May 12, 2007 |
Southwest Chamber Music has received a grant totaling $500,000 to be paid over the next 10 years from the Schoenberg Family Charitable Fund. The grant, the largest in the Pasadena group's history, will be used to pay for future recordings. Southwest received classical album Grammy Awards in 2003 and 2004. * Chris Pasles
May 3, 2007 |
Pasadena-based Southwest Chamber Music will play five concerts at the Universidad National Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM) in Mexico City from May 23 to 28. The Pasadena group, founded in 1987, will be joined by the Tambuco Percussion Ensemble of Mexico City and musicians from the UNAM center to present the complete chamber works of Mexican composer Carlos Chavez.
September 24, 2006 |
BRINGING it a step closer to its dream of becoming the first U.S. music group to have residencies in Vietnam and Cambodia since the end of the Vietnam War in 1975 and the fall of the Khmer Rouge in 1979, Southwest Chamber Music has secured funds to go to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and Hanoi in December to play music by Grawemeyer Award-winning Cambodian American composer Chinary Ung. "We're looking forward to taking Chinary back home," Southwest artistic director Jeff von der Schmidt said last week.
August 14, 2005 |
IF Southwest Chamber Music can raise the money, next year it will be the first U.S. group to participate in cultural exchanges with Vietnam since the Vietnam War ended in 1975 and with Cambodia since the fall of the Khmer Rouge in 1979. "We don't have all the funding secured," Southwest artistic director Jeff von der Schmidt said this month. "But we do think it will happen. We're working very hard with various foundations, businesses and the governments involved.
April 26, 2003 |
Seven of the 16 players in Pasadena's Southwest Chamber Music Society will not return for the ensemble's 2003-04 season.
September 17, 2000 |
Running a chamber music organization can be a dangerous business, prone to perilous fiscal dips and wavering faith. On the other hand, when it works, it can work wonders. A solid local case in point: Southwest Chamber Music, which for 13 years has emphasized contemporary and cutting-edge music without forgetting comfy-chair standard repertory--and prospered. The question naturally arises: How do they do it? For one thing, if you ask the powers that be, they're in the right place. "L.A.