Chamber Music Palisades Concert April 16

L.A. Philharmonic Brass Stars to Headline

Members of Los Angeles Philharmonic’s brass section will perform at Chamber Music Palisades’ final concert of the season at 8 p.m. on April 16 at St. Matthew’s Church, 1031 Bienveneda Ave.

Principal trumpet Tom Hooten, principal trombone David Rejano and outstanding hornist Amy Jo Rhine will be joined by flutist Susan Greenberg and pianist Delores Stevens, CMP Co-Artistic Directors.

Chamber Music Palisades Concert April 16 works to be performed will range from Poulenc and Brahms to Bohme and Basler. The program will also feature the world premiere of the Sonata for flute and piano by award-winning Indian-American composer Reena Esmail. Her work was commissioned by Chamber Music Palisades.

Reena Esmail
Photo: David Fung

Each work in the program is introduced by KUSC’s on-air host Alan Chapman, who has been providing educational and entertaining information to audiences since the series began.

This year, Esmail was named a 2019 United States Artist Fellow in Music and is the 2019 Grand Prize winner of the S & R Foundation’s Washington Award. (S&R Foundation is a non-profit organization supporting talented individuals with high aspirations in the arts, sciences and social entrepreneurship.)

Last year, Esmail was a 2017-18 Kennedy Center Citizen Artist Fellow. She is a graduate of Juilliard and received her master’s and doctorate degrees from the Yale School of Music.

She taught music theory core curriculum at Yale College from 2012-14. In 2011-2012, she received a Fulbright-Nehru to study Hindustani music in India.

Now completing its 22nd consecutive season of presenting major chamber music experiences to Westside residents, Chamber Music Palisades is also active in community outreach by presenting music education programs in local schools.

Tickets are $30 at the door and students with ID are admitted free. Call (310) 463-4388 or visit:

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