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This Saturday afternoon, Pittance Chamber Music returns!
Pittance is comprised of LA Opera Orchestra Principals and for this concert, in particular, Steven Becknell and Stuart Clark are performing chamber works featuring their instruments.
The concert will also feature Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artists Elizabeth Zharoff and Milena Gligic.
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Pittance Chamber Music, comprised of members of the LA Opera Orchestra, will host their next concert on February 3. Special guest James Conlon will be conducting Pittance Chamber Music in Mozart’s sublime Serenade in B-flat, K.361, known as the “Gran Partita.” As Pittance is a chamber music organization, its ensembles are small and normally don’t require a conductor. However, the size and scope of the “Gran Partita” makes it difficult to put together without one, and it is exciting that Maestro Conlon has agreed to move from the pit to the stage for this concert.
What happens when members of the LA Opera Orchestra rise up and break out of the depths of the orchestra pit?
A Pittance concert!
Pittance Chamber Music was created in 2013 by LA Opera Orchestra Assistant Concertmaster Lisa Sutton, who wanted to showcase the gifted artists who perform below the stage, where they are heard but mostly unseen. Since then, Pittance has expanded its ranks to include members of the Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program, as well as members of the Los Angeles Opera Chorus.