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The mission of Pacific Serenades is to generate new chamber music by commissioning works and presenting them alongside standard repertoire in intimate concert settings, emphasizing the talents of Southern California musicians.
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A Potpourri/PacSer, the Next Generation — JUNE CONCERT

A Potpourri/PacSer the Next Generation

The 111 chamber music works we have commissioned and premiered since our founding in 1982 are always cause for celebration!

As part of West Hollywood’s One City One Pride Arts Festival, we take special pleasure in presenting a unique slice from this treasure trove, a potpourri of chamber music—mostly by lesbian and gay composers—that we commissioned and premiered between 1987 and 2014.

We are also celebrating that young people are falling in love with our music, choosing to perform it on their senior and graduate recitals and beyond. And so we have invited a handful of current and recent UCLA students—representatives of Pacific Serenades, the Next Generation—to join us on this concert.

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PacSer welcomes young performers from UCLA
We welcome guest artists—current UCLA students and recent alumni—as they embrace the music Pacific Serenades has commissioned and brought to life over the past 33 years:

Joshua Garcia, clarinet & bass clarinet
Dawn Hamilton, clarinet
Nicolina Logan, clarinet
Luke Santonastaso, violin
Benjamin Bartelt, viola
Robert Pearce, piano
Sanaz Rezai, piano

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Pacific Serenades still needs your donations!

To help us with our plans going forward, and to help us complete the funding for the upcoming concert, please consider a tax-deductible gift to Pacific Serenades. In particular, we are looking for donations to allow us to pay our seasoned and our young musicians. A donation of $1,000 sponsors one of the performers; for $500, we will pair you with another donor to provide sponsorship to a musician.

We also welcome contributions toward the major redesign of our website.

Click here to donate now! or call us at (213) 534-3434. We appreciate your support! » read more

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