The Classical Concerts Series that was a great success last year in Desert Hot Springs is back again in its second season. We at the Art Foundation of Desert Hot Springs are very excited about this and encourage everyone from around the valley to catch this season’s premier tomorrow. Performing will be the Kaleidoscope Chamber Players, a wind trio from LA’s conductorless chamber orchestra by the same name.
Who would have thought classical music would be such a hit in Desert Hot Springs? The mastermind behind this project is Danny Holt, the virtuoso pianist and music professor at College of the Desert and other Southern California schools. Danny lives here in Desert Hot Springs and is thrilled that his first season was such a success. He is excited to announce this premiere of the second season.
Here is the press release for the first concert:
Print Version Jan 2016 DHSCC PR (pdf)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CLASSICAL MUSIC SERIES IN DESERT HOT SPRINGS ANNOUNCES ITS
SECOND SEASON: FIRST CONCERT ON SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7th at 1pm
DESERT HOT SPRINGS – Classical music has come to Desert Hot Springs, with monthly free community concerts at the beautiful new Desert Hot Springs Christ Lutheran Church.
The first concert of the 2016 season begins at 1pm on Sunday, February 7th at Desert Hot Springs Christ Lutheran Church, 64565 Pierson Blvd.
The program features Kaleidoscope Chamber Players, a wind trio based in Los Angeles.
“Around the World with Three Winds” – Kaleidoscope Chamber Players
Three esteemed woodwind soloists of the Los Angeles-based Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra (www.kco.la…) are featured in this afternoon concert of chamber music for oboe, clarinet and bassoon.
The centerpiece of the program is by none other than the beloved champion of orchestral woodwind repertoire, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The “trio d’anche” or “reed trio” presents a rare opportunity to enjoy the colorful sonorities and charming character of these wind instruments up-close and unadulterated.
Kaleidoscope Chamber Players include Kaleidoscope’s founder and co-principal clarinetist Benjamin Mitchell (www.benjaminmitchellclarinet.com), co-principal bassoonist Jordan Brokken, and oboist of Kaleidoscope and Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Claire Brazeau (www.clairebrazeau.com).
Admission is free, but audience members are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to donate to Food Now:
Donations to the church’s community mission fund will also be welcome.
Classical Concerts Information
Desert Hot Springs Classical Concerts was created to bring world-class classical music to audiences in Desert Hot Springs. Concerts feature musicians from Los Angeles, New York, and beyond who present lively, engaged performances that can entertain and inspire even
those who are unfamiliar with classical music.
Danny Holt Information
Founder and Artistic Director, Danny Holt (www.dannyholt.net), is a classical pianist, composer, and educator who splits his time between Los Angeles and Desert Hot Springs. He teaches at College of the Desert, Norco College, and elsewhere, and he performs across the U.S. and abroad.
Danny Holt Video Profile (WWLP-TV NBC, 2000):
The 2016 season of Desert Hot Springs Classical Concerts has been made possible in part by the support of the City of Desert Hot Springs Community and Cultural Affairs Commission, and by individual donor. The support of the following local businesses is also greatly appreciated:
TOP Shop (theonlyprintshop.com)
DHS Florist & Nursery (www.deserthotspringsfloristandnursery.net)
Cabot’s Pueblo Museum (www.cabotsmuseum.org)
BurkeMedia Productions (burkemediaproductions.com)
Bendtsen & McGrew Heating & Air Conditioning (www.bendtsenandmcgrew.com)
Food Now Information
Family Services of the Desert strives to make healthy and nutritious food choices available through its community food pantry Food Now to those residents in need who would otherwise have to go hungry. Every week an average of 15,000 pounds of food is distributed by Food Now to approximately 550 low and extremely-low income households to supplement their nutritional needs. In addition, special programs focus on specific groups such as chronically hungry children and the homeless.
All performances will be held at:
Benjamin Mitchell Information:
Benjamin Mitchell is the founder and president of Kaleidoscope, a conductorless chamber orchestra comprised of some of the leading musicians in Los Angeles.
benjaminmitchellclarinet.com/bio for bio and other information
Claire Brazeau Information:
www.clairebrazeau.com/about for bio and CV
Kaleidoscope Orchestra Information:
“Kaleidoscope is a conductorless chamber orchestra dedicated to enriching lives through exhilarating concert experiences, artistic excellence, musician leadership, and connecting with the diverse communities of Los Angeles.”
— Kaleidoscope Orchestra website
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