Pasadena Schubertiade is proud to present the best of Southern California’s musical artists.
Franz Liszt, Robert Schumann, Johannes Brahms and Felix Mendelssohn, among others, discovered and championed his works in the 19th century. Today, Schubert is seen as one of the leading exponents of the early Romantic era in music and he remains one of the most frequently performed composers.
“I love performances – to be up there conducting, having rapport and communication between myself and the performers. I always want to feel that we go beyond what we’ve done in rehearsal to create something new, vibrant, immediate and exciting.”
Cellist Christina Soule has served since 1984 as principal cello with the San Luis Obispo Mozart Festival (now called Festival Mozaic) where she has performed as soloist under conductor Christopher Hogwood and collaborates regularly in chamber concerts with many of the world’s most sought-after musicians.
Pasadena Pro Musica was founded in 1964 by artistic director and conductor Edward Low. PPM is committed to providing a place for musicians and audiences who appreciate distinguished yet less frequently-performed masterpieces for chamber chorus and orchestra. (click image for full bio)
Nigerian American Baritone, Babatunde Akinboboye has sung the roles of Sharpless (Madama Butterfly) with Center Stage Opera, Escamillo (Carmen) with Pacific Opera Project, Mr. Akinboboye’s honors include Western Regional Finalist in the 2012 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions,... (click photo for full bio)
Stephanie Aston is a committed performer of contemporary music. She has participated in several American and world premiers, including Luigi Nono’s Guai ai Gelidi Mostri, Michael Gordon’s What to Wear, and George Aperghis’ Sextuor: L’Origine des espèces.
Dramatic Soprano Kelsey Boesche has been praised for her colorful voice, powerful dynamics and outstanding stage presence. Ms. Boesche most recently performed the title role of Suor Angelica with Main Street Opera in Chicago. (click image for full bio)
Mandy Boesche grew up in La Canada and graduated from Stanford University with a Bachelor of Arts in Theater. She directed musicals throughout the bay area for seven years. In particular, with Triad Productions in Palo Alto, she directed Man of La Mancha... (click image for full bio)
Wendy Caldwell, a native of Canada, graduated with her Bachelor in Music in Piano Performance from Acadia University in Nova Scotia, receiving the Birks Medal in Music as the top graduate. She went on to study at the University of Toronto where she..... (click image for full bio)
Victoria Fox is a native of Centerville, Pennsylvania. Victoria holds a Master of Music Degree from The University of Southern California in Los Angeles. During her time at USC, she performed Zita in Gianni Schicchi, Arnalta in L’Incoronazione di Poppea, .... (click image for full bio)
Alan Geier graduated in l975 from Pomona College, where he studied piano with John Steele Ritter, played chamber music with Giora Bernstein, accompanied the Glee Clubs, under William F. Russell, and sang in the Blue & White Barbershop Quartet. (click image for full bio)
Arnold Livingston Geis, tenor, is a Los Angeles based musician and performer originally from Chehalis, WA. Geis began his career in Southern California as a church soloist, but quickly grew to become one of the top collaborative artists in the area,... (click image for full bio)
Ms. Hershberger has performed extensively as a soloist and in chamber music performances throughout the country. In addition to her post as Concertmaster of the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, she is the Associate Concertmaster of the Pasadena Symphony and Pops... (click image for full bio)
Elizabeth Krestyn has been interested in music from an early age, spending much of her time studying piano, singing in choir, and listening to classical music. Much of her musical education came from listening to and participating with her family’s singing. (click image for full bio)
Vibraphonist Nick Mancini has been performing professionally since the age of 15. He earned his masters from Manhattan School of Music spending 10 years honing his craft in NYC before relocating to Los Angeles. (click photo for full bio)
Ms. Metzler’s recent roles include Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, (UCLA Opera, 2016), the Countess in Mercadante’s I Due Figaro, (UCLA Opera, 2015), and the roles of Ortensia, Ettalina and Stelladora in Musto’s Bastianello (UCLA Opera, 2015). (click image for full bio)
Jose M. Meza will be receiving his Bachelor of Music from California State University, Northridge in Fall 2015. At CSUN Jose has been a soloist in major works with CSUN choirs and orchestra. Some of these works are Handel’s Messiah and Dettingen te Deum,.... (click image for full bio)
Zora Mihailovich is internationally recognized as a recitalist, orchestral soloist, recording artist, and educator. She completed her graduate studies in piano at the age of seventeen and postgraduate studies at the Academy of Music in Belgrade. (click image for full bio)
EDWARD MURRAY is Director of Music and Organist at historic Immanuel Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles. He holds degrees from the University of Oklahoma and Southern Methodist University and has done advanced work at the University of Southern California. .... (click image for full bio)
Steve Pence has recently appeared as a soloist in the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s “Baroque Conversations” series, and as Hercules in “The Civil Wars” by Phillip Glass with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. He is a frequent soloist with the Los Angeles Master Chorale, ..... (click image for full bio)
Hailed by the Chicago Sun-Times as …”gifted with a free-flowing, limpid voice that floats through the air with effortless beauty”, Soprano, Carla Jamie Perez, began gaining professional recognition as a singer after becoming a finalist and winner of several prestigious voice competitions... (click photo for full bio)
Adrien Raynier is a versatile singer whose diverse roles range from Carmen to Ulrica and Amneris to Suzuki. She has performed two very different Mothers in Menotti’s “Amahl and the Night Visitors” and “The Consul”. She has enjoyed being a boy as Cherubino,..... (click image for full bio)
John Tegmeyer is an internationally acclaimed clarinetist and composer whose music explores a multitude of genres while continuing the traditions of classical and jazz. A native of New Mexico, Tegmeyer's interest in music began at a very early age... (Click photo for full bio)
A pianist of “unerring, warm-toned refinement, revealing judicious glimmers of power,” [Los Angeles Times] Robert Thies (pronounced "Theece") is an artist renowned for his consummate musicianship and poetic temperament. (click image for full bio)