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Southwest Chamber Music announces details of their 2013 Summer Season at The Huntington

Southwest Chamber Music Summer Festival at The Huntington Loggia (photo by CK Dexter Haven)

Just got the announcement from our friends at Southwest Chamber Music detailing the four concert Summer Season they’ll be offering at The Huntington.  I like it.  A nice mix of old and new, rare and familiar.

  • Stravinsky under the stars?  Check.
  • Britten Anniversary?  Check.
  • Eine Kleine Nachtmusik?  Check
  • Works by living composers Oliver Knussen and Gabriela Ortiz?  Check.
  • And the ever present “much more”

Full details after the jump below.

The concerts offer the very nice setting of The Huntington’s Loggia, with a choice of seating

  • On the Loggia itself if one prefers a somewhat more formal seating in a space with very good acoustics, OR
  • On the lawn where you can spread out a blanket, have a picnic while listening to the music, and be more laid back (literally and figuratively), all for less than half the price for single tickets.

Details and tickets (for both the concerts themselves and pre-concert Tea Room dinners, if one were interested) are available now on Southwest’s website (HERE).

Southwest Chamber Music Announces 

20th Summer Festival at The Huntington

Saturday and Sunday, July 13 and 14
Igor Stravinsky:  Octet for Winds
Oliver Knussen: Hums & Songs of Winnie the Pooh
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  Serenade, K. 361, “Gran Partita”

Saturday and Sunday, July 27 and 28
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  Serenade, K. 525, “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik”
Gabriela Ortiz:  Baalkah for Soprano and String Quartet
Arnold Schoenberg:  String Sextet, “Verklärte Nacht”

Saturday and Sunday, August 10 and 11
Richard Wagner:  Album leaf 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

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