Ensemble Schumann performs Monday

Ensemble Schumann performs MondayThe Ridgecrest Chamber Music Society will continue its concert series with a performance by Ensemble Schumann on Monday, Oct. 14, at 7 p.m. in the Ridgecrest Presbyterian Church.

The concert will include music by Heinrich von Herzogenberg, Trio in D Major, Opus 61; Max Bruch, Eight Pieces for Trio, Opus 83; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Trio in E-Flat Major, K498, “Kegelstatt”; and Robert Schumann, Märchenerzählungen for Trio, Opus 132.

The members of the ensemble include Thomas Gallant on oboe, Steve Larson on viola and Sally Pinkas on piano — each of whom has performed at notable venues and festivals.

Gallant is one of the world’s few virtuoso solo and chamber music performers on the oboe and has been praised by The New Yorker magazine as “a player who unites technical mastery with intentness, charm and wit.” He is a First Prize winner of the Concert Artists Guild International New York Competition. Violist Steve Larson is a Senior Artist Teacher at the Hartt School of the University of Hartford, and has served both as chair for strings and chair of chamber music.

“Thomas Gallant and Steve Larson, in partnership with pianist Sally Pinkas, make some of the most blissful sounds this side of nirvana. Truly, this is exquisite music, exquisitely played and exquisitely recorded, and it’s definitely recommended to all,” reads a Fanfare Magazine review.

Tickets ($30 general admission, $25 senior, and $5 student and active duty military) are at Red Rock Books, the Maturango Museum and the door.

For more information, see www.rcchambermusic.org or call 760-371-5936.

Story First Published: 2019-10-11