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Cantilena Trio

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CANTILENA  TRIO

Kenton Youngstrom, guitarist, is active as a producer, composer, arranger, recording artist and educator. His eclectic career has taken him around the world, appearing in concerts in Europe, the Far East, Canada, Mexico, and throughout the U.S. His compositions and arrangements have been featured on film and television, and includes works for guitar trio with orchestra. Producing credits include the Falla Guitar Trio's Concord Records LP, Virtuoso Music for Three Guitars, which won a Record of the Year Award from Stereo Review magazine.  His most recent release, “Voices of the Collection, Vols. 1&2,” featuring 55 classical pieces performed on 55 world-class instruments, was recorded for the Second Edition of Sheldon Urlik’s book, “A Collection of Fine Spanish Guitars From Torres to the Present” (Sunny Knoll Publishing). Mr. Youngstrom earned his MM in guitar performance from USC and joined the faculty of the Colburn School of Performing Arts in 1979.

Jon Lee Keenan, tenor, grew up exposed to a wide variety of music ranging from rock-n-roll andbluegrass to classical and jazz in his home town of Las Vegas, NV.  After graduating from UNLV with a triple major in Music, Jon moved to Los Angeles to continue his musical studies, eventually graduating with a doctorate in Vocal Arts from USC.  Since joining with the Los Angeles Master Chorale in 2007, Jon has appeared as a featured soloist in each season: recent highlights include Magnus Lindberg's Graffiti with Esa Pekka Solonen the Los Angeles Philharmonic and singing the role of Evangelist in Bach’s St. Matthew Passion. Other recent engagements include appearances with the American Bach Soloists in Bach’s Easter Oratorio and St. Matthew Passion and with The Industry LA as Clyde Barrow  in Andrew McIntosh's Bonnie and Clyde.  When Jon is not singing he can be found playing jazz bass with “Citizen Kitten”.

Flutist Susan Greenberg was a member of the LA Chamber Orchestra for 36 years where she was a frequent soloist on both flute and piccolo and even alto flute. She has also appeared as guest soloist with the San Francisco and Oakland Symphonies, the Santa Monica Symphony, the Napa Valley Symphony, and at the Hollywood Bowl. She has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, L.A. Opera, New York City Opera, American Ballet Theater, Joffrey Ballet, as well as at the Casals, Ojai and Martha's Vineyard Music Festivals. Ms. Greenberg was the principal flutist for the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra's tour of Japan, and has received the "Most Valuable Player" award on the flute from the National Association of Recording Arts and Sciences. She received both her B.A., cum laude, and her M.A. from UCLA, and is presently the flute professor at Pepperdine University. She has alto taught at California Institute of the Arts and Occidental College. Ms. Greenberg is the Co-Artistic Director of Chamber Music Palisades, now celebrating its 21st season.  Ms. Greenberg has recorded over 500 motion pictures and is the flutist for The Simpsons television show.