The California Philharmonic presents the second concert in its Music, Martinis & the Maestro series on March 28 at 2:30 p.m. at the beautiful Romanesque Room at Pasadena's Green Hotel. The concert, entitled "Romantic Melodies" will feature chamber music masterworks by Mozart, Schumann and Martinu. Choice seats are still available.
"Romantic Melodies" features Cal Phil principal players, including violinists Pavel Farkas and Irina Voloshina, violist James Hanna, cellist Waldemar de Almeida, and pianist John Berkman. The afternoon's selections include Schumann's Piano Quintet, a Mozart Divertimento, and Martinu's Sonata for two violins and piano. Listeners will be able to enjoy the intimate sounds of Cal Phil's quintet at cozy cocktail tables just a few feet from the stage.
Prior to the performance, Maestro Victor Vener presents concertgoers a new and exciting window into the afternoon's music through Talks with the Maestro. A reception with the performers takes place after the concert, where attendees are welcome to enjoy martinis while mingling with the musicians.