Sounds Re-Imagined: Jeffrey Kahane plays Mozart (Pasadena)
Sep
21
8:00 PM20:00

Sounds Re-Imagined: Jeffrey Kahane plays Mozart (Pasadena)

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Take it from Mozart: everything’s better chamber-style.

Celebrated pianist and conductor Jeffrey Kahane joins Salastina for Mozart’s chamber arrangement of his Piano Concerto, K. 415.

Program:
Mozart (arr. Czerny): Overture to the Marriage of Figaro K. 492, arranged for Piano Six Hands
Mozart (arr. Schulz): Sonata K. 379 for Piano and Violin in G major, arranged for Two Violins
Mozart (arr. Mozart): Piano Concerto K. 415, arranged for Piano Solo and String Quintet

Performers:
Jeffrey Kahane, piano
HyeJin Kim, resident piano
Kaitlin Webster-Zuber, piano (Sounds Promising Young Artist)
Emily Webster-Zuber, piano (Sounds Promising Young Artist)
Kevin Kumar and Maia Jasper White, violins and co-directors
Meredith Crawford, resident viola
Yoshika Masuda, resident cello
Michael Valerio, guest bass

Please note that tickets are $40 at the door. Student tickets are $10 at the door with valid ID.

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Sounds Re-Imagined: Jeffrey Kahane plays Mozart (Westside)
Sep
22
3:00 PM15:00

Sounds Re-Imagined: Jeffrey Kahane plays Mozart (Westside)

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Take it from Mozart: everything’s better chamber-style.

Celebrated pianist and conductor Jeffrey Kahane joins Salastina for Mozart’s chamber arrangement of his Piano Concerto, K. 415.

Program:
Mozart (arr. Czerny): Overture to the Marriage of Figaro K. 492, arranged for Piano Six Hands
Mozart (arr. Schulz): Sonata K. 379 for Piano and Violin in G major, arranged for Two Violins
Mozart (arr. Mozart): Piano Concerto K. 415, arranged for Piano Solo and String Quintet

Performers:
Jeffrey Kahane, piano
HyeJin Kim, resident piano
Kaitlin Webster-Zuber, piano (Sounds Promising Young Artist)
Emily Webster-Zuber, piano (Sounds Promising Young Artist)
Kevin Kumar and Maia Jasper White, violins and co-directors
Meredith Crawford, resident viola
Yoshika Masuda, resident cello
Michael Valerio, guest bass

Please note that tickets are $40 at the door. Student tickets are $10 at the door with valid ID.

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Sounds Delicious: Harry Potter
Oct
30
7:00 PM19:00

Sounds Delicious: Harry Potter

The night before Halloween, the magic of music, imaginative food, and the Harry Potter Universe come together. Geek out on all things Harry Potter over an intimate 5-course meal inspired by selections from John Williams’ scores.

Come in costume, if you like — Harry Potter or otherwise!

Tickets are $195 per person. Attendance is limited to 40 guests. There are no door sales for this event.

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Sounds Unknown: The Black Violin (Pasadena)
Nov
23
8:00 PM20:00

Sounds Unknown: The Black Violin (Pasadena)

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From music by the mythic figure of Chevalier de St. Georges to the premiere of Derrick Spiva’s “As I Heard When I Was Young,” this concert tells the stories of just a few black composers’ and performers’ contributions to classical music. It shows how we -- and even Beethoven -- have erased them from history.

Program:
Chevalier de Saint-Georges: String Quartet in G minor, Op. 1 No. 3
Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 9 in a minor, Op. 47 (“Kreutzer”)
George Bridgetower: Henry, a Ballad
Wynton Marsalis: String Quartet No. 1, “At the Octoroon Balls”
Florence Price: String Quartet in A minor
Derrick Spiva, Jr.: “As I Heard When I Was Young”

Artists:
Maia Jasper White and Kevin Kumar, violins
Meredith Crawford, viola
Yoshika Masuda, cello
HyeJin Kim, piano
Geoff Osika, bass
Brian Lauritzen, host

Please note that tickets are $40 at the door. Student tickets are $10 at the door with valid ID.

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Sounds Unknown: The Black Violin (Westside)
Nov
24
3:00 PM15:00

Sounds Unknown: The Black Violin (Westside)

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From music by the mythic figure of Chevalier de St. Georges to the premiere of Derrick Spiva’s “As I Heard When I Was Young,” this concert tells the stories of just a few black composers’ and performers’ contributions to classical music. It shows how we -- and even Beethoven -- have erased them from history.

Program:
Chevalier de Saint-Georges: String Quartet in G minor, Op. 1 No. 3
Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 9 in a minor, Op. 47 (“Kreutzer”)
George Bridgetower: Henry, a Ballad
Wynton Marsalis: String Quartet No. 1, “At the Octoroon Balls”
Florence Price: String Quartet in A minor
Derrick Spiva, Jr.: “As I Heard When I Was Young”

Artists:
Maia Jasper White and Kevin Kumar, violins
Meredith Crawford, viola
Yoshika Masuda, cello
HyeJin Kim, piano
Geoff Osika, bass
Brian Lauritzen, host

Please note that tickets are $40 at the door. Student tickets are $10 at the door with valid ID.

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Sounds Festive: The Four Seasons x 2 (Pasadena)
Dec
14
8:00 PM20:00

Sounds Festive: The Four Seasons x 2 (Pasadena)

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Pairing Vivaldi’s iconic Four Seasons with hommages from four of our favorite local composers -- Jeremy Cavaterra, Derrick Spiva, Sakari Dixon Vanderveer, and Philip White -- to create the Four Seasons of LA.

Please note that tickets are $40 at the door. Student tickets are $10 at the door with valid ID.

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Sounds Festive: The Four Seasons x 2 (Westside)
Dec
15
3:00 PM15:00

Sounds Festive: The Four Seasons x 2 (Westside)

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Pairing Vivaldi’s iconic Four Seasons with hommages from four of our favorite local composers -- Jeremy Cavaterra, Derrick Spiva, Sakari Dixon Vanderveer, and Philip White -- to create the Four Seasons of LA.

Please note that tickets are $40 at the door. Student tickets are $10 at the door with valid ID.

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Sounds Mysterious: Curated By Brian Lauritzen (Pasadena)
Feb
1
8:00 PM20:00

Sounds Mysterious: Curated By Brian Lauritzen (Pasadena)

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Our Artistic Partner and Resident Host, KUSC’s Brian Laurtizen, treats us all to a blind musical taste test by having us perform a masterpiece none of us know. During and after the performance, the musicians join the audience in trying to solve the mystery.

Please note that tickets are $40 at the door. Student tickets are $10 at the door with valid ID.

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Sounds Mysterious: Curated By Brian Lauritzen (Westside)
Feb
2
3:00 PM15:00

Sounds Mysterious: Curated By Brian Lauritzen (Westside)

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Our Artistic Partner and Resident Host, KUSC’s Brian Laurtizen, treats us all to a blind musical taste test by having us perform a masterpiece none of us know. During and after the performance, the musicians join the audience in trying to solve the mystery.

Please note that tickets are $40 at the door. Student tickets are $10 at the door with valid ID.

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Sounds Complete: The Intimate Shostakovich (Pasadena)
Mar
14
8:00 PM20:00

Sounds Complete: The Intimate Shostakovich (Pasadena)

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Over the next five seasons, Salastina tackles the composer’s complete catalog of devastatingly beautiful chamber works rife with political and personal grievances.

Program:
Piano Trio No. 1 in C minor, Op. 8
String Quartet No. 1 in C major, Op 49
String Quartet no. 9 in E-flat major, op. 117
Sonata for Viola and Piano, Op. 147

Performers:
Kevin Kumar and Maia Jasper White, co-directors/violins
Meredith Crawford, resident viola
Ross Gasworth, guest cello
HyeJin Kim, resident piano
Brian Lauritzen, resident host and artistic partner

Please note that tickets are $40 at the door. Student tickets are $10 at the door with valid ID.

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Sounds Complete: The Intimate Shostakovich (Westside)
Mar
15
3:00 PM15:00

Sounds Complete: The Intimate Shostakovich (Westside)

  • Edye Second Space at the Broad Stage (map)
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Over the next five seasons, Salastina tackles the composer’s complete catalog of devastatingly beautiful chamber works rife with political and personal grievances.

Program:
Piano Trio No. 1 in C minor, Op. 8
String Quartet No. 1 in C major, Op 49
String Quartet no. 9 in E-flat major, op. 117
Sonata for Viola and Piano, Op. 147

Performers:
Kevin Kumar and Maia Jasper White, co-directors/violins
Meredith Crawford, resident viola
Ross Gasworth, guest cello
HyeJin Kim, resident piano
Brian Lauritzen, resident host and artistic partner

Please note that tickets are $40 at the door. Student tickets are $10 at the door with valid ID.

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Sounds Delicious: Outlander
Apr
11
6:30 PM18:30

Sounds Delicious: Outlander

Explore the romance, fantasy, and historical drama of 18th-century Scotland, France, and the New World through Bear McCreary’s fabulous score and the cuisine it inspires Chef Becky to create.

Tickets are $195 per person. Attendance is limited to 40 guests. There are no door sales for this event.

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Season-launching fundraiser: Bach's Coffee Cantata at Villa Aurora (Westside)
Sep
15
11:00 AM11:00

Season-launching fundraiser: Bach's Coffee Cantata at Villa Aurora (Westside)

Salastina presents Bach's comic oratorio about coffee addiction. Modern, English adaptation by the incomparably witty Vid Guerrerio.  

Arrive and mingle between 11 and 11:15 AM. Enjoy a chat about the history of coffee and music in the 17th century while you nurse your drink. The musical performance will begin promptly at 11:45.

Program:
JS Bach:  Coffee Cantata, BWV 211 (Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht)

Performers:
Angel Riley, Soprano
Jon Lee Keenan, Tenor
John Buffett, Bass
Kevin Kumar and Maia Jasper White, violins and co-directors
Luke Maurer, guest viola
Ross Gasworth, guest cello
Benjamin Smolen, resident flute
Ian Pritchard, harpsichord

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Bach's Coffee Cantata at Jones Coffee Roasters (Pasadena)
Sep
8
5:30 PM17:30

Bach's Coffee Cantata at Jones Coffee Roasters (Pasadena)

Salastina teams up with Jones Coffee Roasters to present Bach's comic oratorio about coffee addiction. Modern, English adaptation by the incomparably witty Vid Guerrerio.  

Jones’ founder, Chuck Jones, will talk about the history of coffee during Bach's time.

Coffee drinks included with your ticket.

Program:
JS Bach:  Coffee Cantata, BWV 211 (Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht)

Performers:
Angel Riley, Soprano
Jon Lee Keenan, Tenor
John Buffett, Baritone
Kevin Kumar and Maia Jasper White, violins and co-directors
Luke Maurer, guest viola
Ross Gasworth, guest cello
Benjamin Smolen, resident flute
Ian Pritchard, harpsichord

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Sounds Spontaneous: Annual Sightreading Party and Brunch Fundraiser
Jun
9
11:00 AM11:00

Sounds Spontaneous: Annual Sightreading Party and Brunch Fundraiser

Join us for our annual Sightreading Party and Brunch Fundraiser at the stunning Pasadena residence of Jerry and Terri Kohl. (Note: “Brunch” is far too humble of a word to describe the veritable gourmet feast Jerry and Terri provide.)

Program:
You tell us! We take requests. Consider the instrumentation we’ll have on hand by taking a look at the artists attending below. Then let us know what you’d like to hear!

Artists:
Kevin Kumar and Maia Jasper White, co-directors/violins
Meredith Crawford, resident viola
Yoshika Masuda, resident cello
Ben Smolen, resident flute
HyeJin Kim, resident piano
Claire Brazeau, guest oboe
Tereza Stanislav, guest violin
Rob Brophy, guest viola

Exact address to be provided exclusively to ticket buyers 24 hours prior to the event.

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Sound Delicious: Game of Thrones
May
11
6:30 PM18:30

Sound Delicious: Game of Thrones

This is an encore presentation of our sold-out event in January!

Note: No refunds allowed for this event, with no exceptions.

Sounds Delicious, our contemporary take on the salon tradition, returns — this time, with a timely Game of Thrones theme!

For Sounds Delicious events, we work with a chef to alternate live musical selections with courses of food inspired by the preceding piece. The result is a hedonistic celebration of the senses. We're partnering again with Chef Becky Reams, whose delicious, inventive, and thoughtful creations delighted guests at our last Sounds Delicious.

Costumes are encouraged, but optional.

Performers:
Maia Jasper White and Kevin Kumar, co-directors and violins
Meredith Crawford, resident viola
Yoshika Masuda, resident cello
Saili Oak, guest vocalist

Program and Menu:

"Bread and Salt"*

Aperitif: The world of fire and ice 
Campari ice, grapefruit, szechuan chile 

First: Winter is coming 
Venison pithivier, sherry sauce 
Music: “Game of Thrones” title theme by Ramin Djiwadi

Second: Bitterness & Power 
Treviso, brown butter, beets, black radish, anchovy 
Music: “Light of the Seven” by Ramin Djiwadi

Third: Braavos & the Faceless Men 
Octopus, squid ink tagliatelle, sea broth, thai chile, grains of paradise 
Music: “Valar Morghulis” by Ramin Djiwadi

Fourth: The Red Wedding
48 hour short ribs, burgundy sauce, horseradish, daikon 
Music: “Rains of Castamere” by Ramin Djiwadi

Fifth: Beauty & Brutality
Iced berries, white chocolate, fernet branca 
Music: “Moro, lasso al mio duolo” by Carlo Gesualdo

*Some substitutions allowed, but not gluten-free.
Wine included, and you are welcome to byob with no corkage fee.
Menu and music subject to change.

There are only 40 seats available for this event. Sales end May 8. No walk-ins allowed. Due to limited seating and the logistics of food prep and equipment rental, no refunds are allowed.

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Sounds Local: Annual Composers of Los Angeles (Westside)
Apr
7
3:00 PM15:00

Sounds Local: Annual Composers of Los Angeles (Westside)

We proudly continue our tradition of presenting what’s most beautiful to us among LA’s vast selection of new musical offerings.

Program:
Derrick Spiva, Jr: Grace Unbound (world premiere)
Peter Knell: Intimate Voices
Gabrielle Owens: Shadows and Songs (world premiere)
Juan Pablo Contreras: Voladores de Papantla
Sounds Promising Composers:
Emily Webster-Zuber: Pastorale, Op 1 (world premiere)
Kaitlin Webster-Zuber: Rhapsody, Op 1 (world premiere)
Sakari Dixon Vanderveer: Obsidian, rippled in moonlight, gleams (world premiere)

Artists:
Ben Smolen, resident flute
Kevin Kumar co-director/violin
Heather Powell, guest violin
Meredith Crawford, resident viola
Yoshika Masuda, resident cello
HyeJin Kim, resident piano
Brian Lauritzen, resident host/artist partner
Sounds Promising musicians:
Emily Webster-Zuber, piano
Kaitlin Webster-Zuber, piano

Please note that tickets are $40 at the door. Student tickets are $10 at the door with valid ID.

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Sounds Local: Annual Composers of Los Angeles (Pasadena)
Apr
6
8:00 PM20:00

Sounds Local: Annual Composers of Los Angeles (Pasadena)

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We proudly continue our tradition of presenting what’s most beautiful to us among LA’s vast selection of new musical offerings.

Program:
Derrick Spiva, Jr: Grace Unbound (world premiere)
Peter Knell: Intimate Voices
Gabrielle Owens: Shadows and Songs (world premiere)
Juan Pablo Contreras: Voladores de Papantla
Sounds Promising Composers:
Emily Webster-Zuber: Pastorale, Op 1 (world premiere)
Kaitlin Webster-Zuber: Rhapsody, Op 1 (world premiere)
Sakari Dixon Vanderveer: Obsidian, rippled in moonlight, gleams (world premiere)

Artists:
Ben Smolen, resident flute
Kevin Kumar co-director/violin
Heather Powell, guest violin
Meredith Crawford, resident viola
Yoshika Masuda, resident cello
HyeJin Kim, resident piano
Brian Lauritzen, resident host/artist partner
Sounds Promising musicians:
Emily Webster-Zuber, piano
Kaitlin Webster-Zuber, piano

Please note that tickets are $40 at the door. Student tickets are $10 at the door with valid ID.

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Sounds Gorgeous: SAKURA (Westside)
Mar
17
3:00 PM15:00

Sounds Gorgeous: SAKURA (Westside)

This event is sold out

What happens when 5 heartthrob cellists share the stage? 

SAKURA. 

This concert features Salastina's Resident Cellist and SAKURA founding member Yoshika Masuda. 

Program:
Orlando Gibbons: Silver Swan
Gabriel Fauré : Cinq Melodies
Manuel de Falla: Ritual Fire Dance
Sergei Rachmaninov: Vocalise
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C minor - i. Allegro con brio

INTERMISSION

Johannes Brahms: FAE Scherzo
Benjamin Britten: Four Sea Interludes
Claude Debussy: Clair de Lune
Chick Corea: Spain

Artists:
SAKURA Cello Quintet

Please note that tickets are $40 at the door. Student tickets are $10 at the door with valid ID.

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Sounds Gorgeous: SAKURA (Pasadena)
Mar
16
8:00 PM20:00

Sounds Gorgeous: SAKURA (Pasadena)

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What happens when 5 heartthrob cellists share the stage? 

SAKURA. 

This concert features Salastina's Resident Cellist and SAKURA founding member Yoshika Masuda.

Program:
Orlando Gibbons: Silver Swan
Gabriel Fauré : Cinq Melodies
Manuel de Falla: Ritual Fire Dance
Sergei Rachmaninov: Vocalise
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C minor - i. Allegro con brio

INTERMISSION

Johannes Brahms: FAE Scherzo
Benjamin Britten: Four Sea Interludes
Claude Debussy: Clair de Lune
Chick Corea: Spain

Artists:
SAKURA Cello Quintet

Please note that tickets are $40 at the door. Student tickets are $10 at the door with valid ID.

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Compose LA
Feb
25
8:00 PM20:00

Compose LA

We're thrilled to be taking part in Music x Ideas x Space = Compose LA, Los Angeles' first-ever city-wide music and lecture series. From February 6 to February 27, experience the intersection of music and ideas at historic concert venues and hidden underground spaces throughout the city.

The inaugural theme: What is Human, What is Race?

For this concert, we are proud to partner with Bridge to Everywhere, the Department of Cultural Affairs, the American Composer's Forum of Los Angeles, and Kensington Presents. Katherine In-Young Lee, an Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology at UCLA, moderates a discussion with Derrick.

Program:
Derrick Spiva Jr: American Mirror
Other works by Derrick Spiva, Reena Esmail, and Juan Pablo Contreras

Artists:
Kevin Kumar, co-director/violin
Maia Jasper White, co-director/violin
Meredith Crawford, resident viola
Yoshika Masuda, resident cello
Bridge to Everywhere
Saili Oak, Hindustani vocalist

While admission is free, there is a suggested donation of up to $20.


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Sounds Genius: Lost Love (Westside)
Feb
10
3:00 PM15:00

Sounds Genius: Lost Love (Westside)

Valentine's Day isn't always a happy occasion. Indulge in the delicious agonies of love through plaintively expressive English vocal chamber music. 

Program:
Ethel Smyth: 3 Songs
Vaughan Williams: On Wenlock Edge
Peter Warlock: The Curlew

Artists:
Joshua Wheeker, guest tenor
Maia Jasper White and Kevin Kumar, co-director/violin
Meredith Crawford, resident viola
Ross Gasworth, guest cello
HyeJin Kim, resident piano
Benjamin Smolen, resident flute
Lara Wickes, guest English horn
Brian Lauritzen, resident host
Kaitlin and Emily Webster-Zuber, Sounds Promising Young Artists

Please note that tickets are $40 at the door. Student tickets are $10 at the door with valid ID.

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Sounds Genius: Lost Love (Pasadena)
Feb
9
8:00 PM20:00

Sounds Genius: Lost Love (Pasadena)

  • Barrett Hall, Pasadena Conservatory of Music (map)
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Valentine's Day isn't always a happy occasion. Indulge in the delicious agonies of love through plaintively expressive English vocal chamber music. 

Program:
Ethel Smyth: 3 Songs
Vaughan Williams: On Wenlock Edge
Peter Warlock: The Curlew

Artists:
Joshua Wheeker, guest tenor
Maia Jasper White and Kevin Kumar, co-director/violin
Meredith Crawford, resident viola
Ross Gasworth, guest cello
HyeJin Kim, resident piano
Benjamin Smolen, resident flute
Lara Wickes, guest English horn
Brian Lauritzen, resident host
Kaitlin and Emily Webster-Zuber, Sounds Promising Young Artists

Please note that tickets are $40 at the door. Student tickets are $10 at the door with valid ID.

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Sounds Delicious: Game of Thrones
Jan
19
6:30 PM18:30

Sounds Delicious: Game of Thrones

SOLD OUT - please check back for a possible second event in the spring!

Sounds Delicious, our contemporary take on the salon tradition, returns — this time, with a timely Game of Thrones theme!

For Sounds Delicious events, we work with a chef to alternate live musical selections with courses of food inspired by the preceding piece. The result is a hedonistic celebration of the senses. We're partnering again with Chef Becky Reams, whose delicious, inventive, and thoughtful creations delighted guests at our last Sounds Delicious.

Costumes are encouraged, but optional. (Kevin will be wearing a sword.)

Performers:
Maia Jasper White, co-director and violin
Kevin Kumar, co-director and violin
Luke Maurer, guest viola
Yoshika Masuda, resident cello
Saili Oak, guest vocalist

Program and Menu:

"Bread and Salt"*

Aperitif: The world of fire and ice 
Campari ice, grapefruit, szechuan chile 

First: Winter is coming 
Venison pithivier, sherry sauce 
Music: “Game of Thrones” title theme by Ramin Djiwadi

Second: Bitterness & Power 
Treviso, brown butter, beets, black radish, anchovy 
Music: “Light of the Seven” by Ramin Djiwadi

Third: Braavos & the Faceless Men 
Octopus, squid ink tagliatelle, sea broth, thai chile, grains of paradise 
Music: “Valar Morghulis” by Ramin Djiwadi

Fourth: The Red Wedding
48 hour short ribs, burgundy sauce, horseradish, daikon 
Music: “Rains of Castamere” by Ramin Djiwadi

Fifth: Beauty & Brutality
Iced berries, white chocolate, fernet branca 
Music: “Moro, lasso al mio duolo” by Carlo Gesualdo

*Some substitutions allowed, but not gluten-free.
Wine included, and you are welcome to byob with no corkage fee.
Menu and music subject to change.

There are only 40 seats available for this event. Sales end January 16. No walk-ins allowed. Due to the logistics of food prep and equipment rental, cancellations must notify us within 72 hours of the event to receive a refund.

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Sounds Festive (Westside)
Dec
15
8:00 PM20:00

Sounds Festive (Westside)

  • Lenart Auditorium at the Fowler Museum, UCLA (map)
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Salastina explores treasures of the Baroque era with a nimble and sparkling chamber music approach. The program includes the music of the only two female instrumental composers published in Italy during Vivaldi’s time.

Please note that this concert occurs on Saturday evening, not Saturday or Sunday afternoon.

Program:
Heinrich I. F. Biber: Mystery Sonata
Isabella Leonarda: Sonate da Chiesa Op. 16
Antonio Vivaldi: La Folia
Marieta Morosina Priuli: Balletti e Correnti
François Couperin: Les goûts-réunis No. 9, “The Portrait of Love”

Artists:
Kevin Kumar and Maia Jasper White, co-directors/violins
Meredith Crawford, resident viola
Yoshika Masuda, resident cello
Ian Pritchard, harpsichord
Maya Paredes, Sounds Promising Young Artist

Please note that tickets are $40 at the door. Click below for $32 advance purchase tickets.

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Sounds Festive (Pasadena)
Dec
14
8:00 PM20:00

Sounds Festive (Pasadena)

  • Barrett Hall, Pasadena Conservatory of Music (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Salastina explores treasures of the Baroque era with a nimble and sparkling chamber music approach. The program includes the music of the only two female instrumental composers published in Italy during Vivaldi’s time.

Please note that this concert occurs on a Friday evening, not Saturday.

Program:
Heinrich I. F. Biber: Mystery Sonata
Isabella Leonarda: Sonate da Chiesa Op. 16
Antonio Vivaldi: La Folia
Marieta Morosina Priuli: Balletti e Correnti
François Couperin: Les goûts-réunis No. 9, “The Portrait of Love”

Artists:
Kevin Kumar and Maia Jasper White, co-directors/violins
Meredith Crawford, resident viola
Yoshika Masuda, resident cello
Ian Pritchard, harpsichord
Maya Paredes, Sounds Promising Young Artist

Please note that tickets are $40 at the door. Click below for $32 advance purchase tickets.

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Sounds Unknown (Westside)
Nov
11
3:00 PM15:00

Sounds Unknown (Westside)

What prevents so many composers from achieving well-deserved fame? Back by popular demand, Salastina’s Sounds Unknown explores a few of the many pieces that make you wonder.

Artistic Partner and Resident Host Brian Lauritzen has built a program around the idea of the Sound of America. When Antonín Dvořák, a famous Czech nationalist composer, arrived in 19th century America to help us create an "American Sound," he recused himself, proclaiming matter-of-factly that it was already here.

This concert explores America's musical voice from the moment of Dvořák's declaration to the present. 

Program:
Antonín Dvořák: String Quartet No. 12 in F major, Op. 96 “American” - i. Allegro ma non troppo
Harry Thacker Burleigh: Southland Sketches - iii. Allegretto grazioso
Frederick C. Tillis: Spiritual Fantasy - Wade in the Water
Rhiannon Giddens: At the Purchaser’s Option
Derek Bermel: String Quartet
Julia Wolfe: my lips from speaking - iii

INTERMISSION

Shelley Washington: Middleground
Caroline Shaw: To the Hands

Artists:
Tonality
Maia Jasper White and Kevin Kumar, co-directors/violins
Meredith Crawford, resident viola
Yoshika Masuda, resident cello
HyeJin Kim, resident piano
Chris Kollgaard, guest double bass
Brian Lauritzen, resident host

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Sounds Unknown (Pasadena)
Nov
10
8:00 PM20:00

Sounds Unknown (Pasadena)

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What prevents so many composers from achieving well-deserved fame? Back by popular demand, Salastina’s Sounds Unknown explores a few of the many pieces that make you wonder.

Artistic Partner and Resident Host Brian Lauritzen has built a program around the idea of the Sound of America. When Antonín Dvořák, a famous Czech nationalist composer, arrived in 19th century America to help us create an "American Sound," he recused himself, proclaiming matter-of-factly that it was already here.

This concert explores America's musical voice from the moment of Dvořák's declaration to the present. 

Program:
Antonín Dvořák: String Quartet No. 12 in F major, Op. 96 “American” - i. Allegro ma non troppo
Harry Thacker Burleigh: Southland Sketches - iii. Allegretto grazioso
Frederick C. Tillis: Spiritual Fantasy - Wade in the Water
Rhiannon Giddens: At the Purchaser’s Option
Derek Bermel: String Quartet
Julia Wolfe: my lips from speaking - iii

INTERMISSION

Shelley Washington: Middleground
Caroline Shaw: To the Hands

Artists:
Tonality
Maia Jasper White and Kevin Kumar, co-directors/violins
Meredith Crawford, resident viola
Yoshika Masuda, resident cello
HyeJin Kim, resident piano
Chris Kollgaard, guest double bass
Brian Lauritzen, resident host

Please note that tickets are $40 at the door. Click below for $32 advance purchase tickets.

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Sounds Mysterious (Westside)
Oct
7
3:00 PM15:00

Sounds Mysterious (Westside)

What if our concept of artistic greatness stands on shaky foundations?

In this new and groundbreaking Salastina format, we strip away as much context as we can -- including the name of the piece, its composer, and the geographic and historic context in which it was created. 

Take in the exquisite music first; then learn why you've never heard it before -- and what that says about how artistic greatness is established and maintained. 

Program and Artists to be revealed at the event.

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Sounds Mysterious (Pasadena)
Oct
6
8:00 PM20:00

Sounds Mysterious (Pasadena)

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What if our concept of artistic greatness stands on shaky foundations?

In this new and groundbreaking Salastina format, we strip away as much context as we can -- including the name of the piece, its composer, and the geographic and historic context in which it was created. 

Take in the exquisite music first; then learn why you've never heard it before -- and what that says about how artistic greatness is established and maintained. 

Program and Artists to be revealed at the event.

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4th Annual Composers of Los Angeles (Westside)
Jun
10
3:00 PM15:00

4th Annual Composers of Los Angeles (Westside)

In our season finale, we continue our tradition of presenting what's most beautiful to us among Los Angeles' vast new musical offerings.

Program:
Reena Esmail: Nadiya
Julia Adolphe: Veil of Leaves
Philip White: select e.e. cummings songs
Stephen Cohn: Sea Change
Thomas Kotcheff: Scratch Cradle
JAC Redford: Alphabet of Revelation - IV. Dance

Artists:
Kevin Kumar and Maia Jasper White, co-directors and violins
Meredith Crawford, resident viola
Ross Gasworth, cello
Ben Smolen, resident flute
HyeJin Kim, piano
Stuart Clark, clarinet
Elissa Johnston, soprano

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4th Annual Composers of Los Angeles (Pasadena)
Jun
9
8:00 PM20:00

4th Annual Composers of Los Angeles (Pasadena)

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In our season finale, we continue our tradition of presenting what's most beautiful to us among Los Angeles' vast new musical offerings.

Program:
Reena Esmail: Nadiya
Julia Adolphe: Veil of Leaves
Philip White: select e.e. cummings songs
Stephen Cohn: Sea Change
Thomas Kotcheff: Scratch Cradle
JAC Redford: Alphabet of Revelation - IV. Dance

Artists:
Kevin Kumar and Maia Jasper White, co-directors and violins
Meredith Crawford, resident viola
Ross Gasworth, cello
Ben Smolen, resident flute
HyeJin Kim, piano
Stuart Clark, clarinet
Elissa Johnston, soprano

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Annual Sightreading Brunch - SOLD OUT
Jun
3
10:30 AM10:30

Annual Sightreading Brunch - SOLD OUT

Once again, Jerry and Terri Kohl generously open their beautiful Pasadena home to Salastina musicians and audience members for an exquisite chamber music reading party and brunch. 

This year's special musical guests are LA Phil Principal Concertmaster Martin Chalifour, First Associate Concermaster Nathan Cole, and his wife, Assistant Concertmaster Akiko Tarumoto. 

We take requests! Send us what you'd like to hear so we can be sure to pick up the music. 

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Schumann Piano Trio Cycle - Westside (Contrapuntal Hall)
May
6
3:00 PM15:00

Schumann Piano Trio Cycle - Westside (Contrapuntal Hall)

We continue our tradition of presenting a cycle each season by performing the complete piano trios of Robert and Clara Schumann. Both Parts will be hosted by KUSC's Brian Lauritzen.

Part 1 at 3pm on May 6, 2018
Clara Schumann:  Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 17
Robert Schumann:  Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 63

Artists:
HyeJin Kim, piano
Maia Jasper White, violin and co-director
Yoshika Masuda, resident cello
 

Part 2 at 7pm on May 6, 2018
Robert Schumann:  Piano Trio No. 2 in F major, Op. 80
Robert Schumann:  Piano Trio No. 3 in G minor, Op. 110

Artists:
Rina Dokshitsky, piano
Kevin Kumar, violin and co-director
Amy Sue Barston, cello

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Schumann Piano Trio Cycle - Pasadena
May
4
8:00 PM20:00

Schumann Piano Trio Cycle - Pasadena

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We continue our tradition of presenting a cycle each season by performing the complete piano trios of Robert and Clara Schumann. Both Parts will be hosted by KUSC's Brian Lauritzen.

Part 1 at 8pm on May 4, 2018
Clara Schumann:  Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 17
Robert Schumann:  Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 63

Artists:
HyeJin Kim, piano
Maia Jasper White, violin and co-director
Yoshika Masuda, resident cello

Part 2 at 8pm on May 5, 2018
Robert Schumann:  Piano Trio No. 2 in F major, Op. 80
Robert Schumann:  Piano Trio No. 3 in G minor, Op. 110

Artists:
Rina Dokshitsky, piano
Kevin Kumar, violin and co-director
Amy Sue Barston, cello

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Member Event: An Afternoon with Luthier Mario Miralles
Apr
22
3:00 PM15:00

Member Event: An Afternoon with Luthier Mario Miralles

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This event is an exclusive member benefit. It is not open to the public; no tickets will be sold. If you'd like to attend, we encourage you to learn more about membership by visiting this page.

This is a rare opportunity to spend time with one of the great string instrument makers of our (or any) time. Among musicians and other luthiers, Mario Miralles is known as a rare genius. He’s also known to shun the public spotlight. This will be the first event of its kind.

Maia and Philip's address will be provided to members who've affirmatively RSVPed to the event two days beforehand.

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Second Class Citizens (Westside)
Apr
1
3:00 PM15:00

Second Class Citizens (Westside)

What prevents so many great composers from attaining well-deserved fame?  We explore a few of the many pieces that make you wonder. Featuring the west coast premiere of Fanny Mendelssohn's Easter Sonata -- long assumed to have been written by her brother Felix. (Well, it said F. Mendelssohn, and it was... good. Who else could possibly have written it?!)

Program:

Francesca Caccini: Ciaccona and Lasciatemi
Georges Enescu: Sonata No. 3 for Violin and Piano, Op. 25 - I. Moderator malinconico
Bohuslav Martinu: Piano Quartet No. 1 - III. Allegreto poco moderato
Johann Nepomuk Hummel: Piano Trio No. 4 - III. Rondo
Fanny Mendelssohn: Easter Sonata (West Coast premiere under her name)

Intermission

Rebecca Clarke: Sonata for Viola and Piano - I. Impetuoso
Lili Boulanger: Nocturne for Flute and Piano
William Grant Still: Mother and Child
Antonio Salieri: Piano Concerto in C major - II. Larghetto
Mieczyslaw Weinberg: Piano Quintet, Op. 18 - I. Moderator con moto
Ottorino Respighi: Il Tramonto

Artists:

HyeJin Kim, Piano
Maia Jasper White and Kevin Kumar, Violins
Meredith Crawford, Viola
Charlie Tyler, Cello
Ben Smolen, Flute
Liv Redpath, Soprano

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Second Class Citizens (Pasadena)
Mar
31
8:00 PM20:00

Second Class Citizens (Pasadena)

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What prevents so many great composers from attaining well-deserved fame?  We explore a few of the many pieces that make you wonder. Featuring the west coast premiere of Fanny Mendelssohn's Easter Sonata -- long assumed to have been written by her brother Felix. (Well, it said F. Mendelssohn, and it was... good. Who else could possibly have written it?!)

Program:

Francesca Caccini: Ciaccona and Lasciatemi
Georges Enescu: Sonata No. 3 for Violin and Piano, Op. 25 - I. Moderator malinconico
Bohuslav Martinu: Piano Quartet No. 1 - III. Allegreto poco moderato
Johann Nepomuk Hummel: Piano Trio No. 4 - III. Rondo
Fanny Mendelssohn: Easter Sonata (West Coast premiere under her name)

Intermission

Rebecca Clarke: Sonata for Viola and Piano - I. Impetuoso
Lili Boulanger: Nocturne for Flute and Piano
William Grant Still: Mother and Child
Antonio Salieri: Piano Concerto in C major - II. Larghetto
Mieczyslaw Weinberg: Piano Quintet, Op. 18 - I. Moderator con moto
Ottorino Respighi: Il Tramonto

Artists:

HyeJin Kim, Piano
Maia Jasper White and Kevin Kumar, Violins
Meredith Crawford, Viola
Charlie Tyler, Cello
Ben Smolen, Flute
Liv Redpath, Soprano

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Brian's Playlist:  Hope, Faith, Life, Love (Westside)
Feb
18
3:00 PM15:00

Brian's Playlist: Hope, Faith, Life, Love (Westside)

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Enjoy Resident Host Brian Lauritzen's inventive playlist inspired by the content and structure of a moving E. E. Cummings poem.  

Note: Since the venue is a private home, ticket buyers will be emailed the address during the week leading up to the concert. The notice will be sent out at fixed intervals, so please allow some time after your purchase.

Program:

John Luther Adams: Looking Towards Hope (from Wind in the High Places)
Aaron Jay Kernis: Musica Celestis
Jesse Montgomerey: Voodoo Dolls
Mohammed Fairouz: Mikhail's Thunder (from The Named Angels)
Florence Price: Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
Caroline Shaw: Entr'acte

Intermission

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence, mvmt 1
Elena Kats-Chernin: Fast Blue Village Two
Charles Ives: TSIAJ
Germaine Tailleferre: Piano Trio, mvmt 3
Gabriela Lena Frank: Coquetos
Richard Strauss: Capriccio

Artists:

Maia Jasper White and Joel Pargman, violins
Meredith Crawford and Michelle Gasworth, violas
Yoshika Masuda and Ben Lash, cellos
Rina Dokshitsky, piano

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Brian's Playlist:  Hope, Faith, Life, Love (Pasadena)
Feb
17
8:00 PM20:00

Brian's Playlist: Hope, Faith, Life, Love (Pasadena)

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Enjoy Resident Host Brian Lauritzen's inventive playlist inspired by the content and structure of a moving E. E. Cummings poem.  

Program:

John Luther Adams: Looking Towards Hope (from Wind in the High Places)
Aaron Jay Kernis: Musica Celestis
Jesse Montgomerey: Voodoo Dolls
Mohammed Fairouz: Mikhail's Thunder (from The Named Angels)
Florence Price: Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
Caroline Shaw: Entr'acte

Intermission

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence, mvmt 1
Elena Kats-Chernin: Fast Blue Village Two
Charles Ives: TSIAJ
Germaine Tailleferre: Piano Trio, mvmt 3
Gabriela Lena Frank: Coquetos
Richard Strauss: Capriccio

Artists:

Maia Jasper White and Joel Pargman, violins
Meredith Crawford and Michelle Gasworth, violas
Yoshika Masuda and Ben Lash, cellos
Rina Dokshitsky, piano

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New Year's Eve New Music Party and Fundraiser
Dec
31
to Jan 1

New Year's Eve New Music Party and Fundraiser

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Join us at the home of Co-Director Maia Jasper White for a vibrant, engaging, and intimate New Year's Eve party like no other!

Several composers in the Salastina family will be on hand for readings of new or yet-to-be-completed works. Chat with them over caviar and sparkling wine to usher in new, good things for the year ahead. 

Composers in attendance to include:

Adam Schoenberg
Reena Esmail
Derrick Spiva
Jeremy Cavaterra
Juan Pablo Contreras 
Philip White 

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Sounds Genius:  Vivaldi's Four Seasons (Westside)
Dec
17
3:00 PM15:00

Sounds Genius: Vivaldi's Four Seasons (Westside)

By popular demand, we'll be revisiting our nimble chamber setting of one of the most beloved works of all time.  

Did you know that Vivaldi attached poetry to each of his seasons?  We guide the audience through his brilliant musical illustrations of those classic depictions of nature and bring a fresh and colorful musical approach to these gems.  

We hope to see you at our holiday-themed reception!

Program:
Antonio Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
 

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