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Trio to premiere chamber works

The Ahn Trio, with guests David Benoit and Fernando Otero, will perform in Laguna Beach during the fifth annual Laguna Beach Music Festival, taking place from Monday, Jan. 15, through Sunday, Jan. 21, at various venues.

The performance includes world premieres of new works commissioned by co-sponsors Laguna Beach Live! and the Philharmonic Society of Orange County.

The Ahn Trio consists of three Juilliard-trained Korean sisters who combine classical music with a contemporary image and an innovative approach to performance.

The composers whose works will be premiered during the Festival, all selected by the Ahns, are:

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  • Five-time Grammy nominee composer and pianist David Benoit, whose work will be performed 8 p.m. Jan. 20;
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  • Paul Chihara, author of prize-winning concert works and more than 90 film scores, performed on Jan. 21;
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  • Argentinean composer Fernando Otero at 8 p.m. Jan. 19; and
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  • composer and jazz guitarist Nguyen Le at 3 p.m., Jan. 21.
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    All the above performances will take place at the Artists’ Theater at Laguna Beach High School, 625 Park Ave.

    The Laguna Beach Music Festival, established in 2003, presents traditional and contemporary classical music in an accessible and intimate style.

    The week features a special Meet the Artists salon with the Ahn Trio, several educational events open to the public with the Ahns and composers in residence, master classes, an opening night gourmet dinner at Claes Restaurant, and concludes with the three weekend concerts.

    Concert ticket prices are $30 for center orchestra; $25 for rear and far sides, and $15 for full-time students.

    For more information and to buy tickets, call Laguna Beach Live! At (949) 715-9713 or visit www.LagunaBeachMusic Festival.com. Tickets are also available through the Playhouse box office at (949) 497-2787.

     

     


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