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Presented by the Happy Valley Cultural Center under the Artistic Direction of renowned harpist Heidi Lehwalder.

Chamber On The Mountain honors the traditional
while celebrating the innovative and the intermingling of nascent talent with venerated masters.

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UPCOMING PERFORMANCE

Arianna String Quartet
and Michele Levin, Pianist

Arianna String Quartet
Arianna String Quartet
John McGrosso, violin, Julia Sakharova, violin,
Kurt Baldwin, cello, Joanna Mendoza
, viola,

Photo credit: Justin Lee
Michele Levin, Pianist
Michele Levin
piano

Sunday, December 3, 2017
3:00 pm / Logan House

(adjacent to the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts)
8585 Ojai-Santa Paula Rd. (in Upper Ojai)
Ojai, CA 93023

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Program

Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue, BWV 903 - Johann Sebastian Bach
String Quartet No. 2, "Intimate Letters" - Leoš Janáček
Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34 - Johannes Brahms

 

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Meet the Artists!
A reception will follow the performance.


Arianna String Quartet

Arianna String Quartet

Hailed for their outstanding musicianship, the Arianna String Quartet has firmly established itself as one of America's finest chamber ensembles. Their performances have been praised for “tonal warmth, fastidious balance…expressive vitality” (Chicago Tribune) and “emotional commitment and fluent virtuosity,” (Pretoria News, South Africa). Formed in 1992, the ASQ garnered national attention by winning the Grand Prize in the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, First Prize in both the Coleman and Carmel Chamber Music Competitions, and were Laureates in the Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition.

The Arianna Quartet has appeared throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia, with frequent visits to Brazil and South Africa. They have collaborated with many of the world’s finest musicians, including members of the Vermeer, Tokyo, Cleveland and Juilliard Quartets, and their live performances have been heard on National Public Radio’s “Performance Today,” and “Live from Music Mountain”, which broadcasts to 125 stations in the U.S. and to 35 countries. The ASQ has recorded for Albany Records and Urtext Digital Classics, and has a long-term contract with Centaur Records. Their most recent release of the two string quartets of Janácek, which has already received critical acclaim, is now available. (“These performances of the Arianna String Quartet demonstrate how technical excellence, in alliance with imagination and the human heart, can come to create something truly transcendent.” – Fanfare Magazine).

 

Michele Levin, PianistMichele Levin, Pianist

Audiences and critics have acclaimed Michele Levin, pianist and composer, as a multi-faceted musician of extraordinary sensitivity, virtuosity, and dedication to the art of making music. Ms. Levin is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music with a double major in piano and composition. She began her studies there at the age of eleven and is the first woman to receive their Master’s degree in Composition.

The Johann Sebastian Bach International Piano Competition in Washington DC awarded her First Prize in competition with pianists from fourteen countries. Ms. Levin has performed as a soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Boston Pops, Florida Philharmonic, Miami Chamber Symphony, Sinfonia Virtuosi, New World Symphony, Albany Symphony, and Virginia Symphony. She has also given solo and chamber music recitals in major cities throughout the US, Canada, Europe, Asia, and Central and South America.

Ms. Levin is very much in demand as a chamber musician, touring the world with violinists Peter Zazofsky, Joseph Silverstein, Ruggerio Ricci, Nina Beilina, Daniel Phillips, Mark Kaplan, Donald Weilerstein, Sydney Harth, Ik-Hwan Bae, Ida Levin, Maria Bachman, Arve Tellefson, Andrew Dawes, Lin Chang, and Yehonaton Berick; with violists Rivka Golani, Paul Neubauer, Atar Arad, Kirsten Johnson, Rainer Moog, and Jessie Levine; and with cellists Yehuda Hanani, Simca Heled, Ronald Thomas, and Wolfgang Boettcher. She has performed with clarinetists Mitchell Lurie, Alexander Fiterstein, Eli Eban, and Charles Neidich; with harpist Heidi Lehwalder; and with flutists Thomas Wolf, Carol Wincenc, and Eugenia Zuckerman.

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Other Upcoming Performances

2017 - 2018 Series:
 

Trio Valtorna
Trio Valtorna
Photo by Bernard Mindich

 

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Trio Valtorna

David Jolley, French horn
Ida Kavafian, violin
Gilles Vonsattel, piano

3:00 pm, Logan House
(adjacent to the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts)
8585 Ojai-Santa Paula Rd. (in Upper Ojai)
Ojai, CA 93023
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Anthony Trionfo, Flute
Anthony Trionfo, Flute
Photo by Todd Rosenberg

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Anthony Trionfo, Flute

3:00 pm, Logan House
(adjacent to the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts)
8585 Ojai-Santa Paula Rd. (in Upper Ojai)
Ojai, CA 93023
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Zora String Quartet
Zorá String Quartet
Photo by Chloe Ning

 

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Zorá String Quartet

Dechopol Kowintaweewat, violin
Seula Lee, violin
Pablo Muñoz Salido, viola
Zizai Ning, cello

3:00 pm, Logan House
(adjacent to the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts)
8585 Ojai-Santa Paula Rd. (in Upper Ojai)
Ojai, CA 93023
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2018 - 2019 Series:

 

Ji, Pianist
Ji
Photo by Dario Acosta

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Ji, Pianist

3:00 pm, Logan House
(adjacent to the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts)
8585 Ojai-Santa Paula Rd. (in Upper Ojai)
Ojai, CA 93023
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Amerigo Trio
Glenn Dicterow, Violin
Photo by Chris Lee

Bernadene Blaha, Pianist
Bernadene Blaha, Pianist
Photo by Karen Knauer

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Amerigo Trio
and Bernadene Blaha, Pianist

Glenn Dicterow, Violinist
Karen Dreyfus,
Violist
Inbal Segev,
Cellist

3:00 pm, Logan House
(adjacent to the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts)
8585 Ojai-Santa Paula Rd. (in Upper Ojai)
Ojai, CA 93023
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NEWS

Met Opera’s New Concertmaster: The Canadian Violinist Nikki Chooi

Nikki Chooi

The Metropolitan Opera announced Thursday that its next concertmaster would be the young Canadian violinist Nikki Chooi,
who performed for Chamber On The Mountain on May 1, 2016. Mr. Chooi, 27, who was offered a one-year contract beginning next month,
will join the Met’s other concertmaster, David Chan.
Read the Article that appeared in the New York Times, July 6, 2016

Congratulations Nikki!

The Real Star of the 2016 Grammys was Ji-Yong Kim, the Pianist from That Android Commercial

Watch Video of Ji-Yong Kim's Android Commercial

Ji, Pianist, performed for Chamber On The Mountain on Sunday, May 17, 2015.
Watch his phenomenal performance in a commercial that aired during the 2016 Grammy Awards Show.

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