Inaugural Season of Artistic Director

Scott Lehmkuhl

Pasadena Pro Musica is committed to providing a place for musicians and audiences who appreciate great choral music that is not frequently performed.

Join us for the beginning of an exciting new era featuring intimate performances at Neighborhood Church and choral classics at Pasadena Presbyterian Church.

Pasadena Pro Musica is proud to introduce Scott Lehmkuhl, who becomes only our third Artistic Director since Edward Low founded the group in 1964 and was succeeded in 1999 by Stephen Grimm.



STUDENT RUSH TICKETS are $5 and will be sold, subject to availability,10 minutes before each concert begins.
Valid student ID required.

Children 10 and under are admitted free.

The Creation – **May 26, 2019 4PM (*3PM Pre-Concert Talk)

PPM brings Scott’s first season to a wondrous conclusion with Haydn’s magnificent oratorio for chorus, orchestra and soloists.

THE CREATION by Joseph Haydn


**performance held at Pasadena Presbyterian Church
585 E. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91101

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Tamara Bevard – Soprano
With a voice described as “pearly-toned” and “straight-out terrific” by the Los Angeles Times, soprano Tamara Bevard brings a wealth of experience to her performances as a soloist in both concert and in opera. She has sung with several local opera companies, but her true love is oratorio work. As a solo concert artist, she has performed with organizations such as the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Musica Angelica, and Los Angeles Master Chorale. In 2007 she performed Haydn’s Theresienmesse in Rome, Florence, and Munich.
Tamara Bevard – Soprano website

Dean Elzinga- Bass-Baritone
Dean Elzinga has appeared in featured roles at Metropolitan Opera and Los Angeles Opera and has taken leading roles with Seattle Opera, NY City Opera, and other opera companies across the USA, Canada, and in Europe. Mr. Elzinga is one of the country’s sought-after Beethoven #9 basses, having performed it with dozens of symphony orchestras. He has taken principal solo bows in some of the world’s great concert halls, such as Avery Fisher and Alice Tully in New York, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, RAI Torino in Italy, Disney Hall, and the Hollywood Bowl.
Bryan Lane – Tenor
Bryan Lane is a performer with diverse tastes and abilities who desires to move his audiences on a deep level through honest performance of unique and varied repertoire. On the concert stage, he has performed the title role in Handel’s Samson, and solos in Israel in Egypt, Messiah, Monteverdi’s Vespro Della Beata Vergine, Haydn’s Paukenmesse and Harmoniemesse. He is a roster member of the Los Angeles Master Chorale and has sung professionally with Seattle Opera, the Oregon Bach Festival, Santa Fe Desert Chorale, and other esteemed local and national organizations.
Dr. Michael Werner – pre-concert guest speaker
Dr. Michael Werner is the Project Scientist for the Spitzer Space Telescope and also the Chief Scientist for Astronomy and Physics at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology. He was one of the leaders of the evolution of Spitzer from a shuttle-attached payload into the elegant free-flying observatory now operating successfully in an Earth-trailing solar orbit.  Dr. Michael Werner Scientist website

*3 pm ~ Pre-concert talk will be co-hosted by Conductor Scott Lemkuhl and Dr. Michael Werner, Chief Scientist with the Spitzer Space Telescope Program, who will discuss the link between the millennia-old study of the Heavens and the art of Music, followed by an open Q&A.