Pasadena Neighborhood Church
301 N. Orange Grove Blvd.
Pacific Serenades celebrates Chamber Music Month with a world premiere for string quartet by composer Gernot Wolfgang. The program will also include works by Smetana and Haydn, performed by a quartet comprised of Roger Wilkie (violin), Connie Kupka (violin), Roland Kato (viola) and David Speltz (cello).
Born in Austria, Gernot Wolfgang currently resides in Los Angeles. He is a graduate of the Scoring Music for Film and TV at USC and holds degrees from Berklee College of Music and the University of Music in Graz, Austria. His concert works have been presented by LA Phil, the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra and many other ensembles and orchestras.
String Theory, Wolfgang’s new work for string quartet, will be the 109th commissioned by Pacific Serenades and will be performed by some of the most accomplished musicians in Southern California. As is customary with Pacific Serenades' programming, this evening of music will be an inspired juxtaposition of adventurous new work and loved classical selections. Other pieces to be performed include Smetana’s String Quartet #2 in D minor, and String Quartet in B minor by Franz Josef Haydn.