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Donald Foster, John Walz & Milos Veljkovic @ Grace Church

05mar4:00 pm5:00 pmDonald Foster, John Walz & Milos Veljkovic @ Grace Church4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Trio on March 5, 2023

Event Details

The Desert Hot Springs Classical Concerts presents Donald Foster (clarinet), John Walz (cello), & Miloš Veljković (piano) @ Grace Church on Sunday, March 5, 2023 from 4 to 5 pm.

This electrifying trio will present powerful masterpieces by Beethoven and Brahms:

Beethoven:  Trio in Bb Major, Op. 11

Brahms: Trio in A Minor, Op. 114

Donald Travis Foster is one of Southern California’s most active musicians.  He is Principal Clarinet of the Pasadena Symphony and Second Clarinet of the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra and has just begun his 26th season as the Santa Barbara Symphony’s Principal Clarinetist. A frequent studio musician, Don has been featured on numerous soundtracks for motion pictures and television, most notably with the eminent film composer, John Williams. Don graduated from the University of Southern California, receiving his Master of Music degree in 1996 while in the studios of Yehuda Gilad and Michele Zukovsky.  He has received Fellowships from both the Tanglewood and Aspen Music Festivals, the latter of which he attended for four consecutive summers. Don serves as Professor of Music at Riverside City College and divides his time between residences in Downtown Los Angeles and Red Wing, Minnesota, where he owns and runs the newly acclaimed Home Plate Grill and Dugout Lounge restaurant.

John Walz is a celebrated soloist and chamber music artist, known for his dazzling virtuosity and elegant musicianship. A student of the legendary French cellist, Pierre Fournier, he has appeared as soloist with more than 150 symphony orchestras on 4 continents. In addition to his solo and chamber music duties, he is currently the principal cellist with the Los Angeles Opera, a position he previously held for 20 years with the Long Beach Symphony. His ever expanding discography includes recordings of the concertos by Dvorak, Haydn, Shostakovich, Bloch, Martinu, Vivaldi, and trios by Brahms, Dvorak, Smetana, and the newly released Pacific Trio CD featuring Beethoven’s Triple Concerto and Archduke Trio. Visit the Pacific Trio website. He is on the faculty of the Idyllwild Arts summer program and Academy.

Los Angeles based pianist Miloš Veljković has performed in numerous chamber music ensembles in Norway, Serbia, Germany, The Netherlands, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina and throughout the United States. Milos’ repertoire includes pieces from baroque to contemporary music. His interpretations are characterized by a great expressivity and temperament, refined technique, and a warm sensitivity for sound color. His way of playing has often led to mutually inspiring collaborations with contemporary composers. Milos has taken part in some of the most important musical events in Serbia, such as BEMUS, the International Review of Composers, KOMA and BITEF. He has recorded for labels in Serbia and the UK, and the Serbian national broadcasting system, RTS, has broadcasts some of his live performances. For more information, please visit:

Free admission. Cash donations graciously accepted at the door. Thank you!


(Sunday) 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Grace Church

17400 Bubbling Wells Rd