- Thursday, 13 Sep 2012
- The Broad Stage
- 7:30 pm
- Mark Salzman, author & narrator
- Margaret Batjer, curator & host
- Bernadene Blaha, piano
- Andrew Shulman, cello
- Tereza Stanislav, violin
- Bach Cello Suite No. 3 in C major, BWV 1009
- Mozart Piano Trio No. 4 in E major, K. 542
Mark Salzman’s first memoir, Iron and Silk, inspired by his years living in China, was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction and received a Christopher Award. This local author’s works include the novels The Soloist and Lying Awake and the nonfiction titles True Notebooks and The Man in the Empty Boat. His unusual combination of talents — he is also an accomplished cellist — inspired a feature profile about him in The New Yorker.
Salzman joins LACO principal cello Andrew Shulman onstage as the narrator in a performance piece that weaves together Salzman’s own struggle with writer’s block and how his deep love of Bach’s cello suite helped break the spell. Mozart’s E-major Piano Trio, composed at the zenith of his powers, brings the evening to a joyful close.
part of the
Concerts in this series are presented without intermission.
For the Westside Connections series, the introduction of the music from the stage takes the place of program notes.
Wondering where to grab a bite to eat near The Broad Stage?
Try one of the nearby restaurants in Santa Monica.
box office info
Call Nicole or Megan in the box office at 213 622 7001 × 1, Monday – Friday 9 am to 5 pm and on concert days from 9 am to 4 pm. The box office is closed on public holidays.
Subscriptions for the 3-concert 2012-13 Westside Connections series are $135. Single tickets are $50 each.
Individual tickets will be available for online purchase in August 2012.
For information or to purchase tickets, call Nicole or Megan in the box office at 213 622 7001 × 1.
Program and artists subject to change.