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   July 11, 2013                                                                            Press contact: 626.685.4455


Southwest Chamber Music 

20th Summer Festival at The Huntington

continues August 10, 11, 24 & 25

with clarinetist Jim Foschia, tenor Jon Lee Keenan 

and the Southwest Players

August programs include works by Wagner, Reger, Brahms 
Britten, Henze, and Janácek


Los Angeles--Grammy® Award-winning Southwest Chamber Music continues its Summer Festival at The Huntington August 10 & 11, and 24 & 25. Beginning with a rarity from Richard Wagner, his Albumleaf for Betty Schott, the program continues with 

Max Reger's Quintet in A major for Clarinet & Strings, op. 46. The Albumleaf is a thank you note in the form of a solo piano score written by Wagner to his publisher. Max Reger's Clarinet Quintet, his last chamber work, is perhaps his best known and most beloved. The evening ends festively with the Brahms Horn Trio, op. 40. Featured performers are pianist Ming Tsu, clarinetist Jim Foschia, Lorenz Gamma, violin, and Andrew Pelletier, horn.

The final program of the summer, August 24 and 25, is an evening of music by three great opera composers of the 20th century: Benjamin Britten, Hans Werner Henze and Leos Janácek. To celebrate Britten's centennial, Southwest Chamber Music offers two works for harp and voice, Eight Folksong Arrangements and A Birthday Hansel with tenor Jon Lee Keenen and harpist Alison Bjorkedal. Henze's L'autunno is an Italianate opera for winds featuring a cornucopia of instruments including piccolo, alto flute, oboe d'amore, bass clarinet, contrabassoon, and a Wagner tuba which are doubled by the traditional wind quintet. The summer concludes with Mladi for wind sextet, the wise remembrances of childhood from Czech master Leos Janácek. 
Pre-concert, three-course, gourmet dinners in the Huntington Tea Room are available to concert ticket buyers by prior reservation.  Picnics on the lawn before the concert are encouraged.  Sections of the Huntington Art Gallery are open to ticket holders prior to the concert and at intermission.  


 Concert Information and Listing   

Summer Festival at The Huntington 



Huntington Dusk 

Concerts take place on the Loggia of The Huntington, 

1151 Oxford Rd., San Marino


Tea Room Dinners by advance reservation only.


Concerts begin at 7:30 p.m.


For tickets or information, or 




Saturday and Sunday, August 10 and 11

Richard Wagner:  Albumleaf for Betty Schott

Max Reger:  Quintet for Clarinet & Strings, Op. 146

Johannes Brahms:  Trio for Violin, Horn & Piano, op 40


Saturday and Sunday, August 24 and 25

Benjamin Britten: Eight Folk Song Arrangements

Hans Werner Henze:  L'autunno for Wind Quintet

Benjamin Britten:  A Birthday Hansel

Leos Janácek: Mladi for Wind Sextet

Location, Parking and Tickets


All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. and take place at the Loggia at The Huntington Library.
No children under 8 years of age will be admitted. Handicapped access is available. A limited portion of the Art Gallery and the grounds adjacent to the Tea Room and Loggia are open for Summer Festival patrons before the concert.

Lawn ticket holders may bring their own picnic and enjoy it under the stars. Pre-concert
dinners at The Huntington Tea room are also available to concert-ticket holders only. Dinner reservations can be made online or phone 800-726-7147 through Southwest Chamber Music when tickets are purchased (48-hour minimum notice required for dinner reservations).  

The Huntington is located at 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, just south of Pasadena and only 15 minutes from downtown Los Angeles.  For directions and a map, please check the web site. or call 1-800-726-7147.


Parking is included in the price of admission.


Single tickets: 

Loggia tickets are $65 per person. 

Lawn tickets are $28 per person. 


Loggia and Lawn tickets are unreserved festival seating. Lawn admission ticket holders must provide own blanket or lawn chair for seating. Student lawn admission tickets are available for only $10 with valid student ID.


For more information,
or call 1-800-726-7147
(please use this number in all published materials).
Southwest Chamber Music

638 E. Colorado Blvd., Suite 201

Pasadena, CA 91101-2006


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