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Melodia Mariposa kicks off 2023 with an evening of chamber music Tuesday, Jan. 24 at at 7:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 243 S. Broadway, Redondo Beach CA 90277. A string quintet will perform L. Boccherini’s String Quintet in C Major No. 2, Op. 42 and A. Dvorák’s String Quintet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 77. $30 tickets
Melodia Mariposa kicks off 2023 with an evening of chamber music at two locations in Southern California.
Join five world-acclaimed musicians as they perform L. Boccherini’s String Quintet in C Major No. 2, Op. 42 and A. Dvorák’s String Quintet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 77 on Sunday, Jan. 22 in Altadena, CA with a repeat performance on Tuesday, Jan. 24 in Redondo Beach, CA.
Tickets are $30 for each concert, valid at one location: Jan. 22 at the Altadena Town & Country Club, 2290 Country Club Drive, Altadena, CA 91001 and Jan. 24 at First United Methodist Church, 243 S. Broadway, Redondo Beach CA 90277.
Tickets are available at www.melodiamariposa.org – venues are not selling tickets.
Melodia Mariposa’s mission is to create intimate and unpretentious classical music events for our communities while fostering appreciation and education among all ages. This is accomplished through thoughtful, creative programming and performances by world-class musicians.
This 501(c)(3) non-profit music organization reflects the irrepressibly positive outlook of its founder and music director, Irina Voloshina. A violinist known around the globe for exquisite playing, she has been a soloist and concertmaster for countless orchestras and has worked on over 600 film scores with John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith, James Horner, and Hans Zimmer, to name a few.
She is passionate about bringing great music to every level of the citizenry. Voloshina produced small “driveway concerts” engaging other musicians to play weekly for her neighborhood. She did it for over two years during a time when formal events were not possible. This is when she learned how much the community wanted this type of up-close delivery of beautiful music. She launched Melodia Mariposa with the support and encouragement of friends, family, and neighbors.
In 2021, Voloshina was named Volunteer of the Year and received the Congressional Leadership Awards: Hometown Heroes of the Pandemic in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the People of the 27th Congressional District from Congresswoman Judy Chu.
Voloshina will be joined by violinist Ishani Bhoola, Stephanie Payne on double bass, cellist Tina Soule and Colleen Sugata on viola.
Ishani Bhoola is an acclaimed violinist, in demand as performer and educator in both the UK and the USA. Born and raised in Bristol, UK, Ishani studied at the Purcell School of Music and the Guildhall School of Music winning numerous prizes and awards, including first prize in the 5th Sascha Lasserson Competition. She has been a member of several international orchestras, including the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the English Chamber Orchestra in the UK, the Pacific Symphony Orchestra, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and the Los Angeles Opera in the US. In 2011, Bhoola established the Waverley Ensemble bringing Baroque Music to a wider audience.
Stephanie Payne, double bass, was born in Los Angeles, grew up in Hawaii, studied at USC, and has made her way back to Los Angeles after a brief six years in the Bay Area to enjoy everything that freelancing has to offer up north. She started playing the bass at 16 after discovering her love of low notes, and quickly went on to pursue a career in music. She has performed with the San Francisco Symphony and Opera, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the Los Angeles Opera, the San Diego Symphony, the Colorado Symphony, the Sarasota Opera, and is an active recording musician, playing on various TV and film soundtracks.
A native of Baltimore, Maryland, cellist Tina Soule studied piano and cello at Peabody Prep and began her professional career at age 16 with the Bach Society of Baltimore. After receiving a Bachelor of Music degree from Indiana University and a Master of Musical Arts degree from Yale, she moved to Los Angeles where she has since enjoyed an active life as a studio recording musician and as a freelance orchestral and chamber music player. She has worked on hundreds of film scores with composers such as John Williams, Danny Elfman and Hans Zimmer, and has played on the Grammys, the Oscars and the Tonight Show. For 30 years, Soule served as principal cello with the San Luis Obispo Mozart Festival (later called Mozaic), where she performed as soloist under conductor Christopher Hogwood and collaborated with some of the world’s most esteemed chamber musicians. She has also performed with the Santa Fe Opera, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, and as principal cello with the Boston Ballet, the Orange County Chamber Orchestra and the Santa Monica Symphony.
Violist Colleen Sugata is a member of the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra, the New West Symphony, and is an active Hollywood studio musician. Prior to moving to Southern California, Colleen performed with the Pittsburgh Symphony for three seasons. She has been on numerous tours with the Pittsburgh Symphony, including performances at Carnegie Hall in 2008 and 2009, and their extensive European tour in 2010 which resulted in the recording of the Brahms Symphonies. She has attended such prestigious music festivals as Music at Menlo and the Aspen Music Festival. Sugata received both her BM and MM degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music as a scholarship student of Professor Jeffrey Irvine and Lynne Ramsey.
For more information, visit www.melodiamariposa.org.
Presenter / Producer: Melodia Mariposa
Music > Chamber Music
Event Phone: 626-292-1400
First United Methodist Church
243 S. Broadway
Redondo Beach CA 90277
Long Beach & South Bay
Performance Dates: 1/24/2023
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