Streaming on FACEBOOK & YouTube
Glendale Noon Concerts 4/21/21
Alexander Knecht – viola
During the Covid-19 "Safer at Home" period,
Glendale Noon Concerts will bring our programs
to you via streaming on Facebook and YouTube:
The APRIL 21, 2021 program can be viewed at this link
beginning at 12:10 pm PT. (VIDEO will be available ongoing)
LINKS TO VIEW THE CONCERT:
Viola da Gamba Sonata no. 1, BWV 1027:
Cello Suite No. 5 in C Minor, BWV 1011:
Prelude, Allemande, Courante, Sarabande,
Gavottes 1 & 2, Gigue
Alexander Knecht, viola, keyboard and production
(Scroll down for artist bio and program notes)
Facebook APR 21 event page:
Please keep checking the site below for updates.
Streaming on Wednesday MAY 5, 2021 at 12:10-12:40 pm PT:
Ken Aiso - violin
Valeria Morgovskaya - piano
KAREN TANAKA Ocean
JOSEPH ACHRON Suite Bizarre, Op.41: Etincelles, Quasi Valse
ERNEST CHAUSSON Poeme
PLEASE HELP THESE CONCERTS TO CONTINUE WITH A DONATION
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. www.glendalecitychurch.org
Concert schedule: www.glendalenoonconcerts.blogspot.com
Glendale City Church also presents the Second Saturday Concert Series,
and sponsors the Caesura Youth Orchestra http://www.mycyo.org
Much appreciation to the Hennings-Fischer Foundation for their mission to support art & education and their generous grant to GNC.
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Alexander Cai Knecht, 29, completed a
DMA under full scholarship at USC in 2018, where he studied with Brian Chen. He
holds a master's degree from Juilliard, where he studied with Masao Kawasaki,
and bachelors' degrees from La Sierra University, where he studied with
In 2018, he became a member of the viola section of the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra. Since 2019, he has served as a Teaching Artist for the Caesura Youth Orchestra at Columbus Elementary School in Glendale. In 2019, he founded a free violin class outreach program at the Los Angeles Chinese Seventh-Day Adventist Church. He is a regular participant as a violinist in the liturgical music at St. Joseph the Worker parish in Loma Linda. He has been a mentor teaching strings in the CKC-Music community engagement program in San Bernardino since its founding in 2008, continuing to the present day through Zoom.
This year he was featured in a live performance on AM 870 in Glendale, on the Impassioned Angels program.. Last summer he performed in an online celebration of the violin caprices of Sophie-Carmen Eckhardt-Grammaté, as part of a celebration of Canada Day hosted by Scott St. John of the Colburn School. He remains an active teacher and performer online.
In past summers he has been a fellow at the Aspen Music Festival, the Music Academy of the West, and the Gonggeng Music Festival in Zhejiang Province, China. He comes from a musical family of Chinese, Korean and Caucasian ancestry including three siblings, all of whom play and teach string instruments.