Back by popular demand and now in its fourth year, Summer Serenade is an intimate outdoor concert featuring some of OCofOC’s principal musicians. This small group performs a repertoire of some of the best-loved chamber music selections as well as a few surprises. Come enjoy a delightful performance en plein air on the plaza level of the Brea Civic and Cultural Center between the Curtis Theatre and the Brea Gallery.
Saturday, June 1, 2024 at 3:00 pm
Saturday, June 1, 2024 at 7:00 pm
1 Civic Center Cir, Brea, CA 92821
Agnieszka Borzuchowski, born in Warsaw, Poland, came to the States at age two and started playing violin at about age ten in the San Francisco Bay area. She quickly excelled and joined theBerkeley Youth Orchestra, Young People’s Symphony Youth Orchestra, and Oakland Youth Orchestra.
She was accepted to the Bob Cole Music Conservatory at California State, Long Beach and studied there with Andrea Byers. Agnieszka has been a member of La Mirada Symphony for about 9 years and recently started playing with Huntington Beach Symphony. She is the co-founder, conductor and concertmaster of the Long Beach Chamber Music Group and also founded the Plazza String Quartet which often plays weddings and other events. She is also a member of Vicious Kinids, a rock band in Long Beach, and a featured artist on many other albums, orchestras and events. Agnieszka works as the Strings Instructor at a Waldorf inspired school in Huntington Beach, Sycamore Creek Community Charter School, where she works with children from 4th – 8th grade. She also runs her own private studio teaching violin, viola and cello.
Violin | Piano
Wan-Chin Chang appears regularly as a piano soloist with orchestras such as the Blue Lake Festival Orchestra, Dana Point Symphony, Southern California Philharmonics, MiraCosta College Symphony, La Mirada Symphony, Southland Symphony, Temecula Valley Symphony, and Orchestra Collective of Orange County. Dr. Chang attended the University of Southern California and Aspen Music Festival with full scholarships, and was the winner of the Leni Fe Foundation Scholarship, Pi Kappa Lambda Award, Chamber Music Award, and Outstanding Graduate Award. An accomplished violinist, she is currently the assistant concertmaster of Dana Point Symphony, and principal second violin at Orchestra Collective of Orange County. She is currently on faculty at MiraCosta College in Oceanside and Soka University of America in Aliso Viejo and during the summer, she is the piano department chair at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Michigan.
Chad Jackson is a graduate of Colburn School, where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in viola performance in 2003 under the guidance of Jan Karlin. Chad was a member of the LA Philharmonic High School Honor Orchestra, which performed on tour in the Sydney Opera House as well as Carnegie Hall. He was also in the American Youth Symphony Orchestra and principal violist of Colburn Orchestra de Camera.
Suzanne La Roque
An Orange County native, Suzanne grew up studying cello with Ian Mc Kinnell (Pacific Symphony). She went on to earn a minor in music from CSU Fullerton. She is a compliance director for Pacific Life Insurance where she has worked for over 17 years. Music allows her to remain creative and brings a much needed balance to her life. She also enjoys teaching yoga in the OC area.
Chris Hornung has been the principal bass of Orchestra Collective of Orange County since 2016. He is also principal of the Dana Point Symphony and Symphony Irvine, and has performed with the Lansing, Kalamazoo, Jackson, Battle Creek and West Michigan Symphonies, Opera Tampa and the California Chamber Orchestra. As a soloist he has been featured twice with the Orange County Symphony, and is active as a chamber musician and solo recitalist. Chris is a faculty member at Chaffey College, Coastline College, Orange Coast College and Concordia University Irvine. He also works as a sectional coach at a number of Orange County high schools, and teaches private students of all ages. In the summers he is on faculty at Blue Lake Fine Arts camp in Michigan, where he teaches bass and music history, and performs as principal of the Festival Orchestra.