FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 7, 2023
Press Contact: Lucy Pollak
[email protected] (818) 887-1499 (for media only)
Bi-monthly ‘Intermezzo: Chamber Music at the Fountain’
launches March 16 with Schubert, Mozart, Beethoven
The Fountain Theatre launches “Intermezzo: Chamber Music at the Fountain,” a bi-monthly series curated by vioIinist/violist Connie Kupka, formerly with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, and cellist David Speltz, previously a member of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra under Sir Neville Marriner and principal cellist of the California Chamber Orchestra under Henri Temianka, who has worked with such Hollywood luminaries as John Williams and Barbara Streisand.
In the first performance in the series, Kupka and Speltz will be joined by violinist Adam Barnett-Hart for an evening of Schubert (string trio on Bb in one movement), Mozart (duo fo violin and Viola in G major) and Beethoven (string trio in C minor).
Guest artist Adam Barnett-Hart is the founding first violinist of the Escher String Quartet, and a season artist of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. This season finds the quartet touring the US extensively, performing in numerous cities and venues including New York’s Alice Tully Hall and Rockefeller University; Washington, DC’s Kennedy Center; the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa; La Jolla Music Society; Savannah Music Festival; and Chamber Music Society of Detroit. Internationally, the quartet returns to Wigmore Hall in London and the Sociedad Filarmónica de Bilbao. The quartet’s most recent recording features the complete works for quartet by Charles Ives and Samuel Barber. They have previously released the complete quartets of Mendelssohn and Zemlinsky. As a soloist, Mr. Barnett-Hart made his debut with the Juilliard Symphony at 19, performing the Brahms concerto in Alice Tully Hall. He has since performed with such orchestras as the Colorado Symphony, the Wichita Falls Symphony, the Riverside Symphony, the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra, the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Jefferson Symphony. He began studying with Pinchas Zukerman after graduating from the Juilliard School, where he completed his bachelor’s degree with Joel Smirnoff. Prior to attending Juilliard, he studied with James Maurer, Paul Kantor, and Donald Weilerstein
Thursday, March 16 at 8 p.m. (indoor stage)
• Thursday, May 18 at 8 p.m. (indoor stage)
• Thursday, July 20 at 8 p.m. (outdoor stage)
The Fountain Theatre
5060 Fountain Ave.
Los Angeles CA 90029
(Fountain at Normandie)
Secure, on-site parking: $5
(323) 663-1525 or www.FountainTheatre.com
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