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Posted on: September 11, 2019

Free Concert: European Treasures for Violin and Cello

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Paul Stein and David Garrett, members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, will present masterpieces for the violin and cello on Sunday, September 22 at Crowell Public Library. The program is designed for adults and children, ages 12 and older. The works of Ravel, Beethoven, and Bach will be included, followed by the virtuosic Passacaglia by Handel-Halverson. The performers will speak about the composers and about life in a symphony orchestra.

A member of the Los Angeles Philharmonic for 36 years, Paul Stein has brought his musical experience into many educational and chamber music venues. He created the Chamber Music Express ensemble in 1985 to introduce classical music to audiences at schools and libraries. His stories for those programs include Galileo’s Metronome, The Magical, Musical Mini-Mall, and The Voyage of the Viola. Mr. Stein is the Artistic Director of the Classical Kaleidoscope chamber music series at the Arcadia Library, which is now in its 15th season. His articles about the relationship between music and the mind have been featured in Strings Magazine, the American String Teacher and the California Music Journal. He regularly blogs on Violinist.com and some of his performances can be found on youTube, at Paul Stein, violin. 

David Garrett joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 2000 after 10 years with the Houston Symphony, and tenures with the orchestras of San Antonio, Shreveport, New Orleans and Grand Rapids. He also appears frequently as recitalist, chamber musician, and soloist, including performances on the Philharmonic’s Chamber Music Society and Green Umbrella concerts. Garrett has recorded modern cello works for the Albany and Opus One labels. Along with his wife, Occidental College faculty pianist Junko Ueno Garrett, he performs cello and piano recitals as the Belrose Duo, and has toured several times in the U.S. and Japan. Away from the cello Garrett enjoys playing the viola da gamba, musical arranging and publishing.

Don’t miss this special, free afternoon of music at San Marino sponsored by the San Marino Public Library Foundation.

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