‘Restoration Concerts’ Series Continues Feb. 2

The Susan Greenberg String Trio with Flute and Harp will play at the Community Room of the South Pasadena Public Library on Feb. 2 in the latest “Restoration” concert. Courtesy photo

The Susan Greenberg String Trio with Flute and Harp will headline the next event in the South Pasadena Public Library’s “Restoration Concerts” series, it was announced last week.

The concert will take place Sunday, Feb. 2, starting at 4 p.m. at the Library Community Room, 1100 El Centro St.

The program will feature Mozart, Gerardo Gombau Apunte Betico, Saint-Saens, Haydn and Jean Cras.

Tickets are $20 at the door. For more information, call (626) 799-6333 or email kayrosser@gmail.com.

Besides Greenberg on the flute, the concert will feature Cristina Montes Mateo on harp; Virginie d’Avezac on viola; Juliette Herlin on cello and Madalyn Parnas Moeller on violin.

Greenberg is a soloist, chamber musician, symphony player and recording artist who has performed with the L.A. Chamber Orchestra for 36 years. She is currently the flute professor at Pepperdine University and Santa Monica College. She also is the co-artistic director of Chamber Music Palisades and has recorded for over 500 films and TV shows.

Her flute playing has been praised as “brilliant,” “elegant” and “supple” by the Los Angeles Times. 

Montes Mateo is a first-prize winner at the “Torneo Internationale di Musica in Rome and the International Harp Competition “V. Bucchi.” She is one of the leading harpists of her generation, and a soloist who has appeared with major orchestras around the world. She is principal harpist at the Valencia Opera House, and is head of the Harp Department at the Conservatorio Superior of Valencia in Spain. 

D’Avezac, a native of France, began her musical studies with the piano at age 5 and entered the Bordeaux National Conservatory at age 10. At 14 she found her true musical calling and began studying the viola. She studied with two of France’s  most respected violists, Tasso Adamopolos and Serge Collot. She performs regularly in various chamber ensembles in the Los Angeles area. 

Herlin, a French cellist, has performed throughout Europe, the U.S. and Asia as a soloist, chamber musician and recitalist. Recently she made her debut in South Korea, performing Beethoven’s Triple Concerto with the Gustav Mahler Orchestra. After her studies at the Conervatoire National Superieur de Musique de Paria and at The Julliard School, Herlin is now finishing her doctoral degree at USC. 

Parnas Moeller has performed worldwide, most recently appearing as guest soloist with the London Philharmonic. She holds an M.M. and Artist Diploma from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and an M.A. from London’s Royal Academy of Music. She performs on a 1715 Alessandro Gagliano violin.