Past Meetup

Salastina Music Society & KUSC's Brian Lauritzen: Mendelssohn String Octet

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“For the new listener and the listener of long experience, both, Salastina liberates classical music from the cloistered cells of academia and makes it completely relevant to our lives today.”
We'd love to see you at this presentation of one of the great masterpieces of chamber music, Mendelssohn's Octet for Strings. We'll have a MEETUP inside the historic Church of the Angels at 2:15pm, during our soundcheck before the house opens (concert starts at 3pm). Once we introduce ourselves, you're welcome to enjoy the remainder of the sound check. Just mention to the ushers that you're with Meetup!

This concert is part of our Masterpiece Discovery series - a big hit with our Meetup guests! People leave the concert feeling like they've had an unusually deep connection with one of the great works of art. KUSC's host Brian Lauritzen will host this in-depth exploration of this brilliant work. Here's a review of a recent Masterpiece Discovery: "Genuine care and thought was clearly put into assembling these works into a context that illuminated facets of them that are often overlooked… No less care was lavished on the performances themselves; each of the musicians on stage formidable solo artists in their own right. Their unanimity of tone, elegant phrasing, deep expressiveness, and bristling energy had to be heard to be believed… "

Salastina Music Society Artistic Directors/violinists Kevin Kumar and Maia Jasper are joined by an outstanding ensemble of string musicians.

The audience is invited to mingle with the artists at the complimentary reception immediately following the concert.

This concert will be held at the Church of the Angels in Pasadena. $15 tickets are available if you use the code: MEETUP (use all caps) during the online purchase process. Our last concert was sold out - the space is intimate and seating is very limited. I'd suggest buying your tickets ahead of time. Hope to see you there!

The same program will be presented:
Jan 17 at 8pm in Tustin (Salvation Army Corps, 10200 Pioneer Rd, Tustin, CA 92782)

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What people are saying:


  • Cindy

    What a fantastic experience. Loved every second.

    4 years ago
  • seanmichel

    Thanks again Kevin and Maia for a wonderful afternoon. You and Brian really brought the Mendelssohn to life. I am really looking forward to your next event.

    4 years ago
  • Kevin K.

    Hi everyone,
    It was so nice to see all of you - and thank you for the comments about the concert! Hoping to see you soon.

    4 years ago