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Streaming on FACEBOOK: Glendale Noon Concerts 11/18/20

Streaming on FACEBOOK

Glendale Noon Concerts







During the Covid-19 "Safer at Home" period,
Glendale Noon Concerts will bring our programs
to you via streaming on Facebook and Youtube:
The NOVEMBER 18, 2020 program can be viewed at this link
beginning at 12:10 pm PDT.


 Also view the concert on Youtube:

Glendale City Church Youtube Channel:

Watch previous Glendale Noon Concerts streams:

Read about the previous programs:

On Wednesday NOVEMBER 18, 2020 at 12:10 pm PDT:



Kathryn Nevin – clarinet

Peter Nevin – clarinet

Rachel Berry – horn

Charles Koechlin (1867-1950)   

Quatre Petites Pièces, Op. 173            

pour Clarinette et Cor (1938)  

I. Pastorale

II. Dans la forêt      

III. L’appel de la chasse

IV. Nocturne 


Willson Osborne (1906-1979)

Rhapsody for Clarinet (1958)               

David Amram (b. 1930)

Blues and Variations for Monk                      

for unaccompanied French Horn (1982)

Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)

Sonata for Two Clarinets (1918)           
I. Presto
II. Andante
III. Vif

George Frederic Handel (1685-1759)

Sonata in D, HWV 424             

for Two Clarinets and Horn

I. Overture: Grave; Allegro ma non troppo
II. Larghetto
III. Andante allegro
IV. Allegro

(Scroll down for individual artist bios & program notes)


NOV 18 Facebook event page:

Please keep checking the site below for updates.

A list of upcoming concerts will be posted soon.
Streaming on Wednesday DECEMBER  2, 2020 at 12:10-12:40 pm PDT:  
Violinist Nancy Roth
Pianist Lorenzo Sanchez 
Beethoven Violin Sonata, Op.30 #3
Subito —Lutoslawski
Or by mailing it to 610 E California Ave, Glendale, CA 91206 to the Friends of Music.
The Glendale Noon Concerts series is presented by Glendale City Church every first & third Wednesday at 12:10-12:40 pm.
Glendale City Church also presents the Second Saturday Concert Series,
and sponsors the Caesura Youth Orchestra
Much appreciation to the Hennings-Fischer Foundation for their mission to support art & education and their generous grant to GNC.



Rachel Berry is the horn player and a founding member of Calico Winds, a critically acclaimed and nationally touring wind quintet. She has been a member of the Mexico City Philharmonic and the Rishon Le-Zion Symphony (Israel).  Ms. Berry has been a soloist with the Pacific Coast Chamber Orchestra, toured the United States with Yanni and performed Sgt. Pepper Live with Cheap Trick at the Paris, Las Vegas. She has played at numerous summer festivals including the Chautauqua Festival (New York), the Scotia Festival (Canada) and the Round Top Festival (Texas).

In addition to free-lancing around the Southland, Ms. Berry is a member of the Thousand Oaks Philharmonic, the Desert Symphony and principal horn of the Santa Cecilia Orchestra. Ms.Berry is an avid hiker, hiking the John Muir Trail, (230 miles with Half Dome) in seventeen days in 2014.



Kathryn Nevin earned her MM and DMA in Clarinet Performance from University of Southern California. Dr. Nevin has performed with many orchestras including San Diego Symphony, Pasadena Symphony, New West Symphony, Long Beach Symphony, Long Beach Opera, Santa Barbara Symphony, Opera Santa Barbara, Monterey Symphony and Fresno Philharmonic. She is a member of St. Matthew’s Chamber Orchestra, Desert Symphony, Redlands Symphony Orchestra and Long Beach Municipal Band. Dr. Nevin is an active soloist and chamber musician, having been a founding member of several award-winning ensembles. She is currently a member of Calico Winds. She has been a concerto soloist with the Redlands Symphony, Culver City Symphony, La Sierra Symphony, University of Redlands Wind Ensemble and Wheaton (Illinois) Municipal Band. Dr. Nevin has been featured on NPR’s “Performance Today.” She has taught and performed as part of the Montecito International Music Festival, and in addition, has appeared in chamber music concerts with faculty at the University of Redlands, the Taylor String Quartet, the Shanghai Quartet, as well as with Los Angeles Philharmonic principal strings. She is currently the Artist Teacher of Clarinet at the University of Redlands.

Peter Nevin is an active freelance performer throughout Southern California. He currently plays Principal Clarinet in the Fresno Philharmonic, the Desert Symphony in Palm Desert, and is a member of the Long Beach Municipal Band. He also performs frequently with many other orchestras, including the Pacific Symphony, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, California Philharmonic, San Diego Symphony, Santa Barbara Symphony, Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, San Bernardino Symphony, Riverside County Philharmonic, and the Redlands Symphony. He has performed chamber music as a member of the Imbroglio Quintet, Pacific Winds Quintet, and North Wind Quintet as well as with the Southwest Chamber Music Society. Mr. Nevin received his M.M. and Advanced Studies Diploma in Clarinet Performance from the University of Southern California.


French composer, educator and author, Charles Koechlin, was highly eclectic in inspiration, drawing musically from French folksong, Bachian chorale as well as the music of his teacher Fauré. He was interested in nature, the orient, astronomy, photography and Hollywood film. He was fascinated by the hunting horn which he himself played. This charming duo for horn and clarinet exploits the full range of each instrument, often treating them in close imitation, and works well to be performed antiphonally.

Willson Osborne was a student of Paul Hindemith at Yale University, and like his teacher wrote in a neoclassic/neo romantic language. The Rhapsody was written for bassoon originally, and later adapted for clarinet. Its changing tempos and meters, with much rubato encouraged, as well as the fluid change of mood from quiet mystery to intense drama, all contribute to a sense of improvisation from the performer.

As David Amram celebrates his 90th birthday, he continues to writing new music and to perform around the world as a guest conductor, soloist, multi-instrumentalist, band leader at jazz, folk and classical festivals and narrates them in five languages. He started his professional life in music as a French hornist in the National Symphony Orchestra (Washington, D.C.) in 1951. After serving in the US Army from 1952-54, he moved to New York City in 1955 and played French horn in the legendary jazz bands of Charles Mingus, Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton and Oscar Pettiford. David Amram’s friendship with pianist, Thelonious Monk (1917-1982) began in 1955. Monk encouraged him to pursue using the French horn as an improvising instrument in jazz ensembles, as well as pursuing his dreams of being a composer of contemporary symphonic music. Blues and Variations for Monk are based on the timeless structure of the classic 12-bar blues. The first three notes are a motif based on the unique musical style of Thelonious Monk.

Francis Poulenc was largely self-educated musically. He was associated and influenced by Erik Satie and was one of a group of French composers known as Les Six, known for
music which breaks from the late 19th Century conventions in harmony and form. His music swings from deeply reverent and introspective to humorous and raucous, often within the same work, or even between subsequent phrases of music. This Sonata for two clarinets is often bracing, mesmerizing, surprising, and highlights the extreme dynamic capabilities of the instrument.

This trio by G. F. Handel for two clarinets and horn is the first work by the composer, and certainly one of the earliest works in history, to include the clarinet in its full range. It dates from the middle of the 18th Century (1741-1754), and reflects typical wind writing by the composer, as found in his orchestral suites and oratorios. It is also one of the earliest examples of chamber music that divorces itself from the continuo tradition.

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