$20 - $35    |  Sep 15, 2019  |  3:00PM - 4:30PM
Barrett Hall, Pasadena Conservatory of Music

Pittance Chamber Music, known for featuring the extraordinary resident artists of the Los Angeles Opera pit and stage, announces its 2019-20 Season with three exciting programs taking place in Barrett Hall at the Pasadena Conservatory of Music. The season consists of Nate’s World on September 15, at 3:00 p.m.; Liv a Little on February 9, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.; and Modern Beauty on April 5, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.


Nate’s World launches Pittance Chamber Music’s 2019-20 Season with Los Angeles Opera Orchestra Principal Bass, Nathan Farrington, taking the audience on a musical safari ranging from Haydn to Hank Williams. Nate will be joined on piano by best buddy Teddy Abrams, Music Director of the Louisville Orchestra, and Los Angeles Opera Orchestra Concertmaster Roberto Cani. Going on safari into Nate's World requires no particular advance preparation, however we do recommend bringing a few different sets of ears!

The second concert of the season, Liv a Little!, taking place on February 9, 2020 at 3 p.m., features an afternoon of exquisite song and chamber music with soprano Liv Redpath and members of the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra. Hailed by the press as "luminous", "stunning" and "a revelation", Redpath is a radiant new presence on the opera and concert stage. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear her perform Schubert's sublime Shepherd on the Rock with Los Angeles Opera Orchestra Principal Clarinet Stuart Clark. The program also includes Reimann's Song Cycle after Mendelssohn and the Clarinet Quintet, Op. 115 by Johannes Brahms.


Modern Beauty, the third program of the 2019-20 season, takes place on Sunday, April 5, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. and features Grammy-winning pianist Gloria Cheng with members of the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra. One of today's most respected and revered interpreters of contemporary repertoire, Cheng has been lauded in the press for her "breathtaking", exhilarating" and "broadly expressive" performances. For this concert, Cheng teams up with members of the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra to perform a selection of favorite chamber music pieces by composers with whom she has collaborated, among them Billy Childs, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Steven Stucky and Gernot Wolfgang. Join us for what promises to be a transcendent evening of music.


Among the most extraordinary musicians in the world are those you seldom see – the musicians of the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra. Founder and Artistic Director Lisa Sutton, who also happens to be the Assistant Concertmaster of the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra, formed Pittance Chamber Music in 2013 to shine the spotlight on these remarkable yet invisible artists, bringing them from the pit to the stage to perform in small ensembles, hence the name Pittance. Pittance Chamber Music utilizes a roster of artists drawn from a large pool of talent including members of the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra as well as Los Angeles Opera resident vocalists, resulting in a unique variety of repertoire not often heard together in one program.

Single tickets are $35; Seniors $20; Student Rush $10 (at the door only) and Series subscription to all three concerts are $90; Seniors Series $50. Tickets are available online at PittanceChamberMusic.org or at the venue on the day of the concert if tickets remain. The Pasadena Conservatory of Music is located at 100 North Hill Avenue in Pasadena, California 91106.