Summer Festival at The Huntington
continues in August with
Suzanna Guzmán and Vân Ánh Vanessa Võ, guest artists
Southwest Chamber Music
on The Huntington Loggia.
Los Angeles, CA - Grammy Award-winning Southwest Chamber Music's Summer Festival at The Huntington continues its pairings of French music and French food on Saturdays and Sundays August 11 & 12, and August 25 & 26 at 7:30 p.m.
The August concerts include mezzo-soprano Suzanna Guzmán, dan bau virtuoso Vân Ánh Vanessa Võ and the Southwest players performing music by Pham Minh Thành, Falla, Milhaud, Debussy, Ravel, and, to close the festival, a selection of songs made famous by legendary French chanteuse Edith Piaf.
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August 11 and 12, flutist Larry Kaplan, violist Luke Maurer, and harpist Alison Bjorkedal perform Debussy's Sonata for Flute, Viola & Harp followed by traditional Vietnamese folksongs which Võ plays on the expres-sive dan bau. Võ joins the ensemble in Thành's Ascending Dragon, conducted by Southwest's artistic director, Jeff von der Schmidt. The Southwest string quartet performs Ravel's Quartet in F major to close the program.
|Mezzo-soprano Suzanna Guzman joins Southwest Summer Season|
August 25 and 26, pianists Ming Tsu and Genevieve Lee perform Ravel's Ma mère l'oye for piano four-hands, Debussy's Petite Suite and Milhaud's surrealist ballet score, Le boeuf sûr le toit. Guzmán will perform Falla's Siete canciones populares españolas and the Piaf songs with Tsu.
Acknowledging famous cookbook author Julia Child's centenary, Southwest and The Huntington are offering a menu of Child-inspired, 3-course dinners, or concert-goers may bring their own picnics on the lawn. The dinners in The Huntington Tea Room are available only by pre-order on the Southwest website, www.swmusic.org or (800) 726-7147 when ordering concert tickets. To view the menus, click here.
The full summer season is listed here. For musicians' bios, click here. A preview of the program book is linked here .