A Little Summer Music

If you drop by the PCM campus at any point this summer you might find a whole bunch of toddlers and young musicians dancing, singing, playing recorder, and even listening to stories in their pajamas with their families and friends during our two-month Young Musicians program; 30 students working through Beethoven trios during a week long chamber music intensive with new PCM Artist-Teacher Aimee Kreston; and a group of jazz musicians improvising, attending master classes, and rehearsing with our faculty and their friends as part of the two-week Summer Jazz Workshop. You’ll also see our construction project winding down; we can’t wait to show you the brand new recital hall in the fall.

Don’t miss these performances this summer:

Los Angeles Youth Guitar Orchestra

PCM’s Los Angeles Youth Guitar Orchestra performs at the Pasadena Museum of History’s birthday party for the city this Sunday, June 22, at 1 p.m.

See LAYGO perform for this festive celebration of Pasadena before they head off to Stuttgart, Germany, for two weeks!


Classical Music Meets Physical Comedy

Saturday, June 28, 1 and 2:30 p.m.
Chroma at the Hollywood Fringe Festival

$10 for PCM friends and family (see discount code below)

Don’t miss upcoming performances by Chroma, a classical music ensemble that creates a narrative journey for kids with sketches, spoken word, singing, sets, costumes, mime, dance, comedy, and of course classical music. Featuring a quartet of extremely talented musicians/performers, including faculty members Erika Walczak and Mary Kelly and PCM parent Elif Savas Felsen!

Tickets can be purchased here: http://www.chromaconcerts.com/

$5 discount per ticket for PCM families and friends (enter code: CHROMA at checkout)

Gold Coast Chamber Music Concert

Sunday, June 29, 4:30 p.m.
Pasadena Conservatory of Music

See PCM Artist-Teacher Andrew Cook and friends perform a Strauss Sextet from Capriccio’, Prokofiev’s String Quartet #2, and Brahms’s String Sextet in B-flat Major. Artist Max Rodriguez will present a painting based on the Brahms sextet exploring the color, emotion, and texture of the piece.

$20 general admission; $15 students and seniors 

Chamber Music Concert

Friday, July 11, 7 p.m.
Pasadena Conservatory of Music (room 300)

Join us for a memorable concert featuring students from our first ever Summer Chamber Music Intensive and coaches, including violinist Aimée Kreston, and visiting artist, violist Nokuthula Ngwenyama, named a “face to watch” by the Los Angeles Times. For construction-impacted parking information, see our website.


PCM’s Summer Jazz Workshop Ensemble

Friday, July 18, at 7 p.m.
Levitt Pavilion’s Side Stage

Come see what our students have been working on during the two-week summer intensive. Pack chairs or a blanket and a picnic to enjoy on the lawn while you listen!