First Restoration Concert Packs Community Room at Library

At the event, Kay Rosser, retiring co-chair, was honored for more than two decades of service

PHOTO: Henk Friezer | SouthPasadenan.com News | A trio featuring Steven Vanhauwaert on piano, Cecelia Tsan on cello and Ambrose Aubrum on violin performed before a sold-out crowd at the first concert of the Restoration Concerts Committee 2021-22 Series Sept. 12 in the Library Community Room. Due to the onging pandemic, the audience was restricted to fewer than 100 in attendance, and all wore masks

By Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library

The first concert of the 2021-22 Restoration Concerts Series took place at 4:00 p.m. at the Library Community Room last Sunday, Sept. 12. It was the first performance held in the building since the beginning of the pandemic in 2020.

The performance was sold out. Piano trios by Beethoven, Shostakovich and Brahms were performed by Ambrose Aubrum, violin, Cecelia Tsan, cello and Steven Vanhauwaert, piano.

PHOTO: Henk Friezer | SouthPasadenan.com News | The Restoration Concerts Series Committee honors retiring Co-chair Kay Rosser (center) for her decades of dedication to offering world-class music in South Pasadena. She received the recognition at the first concert of the 2021-22 Restoration Concerts Series Sept. 12 in the Library Community Room. Those attending are (left to right) Fely Dela Cruz, Special Project Associate; Committee members Ann Erler, Betty Emirhanian, Shireen Chang and Connie Flanders; and current Co-chairs Janet Ervin and Laurie Astle. The group is a committee of the Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library, and all proceeds benefit the library

At the event, Kay Rosser, retiring co-chair, was honored for more than two decades of service with the Series.

Pandemic protocols were in place, with a limit on the number of attendees and a requirement that face masks be worn, regardless of vaccination status.

The Series is organized by the Restoration Concerts Series Committee, which is part of the Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library. All proceeds benefit the library.