Latin Grammy Award-Winning Cellist

Antonio Lysy will perform at St. Matthew’s on Friday.

Antonio Lysy to Perform March 1

Cellist Antonio Lysy will join St. Matthew’s Chamber Orchestra in a concert of music by Schubert, Piazzolla, Britten and Holst at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 1, at St. Matthew’s Church, 1031 Bienveneda Ave.  Dwayne S. Milburn will conduct.

Lysy has appeared with the Royal Philharmonic and Philharmonia Orchestras of London, Camerata Academica of Salzburg, Zurich Tonhalle, Israel Sinfonietta, the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Les Violions du Roi, and the Camerata Strumentale di Prato.

The touring show Lysy co-produced and directed, “Te Amo, Argentina,” a personal journey through the heart and soul of Argentina’s fascinating culture, featuring solo cello and chamber works, dance, film, and spoken word, has met with widespread acclaim.

A review on declares his recording of “Te Amo, Argentina” to be “among the most beautiful recordings of cello and piano you are likely ever to hear,” and Absolute Sound recognized it as one of the 40 best recordings of all time.

Lysy will be featured in Schubert’s “Arpeggione” Sonata in an arrangement for solo cello and string orchestra and Astor Piazzolla’s “Oblivion.”

Also, on the program are Benjamin Britten’s homage to his teacher, “Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge” and Gustav Holst’s St. Paul Suite.

For tickets ($35) and more information, visit: or call: (310) 573-7422.

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