Past Concerts

December 6th, 2014 at 4 PM

Church of the Angels

1100 Avenue 64, Pasadena, CA 91105

Program:
Corelli: "Christmas Concerto" Opus 6 No. 8 in G minor
J.S. Bach: Selections from Cantatas
Golijov: Lúa Descolorida for soprano and string quartet
J.S. Bach: Concerto for Two Violins in D
minor, BWV 1043

Guest Artists:
Adrienne Pardee, soprano
Carrie Kennedy, violin
Ina Veli, violin
Meredith Crawford, viola
Ben Hildner, cello
Arthur Omura, harpsichord

For tickets, please click here.
$28 advance online purchase
$35 general admission at the door
$10 student with valid ID


November 2nd, 2014 at 4 PM

MENG HALL AT CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY - FULLERTON

800 N State College Blvd, Fullerton, CA 92831

Program:
Nielsen: At the Bier of a Young Artist
Prokofiev: Quintet in G minor, Opus 39
Purcell: Fantasia Upon One Note
Weber: Clarinet Quintet, Opus 34

Salastina returns to Cal State Fullerton's stunning Meng Hall in a concert featuring our friend Håkan Rosengren.

Guest Artists:
Sarah Koo, cello
Laura Pearson, viola
Stephanie Payne, bass
Håkan Rosengren, clarinet
Lara Wickes, oboe

Tickets for this concert are being sold directly through Cal State Fullerton. Please click here to purchase tickets.


October 5th, 2014 at 3 PM

Thayer Hall at the Colburn School

200 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Program:
CELEBRATING 5 YEARS WITH 5 YOUNG LOS ANGELES COMPOSERS

Adam Schoenberg: Luna y Mar for piano trio
Christopher Tin: Lacrymosa for string quartet
Philip White: since feeling is first for voice and piano quintet
Jeremy Cavaterra: Sonata for Violin and Viola
Andrew Norman: Gran Turismo for 8 violins

Our fifth season opens with the works of five young and accomplished local composers. Between them, they have won multiple Grammy awards, written music for film and TV, hold professorships at prestigious universities, and have numerous important commissions to their credit. Each composer will be interviewed on stage by our resident host, Brian Lauritzen, prior to the performance of his work.

Guest Artists:
Jacqueline Brand, violin
Rob Brophy, viola
Mei Chang, violin
Meredith Crawford, viola
Agnes Gottschewski, violin
Elissa Johnston, soprano
Alyssa Park, violin
Ben Powell, violin
Nadia Shpachenko-Gottesman, piano
Marek Szpakiewicz, cello
Yi-Huan Zhao, violin

For tickets, please click here.
$28 advance online purchase
$35 general admission at the door
$10 student with valid ID


May 24th and 25th, 2014 at 1 PM

St. Wilfrid of York Episcopal Church

18631 Chapel Lane, Huntington Beach, CA 92646

Program:
MASTERPIECE DISCOVERY
W.A. Mozart: The Complete String Quintets
DAY 1
Viola Quintet in B flat, K174
Viola Quintet in G Minor, K516
Viola Quintet in C, K515
*****
DAY 2
Viola Quintet in D, K593
Viola Quintet in C minor, K 406
Viola Quintet in E flat, K614

Join us for an intimate, in-depth portrait of Mozart through the lens of his complete works for string quintet. The complete cycle occurs over the span of two days.

Guest Artists:
Brian Lauritzen (Resident Host)
Robert Brophy (viola)
Victoria Miskolczy (viola)
Marek Szpakiewicz (cello)

$40 Advance Purchase for Complete Cycle (May 24-25) Ticket for Cycle
$28 Advance Purchase for Single Performance Single Ticket


May 22nd and 23rd, 2014 at 8 pm

Church of the Angels

1100 Avenue 64, Pasadena, CA 91105

Program:
MASTERPIECE DISCOVERY
W.A. Mozart: The Complete String Quintets
Day 1
Viola Quintet in B flat, K174
Viola Quintet in G Minor, K516
Viola Quintet in C, K515
*****
Day 2
Viola Quintet in D, K593
Viola Quintet in C minor, K 406
Viola Quintet in E flat, K614

Join us for an intimate, in-depth portrait of Mozart through the lens of his complete works for string quintet. The complete cycle occurs over the span of two days.

Guest Artists:
Brian Lauritzen (Resident Host)
Robert Brophy (viola)
Victoria Miskolczy (viola)
Marek Szpakiewicz (cello)

$40 Advance Purchase for Complete Cycle (May 22-23) Ticket for Cycle
$28 Advance Purchase for Single Performance Single Ticket


March 26th, 2014 at 8 pm – POSTPONED, new date tba

Maxwell House at the Western Justice Center

55 South Grand Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91105

Program:
Dvorak: String Quartet opus 96 in F Major ("American")

Join us for this Spring's "Audible Feast!" We are delighted to be working with private chef Daniel Edlund for this event.


February 21, 2014 at 8pm

Irvine Valley College Performing Arts Center 5500 Irvine Center Dr., Irvine, CA, 92618

Program:
Salastina Music Society with Junior Chamber Music

Salastina Music Society teams up with Junior Chamber Music for a joint performance, featuring a World Premiere by Jeremy Cavaterra. Talented participants in Junior Chamber Music's program will be mentored by the Co-Artistic Directors and the Composer-in-Residence for this special presentation.


January 19th, 2014 at 3PM

Church of the Angels

1100 Avenue 64, Pasadena, CA 91105

Program:
Masterpiece Discovery: Mendelssohn Octet for Strings

Join Co-Artistic Directors Kevin Kumar and Maia Jasper, their fantastic guest artists, and KUSC's Brian Lauritzen as they take you on an in-depth exploration through this towering masterpiece by the 16-year old genius, Felix Mendelssohn. Musical examples and anecdotes about Mendelssohn will be followed by a complete performance of the work.

Guest Artists:
Jacqueline Brand (violin)
Hana Kim (violin)
Meredith Crawford (viola)
Lauren Chipman (viola)
Marek Szpakiewicz (cello)
Sarah Koo (cello)

For tickets, please click here.


January 17, 2014 at 8PM

SALVATION ARMY CHURCH AT TUSTIN RANCH

10200 Pioneer Rd, Tustin, CA 92782

Program:
Masterpiece Discovery: Mendelssohn Octet for Strings

Join Co-Artistic Directors Kevin Kumar and Maia Jasper, their fantastic guest artists, and KUSC's Brian Lauritzen as they take you on an in-depth exploration through this towering masterpiece by the 16-year old genius, Felix Mendelssohn. Musical examples and anecdotes about Mendelssohn will be followed by a complete performance of the work.

Guest Artists:
Jacqueline Brand (violin)
Hana Kim (violin)
Meredith Crawford (viola)
Lauren Chipman (viola)
Marek Szpakiewicz (cello)
Sarah Koo (cello)

For tickets, please click here.


December 15th, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Good Shepherd Chapel at Concordia University

1530 Concordia, Irvine, CA 92612

Program:
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons

KUSC 91.5's Brian Lauritzen returns to illuminate how Vivaldi musically evokes the atmosphere, characteristics, and festivities belonging to each of the four seasons represented in this iconic masterpiece.
Soloists:
Kevin Kumar (violin) - Spring and Winter
Maia Jasper (violin) - Autumn and Summer

Guest Artists:
Jean Kim (violin)
Jerome Gordon (viola)
Marek Szpakiewicz (cello)
Timothy Eckert (double bass)
Jason Yoshida (Baroque Guitar)
Brian Lauritzen (speaker)

For tickets, please click here.


December 7th, 2013 at 4:00 PM

First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica

1220 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Program:
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons

KUSC 91.5's Brian Lauritzen returns to illuminate how Vivaldi musically evokes the atmosphere, characteristics, and festivities belonging to each of the four seasons represented in this iconic masterpiece.
Soloists:
Kevin Kumar (violin) - Spring and Winter
Maia Jasper (violin) - Autumn and Summer

Guest Artists:
Jean Kim (violin)
Jerome Gordon (viola)
Marek Szpakiewicz (cello)
Timothy Eckert (double bass)
Jason Yoshida (Baroque Guitar)
Brian Lauritzen (speaker)

For tickets, please click here.


December 6th, 2013 at 8 pm

Church of the Angels

1100 Avenue 64, Pasadena, CA 91105

Program:
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons

KUSC 91.5's Brian Lauritzen returns to illuminate how Vivaldi musically evokes the atmosphere, characteristics, and festivities belonging to each of the four seasons represented in this iconic masterpiece.
Soloists:
Kevin Kumar (violin) - Spring and Winter
Maia Jasper (violin) - Autumn and Summer

Guest Artists:
Jean Kim (violin)
Jerome Gordon (viola)
Marek Szpakiewicz (cello)
Timothy Eckert (double bass)
Maksim Velichkin (Harpsichord)
Brian Lauritzen (speaker)

For tickets, please click here.


October 13th, 2013

Meng Hall at California State University - Fullerton

800 N State College Blvd, Fullerton, CA 92831

Program:
Prokofiev: Sonata for Two Violins
Schubert: Quartettsatz
Glazunov: Oriental Reverie
Mozart: Clarinet Quintet

Guest Artists:
Håkan Rosengren (clarinet)
Meredith Crawford (viola)
Marek Szpakiewicz (cello)

Tickets to this performance are being sold through Cal State Fullerton. To purchase tickets to this performance, please click here.


September 15th, 2013 at 6 pm

Bing Theater at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Program:
Prokofiev: Sonata for Two Violins
Brydern: Autobahn
Cavaterra: Andante
Gardel: Tango Por Una Cabeza
O'Connor: Appalachia Waltz
Handel-Halvorsen: Passacaglia

Co-Artistic Directors Kevin Kumar and Maia Jasper perform a duo recital on LACMA's Sundays Live series.

Admission to this concert is free.


September 7th, 2013 at 8 PM

Thayer Hall at the Colburn School

200 South Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Program:
MASTERPIECE DISCOVERY Brahms: Hungarian Dances Wagner: Siegfried Idyll

Salastina kicks off its fourth season with the rarely-heard original chamber version of Wagner's "Siegfried Idyll." This Masterpiece Discovery explores the beauty of the piece itself in addition to inviting a discussion of the ethical and aesthetic controversy surrounding its composer, Richard Wagner -- an artistic debate that's as relevant now as ever in this 200th anniversary of his birth year. Mix and mingle with the musicians at a post-concert reception, where a silent auction in support of our 2013-2014 season will be held.

Guest Artists:
Brian Lauritzen (guest speaker)
Benjamin Smolen (flute)
Gabrielle Castriotta (oboe)
Håkan Rosengren (clarinet)
Chris Stoutenborough (clarinet)
Paul Curtis (basson)
Dylan Hart (french horn)
Annie Bosler (french horn)
Robert Brophy (viola)
Sarah Koo (cello)
Geoff Osika (double bass)


June 9th, 2013 at 3 PM

Thayer Hall at the Colburn School

200 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Program:
ILLUMINATING BRITTEN'S CENTENARY
Shostakovich: Two Pieces for String Octet
Copland: Two Pieces for String Quartet
Bridge: Cherry Ripe
Britten: Les Illuminations

Join us after the concert for a reception on the South Plaza celebrating the conclusion of our third season!

Guest Artists:
Adrienne Pardee (soprano)
Danielle Belen (violin)
Marisa Sorajja (violin)
Robert Brophy (viola)
Meredith Crawford (viola)
Marek Szpakiewicz (cello)
Rebecca Merblum (cello)
Geoff Osika (double bass)
Stephanie Payne (double bass)

For tickets, please click here.





March 9th, 2013 at 8:00 PM

Thayer Hall at the Colburn School

200 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Program:
Mozart: Clarinet Quintet
Purcell: Dido's Lament
Debussy: Danse sacrée et danse profane
Handel-Halvorsen: Passacaglia
Piazzolla: Oblivion
Vaughan Williams: Along the Field (selections)
Cavaterra: World Premiere

Guest Artists:
Meredith Crawford (viola)
Linor Katz (cello)
Thomas Harte (double bass)
Moran Katz (clarinet)
Alison Bjorkedal (harp)
Adrienne Pardee (soprano)

For tickets, please click here.


February 22nd, 2013 at 8:00 PM

The Wine Vault

929 South Brand Boulevard, Glendale, CA 91204
The Wine Vault is located at the intersection of Acacia and Brand. The entrance itself is on Acacia. Parking is available in the back of the building.

Program:
Mozart: "Dissonance" Quartet, K. 465 - I. Adagio - Allegro
Arvo Pärt: Fratres
Smetana: From My Life - III. Largo Sostenuto
Brahms: String Quartet in A minor - IV. Allegro non assai

Salastina partners with local "celebrity chef" Gary Menes (The French Laundry, Patina, Le Comptoir) for an evening of innovative, seasonal California cuisine inspired by equally fresh musical gems. Enjoy five courses and wine pairings served between each piece.

Guest Artists:
Meredith Crawford (viola)
Jacob Braun (cello)

For tickets, please click here.




November 18, 2012 at 8:00 PM

Thayer Hall at the Colburn School

200 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Program:
DEBUSSY AND HIS WORLD
Satie: Gymnopédie No. 1
Stravinsky: Petit Concert from L’histoire du Soldat
Debussy/Schoenberg: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Ravel: Sonata for Violin and Cello
Fauré: La Bonne Chanson

Salastina honors the 150th birth year of Claude Debussy with a program featuring an unusual arrangement of one of his most beloved orchestral works alongside music written by his friends (Satie & Stravinsky), his rival (Ravel), and his musical opposite (Faure).

Guest Artists:
Elissa Johnston (soprano)
Ariana Ghez (oboe)
Benjamin Smolen (flute)
Chris Stoutenborough (clarinet)
Meredith Crawford (viola)
Yves Dharamraj (cello)
Geoff Osika (double bass)
Scott Dunn (piano)

For tickets, please click here.


November 17, 2012 at 3:00 PM

Chapel of Mount Saint Mary's College

12001 Chalon Road, Brentwood, CA 90049
On-campus parking is free for our audience.
Click here for detailed directions and here for a campus map.

Program:
DEBUSSY AND HIS WORLD
Satie: Gymnopédie No. 1
Stravinsky: Petit Concert from L’histoire du Soldat
Debussy/Schoenberg: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Ravel: Sonata for Violin and Cello
Fauré: La Bonne Chanson

Salastina honors the 150th birth year of Claude Debussy with a program featuring an unusual arrangement of one of his most beloved orchestral works alongside music written by his friends (Satie & Stravinsky), his rival (Ravel), and his musical opposite (Faure).

Guest Artists:
Elissa Johnston (soprano)
Ariana Ghez (oboe)
Benjamin Smolen (flute)
Chris Stoutenborough (clarinet)
Meredith Crawford (viola)
Yves Dharamraj (cello)
Geoff Osika (double bass)
Scott Dunn (piano)

For tickets, please click here.



September 15, 2012 at 8:00 PM

Thayer Hall at the Colburn School

200 South Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Program:
MASTERPIECE DISCOVERY
Shostakovich: Piano Quintet
Shostakovich: 5 Pieces for Two Violins and Piano

Join us for our season opening concert. Afterward, we invite you to mingle with the artists at a special wine reception and membership kick-off event.

Guest Artists:
Norman Krieger (piano)
Helen Callus (viola)
Antonio Lysy (cello)

For tickets, please click here.


August 12, 2012 at 5:30 PM

Downtown Los Angeles
(exact location will be shared exclusively with ticket buyers 48 hours prior to the event)



Program:
Ernst/Irish Traditional: The Last Rose of Summer for Two Violins
Piazzolla: Verano Porteño from The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires
Gershwin: Summertime from Porgy and Bess
Vivaldi: Summer from The Four Seasons

Celebrate the end of long days and warm nights with sultry sounds, Sara's musically-inspired seasonal fare, and wine pairings (courtesy of Buzz Wine Beer Shop) at this month's Audible Feast.

Guest Artists:
Agnes Gottschewski (violin)
Lauren Chipman (viola)
Yves Dharamraj (cello)
Stephanie Payne (bass)
Daniel Zuluaga (theorbo)

For tickets, please click here.



June 14, 2012 at 8:00 PM

Zipper Hall at the Colburn School

200 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Program:
Vaughan Williams: Merciless Beauty
Brydern: Autobahn (U.S. Premiere)
Cazzati: Ciaccona
Brahms: Piano Quintet - First Movement
Barber: String Quartet - Adagio
Grever: Jurame

Guest Artists:
Joanne Pearce Martin (piano)
Meredith Crawford (viola)
Xiao-Dan Zheng (cello)
Jason Yoshida (theorbo)

$18 advance tickets / $25 at the door. To purchase discounted advance tickets, please click here.


May 20th, 2012 at 5:30 PM

Pacific Electric Building Penthouse

610 South Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90014

Program:
Ravel: String Quartet in F Major
Dinner and wine pairings prepared by Foodloveswine:
1st movement / Field greens, stone fruit, pistachio, goat cheese, fennel pollen
2nd movement / Pissaladiere Espagnol, onions, anchovy, artichoke, asparagus
3rd movement / Herb-roasted chicken, soft polenta, roast market vegetables
4th movement / Ginger beer float, homemade cucumber-mint ice cream

Guest Artists:
Meredith Crawford (viola)
Tao Ni (cello)

$130 per person. For tickets, please click here.


February 9th, 2012

Chapel of Mount Saint Mary's College

12001 Chalon Road, Brentwood, CA 90049

Program:
Schubert: Cello Quintet in C Major

Mingle with the Artists at the Reception on the grounds directly after the performance.


November 10th, 2011

Main Salon at Casa Romantica

415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente, CA 92672

Program:
Joaquin Turina: La Oracion del Torero (The Bullfigher's Prayer)
Orlando Gibbons: Fantasias
Alexander Borodin: Trio in G minor (based on Russian folk tune "What Have I Done to Hurt You?")
Matos Rodriguez: La Cumparsita (Tango)
Benjamin Godard: Forsaken
World Premiere of Jeremy Cavaterra's Andante
Johaness Brahms: Scherzo from Piano Quintet in F minor


November 13th, 2011

Hannon Theater at Mount Saint Mary's College



Program:
Joaquin Turina: La Oracion del Torero (The Bullfigher's Prayer)
Orlando Gibbons: Fantasias
Alexander Borodin: Trio in G minor (based on Russian folk tune "What Have I Done to Hurt You?")
Matos Rodriguez: La Cumparsita (Tango)
Benjamin Godard: Forsaken
World Premiere of Jeremy Cavaterra's Andante
Johaness Brahms: Scherzo from Piano Quintet in F minor


September 25th, 2011

The Edye Second Space at the Broad Stage



Program:
Dvořák: "American" String Quartet
Dvořák: Cypresses, Nos. I and XI

Salastina Music Society and the Consulate General of the Czech Republic present a special concert honoring the 170th birth year of Antonín Dvořák.


September 4, 2011

Bing Theater at Los Angeles County Museum of Art



Program:
William Walton: Selections from Richard III and Henry V
Antonio Vivaldi: La Folia
Sergei Taneyev: Trio in D major
Jacob Gade: Tzigane Tango "Jalousie"
Samuel Barber: Dover Beach
Jeremy Cavaterra: Settings of Christina Rosetti poems (world premiere)


September 3, 2011

Kingman Chapel at United Church of Christ



Program:
William Walton: Selections from Richard III and Henry V
Antonio Vivaldi: La Folia
Sergei Taneyev: Trio in D major
Jacob Gade: Tzigane Tango "Jalousie"
Samuel Barber: Dover Beach
Jeremy Cavaterra: Settings of Christina Rosetti poems (world premiere)


June 18, 2011

Thayer Hall at the Colburn School



Program:
Antonin Dvořák: Miniatures
Béla Bartók: Romanian Dances (world premiere arrangement)
Maurice Ravel: Introduction and Allegro (featuring Julie Ann Smith, harp)
Mark O’Connor: Appalachia Waltz
Jeremy Cavaterra: Movement for String Quartet and Percussion (world premiere)
Arturo Márquez: Danzon No. 2 (world premiere arrangement)


June 17, 2011

Balch Auditorium at Scripps College



Program:
Antonin Dvořák: Miniatures
Béla Bartók: Romanian Dances (world premiere arrangement)
Maurice Ravel: Introduction and Allegro (featuring Julie Ann Smith, harp)
Mark O’Connor: Appalachia Waltz
Jeremy Cavaterra: Movement for String Quartet and Percussion (world premiere)
Arturo Márquez: Danzon No. 2 (world premiere arrangement)


January 8, 2011

Thayer Hall at the Colburn School



Program:
Béla Bartók: Selection of Duos for Two Violins
Jeremy Cavaterra: March and Divertimento for Violin and Piano
Ástor Piazzolla: Libertango
Samuel Barber: Dover Beach
Antonin Dvořák: Piano Quintet Op. 81: Allegro, ma non tanto
Surprise Operatic Aria Selection


June 18, 2010

First Presbyterian Church in Santa Monica



Program:
Ernest Chausson: Chanson Perpetuelle, Op. 37 featuring: Elizabeth Futral
Johannes Brahms: String Quintet No. 2 in G major, Op. 111
Intermission – light refreshments will be served
Ástor Piazzolla: Primavera Porteña ("Spring" from The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires)
Jeremy Cavaterra: Three Neruda Arias – world premiere featuring: Elizabeth Futral
Aria Giuseppe Verdi: Sempre Libera (from La Traviata) featuring: Elizabeth Futral


June 17, 2010

Zipper Concert Hall at the Colburn School



Program:
Ernest Chausson: Chanson Perpetuelle, Op. 37 featuring: Elizabeth Futral
Johannes Brahms: String Quintet No. 2 in G major, Op. 111
Intermission
Ástor Piazzolla: Primavera Porteña ("Spring" from The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires)
Jeremy Cavaterra: Three Neruda Arias – world premiere featuring: Elizabeth Futral
Alan Ridout: Ferdinand the Bull featuring: Seth Rogen as narrator