Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club, FanFaire Foundation to present ‘Chamber Music is Fun’ concert June 29


Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club and FanFaire Foundation will present “Chamber Music is Fun” on June 29 at 2:30 p.m.

The show features San Diego’s up and coming Impromptu Quartet of young musicians and other members of FanFaire Foundation’s “KIDS Playing For KIDS” program in a variety program of classical music, Broadway musicals, and movie soundtracks

The Quartet members, whose ages range from 13 to 21, are Eli Grote (cello), Allan Huang (second violin), Christopher Wong (viola) and Jonathan Wong (first violin). They are founding members of FanFaire Foundation’s “KIDS Playing For KIDS” program who performed at the program’s launch in October 2011.

The Quartet, like the other members of the program, Clara Truong (piano) and Paul Maxwell (cello), who will also appear in the show playing pieces by Saint-Saens and Paganini, are among San Diego’s most talented young musicians. They all learned to play their musical instruments at a very young age and have distinguished themselves by consistently winning competitions and participating in music festivals. Eli Grote, for example, has played at the Silicon Valley Music Festival and China’s Great Wall Music Festival and has performed around the world with the Civic Youth Orchestra in places such as Sweden, Finland, Russia, and New Zealand.

In addition, all of these young artists are not only musically gifted but also excel in math and science — quite in line with FanFaire Foundation’s mission of nurturing the kind of creativity much-needed in this knowledge-based economy through programs that highlight the often ignored creative convergence of music and science.

The concert is open to the public. Tickets: Free /free-will donations welcome

For more information: Call (760) 666-1810/