Emerging musicians from the Colburn School’s Ed and Mari Edelman Chamber Music Institute perform selections by Prokofiev, Borodin, Beach, Taffanel, Kompanek, Bernstein, Ravel, Schoenfield, and Fauré.
An ensemble of past and present performers, alumni, and emerging musicians, with soloists Althea Waites (piano), Phillip Levy (violin), and Douglas Masek (saxophone). The program will include: Bloch: “Fugue,” from Concerto Grosso with piano obbligato (Ms. Waites, solo); Mozart: Adagio, from K. 287, and Rondo, K. 373 for violin and orchestra (Mr. Levy, solo), and Neal Stulberg leads the ensemble in a surprise symphony by Haydn (but NOT Symphony No. 94).
Sophiko Simsive, Music Academy of the West Solo Piano Competition winner, performs Bach: Italian Concerto in F major, BWV 971, Schubert: Impromptu in B-flat major, D. 935, Elizabeth Ogonek: Orpheus Suite/Four Pieces for Solo Piano (LA Premiere), and Ravel: La Valse.
The Colburn Youth Orchestra, Maxim Eshkenazy, director, performs Weber: Bassoon Concerto in F major, Opus 75 (Elena Mateo-Sáez, soloist), and Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5.
Yamaha Artist Frederic Chiu performs a tribute to Abbey Simon as the legendary pianist approaches the age of 100. Program includes Prokofiev: Sonata No. 7, Opus 83, Ravel: Une barque sur l’océan from Miroirs, Chopin: Rondo in C major, Bach: Prelude and Fugue No. 17 in A-flat major, BWV 886, and Prokofiev: Toccata.
The USC Thornton School Christine Marie Ofiesh Honors Quartet (Roberta Yee and Maggie Zeng, violins; Kevin Hsu, viola; Stella Cho, cello) performs Haydn: Quartet in E-flat major, Opus 33, No. 2, “The Joke,” Dvorák: Quartet No. 14 in A-flat major, Opus 105, and Gabriella Smith: Carrot Revolution.
The Los Angeles Baroque Players – Asuncion Ojeda (flute), Lot Demeyer (oboe), Adriana Zoppo (violin), Malachai Bandy (gamba), and Jeffrey Lavner (harpsichord) – perform Vivaldi: Trio Sonata in G minor, RV 81; Bach: Trio Sonata No. 1 in G major, BWV 525, Sonata in G major for Viola da Gamba, BWV 1027, and Trio Sonata in G major, BWV 1038; and Telemann: Quartet in G major from Tafelmusik I, TWV 43:G2.
“Musical Encounters – YMF Hear & Now.” Members of the Young Musicians Foundation (Alexander Hobbs and Caroline Campos, violins; Lydia Plaut, viola; Claire Park, cello; Lauren Wasynczuk, saxophone; Melissa Maldonado, harp) perform works by Hildegard von Bingen, Antonín Dvořák, Bach/Gounod, Reena Esmail, and Chen Yi.
The Colburn Chamber Orchestra, Maxim Eshkenazy, conductor, performs Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, BWV 1048, Mahler: Adagietto from Symphony No. 5, and Strauss: Metamorphosen.
Alexander Treger directs the Crossroads EMMI Chamber Orchestra, performing Nokuthula Ngwenyama: Sonoran Storm for Viola and Orchestra (Nokuthula Ngwenyama, soloist), Tchaikovsky: Rococo Variations (Claire Park, cello soloist), and Piazzolla: Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas – Spring and Winter (Amy Sze, violin soloist).
Gavin Martin (piano), Susan Greenberg (flute), Jonathan Davis (oboe), Michele Zukovsky (clarinet), Judith Farmer (bassoon), and Laura Brenes (horn) perform Mendelssohn: Kontzertstück No. 1 for Clarinet, Bassoon, and Piano, Opus 113, Debussy: Petite Suite for Wind Quintet, Saint-Saëns: Caprice on Danish and Russian Airs for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, and Piano, Opus 79, and Poulenc: Sextet for Piano and Winds.
The Colburn Youth Orchestra, directed by Maxim Eshkenazy, performs Mahler: Symphony No. 2, opening Allegro maestoso; Ravel: Ma mère l’Oye (Mother Goose Suite); and Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Espagnol.
Members of Decoda Artists – Catherine Gregory, flute; Yonah Zur, violin; Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir, cello; and David Kaplan, piano – perform C.P.E. Bach: Trio Sonata in B-flat major, H. 578; Reza Vali: Folk Song Set No. 9; Schumann: Intermezzo (from the “F.A.E” Sonata); and Crumb: Vox Balaenae.
YMF Musical Encounters Chamber Music Series, featuring Splntrd Wood Cello Trio – YMF Alumni Pierre Derycz, Ian Gottlieb, and Matthew Park, with guest artist Daniel Lim – and Samba de Duas & Guests featuring musicians from YMF’s Teaching Artist Program – Caroline Campos, violin; Aline Sardão, guitar; Theo Popov, theremin; Clarice Cast, percussion; and Marta Olson, voice.
The American Youth Symphony’s AYS Principals String Quartet—Gallia Kastner, violin, Evan Johanson, violin, Johanna Nowik, viola, Dong Nyouk Sunrise Kim, cello—performs Beethoven: String Quartet, Op. 18, No. 3; Ravel: String Quartet in F Major.