Salastina Music Society will kick off its fourth season with a special event on Saturday September 7th at 8pm in Thayer Hall at the Colburn School in Los Angeles, and give away one pair of tickets to one lucky CaliforniaGermans winner. (ENTER the Give-Away by clicking the picture below or ENTER on our Facebook Page)
In light of Richard Wagner’s 200th birth year, Salastina Music Society will perform a real jewel and masterpiece of chamber music: The original version of the “Siegried Idyll”, originally set for 13 musicians only.
You might know this beautiful piece of music since it is publicly often performed by a larger orchestra, but Salastina Music Society wanted to capture the personal note of the original piece and invited 11 outstanding musicians to perform this musical treat. “Not many people know that Wagner wrote the Siegfried Idyll as a birthday present for his wife Cosima!” says Maia Jasper, Salastina’s co-artistic director. Richard Wagner apparently gathered 13 musicians in his villa, positioned them outside the bedroom, and gently roused her from sleep with his lovely piece.
Classical KUSC’s Brian Lauritzen, recently profiled in the LA Times as the “youthful, unorthodox laid-back evangelist of the classical radio world,” will guide through the program, which will start with an original arrangement of the fiery Hungarian Dance No. 5 by Wagner’s contemporary, Johannes Brahms.
Among the 11 guest artists are international soloist Hakan Rosengren on clarinet, principal flute of Pacific Symphony Orchestra Benjamin Smollen, members of Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, and highly regarded rising stars.
The concert will take place on September 7th, 2013 at 8 pm in Thayer Hall at the Colburn School (200 S. Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012).
Discounted tickets ($28) for each concert can be purchased at www.salastinasociety.org; regular-priced tickets ($35) will be available at the door. Students with valid ID may purchase tickets for $10.
Please join the musicians at the complimentary reception immediately following the performance.
- Wagner Week: Bayreuth Remains a Colorful, Controversial Mecca (wqxr.org)
- Wagner Week: The Life of Richard Wagner (wqxr.org)
- Critics Name Their Favorite Wagner Recordings (NY Times)
- Richard Wagner’s 200th Birthday – The world is celebrating his Bicentennial