Next up in the Restoration Concerts, the fantastic series that brings ‘world-class music to its community at large for a very reasonable price’, will be a night of Jazz and Classical Violin on March 10.
The bill will feature the Cesar Franck Sonata – Ben Powell (violin) and Leo Marcus (piano).
The Jazz portion will feature Ben Powell (violin) and Bryan Pezzone (piano)
Ben Powell – violin – ‘British born, classically trained, and a brilliant jazz violinist, who says:
“I’ve been playing for a very long time from “in my mother’s womb”, she herself a classical violinist and teacher; and then I started to play violin when two years of age followed by eight years of aural dictation through the Suzuki method. As a teenager, Stephane Grappelli, one of the best known jazz violinists in history, became my hero.”
Mr. Powell’s violin is featured throughout Hans Zimmer’s score in the 2017 Warner Bros. film DUNKIRK.
Leo Marcus – piano – ‘A resident of Santa Monica, California and a classical pianist and chamber musician who often performs with members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra.
Bryan Pezzone – piano – ‘A consummate crossover pianist of his generation, who performs classical, contemporary, jazz and experimental genres with composers and musicians as diverse as Perrre Boulez, John Williams and John Adams.
The concert will be presented Community Room of the South Pasadena Public Library – 1115 El Centro Street, South Pasadena, CA.
4:00 pm – $20 at the door – Additional Information: 626-799-6333.