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Christine Deklotz, piano I
Tomiko Hamada Taylor, piano II
Rachmaninoff: Fantaisie-tableaux (Suite No. 1), Op. 5
III. Les larmes (Tears)
Human tears, oh human tears!
Flowing in early and late season--
Flowing unknown, flowing unseen, Inexhaustible, as they may seem,
Flowing like rivers from the sky
On a bleak autumn night.
Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev (1803–1873)
Christine DeKlotz received her Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance from the University of Southern California. She plays with local symphonies and accompanies soloists and choirs in performances throughout the Southland. She has accompanied Los Robles Master Chorale for 12 years, including touring to with them. She accompanies the Amadeus and Camerata Choirs as well as Village Voices in Westlake Village. She enjoys performing chamber music as well as teaching piano and leading recorder groups. She is the Music Director at Faith Lutheran Church in Moorpark. According to Chris, “Music has a way of filling all the nooks and crannies.”
Tomiko Hamada Taylor See Below
Fredric Beerstein, oboe
Tomiko Hamada Taylor, piano
Oblivion by Astor Piazzolla
オブリヴィオン アスター ピアゾラ 作曲
トミコ ハマダ テイラー、ピアノ
Fredric Beerstein, oboe instructor at California Lutheran University, has been a member of the New West Symphony since it’s inception in 1995. From 1984 to 1994 he was the principal oboe of the Bakersfield Symphony. Other professional experiences include Los Angeles film and commercial recording as well as performances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, the Pacific Symphony Orchestra. Teaching experience includes 17 seasons at the Summer Program of the Idyllwild Arts Academy, Bocal Majority/Operation oboe Summer Camps and a large private studio.
Born and raised in Tokyo, Japan, Tomiko Hamada Taylor studied music and group psychotherapy, leading her to write case studies about acute schizophrenic patients and their relationship through improvisational music. After moving to California, she graduated from Cal State Northridge, majoring in Music Therapy as well as enjoying performces in chamber music, especially 20th century music. She has annually produced the First Classic Concert for Children and Families since 2001. As producer, she has invited professional artists, accompanying many of the guest performers. She furthers music education to children and their families with her guests through conversations, performances, and audience participation. This unique, free concert is designed for all children. In 2011 she joined the artistic team of Los Robles Children’s Choir, assisting the Apprentice Choir and teaching solfege to the children. Peace In Concert is her latest project. As a therapist and a musician, she hopes, with the help of musician friends, to create that moment of connection and peace through music…. throughout the world!
Naoko Takada, marimba
Ave Maria by J.S.Bach/Gounod
World renowned marimba soloist and Yamaha artist Naoko Takada has toured the world performing in such venues as Carnegie Hall, Conzart Haus in Berlin, Santory Hall in Tokyo, Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., and Lincoln Center in New York. Takada’s talent was apparent at age eleven when she appeared as guest soloist with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra. She has since performed with numerous orchestras such as China National Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of St Luke’s, Houston Symphony, Louisiana Philharmonic, and the Xalapa Symphony in Mexico.