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.
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.
Pianist Frederic Chiu performs a Tribute to Abbey Simon as he approaches 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 Colburn Youth Orchestra, Maxim Eshkanazy, director, performs Weber: Bassoon Concerto in F major, Opus 75 (Elena Mateo-Sáez, soloist), and Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5.
Pianist 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.
“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.
Yamaha Artist and Kovner Fellow Angie Zhang (piano) performs Debussy: L’Isle Joyeuse; Mozart: Sonata No. 2 in F major, K. 280; Granados: Los Requiebros from “Goyescas”; Beethoven: 32 Variations on an Original Theme, WoO 80; and Liszt: Rhapsodie Espagnole; plus works by Bernstein and Bolcom.
LA Symphonic Winds, Stephen Piazza, director, perform a suite from Weill’s Threepenny Opera, Prelude and Galop by Shostakovich, plus music by Paul Dukas, Michael Gandolfi, Robert W. Smith, and H. Owen Reed.