Chamber Music Palisades (CMP) will present the world premiere of a concerto by internationally renowned composer John Steinmetz at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5 in the sanctuary at St. Matthew’s, 1031 Bienveneda Ave. Tickets ($30) are available at the door.
Titled “Together Again,” a chamber concerto for flute and piano with percussion and strings,” the composition will be the featured work of the third concert in CMP’s 2012-2013 season.
Commissioned by CMP, the new concerto will be performed by flutist Susan Greenberg and pianist Delores Stevens with violinist Maia Jasper, violist Dana Hansen, cellist Gloria Lum, bassist Nathan Farrington and percussionist M. B. Gordy.
The balance of the program will include a trio by Anton Reicha, who was a close friend of Beethoven and teacher of Franz Liszt, plus the dynamic “Trout Piano Quintet” by Franz Schubert.
Steinmetz is a longtime resident of Southern California, and his compositions have been performed in such disparate places as New York City, Israel, Little Rock and the West Bank.
“John is not only a talented composer,” said CMP Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director Susan Greenberg, “he is a wonderful writer and public speaker as well. His pamphlet, ‘How to Enjoy a Live Concert,’ is widely used by orchestras and chamber series, and he has been the keynote speaker for Chamber Music America and Americans for the Arts.”
Now in its 16th season, CMP was founded by Greenberg and Stevens, both longtime residents of the Palisades. In addition to bringing the familiar classic repertoire performed by outstanding musicians to the Westside, CMP has commissioned and premiered more than 15 new works.
Contacts: Call (310) 463-4388 or visit cmpalisades.org.
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