Following the success of Music Box 2022, Chamber Music LA members team up again to present a joyous afternoon celebrating the quintessential chamber ensemble: the string quartet.
The core of chamber music is the string quartet—a medium and format in which the history of music—going back to the era of Mozart—is expressed. Mendelsohn and Schubert bring lyricism and soul, while the Late Romantic Schoenberg barely foretells the immense legacy of this and the last century. Will a mystery quartet drink from these fresh waters? You have to be there to find out.
String quartets from four of the Chamber Music LA member organizations perform in this rare showcase of Los Angeles quartet string playing of the highest caliber.
This program is generously sponsored in part by Jennifer Diener and Carol Henry.
MOZART String Quartet No. 17 (“The Hunt”)
I: Allegro vivace assai
IV: Allegro assai
Quartet Integra, Colburn Chamber Ensemble-in-Residence
Kyoka Misawa, Violin
Rintaro Kikuno, Violin
Itsuki Yamamoto, Viola
Anri Tsukiji, Cello
Salastina brings their audience-favorite “Sounds Mysterious” format to Music Box. Host Brian Lauritzen selects a piece of music that is unfamiliar to the quartet. Following the performance, the musicians and the audience try to guess the composer. The delight of surprise and interactive “whodunnit” guessing game make for an engaging spin on the live concert experience.
Maia Jasper White, Violin and Co-Artistic Director
Kevin Kumar, Violin and Co-Artistic Director
Meredith Crawford, Viola
Yoshika Masuda, Cello
Brian Lauritzen, Host
LOS ANGELES CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
MENDELSSOHN String Quartet No. 5 in E flat Major, Op.44 No. 3
II: Scherzo: Assai leggiero e vivace
III: Adagio non troppo
Josefina Vergara, Violin
Carrie Kennedy, Violin
Jonathan Moerschel, Viola
Trevor Handy, Cello
SCHOENBERG Presto in C Major
Lyris Quartet, Jacaranda Resident Ensemble
Alyssa Park, Violin
Shalini Vijayan, Violin
Luke Maurer, Viola
Timothy Loo, Cello