An Afternoon with John Walz and Friends

Piano Quartets with Robert Thies
August 8, 2018

An Afternoon with John Walz and Friends

Join LA Opera Principal Cello John Walz as he celebrates his illustrious and wide-ranging career as a soloist, chamber music performer and LA Opera Principal. The program includes works by Bach, Rossini, Wagner, Corigliano and Gershwin, with members of the LA Opera Orchestra and special guests from The Pacific Trio.

Sunday, September 30 at 3 p.m.
Pasadena Conservatory of Music
100 N Hill Avenue, Pasadena, CA


Bach: Chaconne in D minor (arr for 4 cellos by Varga)
Wagner: Feierliches Stuck (Celebration PIece – arr for 4 cellos by Grutzmacher)
Rossini: Duo for Cello and Double Bass
Corigliano: Phantasmagoria on Themes from The Ghosts of Versailles
Gershwin: Suite from Porgy and Bess

  • John Walz, Cello
  • Rowena Hammill, Cello
  • Dane Little, Cello
  • Helen Zheng Altenbach, Cello
  • Nathan Farrington, Double Bass
  • and members of the Pacific Trio:

  • Roger Wilkie, Violin
  • Edith Orloff, Piano