2022-2023 SEASON COMING SOON

COVID-19 Info for Parlance Chamber Concerts attendees: Read more here.

WELCOME BACK TO PARLANCE CHAMBER CONCERTS!

SAVE THESE DATES


TICKETS FOR THESE EVENTS WILL BE AVAILABLE 
ONLINE, BY PHONE, AND BY MAIL 
STARTING ON AUGUST 20

 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2022 AT 4 PM
WINDS OF THE MET
Operatic fantasies and Mozart’s majestic
Wind Serenade in B-flat (“Gran Partita”)
 
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2022 AT 4 PM 
EMERSON STRING QUARTET 
WITH VIOLIST GUILLERMO FIGUEROA and CELLIST DAVID FINCKEL
Music by Haydn, Shostakovich, and Brahms
 
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2022 AT 4PM
STEVEN BANKS, SAXOPHONIST-COMPOSER 
XAK BJERKEN, PIANO   PRINCIPAL STRINGS OF THE MET ORCHESTRA
Music by Mozart, Debussy, Piazzolla, Schulhoff, and Steven Banks
 
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2022, AT 4 PM 
SITKOVETSKY PIANO TRIO
Music by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, and Sam Perkin
 
SUNDAY, JANUARY 29, 2023, AT 4 PM 
DANISH STRING QUARTET
Music by Mozart, Britten, and Schubert
 
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2023, AT 4 PM 
THE GOLDEN AGE OF VIENNA
GLORIA CHIEN, PIANO   BENJAMIN BEILMAN, VIOLIN 
ALEXI KENNEY, VIOLIN   MILENA PAJARO-VAN DE STADT, VIOLA
MIHAI MARICA, CELLO    YOOBIN SON, FLUTE
PASCUAL MARTINEZ-FORTEZA, CLARINET
Music by Kreisler, Mahler, Johann Strauss, and Korngold
 
SUNDAY, MARCH 19, 2023, AT 4 PM 
BACH’S 338TH BIRTHDAY CONCERT
RACHEL NAOMI KUDO, PIANO
1St Prize Winner, Leipzig International Bach Competition
 
SUNDAY, APRIL 2, 2023 AT 4 PM
ALL BRAHMS
BORIS BERMAN, PIANO; ETTORE CAUSA, VIOLA
PAUL WATKINS, CELLO
 
SUNDAY, MAY 21, 2023, AT 4 PM
INSPIRED BY FRIENDSHIP
KEVIN ZHU, VIOLIN   ZLATOMIR FUNG, CELLO
ALBERT CANO SMIT, PIANO   MICHAEL PARLOFF, SPEAKER
Music by Brahms, Bartók, and Rachmaninoff 
 

UPDATED ATTENDANCE, SOCIAL DISTANCING AND TICKETING POLICIES

August 1, 2022

Dear Friends,

Welcome to the 15th season of Parlance Chamber Concerts!

I am writing with an update on our 2022-23 season COVID-19 protocols. The safety and security of our audience members, artists, and staff remain our highest priority.

  • While inside the church, everyone must continue to wear a properly fitting mask.
  • Based on guidance from medical experts, Parlance audience members will no longer be required to show proof of full vaccination.
  • If you receive a positive test for Covid-19 or have any onset symptoms in the days prior to our events, please do not attend a Parlance Chamber Concert.  You may request refunds, donate your tickets, or request ticket exchanges by writing to parlance@parlancechamberconcerts.org
  • Please review Parlance Chamber Concerts’s Liability Waiver.
  • Complete and up-to-date safety protocols —including any changes— will be included in pre-concert email reminders and our Covid-19 information Page.

 

Warm regards,
Michael Parloff

PAST 2021 – 2022 CONCERTS

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2021 AT 3 PM
GALA OPENER
FEATURING VIVALDI’S FOUR SEASONS

PCC’s celebratory Opening Gala will feature fifteen remarkable artists in a program of perennial favorites. Highlights will include the ever-popular Four Seasons of Antonio Vivaldi and a star-studded performance of Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 6.

Don’t miss this dazzling curtain-raiser to our 14th season!

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2021 AT 3 PM
Haydn Seeking
ROMAN RABINOVICH, PIANO
THE ESCHER STRING QUARTET

Haydn Seeking will illuminate the wit, eloquence, and profundity of Joseph Haydn. The brilliant Haydn interpreter pianist Roman Rabinovich will collaborate with the superb Escher String Quartet in a survey of the master’s sparkling works for keyboard, piano trio, and string quartet.

As a special treat, the multitalented Roman Rabinovich will accompany his own delightful animations in his short film, Imaginary Encounters with Haydn.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2O21 AT 3 PM
THE SCHUMANN STRING QUARTET
MOZART, MENDELSSOHN, AND RAVEL

One of today’s fastest rising ensembles, the Schumann String Quartet has been hailed worldwide for their fire, energy, and supreme technical accomplishment. Their Parlance debut will include Mendelssohn’s precocious Quartet in A minor, Op. 13, Maurice Ravel’s spellbinding Quartet in F, and Mozart’s adventurous “Dissonance” quartet.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2021, 3 PM
WELCOME BACH, PAUL JACOBS!
MASTERPIECES FOR ORGAN

The inimitable organ virtuoso will introduce and perform a selection of towering masterpieces by Johann Sebastian Bach, composed and arranged especially for the King of Instruments.

“One of the major musicians of our time.” — Alex Ross, The New Yorker

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2022 AT 3 PM
PAUL HUANG AND DANBI UM, VIOLINS
JUHO POHJONEN, PIANO
Two of today’s most scintillating violinists, Paul Huang and Danbi Um, will collaborate with the superlative Finnish pianist Juho Pohjonen in an exhilarating program of musical treasures by Beethoven, Erich Korngold, Pablo Sarasate, and others. The centerpiece will be Afterword, a mesmerizing new work created especially for the ensemble by the award-winning young American composer Chris Rogerson.

SUNDAY, MARCH 13, 2022 AT 3 PM
Impressions Of Debussy And Ravel
KRISTIN LEE, VIOLIN; NICHOLAS CANELLAKIS, CELLO; MICHAEL BROWN, PIANO

Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel were mutual admirers and rivals who resided on opposite sides of the early 20th-century French musical spectrum. Debussy, the dreamy symbolist, conjured mesmerizing sonic landscapes, while Ravel, the glittering perfectionist, explored kaleidoscopically colorful musical worlds.

Three of today’s most charismatic young musicians, violinist Kristin Lee, cellist Nicholas Canellakis, and pianist Michael Brown will perform glittering musical highlights from La Belle Époque.

SUNDAY, APRIL 24, 2022 AT 3 PM
THE “HAMMERKLAVIER” SONATA
MARC-ANDRÉ HAMELIN, PIANO

The celebrated pianist Marc-André Hamelin is renowned for his compelling artistry, jaw-dropping technique, and inventive programming. His multifaceted Parlance debut will begin with a keyboard suite by CPE Bach followed by Hamelin’s own dazzling “Suite in the old style,” combining baroque and contemporary elements. His recital will culminate with Beethoven’s Olympian “Hammerklavier” Sonata.

“Hamelin is that Superpianoman. No scale is too quick, no fingering too contorted, no counterpoint too dense to deter him. His recital was a heroic journey, and he was given a hero’s celebration by the audience.” – Christian Hertzog, San Diego Union Tribune

SUNDAY, MAY 8, 2022 AT 3 PM
MEETING MOZART: A Multimedia Encounter with Mozart and His Music
ARNAUD SUSSMANN, VIOLIN; ANNA POLONSKY, PIANO; PAUL NEUBAUER, VIOLA; FRED SHERRY, CELLO; MICHAEL PARLOFF, LECTURER

Artistic Director Michael Parloff will illuminate three of Mozart’s most dazzling works for strings and piano. This special multimedia event will connect the biographical facts of Mozart’s life with the musical facts of three magnificent works. Four master musicians will perform the works in their entirety.

SUNDAY, JUNE 19, 2022 AT 3 PM
BELOVED BEETHOVEN
THE ZUKERMAN TRIO

The star-studded Zukerman Trio will return for an afternoon of Beethoven’s beloved chamber works. The legendary violinist Pinchas Zukerman will be joined by the passionate cellist Amanda Forsyth and the eloquent pianist Shai Wosner, for performances of Beethoven’s “Spring” violin sonata, G-minor cello sonata, and soaring “Archduke” Trio.

“Their combination of outsized string sound, exciting ensemble precision, and compelling interpretation puts them at the head of the Piano Trio division of the Chamber Music Major League.” — San Diego Union-Tribune

ABOUT PARLANCE CHAMBER CONCERTS

MEET PARLANCE CHAMBER CONCERTS
Michael Parloff introduces the mission and history of PCC. Audience members share their experiences.

PCC: A VIDEO SAMPLER
See short video clips from past seasons, featuring the Emerson Quartet, Sir James Galway, Richard Goode, and others.