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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


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 


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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