Jessie Chang trio performs Jan 25, 26 at churches in San Diego, Solana Beach

A chamber music trio led by pianist Jessie Chang will perform Jan. 25 at Grace Lutheran Church in San Diego and Jan. 26 at Calvary Lutheran Church in Solana Beach.

Chang will be joined by Martha Aarons on flute and Lev Polyakin on violin for the 7:30 p.m. concerts. “Jessie & Friends” are currently on tour in Mexico.

Chang, who grew up in Taiwan, has played with the San Diego Symphony Orchestra, the Rhode Island Philharmonic, the Singapore Symphony Orchestra and the Jakarta Sinfonia Orchestra, among others. She has received top honors in more than 30 piano competitions of national and international stature, including four gold medals at the U.S. Open Music Competition.

Chang is the wife of San Diego Symphony conductor Jahja Ling.

Aarons has played flute for the Philadelphia Orchestra, Metropolitan Opera, San Diego Symphony, the World Orchestra for Peace and others. She has served as artist and faculty member at the Aspen Music Festival for 19 years and taught at such institutions as Duke University, University of North Carolina and the Cleveland Institute of Music.

Polyakin, who was born in Uzbekistan, has soloed with the Moscow Chamber Orchestra, London Mozart Players, the Royal Philharmonic and the Cleveland Orchestra and has recorded with Melodia, BBC, National Public Radio and Decca. The violinist was named co-concert master of the Moscow Chamber Orchestra when he was just 21.

Tickets for both concerts will be available at the door at $15 for adults and $10 for people 65 and older and students with school ID. Children younger than 15 will be admitted free.

Grace is located at 3967 Park Blvd., San Diego, and Calvary at 424 Via de la Valle, just north of the county Fairgrounds.

For more information, phone Grace Lutheran at 619 299-2890 or Calvary at 858 755-2855, or e-mail Linda Kewin at

The Jan. 26 event will kick off Calvary’s third season of concerts. The series lineup is still being finalized.