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Alexi Kenney

La Jolla Music Society

Magic and Alchemy

Musical Prelude by trioJEM

Magic and Alchemy 

Saturday, August 5 · 7:30 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall


Musical Prelude by trioJEM
Beethoven’s Piano Trio No. 1 in E-flat Major, Opus 1
6:30 PM in The Baker- Baum Concert Hall



This concert explores the seemingly magical alchemical processes regularly used by Elizabethan composers to turn simple musical material into gold. Composers in Shakespeare’s London transformed their own music or the music of others, in turn inspiring Thomas Adès and Franz Schubert to do the same. This concert includes the U.S. premiere of Adès’ new clarinet quintet, described by the London Times after its world premiere as ‘arresting and magical” and the London Telegraph as “A triumphant premiere from our greatest living composer…”


A selection of Renaissance and Baroque works by BYRD, DOWLAND, GIBBONS and PURCELL 


Alchymia — US Première

Mark Simpson, clarinet
Alexi Kenney, Anthony Marwood, violins
Rebecca Albers, viola
Coleman Itzkoff, cello


Piano Quintet in A Major, D. 667 “Trout”

Thomas Adès, piano
Tessa Lark, violin
Maiya Papach, viola
Efe Baltacigil, cello
Timothy Cobb, bass