Mid-Week Recital Series

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July 8, 2020 at 12:10 p.m.
Connie Sheu, guitar; Elise Henry, flute

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Dr. Connie Sheu is a dynamic guitarist, devoted teacher, and ardent advocate of classical guitar. In demand as both a soloist and chamber musician, her playing has been hailed by the New York Sun as “excellent, ruminative… scholarly.” According to Classical Guitar Magazine, “Her debut recording displays, without a doubt, her talents as a concert artist.”
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Elise Shope Henry joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic as Second Flutist in September 2012. She is an active chamber musician, teacher, and freelance artist and is involved in the LA Phil’s Green Umbrella and Chamber Music series. In addition to her classical music performances, she plays other genres, such as Brazilian popular, Irish folk, and classical Hindustani.
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Mark Your Calendar

  • Sundays at 10 a.m. – Online Sanctuary Service with Ty Woodward, organ, plus various guest musicians
  • Wednesday, July 8 at 12:10 p.m. – Connie Sheu, guitar; Elise Henry, flute
  • Wednesday, August 12 at 12:10 p.m. – Susan Greenberg, flute; Cristina Montes Mateo; harp

Ways to Watch


Various guest musicians alongside Jim Smith, Music Director, and Ty Woodward, resident organist, at the Sunday online worship service.

Past Recitals

June 10 at 12:10 p.m. – Duo Imaginalis: Ekaterina Bessmettseva, piano; Hugo Nogueira, guitar

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Learn more about Duo Imaginalis on their website and Instagram.

May 13, 2020 – Mark Robson, Piano Online Recital

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January 8, 2020 – David Childs, baritone

David Childs is a baritone who specializes in Jewish Music. He holds a degree in Vocal Performance from UCLA and is an alumnus of the Aspen Music Festival. David’s past musical endeavors include singing solo roles with several performing groups: Guild Opera, Pacific Opera Project, Aspen Opera Center, & LA Chamber Orchestra. In 2017, David performed a recital with pianist Mark Robson as part of Boston Court’s Emerging Artist Series. David also played accordion with the Latin-American folk-pop band, We The Folk. He currently serves as Cantorial Intern at Sinai Temple in Westwood and is studying at the Ziegler School of Rabbinics at American Jewish University.


March 11, 2020 – Sergey Kosemyan, cello; Anna Markosyan, piano

Sergey Kosemyan is a recipient of the UNESCO Gold Medal, dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the birth of Aram Khachaturian, 2008.  He is the prize winner of the following International Competitions:  Aram Khachaturian International Competition, 2006; Pierre Lantier International Chamber Music Competition (Grand Prix), Paris, 2002; the National Young Artist Competition in Yerevan, Armenia (1997) First Prize; and the winner of the Premier Prix de La Conservatoire National Superior de Paris, 2002.  He is the founder of the Classic Art Trio (2014), and Kosemyan Ensemble (2017) in Mexico.  His teachers have been Mstislav Rostropovich, Philipe Müller, Harry Hoffman, and Dominique de Williencourt.

Anna Markosyan is a graduate of the Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory, and winner of the A. Babajanyan National Piano Competition (Armenia).  She has performed in chamber ensembles in Armenia, Russia, Europe, Mexico and the USA.


May 8, 2019 – David York, organ

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April 10, 2019 – The Wilder Trio, clarinet, bassoon & piano

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The Wilder Trio with Gernot Wolfgang, composer of “Uncle Bebop.”

March 13, 2019 – AlmaNova Duo, flute and guitar

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February 13, 2019 – Lukas Hasler, organ 

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March 14, 2018 – Duo Ondine: Boglárka Kiss, Flute; Alison Bjorkedal, Harp

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February 7, 2018 – Althea Waites, Piano – February 7, 2018

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May 10, 2017 – Jaebon Hwang, Organ

The finale of the 2017 Mid-Week Recital series is with award-winning composer and organist, Jaebon Hwang!  She is organist at Westwood United Methodist Church where she presides over one of the largest organs in the region.  Awarded the Fellow of American Guild of Organists, the organization’s highest level of certification, she is active as a recitalist and as a collaborative artist.



May 9, 2018 – Christoph Bull, Organ

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