Monday, November 5, 2018

John Malveaux: ICYOLA Concert Nov. 4 was Premiere of CSU and South Central String Quartet

South Central String Quartet

John Malveaux of 

November 4, 2018 Inner City Youth Orchestra Los Angeles 2018-19 season opening concert at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church featured TWO premieres performances. The first premiere was the collaboration of ICYOLA  and the Music Department of California State University Dominguez Hill.  Students enrolled in orchestra class at CSU-Dominguez Hills are now members of ICYOLA. The second premiere was the South Central String Quartet.

The concert opener and closer was standard orchestral repertoire by Haydn and Brahms. The Los Angeles Orchestra Fellowship is a unique partnership training program between ICYOLA, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, and University of Southern California Thornton School of Music resulting in the South Central String Quarter. Andante and Alegretto Furioso from String Quartet No. 10 by Dmitri Shostakovich was an excellent choice to premiere the skillful South Central String Quartet. However, the name South Central String Quartet seems a far reaching stretch considering the players are from Mexico, Houston, Brazil, and Boston.

The capturing South Central String Quartet performance was followed by Invierno Porteno (Winter in Buenos Aires) by composer Astor Piazzolla featuring virtuoso violinist Sydney Adedamola who is a member of the South Central String Quartet (Los Angeles Orchestra Fellowship). Congratulation Maestro Charles Dickerson. See pic of South Central String Quartet left to right: Ayrton Pisco-violin, Sydney Adedamola-violin, Bradley Parrimore-viola, Juan-Salvador Carrasco-cello


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