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Twenty-ninth Season Performers

Ayke Agus

Mark Carlson

Judith Farmer

Joshua Garcia
clarinet, bass clarinet

Gary Gray

Dawn Hamilton

Connie Kupka
violin, viola

Nicolina Logan

Edith Orloff

David Speltz


David Speltz, cello

David Speltz, cellist, began his formal studies with Eleanore Schoenfeld after being introduced to the cello by his father. Later, he was invited to join the Piatigorsky masterclass at USC.

He earned a master's degree in mathematics from UCLA but soon realized that music-and the cello-was the path he should follow. In 1973 he helped form the Arriaga String Quartet, which went on to win first prize in the prestigious Coleman competition in Pasadena.

As a member of the Musical Offering ensemble, he performed at the Library of Congress, Lincoln Center, Casals Festival in Puerto Rico, and recorded on the Nonesuch label. He has played on many of the chamber music series in Los Angeles, including Pacific Serenades, Chamber Music in Historic Sites, the Bing series, the IMA, South Bay, and LACMA chamber music series. During the summer months, he participates in music festivals in Santa Fe, the Grand Canyon, and at the Oregon Bach Festival.

Speltz was a member of LACO during Sir Neville Marriner's tenure and principal cellist of the California Chamber Symphony for eight seasons. In 1989 he was invited by Helmuth Rilling to serve as principal cellist of the Bachakademie in Stuttgart, Germany. He is also active in the Los Angeles recording field, performing on such films as Schindler's List and Jurassic Park.

Concerts featuring David Speltz:
2015 A Potpourri/PacSer, the Next Generation
2013 Radio Waves
2013 High Tide
2013 Vibrations
2012 Tendrils
2012 Cross-pollination
2012 Scattering
2012 Grafts & Hybrids
2012 Aloud & Proud: chamber music by lesbian and gay composers
2011 25/102
2011 25/99
2011 25/100
2011 25/101
2010 To youth! To wisdom!
2010 Batik
2010 Ode to imagination
2009 Music among friends
2009 The world is our community
2009 Circle of blue
2009 Woven of many strands
2008 To the victims of war, a dedication to life
2008 Mavericks and Magicians
2008 The soul of lyricism
2007 We all inhabit this small planet
2007 We all breath the same air
2007 We all cherish our children's future
2007 We all are mortal
2006 Out of bounds
2006 Spanning worlds
2006 chambermusic@ucla presents Encounters with Pacific Serenades
2006 A portal from here to then
2006 Intersections
2005 "Such harmony is in immortal souls." -Shakespeare
2005 "Sweep softly thy strings..." -Walter de la Mare
2005 "There is a magic made by melody..." -Elizabeth Bishop
2004 Of golden hills and dark forests
2004 From sage-filled canyons and verdant rivers
2004 Blue waves, snowy peaks
2004 Like a warm zephyr
2003 Enfolded in velvet
2003 From the lyric soul
2003 A glistening fountain of sounds
2003 The splendor of virtuosity
2002 on a loom of light and shadow
2002 a quilt of many lands
2002 spinning a harmonious web
2002 weavers of delight
2001 An Intoxicating Bouquet
2001 Entwining Branches
2001 Secret Pathways, Hidden Treasures
2001 A Cascade of Gemstones
2000 Bridging Worlds with Song
2000 Luminous Refractions of Soul
1999 An Aural Kaleidoscope
1999 Hauntings, Joy, and Triumph
1998 Old First Concerts presents Pacific Serenades
1998 A Sensory Celebration
1998 Summer Fire, Autumn Embers
1998 On Wings of Fantasy
1998 Playful, Sparkling, Magical
1997 New Friends, Old Treasures
1997 Enchantment & Elegance
1997 The Three B's...(and a little Messiaen)
1997 Sublime & Soulful
1996 When playful and serious meet
1996 Passion knows no country
1996 Three centuries of lyricism
1996 From the depths of soul
1995 Carnegie Hall Recital
1995 Passion knows no country
1995 The soul of chamber music-strings and beyond
1995 The Late Romantic and the romantic 20th century
1995 Baroque visions and contemporary reflections
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