BEVERLY HILLS—On Sunday, January 24, starting at 2 p.m, will mark the return of Music in the Mansion at Greystone Mansion & Gardens with cello ensemble Sakura and Amicus Duo.
Music in the Mansion is known for featuring solo and chamber music at The Doheny Estate located at 905 Loma Vista Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.
Canyon News reached out to Dana Beesen, Publicist of the City of Beverly Hills’ Community Services Department, who mentioned that Music In The Mansion started in 1994 and will be kicking off its 22nd year.
Sara Rommel, Michael Kaufman, Peter Myers, Yoshika Masuda, and Jonathan Dormand together form the cello quintet Sakura. Described by the Los Angeles Times as “brilliant” and “superb,” Sakura “[draws] from the rich heritage of a repertoire that spans eight centuries, eclectic, and unexpected programs are constructed around conceptual threads, with an overarching commitment to opening new vistas of beauty and expression by showcasing the great warmth and scope by the sound of five cellos,” states a press release from the City of Beverly Hills.
Amicus Duo, consisting of cellist Coleman Itzkoff and pianist Alin Melik-Adamyan, are winners of the 2015 Beverly Hills National Auditions. The duo is also known as rising stars from the USC Thornton Cello Studio of Professor Ralph Kirshbaum.
The 2016 season will include the following performances:
February 21: European Concert Trio with Irina Bazik (piano) Harriet Fraser (soprano) and Amanda Walker (clarinet)
March 20: Cinematic Scenes with Ines Thome (guitarist) and Yueun Kim (violinist)
April 24: Vladimir Khomyakov (pianist)
May 22:DuoKYaria with Yoon Hee Jung (flutist) and Ko Ni Choi (harpist)
June 19: Quarteto Nuevo with Kenton Youngstrom (acoustic Guitar), Aaron Chavez (percussion), Damon Zick (soprano sax, alto flute) and Jacob Szekely (cello).
The season will end on July 13, with iPalpiti Festival, which will bring together a group of prize-winning musicians from around the globe.
Beesen told Canyon News that the iPalpati Festival will be a one hour concert starting at 7 p.m., with no intermission, featuring “select international soloists in a salon setting, performing Romantic chamber ensembles and virtuoso showpieces.” She adds that guests will be given the opportunity to meet with the artists following the concert and have a first-floor tour of the mansion.
All of the performances will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, except for the iPalpiti Festival, which will take place on the evening of July 13.
Tickets for regular concerts are $20 per ticket and the iPalpiti season finale is $30 per ticket. Seating is limited and advanced tickets are encouraged. To purchase tickets online, visit www.beverlyhills.org/bhreg or call 310-285-6830.