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Introduction to Pittance and Jacaranda
by Adrian Spence, Camerata Pacifica, and Jennifer Kallend, The Colburn School

André Previn: Four Songs for Soprano, Cello and Piano, Texts by Toni Morrison
Elissa Johnston, soprano
Grant Gershon, piano
Michael Kaufman, cello

Song texts and program notes are available at www.pittancechambermusic.org/programnotes

Pittance Chamber Music


William Grant Still: Suite for Violin & Piano (1943)
Alyssa Park, Violin
Althea Waites, Piano
With Xenia Deviatkinah-Loh

Lily Ericsson, Animation

Jacaranda Music


About Pittance Chamber Music

Pittance Chamber Music was created in 2013 by Artistic Director Lisa Sutton, Assistant Concertmaster of the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra. The original vision of Pittance was to showcase the extraordinary musicians who perform in the opera pit, moving them from the pit to the stage to perform in small ensembles (hence the name Pittance). Since 2013, the ranks of Pittance have been expanded to include vocalists from the LA Opera Chorus and the LA Opera Young Artists Program. By presenting these performers in smaller groups and smaller venues Pittance endeavors to personalize opera, giving audiences a more intimate view of the resident artists who are the heart and soul of the opera company. Learn more at pittancechambermusic.org


About Jacaranda Music

Jacaranda Music is a series of classical music adventures that awaken curiosity and discovery with a spirit of inclusion. By engaging a wide range of audiences, these curated concerts based in Santa Monica since 2003, advance the repertoire of soloists and ensembles with live music, recordings, music videos, and education.

Immediately hailed by LA Weekly as “the right music in the right place at the right time,” they named Jacaranda Best Contemporary Classical Series In 2016: “Wonderfully un-stodgy curation by founders Patrick Scott and Mark Alan Hilt and performances by acclaimed and expert musicians make for ear-cleansing dives into bracingly new music composed by living composers, as well as unplayed-to-death music of the past century.” Learn more at jacarandamusic.org