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Future Concerts IN The 2017-2018 Season



Firebird Balalaika Ensemble

Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 7:30 PM

Firebird Balalaika Ensemble

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Founded in 1995, Firebird is building a reputation as a unique, dynamic, and accomplished group of musicians performing on Russian traditional instruments.  These include the domra, a string instrument with a thin, fretted neck and round body first appearing in written records at the end of the 15th century; the balalaika, a triangular-bodied Russian instrument well known to Western audiences from the film Doctor Zhivago; and the bayan, a member of the accordion family popular in Russia and Ukraine.  Firebird's repertoire ranges from traditional Russian and Eastern European songs to well-known classics and works of contemporary composers.

Touring extensively in the US and abroad, the ensemble also performs for TV, radio, and films.  Firebird has appeared with great success at the John Anson Ford Amphitheater in Los Angeles, Palace of Fine Arts Theater in San Francisco, Fechin Institute in Taos, NM, Hoover Auditorium in Lakeside, OH, Luther Burbank Center in Santa Rosa, Pasadena Civic Auditorium, Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts in Reno, Sound of LA concert series at the Getty Museum, the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, the Ronald Reagan Library in Simi Valley, and the Russian International Festival in San Francisco.

Watch a video of their performance of "Russian white nights in California"

Watch a video of their performance of "A Musical Hello from Odessa"

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Individual Tickets for this concert are now on sale!


CORNET CHOP SUEY Jazz Band

Monday, April 16, 2018 - 7:30 PM

Cornet Chop Suey

The Cornet Chop Suey Jazz Band has enjoyed a meteoric rise in popularity since its arrival on the jazz scene in 2001. The band's unique front line with Brian Casserly on trumpet, Tom Tucker on cornet, Jerry Epperson on reeds and Brett Stamps on trombone is driven by a powerful rhythm section consisting of Paul Reid on piano, Jay Hungerford on bass and John Gillick on drums. Best known for a wide variety of styles, Cornet Chop Suey applies its own exciting style to traditional jazz, swing, blues and "big production" numbers. Every performance by Cornet Chop Suey is a high-energy presentation and is always a memorable experience for the audience.

Named after a somewhat obscure Louis Armstrong composition, Cornet Chop Suey now has nine CD's available. The "St. Louis Armstrong" CD includes many of the tunes performed in the special Louis Armstrong show. The band is in great demand at jazz festivals, jazz cruises, conventions and concerts around the country. 

Watch a video of their performance of "Caravan"

Watch a video of their performance of "The Creole Love Song"

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Individual Tickets for this concert will go on sale one month before the concert