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Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Members to Perform at Pomona College

Joshua Ranz, Pomona College’s clarinet instructor, is joined by fellow Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra members Tereza Stanislav and Sarah Thornblade (violins), Roland Kato (viola) and Trevor Handy (cello) in a recital at Pomona College on Friday, March 6 at 8 p.m.

The musicians will perform Haydn’s Quartet in A Major, Op. 20, No. 6, Rand Steiger’s Woven Serenade, Quintet for Clarinet and String Quartet, and Brahms’ Quintet in B Minor, Op. 115 for Clarinet and Strings. The concert will be held in Bridges Hall of Music (150 E. Fourth St., Claremont). For further information, call: (909)-607-2671, e-mail: concerts@pomona.edu or visit: www.music.pomona.edu.

Ranz is a member of both the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and the Pacific Symphony. He performs with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra in New York, as well as in the Mainly Mozart festival in San Diego. He is a former member of the Honolulu and San Jose symphonies.

Violinist Stanislav, assistant concertmaster of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, has performed in venues such as the Kennedy Center. In 2002 she performed at the G-8 World Summit in Canada.

Thornblade, associate principal second violin of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, has performed with Camerata Pacifica and the Auros Group for New Music in Boston. He is a founding member of the Arianna String Quartet.

Kato is the principal violist with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and has held that position with the Music Center Opera Orchestra and the Pasadena Symphony, among others. Kato is an award-winning arranger and producer at the Koch Classics International and Centaur labels.

Cellist Handy is a graduate of The Juilliard School and has been a member of numerous orchestras, including ones in Columbus, Honolulu, Jacksonville, New Haven and Santa Barbara. He works in the motion picture industry.

Pomona College, one of the nation’s premier liberal arts colleges, provides its students with a challenging curriculum in the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, and fine arts, and an unsurpassed environment for intellectual inquiry and growth. Its hallmarks include small classes, close relationships between students and faculty, and a range of opportunities for student research.