Le Salon de Musiques continues its focus on rarely performed chamber music from the 19th and early 20th century. The concerts take place on the first Sunday of each month, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, at 4pm, on the Fifth Floor small hall and includes being served French Champagne and a gourmet buffet by Patina at the conclusion of each concert.
Hailed as the “Essence and the Nectar ” of chamber music by local critics, chamber music is performed in an intimate and personal way, allowing the audience to sit up close to the players. Produced, directed and organized by French-American Concert Pianist and Founding Artistic Director, François Chouchan, with co-Artistic Director Cellist John WALZ, the series has been providing classical music lovers with the opportunity to hear the romantic music of the 19th / 20th century, performed by musicians of exceptional caliber.
At the start of each concert, program notes are given live, by Le Salon’s resident Musicologist. After the music, there is a Q & A between the audience and the artists, while being served “Lous de Sacy” French Champagne. The afternoon concludes with High Tea Gourmet buffet catered by PATINA.
For the past several seasons, the young musicologist, Julius Carlson Reder was the Master of Ceremonies, providing fascinating background material before each program. Dr. Reder has been appointed professor of musicology at Oberlin Music Conservatory, Ohio and will not be available. His charm and elequence will be missed.
However, Le Salon de Musiques’ has been fortunate in engaging Kristi Brown-Montesano to replace Dr. Reder for their 2015-2016 season. She will make her “debut” as Master of ceremonies in Le Salon de Musiques opening concert dedicated to Franz SCHUBERT, on Sunday October 4, 2015, at 4pm.
Kristi Brown-Montesano comes with an impressive background as a musicologist and classical music vocalist. She is the Chair of the music-history faculty at the Colburn Conservatory of Music. She received her Ph.D. in musicology from UC Berkeley, with a specialization in 18th-century western European music. Her book The Women of Mozart’s Operas (University of California Press, 2007) offers a detailed study of the female characters in the Da Ponte Operas (The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Cosi fan tutte) and The Magic Flute, re-evaluating common critical tropes and assumptions. A passionate “public musicologist”, Brown-Montesano has been a frequent lecturer for the Colburn Chamber Music Society and the Los Angeles Opera’s “Opera for Educators” seminars. Last fall, she participated in the UCLA Musicology Department’s Distinguished Lecture Series.
For the 2015-2015, Le Salon has again brought prestigious and world renowned performers, from the LA Philharmonic, LA Opera, LA Chamber Orchestra, including opera soloists from the LA Master Chorale, such as soprano Elyysa Johnston, to perform.
Featured in this season’s lineup of works, is an exciting array of chamber music rarely performed by four women composers (Fanny Mendelssohn, Clara Schumann, Henriette Bosmans and Rebecca Clarke) along with several US Premieres, including works from the Swiss-Russian composer, Paul Juon, the delightful and almost unknown work by Max Bruch – his piano Qunitet. Also in the season will be a Richard Strauss evening featuring soprano, Elyssa Johnston singing his famous “Four Last Songs”.
Tickets are * $75 for Regular, and $39 for Students.
*(including French Champagne & Gourmet Buffet).
“Special Early Bird Offers”, are available on line: to discover them, and to purchase tickets,
“EARLY BIRD OFFER: $540, instead of regular price $ 675 *(includes French Champagne & Patina Gourmet Buffet)
(LIMITED OFFER) *Also Includes “Premiere Assigned Seating” per concert, and an exclusive Membership to the **”Friends of Le Salon de Musiques” .**(Additional invitations to extra VIP-Concerts & Events during the Season, besided their regular 2015-2016 schedule: August 9, 2015 with our Partner the “GEFFEN PLAYHOUSE”, for “IRVING BERLIN”, March 2016 and May 2016 with our Sponsor STEINWAY & SONS
for more information: LeSalondeMusiques.com