Sorry! No concert this week!
We'll be back on June 25th!

We're so happy to be back on the "lawn" this Friday. We're featuring some unusual instrumental combinations this week. Super excited to host our very first (vaccinated) brass player: a French hornist and friend from the LA Opera and the film-scoring studios, who will join the strings for a Mozart Horn Quintet. Please join us in welcoming Steve!

And we're delighted to be featuring VIOLAS this week -- every piece we're playing has not one but TWO violas! There are a lot of viola jokes out there

(What's the difference between a viola and a vacuum cleaner? A vacuum cleaner has to be plugged in before it sucks ...

How many violists does it take to make a batch of chocolate chip cookies?
Ten. One to stir the batter and nine to peel the M & M’s ...

Why don't violists play hide and seek? Because nobody would look for them ...

and we at FOTL will prove them all to be completely misguided. Seriously.

Some photos from our first concert:

So great to see old friends and new ones --
our lovely audience!

Many thanks to the musicians!

Roger Wilkie, Sarah Thornblade, Ina Veli, and Nina Evtuhov, violins;

Erik Rynearson, Ingrid Hutman, and Connie Kupka, violas;

Paula Hochhalter & David Speltz on cello

Plus a few photos of Sasha doing her emcee-ing bit!

and a tremendous thank you to our dear friends (and audience members) who took these fantastic photos:

Vahan Moosekian and Reka Clausen


Ina Veli, violin

Nina Evtuhov, violin

Erik Rynearson, viola

Ingrid Hutman, viola

Paula Hochhalter, cello

Steve Becknell, French horn

THE PROGRAM (if all goes as planned)


String Quintet No. 3 in C Major, K. 515


String Quintet in C Major, Opus 29


Quintet for Horn and Strings in E-flat Major, K. 407

program notes to come!