Le Salon de Musiques, an exciting chamber music series in downtown Los Angeles now in their 4th season at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, will perform again this weekend, Dec. 8th, 2013, Sunday, at 4pm. Great chamber music carefully selected by Director and Founder, Francois Chouchan comes alive within a very intimate setting, providing listeners and musicians a classic way to experience music and a lovely atmosphere that invites true musical participation.
Francois Chouchan has again selected a unique program. Featured will be the music of the Russian composer, Reinhold GLIERE with one of his wonderful String Quartets and the Grieg String Quartet in G minor. These rarely heard works will be performed by outstanding international musicians: Serena MCKINNEY violin, Erik ARVINDER Violin, Rob BROPHY, Viola and Eric BYERS Cello.
Chouchan, a fantastically gifted concert pianist and accompanist, is also an eclectic music researcher and champion of forgotten or neglected composers. In a recent press release he states that: "R.Gliere was even more popular than Tchaikovsky for a long period, and was also the teacher of famous Russian Composers as Prokofiev...Khachaturian, and even Vernon Duke. Glierre also composed impressive Operas, Symphonies and Ballets.”
As at each concert, fascinating background notes about the music and the composers will open the concert, presented by Le Salon de Musiques' resident musicologist, Julius Reder Carlson. The afternoon of superbly performed music followed by a conversation with the artists, along with French champagne and gourmet pastries by Patina is very reasonably priced. Tickets are $65 per person, or $39 for students.
Le Salon De Musiques - Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013 at 4p.m. Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 5th Floor.
Performers: SERENA MCKINNEY Violin, Erik ARVINDER Violin, Rob BROPHY Viola, Eric BYERS Cello.
Program: GLIERE: STRING QUARTET N.2 IN G MINOR OP 20
GRIEG: STRING QUARTET IN G MINOR OP 27
For more information: http://www.lesalondemusiques.com/concert-los-angeles-gliere.asp
Note: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. 135 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012. To go the 5th floor - you can take the street level Grand and 1st Ave - Dorothy Chandler elevators that are next to Kendall's Bar Brassiere.