The event is sponsored by the Melles Classical Music Foundation. An eye doctor affiliated with UC San Diego, Melles composed one of the pieces to be played by the symphony on May 4.
Haunhorst is a concert master of German orchestras.
The ensemble lineup also includes: violinist Shannon Fitzhenry, whose solo debut was at age 14; professional cellist Robert Kaufman who has a M.M. in cello performance from the Peabody Institute of John Hopkins University; and horn player Felix Peijnenborgh, who first studied horn at the Amsterdam Conservatory with Herman Jeurissen.
"All Souls' Episcopal Church is pleased to welcome MCMF, ” said The Rev. Joseph Dirbas, rector of All Souls' Episcopal Church. “Their support of young musicians fosters their God-given talents and celebrates the arts as an expression of God's love.”
Characterizing his music foundation as “a hobby,” Melles noted he has hosted similar free concerts elsewhere in the country. This is the first one being held in Point Loma.
“It’a good venue for a concert as the church has a nice big room,” said Melles, adding he’s sponsored similar concerts in his native Holland for the past decade. “We work with sponsors and they were willing to support the program.”
Melles added that conductor Haunhorst has been an eye patient, having had a corneal transplant in both eyes.
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