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East West Tango

January 7, 2024

Featuring Dr. Alejandro Drago, Violinist and Composer with special guest performer Celia Liu, Pipa Soloist

Program:

Mozart: Symphony No. 21 in A Major

Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in D minor

Drago: Qixi Rhapsody for Violin, Pipa and Orchestra (World Premiere)

Piazzolla: Adios Nonino (performed by Estrellas Trio)

Piazzolla: Decarisimo

Piazzolla: Oblivion

Piazzolla: Escualo

Sunday, January 7, 2024 at 3PM

San Gabriel Mission Playhouse

Admission FREE

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Auditions are open for 2023-2024 Season

August 1, 2023

Any students age 12 and up playing any orchestral instruments are welcome to apply. Level 7 of MTAC Certificate of Merit is highly recommended.

Access application form here

American Harp Society - Celebrating California Composers

June 3, 2023

Saturday, June 3, 2023 at 7:30PM

Zipper Hall, Colburn School

200 S Grand Ave

Los Angeles, CA 90012

 

A kaleidoscope of works for harp and friends by California composers, presented by harpists Ellie Choate, Linda-Rose Hembreiker, Elizabeth Huston, Catherine Litaker, Alfredo Rolando Ortiz, and Amelia Romano.  The evening culminates with the Olympia Youth Orchestra and conductor Fung Ho, accompanying Alison Bjorkedal in a new harp concerto by Masatoshi Mitsumoto.

 

Tickets available here

Program available here 

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Mitsumoto and Newman

May 28, 2023

World Premiere Performance of "Concerto Classico for Harp and Chamber Orchestra" by Masatoshi Mitsumoto, featuring Dr. Alison Bjorkedal on the harp

Other works include:

Maria Newman: Trinitas for Three Violins and String Orchestra

Sibelius: Suite Mignonne

Shostakovich: Cello Sonata

Sunday, May 28, 2023 at 3PM

San Gabriel Mission Playhouse

Admission FREE

Ray Chen Violin Masterclass

February 1, 2023

Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at 4-6PM

Zipper Hall, Colburn School

200 S Grand Ave

Los Angeles, CA 90012

 

Margaret Chen, Pianist

 

Emily Wang, age 8, Kreisler Sicilienne & Rigaudon

 

Nicole Lin, age 13, Wieniawski Concerto No.2, 3rd mvnt

 

Chloe Joowon Yoon, age 14, Mendelssohn Concerto, 3rd mvnt

 

Sophie Bell, age 16, Dvorak Concerto, 1st mvnt

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From Bach to Bartok

January 8, 2023

Featuring ASTA-LA Competition Grand Prize Winner, Ethan Yang, playing Mozart Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major

Other works include:

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5

Bartok: Romanian Folk Dances

Dohnanyi: Serenade

Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor

Vivaldi: Concerto for Two Violins in A minor

Sunday, January 8, 2023 at 3PM

San Gabriel Mission Playhouse

Admission FREE

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