Chamber Music Palisades Presents Pacific Trio on March 1

John Walz

Edith Orloff

Chamber Music Palisades will present the “Pacific Trio” at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1, at St. Matthew’s Parish.

This concert will feature the trio, violist Roger Wilke, cellist John Waltz, pianist Edith Orloff, and will be joined by flutist CMP co-founder Susan Greenberg.

The Pacific Trio, Wilkie, Walz and Orloff, was founded in 1979 in Los Angeles and has played more than 1,000 concerts in the United States, Canada, and Europe.

The New York Times in reviewing the trio wrote: “The members of the trio played with warmth, expertise, and unanimity….elegantly tapered, yet directly emotive playing.”

The music will be divine in the hands of these professionals, who will play in the acoustically designed St. Matthew’s sanctuary.  It is the perfect place for residents to hear some of the top performers in the country, without having to leave the Palisades.

At this concert, works of Haydn, Martinu, Kuhlau and Brahms will be performed.

Roger Wilke

Pianist Orloff, is acclaimed as recitalist, chamber musician, and concerto soloist whose music-making is praised at home and abroad.

Walz, principal cellist of Los Angeles Opera, is a celebrated soloist and chamber music artist, known for his dazzling virtuosity and elegant musicianship.

Wilkie is the concertmaster of the Long Beach Symphony and has appeared as soloist in many concertos from Brahms to Bruch and Sibelius. He is also concertmaster for John Williams and can be heard in many of his movies.

Susan Greenberg

Greenberg, who co-founded CMP  in 1997, has been a soloist, chamber musician, symphony player and recording artist. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from UCLA and is presently an adjunct professor at Pepperdine and Santa Monica Colleges.

Alan Chapman, KUSC host and long-time CMP associate, will provide in-person program notes.

Tickets will be available for $35 online at or at the door at 1031 Bienveneda Avenue. Parking is free. CMP offers free admission for full-time students with ID.



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