIDEON RUBIN attended the Mannes School of Music, graduated with a
Bachelor of Arts from Harvard, and then earned his Master of Music
from Boston University. He recently completed a doctorate in piano
performance at USC under renowned pianist NORMAN KRIEGER. As
orchestral soloist, Gideon has performed with the Boston Symphony
Orchestra in Boston’s Symphony Hall, the Boston Classical Orchestra,
the Mannes Orchestra, made a European tour with the New World Symphony
under the baton of Michael Tilson Thomas, and a tour of Israel with
the New England Conservatory Youth Orchestra. Read more about Gideon
by clicking:
http://www.gideon-rubin.com/

Free admission. Broadcast live on KMZT-FM 105.1 K-Mozart. For more
information, call (213) 473-8525 or click:
http://www.sundayslive.org

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Chamber Music Institute/Southern California presents – Free
CHAMBER MUSIC RECITAL

Friday, December 30, 2005 – 7:00PM
Roselle Hall
2418 E. Balfour Avenue
Fullerton CA
[OrangeCounty][Free]
For a Google map, click:
http://tinyurl.com/e3782

Program – Turina: Bullfighter’s Prayer
Haydn String Quartet in G, op. 76, No. 1, I. Allegro con spirito
Darrell Peries, Jonathan Sun, violin
Katie Murtough, viola
Tony Choi, cello

Mozart: String Quartet in G, K. 387
Sarah Wallin, Charlie Sharzer, violin
Katie Kroko, viola
Judy Kang, cello

Mozart: String Quartet in d, K. 421
Lynnie Sharzer, Tiffany Chen, violin
Andrew Petracca, viola
Lizzi Murtough, cello

The CHAMBER MUSIC INSTITUTE/SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA has prepared students
(ages 8-88) in the art of chamber music performance since 1993.
Students come from as far as San Diego and San Fernando Valley to
centrally located Cerritos to study during 3 days December 27-29,
culminating in this recital December 30. The chamber music coaches include
DR. CHARLES BAKER, KAY PECH and RICHARD ANSHUTZ.

Free admission – the public is welcome. For more information, click:
http://home.earthlink.net/~chambermusic/events.html

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