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The Alhambra Performing Arts Center, under the direction of Chef/Artistic Director Bill Yee, will present the exciting Lobo Ensemble at 7 p.m. Sunday Aug. 19, at Sage Granada Park United Methodist Church, 1850 W. Hellman Ave., Alhambra. Admission is free. Refreshments will be served.
The Lobo Ensemble repertoire covers western music from the Renaissance period to modern day, plus Latin-flavored pieces composed or arranged by Fife.
Catherine Del Russo received her bachelor of music degree and performance certificate at the Eastman School of Music, where she studied with Robert Sprenkle. She also received her masters of music degree from Ohio University, where she studied with John Mack in Cleveland. Since then, Ms. Del Russo has performed around the world, beginning with the Eastman Wind Ensemble to the Far East as Principal Oboe. After that, she performed with the Buffalo Philharmonic, Orchestra Filharmonica de Caracas, and Orquesta Municipal in Caracas, Venezuela. Ms. Del Russo has played with and currently plays with many orchestras in Los Angeles, including the Glendale Symphony Orchestra, the Santa Barbara Symphony, Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, the Desert Symphony, Long Beach Symphony, the Los Angeles Mozart Orchestra, and the Honolulu Symphony. Currently, she is Principal Oboe of Orchestra Santa Monica, Downey Symphony, Asia America Orchestra, and English horn of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. She has enjoyed playing in films, commercials, and television shows. She has been a promoter of chamber music and new music in Los Angeles. In 2011, she won the Consortium of Southern California Chamber Music Presenter’s with a chamber music trio for oboe, viola, and cello. She is a professor of oboe at Westmont College and Occidental College.
Jacqueline Suzuki, violin, is a longtime member of the Long Beach and Santa Barbara Symphonies. She initiated and curates a twice monthly chamber music series, the Free Admission Glendale Noon Concerts. A current schedule may be seen at http://www.glendalenoonconcerts.blogspot.com. A native of San Francisco, she began her earliest chamber music studies on scholarship at the San Francisco Conservatory. She has performance degrees from the Mannes College of Music (BM), where she studied with William Kroll, and the California Institute of the Arts (MFA). As a Los Angeles freelancer, she has performed with many ensembles and in many genres, including rock, jazz, Latin, and Arabic, and playing in the pit for the Bolshoi Ballet and onstage with the Three Tenors. She has recorded with diverse artists: Snoop Dogg, Neil Sedaka, Leonard Cohen, Whitney Houston, Bocelli, Lalo Schifrin, McCoy Tyner, Placido Domingo, and many others, and appears on recordings by the Long Beach, Santa Barbara, and Pacific Symphonies. She has spent summers at the Peter Britt, Oregon Coast, Carmel Bach, and Cabrillo Festivals and has performed in a string quartet “in residence” on a raft trip down the Green River in Utah. Tours have taken her many times to Japan, Taiwan, Mexico, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, and throughout the U.S.
Cellist Clement Chow has studied at Rice University and Cleveland Institute of Music, where he received his bachelor and master of music. He has been to music festivals around the world, which include the Aspen Music Festival, Pacific Music Festival in Japan, and Schleswig Holstein Music Festival in Germany. He made his solo debut with the Houston Symphony at the age of 16. He has also studied with some of the greatest chamber music groups around the world. The groups include Tokyo, Cleveland, Alban Berg, and Amadeus String Quartets.
Refreshments will be from the Alhambra Culinary School, which provides introductory culinary classes for all ages and is very popular with the Chef Kids Program. The culinary school also provides free culinary training for homeless veterans at March Air Reserve Base in Moreno Valley.
For more information, contact Mr. Yee at 626-230 5435. E-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free will offerings are requested during the intermission.