2022-2023 Concerts

Our 60th Season

Dear Friends,

The South Bay Chamber Music Society is very excited to present our 60th season.  Our Artistic Director, Robert Thies has scheduled a wonderful series for you this year.

Please note that conditions regarding the COVID-19 pandemic are fluid, and guidelines are subject to change at any time.  To that end, SBCMS is prepared to adjust and embrace timely protocols based on what science, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and the CDC directives dictate.  Please check our website for the latest concert guidelines.

Sincerely, Robin Paterson

President, SBCMS


ALL CONCERTS ARE STILL FREE TO THE PUBLIC.

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Elixir Trio 

Elixer Trio

September 16, 2022 at 8:00 PM PDT – Los Angeles Harbor College

September 18, 2022 at 3:00 PM PDT – Pacific Unitarian Church

Lucy Nargizyan, piano 

Samvel Chilingarian, violin 

Fang Fang Xu, cello 

Haydn: Trio in G Major, Hoboken XV: 25 “Gypsy” (1795) 

Schubert: Trio in B flat Major, D. 898 (1827) 

Khachaturian: Adagio from Spartacus   (1954) 

Prokofiev: Waltz from War and Peace (1946) 

Piazzolla: Invierno Porteno (1970), Verano Porteno (1965) 

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The Thies Consort

October 14, 2022 at 8:00 PM PDT – Los Angeles Harbor College

October 16, 2022 at 3:00 PM PDT – Pacific Unitarian Church

Robert Thies, piano 

Kerenza Peacock, Maya Magub, violins 

Andrew Duckles, viola 

Charlie Tyler, cello 

Brahms: Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34 (1864) 

Dvorak: Piano Quintet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 81 (1887) 

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Mozart and Beethoven! 

November 18, 2022 at 8:00 PM PDT – Los Angeles Harbor College

November 20, 2022 at 3:00 PM PDT – Pacific Unitarian Church

Robert Thies, piano 

Jenny Johnson Cullinan, oboe 

Sergio Coelho, clarinet 

Judy Farmer, bassoon 

Laura Brenes, horn 

Mozart: Quintet in E-flat Major for Piano and Winds, K. 452 (1784) 

Gernot Wolfgang: Passing Through (2011) 

Beethoven: Quintet in E-flat Major for Piano and Winds, Op. 16 (1796) 

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Pacific Trio 

Pacific Trio

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

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

Edith Orloff, piano 

Roger Wilkie, violin 

John Walz, cello 

JoaquinTurina - Trio No. 2 in B minor, Op. 76 (1933) 

Robert Muczynski - First Piano Trio, Op. 24 (1966-67) 

BedřichSmetana - Trio in G minor, Op. 15 (1855) 


New Hollywood String Quartet 

Group photo of the North Hollywood String Quartet, classical musicians in formal attire.

February 17, 2023 at 8:00 PM PDT – Los Angeles Harbor College

February 19, 2023 at 3:00 PM PDT – Pacific Unitarian Church

Tereza Stanislav, Rafael Rishik, violins 

Rob Brophy, viola 

Andrew Shulman, cello 

Beethoven’s 250th Birthday celebration 

Quartet in G major, Op. 18, No. 2 (1799) 

Quartet in E minor, Op. 59, No. 2, “Razumovsky” (1806) 

Quartet No. 14 in C♯ minor, Op. 131 (1826) 


Lyris Quartet 

Lyris Quartet

March 17, 2023 at 8:00 PM PDT – Los Angeles Harbor College

March 19, 2023 at 3:00 PM PDT – Pacific Unitarian Church

Alyssa Park, Shalini Vijayan, violins 

Luke Maurer, viola 

Tim Loo, cello 

Schubert: Quartet No. 15 in G Major, D. 887 

Brahms: Quartet No.1 in C Minor, Op. 51 no. 1 


Vanhauwaert Piano Quartet

April 14, 2023 at 8:00 PM PDT – Los Angeles Harbor College

April 16, 2023 at 3:00 PM PDT – Pacific Unitarian Church

Steven Vanhauwaert, piano 

Varty Manouelian, violin 

Jonathan Moerschel, viola 

Yoshi Masuda, cello 

Mozart: Piano Quartet No. 2 in E-flat Major, K. 493 (1786) 

Turina: Piano Quartet in A minor, Op.67 (1931) 

Saint-Saëns: Piano Quartet in B flat major, Op. 41 (1875)