Camerata Pacifica’s November edition of “Why Beethoven?” opens with a classical jewel by Mozart; his Duo for Violin & Viola in G Major, K 423, before moving to one of Beethoven’s middle period string quartets; Op. 74 in E-Flat Major, “Harp”.

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The Huntington

1151 Oxford Rd San Marino, CA 91108

Zipper Concert Hall

200 S Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012

Bassist Nathan Farrington takes you on a musical safari ranging from Haydn to Hank Williams, joined by best buddy Teddy Abrams – Music Director of the Louisville Orchestra - on piano, and LA Opera Concertmaster Roberto Cani, percussionist Gabriel Globus-Hoenich and guitarist Molly Miller. Required gear: a few different sets of ears!

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Pasadena Conservatory

100 N Hill Ave #105, Pasadena, CA 91106

In a landmark glass chapel sited on a bluff overlooking the ocean, music by J. S. Bach performed by a new period-instrument ensemble and a prize winning Baroque flutist and top-ten winner on the Billboard Classical Crossover chart.

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In the newly restored ballroom of a unique Streamline Moderne landmark celebrating the sport of kings (Santa Anita Racetrack), a new thoroughbred ensemble of rising stars — winds and strings — makes its local debut with the “William Tell” overture and other specially curated works. Self-guided tours precede the concert.

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Santa Anita Race Track, Chandelier Room

285 Huntington Dr, Arcadia, CA 91007

Beneath a stately dome, the founding director of Les Talens Lyriques will conduct with “sparkling dynamism” L.A.’s “mighty yet nimble” period-instrument orchestra and vocal soloists. Suites, arias and duets from dramatic music by two giants of the Baroque — Handel and Rameau.

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The Art of Living Foundation

948 W Adams Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90007, USA

Former LA Phil lead clarinet Michele Zukovsky and pianist Gloria Cheng play Berg’s "Four Pieces" and Lutoslawski’s "Dance Preludes". Lyris Quartet members join pianist Steven Vanhauwaert for Kagel's last trio. Pianist David Kaplan, in his series debut, fronts Mozart’s wind quintet.

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First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica

1220 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90401, USA

At the magnificently restored "Ranch of the Little Cottonwoods" (Rancho Los Alamitos), three superb musicians will take you on a unique musical adventure blending Bach, Bluegrass and Celtic guitar with gentle and foot-stomping American fiddle tunes.  Explore the ranch’s gardens and historic buildings through self-guided tours.

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Sparks will fly when this violin-guitar-double bass trio lights up the French-Normandy “house that Mickey built” (former Disney Residence). This electrifying threesome blends acrobatic technique, the richness of Eastern European folk and French "Jazz Hot" — and works inspired by iconic Disney themes.

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Working Way House (former Disney Residence)

4052 Woking Way, Los Angeles, CA 90027

"One of the outstanding violinists of his generation" (New York Times) and a pianist with "virtuosity to spare" (Washington Post) perform sonatas by Beethoven (No. 4 in a, Op. 23), Brahms (No. 2 in A, Op. 100), Debussy (in g), Ysaÿe (Sonata No. 6 in E) and John Adams' jaunty Road Movies.

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Doheny Mansion

10 Chester Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90007, USA

Widely regarded as a Baroque music masterpiece, Johann Sebastian Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244, is performed by excellent American and European vocal soloists and Musica Angelica for a musical experience not to be missed in one of the most beautiful churches of Los Angeles.

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First Congregational Church of Los Angeles

540 South Commonwealth Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90020

Pianist Scott Dunn masters the massive "Solo" by Lukas Foss. Speaking pianist Adam Tendler tackles Oscar Wilde’s prison letter "De Profundis" set by Frederic Rzewski. These extraordinary works bracket exuberant music by Julius Eastman and James Tenney for drum quartet and ensemble.

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First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica

1220 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90401, USA

LA is now considered a world capital of new music. In this annual concert, Salastina celebrates the work of local composers whose voices resonate deeply with us. This year, we are especially excited to premiere Derrick Spiva’s Flute Sonata, written especially for Resident Flutist Benjamin Smolen.

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Villa Aurora

520 Paseo Miramar, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272, United States

For over 20 years, this celebrated ensemble has held audiences “spellbound" at venues here and abroad. In the glow of the Pompeian Room's dome, they’ll perform string quartets by Beethoven (in f, Op. 95) Schumann (in a, Op. 41/1) and Schubert (in E-flat, D. 87). 

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Doheny Mansion

10 Chester Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90007, USA

LA is now considered a world capital of new music. In this annual concert, Salastina celebrates the work of local composers whose voices resonate deeply with us. This year, we are especially excited to premiere Derrick Spiva’s Flute Sonata, written especially for Resident Flutist Benjamin Smolen.

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Pasadena Conservatory

100 N Hill Ave #105, Pasadena, CA 91106

In a Spanish-Colonial-styled setting, “Music of the Sephardic Diaspora” breathes life into ancient forms, infectious Eastern rhythms, and the art of improvisation. Haunting, virtuosic melodies from the Balkans, Armenia and the Middle East, and gems of Medieval Europe. 

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Pianists Althea Waites and Cecil Lytle tackle major works by Florence Price and Duke Ellington. Waites joins Lyris Quartet and harpist Alison Bjorkedal for William Grant Still’s "Ennanga". Lytle premieres Scott Dunn's chamber arrangement of Ellington’s concerto "New World A-Comin'".

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First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica

1220 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90401, USA

Yoshika Masuda, Salastina’s resident cellist, is a founding member of Sakura. The program features multiple original arrangements showcasing the depth and resonance only five cellos can create. The program spans four centuries of music, from Orlando Gibbons to Beethoven to Debussy to Rachmaninoff to Chick Corea.

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Pasadena Conservatory

100 N Hill Ave #105, Pasadena, CA 91106

Since their L. A. debut five years ago in The Doheny Mansion, Dover has become “one of the world’s finest young string quartets" (The New Yorker). They return to the Pompeian Room with quartets by Dvorak (in A-flat, Op. 105) and Schubert’s late masterpiece (in G, D. 887).

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Doheny Mansion

10 Chester Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90007, USA

"In Focus" provides insights into the quintessence of the chamber music repertoire through the lens of LACO's musicians. Come hear Tchaikovsky’s joyful Sextet, Dohnanyi’s rustic string trio and a world premiere of Juan Pablo Contreras’ “Piano Quintet" in LA’s most intimate spaces.

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Ann and Jerry Moss Theater

3131 Olympic Boulevard Santa Monica, CA 90404

The Huntington

1151 Oxford Rd San Marino, CA 91108

Eminent chamber musician and new Colburn faculty member Scott St. John performs John Adams’s First Quartet, which the artist premiered in 2009. This performance is part of the Colburn Chamber Music Society series, which features a roster of all-star guests and artist faculty alongside the stars of tomorrow in Colburn's Conservatory of Music.

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Zipper Concert Hall

200 S Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012

British conductor and violinist Monica Huggett leads a "Bohemian Trumpets" program, featuring LACO Principal Trumpet David Washburn and musicians of Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra with music by Biber, Muffat, Rittler and more.

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Zipper Concert Hall

200 S Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012

First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica

1220 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90401, USA

Maybe Gustav Mahler’s Sixth Symphony – subtitled “Tragic” – foresees the future. His rival in romance Alexander Zemlinsky arranged it for piano four hands. Inna Faliks and Daniel Schlosberg undertake this quest. Jacaranda heightens the drama with percussion from the full score.

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First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica

1220 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90401, USA

The radiant Lyris Quartet will perform, without intermission, the Second Quartet “From the Monkey Mountains” (1925) by Pavel Haas with the suppressed percussion part, the Second Quartet (1998) by Georg Friedrich Haas, and the Third Quartet "The Hunt." (2003) by Jörg Widmann.

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First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica

1220 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90401, USA