Past Concerts

Mikhail Korzhev

Internationally acclaimed Russian Pianist

Sunday, May 19, 2024

Showtime: 4:00pm

Doors: 3:15pm

Community Auditorium
Church of Scientology of the Valley
11455 Burbank Boulevard
North Hollywood, CA 91601

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Mikhail Korzhev’s Program

Franz Schubert (1797 – 1828)

Sonata in C Major, D. 279 (unfinished)

1. Allegro moderato
2. Andante
3. Menuetto. Allegro vivace

Robert Schumann (1810 – 1856)

Drei Fantasiestuke (3 Fantasy Pieces), Opus 111

1. Sehr rasch, mit leidenschaftlichem Vortrag
(Very quickly, with passionate delivery)
2. Ziemlich langsam (Pretty Slow)
3. Kräftig und sehr markiert (Strong and very marked)

Robert Schumann (1810 – 1856)

Toccata in C Major, Opus 7

Ernst Krenek (1900 – 1991)

George Washington Variations, Opus 120, (1950)

1. Washington’s Grand March
2. The same, elaborated upon
3. Battle Music
4. Elegy
5. The Chase (a canon)
6. Sarabande
7. Grand Finale, with the Martial Cotillion

Intermission

Sergei Rachmaninov (1873 – 1943)

Earl Wild – Four Songs:

1. Dreams op. 37, #5
2. Do Not Grieve op. 14, #8
3. Sorrow in Springtime op. 21, #12
4. Floods of Spring op. 14, #1

Sergei Rachmaninov (1873 – 1943)

Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-Flat Minor, Opus 36

1. Allegro Agitato
2. Non Allegro – Lento
3. L’istesso tempo – Allegro molto

The De Maeyer-Kende Violin & Piano Duo

Internationally Acclaimed Belgian Musicians
Violinist Jolente De Maeyer
Pianist Nikolaas Kende

Sunday, April 7, 2024

Showtime: 4:00pm

Doors: 3:15pm

Community Auditorium
Church of Scientology of the Valley
11455 Burbank Boulevard
North Hollywood, CA 91601

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Videos & Images from De Maeyer-Kende Violin & Piano Duo’s Performance

The De Maeyer-Kende Violin & Piano Duo’s Program

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827)

Violin Sonata No. 8 in G Major, Opus 30 No. 3

1. Allegro assai
2. Tempo di Minuetto
3. Allegro vivace

Arvo Pärt (1938)

Fratres

Fritz Kreisler (1875 – 1962)

Berceuse

INTERMISSION

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827)

Violin Sonata No. 7 in C minor, Opus 30 No. 2

1. Allegro con brio
2. Adagio cantabile
3. Scherzo: Allegro – Trio
4. Finale. Allegro

Fritz Kreisler (1875 – 1962)

Liebesleid 
Liebesfreud

Drs. Dmitry Rachmanov & John Salmon

Internationally Acclaimed Piano Maestros
Bach, Brubeck, Boogie and Beyond!

Sunday, March 3, 2024

Showtime: 4:00pm

Doors: 3:15pm

Community Auditorium
Church of Scientology of the Valley
11455 Burbank Boulevard
North Hollywood, CA 91601

Videos & Images from Drs. Dmitry Rachmanov & John Salmon’s Performance

Drs. Dmitry Rachmanov & John Salmon’s Program

John Salmon, Piano Solos
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)

Prelude in C Major, WTC I, BWV 846
Invention No. 1 in C Major, BWV 772
Prelude in E-flat Minor, WTC I, BWV 853
Fugue in C Major, WTC I, BWV 846

Dmitry Rachmanov & John Salmon, Piano Duos
Johann Sebastian Bach, Arranged for two pianos by John Salmon

Invention No. 8 in F Major, BWV 779
Invention No. 8 in F Major, BWV 779 (Great Bach’s Afire”)

Invention No. 13 in A Minor, BWV 784
Invention No. 13 in A Minor, BWV 784 (“No Turkey in the Straw”)

Invention No. 14 in B-Flat Major, BWV 785
Invention No. 14 in B-Flat Major, BWV 785 (“Bachy Boogie”)

Intermission

John Salmon, Piano Solos
Dave Brubeck

The Duke (1955)
In Your Own Sweet Way (1955)
Dziękuję (1958)
It’s a Raggy Waltz (1961)

Dmitry Rachmanov, Piano Solos
Barry Michael Wehrli (b. 1967)

Book of 15 Preludes

Prelude 3 Largo
Prelude 4 Larghetto

John Salmon, Piano Solos
Barry Michael Wehrli (b. 1967)

Book of 15 Preludes

Prelude 1 Andante, rubato
Prelude 8 Grave
Prelude 12 Adagio
Prelude 15 Allegretto

Dmitry Rachmanov & John Salmon, Piano Duos
John Salmon (b. 1954)

Fughetta on “Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?”
Imitation Rock
Salmon is a Jumpin’

Jason Stoll

SoCal Concert Pianist

Sunday, February 4, 2024

Showtime: 4:00pm

Doors: 3:15pm

Community Auditorium
Church of Scientology of the Valley
11455 Burbank Boulevard
North Hollywood, CA 91601

Free Parking: Farmdale Avenue lot and street parking

Videos and Images from Jason’s Performance

Jason Stoll’s Program

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Rage Over a Lost Penny
Bagatelle, Rondo a Capriccio in G, Op. 129 

Florence Price (1887-1953)

Clouds

Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936)

6 Pieces for piano
   Valse Carresante
   Canone
   Notturno
   Minuetto
   Studio
   Intermezzo-Serenata

York Bowen (1884-1961)

Toccata Op. 155

Intermission

Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)

Nocturne in B Major Op. 9 No. 3

Sonata No. 3 in B minor Op. 58
   Allegro maestoso
   Scherzo: Molto vivace
   Largo
   Finale: Presto non tanto

Faliks•Cani Piano & Violin Duo

Internationally acclaimed musicians
Pianist Inna Faliks
Violinist Roberto Cani

Sunday, January 21, 2024

Showtime: 4:00pm

Doors: 3:15pm

Community Auditorium
Church of Scientology of the Valley
11455 Burbank Boulevard
North Hollywood, CA 91601

Videos and Images from Faliks•Cani’s Performance

Faliks•Cani Piano & Violin Duo Program

Franz Schubert, transcribed by Franz Liszt

Am Meer (Near the Sea)
   Poem by Heinrich Heine

Frédéric Chopin, transcribed by Franz Liszt

The Maiden’s Wish

Franz Schubert, transcribed by Franz Liszt

Erlkönig (King of the Fairies)
   Poem by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Johannes Brahms

Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Opus 100

1. Allegro amabile (A major)
2. Andante tranquillo — Vivace (F major)
3. Allegretto grazioso, quasi Andante (A major)

Intermission

Eugène Ysaÿe

Sonata for Violin Solo No. 3 in D Minor “Ballade”

Ludwig van Beethoven

Violin Sonata No. 10 in G Major, Opus 96

1. Allegro Moderato
2.  Adagio Espressivo
3.  Scherzo: Allegro
4. Poco Allegretto

The Vieness Piano Duo Holiday Concert

Dynamic Classical Pianists

Eva Schaumkell and Vijay Venkatesh

Sunday, December 3, 2023

Showtime: 4:00pm

Check In: 3:15pm

Community Auditorium
Church of Scientology of the Valley
11455 Burbank Boulevard
North Hollywood, CA 91601

Video and Images from The Vieness Piano Duo Holiday Performance

The Vieness Piano Duo’s Program

Johann Sebastian Bach/György Kurtag

God’s Time is the Very Best Time

Vaughn Williams

What Child is This: Fantasia on Greensleeves

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

The Seasons: December

John Sullivan Dwight/Han Ding

O Holy Night

Lucas Richman

Reindeer Variations

Irving Berlin/John Bayless

White Christmas

Leroy Anderson

Sleigh Ride

Intermission

Dmitri Shostakovich

Waltz No. 2

Traditional/Jacob Louis Merkur

Havah Nagila

Mykola Leontovych

Ukrainian Bell Carol

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Nutcracker Suite, op. 71a

1. Overture
2. March
3. Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
4. Trepak, Russian Dance
5. Arabian Dance
6. Chinese Dance
7. Reed Flutes
8. Waltz of the Flowers

The Solasta Piano Trio

Eva Schaumkell, Pianist
Niv Ashkenazi, Violinist
Zack Reaves, Cellist

Sunday, November 5, 2023

Showtime: 4:00pm

Check In: 3:15pm

Community Auditorium
Church of Scientology of the Valley
11455 Burbank Boulevard
North Hollywood, CA 91601

Images and Video from The Solasta Trio’s Performance

The Solasta Piano Trio’s Program

Dmitri Shostakvoch

5 pieces for 2 violins and piano

arr. L. Atovmyan

Prelude

Gavotte

Elegy

Waltz

Polka

Ludwig van Beethoven

Piano Trio op. 70 no.1 “Ghost”

Allegro vivace e con brio

Largo assai ed espressivo

Presto

Intermission

Clara Schumann

Piano Trio, op. 17

Allegro moderato

Scherzo and Trio

Andante

Allegretto

George Gershwin

3 Preludes

Allegro ben ritmato e deciso

Andante con moto

Agitato

 

The Solasta Piano Trio’s Program

Dmitri Shostakvoch

5 pieces for 2 violins and piano

arr. L. Atovmyan

Prelude

Gavotte

Elegy

Waltz

Polka

Ludwig van Beethoven

Piano Trio op. 70 no.1 “Ghost”

Allegro vivace e con brio

Largo assai ed espressivo

Presto

Intermission

Clara Schumann

Piano Trio, op. 17

Allegro moderato

Scherzo and Trio

Andante

Allegretto

George Gershwin

3 Preludes

Allegro ben ritmato e deciso

Andante con moto

Agitato

 

Guideri/Walz/Durkovic Piano Trio

Jessica Guideri, Violinist • John Walz, Cellist

Timothy Durkovic, Pianist

 

Sunday, October 8, 2023

Showtime: 4:00pm

Check In: 3:15pm

Community Auditorium
Church of Scientology of the Valley
11455 Burbank Boulevard
North Hollywood, CA 91601

Images and Video from Guideri/Walz/Durkovic Piano Trio’s Performance

Guideri/Walz/Durkovic Piano Trio’s Program

Antonin Dvořák

Piano Trio No. 4 in E minor, Op. 90 – “Dumky”

Lento maestoso
Poco adagio
Andante
Andante moderato
Allegro
Lento maestoso

Intermission

Johannes Brahms

Trio No. 2, Op. 87 in C Major

Allegro
Andante con moto
Scherzo. Presto
Finale. Allegro giocoso

George Gershwin

(Smith/Heifetz arrangement for Piano Trio)
Porgy and Bess Suite

Overture
Summertime
My Man’s Gone Now
It Aint’ Necessarily So
Bess You Is My Woman
There’s A Boat Dat’s Leaving Soon For New York
Oh Lawd, I’m On My Way

Maestros of the Violin and Guitar

Philip Vaiman, Russian-American Violinist
Laura Mazon Franqui, Cuban Classical Guitarist

Sunday, September 10, 2023

Showtime: 4:00pm

Check In: 3:15pm

Community Auditorium
Church of Scientology of the Valley
11455 Burbank Boulevard
North Hollywood, CA 91601

Images and Video from Maestros of the Violin and Guitar’s Performance

Maestros of the Violin and Guitar’s Program

Gabriel Fauré

Pavane, Opus 50

Manuel Da Falla

Arr. by Pujol

From the Seven Spanish songs

Heitor Villa-Lobos

Aria No. 5 from Bachianas Brasilieras

Leonard Cohen

Arr. by Reena Esmail

Hallelujah (violin solo)

José Sirera

Jerezana (guitar solo)

Intermission

Laura Snowden

Song for Maria (guitar solo)

Francisco Tárrega

Capricho Arabe (guitar solo)

Niccoló Paganini

Arr. by Heinrich Albert

Cantabile

George Gershwin

Arr. by Malou F. Rogers

Lullaby

Astor Piazzolla

Arr. by Philip Vaiman

Cafe 1930, Nightclub 1960

Faliks•Cani Piano & Violin Duo

Internationally Acclaimed Musicians
Pianist, Inna Faliks
Violinist, Roberto Cani

Sunday, June 25, 2023

Showtime: 4:00pm

Check In: 3:15pm

Community Auditorium
Church of Scientology of the Valley
11455 Burbank Boulevard
North Hollywood, CA 91601

Free Parking: Farmdale Avenue lot and street parking

Images and Video from the Faliks•Cani Duo Performance

Faliks•Cani Piano & Violin Duo’s Program

Ludwig van Beethoven

Violin Sonata No. 8 in G major, Opus 30 No. 3

1. Allegro assai
2. Tempo di minuetto, ma molto moderato e grazioso
3. Allegro vivace

Maurice Ravel

Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2 in G

1. Allegretto
2. Blues, Moderato
3. Perpetual mobile, Allegro

Intermission

Ludwig van Beethoven

Violin Sonata No. 9 in A major “Kreutzer”, Opus 47

1. Adagio sostenuto – Presto – Adagio
2. Adante con variazioni
3. Presto

Inna Faliks

Internationally Renowned Ukrainian-American Pianist

Sunday, June 11, 2023

Showtime: 4:00pm

Check In: 3:15pm

Community Auditorium
Church of Scientology of the Valley
11455 Burbank Boulevard
North Hollywood, CA 91601

Images and Video from Inna Falik’s Performance

Inna Faliks’ Program

Rodion Shchedrin

Basso Ostinato

Johann Sebastian Bach

Prelude and Fugue in G sharp minor
Book 1 WTC

Jan Freidlin

Ballade in Black and White
(Composed for Inna Faliks and premiered in Weill Hall in 2011.)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Fantasy in D minor, K 385

Frédéric Chopin-Franz Liszt

The Maiden’s Wish

Franz Liszt

La Campanella Paganini

Frédéric Chopin

Polonaise-Fantaisie, Opus 61 

Intermission

Ludwig van Beethoven

Bagatelle No. 1 Opus 126
Bagatelles Nos. 2 and 3
Bagatelle No. 4
Bagatelle No. 5
Bagatelle No. 6

The Vieness Piano Duo

Dynamic Classical Pianists

Eva Schaumkell and Vijay Venkatesh

Sunday, April 2, 2023

Showtime: 4:00pm

Check In: 3:15pm

Community Auditorium
Church of Scientology of the Valley
11455 Burbank Boulevard
North Hollywood, CA 91601

Images and Video from The Vieness Duo’s Performance

The Vieness Piano Duo’s Program

Johann Sebastian Bach/Mary Howe

Sheep may safely graze, BWV 208

Johannes Brahms

Hungarian Dances
no 1 in g minor, Allegro molto
no 2 in d minor, Allegro non assai
no. 3 in f major, Allegretto
no 4 in f minor, Poco Sostenuto
no 5 in f-sharp minor, Allegro vivace

Franz Schubert

Fantasie in f-minor, D. 940
Allegro molto moderato
Largo
Scherzo. Allegro vivace
Finale. Allegro molto moderato

Intermission

Frédéric Chopin

Barcarolle Op. 60 in F-sharp Major
Vijay Venkatesh solo

Sergei Rachmaninoff

Moments Musicaux No. 3, 4
Eva Schaumkell solo

Camille Saint-Saëns

The Carnival of the Animals
Introduction and Royal March of the Lion
Hens and Roosters
Fast Animals/Wild Donkeys
Tortoises
The Elephant
Kangaroos
Aquarium
Donkeys
The Cuckoo in the Depths of the Woods
Aviary
Fossils
The Swan
Finale

Philip Vaiman and Mikhail Korzhev

Classical Russian Violin & Piano

Sunday, March, 2023

Showtime: 4:00pm

Check In: 3:15pm

Community Auditorium
Church of Scientology of the Valley
11455 Burbank Boulevard
North Hollywood, CA 91601

Images and Video from Philip and Mikhail’s Performance

Philip Vaiman and Mikhail Korzhev’s Program

Eugene Ysaÿe

Sonata No.4 in E-Minor Op.. 27 “A Fritz Kreisler” for Solo Violin
I. Allemande: Lento maestoso

II. Sarabanda (Quasi lento)

III. Finale (Presto ma non troppo)

Sergei Rachmaninov – Earl Wild for solo piano

Four Songs for piano
“Dreams”, op. 37 #5
“Do Not Grieve” op. 14 #8
“Sorrow in the Springtime ” op. 21 #12
“Floods of Spring” op. 14 #12

Sergei Rachmaninov

Sonata #2, op. 36 in B-flat minor for solo piano
1. Allegro agitato
2. Non allegro. Lento
3. Molto allegro

Intermission

Ernst Krenek

Sonatina op. 5 #1 in B-flat major for solo piano
1. Allegretto

2. Andante molto

3. Vivace

Felix Mendelssohn

“If With All Your Heart” -arr. for violin and piano by Malou Rogers

Niccoló Paganini

Cantabile for violin and piano

Sigismond Stojowski

Melodie for violin and piano

Alfredo D’Ambrosio

Serenade for violin and piano

Astor Piazzolla

From 4 Seasons of Buenos Aires- arr. for violin and piano by Malou Rogers
Inverno Porteño
Verano Porteño

The LA OperaBabes

Sopranos Lauren Carter & Angela Molineux, Pianist Annelise Longuemare

An Opera Valentine

Sunday, February 5, 2023

Showtime: 4:00pm

Check In: 3:15pm

Community Auditorium
Church of Scientology of the Valley
11455 Burbank Boulevard
North Hollywood, CA 91601

Images and Video from The LA OperaBabes’ Performance

The LA OperaBabes’ Program

Giuseppe Verdi

Brindisi La Traviata (duet)

Giacomo Puccini

Quando m’en vo, La Boheme (Angela solo)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Sull’aria, Le nozze di Figaro (duet)
Dove sono, Le nozze di Figaro Mozart (Lauren solo)

Claudio Monteverdi

Pur ti miro, L’incoronazione di Poppea (duet)

Richard Strauss

Mein herr marquis, Die Fledermaus
(Angela solo – performed in the English translation)

Georges Bizet

Habanera, Carmen (duet)

Kurt Weil

Youkali (Lauren solo) 

Antonio Vivaldi

Laudamus te, Gloria (duet)

Intermission

Giacomo Puccini

O mio babbino caro, Gianni Schicchi (Angela solo)

Sir Andrew Lloyd Weber

Agnus dei, Requiem (duet)

Jacques Offenbach

Barcarolle, Les contes d’Hoffman (duet)

Claude Debussy

Il pleure dans mon coeur, Ariettes Oubliées (Lauren solo)

Erik Satie

Je te veux (Lauren solo) 

Franz Liszt

Mephisto Waltz (Annelise solo)

Léo Delibes

Flower duet, Lakmé (duet)

Sabine Pothier

Jazz Pianist

Monday, December 19, 2022

Community Auditorium
Church of Scientology of the Valley
11455 Burbank Boulevard
North Hollywood, CA 91601

Sabine Pothier jazz piano solo performance for The Athena Foundation for the Arts 2022 Concert Series.

Images from Sabine’s Performance

Sabine’s Program

Sabine

Tune For Errol

Stevie Wonder

Higher Ground

Bill Evans

Turn Out The Stars

Chick Corea

Tones For Joan’s Bones or Spain

Cole Porter

Love For Sale

Sabine

LA in the Fall

Miles Davis

Nardis

Michel Legrand

Windmills Of Your Mind

Laura Mazon Franqui

Classical Guitarist

Friday, December 9, 2022

Community Auditorium
Church of Scientology of the Valley
11455 Burbank Boulevard
North Hollywood, CA 91601

Images from Laura’s Performance

Laura’s Program

Jorge Morel

Danza Brasileira (2:39-2:43)

Heitor Villalobos

Prelude No 3 (5:30)

J. Sirena

Jerezana

Leo Brouwer

Decameron Negro
I – El arpa del Guerrero ( 5:10)
II – Huida por el bosque de los ecos (4:30)
III – Balada de la doncella enamorada (6:00)

Laura Snowden

Song for Maria (2:50)

Leo Brouwer

Hika (7:02)

Eduardo Martin

La Ausencia

Joaquin Turina

Sonata para Guitarra (12:00 apprx)
I – Allegro
II – Cantabile
III – Allegro Vivo

Carlos Rafael Rivera

Cancion ( 2:43)

Agustin Barrios

Vals Op 8 no 3 (4:15)

Claudia Montero

Rojo (from Tres colores portenhos) (5:00)

Leo Brouwer

Danza del Altiplano (3:00)

Nadejda Vlaeva

Classical Pianist

Friday, November 18, 2022

Community Auditorium
Church of Scientology of the Valley
11455 Burbank Boulevard
North Hollywood, CA 91601

Images from Nadejda’s’s Performance

Nadejda’s Program

Bach/Saint-Saëns

Overture, BWV29

Johann Sebastian Bach

Toccata in G major

  1. Allegro
  2. Adagio
  3. Allegro e Presto

Franz Liszt

Benediction de Dieu dans la solitude
Liebestraum No. 3
Grand Etude de Paganini No. 6

Pancho Vladigerov

From Impressions, Op. 9
Waltz
Aveu
Passion

Nadejda Vlaeva

Piano Sonata in F minor *American Premier
I. Allegro appassionato
II. Andante teneramente
III. Allegro vivace

Pancho Vladigerov

Exotic Prelude No. 3, Op. 17

Lily Popova

Bulgarian Classical Pianist

Sunday, October 23, 2022

Community Auditorium
Church of Scientology of the Valley
11455 Burbank Boulevard
North Hollywood, CA 91601

Images and Video from Lily’s Performance

Lily’s Program

Franz Liszt

The Chapel of William Tell
The Lake of Walenstadt
Paraphrase on Themes from Rigoletto
Un Sospiro
Hungarian Rhapsody no.10

Lily Popova

Furioso
Soaring
Phantom Waltz

Modest Mussorgsky

Pictures at an Exhibition

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