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The 2013-14 Music Guild season promises to be one of the best ever. Once again this year, Chantham Baroque treated subscribers to a FREE bonus concert in January.

All single tickets are $35 each. Subscription prices are significantly discounted. You may still purchase a partial subscription for the remainder of the season. After online payment is complete, tickets are held at Will Call. You may also download a PDF order form to pay by check.

All concerts are Friday at 8:00 pm


Tina Chang Qu

May 2
Music of Mozart, Respighi and Takemitsu

The Chamber Orchestra at St. Matthew’s Associate Concertmaster, Tina Chang Qu, and Principal Viola, David Sage, team up for a performance of Mozart’s sumptuous Sinfonia Concertante. The Chamber Orchestra will offer an encore performance of two of its own favorite works from past seasons, Respighi’s sensual Trittico Botticelliano (Three Botticelli Pictures) and the beautifully evocative Archipelago S. by the greatest master of 20th century Japanese impressionism, Toru Takemitsu.

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Christopher Tin

June 13 (note change of date from previous announcement) 
Season Finale with Music of Copland and a World Premiere by Christopher Tin

Grammy Award winning composer Christopher Tin returns to the Music Guild with a newly commissioned work for two flutes and chamber orchestra, featuring Nancy Gilman Marfisi and Eileen Holt. Stravinsky’s charmingly tuneful Dances Concertantes and jazzy Latin and American folk music arrangements for choir and orchestra by Aaron Copland complete the season.

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Jonathan Mack

October 11
2013-2014 Season Opener with Jonathan Mack

Tenor Jonathan Mack and the Chamber Orchestra celebrate Benjamin Britten’s centenary year with one of the composer’s most captivating works for solo voice and orchestra, the Nocturne, on texts of Keats, Shakespeare, Shelley, Tennyson and others. Mendelssohn’s vivacious Italian Symphony and Four Water Scenes for Clarinet and Orchestra by Dwayne S. Milburn round out the program.

Notes and suggested listening for our October 11 concert


November 8
Robert Edward Thies Plays Shostakovich

Prokofiev Competition winner Robert Thies has been described by the L.A. Times as “a pianist of unerring warm-toned refinement.” Thies and the Chamber Orchestra will present Dmitri Shostakovich’s Second Piano Concerto. The concert concludes with Haydn’s final symphony, the London (No. 104). The Music Guild welcomes a new outreach partner, the Chamber Orchestra of Paul Revere Middle School. They will join us for a performance of John O'Reilly's Autumn Sketches.

Notes and suggested listening for our November 8 concert


Yi-Huan Zhao

Phil Feather

December 13
Annual Holiday Concert

A Music Guild tradition, our Annual Holiday Concert brings together festive music for choir, orchestra and soloists plus an audience sing-along of the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah. This year the Choir of St. Matthew’s Parish and the Chamber Orchestra present settings of the Magnificat by Bach and Vivaldi plus J.S. Bach’s Concerto for Violin and Oboe featuring Yi-Huan Zhao, violin, and Phil Feather, oboe.


Northern Lights with Chatham Baroque

Chatham Baroque, one of the premier early music ensembles in America returns to St. Matthew’s with soulful and virtuosic music from the north of 18th century Europe. Northern Lights will include inspiring works for strings and continuo by master Baroque composers J.S. Bach, Buxtehude, Biber, and Schmelzer.

This bonus concert is free to all Music Guild subscribers, and is made possible by a generous gift from the Edwin W. Pauley Foundation.


February 28
Pianist Andrew von Oeyen

A frequent Music Guild guest, Andrew von Oeyen has ­established himself as one of the most captivating pianists of his generation. Since his debut at age 16 with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Mr. von Oeyen has performed to critical acclaim in recital and orchestral appearances around the world. Mr. von Oeyen’s solo recital will feature masterworks for piano from the 19th and 20th centuries.


March 28
The USC Thornton Chamber Singers and Concert Choir

Under the direction of Jo-Michael Scheibe and Christian Grases, the two premier choirs at USC combine for a sonic spectacular in the opulent acoustic of St. Matthew’s Church. The choirs will present a varied program including Renaissance works for antiphonal choirs plus modern classics by Eric Whitacre, Halsey Stevens and Dale Warland.

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