Final Concert of the Season Will Be Held April 24

Sergio Coelho is one of the performers at Chamber Music Palisades final concert this season.

Don’t miss Chamber Music Palisades’ last concert of the season.

Phenomenal music and talent will be on display at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24, at St. Matthew’s Parish at 1031 Bienveneda Avenue.

Music will include pieces from American, German, French, Italian and Romanian composers. The program will feature Blumer Sextet, op.45, Dvorak Slavoni Dances, Wolfgang Ghost Train, Rossini Overture to Barber of Seville, Ligeti Musica Ricercata, Ligeti Six Bagatelles, Chabrier Espana and Fall Ritual Fire Dance.

If you are not familiar with some of the music, luckily KUSC’s on-air host, Alan Chapman will offer program notes to enlighten one’s music enjoyment. Chapman has graciously been providing educational and entertaining information to audiences since CMP’s founding in 1997.


Sergio Coelho (clarinet) received years of musical experience and training in his home country of Portugal, but now resides in L.A., where he earned three degrees at USC. Currently he is principal clarinetist for the Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra and has played for Los Angeles Philharmonic, The Cleveland Symphony, Los Angeles Opera, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra (New Zealand) and Toronto Symphony Orchestra. He is on the clarinet faculty for Youth Orchestra Los Angeles. He is also a soccer aficionado, supporting Benfica (Portugal) and the Los Angeles Football Club.

Judith Farmer

Judith Farmer (bassoon) was the principal bassoonist of the Austrian Radio Symphony Orchestra from 1984 to 1996. She performed regularly with the Camerata Academica Salzburg under Sandor Vegh and appeared as a soloist at the Salzburg Festival. She has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, including as guest associate principal in the spring of 2009, and she has performed on the soundtracks of more than 150 major motion pictures. She is principal bassoonist of the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra and teaches at the University of Southern California.

Amy Jo Rhine (horn), a native of Lebanon Pennsylvania, was appointed by Gustavo Dudamel as Third Horn of the Los Angeles Philharmonic during the 2014-15 season. Prior to that, Rhine was a member of the Memphis-based IRIS orchestra from 2001-2014. Rhine received her training from Verne Reynolds at the Eastman School of Music earning a BM degree and Performer’s Certificate and with James Decker at the University of Southern California.

Susan Greenberg

Susan Greenberg is principal flute at Santa Monica Symphony, and President and Artistic Director of Chamber Music Palisades.

Greenberg has appeared as guest soloist with the San Francisco and Oakland Symphonies, the Napa Valley Symphony, and at the Hollywood Bowl.

She has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, L.A. Opera, New York City Opera, American Ballet Theater, Joffrey Ballet, as well as at the Casals, Ojai and Martha’s Vineyard Music Festivals. She is presently the flute professor at Pepperdine University and Santa Monica College.

Jonathan Davis (oboe), Principal oboist of the San Bernardino Symphony, and a member of the Northwind Quintet. He plays regularly with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Pacific Symphony, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Opera Pacific and the San Diego Symphony.

Davis has played with the New York Woodwind Quintet and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. He received his bachelor’s degree from Yale and his master’s and doctoral degrees in oboe performance at Julliard.

Piano performers Bernadene Blaha and Kevin Fitz-Gerald, are both professors at USC. Blaha has been heralded in performances throughout North America, Europe, Australia, Asia, and Mexico. Her playing has been described as a “brilliant command of the piano.” Currently residing in Los Angeles, Blaha has been a member of the Keyboard Faculty at the Thornton School of Music, University of Southern California since 1993 where she is Professor of Piano Performance.

Fitz-Gerald’s performances have garnered international acclaim recognizing him for his “hypnotically powerful and precise” pianism and “dynamic and distinguished” interpretations. Concert tours and major performances have taken place throughout North America, South America, Asia, Europe, and Australia and are frequently recorded for national and international radio and television networks. He also regularly performs duo piano recitals with his wife Blaha and is Professor of Keyboard Studies and Keyboard Collaborative Arts at the USC Thornton School of Music.

Chamber Music Palisades is a nonprofit, public benefit corporation dedicated to the promotion and support of classical music. CMP produces professional chamber music concerts, commissions new works, and provides educational opportunities for young people by performing free concerts in local schools and venues.

This concert is sponsored by the Sidney Stern Memorial trust. Tickets are $35 and students with a current ID are free click here.

Jonathan Davis will perform at St. Matthew’s.

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