by Mona Narumi, Staff Writer
On March 9, 2014, young musicians from Los Angeles, Orange County, and Conejo Valley played a repertoire of chamber music at the Colburn School, Thayer Hall. JCM ensembles are motivated to improve their musical talents p through their own peer. The ensembles have fun as they rehearse for coaching sessions, master classes, performances, and competitions. Representing El Segundo High School, Mona Narumi (Junior) played in a piano (Clara Chin – West Torrance), clarinet (Molly Sour – CAMS), and violin trio in this year’s season. All as ﬁrst years in the program, they performed a Khachaturian trio and a piece from “L’histoire du Soldat,” “The Soldier’s March” by Stravinsky. Both pieces, composed by Russian composers, were full of power and energy. The trio by Aram Khachaturian, depicted the ﬂeeing of the Armenians by the Shah using contemporary phrases and contrast made the piano, clarinet and violin. The Soldier’s March, illustrated the trade between a solider (clarinet) and the Devil (violin).