CLASSICAL CONCERTS ON THE HILL PRESENTS
THE LUMINOSO PIANO QUARTET IN
AN AFTERNOON OF CHAMBER MUSIC
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – The Luminoso Piano Quartet will present AN AFTERNOON OF CHAMBER MUSIC: Mozart, Mahler, Shostakovich and more, on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 2:00 pm at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, located at 403 W. Hillcrest Dr. in Thousand Oaks. The afternoon features classical favorites performed in an intimate setting. A concert in the Large Rehearsal Room is like attending a Concert in the Vienna State Opera! (Well, it has mirrors but there’s no marble staircases, so just close your eyes and imagine you are there!)
The Luminoso Piano Quartet features Araksia Nazlikyan, Violin; Diana Ray-Goodman, Violin & Viola; Jan Kelley, Cello; and Ornela Ervin, Piano.
The Luminoso Piano Quartet is led by Violist Diana Ray-Goodman, who maintains a private violin and viola studio in Thousand Oaks. “We are excited about this program!” says Ray-Goodman. “The quartet by Mahler is such passionate music – we wish that he would have written more chamber music like this piece. We enjoy presenting a variety of styles of music – we are including the Baroque music of LeClair & I enjoyed arranging Kreisler’s Liebesfreud.” She received her BA in Music from CSU Northridge and worked on her Master’s degree with William Magers at Arizona State University. She has played in several orchestras including the Phoenix and Santa Barbara Symphonies and the Thousand Oaks Philharmonic. She is a Member and Evaluator for the Music Teachers’ Association of California. A member of the music faculty at CSUCI, she is also a Registered Teacher with the Suzuki Association of the Americas and a Member of the American String Teachers’ Association.
The quartet also includes Araksia Nazlikian, who began her violin studies at age of 7 in Erevan, Armenia. Presently living in LA, she has played in various orchestras, including the Monterey Symphony, San Luis Obispo Opera, and the Fresno & Thousand Oaks Philharmonic orchestras. Jan Kelley, Cello, grew up in Wyoming, received most of her musical education at the National Music Camp at Interlochen, Michigan, and then received a B.A. from Carleton College in Minnesota. Over the years she has played concerts with most of the orchestras from Santa Barbara to San Diego, including a world tour in 1967 with the Los Angeles Philharmonic under Zubin Mehta. Albanian pianist Ornela Ervin received her artist diploma from the Academy of Fine Arts in Tirana, Albania. Upon graduation she moved to United States and currently resides in Thousand Oaks where she maintains a large studio of award winning students and performs regularly with her piano duet partner Raya Sadigursky.
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AN AFTERNOON OF CHAMBER MUSIC
AN AFTERNOON OF CHAMBER MUSIC The Luminoso Piano Quartet will present AN AFTERNOON OF CHAMBER MUSIC: Mozart, Mahler, Shostakovich and more
Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 2:00 pm
Hillcrest Center for the Arts
Large Rehearsal Room
403 W. Hillcrest Drive
Thousand Oaks, CA
HOW: (805) 381-1246 or www.hillcrestarts.com
General Admission: $15 Students and seniors $10
Free parking is always available. Accessible seating available by calling (805) 381-1246.