Maurice Ravel is the “Old-Timer”
Chamber Music Palisades Starts the New Year
With Music of the 20th and 21st Centuries
On Tuesday, January 15, the long-running Westside chamber music series,
Chamber Music Palisades, will open the 2013 half of its annual series with music
composed in the last 100 years by composers Maurice Ravel, Norman Dello Joio,
George Gershwin and jazz composer, Michael Publig.
“We are especially excited about this program because, while the works range
from the very early 20th century to the present, they all have rhythmic and tonal
innovation in common,” said Delores Stevens and Susan Greenberg, CMP Co-Artistic
The concert will begin at 8 pm in CMP’s familiar home, the Charles
Moore-designed sanctuary at St. Matthew’s Parish on Bienveneda in Pacific Palisades.
Celebrated violinist Ida Levin will join pianist Stevens to perform
Ravel’s radiant Sonata for Violin and Piano. Winner of the International Johannes
Brahms Competition, cellist Alexander Suleiman, will join flutist Greenberg
and pianist Stevens in Dello Joio’s Trio for Flute, Cello and Piano. Greenberg and
Stevens will be joined by acclaimed bassoonist Judith Farmer to perform the World
Premiere of “time in_time out”, a new work by Michael Publig. Finally, a medley of
songs by George Gershwin will be sung by soprano Karen Benjamin, who starred in
the original Los Angeles production of Phantom of the Opera and with the Pittsburgh
Symphony Orchestra in a tribute to Stephen Sondheim.
Now in its 16th consecutive season of presenting the finest musicians in the
Southland in intimate chamber programs, Chamber Music Palisades is also active in
presenting free concerts in local schools. CMP has presented more than 35 school music
programs since its inception in 1997.
For ticket information to this concert or a season brochure call 310-463-4388 or