Salastina Music Society debuts with soprano Elizabeth Futral and actor Seth Rogen

Everyone’s headed to the Hollywood Bowl this summer, but if you’re looking for a more intimate setting that involves a world celebrated coloratura soprano, accomplished musicians and that guy from Knocked Up and Superbad…well, here’s your chance.

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra violinist Maia Jasper and violin soloist Kevin Kumar have created the nonprofit Salastina Music Society with a debut concert featuring soprano Elizabeth Futral and actor Seth Rogen in a program that includes a unique ensemble of classical and tango music, to a world premiere composition and a round of storytelling.

From Brahms to a Piazzolla tango to a world premier setting of Neruda’s poetry (sung by Elizabeth Futral of the Metropolitan Opera), the beauty and variety of music on the program is designed to keep the modern attention span engaged. The program also includes levity that is generally absent from the classical music scene. Says Seth Rogen of his participation in the event, “I’ve always been a huge lover of classical music. It is the only type of music that makes you seem smart just by listening to it. I will be reading Ferdinand the Bull, which will be a big moment for me, because I learned to read specifically for this event. I’m excited to be a part of it and hope the audience bears with me if I have to sound out a few of the longer words.”

Thursday, June 17th at Zipper Concert Hall at the Colburn School*
Ernest Chausson: Chanson Perpetuelle, Op. 37 featuring Elizabeth Futral;
Johannes Brahms: String Quintet No. 2 in G major, Op. 111
Ástor Piazzolla: Primavera Porteña (“Spring” from The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires)
Three Neruda Arias, a world premiere by composer Jeremy Cavaterra featuring Elizabeth Futral
Alan Ridout: Ferdinand the Bull, narrated by Seth Rogen.

Friday, June 18th at First Presbyterian Church in Santa Monica
Ernest Chausson: Chanson Perpetuelle, Op. 37 featuring Elizabeth Futral
Johannes Brahms: String Quintet No. 2 in G major, Op. 111
Ástor Piazzolla: Primavera Porteña (“Spring” from The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires)
Three Neruda Arias, a world premiere by composer Jeremy Cavaterra featuring Elizabeth Futral
Aria TBA also with Elizabeth Futral.

Whether you’re a novice in the chamber music world, love listening to live music or want to support the Los Angeles music scene, these concerts are not to be missed! Tickets can be purchased online on the website or at the door.

*Mingle with the artists afterwards while enjoying complimentary mini-cones of Scoops ice cream. SCOOPS!

One Reply to “Salastina Music Society debuts with soprano Elizabeth Futral and actor Seth Rogen”

  1. i’ve known (and loved) maia jasper since elementary school, and i’m excited about checking this out.

    she really is a gifted musician, and i imagine her partner must be pretty badass, too :)

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