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The Music Series features virtuosos from Southern California performing repertoire favorites and new music by living composers. The concert will take place in the Brand Library Recital Hall. Admission is free and seating is limited. 

Sponsored by the Brand Associates. Please note: Music Series concerts are now held on Thursday evenings.


ACE Trio

Date: Thursday, October 5, 2023

Time: 7:00pm

Location: Brand Library Recital Hall

The trio consists of flutist Shannon Canchola, clarinetist Micah Wright and pianist Leon Thomasian. Continually pushing at the edges of what it means to be a contemporary chamber ensemble, ACE Trio performs their own innovative arrangements and accessible contemporary music by living composers from around the world. The trio has won many awards and performed in concerts throughout Southern California.


Sonatina for Flute, Clarinet, and Piano - Helen Stowasser

      I. Allegretto Cantabile

Fantasy - Trio (arranged for flute, clarinet, and piano) - Howard Blake

Dance of the Woods for flute, clarinet, and piano - Herman Beeftink

Ecstatic Samba for flute, clarinet, and piano - Kevin Day

Portraits of Langston for flute, clarinet, and piano - Valerie Coleman

      IV. Silver Rain

      V. Parisian Cabaret

      VI. Harlem's Summer Night

Sonatina for flute, clarinet, and piano - Paul Schoenfeld

       I. Charleston

       II. Hunter Rag

       III. Jig


Ensemble Flame

Date: Thursday, October 19, 2023

Time: 7:00pm

Location: Brand Library Recital Hall

The group consists of Eric Tinkerhess playing viola da gamba, Mana Tinkerhess playing triple harp and Robert Wang performing on the theorbo. Ensemble Flame is composed of instruments that were at the heart of the king’s court in France in the 17th and 18th centuries. Dedicated especially to French music, Ensemble Flame transmits the instruments’ warmth by imagining the music as a poem, appeasing our wavering spirits invaded by the passions of the soul.


Daniel Miles & Cameron Akioka

Date: Thursday, November 9, 2023

Time: 7:00pm

Location: Brand Library Recital Hall

Introducing a New Duo - Violist Daniel Miles is a graduate of Oberlin Conservatory and a grad student at USC and most recently won the 2023 Beverly Hills Auditions. Pianist Cameron Akioka is a graduate of Rice University and a grad student at USC and won both the silver medal and audience favorite award at the 2022 Seattle International Piano Competition.


Florence Price - Elfentanz

Bowen - C Minor Sonata


Brahms - E Flat Sonata

William Grant Still - Mother and Child

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