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New Roads To Present A Cast Of Stars


March 31, 2016

Tickets for the concert, which include a pre-event champagne reception, along with a limited number of VIP tickets to the post-concert dinner with the artists, are now available for sale. The chef-prepared dinner with wine pairings will be held at Tastemade Studios, 1816 Berkeley Avenue., contiguous to the Moss Theater and New Roads campus.

“New Roads is incredibly proud to welcome Lynn, a brilliant instrumentalist on a global scale, to the Moss Theater, along with Helen and Joanne, both accomplished virtuosos. It has long been our vision to bring this exceptional level of artistic programming to the Santa Monica community,” said Luthern Williams, Head of School.

The evening’s performance will include Claude Debussy's Sonata for Cello and Piano, Beethoven's Sonata #3 op. 69 for Cello and Piano and Mendelssohn's Piano Trio #1 in D minor op. 49.

Lynn Harrell’s presence is felt throughout the musical world. A consummate soloist, chamber musician, recitalist, conductor and teacher, his work throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia has placed him in the highest echelon of today’s performing artists.

Mr. Harrell’s half-century career has brought him to many leading orchestras including Boston, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Detroit, Ottawa, Pittsburgh, and the National Symphony.

In Europe he partners with the orchestras of London, Munich, Berlin, Dresden, Leipzig, Zürich, and Tel Aviv. He has also performed extensively in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong.

Among others, some esteemed conductor-collaborators throughout Mr. Harrell’s career include James Levine, Sir Neville Marriner, Kurt Masur, Zubin Mehta, André Previn, Sir Simon Rattle, Leonard Slatkin, Yuri Temirkanov, Michael Tilson Thomas and David Zinman.

Described by the Los Angeles Times as possessing “unusual fervor and fluency” and “stirring virtuosity,” pianist Joanne Pearce Martin was appointed by Esa-Pekka Salonen in 2001 as the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Keyboardist.

A Steinway Artist and graduate of Philadelphia's Curtis Institute, she has been featured with the LA Phil on multiple occasions with conductors such as Salonen, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, John Adams, & Gustavo Dudamel. She has performed at dozens of music series and festivals, collaborating with artists such as Joshua Bell, Lynn Harrell, James Galway, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Julius Baker, & Joseph Silverstein.

She has been guest soloist with many other orchestras in the U.S. and abroad, including the Philadelphia Orchestra, Charlotte Symphony, LA Chamber Orchestra, Florida West Coast Symphony, and England’s Huddersfield Philharmonic.

Beginning her violin studies at the age of two, Helen Nightengale made her solo debut at 10 with the Louisville Orchestra under then music director Jorge Mester. At the age of 20, while attending the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, she was appointed to the Assistant Concertmaster position of the Louisville Orchestra. She has held various symphonic positions, including concertmaster positions with the London Symphony Orchestra, Frankfurt Opera, Hamburg Philharmonic, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Los Angeles Opera and more.Her solo and recital engagements have included a United States Department tour in Central America and performances with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra in Tokyo and Osaka.

A consummate chamber musician, Ms. Nightengale founded the Kandinsky String Trio with violist Hartmut Rohde and cellist Nikolai Schneider while attending the Ravinia Festival's Steans Institute for Young Artists in1990.

She is a frequent guest artist of many chamber music festivals including Aspen, La Jolla Sommerfest, Santa Fe and the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival, where she has performed with some of today’s great artists including Hilary Hahn, Cho Liang Lin, Paul Neubauer, Michael Tree, Lynn Harrell, Jon Kimura Parker, Horatio Gutierrez, Jeffrey Kahane, Steven Hough and Vladimir Feltsman.

From 2010-2014, Helen and Lynn were Artist Ambassador’s for the Save the Children Foundation's HEART(Healing through Education and Art) campaign. As a result of this appointment they formed a non-profit, “HEARTbeats Foundation” ( which raises money and awareness about the positive effects of music on children when used therapeutically.

About New Roads School

New Roads School is an innovative, college preparatory K-12 independent school with campuses in West Los Angeles (grades K-5) and Santa Monica (grades 6-12), California. New Roads is committed to nurturing the curiosity of each student while delivering top-quality education to a student body representing the broad economic and cultural diversity of Greater Los Angeles.

About Tastemade

Tastemade is a video network built for the mobile generation. We enable Tastemakers to come together to discover and share their passion for great food and travel. We bring this to life on every screen from smartphones to connected TVs for a global community that reaches over 100 million unique viewers monthly.Tastemade was founded by Steven Kydd, Larry Fitzgibbon, and Joe Perez and is funded by Redpoint Ventures, Raine Ventures, Scripps Networks Interactive, Comcast Ventures Liberty Media and Goldman Sachs.


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