Music By The Sea
Friday, January 18, 2013 - 7:30 p.m. - $12
~ and ~The Previews
Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 2:00 p.m. - Free
Trinity Lutheran Church, Manhattan Beach
~ and ~Music In The Mansion
Sunday, January 20, 2013 - 2:00 p.m. - $20
Greystone Mansion, Beverly Hills
Mezzo-soprano Laurie Rubin received high praise from New York Times chief classical music critic Anthony Tommasini who wrote she possesses "compelling artistry," "communicative power," and that her voice displays "earthy, rich, and poignant qualities."
Los Angeles Times chief classical music critic Mark Swed writes about Laurie Rubin in a recent review: "A young mezzo-soprano whose voice is darkly complex and mysteriously soulful and who adds intense emphasis to every word of text.... She sings magnificently.... A major, and maybe great, career beckons."
Laurie's career highlights include her United Kingdom solo recital debut at London's Wigmore Hall and her solo recital debut at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. As a soloist, she has performed Berlioz' Les nuits d'été with the Burbank Philharmonic Orchestra, Mozart's Great Mass in C Minor with the Yale Symphony Orchestra, Haydn's Harmonie Mass with the Oakland East Bay Symphony, a benefit concert of duets with opera star Frederica von Stade, Barber's Knoxville Summer of 1915 under the baton of John Williams, a benefit performance with Marvin Hamlisch, as well as recitals at The White House and at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts. Laurie is a graduate of Oberlin College and earned a Master of Music degree at Yale.
Jennifer Taira has performed throughout the United States as a clarinetist and collaborative pianist. Recent performances include concerts at the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, Zipper Hall in Los Angeles and the Greenwich Music Festival, and the National Press Club, State Department, and French Embassy in Washington D.C. She has performed with the Moscow Chamber Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra, New Britain Symphony, and the Royal Hawaiian Band. Ms. Taira is co- founder of Musique à la Mode Chamber Music Ensemble and the Music at the Bowery Series in Manhattan's East Village. She is music director for the Ohana Arts Summer Musical Theater Workshop in Hawaii for youth ages 8-18.
Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
Les Bercceaux En Sourdine
Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
Flickan kom ifran sin alsklings mote Var det en drom?
Music by Bruce Adolphe (b.1955)
Text by Laurie Rubin (b.1978)
Do You Dream In Color?
George Gershwin (1898-1937)
Summertime from Porgy and Bess
Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)
Somewhere from West Side Story
Richard Rodgers (1902-1979)
and Oscar Hammerstein II (1895-1960)
You'll Never Walk Alone from Carousel
Andrew Lloyd Webber (b.1948)
Memory from Cats
Leonard Cohen (b.1934)
Music by Jennifer Taira (b.1979)
lyrics by Laurie Rubin
The Girl I Am
Stephen Schwartz (b.1948)
Meadowlark from the Baker's Wife
Under the Artistic Direction of Laura Schmieder, talented rising artists from around the world are selected at the annual 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 Sea recital 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-after opportunity for performers...the talent level is extremely high." ~ Los Angeles Times
MUSIC BY THE SEA
Friday, January 18, 2013 - 7:30 p.m.
540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas CAFor a Google map, click here.
Tickets: $12For information and to order tickets online by click here
Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 2:00 p.m.
Trinity Lutheran Church
1340 Eleventh Street, Manhattan Beach CAFor a Google map, click here.
Free admissionFor information click here
MUSIC IN THE MANSION
Sunday, January 20, 2013 - 2:00 p.m.
905 Loma Vista Drive, Beverly Hills CAFor a Google map, click here.
Tickets: $20, includes a post-concert
meet-the-artists reception and a
guided tour of the historic Greystone Mansion. Seating is limited. Advance registration recommended.
To reserve tickets, call (310) 285-6850
Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m-4:00 p.m.
or at the door on Sunday if tickets are available.
For information, call (310) 285-6830 or click here.