This Friday the South Pasadena Woman’s Club will be the site of spooky classical music concert that the whole family will enjoy. As part of the Canvas Concert Series directed by Ariana Solotoff, professional musicians and youngsters will perform heart-pounding, thrilling music. The audience is invited to wear costumes, and the performers will be giving candy to any youngster who dares to approach them. Adults wearing costumes will be rewarded with free wine, and there will be refreshments for purchase, to benefit future Canvas concerts.
“This interactive concert is perfect to introduce kids to classical music at the highest level,” says Solotoff. “And what a great way for everyone to meet LA’s finest musicians.”
Children will enjoy seeing the young players of the Los Angeles Children’s Chamber Orchestra, ages 9-13, conducted by LA Philharmonic violinist Mitchell Newman. Also featured will be a one-act opera entitled “The Last Silent Voice,” by local composer and S. Pas resident George N. Gianopoulos.
The concert, entitled Verklärte Nacht, will begin with the Saint-Saens’ Danse Macabre, a fiery piece performed by Niv Ashkenazi and Leah Kohn. Concluding the frightening program is Dmitri Shostakovich’s chilling String Quartet No. 8.
Tickets are $10 for adults, and $5 for students and children, at the door. The concert starts at 7 pm on Friday, October 26. The South Pasadena Woman’s Club is located at 1424 Fremont Avenue, South Pasadena 91030. The Canvas Concert Series is made possible by a grant from the Pasadena Showcase House, and a matching grant from the Los Angeles Children’s Music Foundation. You don’t want to miss this exciting Halloween event for all ages!