• Fiato Quartet Opens ‘Magical Music at the Mill’ Concert Series

    The Old Mill Foundation is pleased to announce that Magical Music at the Mill, a new summer concert series, will debut this summer at the Old Mill in San Marino.

    Each evening will feature a different chamber music ensemble performing on the historic Pomegranate Patio surrounded by the Mill’s beautiful pomegranate trees and lush gardens. In addition to enjoying the fine music, concertgoers are invited to view the original adobe building, learn about its history, and view the latest California Art Club exhibition, On The Water in the Mill’s gallery. Summer concerts at the Old Mill are intimate evenings of chamber music surrounded by the history of early California. Fiato Quartet will open the concert series on Saturday, July 20.

    Concert goers are urged to have dinner before they arrive and enjoy a beverage at the no-host refreshment bar before the concert or during intermission. Chairs are provided and the musicians are only steps from the audience.  The gates open at 7:00 p.m. and the music begins at 8:00 p.m.

    Tickets are $15 a seat with advance reservations, $20 at the door. To make reservations, please contact The Old Mill at (626) 449-5458.

    The program for Saturday, July 20 at the Old Mill in San Marino:

    Haydn – String Quartet in C major ‘Emperor,’ Hob.III:77

    Ravel – String Quartet in F major

    Smetana – String Quartet No.1 in E minor, JB 1:105

    The Fiato Quartet was formed in 2008. Its members are Carrie Kennedy and Ina Veli, violins, Charles Hebenstreit, viola, and Ryan Sweeney, cello. The members of Fiato hold degrees in music performance from the Colburn School, University of Southern California, Rice University, Northwestern University, and the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

    The musicians of Fiato currently have active concert careers throughout Southern California. They are members of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Pasadena Symphony, Long Beach Symphony, Santa Barbara Symphony, New West Symphony, and Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra.

    Fiato has performed on many chamber music series in the Los Angeles area including South Pasadena Library’s Restoration Concert Series, Live at the Lounge, Glendale’s Music at Noon, Pasadena Presbyterian’s Music at Noon, Huntington Garden’s “Music in the Rose Garden,” and the Wine and Wheels series.

    Magical Music At The Mill will continue on Saturday, August 3, with San Diego’s Presidio Brass performing Sounds of the Cinema.  Lyris Quartet will conclude the summer music series on Saturday, August 24.

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