Roth, Sanchez to Perform at Glendale Noon Concerts

Photo by Tom MITCHELL
Violinist Nancy Roth

Violinist Nancy Roth and pianist Lorenzo Sanchez will be performing works by William Grant Still, George Walker, and Igor Stravinsky at the free admission Glendale Noon Concerts on Wednesday, Aug. 15 from 12:10 p.m. to 12:40 p.m.

The program includes William Grant Still’s “Summerland,” George Walker’s “Violin Sonata No. 1” and Igor Stravinsky’s “Duo Concertant.”

Nancy Roth, violinist and violist, is currently concertmaster of the Culver City Symphony and Marina Del Rey Summer Symphony. She is also principal second violinist of the Chamber Orchestra of the South Bay, and a member of the Pasadena Symphony. She is a former member of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, was co-principal violist of the Graz Philharmonic in Austria, and she served many years as concertmaster of the San Fernando Valley Symphony and the Carson-Dominguez Hills Symphony.

Roth has been a featured soloist with numerous Southern California orchestras including the Culver City Symphony, Carson Symphony, Chamber Orchestra of the South Bay, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Southland Symphony Orchestra, Valley Symphony, and Rio Hondo Symphony. She has given recitals and radio broadcasts in the United States, Austria and Mexico, and she is currently a member of the new music group “TEMPO” based at CSU Northridge.

She is a member of the String Family Players (quintet), which performs educational programs for the Music Center On Tour, and she has been on the faculty of the Max Aronoff Viola Institute Summer Music Festival. She has played baroque violin and viola with James Tyler in the London Early Music Group and Los Angeles Musica Viva. Roth holds a Bachelor of Music from CSUN, a Master of Music from the Juilliard School and a Doctorate of Musical Arts from USC.

Lorenzo Sanchez is a pianist who enjoys interpreting music of a variety of styles and nationalities. He premiered Robert Guillory’s “Concertino for Piano and Orchestra.” His interest in Polish music led to him giving several lecture-performances at the Paderewski Festival in Paso Robles, California. He has performed for African-American composer George Walker and Japanese composer Mitsuru Asaka in Hawaii. Looking toward his own heritage, Sanchez has edited and helped publish piano works by Mexican composer Domingo Lobato. He has recorded two CDs of Lobato’s solo piano works (both available via the internet). He recently performed in Belgium. Sanchez holds a DMA from USC.

The performances will take place at the Sanctuary of Glendale City Church, 610 E. California Ave. (at Isabel Strett) in Glendale. For more information, email or call (818) 244-7241.