2021-2022 Concerts

Our 59th Season

Dear Friends,

We are very excited to open our 59th season on Friday, September 24 at Harbor College and Sunday, September 26 at Pacific Unitarian Church.  For the safety of our patrons, musicians, and all staff, we require that you be fully vaccinated and masked to attend these concerts.  At the church we will keep all the doors open,  so you might need a wrap.

Please join us for a most exciting and celebratory season opener with the incredible SAKURA Cello Quintet.

We are deeply grateful for your understanding and cooperation.  We are all in this together.  We will continue to monitor the Covid-19 situation and will follow guidance from public health officials and government agencies.

Sincerely, Robin Paterson

President, SBCMS

ALL CONCERTs ARE still FREE TO THE PUBLIC.

Download the Concert Schedule PDF here. (Coming Soon!)


SAKURA Cello Quintet

September 24, 2021 at 8:00 PM PDT – Los Angeles Harbor College

September 26, 2021 at 3:00 PM PDT – Pacific Unitarian Church

SAKURA Cello Quintet
SAKURA Cello Quintet
Stella Cho, Michael Kaufman, Benjamin Lash, Peter Myers, and Ben Solomonow; celli

Orlando Gibbons: Silver Swan

John Dowland: M. George Whitehead his Almand

John Dowland: The Earle of Essex Galliard

Carlo Gesualdo: Moro, Lasso, al mio duolo

Manuel de Falla: Ritual Fire Dance (arr. Peter Myers)

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Vocalise (arr. Peter Myers)

Johannes Brahms: Scherzo from FAE sonata (arr. Michael Kaufman)

Antonin Dvořák: Silent Woods (arr. Michael Kaufman)

Leonard Bernstein: “Somewhere” and “Mambo” from West Side Story (arr. Simon Parkin)

Johannes Brahms: Intermezzo, Op. 117/1 (arr. Peter Myers)

Chick Corea: Spain (arr. Peter Myers)

Download program notes by Christina Kim


New Hollywood String Quartet with guest cellist, Antonio Lysy

October 22, 2021 at 8:00 PM PDT – Los Angeles Harbor College

October 24, 2021 at 3:00 PM PST – Pacific Unitarian Church

Group photo of the North Hollywood String Quartet, classical musicians in formal attire.
New Hollywood String Quartet
Tereza Stanislav, violin; Rafael Rishik, violin; Robert Brophy, viola; Andrew Shulman, cello

Mozart: Quartet No. 14 in G Major, K. 387
Schubert: String Quintet in C Major, D. 956

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The Thies Consort

December 3, 2021 at 8:00 PM  PST – Los Angeles Harbor College

December 5, 2021 at 3:00 PM PST – Pacific Unitarian Church

Thies Consort
Robert Thies piano; Jessica Guideri, viloin; John Walz, cello

Brahms: Piano Trio No. 2 in C Major, Op. 87 (1883)

Dvořák : Piano Trio in F minor, Op. 65 (1883)

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Lyris Quartet

January 14, 2022 at 8:00 PM PST – Los Angeles Harbor College

January 16, 2022 at 3:00 PM PST – Pacific Unitarian Church

Lyris Quartet
Lyris Quartet
Alyssa Park violin; Shalini Vijayan violin; Luke Maurer viola; Timothy Loo, cello

Composer: Program TBA

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Trio Celeste

February 18, 2022 at 8:00 PM PST – Los Angeles Harbor College

February 20, 2022 at 3:00 PM PST – Pacific Unitarian Church

Trio Celeste
Trio Celeste

Composer: Program TBA

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Los Angeles Reed Quintet

March 11, 2022 at 8:00 PM PST – Los Angeles Harbor College

March 13, 2022 at 3:00 PM PST – Pacific Unitarian Church

Los Angeles Reed Quintet
Claire Brazeau, oboe; Don Foster, clarinet; Brian Walsh, bass clarinet; Pat Posey, saxophone; Anthony Parnther, bassoon

Composer: Program TBA 

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Vanhauwaert / Byers Duo

April 22, 2022 at 8:00 PM PST – Los Angeles Harbor College

April 24, 2022 at 3:00 PM PST – Pacific Unitarian Church

Vanhauwaert / Byers Duo
Steven Vanhaurwaert, piano; Eric Byers, cello

Composer: Program TBA

Download program notes by Christina Kim