BEVERLY HILLS—Helix Collective will be performing for the Music in the Mansion series at Greystone Mansion on Sunday, June 17.
The Los Angeles based ensemble consists of Sarah Robinson on the flute, Phil Popham on the oboe, Kathryn Eames on the piano, and Lorry Black on the marimba. The ensemble plays classical music with a contemporary edge.
According to a press release from the city of Beverly Hills, Sarah Robinson is the founding member of the ensemble. Robinson’s inspiration of taking classical music to an edgy level came from her dissertation on chamber music in alternative venues. She completed her Doctoral Degree at the University of North Carolina. Robinson teaches in Los Angeles at the Academy of Music for the Blind and the Young Musicians Foundation.
Phil Popham was once a Principal Oboe for the Annapolis Opera Orchestra. He is a graduate from Peabody Conservatory of Music. Popham moved to Los Angeles in 2011, where he was able to make a career in music for film and television. Phil has solos in the films “Asterix and Obelix: Take Britannia,” “Soar,” and the “Wars of Other Men.”
Kathryn Eames is an orchestral pianist. She has played in multiple symphonies such as the Downey Symphony and American Youth Symphony. She received her Doctoral Degree at the University of Southern California.
Lorry Black has played the marimba since he was a young boy. He mastered the instrument and ended up learning all classical percussion instruments.
The ensemble’s concert will be take place at 2:00 p.m. at the Greystone Mansion and Gardens at The Doheny Estate located at 905 Loma Vista Drive.
Tickets can be purchased for $20 at www.beverlyhills.org/bhrec.