The Music Branch
The Ojai Art Center Music Branch is proud to offer a series of chamber music concerts that are held on selected Sunday afternoons during the fall, winter, and spring seasons. All concerts are held at 2:00 p.m. in the main gallery.
On Sunday, November 17, at 2:00 PM, the Ojai Center for the Arts presents Rachel Galvin, violist, and Bridget Hough-Meynenc, pianist, in a chamber music concert entitled “Romantic Viola.” The program is unique in that it features a remarkable collection of famous Romantic pieces transcribed for viola and piano. These include, among others, Schubert’s “Arpeggione Sonata,” Rachmaninoff’s “Vocalise,” and a Chopin prelude. In addition, a highlight of the program is the “Sonata for Viola and Piano,” composed in 1919 by the English classical composer Rebecca Clarke. This sonata has become a part of the standard repertoire for the viola, being praised for its “emotionally intense nature,” and its “lush textures.” Rachel Galvin, a Doctoral candidate at UCSB, is an up-and-coming chamber musician and soloist in Southern California. Last summer, she appeared in concert at Lincoln Center with the Foulger International Music Festival, and this year she was awarded both the Martin Kamen Fellowship and the UCSB Graduate Dean’s Advancement Fellowship. Bridget Hough-Meynenc received her Doctor of Musical Arts in Keyboard from UCSB in 2013 and is engaged regularly for solo, chamber, vocal, and instrumental projects. Reviewers have described her playing as “beautiful [and] lyrical,” with “power, precision, and passion.” The Art Center is located at 113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai. Tickets sold only at the door: $10 general admission, $8 Art Center members and students. For further information call 640-8327
Enjoy this 3-minute video of Virginia Kron (cellist) and Miriam Arichea (pianist) performing a piece from their Jan. 27th concert.