Pittance Chamber Music | The Lyric Oboe at First United Methodist Church

A recital program of favorite works that reflect the lyric side of the oboe

The 2022 Pittance Chamber Music SEASON VIII continues with the return to live concerts with the second program of the year taking place on Saturday, February 26, 2022, at the First United Methodist Church in Pasadena featuring the extraordinary artists from the LA Opera Orchestra. The First United Methodist Church is an iconic historic building with superior sound and plenty of space for audiences.

PHOTO: Robin Aronson Photography | South Pasadenan.com News | Leslie Reed, LA Opera Orchestra Principal Oboe

The Lyric Oboe features LA Opera Orchestra Principal Oboe Leslie Reed, pianist Edith Orloff, violinist Roger Wilkie and members of the LA Opera Orchestra, in a recital program of favorite works that reflect the lyric side of the oboe, ranging from the pastoral to folk traditions, including works inspired by famous paintings – projections of which will be displayed during the performance.

Among the most extraordinary musicians in the world are those you seldom see – the musicians of the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra. Founder and Artistic Director Lisa Sutton, who also happens to be the Assistant Concertmaster of the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra, formed Pittance Chamber Music in 2013 to shine the spotlight on these remarkable yet invisible artists, bringing them from the pit to the stage to perform in small ensembles, hence the name Pittance. Pittance Chamber Music utilizes a roster of artists drawn from a large pool of talent including members of the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra as well as Los Angeles Opera resident vocalists, resulting in a unique variety of repertoire not often heard together in one program.

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Leslie Reed, LA Opera Orchestra Principal Oboe

Edith Orloff, piano

Roger Wilkie, violin

Members of the LA Opera Orchestra:
Ana Landauer, violin

Shawn Mann, viola

John Walz, cello

Camille Saint-Saens: Sonata for Oboe and Piano
Gilles Silvestrini: Etudes for Oboe (inspired by paintings of Boudin, Monet, Renoir and Manet)
Joseph Horovitz: Quartet for Oboe and Strings
Alyssa Morris: Collision Etudes (inspired by paintings of Cassatt, Mitchell and O’Keeffe)
Arnold Bax: Quintet for Oboe and Strings

WhenSaturday, February 26, 2022; 7:30 p.m.

 Where: First United Methodist Church, 500 East Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91101

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Tickets – General Admission:

– Single Ticket: $40

– Senior Ticket: $25

– Student Rush (with ID): $10

More detailed information about the programs and the artists is available at www.pittancechambermusic.org. Tickets are non-refundable. Venue Box Office opens at 6:30 p.m. Student rush tickets will be available for purchase at the door with student ID.

The third program, Liebeslieder!, taking place on Saturday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m., is a program that was previously postponed due to Covid shutdowns. Pittance Chamber Music is thrilled to present the complete Liebeslieder Walzer of Johannes Brahms. It’s a rare opportunity to hear these stunning works in their entirety, performed by vocalists from the LA Opera Chorus, with soprano Elissa Johnston and LA Opera conductors Grant Gershon and Jeremy Frank on piano four hands.”

Covid Safety Protocols: Pittance Chamber Music is committed to the health and safety of its patrons, artists and staff. Currently, we require a photo ID and proof of full vaccination, including boosters. Masks are required indoors, in compliance with City of Pasadena guidelines (N95-KN95 are recommended). Distancing must be observed in the seating areas. For current information on Pittance Chamber Music COVID safety protocols, please visit the website at www.pittancechambermusic.org.