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Songs and Dances – Holly Sedillos, soprano, Jon Lee Keenan, tenor

November 10, 2023 @ 8:00 pm

Sedillos Holly

Holly Sedillos and Jon Lee Keenan join The Chamber Orchestra at St. Matthew’s to present two of the twentieth century’s greatest works for solo vocalist and orchestra.
Taking his cue from a prose poem by James Agee, Samuel Barber’s Knoxville: Summer 1915 is steeped in nostalgia and childlike depictions of the American South. Benjamin Britten wrote the Nocturne for Tenor, 7 Obbligato Instruments and Strings as a companion piece to his Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings. It is full of evocative poetry, dazzling instrumental textures, and glorious vocal writing that capture the many moods of the night, from relaxing calm to fear and foreboding. Ralph Vaughan Williams’s Charterhouse Suite, based on English folk songs and dances, and Edward Elgar’s moving Sospiri round out the program.
The concert is dedicated to the memory of the Chamber Orchestra’s long-time harpist Amy Shulman.


  • All concerts take place at St. Matthew’s Church in Pacific Palisades.
  • General admission $45
  • Admission free for children under the age of 16
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  • “Liner Notes with Tom Neenan” takes place at 7:10 in the church before each concert (except October)
  • Late-comers will be seated at the discretion of the ushers between compositions.


November 10, 2023
8:00 pm
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Pacific Palisades, CA 90272 United States
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