Upcoming Concerts

September 11, 2015 at 8 PM

Miles Memorial Playhouse

1130 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403

Program:
Masterpiece Discovery: Reena Esmail's String Quartet

Eastern and Western classical music traditions meet in our season-opening Masterpiece Discovery concert featuring the "richly melodic" music of Indian-American L.A.-native composer Reena Esmail. The composer will speak with Brian Lauritzen about the elements of Hindustani classical music and using Western classical forms and a string quartet in this beautiful fusion of art forms.

Guest Artists:
Kevin Kumar and Maia Jasper, Co-Artistic Directors and Violins
Brian Lauritzen, Resident Host
Robert Brophy, viola
Peter Myers, cello

For tickets, please click here.


September 13, 2015 at 8 PM

Thayer Hall at the Colburn School

200 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Program:
Masterpiece Discovery: Reena Esmail's String Quartet

Eastern and Western classical music traditions meet in our season-opening Masterpiece Discovery concert featuring the "richly melodic" music of Indian-American L.A.-native composer Reena Esmail. The composer will speak with Brian Lauritzen about the elements of Hindustani classical music and using Western classical forms and a string quartet in this beautiful fusion of art forms.

Guest Artists:
Kevin Kumar and Maia Jasper, Co-Artistic Directors and Violins
Brian Lauritzen, Resident Host
Robert Brophy, viola
Peter Myers, cello

For tickets, please click here.


September 27, 2015 11am-2pm

Private Estate in Pasadena, CA



Program:
SPECIAL EVENT - READING PARTY BRUNCH AND FUNDRAISER

Join Salastina's co-artistic directors and regular guest artists, along with their esteemed colleagues, for an intimate and spontaneous gathering previous attendees have called, "the most enjoyable afternoon we can remember!"
This unique event puts you right in the middle of a behind-the-scenes chamber music reading party. The musicians will give spontaneous readings/performances of some of the greatest works of music and interact informally with the audience.
This "salon" is hosted by arts philanthropists in their beautiful estate in Pasadena and will include a light brunch and refreshments. Seating is limited.

For tickets, please click here.
Ticket sales will end September 26 at 6pm. No ticket purchases will be available at the door unless you have made previous arrangements directly with us
After your purchase, the address and directions will be emailed to you within a few days.


November 6, 2015 at 8 PM

Calvary Presbyterian Church

1050 Fremont Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91030

Program:
ARIANA GHEZ AND FRIENDS
Elliott Carter: Sonata for Flute, Oboe, Cello, and Harpsichord

Guest Artists:
Ariana Ghez, Principal Oboe




February 26, 2016 at 8 PM

Calvary Presbyterian Church

1050 Fremont Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91030

Program:
Chausson: Poeme for Solo Violin and Piano Quintet
Schumann: Fairy Tales for Viola and Piano, Op. 132

How can music tell stories? This concert explores musical whimsy, fantasy, and narrative. Schumann's Fairy Tales depict scenes from Rapunzel, Rumpelstiltskin, and Sleeping Beauty.

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




May 6, 2016 at 8 PM

Calvary Presbyterian Church

1050 Fremont Avenue, 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