BEVERLY HILLS—The city of Beverly Hills will have a few concerts coming this summer that include the iPalpiti Festival and the Concerts on the Canon, according to a press release from the city of Beverly Hills.
The iPalpiti Festival will be returning to Beverly Hills this July to perform three concerts. iPalpiti, under the direction of Maestro Eduard Schmieder, is a consortium of acclaimed, prize-winning musicians from around the world. They have performed to sold-out audiences in major concert halls around the world.
They consist of 25 international laureates from 22 countries including Spain, Italy, Germany, China and Denmark. The iPalpiti Artists International is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to discovering and promoting talented young artists from around the world.
The first iPalpiti concert will be performed at the Greystone Mansion & Gardens: The Doheny Estate inside the mansion’s concert room on Wednesday, July 13 at 7:30 p.m. iPalpiti and DUO Gurfinkel will be performing selections from Johannes Brahms with musicians Jacopo Giacopuzzi on piano, Alex and Daniel Gurfinkel on clarinets, Davide de Ascaniis and Haoyue on violins, Julia Clancy on viola and Carl-Oscar Osterlind on cello.
The second concert will be performed at The Wallis Annenberg Performing Arts Center on Friday, July 15 at 8 p.m. The iPalpiti Orchestra will perform with soloists Peter Rainer, Davide de Ascaniis, Kreeta-Julia Heikkila and Annelle Gregory, and IPalpiti junior soloist Samuel Nebyu and will perform selections from Felix Mandelssohn, Antonio Vivaldi, Franz Waxman and Peter I. Tchaikovsky.
The third concert will also be performed at the Greystone Mansion & Gardens in the courtyard on Wednesday, July 20 at 7:30 p.m. This concert will be a CROSSOVER program when iPalpiti meets Sasha Bloc who with guest vocalists, Jane Monheit and Alvin Chea, performs Big Band Jazz Sound from the 1930s-1940s. Both ensembles will blend arrangements of original selections from Joplin, Gershwin, Gade-Grapelli and from their respective repertoires.
Coming up at the Concerts on Canon held at the Beverly Canon Gardens, The Hodads will be performing on July 7. The band’s name comes from surf lingo with hodad meaning “one who poses as a surfer.” Even though none of the band members have ever surfed, they will be performing music from some surf/rock classics such as The Beach Boys, and Jan and Dean.
The concert will begin at 6 p.m. and is part of the free outdoor entertainment series that occurs every Thursday during the summer. Concerts on Canon began on June 2 and will run through September 1. Other bands to perform at the Concerts on Canon this month are Sylvia & The Rhythm Boys on July 14, Tom Nolan Band on July 21, and Lucky Cricket on July 28.
Tables and chairs will be available on a first come, first serve basis, but there is a large grassy area for guests to put their blankets on. Guests can bring a picnic meal or purchase a boxed meal from any of the neighboring restaurants.
Canyon News emailed Dana Beeson from the city of Beverly Hills Community Services, but did not receive additional information on the concerts before print.
The Greystone Mansion & Gardens: The Doheny Estate is located at 905 Loma Vista Drive. The Wallis Annenberg Performing Arts Center is located at 9390 North Santa Monica Boulevard. For more information on iPalpiti call (310) 205-0511 or visit www.iPalpiti.org.
The Beverly Canon Gardens is located at 241 North Canon Drive between the Motage Hotel and the Bouchon Restaurant. Parking will be available adjacent to the Beverly Canon Gardens. For more information on Concerts on Canon visit www.beverlyhills.org/exploring/eventsandactivities.