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Salastina - Upcoming EventsHappy Hour No. 120: The Sacred Veil with Eric Whitacre
Saturday, January 27, 2024
11:00 AM
Mountain View Mausoleum

A contemplative Happy Hour exploring the porous boundary between mortality and the beyond. Musical selections include the slow movement of Beethoven’s String Quartet Opus 132 and the world-premiere instrumental-only chamber arrangement of Eric Whitacre’s profoundly moving choral work, The Sacred Veil. The setting – a marble sanctuary suffused with the rainbow light of hundreds of stained glass windows – sets the scene. Mimosa and pastry reception to follow.

A Salastina.calm Valentine's Day
Wednesday, February 14, 2024
8:00 PM

Slow your heartbeat and set it aflutter with a selection of soul-soothing and soul-stirring Romantic fare. Featuring world-premiere arrangements by Salastina’s Resident Violist, Meredith Crawford.

Main Series No. 3: Sounds Genius Brahms' Piano Quintet
Fri, Mar 8, 2024 8:00 PM
Sat, Mar 9, 2024 8:00 PM

What happens when a symphonist writes for 5 instruments? In this case, a masterpiece for the ages. Brian Lauritzen dissects what makes Brahms’ Piano Quintet such a perfect piece of music before a full performance of the work. Mimosa and pastry reception to follow.

Happy Hour No. 121: Sounds Mysterious with Brian Lauritzen
Sunday, April 14, 2024
11:00 AM
Barrett Hall at the Pasadena Conservatory of Music

Sounds Mysterious is a game in which Brian assigns us a piece of music that none of us recognize. He even redacts the composer’s name. We rehearse it, perform it, and attempt to guess the composer along with you. The delight of surprise and interactive “whodunnit” guessing game make for an engaging spin on the live concert experience. Mimosa and pastry reception to follow.

Main Series No. 4: Sounds Promising Bach's Chaconne
Fri, May 10, 2024 8:00 PM
Sat, May 11, 2024 8:00 PM

Each year, Salastina selects up to 10 young composers worldwide to take part in its Sounds Promising Young Composers Program. The program is zero-cost for all participants, and has resulted in “life-changing” (their words, not ours!) professional development – and even high-profile commissions. Last year, we pledged to commission one participant from each year’s cohort. This concert includes world premieres by 2021 Sounds Promising Young Composer Kian Ravaei and a 2023 participant to be determined. Each composer will pen a piece for our entire ensemble – piano, string quartet, and flute – taking inspiration from Bach’s Chaconne. Resident Pianist HyeJin Kim opens the program with Busoni’s arrangement of the same work. Wine and munchies reception to follow.

Main Series No. 5: The Pummel of Hummel
Fri, Jun 14, 2024 8:00 PM
Sun, Jun 16, 2024 7:00 PM

If you love dead, white, male German composers as much as we do – and are not (yet!) familiar with the greatness of Johann Nepomuk Hummel – this concert exploring the arbitrariness of fame is for you. In 1819, Hummel organized a concert for the world-premiere performance of one of his works for the occasion, Schubert wrote the Trout Quintet for the same combination of instruments. Guess which piece is all anyone remembers? Salastina recreates this concert – so that you can be the judge of whether or not posterity was fair to jettison a composer with a name as awesome as “Nepomuk.” Wine and munchies reception to follow.

Salastina in SoCal Wine Country
Fri, Jun 21, 2024 8:00 AM
Sun, Jun 23, 2024 8:00 PM

Music, wine, food, wine, company, wine, a beautiful natural setting, wine, refined interiors in which to enjoy it all… And also wine. Savor worlds Old and New at this first-of-its-kind weekend away. We are hard at work planning a musical and epicurean feast for your senses. Stay tuned for more details!

Presenter / Producer: Salastina

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Music > Chamber Music

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Various venues
Barrett Hall at the Pasadena Conservatory of Music / The Pompeian Room at the Doheny Mansion
Rothenberg Hall at the Huntington Gardens / The Edye at the Broad Stage
Los Angeles CA

LA - Central / Downtown
LA - Hollywood / Westside
Pasadena / San Gabriel Valley

Performance Dates: 1/27/2024 - 6/21/2024
Saturday, 01/27/2024
Wednesday, 02/14/2024
Friday, 03/08/2024
Sunday, 04/14/2024
Friday, 05/10/2024
Friday, 06/14/2024
Friday, 06/21/2024

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Salastina Members at the Friend Level and above get 20% off all concert tickets (excluding Sounds Delicious) -- plus a whole bunch of other perks.

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