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Salastina poses together in a library.

April 27, 2025 at 11AM

This performance is 60 minutes with no intermission.

Salastina joins the Sunday Morning Music / Santa Monica chamber music series with 19th-century German repertoire that's like a warm hug for your soul. On the program: works by Brahms, Schumann, and Wagner celebrating romantic love and domestic bliss. Brian Lauritzen of KUSC puts the program in relatable context between pieces.

Winner of San Francisco Classical Voice’s Audience Choice Award for “Best Chamber Ensemble,” Salastina is a visionary ensemble that honors the rich heritage of chamber music while propelling it into the vibrant landscape of the future.

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“This isn’t just an ensemble to watch, but one to support… This is the future of meaningful music.”

— Lauri Goldenhersh (

Salastina is a visionary chamber ensemble and presenting organization based in Los  Angeles. Winner of San Francisco Classical Voice's Audience Choice Award for "Best  Chamber Ensemble" and "Best Streaming Series," Salastina is a 21st-century  reimagining of the chamber music salon: a place where musicians and audience  members gather to share in the beauty of the art form through performance and  conversation, whether in-person for intimate, local audiences or online for tens of  thousands around the world. 

Salastina presents up to 25 public performances per year, most of which are live streamed online. Integral to Salastina's live concerts: context and storytelling, dynamically provided by Resident Host and Artistic Partner Brian  Lauritzen (a popular KUSC DJ), as well as ample opportunities for audience members  and musicians to engage in conversation. As one audience member put it: "Where  else can audiences have a personal conversation with a 'famous musician' who might  have been a role model and inspiration? People oftentimes can't even pay money to  talk to their favorite performers backstage. Yet Salastina has created an arena where  musicians and audiences can connect." 

In keeping with Gustav Mahler's definition of tradition as "not the worship of ashes,  but the preservation of fire," Salastina invests equally in the Classics and the  generation of new music. Salastina's work in this area has been broadcast dozens of  times nationally on Performance Today. Its tuition-free, highly competitive Sounds  Promising Young Composers Program has provided dozens of composers from Italy  to Singapore with mentorship and world-class audio-video recordings of their work.  Armed with these recordings in their portfolio, alumni have gone on to secure  professional commissions. Salastina has also given presentations on career  development to students at USC's Thornton School of Music and the San Francisco  Conservatory of Music. 


In May of 2020, Salastina partnered with Project: Music Heals Us and UCLA Medical  Center to create Vital Sounds, a program bringing the healing power of music to  patients in UCLA's Intensive Care Unit. Since then, Salastina has provided over  40,000 minutes of one-on-one virtual bedside concerts to over 2,400 patients. 

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