NATHANIEL CAYANAN

Writer and Artist in Los Angeles

Pittance Chamber Music Rises From the Pit

Originally published in Pasadena Independent1-3-500x334

The Pittance Chamber Music performances lift musicians out from the pit and onto the main stage. – Photo courtesy of Pittance Chamber Music

By Nathaniel Cayanan

Last week, at the Pasadena Conservatory of Music, Pittance Chamber Music ushered in their 2016/17 season with a showcase of their Grammy winning members of the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra. Featured were a variety of works that ranged from classical to modern, performed by singers, instrumentalists and even a dancer, putting on display a fine-tuned mastery and genuine passion for the art of music.

The group was formed by Lisa Sutton, artistic director of Pittance Chamber and assistant concertmaster of the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra. The idea was that the musicians of Los Angeles Opera, often invisible during performances, be picked from the pit and placed on the stage to give a small offering of music to the audience, hence the name “pittance.”

In the tradition of chamber music, pieces are performed by small groups, allowing us an intimate show, in which we experience instruments and voices at their fullest, as we watch in awe the incredible skills of these accomplished musicians.

 

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This entry was posted on June 27, 2016 by in Non-Fiction.

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