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Stan's Music Parlor/Shawn Weil, violin and Gideon Rubin, piano!

Stan's Music Parlor/Shawn Weil, violin and Gideon Rubin, piano!Prelude and Fugue in D Major, Prelude and Fugue in G Major (WTC Book 1) for solo keyboard      J. S. Bach

Adagio for Solo violin      J. S. Bach

Sonata no. 1 in G Major Op. 78 for violin/piano    J. S. Bach

"A Pure Land" for violin/piano by Gideon Rubin (World Premier - written for this event)

Cavatina by Raff for violin/piano

Liebeslied by Kreisler for violin/piano

Salut D'amour by Elgar for violin/piano


A native of Chicago, Shawn Weil was appointed to the St. Louis Symphony in April 2005. Prior to his appointment, he played as a contracted member of the orchestra for two seasons. Weil is a violinist with the Sun Valley Summer Symphony and, for four seasons, was co-concertmaster of the New World Symphony. During his tenure at the New World Symphony, he was invited to represent the institution in chamber music performances domestically in Manhattan and the Hamptons, and internationally in Prague, Rome, and Monte Carlo. He has collaborated with Michael Tilson Thomas, David Robertson, Alasdair Neale, and the Miami String Quartet. An active educator and mentor, Weil is on the violin faculty of Eastern Music Festival in North Carolina. He is frequently involved with the Education and Community Partnership Program of the SLSO. From 2002-03, Weil served on the faculty of the acclaimed Opus 118: Harlem Center for Strings in Manhattan. Shawn Weil received
his Bachelor of Music degree and the Performance Diploma from Indiana University.

Dr. Gideon Rubin has a multi-faceted career that encompasses performing as a soloist, conductor, as a chamber musician, as an orchestral keyboardist, and as a composer. As soloist, he has performed with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Classical Orchestra, several times with the New World Symphony (once conducting from the keyboard), with the New England Conservatory Youth Orchestra on a tour of Israel, and at the Eastern Music Festival where he taught and performed from 1998-2014.  His performance as soloist in John Adams’ “Grand Pianola Music” (with the composer conducting) in San Francisco’s Davies Hall in 2000 was featured on the PBS “News Hour”.  He has also performed on live radio broadcasts in Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, and in Israel.

He has performed solo and chamber music recitals throughout the United States and in Europe.  During the 2001-2002 season, he was the pianist for the Garth Newel Piano Quartet, performing concerts in Virginia and on tour in Sicily, Italy.  From 1997-2000 he was the pianist/keyboardist for the New World Symphony under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas, performing in Miami, New York’s Alice Tully Hall, and major venues in Paris, London, Amsterdam, and Vienna. He has performed chamber music with Julia Fischer, Robert Vernon, David Jolley, Lynn Harrel, Corey Cerovsek, Timothy Fain, and William deRosa.  He has also collaborated with members of the Boston Symphony, the National Symphony, the Cleveland Orchestra, the St. Louis Orchestra, and the Seattle Symphony.

In recent seasons, Dr. Rubin has performed at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica, several times on the Los Angeles County Museum’s “Sundays Live” Radio Broadcast Series, at LA’s Zipper Hall, at the American Church and American Cathedral in Paris, Symphony Space in New York City, the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., and at the Myra Hess Foundation Concerts in Chicago.

He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude from Harvard University, a Masters in Music from Boston University’s School of the Arts, and a Doctorate from the University of Southern California.  He currently serves as a piano faculty member at the Colburn School in Los Angeles.  Previously, he was a visiting professor at Pomona College, and a piano instructor at the Los Angeles Music and Art School (LaMusArt) where he was also Music Director from 2006-2016.

He was the founder of the LaMusArt Youth Orchestra, and directed it from 2006-2016.  He conducted the orchestra in concerts in Walt Disney Hall, the Hollywood Bowl, the LA Japan-American Theater, and at East LA College Performance Arts Center.  In July of 2016 he conducted Lang Lang and his “piano orchestra” at Disney Hall as part of the “101 Pianists” Event.

Dr. Rubin is a composer and an active supporter of new music. As a pianist, he has performed with new music ensembles in New York, Los Angeles, Fresno, at Harvard University, at Boston University, and with the New World Symphony.  He has performed many new works in premieres.  His own works include compositions for voice, chamber ensembles, chamber orchestra, piano, and electronic media.  He is currently composing a book of progressive Etudes for piano solo.  In Spring of 2018 the Colburn School presented an entire recital featuring works of Gideon Rubin. He has recorded a solo CD of 20th Century American music (available on, and a CD of orchestral music by Steven Mackey on the RCA-BMG label as a member of the New World Symphony.  His recording of piano quartets of Dvorak and Martinu with the Garth Newel Piano Quartet won “Best Classical Album of 2004” in the Just Plain Folks Music Awards.

In addition to his life as a musician, Dr. Rubin has studied Chinese Meditative and Martial arts for twenty years.  He is a black belt and assistant instructor at the Taoist Institute in Los Angeles studying under the tutelage of Grandmaster Sifu Carl Totton.

Presenter / Producer: Stanley E Harris

Listed Categories
Music > Classical
Music > Recitals - Instrumental
Music > Chamber Music

Event Phone: 323-735-0117

Private Residence
Lafayette Square
Los Angeles CA 90019

LA - Central / Downtown
LA - Hollywood / Westside

Performance Dates: 3/17/2019
Sunday, 03/17/2019

Performance Times
Arrival: 7:30-8 pm

Doors close for music: 8 pm

(If you arrive late, please wait for applause between pieces to knock for admission.)

Reception follows.

Ticket Information:
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