58th Year


2016 - 2017


NOTE: The Neave Trio Opening Concert Location will be Temple Beth Tikvah

1600 N Acacia Ave, Fullerton, CA 92831

November 6th, 2016 Neave Trio

Violinist: Anna Williams, Cellist: Mikhail Veselov and Pianist: Eri Nakamura

One of the finest emerging young chamber ensembles, we are happy to have the Neave Trio return to our stage. They have been enjoying tremendous international success on concert series and at festivals worldwide. In the USA, the Trio has appeared in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, the 92nd Street Y, Boston’s Jordan Hall, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center/La Jolla Music Society, Fontana Chamber Arts, the American Dvorak Society, Laguna Beach Live!, Rockport Chamber Music Festival (as their “Rising Star” Ensemble), Syracuse Friends of Chamber Music, the Los Angeles Music Guild, the La Jolla Athenaeum, and as soloists with the California Chamber Orchestra and the Fall River Symphony Orchestra in Beethoven’s Triple Concerto.

HAYDNPiano Trio in D Major; Hob. XV No. 16
DVORAKPiano Trio No. 3 in F Minor, Op. 65

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December 11th, 2016 Blake Pouliot and Hsin-I Huang

Violinist Blake Pouliot and Pianist Hsin-I Huang

Twenty-two-year-old Canadian violinist Blake Pouliot is the winner of the Canada Council for the Arts’s 2015 Musical Instrument Bank Competition. Since his solo orchestral debut with the Toronto Trinity Chamber Orchestra at age 11, he has performed as soloist with numerous orchestras and with conductors including Sir Neville Marriner and Nicolas McGegan. He is currently a Performance Diploma candidate at the Colburn School Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles, California.

Hsin-I Huang is quickly becoming recognized as one of today's most sought after collaborative pianists, Hsin-I has been praised on concert stages in Germany, Russia, Japan, and Korea to name a few. In the U.S. Ms. Huang has played in esteemed venues such as Disney Hall and Zipper Hall. She regularly collaborates with students in master classes of Robert Lipsett and Clive Greensmith at the Colburn School of Music.

BEETHOVENViolin Sonata No. 3 in E Flat Major, Op. 12
KREISLERRecitative & Scherzo Caprice for Solo Violin
CHAMPAGNEN'importe où hors du monde pour violon seul
HUBAYCarmen Fantasie, Op. 3

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January 22nd, 2017 Viklarbo Chamber Ensemble

Violinist and Artistic Director, Wendy Prober

Amanda Walker is a clarinet concert artist, studio recording musician, and teacher. A native of Great Britain, she was an exchange student at UCLA where she earned the Master of Fine Arts with the acclaimed clarinetist, Gary Gray. Ms. Walker is on the faculty of the UC Irvine Department of Music. She is in high demand as a studio recording artist and performs with numerous orchestras.

Wendy Prober is the founding pianist of the award-winning Viklarbo Chamber Ensemble, and has served as Artist-in-Residence at Loyola Marymount University, the USC Composition Department, and “Sunday's Live" at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art among many others. She has been awarded multiple grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the California Arts Commission, and the Utah Performing Arts Tour.

Jeness Johnson has performed at Lincoln Center for the Mostly Mozart Festival and with members of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, the Vienna Philharmonic and with La Scala String Quartet in Milan, Italy where she was appointed Principal Cellist of ‘Orchestra 1813’. The long list of renowned musicians she has worked with includes John Williams, Marvin Hamlisch, Itzhak Perlman, Van Cliburn, and Marilyn Horne.

BERNSTEINSonata for Clarinet and Piano (1941-1942)
DE FALLASuite Populaire Espagnole for Cello and Piano
MUCZYNSKIFantasy Trio for Clarinet, Cello & Piano, Op. 26
BRAHMSTrio in A Minor for Clarinet, Cello & Piano, Op. 114

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February 19th, 2017 Diotima Quartet

Yun-Peng Zhao -- Violin, Constance Ronzatti -- Violin, Franck Chevalier -- Viola
and Pierre Morlet -- Cello

Founded in 1996 by graduates of the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique de Paris, the Diotima Quartet has become one of the world’s in-demand ensembles. The Diotima Quartet is honoured to partner with several of today’s major composers, such as Helmut Lachenmann, Brian Ferneyhough and Toshio Hosokawa, while also regularly commissioning new works from a broad range of composers, such as Tristan Murail, Alberto Posadas, Gérard Pesson, Rebecca Saunders and Pascal Dusapin. While staunchly dedicated to contemporary classical music, the quartet is not limited exclusively to this repertoire. In programming major classical works alongside today’s new music, their concerts offer a fresh look at works by the great composers, in particular Bartók, Debussy and Ravel, the late quartets of Schubert and Beethoven, composers from the Viennese School, and also Janácek.

WEBERN6 Bagatelles for String Quartet, Op. 9
SCHUBERTString Quartet No. 13 in A Minor, D. 804 (Rosamunde)
BARTOKString Quartet No. 5, Sz. 102

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March 19th, 2017 Zodiac Trio

Kliment Krylovskiy, Clarinet; Vanessa Mollard, Violin; and Riko Higuma, Piano

The Zodiac Trio enjoys an international concert schedule that consistently spans three continents and is recognized by many to be one of the foremost clarinet-violin-piano ensembles performing today. In its relatively short history - the ensemble formed in 2006 at Manhattan School of Music before becoming the first American group and the only ensemble with a wind instrument to enter the esteemed Ysaye Quartet Chamber Music program at the Paris Superior Conservatory - the Zodiac Trio has managed to achieve a level of recognition on the international chamber music stage, rarely bestowed upon an ensemble of such untraditional instrumentation.

“Without a doubt, music evokes images and unlocks the imagination. With this program, we explore this phenomenon as we present works that were written with specific images and tales in the composers mind.”

MILHAUDSuite from "Voyage without Baggage"
STRAVINSKYL`Histoire du Soldat for Violin, Clarinet & Piano
POULENCInvitation au Château
PIAZOLLAMilonga del Angel & Muerte del Angel
BARTOKContrasts for Violin, Clarinet & Piano; Sz. 111

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Last Revised: September 26, 2016