Spanish Composers, Cava and Consul at Dec 'Le Salon de Musiques' Concert
The December 11 concert will feature pieces by Spanish composers Granados, De Falla, Mompou and Albeniz as well as Mozart’s Violin Sonata KV 304 In E Minor and C. Franck’s Violin Sonata with Phillip Levy on Violin and Francois Chouchan on Piano. The performance is accompanied by Cava (Spanish sparkling wine,) food by Patina and informal conversation introduced by musicologist Julius Reder Carlson.
Tickets are $65 and $45 for students (including concert and refreshments) and are available on line at www.LeSalondeMusiques.com or by calling (310) 498-0257.
All concerts are held from 4 – 6 pm one Sunday of every month beginning October 16, 2011 through May 20, 2012. Composers for this season range from Brahms, Mozart, Schubert and Schumann to Tchaikovsky, Grieg ,Bax, Myaskovsky and Arensky. Highlights of the season include a Baroque program with a pantomime for two dancers with music by Rameau, Duphly, Gluck, Grety and Lully.†Award winning Cellist, Antonio Lysy and Cellist John Walz, Violinists Phillip Levy, Tereza Stanislav, & Julie Gigante, Violist Robert Brophy, Soprano Elissa Johnston, Pianists Steven Vanhauwaert & Rina Dokshitsky, will be part of this exciting second Season.
Created by French pianist/melodist Francois Chouchan, the salon series was inspired by Marie Antoinette during 1780 when the Salon de Musique was erected at the Petit Trianon Domain within the vast gardens of the Chateau de Versailles. Chouchan has once again invited some of the most prestigious internationally renowned artists to join in this series, many of whom have performed with the LA Philharmonic, Los Angeles Opera, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and Capitol Ensemble.
By removing the stage, Le Salon de Musiques offers a more personal touch to listeners eager to familiarize themselves with Chamber Music. The goal is to bring together an audience of disparate backgrounds…music lovers who believe that this form of melodic artistry brings out the best in humanity.
Producer and French pianist/melodist FranÁois Chouchan: From the Conservatoire National SupÈrieur de Musique de Paris (instructed by Yvonne Loriod-Messiaen and Germaine Mounier) to the Viotti International Piano Competition in Italy, his outstanding talent has been recognized all over Europe. Not only has Chouchan performed as a soloist with orchestras and Chamber Music groups in many countries, but he has also been invited to play during Master Classes by musical icons such as Mstislav Rostropovich, Nikita Magaloff, Gyorgy Sebok and Magda Tagliaferro. In Los Angeles, where Chouchan has resided since 2007, he has performed at the LACMA Museum for the “Sundays Live Series”, at UCLA’s Schoenberg Hall, at Cal State Long Beach and Cal State Northridge (with the Music Guild). He has also appeared at the First Presbyterian Church in Santa Monica, Zipper Hall, the Brandeis Institute, and for the Ermitage Foundation.
In 2010 Chouchan formed Angeles Concerts Artists Corporation and is produced Le Salon de Musiques, his first series of music concerts. For more information on Le Salon de Musiques you can go to www.lesalondemusiques.com
Phillip Levy – Violinist
Hailed by the San Francisco Chronicle as the top classical performer of 1995, violinist Phillip Levy has since then continued to receive worldwide critical acclaim at festivals and is the recipient of many prestigious awards and prizes. His collaborations have included such renowned artists as Sir Yehudi Menuhin, Iona Brown, Sir Neville Marriner, Dawn Upshaw, John O’Connor and Ralf Gothoni. He has also premiered and recorded new works by composers William Bolcom, Henri Lazarof, Donald Crocket and John Harbison.
Born In Cardiff, Wales, Levy joined the English Chamber Orchestra and the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, with whom he also appeared as soloist, and led the London based Locrian and Amphion String Quartets. Concertmaster of The Monterey Symphony Orchestra for six seasons he frequently appeared with them as soloist and conductor. He has also been the principal violinist of the Apple Hill Chamber Players and currently leads the Capitol Ensemble, Artists in residence for the Los Angeles County Museum’s Sunday’s Live radio broadcasts.
For eight years, he held a Senior Lectureship in violin and chamber music at Stanford University and is now on the faculty at California State University Long Beach.
STAY CONNECTED TO LE SALON DE MUSIQUES:
December 11, 2011 at 4:00 pm
Pieces by Spanish composers Granados, De Falla, Mompou and Albeniz
Mozart’s Violin Sonata KV 304 In E Minor and C. Franck’s Violin Sonata
Phillip Levy (Violin) and Francois Chouchan (Piano)
Where: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion – Fifth Floor, 135 North Grand Avenue in Los Angeles
There is a 10% discount if tickets are purchased for three or more concerts, and a 20% discount for a full season subscription
Contact: www.lesalondemusiques.com or (310) 498-0257
Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
Photograph Courtesy: Bobby Head/Link 81 Collection
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