Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 2:00 p.m.
Trinity Lutheran Church
1340 Eleventh Street, Manhattan Beach, CA
(3 blks east of Sepulveda & 1 blk south of Manhattan Beach Blvd.)
Free, donations appreciated
San Diego native Charissa Barger has premiered numerous works, collaborating with composers and performing in innovative concerts and recordings. Charissa is passionate about arts education and community outreach and is the founder of Harp for Little Hearts, a creative approach to music education which will launch a concert series for families in Spring 2012. Charissa is a candidate for the Master of Music degree at the USC Thornton School of Music. She earned an Artist Diploma from the prestigious Colburn Conservatory of Music and a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Michigan.
An award-winning harpist, Kate Loughrey has toured throughout Asia, Europe, and the U.S. Notable honors include placing as finalist twice in the American Harp Society Foundation Awards national competition. In the summer of 2011, she was selected as one of 15 young professional artists from around the world to perform at the World Harp Congress in Vancouver, Canada. Kate holds a Master of Music from the Peabody Conservatory, studied at l'Ecole Normale de Musique d'AlfredCortot in Paris, and is a Fellow of the Royal Schools of Music in London. Kate is currently doctoral candidate and Provost's Fellow at the USC Thornton School of Music.
Under the Artistic Direction of Laura Schmieder, talented rising artists from around the world are selected at the Beverly Hills Auditions and presented monthly on The Previews in the intimate and acoustically superb sanctuary of Trinity Lutheran Church, Manhattan Beach. New this season, the concerts also are presented on the preceding Friday evenings on the Music by The Searecital series in the beautiful Encinitas Library with its expansive view of the Pacific Ocean. From January through June, the concerts also are presented the following Sundays on Beverly Hills' Music In The Mansion recital series in the Beverly Hills' historic Greystone Mansion.
"The series is a much-sought opportunity for young performers...the talent level is extremely high."~ Los Angeles Times
Special Note: For information on the Music by the Sea concert presented the previous evening in Encinitas Library, consult: