Music Faculty to Perform House Concerts

Westmont music professors have brought back the popular Select House Concert Series, performing four chamber concerts on Saturdays, March 21, April 25, May 30 and June 20; all at 3 p.m. in homes to be announced once tickets have been purchased. Individual concert tickets, which go on sale beginning March 1 at westmont.edu/music, cost $50 each or $160 for a four-concert package. All proceeds support scholarships for Westmont music students.

“The attendees last year were delighted with both the wonderful settings and the intimate connection with the music-making of our wonderful faculty artists,” says Michael Shasberger, Adams professor of music and worship at Westmont. “The range of performances creates an exciting series of concerts featuring solo artists and chamber music on a variety of instruments and voices. Last year the series sold out quickly.”

Cellist John Saint’Ambrogio will provide a historical survey of cello music with focal points from Bach, Rachmaninov and Saint Saens on March 21. Soprano Nichole Dechaine, accompanied by pianist Bev Staples, will perform beloved art songs and arias on April 25 in the Santa Ynez Valley. Tenor Bryan Lane, accompanied by French hornist John Mason and pianist Erin Bonski-Evans, performs pieces by Britten and Schubert on May 30. Flutist Andrea Di Maggio, bassoonist Paul Mori and harpsichord accompanist Neil Di Maggio perform an afternoon of Baroque classics on June 20.