2017 Summer Concert Series

The Old Mill Foundation is pleased to announce that Magical Music at the Mill, chamber music under the stars will return to The Old Mill in summer 2017. Each evening will feature a different chamber music ensemble performing on the Pomegranate Patio surrounded by the Mill’s beautiful pomegranate trees and lush gardens. In addition to enjoying the fine music, concertgoers are invited to view the building, learn about its history, and view the latest California Art Club exhibition in the Mill’s gallery.

2017 Performances:  Old Mill Foundation member tickets are now on sale! Join the Old Mill Foundation and buy tickets first!

  • June 17, 2017 Sheu Pettit Classical Guitar Duo
  • July 22, 2017  Fiato String Quartet
  • August 26, 2017 Jazz! Kirsten Edkins Quintet

Gates open at 7 pm and music begins at 8 pm.

Tickets available for purchase online. http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2949947

Click here for an invitation.

For more information call (626) 449-5458.

KRISTEN EDKINS QUINTET

What’s better on a hot August night than jazz, the Kirsten Edkins Quintet will have the Pomegranate Patio jumping. Five of the top jazz musicians in Southern California will be led by acclaimed Saxophonist Kirsten Edkins. Ms. Edkins is an exciting young saxophonist and composer residing in Los Angeles. She was recently described by acclaimed saxophonist, Bob Sheppard, “Miss Edkins projects a deeply rich understanding of the jazz language, a beautifully complex sound while swinging every step of the way. I’m her biggest fan.”

Kirsten Edkins is a graduate of the prestigious Eastman School of Music, New York. She studied saxophone with Walt Weiskopf and renowned saxophone educator, Ray Ricker. Prior to Eastman, Kirsten studied with Bob Sheppard. Kirsten is a sought after improviser and active performer in the Los Angeles music scene. In addition to performances with her group, she is also a regular horn player on NBC’s The Voice to performing regularly with Seth McFarland and jazz great, Bill Holman. In November 2015, Kirsten released her debut album “Art and Soul”. When she is not performing Kirsten is a very active and passionate teacher at the Pasadena Conservatory of Music and Occidental College.

 

FIATO QUARTET

Saturday, July 22nd's performance by Fiato Quartet featured the music of Mozart, Smetana and Beethoven. A lengthy standing ovation concluded the outstanding evening on the Pomegranate Patio.

The Fiato Quartet was formed in 2008. Its members are Carrie Kennedy and Ina Velli, violins, Aaron Oltman, viola and Ryan Sweeney, cello. The members of Fiato hold degrees in music performance from the Colburn School, University of Southern California, Rice University, Northwestern University, and the State University of New York at Stony Brook. The musicians of Fiato  currently have active concert careers throughout Southern California. They are members of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Los Angeles Opera, Pasadena Symphony, Long Beach Symphony, and the Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra. Fiato has performed at many chamber music series in the Los Angeles area including the Music Guild, South Pasadena Restoration Concert Series, and UCLA's Henry Bruman Chamber Music Festival. As of 2012, Fiato is an official ensemble of the Los Angeles County Arts Commission. 

 

The Fiato Quartet

The Fiato Quartet

 

 

Sheu Pettit Duo

Saturday, June 17th’s eclectic program included the sounds of Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Ida Presti, Clarice Assad, Matthew Denman, and others. 

Guitarists Dr. Connie Sheu and Dr. Adam Pettit have engaged audiences across the United States, Canada, Mexico and Europe as soloists and chamber musicians. As the Sheu Pettit Duo, they perform music representing the most inventive compositional talent for guitar duo. Connie and Adam first met as students in the Pepe Romero master classes at USC in 2003. Both received their Doctorate of Musical Arts at USC under William Kanengiser.They are on faculty at the Pasadena Conservatory of Music. Connie is a dynamic guitarist, devoted teacher, and ardent advocate of classical guitar. Her undergraduate work was at Columbia and her Master of Music from the Julliard School. Adam earned his Bachelor of Music and his Master of Music from the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore. He collaborates with a number of ensembles in Southern California.

 

2016 Performances were:

  • June 25, 2016 - CHROMA Salon
  • July 23, 2016 - Promenade String Quartet
  • August 27, 2016 - Quarteto Nuevo