The Salastina Music Society enriches hearts and minds through world-class and educational chamber music. Salastina serves the intellectual and artistic curiosity of audiences of all types. New listeners, the classical cognoscenti, and everyone between enjoy a vital enrichment of spirit. Since its founding in 2010, Salastina has earned a national reputation for connecting audiences to classical music.
Violinists Kevin Kumar and Maia Jasper, Co-Artistic Directors of the Salastina Music Society, performing Mark O'Connor's "Appalachia Waltz" at the Colburn School in Downtown Los Angeles on June 18th, 2011. Of this performance, Theodore Bell wrote: "Kumar and Jasper created one of the highlights of the afternoon with their breathtaking performance of Mark O'Connor's Appalachia Waltz.
Salastina's performance of Debussy's "Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune," arranged for chamber ensemble by Benno Sachs (Schoenberg Verein). This performance took place on November 18th 2012 in Thayer Hall at the Colburn School and celebrated Debussy's 150th Anniversary.
Salastina performs Vivaldi's Trio Sonata No. 1 Op. 12 ("La Folia"). Kevin Kumar and Maia Jasper, Co-Artistic Directors and Violinists, are joined by Daniel Zuluaga (baroque guitar) and Jonathan Karoly (cello). This performance took place at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in September of 2011.
Salastina performs the Prelude and Fugue from the Shostakovich Piano Quintet with Helen Callus (viola), Antonio Lysy (cello), and Norman Krieger (piano) at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in September of 2013.
"Lacrymosa" was one of Christopher Tin's first concert works, written while he was a student at the Royal College of Music in London. The middle theme of Lacrymosa was later resurrected in his song cycle "Calling All Dawns."
Salastina performs the second movement of Mozart's Clarinet Quintet with clarinetist Håkan Rosengren, violist Meredith Crawford, and cellist Marek Szpakiewicz. This performance took place on October 13, 2013 at California State University, Fullerton.
Salastina premieres an updated version of Reena Esmail's Hindustani-inspired string quartet, in which the composer herself sings the raag on which each movement is based. This performance took place on September 13, 2015 at the Colburn School. Kevin Kumar and Maia Jasper are joined by Robert Brophy (viola) and Peter Myers (cello).
Salastina Music Society performs "Ferdinand the Bull" (composed by Alan Ridout and arranged by Maia Jasper) with narration by Seth Rogen. This was performed at the debut concert for the Salastina Music Society, on Thursday, June 17, 2010. Video produced by
Salastina plays the West Coast Premiere of Philip White's since feeling is first. This performance was part of Salastina's fifth anniversary concert "5 Years / 5 L.A. Composers" on October 5, 2014.
Salastina Music Society performs Satie's Gymnopédie No. 1 (arranged by Jeremy Cavaterra) on November 18th, 2012 in Thayer Hall at the Colburn School. Ariana Ghez, Oboe Benjamin Smolen, Flute Kevin Kumar and Maia Jasper, Co-Artistic Directors and Violins Meredith Crawford, Viola Yves Dharamraj, Cello Geoff Osika, Double Bass
Salastina Music Society's Inaugural Concert June 17, 2010 at Zipper Concert Hall (Colburn School) Three Neruda Arias by Jeremy Cavaterra (Composer-in-Residence) Text by Pablo Neruda 1. Ausencia de Joaquin (0:10) 2. Pajaro (7:54) 3. Aqui (13:25) Live footage from the world premiere of this commissioned work, performed on Salastina Music Society's first concert.