Southwest Chamber Music‘s program on Saturday, March 7, and Monday, March 9, includes music by two Americans and a Czech composer who influenced music on the other side of the globe.
Wadada Leo Smith’s String Quartet No. 3, “Black Church,”
Charles Ives’ String Quartet No. 1, “From the Salvation Army”
Dvořák’s Quintet in A Major for Piano and Strings
Smith’s String Quartet No. 3, “Black Church,” is a lyrical blues-spiritual composition with references to West African drumming ensembles. Smith, a trumpeter, composer and Cal Arts educator, is well-known for his contributions to jazz and world music.
Quintessential American composer and New England native Ives was often inspired by hymns and patriotic songs. He wrote String Quartet No. 1, “From the Salvation Army,” in 1896.
The concert ends with Dvořák’s Quintet in A Major for Piano and Strings, which celebrates Czech nationalism.
Sat., March 7, 8 pm, (pre-concert talk with Artistic Director Jeff von der Schmidt at 7:30):
Armory Center for the Arts, 145 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena 91103.
Mon., March 9, 8 pm, (pre-concert talk with Artistic Director Jeff von der Schmidt at 7:30):
Zipper Concert Hall at the Colburn School, 200 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles 90012.
Tickets: $38 (General), $28 (Senior), $10 (Student w/ID)
For more information: (800) 726-7147, www.swmusic.org.
Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra presents a concert of Italian and French masters: Albinoni, Vivaldi, Leclair and Charpentier. Ilia Korol, concertmaster of Musica Antiqua Cologne, the Bach Ensemble and Spanish Baroque Orchestra, will be the guest conductor, and cellist Phoebe Carrai, director of the Harvard Baroque Chamber Orchestra, will appear as soloist.
The program has changed since the concert was announced and will include:
Albinoni: Concerto Grosso, Op. 10, No. 11
Vivaldi: Concerto in B Minor for Violoncello, Strings and Basso Continuo
Vivaldi: Concerto for Strings in G Major, RV 149
Vivaldi: Concerto for Strings in A Major, RV 158
Leclair: Concerto for Violin Op. 10, No. 6 in G Minor
Charpentier: Suite in D Minor, Concert pour les Violes
Sat., March 7, 8 pm: Zipper Concert Hall at the Colburn School, 200 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles.
Sun., March 8, 4 pm: Schoenberg Hall on the UCLA campus (near the Westholme entrance).
Tickets: $39 to $55, students $15
For more information: (310) 458-4504, www.MusicaAngelica.org.
Look for our review of this concert early next week!