The Old Mill Foundation’s final Magical Music at the Mill will be Saturday, Aug. 22 featuring Salastina Music Society at the Old Mill in San Marino. The music ensemble will perform on the historic Pomegranate Patio surrounded by the Mill’s beautiful pomegranate trees and lush gardens.
In addition to enjoying the fine music, concertgoers are invited to view the original adobe building, learn about its history, and view the latest California Art Club exhibition, “California Cruising: Desert Ease and Coastal Breeze” in the Mill’s gallery. Summer concerts at the Old Mill are intimate evenings of chamber music surrounded by the history of early California.
Concert goers are urged to have dinner before they arrive and enjoy a beverage at the no-host refreshment bar before the concert or during intermission. Chairs are provided and the musicians are only steps from the audience. The gates open at 7 pm and the music begins at 8:00pm.
Tickets are $15 a seat with advance reservations, $20 at the door. To make reservations, please contact The Old Mill at (626) 449-5458. Or buy on line at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1568658.
The Program for Saturday, Aug. 22 at the Old Mill in San Marino:
Antonin Dvorak: Cypresses, Nos. I and XI (B. 11)
Masterpiece Discovery: A Guided Tour through Debussy’s String Quartet
Claude Debussy: String Quartet in G minor, Opus 10.
The Salastina Music Society enriches hearts, minds, and our greater community through world-class and educational curated performances of chamber music. By providing listeners with a field guide to the vast, rich landscape of chamber music, Salastina feeds the curiosity of audiences of all types — from the classical music cognoscenti to new listeners of all ages.
Salastina Music Society is led by Artistic Co-Directors, Maia Jasper, violin and Kevin Kumar, violin. In addition to her performances with Salastina, Maia appears regularly on the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s Sundays Live series as well as the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s Westside Connections series. She has also recorded duos of Schoenberg with Los Angeles Philharmonic concertmaster Martin Chalifour for Yarlung Records. Kevin Kumar has a busy career as well as a chamber musician. He has performed in various ensembles and festivals throughout the United States, Europe, and Central America and participated in numerous radio and television broadcasts. Joining Maia and Kevin will be Luke Maurer, Viola. A native of Santa Barbara, he has performed throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. Luke has been a member of the Pacific Symphony since 2003 and performs regularly with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Cellist Jacob Braun serves as Lecturer of Cello/Chamber Music at The University of California, Santa Barbara, and as adjunct faculty at Chapman University. Mr. Braun has earned praise as one of the most versatile and accomplished cellists of his generation.