Church of Our Saviour (COS) Episcopal Church is excited to present “Into the Night,” an evening of classical chamber music curated and presented by COS staff cellist, Dustin Seo. Free to the public on Saturday, Oct. 30, at 5 pm, this program will explore themes of evening, dreaming, and transformation through musical performance and in-concert dialogue. Beginning with a lullaby by Rebecca Clarke, the program will then dive into dream-like music by Claude Debussy, Gabriel Faure, and Finnish Composer Kaija Saariaho. The second half of the program will feature Arnold Schoenberg’s “Verklarte Nacht,” or Transfigured Night, an epic string sextet inspired by Richard Dehmel’s “Verklarte Nacht.”
This event is part of a set of classical music events hosted at Church of Our Saviour in 2021/2022. Proposed and curated by COS staff cellist, Dustin Seo, these events are musical offerings to COS, the broader San Gabriel Valley community
, and the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, with the intention to convene fellowship and belongingness through music making and conversation. There will be a reception to follow.
“Into the Night” is presented by COS staff cellist, Dustin Seo. Beyond his role at Church of Our Saviour, Seo also serves as the Associate Artistic Director of Street Symphony, a Los Angeles based non-profit organization that presents music in communities affected by homelessness and incarceration to share stories, deepen relationships, and illuminate our humanity through transformative musical experiences.
“Into the Night,” also features other young, Los Angeles based musicians: Vijay Gupta, Chandler Yu, Aiko Jimena Richter, violins; Elizabeth Asher, Alexander Granger, Sunwoo Lee, violas; Christopher Cho, Niall Ferguson, Dustin Seo, cellos; Irene Kim, piano.