Noted Cellist, Violist, Pianist to Perform in Palisades

Maxwell Karmazyn is one of the guests performing with the Palisades Symphony on Sunday.

Palisades Symphony to Perform Sunday

The Palisades Symphony, under the direction of Joel Lish, will perform its spring concert at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 24, at Mercer Hall, at Palisades High School, 15777 Bowdoin.  The concert is free and there is free parking at the high school.

Two pieces by Gioachino Rossini will be performed by the Symphony: “Overture to Semiramide” and “Overture to William Tell.”

After intermission, Ludwig van Beethoven’s Triple Concerto for Violin, Cello and Piano will be performed by guest artists Max Karmazyn (violin), Dennis Karmazyn (cello) and Micah Yui (piano).

Max is an ASCAP Award-winning composer who has written additional music on Guillermo Del Toro’s Netflix series “Trollhunters.” The 25-year-old who graduated from the University of Ann Arbor, received the Foundations’ Jimmy Van Heusen ASCAP Award for outstanding promising composer in 2016.

Max made his Walt Disney Concert Hall violin solo debut at age 20.

He has performed with Andrea Bocelli, Earth, Wind and Fire, Steely Dan, and Sergio Mendes, and his playing can be heard on Disney’s “Frozen,” Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Netflix’s Trollhunters. (visit:

Dennis Karmayzn

Father Dennis is the principal cellist of the California Philharmonic and also with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. He plays on 50 to 75 movie scores a year and has also worked with numerous pop super-stars, including Linda Ronstadt, Neil Diamond, Ella Fitzgerald and Barbra Streisand.

Yui, an acclaimed pianist, currently teaches piano at the Colburn School’s Community School of Performing Arts. She has performed recitals in Zurich, Tokyo, New York and Copenhagen had has collaborated with artists that include Matt Haimovitz, Daniel Heifetz, James Buswell, Paul Coletti and the St. Lawrence String Quartet.

The mission of the Palisades Symphony is to make classical music accessible to audiences, provide musicians with the opportunity to perform and contemporary composers with a forum to have their works featured. Tax-deductible contributions are welcome and help defray the cost of the rental and performance space, Young Artist awards, printing and postage, and payments for the conductors and soloists.

Checks may be mailed to P.O. Box 214, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272. The tax ID # is 237092960 and “you derive no tangible benefit from this gift.”


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