CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES BEGINS AT CALARTS.
VALENCIA - California Institute of the Arts' School of Music will present five evenings of chamber music this month and next featuring baroque, romantic and lyric compositions.
Internationally renowned musicians from the CalArts faculty and invited guests will perform in the series, with a reception following each concert featuring refreshments chosen to enhance the theme of the evening.
Mark Menzies, CalArts professor of violin, viola and chamber music, designed the fall concert series to introduce audiences to the classical side of CalArts.
``This little collection of concerts illustrates that although CalArts' School of Music is renowned for its avant-garde explorations, its instrumental faculty is also versed in traditional forms,'' Menzies said.
For the series, Menzies mixes favorites with little-known discoveries. The first evening features the music of Mozart, and later concerts highlight Robert Schumann's ``Fairy Tales,'' two of Johann Sebastian Bach's ``Brandenberg Concertos,'' compositions by Franz Schubert, Heitor Villa-Lobos and Serge Prokofiev and a rarely heard masterwork by the 17th-century English composer John Dowland.
The following is a schedule of CalArts' fall concert series.
Amadeus will open the series with the music of Mozart at 8 p.m. Wednesday. This concert will feature the maestro's arguably perfect balance of emotion and construction, including ``Divertimento for String Trio in E-flat'' and the ``Quintet for Piano and Winds in E-flat major.''
Featured performers include Jacqui Bobak (voice), Allan Vogel (oboe) and Marlow Fisher (viola). The reception will feature Austrian wine and treats.
From the French Salon will be presented at 2 p.m. Sept. 26. This feast of music from France will range from sensuous representations of Claude Debussy to the ironic wit of Albert Roussel.
The featured performer is Paul Fried (flute). The reception will feature French pastries and fruit tea.
Of Fairy Tales and Other Mysteries will be presented at 8 p.m. Sept. 29. This program will open with ``Fairy Tales'' by Robert Schumann and features Franz Schubert's ``Octet.''
The reception will feature wine and cheese.
The Romantic & Firecracker Parlor will be presented at 8 p.m. Oct. 13. This concert of virtuosic music for piano, violin, clarinet and voice includes music by Schubert, Mozart, Villa-Lobos and Prokofiev.
The featured artist will be Bunny Thornburgh (voice). The reception will feature tea and treats from Chado teahouse.
Ancient Feast at the Baroque Gate, and Then Tears will be presented at 8 p.m. Oct. 16. The series concludes with two Brandenberg Concertos and the rarely heard ``Lachrimae or Seven Tears'' by Dowland.
The featured artist will be new CalArts Provost Nancy Uscher (viola). The reception will feature champagne.
All concerts in the series will take place in the Roy O. Disney Concert Hall at CalArts, 24700 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Tickets are $15 for adults and $7 for students and seniors. Tickets for the complete series are $50 for adults and $20 for students and seniors.
For information or tickets, call the CalArts box office at (661) 253-7800.
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|Publication:||Daily News (Los Angeles, CA)|
|Date:||Sep 19, 2004|
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