Le Salon de Musiques, a chamber music series that is rapidly gaining in popularity for it's combination of superb music, intimate venue and elegant refreshments opens it's fourth season on Sunday, October 6th, 2013, 4:30 p.m., and continues through June 1st, 2014.
All concerts take place at the 5th floor of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, downtown Los Angeles in the Music Center. For a reasonable ticket price and easy to find parking on a Sunday, you get to sit close to excellent musicians and afterwards to enjoy great conversations while being served French champagne and gourmet refreshments by Patina.
The opening concert on Oct. 6th is sponsored by the Consulate General of the Kingdom of Belgium in Los Angeles to celebrate the music of Belgian composer, Guillaume Lekeu (a composer featured in the concert) and in the presence of Belgian Ambassador, Rudi Veestraeten.
This year, the Salon has expanded from 8 Salons to 9 Salons including guest singers. Founded and directed by the respected French Pianist, Francois Chouchan, the series brings some of Los Angeles's best musicians in performances of chamber music carefully researched and selected by Mr. Chouchan, including USA premiers of 19th century masterworks by relatively unknown composers of that era.
Chouchan’s approach to chamber music brings back the musical traditions of the past, when wealthy patrons invited guests to hear the latest chamber and vocal music in their private salons. Presenting chamber music in this way helps connect the audience to the music in a direct and personal manner.
The Le Salon De Musiques' concert on Sunday, October 6, 2013 at 4:30 p.m., features a relatively unknown chamber music piece, Meditation for String Quartet, by the 19th century Belgian composer, Guillaume Lekeu who died when he was 24 years old from Typhus. This will be followed by Franz Schubert’s celebrated masterwork, Death and the Maiden String Quartet in D minor. As usual, the concert will also include opening remarks by the eloquent musicologist and accomplished classical guitarist, Julius Reder-Carlson.
The string quartet performing both works will be comprised of some of Los Angeles’s most accomplished musicians: Tereza Stanislav, Violin, Jessica Guideri,Violin, Rob Brophy,Viola, and Ben Hong, Cello.
In a recent press release, Le Salon De Musique’s resident musicologist, Julius Reder-Carlson explains how Lekeu and Schubert may be musically related. “Although they lived at opposite ends of the nineteenth century and in very different musical communities, it is difficult not to see Schubert and Lekeu as kindred spirits, musical geniuses….Indeed, Lekeu's Meditation, written when the Belgian composer was just 17, may very well have been inspired by the dramatic struggle with mortality embodied in Schubert's Death and the Maiden quartet, a work written as the Viennese composer came to terms with the onset of syphilis."
Ticket prices range from $39 (students) to $65 dollars and include champagne and gourmet refreshments from Patina. Season package deals are also available. To view the complete season of upcoming concerts, ticket prices and special package deals: www.lesalondemusiques.com
For ticket puchase call: (310) 498-0257. To purchase online: www.LeSalondeMusiques.com/Tickets.Asp
LOCATION: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion - 5th Floor
135 N. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012.