Fundraising Event Conversation with a Concertmaster
Monday, June 26
$75, $45 is tax deductible
At the home of Leslie and John Dorman
Enjoy an exclusive opportunity to hear Michael Sachs interview Martin Chalifour, Concertmaster of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Martin and Michael share stories and highlights from Martin’s illustrious career before Martin performs a short solo. Guests can mingle with the musicians over cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, following the performance and interview.
Martin Chalifour began his tenure as Principal Concertmaster of the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 1995. He began his orchestral career with the late Robert Shaw and the Atlanta Symphony, playing as Associate Concertmaster. Subsequently he occupied the same position in The Cleveland Orchestra where he also served as Acting Concertmaster under Christoph von Dohnányi. Mr. Chalifour has appeared as soloist with conductors Pierre Boulez, Gustavo Dudamel, Charles Dutoit, Christoph Eschenbach, Sir Neville Marriner and Esa-Pekka Salonen. Outside the US, he has played solos with the Auckland Philharmonia, the Montreal Symphony, the Hong Kong Philharmonic, the National Orchestra of Taiwan and the Malaysian Philharmonic, among others. Mr. Chalifour has recorded solo and chamber music for the Telarc, Northstar and Yarlung labels. His latest album on Yarlung features solo music composed by Esa-Pekka Salonen and Steven Stucky, as well as Mozart and Lutoslawski concertos with the Los Angeles Philharmonic recorded live at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Mr. Chalifour received a Certificate of Honor at the Tchaikovsky Competition.