2023-2024 Concerts

Our 61st Season

Dear Friends,

The South Bay Chamber Music Society is very excited to present our 61st season.  Our Artistic Director, Robert Thies has scheduled a wonderful series for you this year.

Our aim is to present the highest quality chamber music performances featuring the finest musicians in Southern California.

Sincerely, Robin Paterson

President, SBCMS


ALL CONCERTS ARE STILL FREE TO THE PUBLIC.

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The Thies Consort

September 29, 2023 at 8:00 PM PDT – Los Angeles Harbor College

October 1, 2023 at 3:00 PM PDT – Pacific Unitarian Church

Robert Thies, piano 

Kerenza Peacock, violin 

Andrew Duckles, viola 

Charlie Tyler, cello

Robert Schumann: Märchenbilder, Op. 113 for Viola and Piano IV. Langsam, mit melancholischem Ausdruck

Clara Schumann: Romance No. 1 in D-Flat Major (from Three Romances for Violin and Piano, Op. 22)

Robert Schumann: Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 47

Brahms: Piano Quartet in C Minor, Op. 60

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Pacific Trio

Pacific Trio

October 27, 2023 at 8:00 PM PDT – Los Angeles Harbor College

October 29, 2023 at 3:00 PM PDT – Pacific Unitarian Church

Edith Orloff, piano 

Roger Wilkie, violin 

John Walz, cello 

Bloch: Three Nocturnes for Piano Trio (1924)

Cassadó: Piano Trio in C Major (1926)

Ravel: Trio in A Minor (1914)

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Vanhauwaert / Chalifour Duo

December 1, 2023 at 8:00 PM PDT – Los Angeles Harbor College

December 3, 2023 at 3:00 PM PDT – Pacific Unitarian Church

Steven Vanhauwaert, piano 

Martin Chalifour, violin

Bach: Sonata in E Major for Violin and Harpsichord, BWV 1016

Poulenc: Sonata for Violin and Piano

Ysaye: Reve d’Enfant

Guillaume Lekeu: Violin Sonata in G Major

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Lyris Quartet 

Lyris Quartet

January 5, 2024 at 8:00 PM PDT – Los Angeles Harbor College

January 7, 2024 at 3:00 PM PDT – Pacific Unitarian Church

Alyssa Park and Shalini Vijayan, violins

Luke Maurer, viola

Timothy Loo, cello

Purcell: Chacony in G minor, Z. 730 (arranged by Britten)
Grieg: String Quartet No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 27
Vaughan Williams: String Quartet No. 1 in G minor

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Trio Ondine

Trio Ondine

February 2, 2024 at 8:00 PM PDT – Los Angeles Harbor College

February 4, 2024 at 3:00 PM PDT – Pacific Unitarian Church

Boglárka Kiss, flute

Alma Fernandez, viola

Alison Bjorkedal, harp

Mel Bonis: Scénes de la Forêt

Debussy: Sonata for flute, viola, and harp

Takemitsu: And Then I Knew ’twas Wind

Miguel del Aguila: Submerged

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Seraphour

Seraphour Quartet
Seraphour Quartet

March 1, 2024 at 8:00 PM PDT – Los Angeles Harbor College

March 3, 2024 at 3:00 PM PDT – Pacific Unitarian Church

Emma Grace Roche, Melissa Birch, Dana Rouse, Heidi Vass, singers

Works by: Brahms, Tomás Luis de Victoria, Randall Thompson, Allegri, Daley, Vass, Taverner, Vandervalk, Hong, Busto, Siegfried, Fogelman, Chant and Shaker songs


Fiato Quartet

April 5, 2024 at 8:00 PM PDT – Los Angeles Harbor College

April 7, 2024 at 3:00 PM PDT – Pacific Unitarian Church

Carrie Kennedy and Joel Pargman, violins

Aaron Oltman, viola

Ryan Sweeney, cello

Beethoven: Quartet No. 1 in F Major, Op. 18, no. 1

Webern: Langsamer Satz

Mendelssohn: Quartet No. 6 in F minor, Op. 8