St. Matthew’s Music Guild continues its 2014-15 season in Pacific Palisades on March 13 with a program featuring Britten’s Double Concerto For Violin And Viola, with Jin-Shan Dai and Dana Hansen. Dai and Hansen are both members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s string section. The program also includes the Lyric For Strings by George Walker and Schubert’s Symphony No. 2 in D major.
Dai has performed extensively throughout North America, Europe and Asia. He joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the beginning of the 2010-11 season. Previously, he was a member of the Toronto Symphony from 2004 to 2010, and made his debut as a soloist with that orchestra in 2008 playing Vivaldi’s Four Seasons.
Hansen began violin studies at the age of 5 and viola at 15. After graduating from Harvard College with a cum laude degree in Modern European History, she attended the Juilliard School, where she received her master’s degree in 2003. In Boston, she studied viola and chamber music with James Dunham and Robert Levin. At Juilliard, she studied with Misha Amory and Heidi Castleman. During summers, she attended the Aspen, Taos and Tanglewood music festivals.
Tickets for the concert are $35 and available at the door or online through the Music Guild’s website at www.MusicGuildOnline.org. St. Matthew’s Church is located at 1031 Bienveneda Ave., Pacific Palisades. Call (310) 573-7422 for more information.