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  • LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC BEGINS 2002/2003 CHAMBER SERIES WITH MUSIC OF BEETHOVEN, PAUL SCHOENFIELD, AND BRAHMS
  • Nov. 5, 2002
  • GINDI AUDITORIUM AT THE UNIVERSITY OF JUDAISM

    TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5 AT 8 PM

    The Los Angeles Philharmonic's Chamber Music Society opens its 2002/2003 series of concerts on November 5. The evening consists of three intimate compositions, including Beethoven's String Trio, Op. 3; Paul Schoenfeld's Trio; and Brahms' Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34, all performed by members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. The concert takes place at 8 p.m. and the series returns to the Gindi Auditorium at the University of Judaism.

    Ludwig van Beethoven's String Trio, Op. 3, opens the program. Composed circa 1795, it is a precursor of what monumental works were yet to come. The String Trio is most likely the result of a young musician engaging in personal musical training.

    Also on the program is American composer Paul Schoenfield's Trio for the violin, clarinet and piano, which he wrote for clarinetist David Shifrin in the summer of 1990. Its four movements are based on different Eastern European Chassidic melodies; the piece embodies the Chassidic idea of exuberant expression of joy as a religious duty.

    Johannes Brahms' Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34 was originally written as a string quintet with two cellos, then became a sonata for two pianos, but on the advice of Clara Schumann (who preferred the original version), Brahms transformed it into the admired piano quintet that is heard today.

    Composer PAUL SCHOENFIELD is known for work inspired by a whole range of music: both American and foreign pop styles, vernacular and folk traditions, and historical, cultivated music-making, often treated with sly twists. He has received commissions and grants from the NEA, the Ohio Arts commission, Chamber Music America, the Rockefeller Fund, the Minnesota Commissioning Club, American Composers Forum, and Soli Deo Gloria of Chicago. His compositions have been recorded on the Angel, Decca, Innova, Vanguard, EMI, Koch, BMG, and New World labels. Born in Detroit in 1947, he began musical training at the age of six, eventually studying piano. Schoenfield was formerly an active pianist, touring the U.S., Europe and South America. He holds degrees from Carnegie-Mellon University and University of Arizona. He currently resides in Israel and the U.S.

    EDITORS PLEASE NOTE:

    TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5 at 8 PM

    Gindi Auditorium, University of Judaism (15600 Mulholland Drive, West Los Angeles)

    CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY

    MEMBERS OF THE LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC

    Beethoven: String Trio, Op. 3

    Schoenfield: Trio

    Brahms: Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34

    Tickets ($25) are on sale now at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion box office, all Ticketmaster outlets (Robinsons-May, Tower Records, Ritmo Latino, Tu Musica, and selected Wherehouse locations), or by credit card phone order at 213.365.3500. Tickets will also be available at Gindi Auditorium on the day of performance, two hours prior to the concert. For further information, please call 323.850.2000.

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  • contact:

    Elizabeth Hinckley, 323/850-2047; Scalla Sheen, 323/850-2015