Sunday, January 8, 2017

Edendale Up Close Concerts: March 11, 2017


MAKSIM VELICHKIN
Solo Cello Recital
at the
EDENDALE UP CLOSE Concert Series
at the Edendale Branch Library
in ECHO PARK

COMMUNITY CONCERTS
at the Edendale Branch Library (LAPL)
2011 W. Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90026
info (213) 207-3000
FREE ADMISSION
Concert in the Community Room
Free parking in the library lot (enter lot from Alvarado).

Saturday, MARCH 11, 2017
Time: Noon to 1 pm. 

MAKSIM VELICHKIN 
Solo Cello Recital:

Works by J.S. BACH, KEITH POWELL
and Los Angeles composers:
GEORGE N. GIANOPOULOS
CHRISTIAN DUBEAU
CHRISTINE LEE
CAROL WORTHEY

Scroll down to read about Maksim Velichkin.

http://www.georgengianopoulos.com


The Edendale Library Friends Society will provide refreshments following the concert. 

Future concerts in this free series at the Edendale Branch Library: 
(all concerts are on Saturdays at Noon-1pm)

JUNE 10. 2017 
Fiato Quartet
Program:
MOZART String Quartet in G major, K. 387
BEETHOVEN String Quartet in F major, Op. 59, No.1

Updated info will be posted at
EDENDALE BRANCH LIBRARY Website (with map):

This concert is made possible by a grant 
from THE HENNINGS-FISCHER FOUNDATION.

Kewa Civic Concerts http://kewaconcerts.blogspot.com/
Kewa Civic Concerts 
 is a project of the Pasadena Arts Council’s EMERGE Program. The Pasadena Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Donations to Kewa Civic Concerts are tax deductible to the full extent of the law under Federal ID 95-2540759.”
Donation info here:

Maksim Velichkin has been active as a solo performer, chamber and orchestra musician, both locally and throughout the world. Mr.Velichkin has appeared as a soloist with Uzbekistan National Symphony, Duquesne Contemporary Ensemble, American Youth Symphony, as well as Torrance, Westchester, Southeast and Bellflower orchestras. He has toured extensively to Europe, Asia, North and South America and Australia with the prestigious Verbier Chamber and Verbier Festival Symphony Orchestras. 

Maksim has worked with such outstanding conductors and instrumentalists as James Levine, Kurt Masur, Charles Dutoit, Yuri Temirkanov, Wolfgang Sawallish, Herbert Blomstedt, Christoph von Dohnanyi, Neemi and Paavo Yarvi, Gabor Takacs-Nagy, Sarah Chang, Maxim Vengerov (recording project for EMI), Yuri Bashmet, Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Bobby Mc Ferrin, Joshua Bell. Mr.Velichkin’s performances have been featured on Radio Swiss Romande, WQED FM in Pittsburgh, National Radio and Television of Uzbekistan. He has performed A. Vivaldi's Double Concerto with Bobby Mc Ferrin in Switzerland, Mendelssohn Octet at the 2005 Miyazaki Music Festival in Japan. Maksim's interest in contemporary music lead him to numerous collaborations with Duquesne University Contemporary Ensemble where he played both cello and piano. He has performed Concerto by J. Ibert and Kammermusik #3 by P. Hindemith with this group. American composer David Stock has written a piece for solo cello for Maksim, titled "Dark Wind", which he has premiered. Mr. Velichkin has also collaborated with Los Angeles Sacred Fools theatre on the production of "Claire Z" , the music for which he had written and performed on both cello and piano. Mr.Velichkin has begun his musical education at the Special Music School for Gifted Children in his native Tashkent, Uzbekistan. In 1996 he was awarded a full scholarship to pursue Bachelor of Music degree in cello performance at the Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, which led to his move to the United States. In 2000 he graduated with honors, Magna cum Laude. He continued his education at the University of Southern California at the studio of the renowned professor E. Shoenfeld. In 2006 Maksim earned his Master’s Degree, Magna cum Laude. Maksim Velichkin has also been active as a collaborative pianist having performed numerous recitals with instrumentalists and singers. As a duo pianist, he has performed J.S.Bach's Concerto for Two Pianos in c minor at Carnegie Hall in Pittsburgh, and more recently, Saint-Saens's Carnival of the Animals in Sydney, Australia. In addition, Maksim also plays harpsichord and has performed obligato parts in Bach's Orchestral Suites, in Stravinsky's opera Rake's Progress which was broadcast by WQEDFM Pittsburgh, with Verbier Chamber Orchestra, and in recitals. Maksim recent projects included a recording project with Maxim Vengerov and Verbier Chamber Orchestra, a tour of Mexico with Southwest Chamber Music, an Israeli tour with Yuri Bashmet and Verbier Chamber Orchestra as well tour in Switzerland and Japan with Gabor Takacs, Sarah Chang and VCO where Maksim in addition to being a cello principal also performed on harpsichord. 

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Edendale Up Close Concerts: January 7. 2017

Violinist ANNELLE GREGORY & Cellist GEORGY GUSEV 
at the
EDENDALE UP CLOSE Concert Series
at the Edendale Branch Library
in ECHO PARK

COMMUNITY CONCERTS
at the Edendale Branch Library (LAPL)
2011 W. Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90026
info (213) 207-3000
FREE ADMISSION
Concert in the Community Room
Free parking in the library lot (enter lot from Alvarado).

Saturday, JANUARY 7, 2017
Time: Noon to 1 pm. 

ANNELLE GREGORY - Violin
GEORGY GUSEV - Cello

http://annelleviolin.com/
(Please scroll down to read artist bios)

PROGRAM:
R. Gliere: 8 Morceaux for violin & cello
M. Ravel: Sonata for violin & cello
G. Handel/J. Halvorsen: Passacaglia for violin & cello

The Edendale Library Friends Society will provide refreshments following the concert. 

Future concerts in this free series at the Edendale Branch Library: 
(all concerts are on Saturdays at Noon-1pm)



MARCH 11, 2017
Maksim Velichkin Solo Cello Recital

JUNE 10. 2017 
Fiato Quartet
 http://www.fiatoquartet.com

Updated info will be posted at
EDENDALE BRANCH LIBRARY Website (with map):

This concert is made possible by a grant 
from THE HENNINGS-FISCHER FOUNDATION.

Kewa Civic Concerts http://kewaconcerts.blogspot.com/
Kewa Civic Concerts 
 is a project of the Pasadena Arts Council’s EMERGE Program. The Pasadena Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Donations to Kewa Civic Concerts are tax deductible to the full extent of the law under Federal ID 95-2540759.”
Donation info here:


Annelle K. Gregory - Bio


Annelle Kazumi Gregory is a Laureate of the 2013 Stradivarius International Violin Competition and the 2016 National Sphinx Competition as well as 1st prize winner of the 2016 American Protégé International Concerto Competition, the 2015 Beverly Hills National Auditions, and Gold Medalist of the 2012 National NAACP ACT-SO competition. In 2010, as part of a national tour, she performed at Carnegie Hall as a 1st violinist of the Sphinx Virtuosi and recorded with the ensemble on their debut album. In 2014, Gregory released a CD with pianist Alexander Sinchuk, “Annelle K. Gregory & Alexander Sinchuk: Grieg, Mozart, Szymanowski” and in 2015 recorded with organist Carol Williams on her CD, "Just Carol - Compositions."
            Gregory has won 1st place in many competitions including the 2014-16 Musical Merit Competitions, 2016 Classics Alive Young Artist Auditions, 2013 La Jolla Symphony Young Artists Competition, 2013 San Diego Symphony Young Artists Competition, 2013 Grossmont Community Concert Association Competition, 2012 Long Beach Mozart Festival Concerto Competition, 2012 Jester Hairston Competition, 2012 NANM Georgia Laster Branch Competition, 2012 Bellflower Symphony Concerto Competition, and 2011 Torrance Symphony Concerto Competition, as well as the competitions of the ASTA, MTAC, and MTAC-VOCE organizations. She was awarded the 2014 Glenn Dicterow Music Scholarship, has received scholarships from the League of Allied Arts and the Musical Merit Foundation, and has been supported in part by a Sphinx MPower Artist grant.
From 2012-2015, Gregory was concertmaster and a featured soloist for the California International Music Festival Orchestra at Namedy and Weikersheim Castles, Germany. She has performed with the symphonies of Detroit, La Jolla, San Diego, Chicago Sinfonietta, California Chamber Orchestra, Torrance, Bellflower, and the Long Beach Mozart Festival, among others. She was a featured soloist in the 2016 iPalpiti Festival of International Laureates and served as Asst. Concertmaster for the 2013 World Youth Chamber Orchestra tour and also in 2013 opened for the Moscow Ballet, performing a solo with the principal ballerina. Gregory has performed at numerous venues abroad in Russia, Germany (Engers, Weikersheim, & Namedy Castles), and Portugal, as well as throughout the United States (Carnegie Hall , Walt Disney Hall, The Ravinia). Gregory has been featured on BBC Radio, American Public Media radio, KUSC radio, German Television, Detroit Public Television, and XLNC1 radio.

  

Georgy Gusev – Bio

After receiving a Master’s degree in Cello Performance from the Moscow State Conservatory in Russia, Georgy Gusev moved to Italy to study with Sicilian virtuoso Giovanni Sollima at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia where he earned the diploma “Master of Cello.”  As soloist he has performed with orchestras and various ensembles in the best classical and modern halls of Russia, Italy, France, Austria, Switzerland, China, and the US.  He has participated in various international festivals alongside many world-renowned classical musicians such as Natalia Gutman, Giovanni Sollima, Enrico Dindo, Eliso Virsaladze, Rocco Filippini, Monika Leskovar, Sonig Tchakerian, Boris Andrianov, and Alexander Bouzlov. 

Gusev also works as a composer and among his recent projects, he released a series of compositions for cello solo calledThe Traveler’s Diary (originally Breviario per Nomadi) that has been used as a background for various TV shows by the Italian national television RAI and several films. His first solo album Cello Drive, which includes Gusev’s innovative compositions as well as completely revised arrangements of national melodies and songs, was sponsored by Thomastik-Infeld and was released by the UK label North2North in June 2016.

Gusev has taught for over two years as a docent at the Accademia Musicale Praeneste in Rome and has held master classes of modern approach to classical music in Zagarolo (2013-15), Rome (2014-15), and Moscow (2014-15).  He also holds a private studio of both cello and piano.  Besides performing and teaching, Gusev is actively involved in promoting cultural exchange between Russian and Italian musicians.  As such, he frequently organizes Italo-Russian master classes in Rome and Moscow and in 2013 founded the International Music Festival “Masters of Music” held annually in Moscow.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Edendale Up Close Concerts: November 26, 2016


String Duo: CONNIE KUPKA & DAVID SPELTZ 
at the
EDENDALE UP CLOSE Concert Series
at the Edendale Branch Library
in ECHO PARK

COMMUNITY CONCERTS
at the Edendale Branch Library (LAPL)
2011 W. Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90026
info (213) 207-3000
FREE ADMISSION
Concert in the Community Room
Free parking in the library lot (enter lot from Alvarado).

Saturday, NOVEMBER 26, 2016
Time: Noon to 1 pm. 

CONNIE KUPKA - Violin, Viola
DAVID SPELTZ - Cello

PROGRAM:

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (German, 1770-1827)

Duo for Viola and Cello ("Eyeglasses Duo") WoO 32, 
-Allegro - Minuetto

JOSEPH HAYDN (Austrian, 1732-1809)
Duo in D major for Violin and Cello, Hob. VI:D1,
- Poco Adagio - Tempo di Menuetto - Allegro

ZOLTAN KODALY (Hungarian, 1882-1967)
Duo for Violin and Cello, Op.7, 
- Maestoso e largamente, ma non troppo lento - Presto

The Edendale Library Friends Society will provide refreshments following the concert. 

Future concerts in this free series at the Edendale Branch Library: 
(all concerts are on Saturdays at Noon-1pm)

JANUARY 7, 2017 Violinist Annelle Gregory & Cellist Georgy Gusev
http://annelleviolin.com

JUNE 10. 2017 Fiato Quartet

Updated info will be posted at

EDENDALE BRANCH LIBRARY Website (with map):

This concert is made possible by a grant 
from THE HENNINGS-FISCHER FOUNDATION.

This concert is presented by
Kewa Civic Concerts http://kewaconcerts.blogspot.com/

Kewa Civic Concerts 
 is a project of the Pasadena Arts Council’s EMERGE Program. The Pasadena Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Donations to Kewa Civic Concerts are tax deductible to the full extent of the law under Federal ID 95-2540759.”
Donation info here:

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Edendale Up Close Concerts SEPT. 17, 2016

SOLO CELLO: MAKSIM VELICHKIN
at the
EDENDALE UP CLOSE Concert Series
at the Edendale Branch Library
in ECHO PARK

COMMUNITY CONCERTS
at the Edendale Branch Library (LAPL)
2011 W. Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90026
info (213) 207-3000
FREE ADMISSION
Concert in the Community Room
Free parking in the library lot (enter lot from Alvarado).

Saturday, SEPTEMBER 17, 2016
Time: Noon to 1 pm. 


MAKSIM VELICHKIN will perform
works for solo cello by
D. Gabrieli, J. Dall Abaco, J.S. Bach
and Los Angeles composers:
G. N. Gianopoulos
Matthew Hetz
Blair Whittington


Future concerts in this free series at the Edendale Branch Library: 
(all concerts are on Saturdays at Noon-1pm)


NOVEMBER 26, 2016 Violinist Connie Kupka & Cellist David Speltz & Friends

JANUARY 7, 2017 Violinist Annelle Gregory & Cellist Georgy Gusev
http://annelleviolin.com

Updated info will be posted at

The Edendale Library Friends Society will provide refreshments following the concert. 

EDENDALE BRANCH LIBRARY Website (with map):

This concert is made possible by a grant 
from THE HENNINGS-FISCHER FOUNDATION.

This concert is presented by
Kewa Civic Concerts http://kewaconcerts.blogspot.com/

Kewa Civic Concerts 
 is a project of the Pasadena Arts Council’s EMERGE Program. The Pasadena Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Donations to Kewa Civic Concerts are tax deductible to the full extent of the law under Federal ID 95-2540759.”
Donation info here:

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Edendale Up Close Concerts




MOZART & BRAHMS QUARTETS
at the
EDENDALE UP CLOSE Concert Series
at the Edendale Branch Library
in ECHO PARK

COMMUNITY CONCERTS
at the Edendale Branch Library (LAPL)
2011 W. Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90026
info (213) 207-3000
FREE ADMISSION
Concert in the Community Room
Free parking in the library lot (enter lot from Alvarado).

Saturday, AUGUST 27, 2016
Time: Noon to 1 pm. 

MOZART Duo for  Violin & Viola in B flat major, K.424
MOZART Adagio & Fugue  in c minor for string quartet, K.546
BRAHMS String Quartet No.3 in B flat major, Op.67

EDENDALE ENSEMBLE
Jacqueline Suzuki - violin
Adriana Zoppo - violin, viola
Lynn Grants - viola
Pam de Almeida - cello


Future concerts in this free series at the Edendale Branch Library: 
(all concerts are on Saturdays at Noon-1pm)

SEPTEMBER 17, 2016 Solo cellist Maksim Velichkin
performing works by D. Gabrieli, J. Dall Abaco, J.S. Bach
and by Los Angeles composers
G. N. Gianopoulos, Matthew Hetz, Blair Whittington

NOVEMBER 26, 2016 Violinist Connie Kupka & Cellist David Speltz & Friends

JANUARY 7, 2017 Violinist Annelle Gregory & Cellist Georgy Gusev
http://annelleviolin.com


Updated info will be posted at

The Edendale Library Friends Society will provide refreshments following the concert. 

EDENDALE BRANCH LIBRARY Website (with map):

This concert is made possible by a grant 
from THE HENNINGS-FISCHER FOUNDATION.

This concert is presented by
Kewa Civic Concerts http://kewaconcerts.blogspot.com/

Kewa Civic Concerts 
 is a project of the Pasadena Arts Council’s EMERGE Program. The Pasadena Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Donations to Kewa Civic Concerts are tax deductible to the full extent of the law under Federal ID 95-2540759.”
Donation info here: