List-Glenn Institute Festival

For immediate release: 05/09/96

Contact: Paul Van Ness, Director,

The List-Glenn Institute for Piano & Strings

(323) 343-4091

or Margie Yu,

Public Affairs Assistant

(323) 343-3047

A Tenth Anniversary Celebration Chamber Music Festival for
The List-Glenn Institute for Piano & Strings

Los Angeles, California -- May 9, 1996 -- In celebration
of its tenth anniversary, The List-Glenn Institute for Piano and
Strings at California State University, Los Angeles will
present International Chamber Music--1996, a summer music
festival, from June 22 through July 7, with concerts
at the Luckman Theatre on the CSLA campus and in the Pasadena
and Los Angeles areas.

Student and professional musicians from countries on three continents,
Turkey, Bulgaria, Taiwan (ROC), and the United States, will perform
together as the Festival Chamber Orchestra under the baton of
Maestro Saim Akcil, Professor at the Istanbul State Conservatory.

International Chamber Music--1996 is designed to promote
international contact and understanding through music by bringing
together musicians from specially targeted countries to perform
music from their own diverse cultures along with more frequently
heard works from the standard chamber music repertoire. The festival
is directed by Paul Van Ness, professor of music at Cal State

The festival's gala opening concert on Saturday, June 22, 8
at the Luckman Theatre will feature the Anderson
String Quartet
and CSLA Visiting Artists along with guest
artists. On Saturday, June 29th, the Festival Chamber Orchestra
will perform a work by Bulgarian composer Pancho Vladigerov, a
concerto for the pi-pa (Chinese "lute") with
Cal State alumna Jane Chin as soloist, and Mozart's great
Sinfonia Concertante with Anderson Quartet members Marisa McLeod,
violin, and Diedra Lawrence, viola. The third concert, held on
Saturday evening, July 6th, will again present the Festival Chamber
Orchestra led by Maestro Akcil in performances of works by Schnittke,
Bartok and Turkish composer Ulvi Cemal Erkin. A special performance
of the Shostakovich First Piano Concerto will mark the anniversary
of The List-Glenn Institute -- it was the premier of this work
in 1933 by the sixteen-year-old Los Angeles resident Eugene List
that made him instantly famous. Soloist will be Bulgarian pianist
Lily Popova.

In Pasadena, a special all-Bach concert will be held at The Neighborhood
Church on July 3rd, led by Bulgarian Rotary Scholar Nayden Todorov.
This performance will include a cantata for soprano, trumpet and
orchestra, the Concerto for Two Violins and the Concerto in D
minor for harpsichord with soloists Renee Sousa, soprano, Fong
Ho and I Kuan Wu, violinists and Robert Berwin, harpsichordist.
There will also be performances at the Huntington Library and
Descanso Gardens on June 30th.

The List-Glenn Institute was founded in 1986 as a memorial to
the great American pianist Eugene List and his wife, famed violinist
Carroll Glenn. These two renowned musicians epitomized the highest
ideals of the performing arts profession and exhibited a generosity
which touched the lives of people the world over. The Institute
is dedicated to continuing their work "to promote international
contact and understanding through a humanistic approach to music
study and performance." Since its founding by Professor Van
Ness, it has produced numerous festivals and individual music
events for this purpose.

For complete details of The List-Glenn Institute's International
Chamber Music--1996
festival, contact Paul Van Ness,
The List-Glenn Institute, (323) 343-4091.

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