GOOD NEWS! Afternoon Concert to Feature “Peter and the Wolf”

Chamber Music Palisades will present a family concert featuring Peter and the Wolf at 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 19, at the Pacific Palisades United Methodist Church, 801 Via de la Paz.

This concert will feature a glorious afternoon of music and is sponsored in part by Pacific Palisades Woman’s Club. Admission is free but donations are welcome at the door or via the Chamber’s website,

Chamber co-founder Susan Greenberg wrote that the concert is “for all ages, including those who do not want to drive at night and others that cannot attend at night during the regular series.”

This special concert features a first-class professional woodwind quintet — flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and horn. Alan Chapman, host of KUSC-FM radio, will narrate Peter and the Wolf by Sergei Prokofiev.

Other works on the program include Carmen Variations by Georges Bizet, Animalogy by local composer Adrienne Albert, The Entertainer by Scott Joplin, The Pink Panther by Henry Mancini, and excerpts from Quintet by Jacques Ibert.

Musicians include: Susan Greenberg (flute), Jennifer Cullinan (oboe), Michele Zukovsky (clarinet) Lieza Hansen Kallin (bassoon) and Jason Beaumont (French horn).

Chamber Music Palisades Artistic Director Susan Greenberg.

Susan Greenberg, a 36-member of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, principal flute at Santa Monica Symphony, and President and Artistic Director of Chamber Music Palisades, will be featured.

The Los Angeles Times has described her playing as “brilliant,” “elegant” and “supple.” She has appeared as guest soloist with the San Francisco and Oakland Symphonies, the Napa Valley Symphony, and at the Hollywood Bowl.

Greenberg 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.

Greenberg received the “Most Valuable Player” award on the flute from the National Association of Recording Arts and Sciences. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from UCLA, and is presently the flute professor at Pepperdine University and Santa Monica College. She has recorded for over 500 motion pictures and many television shows.

Also performing is Michele Zukovsky who recently retired from the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. She has appeared many times as a soloist with the Philharmonic, at the Hollywood Bowl, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and the Walt Disney Concert Hall.  She has been a guest soloist with many orchestras around the world, including the world premiere performance of John Williams’ Clarinet Concerto with the Boston Pops.  She is currently on the faculty of the USC Thornton School of Music and the Pasadena Conservatory of Music.

Originally from Colorado, oboist Jennifer Johnson Cullinan is Second Oboe/English Horn of the Los Angeles Opera, Principal Oboe of the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra and Second Oboe of the Santa Barbara Symphony. In 2013, she received the position of Oboe Lecturer Faculty at the University of California at Santa Barbara. She is also on the faculty at the Pasadena Conservatory of Music.

Jennifer Johnson Cullinan

After growing up on a farm in rural Iowa, bassoonist Lieza Hansen Kalin’s pursuit of music performance and learning has taken her all over the country, and to Europe, India and Brazil. Now she resides in Monrovia, California after receiving her Master of Music degree from the University of Southern California. Kalin is active in the Hollywood studios, having recorded music for a variety of media. She is a highly sought after reed maker and has taught bassoon reed classes and masterclasses at USC.

Jason Beaumont is a freelance French horn player with a degree in horn performance from Missouri State University, where he won the concerto competition. He is a regular member of the Santa Monica Symphony, the San Fernando Valley Symphony, and the principal horn of the Los Angeles Symphonic Winds and Symphony of the Vines. He recently has performed selections from Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio under the baton of Oscar-winning composer, Alexandre Desplat. Beaumont records horn for soundtracks and music collaborations. When he’s not performing and recording, he’s a filmmaker and camera operator in the Los Angeles area.

Jason Beaumont

Alan Chapman is an educator, radio host (Classical KUSC, Los Angeles), composer/lyricist and pianist. After receiving his undergraduate degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he earned a Ph.D. in music theory from Yale University. Chapman was a longtime faculty member at Occidental College and is currently a member of the music theory faculty of the Colburn Conservatory. He has been commentator for Chamber Music Palisades since the series began.


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