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Frédéric Chopin – Ballades (complete) Samuel Barber – Excursions, Op.20 with an opening set by Emily and Kaitlin Webster-ZuberSaturday, November 5 @ 2pm & 4pm Pompeian Room, Doheny Mansion.

Tickets and more information at: q-r.to/DCSfallnov5 

The Pompeian Room of the Doheny Mansion 

Mount Saint Mary’s University, Doheny Campus 

10 Chester Place Los Angeles, CA 90007

The Da Camera Society of Mount Saint Mary’s University presents pianist Marisa Gupta in the intimate Pompeian Room of the Doheny Mansion, a spectacular example of Gilded-Age architecture. The program will include keyboard masterworks including Frédéric Chopin’s complete Ballades and Samuel Barber’s Excursions, Op.20. An open-air cheese and pairing reception will follow the 4pm showing.

Pianist Marisa Gupta has a versatile musical life, comprised of solo and chamber music performances, ranging from rare repertoire of the past to a deep commitment towards music of today, performed with heartfelt conviction and a deep intellectual engagement. Born in the USA of Thai and Indian parentage, pianist Marisa Gupta made her debut performing Prokofiev’s 1st Piano Concerto with the Houston Symphony. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including top prizes at the Concours Maria Canals (Barcelona), the Viotti Competition (Vercelli, Italy), Corpus Christi and Kingsville International Music Competitions, a Solti Foundation Award, a Fulbright scholarship for study in the UK, and many others. She was an Edison Visiting Fellow at the British Library (for the study of early chamber music recordings and performance styles) and was named a finalist by the BBC for its New Generations Thinkers Scheme, an initiative inviting leading British thinkers to broadcast on BBC Radio 3.

She has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician in some of the world’s leading venues including the Wigmore Hall, Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Palau de la Música (Barcelona), South Bank Centre, Kings Place (London), The Bridgewater Hall (Manchester), LSO St. Luke’s, Warsaw Philharmonic Hall, Bucharest’s Ateneul Român, Zipper Hall (Monday Evening Concerts – Los Angeles), LACMA (Los Angeles), Tokyo Opera City, Munegetsu Hall (Nagoya), and other venues throughout Europe, Japan, and the USA. Radio broadcasts include those on BBC Radio 3, BBC TV 4, Radio 4 (Netherlands), Radio Catalunya, KUSC (LA) and KUHF (Houston). She has appeared at numerous festivals including Rockport, Ravinia, Three Choirs Festival, Prussia Cove, Yellow Barn, and many others. Marisa has worked closely with a number of composers, notably Jörg Widmann, Brett Dean, Philippe Hersant, and David Matthews, and has given the US and UK premieres of works by Jean-Frédéric Neuburger, European premieres of major works by Aaron Jay Kernis and Ned Rorem at the Wigmore Hall, and the world premiere of Rhapsodie by Philippe Hersant. Chamber music collaborations include those with Anthony Marwood, Philippe Graffin, Stephen Kovacevich, Nicolas Dautricourt, Lynne Dawson, Tom Meglioranza, Mats Lidstrom, Natasha Brofsky, Eduardo Leandro, Alan Kay, members of the Berlin Philharmonic, COE, Bavarian Radio Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic, Philharmonia, LPO, Hallé, the Verona, Calder, Rolston, and Doric Quartets, Nash Ensemble and many others.

Marisa received the Diplôme de Soliste from the HEM Genève in Switzerland, where she studied with Pascal Devoyon. She received her Doctorate at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, focused on the performance of approximately 50 recently discovered solo piano works by the Catalan composer Frederic Mompou. Other important mentors include Richard Goode, Horacio Gutierrez, and John and Nancy Weems.

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Tickets are $30-$115. Students may email dacamera@msmu.edu with a valid student I.D. for a $10 ticket code. A limited number are available.  

For more information, contact The Da Camera Society 

Email: dacamera@msmu.edu  | Box office: (619) 537-9832