Yi-Huan Zhao, violin
The Choir and Soloists of St. Matthew’s Parish
The Chamber Orchestra at St. Matthew’s
The Chamber Orchestra sets the scene for this popular concert with “Winter” from Antonio Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons. The music draws inspiration from a sonnet that describes weather uncommon in Southern California: “shivering, frozen amid the frosty snow...”
The program continues with equally descriptive music from an equally prolific composer, Georg Philipp Telemann. A more cosmopolitan contemporary of JS Bach, Telemann’s Ouverture des nations anciens et modernes paints lively pictures of Germany, Switzerland, and Denmark.
The Choir and Soloists of St. Matthew’s Parish join the orchestra to present Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach’s Magnificat. Oldest son of JS Bach and godson of Telemann, CPE Bach composed this youthful work in 1749. Fittingly, some of the music demonstrates the influence of his father, while much of the piece anticipates Haydn and Mozart. It is an exciting way to end the concert and begin the holiday season.
Single tickets: $35 ($10 students with valid I.D.)
Children under 16 are free.
Season passes are available.
Call for group discounts: (310) 573-7422
Free intermission refreshments.
Doors open at 7:00pm.
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.4 miles north of Sunset Blvd on Bienveneda Ave
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