Welcome to the third season of the Third@First Concerts. Each month this series presents local and visiting musicians in the beautiful surroundings of First United Methodist Church.
All Third@First concerts are free, however a freewill offering will be taken to cover costs.
October 15, 2016
Beethoven Chamber Music
Members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and pianist Junko Ueno Garrett
Trio in B-flat, “Archduke,” Op. 97
Variations on “Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen”
from The Magic Flute, Op. 66
Clarinet Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 11
Burt Hara, clarinet David Garrett, cello
Johnny Lee, violin Junko Ueno Garrett, piano
November 19, 2016
The Modern Brass Quintet and Friends
Music for various combinations of brass instruments by Britten, Lawrence, Bozza, Schnittke, and Boehme. ending with Richard Strauss’ Feierlicher Einzug for 15 trumpets, four horns, four trombones, two tubas, and timpani.
December 17, 2016
Christmas Joy Concert
Choirs of all ages celebrate the season accompanied by handbells, brass, harp and pipe organ. A celebration with something for everyone – including some audience carols!
January 21, 2017
The Holman Choir, from Holman United Methodist Church in Los Angeles, celebrates the witness and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a concert of spirituals and gospel music.
February 18, 2017
Hans Uwe Hielscher organist
This internationally known organist from the Marktkirche in Wiesbaden, Germany, will present a varied program from gospel songs to overtures – “a dazzling sound journey through the world of Romantic organ music.”
March 18, 2017
Requiem by Maurice Duruflé
The Chancel Choir of First UMC will join with the choir from First United Methodist Church of Glendale for a Lenten presentation of this ethereal Mass for the Dead based on Gregorian chant.
April 15, 2017
Music for the Day Before Easter
This program of Baroque chamber music will be drawn from the cantatas of J.S. Bach and others. Presented in the Chapel by First UMC staff singers and friends, this intimate program will offer a time of reflection and hope on the afternoon before Easter.
May 20, 2017
Tango, Soul and Passion
Music by Piazzolla, Hisaishi, Sakamoto, Bolcom and Liebermann
Junko Ueno Garrett, pianist
June 17, 2017
Big Band Music on the Patio
The Thursday Morning Little Big Band returns for a concert of old favorites and new discoveries drawn from the American Songbook and performed outdoors in front of the church.
July 15, 2017
Music for Cello and Piano: Past and Present
The Belrose Duo
David Garrett, cello and
Junko Ueno Garrett, piano
James Peterson: “Rose-Colored Glasses” [World Premiere]
Frederic Chopin: Sonata
Samuel Barber: Sonata