Building Community through Music & Arts
Incarnation Episcopal Church 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco 415-564-2324 sunsetarts.wordpress.com 1
Dear Friends, Welcome to the Sunset Music & Arts 2018 season. Our 4th season is another ambitious season on the heels of a very successful 2017 season. We are extremely grateful to our audience members, artists, donors, and the many volunteers who help put together this upcoming season. We continue to focus on bringing high-quality live music programming and performing arts to the Sunset district of San Francisco, adding to the cultural milieu of San Francisco in these extremely challenging times. Some of the highlights of the new season include performances by both returning artists as well as many new artists. In 2018 we have an expanded instrumental series, a strong chamber music and vocal series, and an expanded Jazz/Folk series as well. We are especially proud to partner with our artistsin-residence, the San Francisco Renaissance Voices (director Katherine McKee) and other groups like the San Francisco Boys Chorus, the San Francisco Girls Chorus, and the Bay Shore Lyric Opera company. In addition to concerts we also continue with our community events with travelogues, student recitals, and workshops. In 2018 we are proud to collaborate with the Phoenix Recital Symposium of San Francisco (Professor Sylvia Anderson, General and Artistic Director), to showcase up and coming opera singers as they prepare for a career in opera. These are just some of the highlights of the season. Please take time to read about all of the extraordinary artists and offerings in this brochure and join us as at one or more of our events in 2018. We look forward to sharing the joy of these unique performances with you. With best wishes, Mathew Chacko Sally Porter Munro Co-Directors, Sunset Music & Arts An initiative of Incarnation Episcopal Church, San Francisco Sunset Music & Arts 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122 415.564.2324 http://sunsetarts.wordpress.com
SUNSET MUSIC & ARTS — 2018 Season Sunset Music & Arts is dedicated to providing high-quality, affordable music and arts programs to people of all ages, in the Sunset district of San Francisco and beyond. In addition, we occasionally conduct a variety of workshops focusing on the arts. The initiative is a community offering generously provided by the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, San Francisco, where we have the use of the beautiful space, wonderful acoustics, and the use of a grand piano and pipe organ. We are also excited about launching our brand new initiative, “Sunset Community Music & Arts,” where you can enjoy mostly free (occasionally, donations or a small fee may be requested) concerts and programs, produced and performed by members of the local community. If you are interested in performing as part of this program, please contact us at 415.564.2324 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Table of Contents Monthly Calendar…………………………………… Recital Instrumental Series…………………….……... Recital—Vocal Series………………………………… Chamber Music/Ensemble……………………………. Jazz/Folk Series………………………………………. Choral Series………………………………………… Opera ………… …………………………………….. Opera/Broadway Gala ……………………………… Community Events/Workshops……………………… Calendar by Series
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Please consider partnering with Sunset Music & Arts by supporting us either financially or volunteering at one of our events. Your support helps us to continue to bring quality programming at affordable prices. You can support us financially by writing a check made payable to “Incarnation Episcopal Church” and write ‘Sunset Music & Arts’ on the memo line of your check. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and your donations are 100% deductible. You can also donate online via PayPal. Check our website for details. Thank you for your consideration and support.
Opera Gala & Reception ………………………….…….. Page 32
Please mail your check to: Episcopal Church of the Incarnation 1750 29th Avenue San Francisco CA 94122 3
Sat. Jan 6—Bridge Piano Quartet (Page 13) Fri. Jan 19—Phoenix Performance (Page 34) Sat. Jan 20—Misuzu Tanaka (Page 5)
FEBRUARY Sat. Feb 3—Monica Chew (Page 6) Sat. Feb 10—N. Takesono/K. Korth (Page 11) Fri. Feb 16—MUSA (Page 14)
MARCH Sat. March 3—Patrick Galvin/Jungeun Kim (Page 15) Sat. March 17—Joana Gonazlez (Page 7) Sat. March 24—San Francisco Renaissance Voices (Page 25)
APRIL Sat. April 7—V. Langer/V. Breheda (Page 12) Sat. April 14—Phoenix Performance (Page 34) Sun. April 15—Trio 180 (Page 16) Fri. April 27—SF Girls Chorus (Page 27) Sun. April 29—Phoenix Performance (Page 34 )
Sat. May 5—Anne Rainwater (Page 8) Sat. May 12—Larry Vuckovich (Page 20) Sun. May 13—Acis & Galatea (Page 30) Sat. May 19—Pablo Estigarribia (Page 21) TBD May—SF Renaissance Voices (Page 27)
To be announced
JUNE Fri. June 8—Phoenix Performance (Page 34) Sat. June 9—pickPocket Ensemble (Page 24) Sun. June 10—Phoenix Performance (Page 34) Sat. June 16—Eric Tran (Page 9) Sat. June 23—Folias Duo (Page 22)
Sat. Sept. 1—Gayatri Venkatesan (Page 35) Sat. Sept. 8—A. Mallya/D. Cogan (Page 36) Sat. Sept 15—B. Snellings/J. Totzke (Page 18)
Sat. Nov 3—Brazzissimo (Page 23)
TBD —Opera Gala & Fundraiser (Page 32) Sat. Aug 18—Chamber Concert (Page 17) Sat. Aug 25—Così fan tutte (Page 31)
Sat. Oct 13—K. Palmer/V. Milinder (Page 19) Sat. Oct 27—Othello Jefferson (Page 10)
TBD —SF Boys Chorus (Page 28) TBD —Lessons and Carols (Page 29)
Misuzu Tanaka, piano
Recit al: In st rument al
Date & Time: Saturday January 20, 4 pm Venue: 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco Tickets: $20 General, $15 Seniors/Students
Pi ano S eri es
Hailed by international press as a pianist “who dispatched everything with both dizzying speed and sensitivity” Today’s Zaman (Turkey) and for her “exceptionally high technical level” General-Anzeiger Bonn (Germany), Misuzu Tanaka has established herself as an artist of remarkable individuality with a rare combination of poetic sensitivity and breathtaking virtuosity. She has performed in prestigious concert venues throughout the world, from the Gewandhaus in Leipzig and Mozart’s Museum at Villa Bertramka in Prague to Alice Tully Hall in New York. Misuzu Tanaka is also a respected regular performer for Music from the Frederick Collection, a leading North-American venue for performance on historical instruments. Enjoying an active solo career in the U.S., she is among the country’s brightest emerging stars. Her recent debut album which was recorded live on the Concertant Classics label, “Misuzu Tanaka in Concert” features works by Leoš Janáček and J. S. Bach, two composers who have been a constant source of her musical inspiration. The 2017-18 season brings two new releases: a second piano recital in which she further explores music of Janáček as well as music by Prokofiev and Rachmaninoff, and a debut album “Epilogues” with clarinetist Maksim Shtrykov, which focuses on four clarinet sonatas, which are the last works of three leading composers – Johannes Brahms, Camille Saint-Saëns and Francis Poulenc. Her 2017-18 season includes an instant return engagement on the RIT Performing Artist Series (Rochester, NY) in addition to numerous other debut appearances. Highlights of the past seasons include a concerto debut at the Amadeus Festival (Whitefish, MT) with the Festival Orchestra under the direction of maestro John Zoltek as well as recitals at California State University Sacramento Piano Series, Distinguished Artists Lecture and Concert Series in Santa Cruz (CA), Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts in Chicago (IL), Pro Musica in San Miguel de Allende (Mexico), Chamber Music Society of Maryland and Ridgecrest Chamber Music Society (CA). An avid small-ensemble collaborator, Misuzu Tanaka has appeared with prominent artists including James Dunham (Cleveland Quartet) and members of the National Symphony Orchestra. In 2012, together with her artistic partner and critically acclaimed clarinetist Maksim Shtrykov, she began touring throughout the United States as the Shtrykov-Tanaka Duo. Born in London, United Kingdom where she began her piano lessons at the age of five, she then continued her studies in Japan and in the United States with Martin Canin at The Juilliard School. Her Masters and Doctoral degrees are from University of Michigan where she was a full scholarship recipient studying with Logan Skelton and devoted much time to the study and performance of the works of Leoš Janáček, which led to further studies with Miroslav Brejcha and the late Ivan Moravec in the Czech Republic.
J. S. BACH Concerto in the Italian Style in F Major, BWV 971, “Italian Concerto”
FELIX MENDELSSOHN Prelude & Fugue in E Minor, Op.35 No.1
L. BEETHOVEN Piano Sonata No. 30 in E major, Op. 109
LEOŠ JANÁČEK Piano Sonata 1.X.1905, From the street
FRANZ LISZT Après une Lecture de Dante, fantasia quasi sonata, from Années de pèlerinage, deuxième année 5
Monica Chew, piano
Recit al: In st rument al
Date & Time: Saturday February 3, 4 pm Venue: 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco Tickets: $20 General, $15 Seniors/Students
Pi ano S eri es
Monica Chew is a pianist living in Oakland, California. Born in Florida, she spent her first 20 years in North Carolina. She appeared on Good Morning America at age 8 and made her solo debut with the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra at age 13. She entered the University of North Carolina at Greensboro on a full scholarship at age 17 and graduated three years later with a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Mathematics. She received her Master of Music from San Francisco Conservatory of Music under scholarship. She has played at Eastern Music Festival and Colorado College Summer Music Festival and worked with many luminaries. She loves playing chamber music and co-founded Minsky Duo and Duo Moderna in 2016. Her favorite thing to do is to perform concerts with a strong narrative arc. Monica also worked for 9 years as an principal engineer at Mozilla and Google after getting her doctorate in computer science under full scholarship from University of California at Berkeley. Her specialties are computer security and privacy.
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN DIABELLI VARIATIONS, OP. 120 BAGATELLES, OP. 126 PIANO SONATA NO. 32 IN C MINOR, OP. 111
Joana Gonzalez, piano
Recit al: In st rument al
Date & Time: Saturday March 17, 7:30 pm Venue: 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco Tickets: $20 General, $15 Seniors/Students
Pi ano S eri es
Joana Gonzalez is a South Florida native of Hispanic descent. Joana’s strong desire to connect with others through music has motivated her to strive for musical excellence since she began her studies at the age of nine. Throughout her high school career, Joana studied under Ciro Fodere at the New World School of the Arts. In 2014, she was accepted into the University of Miami Frost School of Music under a full scholarship to study with renowned pianist Santiago Rodriguez. Joana was awarded first place at the New World Symphony’s Side by Side competition, which allowed her the opportunity to perform the Saint-Saëns’s Piano Concerto in g minor No. 2 with the New World Symphony and to play for its distinguished founder, Michael Tilson Thomas. Besides the New World Symphony, Joana has performed solos with various orchestras in Florida including the Alhambra Orchestra and the Imperial Symphony Orchestra. In 2013, Joana was awarded second place in the American Protege International Competition, which gave her the opportunity to perform at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall. Most recently, Ms. Gonzalez has enjoyed giving lecture recitals both locally and abroad.
J. S. BACH Partita No. 3 in A minor, BWV 827
FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN Polonaise-Fantaisie, A-flat major, Op. 61
MAURICE RAVEL Valses Nobles et Sentimentales
ALBERTO GINASTERA Piano Sonata No. 1, Op. 28
Anne Rainwater, piano Date & Time: Saturday May 5, 7:30 pm Venue: 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco Tickets: $20 General, $15 Seniors/Students
Recit al: In st rument al Pi ano S eri es
Oakland-based pianist Anne Rainwater is a dexterous musician known for her vibrant interpretations of works from J.S. Bach to John Zorn. Recognized for her “boldly assertive rhetoric” (San Francisco Examiner) and “bright golden honeycomb for a brain” (Roy Doughty, poet), she appears as a soloist, accompanist, chamber musician, and educator. She holds a Bachelor’s in Music from the Oberlin Conservatory and a Master of Music in Contemporary Performance from the Manhattan School of Music. Anne has performed in venues and festivals throughout the world, including the Donau Festival in Krems, Austria, the Kennedy Center, Princeton University, and Kampnagel in Hamburg, Germany, among others. Recent solo shows include performances at the Center for New Music, Switchboard Music Festival, Maybeck Studio and the Old First Series in San Francisco. Anne also teaches privately in her home studio to students of all ages. Program Local pianist Anne Rainwater performs keyboard solos by J.S. Bach, Pierre Boulez, David Lang, Bryce Cannell, and Chris Gendall. Composer Bryce Cannell will be in attendance to discuss his piece, which was written specifically for Anne earlier this year.
Eric Tran, piano Date & Time: Saturday June 16, 4 pm Venue: 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco Tickets: $20 General, $15 Seniors/Students
Recit al: In st rument al Pi ano S eri es
San Francisco based pianist-composer Eric Tran is known for his friendly stage manner, thoughtful programming, and bold risk-taking. He has appeared in music festivals such as PianoTexas, Aspen, as well as festivals in Europe. His principal studies were with pianists Sharon Mann, Thomas Schultz, and composer Jaroslaw Kapuscinski. Eric is a graduate of Stanford University and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. During his studies, he was the winner of the concerto competitions of both institutions, and he was awarded the prestigious Robert M. Golden Medal for outstanding contributions to the arts. As a composer, he won the Pacific Musical Society Composition Prize, and his sets of children’s music have been programmed for over six years on the syllabus of the US Open Music Competition. His music has been performed by the St. Lawrence String Quartet, the Friction Quartet, his generous friends, and his charming piano students.
FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN Chopin – Etudes Op. 10 Chopin – Etudes Op. 25
Othello Jefferson piano
Recit al: In st rument al O rgan
Date & Time: Saturday October 27, 4 pm Venue: 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco Tickets: $20 General, $15 Seniors/Students
Othello Jefferson is a native of San Francisco. He received his Bachelor of Music Degree in Voice from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and a Single Subject Music Credential from San Francisco State University. As Choir Director at his alma mater, Lowell High School, he worked with Michael Morgan (Oakland Symphony), The King’s Singers, and Chanticleer and won performance awards in the International Children’s Culture and Art Festival in Shenzhen, China. Othello is the recipient of a Gospel Music Award from San Francisco’s Academy of Gospel and a Negro Spirituals Heritage Keepers Award from the Friends Of Negro Spirituals in Oakland. He also recently completed the first level of the American Guild Of Organist’s examinations for professional certification (Service Playing Certificate). His organ teacher is Jerome Lenk, Director of Music and Organist for Mission Dolores Basilica in San Francisco. Othello is the Choir Director at Sequoia High School and Organist/ Accompanist for Ragazzi Boys Chorus (both in Redwood City). He is also Minister Of Music at First African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church (San Francisco).
Program Works by JS Bach, Mathias, Mendelssohn, Parry, Wood, and Young
Nicole Takesono, mezzo-soprano Kevin Korth, piano
Recit al: Vo cal S eri es
Date & Time: Saturday February 10, 4 pm Venue: 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco Tickets: $20 General, $15 Seniors/Students Originally from Hawaii, mezzo-soprano Nicole Takesono has been praised for her sweet, warm voice and dedication to character. Ms. Takesono has performed principal roles with San Francisco Opera, Opera San Jose, West Edge Opera, Festival Opera, West Bay Opera, among others. Roles performed include Rosina in The Barber of Seville, Suzuki in Madama Butterfly, Angelina in La Cenerentola, Dido in Dido and Æneas, The Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors, Second Lady in The Magic Flute, Second Shining One and Madam Wanton in A Pilgrim’s Progress, Mercedes in Carmen, Flora and Annina in La Traviata, Siébel in Faust, and Hansel in Hansel and Gretel. Ms. Takesono sings with the San Francisco Opera Chorus, San Francisco Symphony Chorus, Cappella SF and studies with Deborah Benedict.
As an in-demand recitalist and coach, pianist Kevin Korth has collaborated with such legendary and esteemed artists as Robert Mann, Axel Strauss, Joel Krosnick, Frederica von Stade, Suzanne Mentzer, Nadine Sierra, Lise Lindstrom, Kristen Clayton, and Brian Asawa. Last fall brought the release of his debut album, Out of the Shadows, a recording of American art song with soprano Lisa Delan and cellist Matt Haimovitz on the Pentatone Classics label. Very warmly received, Gramophone praised Mr. Korth’s work as “superb,” and “full of color and character.” Reflecting his demand as an interpreter of contemporary work, the album features premieres by Jack Perla, Gordon Getty, and David Garner, in addition to previously unrecorded works by Norman Dello Joio, Paul Nardoff, and John Kander. Since graduating from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music’s renowned Chamber Music program, he has held a position at the Conservatory as both collaborative pianist and vocal coach.
REYNALDO HAHN (1874 – 1947) Quand je fus pris au pavillon Paysage Mai L’heure exquise
HUGO WOLF (1860 – 1903) Number 46 from Italienisches Liederbuch Verborgenheit Das Verlassene Mägdelein Er ist’s
MANUEL DE FALLA (1876 – 1946) From Siete Canciones Popolares Seguidilla murciana Asturiana Polo
KURT WEILL (1900 – 1950) My Ship Don’t Look Now Is It Him or Is It Me? Economic 11
Vanessa Langer, soprano Vera Breheda, piano
Recit al: Vo cal S eri es
Date & Time: Saturday April 7, 4 pm Venue: 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco Tickets: $20 General, $15 Seniors/Students Full program details to be announced shortly Praised for her “flexible and multi-hued voice” (San Francisco Classical Voice) and “enormous stage presence” (New Classical LA), Soprano Vanessa Langer, an active voice in the baroque and contemporary classical music scene, enjoys a close working relationship with emerging composers from around the world. Her work has been recognize through various awards and fellowships including a Winter Music Creative Residency at the Banff Center for the Arts in Canada, the New Horizon Fellowship from the Aspen Music Festival & School, the Eisner Prize for Creative Achievement in the Arts and the Albert King Scholarship from the University of California at Berkeley. She has given more than 30 world premieres and appeared under the auspices of the Stanford New Ensemble, The Legion of Honor Listening Series, The San Francisco Presidio Sessions, Composer’s Inc. Bamm! Festival and San Francisco Music Day. Vera Breheda, born in Hamburg, Germany of Ukrainian parents, immigrated to the U.S. at age three, where the family settled in Buffalo, New York. At age 11, Vera’s family moved to San Francisco where during the 7 years, she was a scholarship student of Alma Harrington, Adoph Baller, and Marcus Gordon at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Within several years, she was soloist with the San Francisco Symphony in a special youth concert. She continued her studies with Martin Canin at SUNY Stony Brook, and Leonard Shure in Boston, and in 1983 gave her New York recital debut at Carnegie Weill Recital Hall. Vera’s concertizing has taken her to the major cities on the East and West coasts as well as to Europe, China, Japan and Russia. Breheda has also been a participant in the music festivals at Tanglewood, Aspen, Banff, Florida West Coast, and the Moscow Conservatory of Music. At Banff she was guest artist with the Fine Arts Quartet in a performance of the Schumann Piano Quartet. Locally, her Bay Area solo, duo piano (Kuderna Breheda Duo) and chamber recitals have been in Hertz Hall, Julia Morgan Theater, Old First Church, and Herbst Theater. Her CD, “Brahms Piano Works” won the 2006 “Just Plain Folks Music Awards” in the “best Classical Solo Album” category. Recently a chamber music CD of a live performance of the Brahms Piano Quartet in G minor and the Beethoven Piano Trio op.72#2 was released. The CDs are distributed by www.ConBrioRecordings.com. In 2013 Breheda toured China as a member of the San Francisco Munich Trio. A New York Times review of her Carnegie Recital Hall recital called her “a pianist who seems totally engaged in the music she plays”. GUSTAV FAURÉ
Après un Rêve
Preludes De Fleurs Il pleure dans mon Coeur Spleen Nuit d’etoiles Apparition Preludes How Fair the Spot, Op. 21 No. 7 Lilacs, Op. 21 No. 5 Daisies, Op. 38 No. 3 Spring Waters, Op. 14 No. 11 Brettl Lieder Galathea Gigerlette Mahnung Arie aus dem Spiegel von Arcadien
SERGEI RACHMANINOFF SERGEI RACHMANINOFF
Bridge Piano Quartet Piano Quartets by Beethoven, Clarice Assad, Joaquin Turina Cynthia Baehr-Williams – violin, Eleanor Angel – viola Kristin Garbeff – cello Kumiko Uyeda – piano
Ch amber Musi c / En semble
Date & Time: Saturday January 6, 4 pm Venue: 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco Tickets: $20 General, $15 Seniors/Students The Bridge Piano Quartet originally began as the ZaSu Piano Trio, which was inspired over tea and scones, and the trio first performed at the Santa Cruz library concert “Munching with Mozart” in the summer of 2014. We formed into a piano quartet in 2016 with the addition of violist Eleanor Angel and renamed our group the Bridge Piano Quartet. Our newest member Kristin Garbeff joined our group in January of this year. The Bridge Piano Quartet still enjoys tea together (with addition of morning rolls) and strive to bring chamber music to people of all ages and backgrounds through concerts throughout the year. Our 2018 season begins with a concert at the Sunset Concert Series in San Francisco on January 6 followed by a concert and live recording at the Maybeck Recital Hall in Berkeley on January 14. Our repertoire ranges from Mozart to contemporary composer Clarice Assad, including the piano quartet by the English composer Frank Bridge (early 20th century), who was one inspiration for our name. Other inspirations come from the many bridges in our area, as well as the bridges on our instruments! And of course, we all feel that music bridges all … For more information please visit our website at BridgePianoQuartet.com. Cynthia Baehr, violin Cynthia is Concertmaster of the Opera San Jose and San Jose Chamber Orchestras as well as the Cadenza ensemble in Santa Cruz. She has also appeared frequently as a soloist with the San Jose Chamber Orchestra and New Music Works Ensemble of Santa Cruz. A passionate advocate of string education, Cynthia is the founder an Music Director of Santa Cruz Chamber Strings, an ensemble of young string players. Having served on the faculties of Santa Clara University and the Silicon Valley Youth Conservatory at San Jose State University, she presently maintains a thriving studio of private students in Santa Cruz where she now resides. Before moving to the Bay Area, Cynthia lived in Europe where she performed as a member of the Lucerne Chamber Soloists in Switzerland and the Wurttembergisches Chamber Orchestra in Germany. Eleanor Angel, viola As a California native, Eleanor Angel, Violinist/Violist, grew up playing in the Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra, studying at the San Francisco Conservatory and attending Tanglewood (BSO) during summers. Eleanor received her BM from Indiana University, followed by an apprenticeship with the late-great William Primrose, and a MM from the Eastman School of Music. As an avid chamber musician, Eleanor has performed in Switzerland, Perugia and Siena Italy, and at the Yale Summer School, as well as for the Adventures in Music Quartet for the San Francisco’s in-school program. Since 1984 Eleanor has held a full studio of violin and viola students, while playing for the San Jose Symphony/Symphony Silicon Valley, San Francisco’s Opera and Symphony, San Jose’s Opera and Chamber Orchestras, as well as the New Century Chamber Orchestra and the Cabrillo Contemporary Music Festival. Kristin Garbeff, cello Kristin is an active freelance musician and has performed with many groups in the San Francisco and Monterey Bay areas including the Monterey Symphony, Santa Cruz Symphony, West Bay Opera, New Music Works, Cadenza, and Hidden Valley String Orchestra. Kristin is also active in the popular music scene. She has collaborated with various groups in the San Francisco Bay Area including indie band Blue Rabbit, Kenny Shick, Jenn Grinels, and the Thriving Artists organization. Kristin received her Master of Music degree in 2007 at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, MA where she studied with Dr. Terry King. She studied chamber music with Kathleen Lenski, Victor Rosenbaum, and Roger Tapping, and jazz improvisation with pianist Peter Cassino. In addition to performing, Kristin maintains a teaching studio at her home in Scotts Valley, Ca. Kumiko Uyeda, piano Kumiko enjoys performing in various genres, including western art music, jazz-fusion, and collaborating with poets and traditional instruments. She worked as a free-lance pianist before resuming her academic studies at UC Santa Cruz and received a Ph.D. in Cultural Musicology in 2015, with research focus on the indigenous Ainu music of Japan. Kumiko will join the adjunct faculty at University of San Francisco in the fall of 2017 in the Performing Arts and Social Justice Department. She received her M.M. degree in piano performance from the Manhattan School of Music in New York City where she actively pursued contemporary music, working with Joel Thome and the Orchestra of Our Time. While in New York, she studied with Zenon Fishbein and with Edna Golandsky with the Dorothy Taubman technique. She has published two solo piano CD albums to date: Music of Erik Satie and Art of Love. Kumiko maintains a private teaching studio at the Santa Cruz Music Academy. 13
MUSA—Smorgasbord Baroque 16th and 17th music from unexpected places such as China and the Americas Cynthia Black, violin/viola Addi Liu, violin/viola Frédéric Rossele, cello Derek Tam, harpsichord
Ch amber Musi c / En semble
Date & Time: Sat. January 28, 7:30 pm Venue: 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco Tickets: $20 General, $15 Seniors/Students MUSA is a chamber ensemble dedicated to historically informed performances of Baroque and Classical repertoire, as well as new music for period instruments. From trio sonatas to orchestral works, MUSA has presented programs on numerous concert series across the Bay Area. MUSA is a fiscal affiliate of the San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music. Cynthia Black enjoys a varied musical life across the United States performing music from several centuries as a violist and violinist. This season includes appearances with Apollo’s Fire, Les Délices, Indy Baroque, Washington Bach Consort, National Cathedral Baroque Orchestra, American Bach Soloists, Three Notch’d Road, Atlanta Baroque, and One Found Sound. She recently completed a D.M.A. at Case Western Reserve University as a student of Julie Andrijeski and holds modern viola degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music in the studios of Lynne Ramsey and Robert Vernon. Her doctoral theses focused on the exploration of unknown scordatura practices of late 17th-century Italy and the practices of ornamentation and improvisation in Classical string chamber music. In her spare time, Cynthia enjoys baking and canoeing and currently lives in a tiny house in Berkeley, California. Addi Liu is a baroque violinist and violist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Noted for his “vivid” playing (San Francisco Classical Music Examiner), he is a founding member of the baroque ensemble MUSA. He has performed with Ars Minerva, Albany Consort, Black Box Baroque, San Francisco Bach Choir, and many other early music ensembles and projects in the Bay Area. He is an alumnus of the Aspen Music Festival, Montecito International Music Festival (under the Westmont Viola Fellowship), American Bach Soloists Festival, Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute, and La Petite Bande Summer Academy under Sigiswald Kuijken where he was a viola soloist in Mozart Sinfonia Concertante, K. 364. A native of Hong Kong and San Francisco, Mr. Liu studied baroque violin with Elizabeth Blumenstock and viola with Jodi Levitz at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music where he graduated with a B.M. and M.M. in viola performance with a departmental award in excellence. As an SAA-certified teacher in the Suzuki Method, he is on faculty at the Green Octave School of Music and has served as a chamber music teaching fellow and coach at the Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra. In his spare time he is an avid Geocacher and a researcher on Western musical treatises in Qing China transmitted by European missionaries. Since his move to the Bay Area, Swiss-American cellist Frédéric Rosselet has been seen performing with local ensembles such as American Bach Soloists, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Ensemble San Francisco and Live Oak Baroque Orchestra. Equally dedicated to chamber and orchestral music, he has been a recurring participant of the Verbier Festival Orchestra and the Yellow Barn Music Festival, as well as a faculty member at the Yellow Barn Young Artists Program. Having a keen interest in early and new music, he enjoys exploring new repertoire for the cello and discovering old works on baroque cello and viola da gamba. After studying at both the Basel Music Academy and the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, Frédéric obtained his DMA from the University of Southern California. He has mainly benefited from the teachings of cellists Ralph Kirshbaum, Rafael Rosenfeld and David Geringas. In demand as a conductor and historical keyboardist, Derek Tam performs regularly in the Bay Area and elsewhere. Praised for his “deft” conducting (San Francisco Chronicle), Tam appears frequently with choral and orchestral ensembles. Recent engagements include collaborations with Ars Minerva, Bay Pointe Ballet and Oakland Ballet. A specialist on historical keyboards, Tam has been lauded as “a master of [the harpsichord]” (San Francisco Classical Voice). Recent concerto appearances include performances with Elevate Ensemble and the Modesto Symphony. In addition to performing as a soloist, Tam is a founding member and the harpsichordist of MUSA, a San Francisco-based Baroque ensemble. He has also served as principal keyboardist for the symphonies of Merced, Modesto, Napa Valley, Santa Rosa, and Santa Cruz. Tam currently serves as the Director of Music at First Congregational Church of Berkeley, one of the major performances venues for classical music in the East Bay. He also is the Artistic Director of the Star Valley Children’s Choir (SVCC) and is the Music Director of the Berkeley Community Chorus Chamber Singers. He has served on the faculty of the NAPA Music Festival and the San Francisco Early Music Society Recorder Workshop, and has been on staff at the American Bach Soloists Festival & Academy. He currently chairs the Youth Advisory Board of Early Music America. Tam is a registered tax professional with the State of California. He is a graduate of Yale University. 14
Patrick Galvin, violin Jungeun Kim, piano
Ch amber Musi c / En semble
Date & Time: Saturday March , 7:30 pm Venue: 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco Tickets: $20 General, $15 Seniors/Students A San Francisco native, Patrick Galvin, began his violin studies with Roy Oakley at age 6 and made his solo debut with the Oakland East Bay Symphony at age 11 playing the Bruch Violin concerto. His teachers have included Barbara Gorzynska at the Prayner Konservatorium in Vienna, Austria; Camilla Wicks and Wei He at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music; and Herbert Greenberg at the Peabody Conservatory. Patrick Galvin is a man of many musical trades. As a violinist, he performs classical recitals both solo and in chamber settings. He is also a member of the folk band Hoxton Mob which performs regularly throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Recently, he has begun scoring radio stories for live performance. When he is not performing, Patrick teaches violin at a private school and out of his home in San Francisco. He also writes reviews for the online journal The Classical Voice. Born in Changwon, Korea, Jungeun Kim studied at the Busan High School of Arts and Konkuk University under Hyeyoung Moon, Jaemi Kim, and Jihyun Lee. She made her debut with the Changwon Philharmonic Orchestra in 2003. Ms. Kim participated in master classes with Eugene and Elisabeth Pridonoff from the University of Cincinnati, Edward Auer from Indiana University, Lei Weng from the University of Northern Colorado, and Jonghwa Park from Seoul National University. She received first prize in the Eumaksekye Piano Competition and the Gyeongnam Education Music Competition, second prize in the Ceramic Palace Hall Concours and the Music Education News Concours, and third prize in the Beethoven Concours. She also performed with the Konkuk Symphony Orchestra and accompanied the choir at Konkuk University. Also, she participated in the 2015 Distinguished Performers Debut Concert sponsored by The Music Journal. She also attended the Eumyeon Summer Music Festival. She is currently pursuing her M.M. at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music with Yoshikazu Nagai. She also accompanies pre-college students and the choir at the music school.
Trio 180 Date & Time: Sunday April 15, 7 pm Venue: 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco Tickets: $20 General, $15 Seniors/Students
Ch amber Musi c / En semble
Full program details to be announced shortly Trio 180, the faculty piano trio-in-residence at the University of the Pacific’s Conservatory of Music, is dedicated to its roles as performer, proponent of new music, and educator. In addition to giving concerts and master classes throughout the United States, the trio has been featured on concert series in Mexico and Canada. This talented ensemble includes celebrated concert violinist Ann Miller, renowned cellist Vicky Wang, and award-winning pianist Sonia Leong. Trio 180 performs a wide range of music from the Classical era to the present and is an active advocate of new music. The trio was awarded a Barlow Grant in 2006 to commission eminent composer Chen Yi’s first piano trio, Tibetan Tunes (Theodore Presser). Continuing its tradition of commissioning new works, the trio premiered composer Robert Greenberg’s 180 Shift in 2013 and Reinaldo Moya’s Gothic Sea in 2011 in honor of Trio 180’s tenth anniversary. The trio has premiered works by Allan Crossman (Icarus), Jorge Liderman (Suite del Sur; Sidewalk recorded on Albany Records), Derek Jacoby (Trio No. 2), Francois Rose (Gently, Wild Rose Petals) and Cindy Cox (Wave, recorded in summer, 2010 and winter of 2014). The trio mentors young musicians and chamber music groups at the University of the Pacific’s Conservatory of Music, where all three members are on faculty. In addition, Trio 180 frequently performs at elementary and high schools throughout California, presenting varied and interactive programs designed to challenge and engage young students. The trio’s current season features appearances in North Carolina and California, including performances and master classes at the Music Teachers’ Association of California’s annual conference. In past seasons, the trio has presented numerous performances for Composers Inc., in San Francisco and Berkeley, a concert tour to Vancouver, Canada, and performances across California, including concerts at the Crocker Museum in Sacramento and the Sundays Live series at the Los Angeles County Museum. The trio has performed numerous times on the Old First Concert series in San Francisco, including a year-long residency featuring the works of Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy and Robert Schumann. The trio is thrilled to have completed its first CD of works by Dvorak, Suk, and Schumann. Ann Miller, violin Celebrated violinist Ann Miller has appeared in concert halls throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. At home performing music spanning the Baroque era to the present day, Ms. Miller enjoys a varied career as a chamber musician, soloist, and educator. A proponent of new music, Ms. Miller made her New York debut as a soloist with the New Juilliard Ensemble in Alice Tully Hall in the North American premiere of David Matthews’ Concerto No. 2. She has performed with the ensemble Continuum in venues in Mongolia and Ukraine as well as New York City. In addition, Ms. Miller participated in an exchange program between the Juilliard School and the Lucerne Festival Academy that culminated in performances in Switzerland and New York under the direction of Pierre Boulez. Recent solo appearances include performances of Tartini’s Devil’s Trill with the Zion Chamber Orchestra, the Brahms Violin Concerto with the University of the Pacific’s Symphony Orchestra, Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons with the St. John’s Chamber Orchestra, and Brahms’s Double Concerto with cellist Ira Lehn and the Mariposa Symphony in Yosemite National Park. As a recitalist, Ms. Miller frequently collaborates with pianist Sonia Leong and has appeared on Old First Concerts in San Francisco and the University of the Pacific’s Resident Artist Series. Their debut album of music by Beaser, Ysaÿe, and Bartók will be released in the fall of 2015. Vicky Wang, cello Winner of the Young Artist International Competition, cellist Vicky Wang made her New York debut in Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall in 2001. As an avid chamber musician, Ms. Wang was a member of the award-winning ensemble Aristos String Quartet. This ensemble has been invited to participate in the focus! New Music Festival in New York, Hampden-Sydney Chamber Music Festival in Virginia as well as frequent collaborations with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in its lecture-concert series. Ms. Wang’s concert highlights also include collaborations with legendary performers Ray Charles at the Belleayer Music Festival and Liza Minelli at Avery Fisher Hall. Prior to relocating to California, Ms. Wang served on the faculty of Mannes College of Music and the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College. She currently maintains an active private studio in Palo Alto. Her students have been featured as concerto soloists with the El Camino Youth Symphony, California Youth Symphony, and Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra. Sonia Leong, piano Pianist Sonia Leong has performed in Canada, the United States, England, Romania, Switzerland, and Hong Kong. She has appeared with the Filarmonica de Stat Dinu Lipatti in Satu Mare, Romania, the Banff Festival Chamber Orchestra, the Stockton Symphony, the St. John Chamber Orchestra, and has performed live on Radio Suisse Romande in Geneva. She was a prizewinner at the Concours Piano 80, in Switzerland, and a finalist at the Concorso Pianistico Nazionale “Città de Cesenatico” in Italy. From 2001–03, she played with Music Now, a new music ensemble based in Sacramento. She appears regularly on the Sierra Chamber Society concert series, both with her trio and in other chamber music combinations.Ms. Leong studied at the University of British Columbia, the Peabody Conservatory, and the Université de Montréal, as well as at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (London) on a Commonwealth Scholarship. Her principal teachers include Robert Silverman, Julian Martin, and Marc Durand. She has participated in festivals at the Banff Centre; Orford, Quebec; Scotia Festival; Ladevie, France; and Ernen, Switzerland (with György Sebök). 16
Jeremy Preston, violin Deanna Badizadegan, viola Angela Lee , cello Britton Day, piano
Ch amber Musi c / En semble
Date & Time: Saturday August 18, 7:30 pm Venue: 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco Tickets: $20 General, $15 Seniors/Students MOZART PIANO QUARTET NO. 2 IN E FLAT MAJOR, K. 493 BRAHMS PIANO QUARTET NO. 1 IN IN G MINOR, OP. 25 Jeremy Preston joined the San Francisco Opera Orchestra as Principal Second Violin in 2014. He is also the Associate Concertmaster of the Oakland East Bay Symphony. Before moving to San Francisco in 2012, he was a tenured violinist with the North Carolina Symphony for seven seasons. While in Raleigh, he was a member of the North Carolina Symphony String Quartet, Mallarme Chamber Players, and the Eastern Festival Chamber Players. Jeremy is a faculty member of the SF Community Music Center and the Eastern Music Festival. Trained at New England Conservatory, Rice University and the Cleveland Institute of Music, Jeremy’s teachers included Marylou Speaker Churchill, Lynn Chang, Kathleen Winkler, Sally Thomas and William Preucil. His chamber music coaches included Norman Fisher, Pamela and Claude Frank and members of the Cleveland Quartet and Juilliard Quartets.
Deanna Badizadegan currently studies with Kim Kashkashian at the New England Conservatory, where she is pursuing a Graduate Diploma in Viola Performance. She enjoys a diverse career as a soloist and chamber musician, including recent performances with the East Coast Chamber Orchestra (ECCO), Sejong Soloists, and at TEDxStanford and TEDxFargo, where she also joined Stanford Professor Tom Byers in his talk on Entrepreneurship Education. In addition to performing, Deanna enjoys working with the Stanford Technology Ventures Program and the 21st Century Musician Initiative to bring more entrepreneurial ideas into the arts. Deanna received her B.S. in Organizational Design & Engineering and her M.S. in Management Science & Engineering from Stanford University, where she was also a Mayfield Fellow. She also holds a Professional Studies Diploma from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
Since giving her Carnegie Hall debut in 1994, Angela Lee’s “amazing finesse, control and coloration” (San Francisco Chronicle) and “astonishingly rich tone” (San Francisco Examiner) has been celebrated with recitals around the world, including venues such as Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Together with her sisters, Angela is a member of The Lee Trio, an award-winning piano trio that has established itself as one of the premier chamber ensembles on the international stage. She completed her studies at The Juilliard School and Yale School of Music as a scholarship student of Aldo Parisot, and is the recipient of the Ruth T. Brooks Achievement Award for Continued Excellence in the Arts, a grant from the Foundation for American Musicians in Europe, a Fulbright scholarship to study in London with William Pleeth, the Jury Prize in the Naumburg International Cello Competition, and a cello performance fellowship from The American-Scandinavian Foundation.
Britton Day is a member of the accompanying staff at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and the San Francisco Conservatory Preparatory Division. He performs regularly in venues around the greater Bay Area, including recent appearances in the San Francisco Symphony Chamber Series, InConcert Sierra, the Berkeley Hillside Club and at the Center for New Music. Britton received his Bachelor of Music degree from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and his Master of Music and a Professional Studies Diploma in Piano Performance from the San Francisco Conservatory. When he is not giving recitals, Britton can be found playing for ballet classes most weekday mornings at Miss Tilly’s Ballet School, located in San Francisco’s Outer Richmond District.
Ben Snellings, cello Jason Totzke, violin
Ch amber Musi c / En semble
Date & Time: Saturday September 15, 7:30 pm Venue: 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco Tickets: $20 General, $15 Seniors/Students Full program details to be announced shortly Ben Snellings, cellist and conductor, has been performing and teaching in the San Francisco Bay Area for more than 25 years. Ben’s credits as a cellist include performing tenured positions in numerous regional orchestras of the San Francisco Bay Area, performances at the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival, performances with Different Strokes (a jazz strings duo) and the San Francisco Composers Chamber Orchestra. He was also the Music Director of “Funky Fitness”, a TV show produced in San Francisco. Ben’s teaching experience includes positions as Instrumental Music Director, Artist in Residence, Strings Teaching Specialist, Chamber Music Coach, Cello Sectional Coach and Cello Instructor for numerous school districts, private schools, youth orchestras and community music schools. Ben is a graduate of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, the University of Arizona and San Francisco State University, where he earned a California State Teaching Credential in Music. Violinist Jason Totzke has performed in the United States, Canada and Europe. He has been heard on WXXI Radio Rochester (NY) and as soloist with the Boston Chamber Ensemble, the Kensington Symphony Orchestra (CA), and the Pro Arte Chamber Ensemble of South Florida. His performances have received acclaim from the press which describe him as having consistent “character, poise, and tender phrasing” (Sun Sentinel, Ft. Lauderdale). A California native, Dr. Totzke currently resides in San Francisco and has performed with numerous orchestral and chamber music ensembles throughout the San Francisco Bay area. He is the concertmaster of the Kensington Symphony Orchestra, has been a guest Concertmaster of the Thalia Symphony in Seattle and has recorded for numerous motion picture, television and video game sound-tracks. An active teacher, he is currently a faculty member of Golden Gate Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and maintains a large studio of private violin and viola students. Mr. Totzke is a former member of the Syracuse Symphony (NY), the Erie Philharmonic (PA), and performed with the Rochester Philharmonic (NY) for nearly a decade. While completing the prestigious Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the Eastman School of Music, he taught at the University of Rochester and at Rochester’s Hochstein Music School where he was a founding member of the Hochstein String Quartet, and appeared in chamber music recitals with faculty members of the Eastman School and with principal players of the Rochester Philharmonic. Dr. Totzke plays on a Dutch violin made c. 1760 by Johannes Cuypers.
Kris Palmer, flute Varvara Milinder, piano
Ch amber Musi c / En semble
Date & Time: Saturday October 13, 7:30 pm Venue: 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco Tickets: $20 General, $15 Seniors/Students A first-prize winner in the Carmel Chamber Music Society Competition, Dr. Kris Palmer is the director and founder of Black Cedar, a rare ensemble devoted to music for flute, cello, and guitar. Under her leadership, the trio has garnered multiple grants from the San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music and the Zellerbach Family Foundation, commissioned four new works for this unique instrumental combination, released an album of new and re-discovered trios, and earned an invitation to the National Flute Association Convention. “You can easily see why this unique group has become a chamber music draw in the musically rich Bay Area,” writes James Manheim of AllMusic.com. As a solo artist, Dr. Palmer made her New York recital debut at Carnegie Hall in 2001 to rave reviews as a winner in the Artists International Competition. The New York Concert Review called Palmer’s performance “incisive and expressive…particularly enchanting…with sensuous tone and pace.” Dr. Palmer is a second-prize winner in the National Flute Association’s Young Artist Competition, a first-prize winner in the Ruth Burr Awards in Houston, a fourth-prize winner in the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Young Artist Competition in Texas, and a finalist in both the Hemphill-Wells Sorantin Young Artist Awards in Texas and the William C. Byrd Competition in Michigan. Her solo album, Versailles, is a compilation of her own arrangements of French Baroque works. The New York Concert Review says, “She is clearly among the few current performers on any instrument to fully understand the nature of French Baroque music.” Dr. Palmer holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts with an emphasis in eighteenth-century performance practice from Rice University, where she worked as a teaching assistant for seven years. She is the author of the book, Ornamentation According to C.P.E. Bach and J.J. Quantz, and the American Music Teacher magazine writes, “Clearly, the author is knowledgeable about ornamentation.” She also holds a Master of Music from Rice University and a Bachelor of Music from the University of Southern California. Her primary teachers are Carol Wincenc, John Thorne, Aralee Dorough, the late Roger S. Stevens, Walfrid Kujala, Anne Diener Zentner, Leone Buyse, and Gaetano Schiavone with the Conservatory of Santa Cecilia in Rome. Dr. Palmer is a former member of the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra – where she served as assistant principal flute, the Chamber Orchestra of Albuquerque – where she held the position of principal flute, and the Debut Orchestra of Los Angeles – where she held the position of second flute. She currently performs as principal flutist with Island City Opera, and she has performed with Houston Symphony, Santa Cruz Symphony, Santa Cruz Ballet, Modesto Symphony, Monterey Symphony, Shreveport Symphony, Ohio Light Opera Company, and Lamplighters Operetta Company. Dr. Palmer is a frequent guest lecturer on eighteenth-century performance practice techniques, with engagements at the San Diego Flute Festival, MTAC State Convention, San Francisco International Flute Festival, Skyline College Flute Day, and Areon Summer Flute Institute. Upcoming masterclasses include Wichita State University and Chabot College. She has also served as an adjudicator for the U.S. Open Music Competition, MTAC Certificate of Merit Program, Berkeley’s Etude Club Scholarships, and the Junior Bach Festival.
ELDIN BURTON (1913-1979) Sonatina
GEORG FRIEDRICH HÄNDEL (1685-1759) Flute Sonata in G Major, HWV 363
ALBERT FRANZ DOPPLER (1821-1883) Fantaisie Pastorale Hongroise, Opus 26s
Larry Vuckovich, piano Jazz Date & Time: Saturday May 12, 7:30 pm Venue: 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco Tickets: $20 General, $15 Seniors/Students Full program details to be announced shortly
Larry Vuckovich has won acclaim from critics and jazz audiences for his deeply imaginative style and repertoire heard at prestigious North American and European jazz clubs, concert halls and festivals. He is equally at home in world music/ classically influenced modal jazz as he is with hard-swinging bebop, post-bop, contemporary jazz, and down-home blues. The New York Times notes that his unique outlook and collection of influences “set him apart from most pianists who are heard regularly in New York”. The Village Voice comments on his “book of piano gems that will keep you guessing.” The Toronto Globe and Mail calls him “a musician who sits apart from the rest by virtue…of his taste for both the exotic and the exquisite.” Cited by piano legend Barry Harris as “one of the premier West Coast pianists, Mr. Vuckovich brought his Jazz-Latin Trio/ Quartet, featured on his two current piano trio/quartet CDs, to Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club in New York on a recent East Coast tour. On the same tour, he performed with Marian McPartland on her Piano Jazz show, broadcast to national and global NPR affiliates. Mr. Vuckovich has appeared as soloist at the Fazioli piano series in San Francisco, New York and Chicago, and also leads an 18-piece band that sold out the 600-seat 2007 Jazz at Filoli show in Woodside, CA. His two latest recordings, High Wall: Real Life Film Noir and Street Scene, on his Tetrachord Music label, placed in the Top 10 of the JazzWeek national radio reporting charts, and are heard regularly on XM Satellite Radio. Born in Kotor, a small Montenegrin coastal town in the former Yugoslavia, the pianist was classically trained as a child, but was also drawn to jazz music he heard on Armed Forces Radio and Voice of America during World War II and the Communist regime that followed. After the war, Tito’s communists took his home, including the family piano, and imprisoned his father and brother. Jazz came to symbolize freedom. Finally, in 1951, when he was 14, his family was granted political asylum in the United States, arriving in San Francisco at the height of a flourishing jazz scene. The young pianist began listening to local KJAZ radio, hanging out at record shops and later frequenting legendary clubs to hear visiting jazz giants, such as Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Dizzy Gillespie, Bill Evans, and others. He also heard and sat in with locally based masters, such as John Handy and Brew Moore with whom he later began his professional career. Among the famous clubs he visited was the Black Hawk, where he met Cal Tjader pianist, Vince Guaraldi, who agreed to engage him as his only piano student. Mr. Guaraldi later featured Mr. Vuckovich in a two-piano quintet and sent him to substitute as accompanist for vocalists Irene Kral, David Allyn, and Mel Tormé, for whom Mr. Vuckovich became first-call pianist in San Francisco. Larry was acknowledged as a “Jazz Legend” for the Fillmore Jazz Heritage Center in San Francisco. Larry was honored along with Eddy and Vernon Alley, Willie Bobo, Vince Guaraldi, Paul Desmond, Bop City’s Jimbo Edwards, John Handy, Noel Jewkes, Frank Jackson, Jon Hendricks, Bobby Hutcherson, Pat Nacey, Cal Tjader, Allen Smith, and others who contributed to the greatness of the San Francisco jazz scene. Larry Vuckovich Day, December 8th was proclaimed in San Francisco on his birthday. 20
Pablo Estigarribia, violin
Date & Time: Saturday May 149 7:30 p.m. Venue: 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco Tickets: $20 General, $15 Seniors/Students
Pablo Estigarribia was born in 1985 in El Chaco, Resistencia, Argentina and started studying piano at the National Conservatory of Music in Buenos Aires when he was only 8 years old.At age 17, he won a national competition for chamber music, “sub 18” and at age 22, he won the piano competition that was part of the Shell Biennial Youth Music Festival in Buenos Aires. In 2004, Estigarribia won a prestigious scholarship to the International Festival of Winter Camps of Jordão, Brazil, where he studied with international soloists and conductors Kurt Masur and Glenn Dicterow. The tango entered his life in 2005, when he won a grant from the Orchestra School of Tango (last group with Emilio Balcarce as director), with whom he toured Italy. In 2008, he toured Mexico with the Lisandro Adrover Quintet and in 2010 he visited a good portion of the theaters of Japan with the orchestra of Victor Lavallén, performing almost 50 concerts including at the famous Nakano Sun Plaza of Tokyo. Since then, with various companies, he has toured Europe and Russia, giving more than 90 concerts, in theaters such as the Cologne Philharmonic, the Grand Opera of Frankfurt, the Savoy Theater of Helsinki, and the Folies Bergeres of Paris among many others. In 2011, he became a regular member of the Tango Pasión company, with whom he toured for four and a half months. Also, same year, Estigarribia formed his own tango ensemble, Meridional Sextet and launched his first recording, Chapado a la antigua. In 2014, he performed with the Juan Dios Filiberto Tango Orchestra, premiering his own symphonic arrangements and his work Rapsodia sobre un tema de Piazzolla for piano and orchestra. In 2015, Estigarribia won the prestigious Gardel Prize for the best recording of tango by a new artist for his recent release, Tangos para piano (EPSA). He is currently a member of Trio Lavallen – Cabaros – Estigarribia and Victor Lavallén’s tango orchestra (Municipal Orquesta de Tango de Lomas de Zamora), a member of the prestigious Teatro Porteño, a member of his own ensemble, Meridional Sextet, and a member of the La Seleccion Nacional de Tango, an ensemble with which he performed in the United States, Brazil, Cuba, and Belgium. This season, Estigarribia will be performing solo and orchestral pieces including his own composition with the Pan American Symphony Orchestra. He is a frequent guest artist faculty at prestigious stowe tango music festival, Vermont where he gives master classes, workshops and lectures to students and professional tango musicians from around the world. He is considered among the best tango musicians of his generation. 21
Date & Time: Saturday June 23, 7:30 pm Venue: 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco Tickets: $20 General, $15 Seniors/Students
Andrew Bergeron and Carmen Maret are performers, composers, educators and entrepreneurs from Grand Rapids, Michigan known as the Folias Duo. The Folias Duo’s fifteen year performer/composer collaboration has taken this nomadic husband and wife duo to stages throughout the United States and around the globe including Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Austria, Italy, Portugal, Argentina, and Chile. They have a fearless approach to developing new original compositions for flute and guitar, an expertise for arrangements of Argentine tango, and a passion for South American folk. About Folias’s performing and composing, Robert Schulslaper of Fanfare Magazine writes: “Carmen Maret and Andrew Bergeron are facile players… They draw on tango rhythms and melodies sometimes; at other times they write with a scenic sensitivity… mysterious… charming… evocative,” while Todd Gorman of American Record Guide calls Folias “daring in self-written music” and “a nice touch of originality.” Folias Duo’s concert touring showcases their versatility as composers, arrangers, and performers as well as their prowess for self management. Some recent highlights include the Detroit Scarab Club Chamber Music Series’ presentation of the duo’s arrangement of Astor Piazzolla’s Angel Suite for flute, guitar and string quartet and the Grand Rapids Art Museum Classical Series’ presentation of all original music and arrangements from the duo’s 2017 Dreaming to Live Release. Folias Duo’s 2017 summer tour includes over twenty performances throughout the west United States and features a debut performance at the Ventura Classical Guitar Series and a return performance at the Burning Tango Festival. Lee Passarella wrote in Audiophile Audition Review: “There’s really a lot to like here for enthusiasts of tango, blues, and jazz. Performances are suave and full of energy, the sound recording especially fine.” The Folias Duo has performed live music for milongas (social tango dances) in over forty cities throughout the world. They continue to build camaraderie and communication between dancers and musicians through their musicality workshops which have been featured by the Albuquerque Tango Society, the Madison Tango Society and festivals such as the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival, and the Atlin Music Festival in northern British Columbia. Since 2005, Bergeron and Maret have operated their label and publishing company Folias Music where they also host a podcast called Folias Music Live and maintain a blog that documents their relentless exploration of food and nature throughout the world. As educators, Bergeron and Maret have been feature performers, guest lecturers and music business presenters at Wayne State University, Cornerstone University, Central Michigan University, and Michigan State University.
Brazzissimo! Jazz Date & Time: Saturday November 3, 7:30 p.m. Venue: 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco Tickets: $20 General, $15 Seniors/Students
Brazzissimo is a ten-piece brass chamber music ensemble based in the East Bay Area region of Northern California. The ensemble is comprised of four trumpets, four trombones, French horn and tuba. Performing classical works, show tunes, jazz standards, Latin music, and contemporary pieces accompanied with guest percussionists, our consistent goal is to create enjoyable and memorable concert experiences for you! Come see and hear us some time for an extraordinary music experience!
Date & Time: Saturday June 9 7:30 pm Venue: 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco Tickets: $20 General, $15 Seniors/Students “Inspired by many world musical traditions, the pickPocket ensemble inhabit a country all their own. Original and fresh, the pickPocket ensemble create a contemporary chamber café music that moves both body and soul. “To listen to the pickPocket ensemble is to embark on a journey. Speak to audience members after a performance: one will have been to Bogota, one to Prague, one to Paris. Yet for all its wide-ranging inspirations, the pickPocket ensemble’s music remains intensely personal and immediately engaging, an invitation to listen in on an intimate conversation.” Rick Corrigan – (accordion, piano, composition) has been an electronic music composer and film composer, with several scores for experimental filmmaker Stan Brakhage to his credit, and has produced live film and sound performances with filmmaker Paul Lundahl at San Francisco’s Exploratorium and SF’s Cinematheque. Marguerite-Marie Ostro – (violin) Marguerite received her Bachelor degree in music and French at the University of California at Berkeley. She has over 15 years of music performance, music recording, and teaching experience. She enjoys nurturing the gift of music through music education. Marguerite currently performs and records with the contemporary chamber music group the pickPocket ensemble. Yates Brown – Yates’ guitar, banjo, bass, and sitar playing appear on over 30 recordings, including 7 solo albums, with live performances including Spoleto Festival USA. He performs regularly with the traditional Arabic orchestra ASWAT and has toured with progressive rock group Ventid. Currently, he composes for and performs with the new chamber ensemble Doralice. John Slattery – (percussion), a Chicago native, John has worked in wide-ranging musical settings for over 25 years, appearing on records and tours with pop, hard rock /metal, jazz / fusion and blues groups. Notable performances include those with Cyclone Temple and Tools of Ignorance. He is thrilled to bring his diverse experience to the pickPocket ensemble. Colin Williams – (double bass) grew up listening to his mother sing jazz standards as she rocked him to sleep. Colin teaches music at the Bay School of San Francisco in addition to playing with Dirty Cello. You can still see him many evenings lugging his bass home on the cable cars, humming Gershwin under his breath. Matthew Souther – (trumpet) Matthew has toured with indie folk group Il Gato. He studied at Bennington College, where he composed a mini opera, song cycles and miscellaneous chamber music, and played in the brass quartet.As educators, Bergeron and Maret have been feature performers, guest lecturers and music business presenters at Wayne State University, Cornerstone University, Central Michigan University, and Michigan State University.
Music for the Feasts of Our Lady
San Francisco Renaissance Voices Katherine McKee, director
Cho ral Musi c
Date & Time: Saturday March 24, 4 pm Venue: 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco Tickets: $20 General, $15 Seniors/Students Program Heinrich Isaac’s Missa Virgo Prudentissima Motets from The Medici Codex San Francisco Renaissance Voices made their debut in 2004 with a “standing room only” performance of Victoria’s Requiem and quickly became a favorite of San Francisco Bay Area Early Music audiences. SFRV has consistently earned praise for their “gossamer sound … a sound something akin to spiritual levitation” as well as recognition for their imaginative programming and christened the Bay Area’s “hipper than thou” Early Music ensemble by San Francisco Classical Voice and in 2010 SFWeekly chose SFRV as the “Best Classical Music” for their Best of San Francisco edition. SFRV is the San Francisco Bay Area’s professional mixed-voice ensemble dedicated to performing and exploring the a cappella choral music of the Renaissance particularly lesser-known and rarely-performed works, as well as exploring music from this period outside of the traditional European canon. SFRV’s Opera Early & Ancient San Francisco mini-series seeks to present to audiences operatic and related works from the Medieval through Baroque periods and has included such works as the “technicolor” production of Hildegard von Bingen’s Ordo Virtutum (“Hildegard’s little-performed musical mantra rang out anew” – Los Angeles Times) and the west coast premiere of William Boyce’s Solomon (“The performance was often exciting and even eye-opening … a performance other groups struggle to achieve on record” – San Francisco Classical Voice). Katherine McKee, Music Director Ms. McKee joined San Francisco Renaissance Voices in 2007 as Alto Section Lead and was quickly asked to take on the responsibilities of Assistant Music Director as well. She became the group’s second Music Director starting for our 2014-15 Season. Ms. McKee holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education and a Master’s degree with honors in Choral Conducting from the New England Conservatory and has directed choirs, community orchestras and opera, and school groups since her college years. In the Boston area she directed the children’s, youth and adult choirs at Hanscom Air Force Base’s Protestant Chapel, taught stringed instruments and conducted orchestras in the Somerset (MA) public schools and served as assistant conductor for the Jamaica Plain Symphony Orchestra. In New York she founded and directed the chamber group Premier, which focused on newly composed works for a cappella voices, and served as an assistant conductor for the Gregg Smith Singers and at St. Bartholomew’s Church. In the San Francisco Bay Area she has served on the conducting faculty of the San Francisco Boys Chorus, as chorus master, prompter and music director for San Francisco Lyric Opera, and as music director of Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church in Noe Valley. Currently, she is director of music at St. Bede’s Episcopal Church in Menlo Park. As a singer she is much in demand as an oratorio soloist, and appears regularly with the San Francisco Opera Chorus, American Bach Soloists, San Francisco Renaissance Voices, and the chorale of Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra. Ms. McKee teaches private vocal students who perform throughout the Bay Area including members of the San Francisco Symphony Chorus, San Francisco Opera Chorus, San Francisco Choral Society, Woodminster Theater, and Lamplighters Music Theatre. 25
San Francisco Girls Chorus
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Date & Time: Friday April 27, 7:30 pm Venue: 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco Tickets: $20 General, $15 Seniors/Students Program Works by Handel, Barber, and Randall Thompson.
Founded in 1978, the San Francisco Girls Chorus is a leading voice in music in the Bay Area and across the nation. Led by Artistic Director Lisa Bielawa and Music Director and Principal Conductor Valérie Sainte-Agathe, the Girls Chorus produces and collab-orates in concerts, recordings and tours that empower young women, expand the field of music for treble voice, and set the standard for the highest level of performance and education. Hundreds of singers ages 5-18 from over 45 Bay Area cities participate in this program, which has won honors including 3 ASCAP awards for Adventurous Programming and five Grammy awards. The Chorus School offers a program of unparalleled excellence, designed to take young girls from their first introduction to the art of choral singing through advanced choral/vocal instruction. This comprehensive music education includes the study and development of choral artistry, vocal technique, music theory, music history, and performing style. The discipline, teamwork, and concentration young girls learn in the Chorus School rehearsals and performances instill in them the values necessary for high achievement in music and in life. The Chorus School Level III is an ensemble of approximately 50 girls ages 8-13, which performs music for holiday events, festivals, dinners, luncheons, auctions, and other events. Luçik Aprahämian, Level III Director Luçik Aprahämian’s versatility as a conductor places her equally at home in front of an orchestra, vocal ensemble, and the opera stage. With roots in the San Francisco Bay Area and Arizona, she has worked with groups of all ages and skill levels. Aprahämian is an avid exponent of new music and has commissioned and premiered works for a variety of performing forces. She also has a great passion for opera and was the co-artistic director of Southern Arizona Opera as well as assistant conductor and chorus-master for various professional opera companies in the Bay Area, including Opera Parallèle and Bayshore Lyric Opera. Aprahämian has held various faculty positions in California and Arizona, and currently serves as the music director at First Lutheran Church of Palo Alto. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of California at Santa Cruz, and her doctorate in conducting from The University of Arizona. 26
To Henry, with love from Florence
San Francisco Renaissance Voices Katherine McKee, director
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Date & Time: TBD May 2018 Venue: 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco Tickets: $20 General, $15 Seniors/Students Program Madrigals from a collection of Italian masterpieces, sent as a gift to Henry VIII from Florence, Italy, in 1533 San Francisco Renaissance Voices made their debut in 2004 with a “standing room only” performance of Victoria’s Requiem and quickly became a favorite of San Francisco Bay Area Early Music audiences. SFRV has consistently earned praise for their “gossamer sound … a sound something akin to spiritual levitation” as well as recognition for their imaginative programming and christened the Bay Area’s “hipper than thou” Early Music ensemble by San Francisco Classical Voice and in 2010 SFWeekly chose SFRV as the “Best Classical Music” for their Best of San Francisco edition. SFRV is the San Francisco Bay Area’s professional mixed-voice ensemble dedicated to performing and exploring the a cappella choral music of the Renaissance particularly lesser-known and rarely-performed works, as well as exploring music from this period outside of the traditional European canon. SFRV’s Opera Early & Ancient San Francisco mini-series seeks to present to audiences operatic and related works from the Medieval through Baroque periods and has included such works as the “technicolor” production of Hildegard von Bingen’s Ordo Virtutum (“Hildegard’s little-performed musical mantra rang out anew” – Los Angeles Times) and the west coast premiere of William Boyce’s Solomon (“The performance was often exciting and even eye-opening … a performance other groups struggle to achieve on record” – San Francisco Classical Voice). Katherine McKee, Music Director Ms. McKee joined San Francisco Renaissance Voices in 2007 as Alto Section Lead and was quickly asked to take on the responsibilities of Assistant Music Director as well. She became the group’s second Music Director starting for our 2014-15 Season. Ms. McKee holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education and a Master’s degree with honors in Choral Conducting from the New England Conservatory and has directed choirs, community orchestras and opera, and school groups since her college years. In the Boston area she directed the children’s, youth and adult choirs at Hanscom Air Force Base’s Protestant Chapel, taught stringed instruments and conducted orchestras in the Somerset (MA) public schools and served as assistant conductor for the Jamaica Plain Symphony Orchestra. In New York she founded and directed the chamber group Premier, which focused on newly composed works for a cappella voices, and served as an assistant conductor for the Gregg Smith Singers and at St. Bartholomew’s Church. In the San Francisco Bay Area she has served on the conducting faculty of the San Francisco Boys Chorus, as chorus master, prompter and music director for San Francisco Lyric Opera, and as music director of Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church in Noe Valley. Currently, she is director of music at St. Bede’s Episcopal Church in Menlo Park. As a singer she is much in demand as an oratorio soloist, and appears regularly with the San Francisco Opera Chorus, American Bach Soloists, San Francisco Renaissance Voices, and the chorale of Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra. Ms. McKee teaches private vocal students who perform throughout the Bay Area including members of the San Francisco Symphony Chorus, San Francisco Opera Chorus, San Francisco Choral Society, Woodminster Theater, and Lamplighters Music Theatre.
Holiday Concert San Francisco Boys Chorus
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Date & Time: December TBD Venue: 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco Tickets: $20 General, $15 Seniors/Students Full program details to be announced shortly
The San Francisco Boys Chorus (SFBC) is comprised of the Grammy award-winning Concert Chorus, the Graduate Chorale, the Hand Bell Program and the four-level Chorus School, which includes the Preparatory Chorus. The CONCERT CHORUS is the SFBCâ€™s premiere performing ensemble and is comprised of choristers who exhibit vocal excellence, performance flair, and exceptional musicianship skills. Led by Artistic Director, Ian Robertson, the committed Concert Chorus members, ages 10 to 13, present a full concert series in the San Francisco Bay Area, tour nationally and internationally, record often and appear annually with renowned artistic partners, such as the San Francisco Opera, the San Francisco Symphony, the San Francisco Ballet, the Robert Moses Kin Dance Company and other Bay Area arts organizations such as George Cleve's Midsummer Mozart Festival and Stanford Live. The Concert Chorus is the level to which Chorus School singers aspire. Under the guidance of our Associate Artistic Director, the San Francisco Boys Chorus faculty team train youngsters through four CHORUS SCHOOL levels, beginning as early as kindergarten in the Preparatory Chorus (Level I) and up through the Junior (Level II), Apprentice (Level III), and in time to the Intermediate Choruses. (Level IV).
Festival of Lessons and Carols San Francisco Renaissance Voices
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Date & Time: December TBD Venue: 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco Tickets: Free. Reception follows.
Handelâ€™s Acis and Galatea Concert Version
Date & Time: Sunday May 13, 7 p.m. Venue: 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco Tickets: $25 General, $20 Seniors / Students
A concert performance of Handelâ€™s 1718 opera Acis and Galatea, the tragic love story between a water nymph and a shepherd. Acis, the shepherd, is in love with the water nymph, Galatea. The monster, Polyphemus, also loves her. In a jealous rage, and spurned by Galatea, Polyphemus hurls a boulder at Acis and mortally wounds him. Galatea uses her magic powers to change her dead lover into a stream that will flow eternally.
Soloists to be announced shortly
Mozart’s Così fan tutte Bay Shore Lyric Opera
Date & Time: Saturday August 25, 7:30 pm Venue: 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco Tickets: $25 General, $20 Seniors/Students Bay Shore Lyric Opera presents Mozart’s delightful opera Così fan tutte. A hilarious farce, Così fan tutte revolved around a bet made among three men; Don Alfonso, the older and more cynical of the bunch, bets Ferrando and Guglielmo that he can prove that their girlfriends, Fiordiligi and Dorabella, are unfaithful like all women. Don Alfonso, with the help of Despina, the girls’ maid, sets up the plot to pretend to send the men off to war, but then disguise them as “Albanians” in the attempts to seduce the other man’s girlfriend. After many comical struggles, and absurd tricks, Despina and Alfonso succeed in duping the quartet and putting the two couples into situations where they are forced to decide. Both girls agree to marry the “Albanians,” and Fiordiligi and Ferrando have appeared to have fallen in love, when it is announced that their old boyfriends have returned home. The men reveal themselves, and the ladies ask for their forgiveness. Alfonso wins the bet and gloats, hoping that they have all learned their lesson. Bay Shore Lyric Opera Company was founded in 1996 by a group of passionate musicians and singers who had the desire to bring opera to all ages and all communities, and to educate and entertain them with the strongest commitment to quality. It has produced over forty operas on a grand scale at the Villa Montalvo Carriage House, Fox Theater in Redwood City, San Mateo Performing Arts Center, the Capitola Theater, and the Mountain Winery. Bay Shore Lyric Opera Company is unique in that it offers a wide variety of production venues for any event and educational tools as well. Its resident artists are available for hire for school outreach programs, company conventions, weddings, and other events.
Annual Opera Gala & Fundraiser
Opera Gal a
Date & Time: TBD August 2018 Venue: 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco Tickets: $30 General, $25 Seniors, $20 Students Gala Reception after the concert
Sunset Music & Arts, invites you to celebrate its third anniversary in a gala concert featuring soloists from the San Francisco Opera Chorus, The program will include favorites from opera and Broadway shows. Please consider making a
donation to celebrate this special occasion. All donations are fully tax deductible. Donations received by July 31, 2018 will be listed in our program booklet. Suggested donation levels: Friend: $1 – $99 Supporter: $100 – $249 Benefactor: $250 – $499 Patron: $500 or above All donations are fully tax deductible. Please make checks payable to Incarnation Episcopal Church and mail it to: Incarnation Episcopal Church / Sunset Music | Arts 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122. Please call 415-564-2324 or visit our website http://sunsetarts.wordpress.com for details as they are finalized and announced.
Community Music Recitals, Workshops, and Social Events
Phoenix Performance Symposium Bay Area Summer Opera Theater Institute
Young Artists Seri es
Venue: 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco Tickets: $10 General admission (for each concert)
Friday, January 19, 2018, 7:30 p.m. – Arias by Bach, Beethoven,Vivaldi, Mozart, Donizetti, Verdi, Mendelssohn, Wagner and others as well as French and American composers. Saturday, April 14, 2018, 7:30 p.m. Arias by Mozart, Gounod, Massenet, Mascagni,Verdi, Tchaikovsky, Barber, and Copeland. Sunday, April 29, 2018, 7:30 p.m. Arias by Mozart, Offenbach, Weber, Saint-Saëns, Wagner. Friday, June 8, 2018, 7:30 p.m. Arias by Mozart,Verdi, Ponchielli, Wagner, R. Strauss, Berg, Schumann, and J. Strauss. Sunday, June 10, 2018, 7:30 p.m. – Arias by Puccini, Massenet, Menotti, and other favorite arias to end the Phoenix Recital Symposium 2018. Accompanists, Charles Calhoun, SFCM, Margaret Halbig, SFCM, Alex Katsman, SFCM, with Maestro Matthias Kuntzsch
PHOENIX RECITAL SYMPOSIUM of SAN FRANCISCO Presented by the Bay Area Summer Opera Theater Institute YEAR – LONG PROGRAM for YOUNG SINGERS October 2017- June 2018 Professor Sylvia Anderson, General and Artistic Director
Master Classes by Professors of the SF Conservatory Patricia Craig, Lyric Soprano, Sylvia Anderson, Mezzo and Dramatic Soprano Dramatic Training by David Ostwald, International Stage Director Alexander Technique by – Robert Britton, SFCM Lectures and practical aspects of singing with conductor and orchestra International Opera and Concert Conductor, Prof. Matthias Kuntzsch Accompanists – Timothy Bach, SFCM, Charles Calhoun, SFCM, Margaret Halbig, SFCM, Alex Katsman, SFCM For more information visit www.basoti.net.
Gayatri Venkatesan (soprano) in concert
Young Artists Seri es
Date & Time: Saturday September 1, 7:30 pm Venue: 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco Tickets: Free. Donations Requested
Gayatri recently graduated from San Jose State University. During her time there, she actively participated in the San Jose State Opera Theater program, where she played roles such as Eurydice (Orpheus in the Underworld), Maria (Westside Story), and Marie (The Daughter of the Regiment). She has also participated in the Opera Chorus at Silicon Valley Community Opera production of Madame Butterfly in Spring of 2015 Additionally, she has been singing with the choir at the Union Church of Cupertino under the direction of Dr. Ross Hoksbergen since June of 2016.
Ajay Mallya, violin Dmitriy Cogan, piano
Young Artists Seri es
Date & Time: Saturday September 8, 5:30 pm Venue: 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco Tickets: Free. Donations Requested Ajay Mallya started learning violin at age 3 and is currently a student of Zhao Wei of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He has won local, state, and international violin competitions and awards, and made his Carnegie Hall debut at age 12 with the Carnegie Honors Orchestra of North America. Subsequently, he was chosen to perform a recital in Carnegie Hall at age 13. Ajay is currently a member of the California Youth Symphony. He also enjoys chamber music at the California Music Preparatory Academy and has performed at the California Summer Music festival and the Summit Music Festival. In 2017, Ajay will be traveling to India to perform a recital at the National Center for Performing Arts, and in 2018, he will be traveling with CYS orchestra to Russia and Eastern Europe to perform at such venues as the Shostakovich St. Petersburg Philharmonia. Dmitriy Cogan began music studies at the age of six at the Central Music School before moving to the U.S. and settling in San Francisco in 1974. He studied conducting at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and continued piano studies with Vladimir Pleshakov and Maria Cysic. In 1979, he moved to New York to study with Martin Canin at the Juilliard School, where he received Bachelor and Master of Music degrees. Mr. Cogan has performed publicly since age nine in Moscow. His American debut was in 1975 with the Peninsula Symphony in San Mateo, California. In 1981-1983, he was a prizewinner in competitions in New York, Cincinnati and Cleveland. In 1988, Mr. Cogan gave his New York recital debut at Carnegie Hall to favorable reviews and has since appeared in recitals throughout the Northeast and California. He has also toured in France and in Russia twice and was a laureate of the 1990 Jose Iturbi International Piano competition in Valencia, Spain. Since 1985, he has performed throughout North America and Asia with violinist Alexander Markov; their first CD was released worldwide on the Erato label. In recent years, Mr. Cogan has often performed with violinist Philip Quint throughout California. His recordings with the Chamber Music Society of Sacramento and with clarinetist Patricia Shands have also been recently released. Mr. Cogan is a staff accompanist at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and teaches piano privately in the Bay Area.
Travelogue Series Date & Time: TBD Saturdays at 5:30 p.m. Venue: 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco Tickets: Free. Please bring a dish to share at the potluck
Glimpses of Asia—Bangkok, Beijing, Hong Kong, Manila Germany & Austria And more ….
RECITAL—INSTRUMENTAL SERIES Misuzu Tanaka (piano) (Page 5) Saturday January 20, 4 p.m. Bach, Beethoven, Schubert Monica Chew (piano) (Page 6) Saturday February 3, 4 p.m. All Beethoven Program Joana Gonzalez (piano) (Page 7) Saturday March 17, 7:30 p.m. Bach, Chopin, Ravel, Ginastera
CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES Bridge Piano Quartet (Page 13) Saturday January 6, 4 p.m. Beethoven, Clarice Assad, Joaquin Turina MUSA—Smorgasbord Baroque (Page 14) Friday February 16, 7 p.m. 16th and 17th music from unexpected places such as China and the Americas Patrick Galvin (violin) and Jungeun Kim (piano) Saturday March 3, 7:30 p.m. (Page 15) Program details to be announced Trio 180 (Page 16) Sunday April 16, 7 p.m. Program details to be announced
VOCAL SERIES Phoenix Recital Symposium (Page 34) Friday, January 19, 2018, 7:30 p.m. Arias by Bach, Beethoven, Vivaldi, Mozart, Donizetti, Verdi, Mendelssohn, Wagner Nicole Takesono (mezzo-soprano) (Page 11) Kevin Korth (piano) Saturday February 10, 4 p.m. Reynaldo Hahn, Hugo Wolf, Manuel de Falla , Kurt Weill
Anne Rainwater (piano) (Page 8) Saturday May 5, 7:30 p.m. Bach, Pierre Boulez, David Lang, Bryce Cannell, and Chris Gendall Eric Tran (piano) (Page 9) Saturday June 16, 4 p.m. All Chopin Program Othello Jefferson (organ) (Page 10) Saturday June 16, 4 p.m. Bach, Mathias, Mendelssohn, Parry, Wood, and Young
Jeremy Preston (violin), Deanna Badizadegan (viola) Angela Lee (cello), Britton Day (piano) Saturday August 18, 7:30 p.m. (Page 17) Piano Quartets by Mozart, Brahms Ajay Mallya (violin) and Dmitriy Cogan (piano) Saturday September 8, 5:30 p.m. (Page 36) Free Admission. Program details to be announced Ben Snellings (cello) and Jason Totzke (violin) Saturday September 15, 7:30 p.m. (Page 18) Program details to be announced Kris Palmer (flute) and Varvara Milinder (piano) Saturday October 13, 7:30 p.m. (Page 19) G.F. Handel, Eldin Burton, Albert Franz Doppler
Vanessa Langer (soprano) (Page 12) Vera Breheda (piano) Saturday April 7, 4 p.m. Fauré, Debussy, Rachmaninoff, Schoenberg Phoenix Recital Symposium (Page 34) Saturday, April 14, 2018, 7:30 p.m. Arias by Mozart, Gounod, Massenet, Mascagni, Verdi, Tchaikovsky, Barber, and Copeland.
Phoenix Recital Symposium (Page 34) Sunday, April 29, 2018, 7:30 p.m. Arias by Mozart, Offenbach, Weber, Saint-Saëns, Wagner.
Phoenix Recital Symposium (Page 34) Sunday, June 10, 2018, 7:30 p.m. Arias by Puccini, Massenet, Menotti, and other favorite arias to end the Phoenix Recital Symposium 2018
Phoenix Recital Symposium (Page 34) Friday, June 8, 2018, 7:30 p.m. Arias by Mozart, Verdi, Ponchielli, Wagner, R. Strauss, Berg, Schumann, and J. Strauss.
Gayatri Venkatesan in concert (Page 35) Saturday September 1, 7:30 p.m. Free Admission. Program to be announced
CHORAL / OPERA SERIES Music for the Feasts of Our Lady (Page 25) San Francisco Renaissance Voices Saturday March 24, 4 p.m. Heinrich Isaac’s Missa Virgo Prudentissima and motets from The Medici Codex San Francisco Girls Chorus (Level III) in concert (Page 26) Friday April 27, 7:30 p.m. Handel, Barber, and Randall Thompson Handel’s Acis and Galatea (Concert Version) Sunday May 13, 7 p.m. (Page 30) $25 General, $20 Seniors/Students To Henry, with love from Florence San Francisco Renaissance Voices May 2018 (Page 27) Madrigals from a collection of Italian masterpieces, sent as
JAZZ/FOLK SERIES Larry Vuckovich in Concert (Page 20) Saturday May 12, 7:30 p.m. Details coming soon An Evening with Pablo Estigarribia (Page 21) Saturday May 19, 7:30 p.m.
a gift to Henry VIII from Florence, Italy, in 1533 Annual Opera and Broadway Gala & Reception Artists from the San Francisco Opera Chorus August 2018 (Page 32) $30 General, $25 Seniors, $20 Studetns Mozart’s Così Fan Tutte (Page 31) Bay Shore Lyric Opera Saturday August 25, 7:30 p.m. $25 General, $20 Seniors/Students Holiday Concert with (Page 28) San Francisco Boys Chorus December 2018 Festival of Lessons and Carols (Page 29) San Francisco Renaissance Voices December 2018
pickPocket Ensemble (Page 24) Saturday June 9, 7:30 p.m. Original instrumental songs, inspired by folk and cafe music from around the world Folias Duo (Page 22) Saturday June 23, 7:30 p.m. Brazzissimo! (Page 23) Saturday November 3, 7:30 p.m.
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Published on Jan 1, 2018
Published on Jan 1, 2018
Welcome to the Sunset Music & Arts 2018 season. Our 4th season is another ambitious season on the heels of a very successful 2017 season. S...