The Second Saturday Series for the month of June will be on the third Saturday, June 15 at 5 PM. The concert is presented by the Sunset ChamberFest. The Sunset ChamberFest is now in its 6th year. A free-will offering will be accepted at the door. A reception will follow the concert allowing the opportunity to meet the artists.
The theme for the concert is: Shades of Love. This year’s concert includes: String Quartet No. 2 Intimate Letters by Leos Janacek Echoes of the Heart WORLD PREMIERE by Todd Mason Cinema Paradiso Suite by Ennio Morricone (arr. Patrick O’Malley) Princess Leia’s Theme by John Williams (arr. Patrick O’Malley) and In a Heartbeat, WORLD PREMIERE live to picture by Arturo Cardelus—Film by Beth David and Esteban Bravo.
Michael Kaufman, founder and co-director of the Sunset ChamberFest says, “We try to make every summer unique, but this summer will be truly special. For the first time, we will be performing live to picture In a Heartbeat, with music by Arturo Cardelús.” In this adorable short film that has been view over 40 million times, “A closeted boy runs the risk of being outed by his own heart after it pops out of his chest to chase down the boy of his dreams.”
Each year, on the weekend prior to the concert, high school and early college student composers meet with professional Los Angeles composers to present their compositions and receive mentoring on further developing those pieces. The pieces are played by professional musicians to give them the best possible presentation.
Michael Kaufman was born in New York City and moved to Cleveland at the age of three. One year later, he began cello lessons with teacher Pamela Kelly, and continued with her for 10 years. By the age of seventeen, he was already participating in music festivals in Sarasota and Norfolk. In 2004, he was the only cellist to be accepted to the Young Artist Program of the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he studied with Alison Wells. He then received a Bachelor of Music Degree with distinction and a Performer's Certificate from the Eastman School of Music. Michael earned his Master’s Degree and Doctorate from the University of Southern California, studying with Ralph Kirshbaum. He has collaborated in concert with artists such as Midori, Joseph Silverstein, Tony Nys and Carol Rodland. He has participated in music festivals such as Open Chamber Music at Prussia Cove, Music@Menlo, Verbier, Kneisel Hall, Norfolk and Sarasota.
Presenter / Producer: Second Saturday Series
Music > Chamber Music
Event Phone: 818-244-7241
Glendale City SDA Church
610 E California Ave
Glendale CA 91206
North Hollywood / Burbank / Glendale
Performance Dates: 6/15/2019
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