2016 – 2017 Concerts
A Concert of Harmony : American Music to Inspire (April 2, 2017)
What a celebration of souls of America with full house audience! The concert will open with our local bluegrass band, Quantum String Therapy with bluegrass standards and bluegrass gospel. Audience was fascinated with a “History of Jazz” performed by jazz pianist, Wade Beach. His dazzling fingers astonished the audience. Dancing Heart Ensemble (flute, trombone and piano) presented beautiful music by American composer, Ewazen and Copland. Concert closed with a beautiful harmony of “American Songs” by the Classical FX vocal ensemble. Thank you to the performers for sharing your gift of music and time.
Dancing Heart (February 12, 2017)
Dancing Heart Ensemble captivated the audience with their delightful program titled “Bach’n’Roll, a Tribute to J. Reilly Lewis.”
Classical FX (January 22, 2017)
What a delightful afternoon of music! From exquisite opera arias to American folk songs and Broadway, their beautiful voices and wonderful selections of music mesmerized the audience throughout the concert!
Sara Daneshpour (November 13, 2016)
Absolutely astonishing performance by Sara Daneshpour this afternoon! Her interpretation on each work, Rameau, Ravel, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, was so precise and beautiful. Sara, thank you for sharing your artistry!
Washington Saxophone Quartet (October 16, 2016)
Fabulous performance by the Washington Saxophone Quartet last Sunday! What a great program and superb performance. We loved every selections!
Attacca Quartet (September 25, 2016)
Incredible afternoon of great music of Beethoven and amazing performance! Their artistry, passion, and technique mesmerized the audience completely. Thank you for the fabulous opening of the 2016-17 season of the series, Attacca Quartet!
From 2015 – 2016 Concert:
Illuminare with Atsuko Watanabe (harpsichordist) (May 22, 2016)
Early music women’t vocal ensembler, Illuminare, and Japanese harpsichordist Atsuko Watanabe presented music brimming with the passion and energy of the early seventeenth century. Illuminare’s beautiful singing and Atsuko Watanabe’s exquisite harpsichord playing mesmerized the full-house audience. We also had a great time at the Champagne Reception to celebrate the end of Odeon’s 2015 – 2016 season.
Quynh Nguyen, pianist (April 10, 2016)
Quynh surely astonished the audience with her brilliant and artistic performance! We also enjoyed the beautiful program on Haydn, Beethoven, and Chopin.
The Tempest Trio (January 30, 2016)
The Tempest Trio fascinated the audience with their magnificent performance on Saturday afternoon. Both Bernstein and Dvorak trios were dramatic and artistic, and their individual solo pieces were engaging and masterful. What a pleasure to hear such world class performance in this intimate setting!
Emma Resmini, flute & Bora Lee, piano (January 10, 2016)
Bravo to Emma and Bora! What a marvelous performance and delightful program! They both showed their virtuosity and artistry, and mesmerized the audience. It was also wonderful to hear the World Premiere by Dutch composer René Samson, who was in attendance, It was a very special concert to start the New Year with full of splendid newer compositions!
Makoto Nakura, marimba (November 15, 2015)
Makoto did it again! He astonished the audience with his artistry, technique, and energy. He is truly a dedicated musician and inspiration. We already can’t wait for his come back.
Peter Takács, piano (October 25, 2015)
Peter Takács delivered an astonishing All-Beethoven program. It wove colors and emotion with a technique that Beethoven would have been very happy with. After performing the monumental Waldstein Sonata with such grace and energy, he continued to pleased the audience with two beautiful encores.
Daniel del Pino, piano (September 27, 2015)
What an incredible opener for Odeon’s 16th season! Daniel played his program of Mendelssohn, Franck, and Chopin with such exquisite rendition. We also enjoyed the Champagne reception to celebrate the opening of the new season. Thank you for those who attended the concert. Thank you for those who made contribution to help run the series.
From 2014 – 2015 Concerts:
Attacca Quartet (May 17, 2015)
Wow, just wow! It couldn’t be a better concert to end our 15th season of Odeon Chamber Music Series. Attacca Quartet dazed the audience with their precision, energy, musicality and tight ensemble. Program of works by Haydn, John Adams and Grieg was just gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your musical gift, Attacca Quartet!
Alon Goldstein, piano (May 10, 2015)
Alon Goldstein astonished the Odeon audience with his artistic vision of music and stunning virtuosity. His insightful explanation of music with humorous comments provided an intimate connection to the audience . His beautiful program consisted of music by Liszt, Dorman, Ginastera, and Piano Sonata in C minor by Schubert mesmerized the audience.
The Washington Saxophone Quartet (February 8, 2015)
Fabulous performance by Washington Saxophone Quartet this afternoon! Audience loved the wide variety of program, great musicality, sensitive voicing, and beautiful harmony. Rich Kleinfeldt’s historical prospective and witty commentary on each piece also enriched the performance.
Ismar Gomes, cello & Wan-Chi Su, piano (January 11, 2015)
Bravo to Ismar and Wan-Chi for beautiful performance of music by Schumann, Britten, Beethoven and Brahms! Couldn’t be a better way to start 2015 concerts.
Tekalli Duo, Sulliman & Jamila Tekalli (November 16, 2014)
The Tekalli Duo left Odeon’s audience astonished with their interpretations and performance yesterday. The short 45-60 second introduction to each number set the audience’s expectation for the emotional tone, allowing the power of the music to amplify and tweak the subtleties of the experience. Not a motion, word, note, or second was wasted; bringing the experience to life for us. They performed as if they were one being, facial expressions at times so identical that one knew they were living the same moment.
Classical FX, Vocal Quartet (October 26, 2014)
BRAVO to Classical FX vocal quartet yesterday! The quartet dazzled the audience throughout the concert with their beautiful voices and harmony. They received well-deserved standing ovation. We can’t wait to hear you again already!
Brandon Ridenour & Rachel Kudo (September 28, 2014)
Bravo to Rachel and Brandon for their marvelous concert! What an amazing opening of Odeon’s 15th season. Thank you for those who came to the concert. Thank you also for those who couldn’t make it, but thinking of us. We are off to a great season!
Performers in Past Seasons:
Amit Peled, cello
Armonia Nova (ensemble of Medieval and Renaissance instruments and music)
Classical FX, vocal quartet
Di Wu, piano
Janice Martin, violin
Makoto Nakura, marimba
Myriam Avalos Teie, piano
Petronel Malan, piano
Quynh Nguyen, pianist
Sara Daneshpour, piano