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Hanson-Koobs Chamber Music Series kicks off the new year with Mozart, Shostakovich, Dvorak | Culture & Leisure

Pianist Dominic Cheli will perform with five other musicians from the Hanson-Koobs sextet.

La Sierra University’s series of professional artists, the Hanson-Koobs Chamber Music Series, will begin the new year with a performance by a sextet of musicians renowned for their work with top orchestras, chamber groups and festivals. of the world.

The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 30 at the university’s Hole Memorial Auditorium. Members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and performing and recording circuit will include Dominic Cheli, piano; Grace Park, violin; Erik Arvinder, violin; Jason Uyeyama, violin; Ben Ullery, viola; and Robert deMaine, cello.

The group will perform “String Quartet in D Major KV 499, Hoffmeister'” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, “String Quartet No. 7 in F# minor, Op. 108” by Dmitri Shostakovic and “Piano Quintet in A major op. 81” by Antonin Dvorak.

Tickets for the Hanson-Koobs Chamber Music concert range from $7 to $18 and are available online only. For ticket purchase and attendance protocol visit For more information, call or email 951-785-2036 or [email protected]

Park has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in the United States, Europe, Asia and Canada. She recently performed at Carnegie Hall.

Arvinder divides his time between his hometown of Stockholm, Sweden, and Los Angeles as a chamber and orchestral violinist. He is known for his arrangements for movies and TV shows, including Netflix’s “The Prom” and “Chef’s Table.”

Cheli participates in collaborative music broadcasting with Project: Music Heals Us, a non-profit organization presenting interactive classical music to diverse audiences. Recording projects include Recover Voices, an initiative that promotes awareness of the music of composers whose lives were disrupted by the Nazi regime in Europe.

DeMaine is principal cellist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and is also a frequent guest artist at top chamber festivals and a soloist around the world.

Ullery has served as the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Deputy Principal Viola since 2012. He has appeared in performances on NPR’s “Performance Today” as well as local broadcasts on Classical KUSC 91.5.

Uyeyama is Associate Professor of Music and Director of String Studies at La Sierra University where he teaches violin and chamber music and curates the Hanson-Koobs Series.