Renowned Trumpeter Jens Lindemann Opens Music Guild Season

Trumpeter Jens Lindemann will open St. Matthews Music Guild season.

Now in its 39th year, the Music Guild concert will open its season on Friday, October 6, with renowned trumpeter and Palisades resident Jens Lindemann. He will be playing the Trumpet Concerto by Franz Joseph Haydn and Allen Vizzutti’s evocative Rising Sun.

Lindemann was the first classical brass soloist to receive the Order of Canada. He has performed in every major concert venue in the world, from the Philharmonics of New York, Los Angeles, London, Berlin, Moscow, and Tokyo to Carnegie Hall and even the Great Wall of China.

His career has ranged from appearing internationally as an orchestral soloist, being featured at the 2010 Olympics for an audience of two billion people, and at a solo Command Performance for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

He is an acclaimed recording artist and distinguished professor of music at UCLA.

Classically trained at the Juilliard School in New York and McGill University in Montreal, Jens has performed as soloist and recording artist with classical stars such as Sir Neville Marriner, Sir Angel Romero, Pinchas Zukerman, Charles Dutoit and Jukka Pekka Saraste.

​Based in Los Angeles as professor with high distinction at UCLA, Jens is also director of the summer brass program at the Banff Centre in Canada.

All Music Guild concerts are held at St. Matthew’s Church, 1031 Bienveneda Ave., Pacific Palisades.

Tickets are $45 or Music Guild Season pass for the seven-concert series are available for as little as $285. For complete information, tickets and season passes visit: or call (310) 573-7422.

The upcoming Guild season, “World-Class Music Close to Home,” features the critically acclaimed, fully professional Chamber Orchestra at St. Matthew’s, under the direction of Dwayne S. Milburn, and an array of world-class soloists and ensembles.

Other concerts this season will include appearances by Metropolitan Opera singer Raehann Bryce-Davis, LA Philharmonic Principal Clarinet Boris Allakhverdyan, violinists Hye-Jin Kim and YuEun Gemma Kim, the Choir of Clare College of Cambridge University, and singers Holly Sedillos and Jon Lee Keenan.

A free pre-concert lecture offered by Music Guild president Tom Neenan begins at 7:10 p.m. (starting with the November 10 concert). For complete information, reserved tickets and season passes visit or call (310) 573-7422.

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