Pittance Chamber Music is pleased to announce that the program An Afternoon with John Walz and Friends, recorded on September 30, 2018, will be released for viewing as of Wednesday, June 17, 2020, starting at 9 am. From this time forward the video will remain available for viewing on demand via our website at www.pittancechambermusic.org.
An Afternoon with John Walz and Friends celebrates the illustrious and wide-ranging career of soloist, chamber music artist and LA Opera principal cellist John Walz. The program includes works by Rossini, Wagner, Bach, Corigliano and Gershwin. Performing with John Walz are colleagues from the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra and special guests the Pacific Trio.
The entire concert will be presented free to the public thanks to the generosity of the performers, donors Alice and Joe Coulombe and the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.
This video is released with the gracious and unanimous permission of the performers, who support our efforts to provide the public with music while live concerts are suspended. We invite you to join them in supporting us by making a tax-deductible donation to Pittance Chamber Music at www.pittancechambermusic.org/donate. We greatly appreciate your support and hope you enjoy An Afternoon with John Walz and Friends.
John Walz, Cello
Members of the LA Opera Orchestra:
Rowena Hammill, Cello
Dane Little, Cello
Helen Zheng Altenbach, Cello
Nathan Farrington, Double Bass
Members of the Pacific Trio:
Roger Wilkie, Violin
Edith Orloff, Piano
Rossini: Duetto for Cello and Double Bass
Wagner: Feierliches Stuck (arranged for 4 cellos by Grutzmacher)
Bach: Chaconne (arranged for 4 cellos by Varga)
Corigliano: Phantasmagoria on Themes from The Ghosts of Versailles
Gershwin: Suite from Porgy and Bess
Among the most extraordinary musicians in the world are those you seldom see – the musicians of the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra. Founder and Artistic Director Lisa Sutton, who also happens to be the Assistant Concertmaster of the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra, formed Pittance Chamber Music in 2013 to shine the spotlight on these remarkable yet invisible artists, bringing them from the pit to the stage to perform in small ensembles, hence the name Pittance. Pittance Chamber Music utilizes a roster of artists drawn from a large pool of talent including members of the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra as well as Los Angeles Opera resident vocalists, resulting in a unique variety of repertoire not often heard together in one program.