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Festival Quartet to Open Seal Beach Chamber Music Series


SEAL BEACH — The 19th annual Seal Beach Chamber Music Festival will open on June 24 with music by Mozart, Grieg and Shostakovich played by the Festival String Quartet. The series of free concerts continues:

* July 1: A Musicall Dreame, Michael Eagan director, plays works for voice, viola da gamba and lute by Elizabethan English, Italian and French composers.

* July 8: Ysaye String Quartet: works by Grieg and Haydn.

* July 15: Southwest Chamber Music Society: works by Schubert, Milhaud and Grieg.

* July 22: John Jensen, piano: Beethoven's "Pathetique" Sonata; Grieg's Sonata in E minor; Paul Reale's Sonata No. 2; Jensen's Jazz Improvisations.

* July 29: Alan Parker, cello; Jensen, piano: Beethoven's Sonata in G minor; Faure's Sonata in D; Grieg's Sonata in A minor.

* Aug. 5: Young Artists' Guild concert: artists and program to be announced.

* Aug. 12: Pacific Trio: Haydn's Trio in C, H. XV, No. 25; Mendelssohn's Trio in D minor; Smetana's Trio in G minor.

All programs start at 8 p.m. in the McGaugh School Auditorium, 1698 Bolsa Ave., Seal Beach. Information: (310) 431-0950.

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