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01.31.2018

Chamber Music | OC presents All-Star Strings with Musicians from LA Phil and Trio Céleste

Chamber Music | OC presents All-Star Strings with Musicians from LA Phil and Trio Céleste at Soka Performing Arts Center

 

Aliso Viejo, CA – Chamber Music | OC presents All-Star Strings at Soka Performing Arts Center on Friday, March 2, 2018, at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $40 for adults; $32 for students, seniors, and active military families; and $29 each for groups of 10 or more. Purchase tickets online at PerformingArts.Soka.edu or by calling 949-480-4ART (4278).

Launched in 2012 by husband and wife duo pianist Dr. Kevin Kwan Loucks and violinist Dr. Iryna Krechkovsky, Chamber Music | OC has established itself as one of the most dynamic classical music organizations in the country dedicated to advancing the art of chamber music through performance, education, and community outreach. Featuring violinists Glenn Dicterow (NY Phil) and Iryna Krechkovsky (Trio Céleste); violists Karen Dreyfus (USC’s Thornton School of Music) and Ben Ullery (LA Phil); and cellists Robert deMaine (LA Phil) and Ross Gasworth (Trio Céleste). Program includes: Brahms’s String Sextet in B-flat Major and Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence.

Dicterow has established himself worldwide as one of the most prominent American concert artists of his generation. The concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic for 34 years, an all-time record in that major orchestral position, he became the first holder of the Robert Mann Chair in Strings and Chamber Music at the USC Thornton School of Music in 2013. Krechkovsky is a prize-winning violinist with an international career in solo, chamber, and orchestral performances, celebrated for her tone, emotionality, and precision. Krechkovsky holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Stony Brook University in New York and earned her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music where she was awarded the Dr. Jerome Gross Prize in Violin. Dreyfus ranks high among the leading American violists of the current era. She maintains a richly varied career, dedicated to concertizing, recording, and teaching. Dreyfus graduated from Curtis Institute of Music and joined the faculty of the USC Thornton School of Music in 2013 as Director of Chamber Music and Associate Professor of Viola. Ullery is Assistant Principal Viola of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, a position he has held since 2012. Ullery is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory, where he studied violin and a faculty member at the Colburn School, where he teaches orchestral repertoire and coaches the Colburn Orchestra’s viola section. DeMaine is the Principal Cellist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. A first-prize winner in many national and international competitions, deMaine was the first cellist ever to win the grand prize at San Francisco’s prestigious Irving M. Klein International Competition for Strings. Gasworth earned his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music. As one of the directors of Chamber Music | OC, Gasworth teaches Dalcroze Eurhythmics in the CMOC Young Artist Program workshops.

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