See Schoenberg’s Early Masterpiece “Verklärte Nacht” in Concert in Los Angeles

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Salastina Zipper Hall

Arnold Schoenberg, the 20th-Century Austrian composer known for inventing the Twelve-tone technique (Zwölftontechnik), wrote some wonderful pieces in his early years that follow the tonal structure of late romantic works, reminiscent of Richard Strauss’ and Richard Wagner’s music .

One of these early pieces, and in fact one of Schoenberg’s earliest important work, is “Verklärte Nacht” (Transfigured Night), Op.4 . It is a string sextet in one movement and was inspired by Richard Dehmel‘s poem of the same name.

Arnold Schoenberg is very much connected to Los Angeles, the city he eventually moved to after his emigration from Nazi Germany. In L.A. he held teaching positions at USC as well as UCLA.


Verklarte Nacht Poster

Experience Schoenberg’s “Verklaerte Nacht” in Los Angeles this May 2013

This May, Angelinos will have the chance to experience Schoenberg’s early work, “Verklaerte Nacht”, together with J.S. Bach’s St. Anne Prelude on two different concert days in Los Angeles.

The Salastina Music Society is bringing this concert to stage in Los Angeles:

  • May 10 at 8pm at the Edye Second Space at the Broad Stage (Santa Monica),
  • May 11 at 8pm at Zipper Hall at the Colburn School (Downtown LA).

KUSC 91.5 FM DJ Brian Lauritzen will host an in-depth exploration of Austrian composer Arnold Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht, based on German poet Richard Dehmel’s poem of the same name.   Performers include Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Principal Cellist Andrew Shulman, Pacific Symphony violists Meredith Crawford and Luke Maurer, and celebrated young chamber cellist Rebecca Merblum, as well as Kevin Kumar and Maia Jasper, Salastina’s co-artistic directors and violinists.


Special $10 Tickets available for the CaliforniaGermans Community

Salastina Music Society has set up an exclusive event code for the CaliforniaGermans community to receive tickets for only $10! The regular ticket price is $28.  To get the discount, you must purchase your tickets at the Salastina Society Website  and enter Exclusive Event Code “GERMAN” at check out to receive your special ticket discount!


Take a Chance & Win Tickets to this Exciting Evening

In connection with these two Chamber Music Events, CaliforniaGermans will raffle off 2 tickets for each concert day. Two winners will be chosen at random to experience this chamber music evenings with a friend.  Check the CaliforniaGermans Facebook page and website to recieve more information on the giveaway and for your chance at winning your concert tickets!


Sources: CaliforniaGermans, Salastina Music Society

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