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.
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.
April 26, 1997 |
English composer Anthony Payne was the object of the Southwest Chamber Music Society's latest new music exploration, Thursday at the Museum of Tolerance. Little known on these shores, the 60-year-old Payne is perhaps most famous as the man currently reconstructing and finishing (some say, composing) Elgar's Third Symphony. The two U.S. premieres offered on this concert were timely opportunities to sample the composer's own predilections. They don't sound like Elgar.
November 16, 1996 |
Not so long ago, or so it seems, the Southwest Chamber Music Society was an eager collective of some of the area's smartest and hottest young musicians, always aspiring but often overextended. In its 10th season, the intelligence and skill remain, but now the society has a subscription home in three venues and a history worth celebrating.