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February 26, 2016 at 8 PM

Calvary Presbyterian Church

1050 Fremont Avenue, South Pasadena, CA 91030

Program:
Schumann: Fairy Tales for Viola and Piano, Op. 132
Ravel: Ma mère l'oye (Mother Goose Suite)
Ridout/arr. Jasper: Ferdinand the Bull
Chausson: Poème, Op.25 for Solo Violin and Piano Quintet

How can music tell stories? This concert explores musical whimsy, fantasy, and narrative.

Guest Artists:
Martin Chalifour, Violin
Robert Thies, Piano
Vicki Ray, Piano
Maia Jasper and Kevin Kumar, Co-Artistic Directors and Violins
Meredith Crawford, Principal Viola
Marek Szpakiewicz, cello
Benjamin Smolen, flute
Brian Lauritzen, Resident Host

For tickets, please click here.




May 6, 2016 at 8 PM

Calvary Presbyterian Church

1050 Fremont Avenue, South Pasadena, CA 91030

Program:
Masterpiece Discovery: Copland's Appalachian Spring

Copland found it funny that listeners would comment on how vividly he'd captured the spirit of Appalachia, for despite this piece's title, that was never his intent. Originally dubbed "Ballet for Martha," the piece was only titled "Appalachian Spring" at Martha Graham's suggestion shortly before the premiere. What, then, makes this piece so distinctly "American?" How did Copland come to his distinct and original musical language, now as iconic and inevitable-sounding as ever?

Guest Artists:
Maia Jasper and Kevin Kumar, Co-Artistic Directors and Violins
Meredith Crawford, Principal Viola
Brian Lauritzen, Resident Host

For tickets, please click here.