Date(s) - 01/22/2022
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The 2022 Pittance Chamber Music – SEASON VIII – extends a warm welcome back to audiences, as they return to live concerts this January at a spectacular new venue, First United Methodist Church in Pasadena featuring the extraordinary artists from the LA Opera Orchestra and Chorus.
The first program of the new year, Theresa Dimond and Friends features the LA Opera Orchestra’s principal percussionist Dr. Theresa Dimond, who is always engaging with her wonderful playing and amusing commentary.
Theresa Dimond and Friends – Saturday, January 22, 2022; 7:30 pm:
The first concert of the year takes a deep dive into the pit – landing in the percussion section. Hosted by the LA Opera Orchestra’s principal percussionist and UCLA lecturer Dr. Theresa Dimond, the program features a wide variety of repertoire performed by musicians from the percussion, woodwind and string sections of the orchestra.
- Ingolf Dahl: Concerto a Tre for Clarinet, Violin and Cello
- Arvo Pärt: Spiegel Im Spiegel (Cello and Marimba)
- Nathan Daugherty: Burn 3 for Flute, Clarinet and Marimba
- Barbara Kolb: Homage to Keith Jarrett and Gary Burton (Flute and Marimba)
- Gerard Lecointe: Point Bak (Mallet ensemble)
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.
The next two programs, The Lyric Oboe – Saturday, February 26 at 7:30 p.m.) – and Liebeslieder! – Saturday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m.- are programs that were previously postponed due to Covid shutdowns. An oboe recital is a unique event; the LA Opera Orchestra’s leader of the woodwind section, principal oboist Leslie Reed, has curated a program of favorite works centered around the lyric and pastoral history of the oboe. Finally, we are 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.”
Tickets – General Admission
– Subscription-Three Concerts: $110
– Senior Subscription-Three Concerts: $60
– Single Ticket: $40
– Senior Ticket: $25
– Student Rush: $10
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.