MUSIC AND DANCE REVIEWS : Historic Sites Set Stage for Chamber Series

Chamber Music in Historic Sites, the umbrella series of chamber concerts sponsored by the Da Camera Society of Mount St. Mary's College, will offer 25 events during the 1993-94 season, series' founder MaryAnn Bonino has announced.

Among the internationally acclaimed artists headlining the series are the Bartok Quartet, London Baroque, Freddie Hubbard, The Sixteen and I Solisti di Zagreb.

Twenty different concert locales will provide new and return looks at provocative architectural sites, including private homes designed by Wallace Neff, Myron Hunt & Elmer Grey, and Ted Tanaka, as well as landmark churches, ballrooms and lobbies by Paul Williams, Parkinson & Parkinson, and Morgan, Walls & Clements.

Subscribers may choose between six series of concerts. Musical styles and repertory will range from Mozart's Clarinet Quintet to the stride piano of Marcus Roberts, from medieval chants to the gospels of the Harlem Spiritual Ensemble, from songs by Purcell to jazz trumpeter Freddie Hubbard.

Making local debuts will be four ensembles. The British group, The Sixteen and Trio Tschaikovsky will make their U.S. debuts during the series; the Harlem Spiritual Ensemble will appear in California for the first time, and violinist Chee-Yun will make her L.A. debut. The Doheny Soiree series, Oct. 22-April 29, will host performances by London Baroque, the Ysaye Quartet, the Bartok Quartet, the Leonardo Trio and the Wind Trio of New York with pianist Jon Klibonoff.

Other series will present the British ensemble, Consort of Musicke, at the Huntington Library in San Marino (Oct. 24); Capriccio Stravagante at Chateau les Tours in Santa Monica (Nov. 14); the Monica Huggett/Richard Savino violin/guitar duo (Dec. 5); the pre-Columbian/contemporary Latin folk music ensemble--Hecho en Mexico--at the Mayan Theatre (Jan. 25); the Harrington String Quartet at Riverside's Mission Inn (Feb. 13); jazz pianist Marcus Roberts at the Dunbar Hotel (March 6); the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach Harbor (March 25); violinist Chee-Yun at Sylvia Park Country Club (formerly the Mermaid Tavern) (April 17), and trumpeter Freddie Hubbard at Union Station (April 24).

Information: (310) 440-1351.

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