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Sun. 18 March 2018
2:00, 4:00

The Mountain Mermaid
C. E. Finkenbinder (1930)

Vogler Quartet with Ian Parker, piano

In the lush wilderness of Topanga Canyon, an historic Spanish Colonial retreat offers an afternoon of intimate grandeur. In the baronial splendor of the great room, a Grammy-nominated German quartet performs Debussy’s String Quartet No. 1 with “all the qualities one hopes for but rarely encounters in a chamber group; an extraordinary unanimity, a rich sound and impeccable balance" (The Times, London). They are joined by a “technically assured and enthusiastic young Canadian pianist” (Washington Post) for Schumann’s monumental Piano Quintet No. 1.

Topanga Canyon Festival: Spend an afternoon exploring this lush pocket of Southern California and learning about the canyon's longtime artists and residents. Enjoy Showcase Performances at Theatricum Botanicum, visit nearby artist studios, and meet wildlife animals rescued by the local animal conservation group, The Nature of Wildworks.

Click HERE to view a PDF of the Topanga Canyon Festival packet, which includes essay, articles, historic photos, self-guided tours, maps, and restaurant suggestions.

Light Reception, 3-4PM

Sally and Irwin Goldstein are cosponsors of the Premium Series.

This afternoon’s Topanga Canyon Festival and concerts are made possible in part by a generous grant from The Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation.