Humanities West: Orpheus’s Lyre
Feb
23
7:30 PM19:30

Humanities West: Orpheus’s Lyre

Music selections from Gluck and Philip Glass; poetry of Rilke and Art of Rodin, Moreau, Cortot. Performed by Kayleen Asbo (story and piano) and Evan Kahn (cello). In 1922, the great poet Rainer Maria Rilke arrived at a chateau in Switzerland in a state of profound depression and grief with a case of writer’s block so intense that it had lasted almost ten years. Over just three weeks, the image of the mythic figure of Orpheus, combined with the sound of violin music played by a young girl, kindled the creative fire within Rilke that gave way to an astonishing series of masterpieces: the Duino Elegies and the Sonnets to Orpheus. This story of how music opened the doorway to transformation and healing will frame a musical voyage from grief to grace and joy.

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Ensemble Mik Nawooj plays Boston Celebrity Series
Mar
22
8:00 PM20:00

Ensemble Mik Nawooj plays Boston Celebrity Series

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Oakland-based Ensemble Mik Nawooj, led by Berklee alum and composer/pianist Joowan Kim, injects Western European classical compositional techniques into hip hop to create “something that sounds giant and important” (East Bay Express). MCs/lyricists Do D.A.T. and Sandman share the stage with a classical chamber ensemble (flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano), heavy bass, funky drums, and a lyric soprano to perform original compositions and to reinvent East Coast and West Coast classics.

ARTIST WEBSITES:
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Artist Residency, NPR's "Performance Today"
Apr
1
to Apr 4

Artist Residency, NPR's "Performance Today"

April 1-4, St. Paul, MN — Broadcast dates TBD

Works:

George Kahn: Concerto for Cello and String Orchestra, II. Andante + Allegro

Tchaikovsky: Andante Cantabile from String Quartet No. 1, arr. for cello and piano

Reza Vali: Calligraphy No. 9, “Kord”

Martinu: Variations on a Theme by Rossini

Ahmed Adnan Saygun: Partita for solo cello, IV. Allegretto

Tchaikovsky: Waltz Sentimentale

Martinu: Sonata No. 1 for cello and piano, III. Allegro con brio

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SFCM Centenary Celebration: David Garner’s Piano Trio
Jan
28
7:30 PM19:30

SFCM Centenary Celebration: David Garner’s Piano Trio

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As part of a celebration concert to commemorate SFCM’s 100th year, Sam Weiser, Syon Kim, and I will present the second-ever performance of David Garner’s Piano Trio.

Full Program:

Elinor Armer
Leonardo's Riddle for Baroque Ensemble

Shinji Eshima
Bariolage for Cello and Double Bass

David Garner
Trio

Conrad Susa
Songs

Ragtime Duets for Percussion

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Music for Food Benefit: Kim Kashkashian Residency at SFCM
Jan
13
7:30 PM19:30

Music for Food Benefit: Kim Kashkashian Residency at SFCM

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Music for Food is a musician-led initiative for local hunger relief.
Music for Food is a musician-led initiative to fight hunger in our local communities. At our concerts we transform music into food, nourishing ears and bodies. Now embarking on its 8th season in Boston, Music for Food was founded by Grammy award-winning violist Kim Kashkashian in 2010. 

PROGRAM

Jean-Marie Leclair
Sonata in E Minor (1730)

Béla Bartók
Selection from 44 duos transcribed for viola ensemble  (1931)
     23 Song of the Bride
     24 Comic Song
     35 Ruthenian Dance
     22 Dance of the Fly
     21 New Year's Song No. 1
     43 Pizzicato
     32 Dancing Song
     44 Ardeliana
     37 Prelude and Canon
     11 Cradle Song
     38 Rumanian Whirling Dance
     33 Song of the Harvest
     40 Walachian Dance
     39 Serbian Dance

Antonín Dvořák
Viola Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 97 (1893)

Performers:

Ian Swensen, violin
Maria van der Sloot, violin
Samuel Weiser, violin
Kim Kashkashian, viola
Dimitri Murrath, viola
Linda Numagami, viola
Natalia Badziak, viola
TzuHui Ho, viola
Carly Scena, viola
Zhenwei Shi, viola
Sophia Ines Valenti, viola
Evan Kahn, cello

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Solo Recital: An Old-School Recital
Dec
4
7:30 PM19:30

Solo Recital: An Old-School Recital

San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Recital Hall

Program:

Johannes Brahms: Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1 in G major, "Regen-Sonate" (arr. by Brahms for cello, in D major) — I. Vivace ma non troppo — with Christopher Basso, piano

J.S. Bach: Suite No. 5 for solo cello in c minor

Intermission

Robert Schumann: Concerto in a minor, I. Nicht zu schnell

Samuel Barber: Concerto in a minor, I. Allegro moderato

Alfredo Carlo Piatti: Caprices No. 7 and 10

and more!

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Noe Valley Chamber Music: Lazuli String Quartet
Nov
19
4:00 PM16:00

Noe Valley Chamber Music: Lazuli String Quartet

This exciting young quartet from San Francisco Conservatory of Music has been chosen as NVCM’s emerging artists for our 25th Season. They will bring us works by Henry Purcell, Rebecca Clarke, Frank Bridge, and Benjamin Britten.

Program:
Henry Purcell – Chacony in G minor, arr. Benjamin Britten
Rebecca Clarke – Poem
Frank Bridge – Three Idylls
Benjamin Britten – String Quartet No. 2 in C major

For more information, visit http://nvcm.org/season/season25/lazuli-string-quartet/

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Lazuli String Quartet plays with AXIS Dance Company
Oct
26
to Oct 29

Lazuli String Quartet plays with AXIS Dance Company

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The Lazuli String Quartet plays the premiere of JooWan Kim (of Ensemble Mik Nawooj)'s  string quartet in AXIS Dance Company's 30th Anniversary Celebration. Also on the program is a restaging of Amy Seiwert’s The Reflective Surface featuring original composition by Darren Johnston. 

Shows at 7:30 pm Oct. 26-28, 2 pm Oct. 29

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SFCM Centennial Celebration: Chamber Music Season Opener
Sep
17
2:00 PM14:00

SFCM Centennial Celebration: Chamber Music Season Opener

PROGRAM

Frédéric Chopin
Mazurka in A-flat Major, Op. 50, No. 2
Ballade No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 23

Ernest Bloch
String Quartet No. 1 in B Minor
     I. Andante moderato

Johann Strauss-Adolf Schulz-Evler
Concert Arabesques on motifs from By the Beautiful Blue Danube        

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, K. 493
     II. Larghetto

Gabriel Fauré
Piano Quartet No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 15
     IV. Allegro molto

PERFORMERS

Joanna Rozewska ’17, piano
Sasha Petrin, violin
Sam Weiser, violin
Carly Scena, viola
Evan Kahn, cello
Heemin Park, piano
Maria van der Sloot, violin
Linda Numagami, viola
Syon Kim, piano
Ian Swensen, violin
Weicong Zhang, piano

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Ensemble Mik Nawooj @Pro Arts Gallery
Sep
16
8:00 PM20:00

Ensemble Mik Nawooj @Pro Arts Gallery

Ensemble Mik Nawooj present the concert version of their immersive hip-hop oratorio, Death Become Life.

Portraying a story about loss and transformation through the lens of composer and pianist JooWan Kim’s magnetic score, MCs Do D.A.T, and Sandman’s riveting rhymes backed by a chamber orchestra, and graffiti inspired artwork by Ernest Doty, this is Ensemble Mik Nawooj’s most ambitious production to date.

Death Become Life deconstructs classic Hip-Hop tracks from the 1990s, representing both the East and West coast. This production was commissioned by the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA and by ESPN for Super Bowl 50.

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Groupmuse in LA
Jun
9
7:30 PM19:30

Groupmuse in LA

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Usha Kapoor, violin

Evan Kahn, cello

Luis Reyes, piano

 

PROGRAM:

 

Bartok: Rhapsody for violin and piano, II. Friss

Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto, II. Canzonetta, Andante

Debussy: Sonata for Cello and Piano

 

Intermission

 

Bruch: Kol Nidrei

Ysaye: Cello Sonata, I. Grave

Haydn: Piano Trio in G Hob. XV 5

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Shostakovich Concerto with the Diabolo Symphony
Apr
2
1:00 PM13:00

Shostakovich Concerto with the Diabolo Symphony

Thomas Lim, winner of the Diabolo Symphony Orchestra's Yen Liang Young Artist Competition, has a physical injury that has left him unable to play for the next couple of weeks.  I will substitute for him in a performance of Shostakovich's Cello Concerto.

Debussy – Nocturnes (“Nuages”/”Fêtes”)
Mussorgsky – Pictures at an Exhibition (orch. Ravel)
Shostakovich – Cello Concerto in Eb Major, Op. 107
    Guest Conductor: Lara Webber

 

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Shostakovich Concerto with Diabolo Symphony
Mar
31
8:00 PM20:00

Shostakovich Concerto with Diabolo Symphony

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Thomas Lim, winner of the Diabolo Symphony Orchestra's Yen Liang Young Artist Competition, has a physical injury that has left him unable to play for the next couple of weeks.  I will substitute for him in a performance of Shostakovich's Cello Concerto.

Debussy – Nocturnes (“Nuages”/”Fêtes”)
Mussorgsky – Pictures at an Exhibition (orch. Ravel)
Shostakovich – Cello Concerto in Eb Major, Op. 107
    Guest Conductor: Lara Webber

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Graduate Recital: Evan Plays Mostly Old Music
Mar
26
5:00 PM17:00

Graduate Recital: Evan Plays Mostly Old Music

Evan Kahn's first graduate recital features music from or relating to the Baroque and Classical eras, along with two new pieces written and arranged for Evan for amplified cello.

Program:

Felix Mendelssohn: Variations Concertantes, Op. 17 — with Heemin Park, piano (8')

Eugéne Ysayë: Sonata for Solo Cello, Op. 28 (14')

Luigi Boccherini: Sonata for Two Cellos, G. 15 — with Edward Luengo, cello (12')

Intermission

Roman Baranskiy: Hypnotech, for cello and electronics (10')

Igor Stravinsky: Suite Italienne (transcribed by Gregor Piatigorsky) — with Britton Day, piano (18')

And more!

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David Conte Faculty Recital
Feb
27
7:30 PM19:30

David Conte Faculty Recital

Requiem Songs for soprano, solo violin, harp, and string orchestra (world premiere)

Kate's Aria (from East of Eden)

Three Love Songs for tenor, cello, and piano

"Everyone Sang" for bass and piano (world premiere, version for bass)

Sonata for Clarinet and Piano

PERFORMERS
SFCM String Orchestra
Eric Dudley, conductor
Matt Boehler, bass
John Churchwell, piano
José Granero, clarinet
Kevin Korth, piano
Susanne Mentzer, mezzosoprano
Emil Miland '75, cello
Ann Moss '05, soprano
Douglas Rioth, harp
Kay Stern, violin
Brian Thorsett '04, tenor

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SFCM's Hot Air Music Festival: All-day New Music
Feb
21
1:00 PM13:00

SFCM's Hot Air Music Festival: All-day New Music

Join us at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music on March 5th, 2017 for a day-long festival of concert music by composers from all around the world!

Admission is free and open to the public. The day will be divided into four sessions with musicians and composers performing in the Conservatory's three performance spaces: Osher Salon, Sol Joseph Recital Hall, and Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall.

This year’s marathon is the most “wired” in the history of the Festival — you won't want to miss all these mixed-media works that involve amplification, sound processing, and visual projections!

The Lineup:

SESSION 1 (11am - 1pm) Recital Hall

1. Daniel De Togni: In the Morning
Steve Tjoa, vioin; Craig Perry, electric guitar
2. Nathaniel Martinez, guitar
Jacob TV: GRAB IT!
3. Eric Tran: Icarus
Bethanne Walker, flute; Margaret Halbig, piano
4. SIROKO DUO
Philip Glass: Piece in the Shape of a Square
5. GUERRILLA COMPOSERS GUILD: Art songs for soprano and cello
Winnie Nieh, soprano; Matt Schwede, cello
6. Anna Heflin, viola
Missy Mazzoli: Tooth and Nail

SESSION 2 (1:30pm - 5pm) Osher Salon

1. AREON FLUTES
Patrick Castillo: like the tide
Ryan Brown: Get Go
2. Luke Fatora, violin
John Luther Adams: Three High Places
3. Taylor Chan, tack piano
Lou Harrison: Cinna
4. Bryndan Moondy: Cascade
Meerenai Shim, flute; Brandon Morris, violin; Christina Simpson, viola; Chiayu Chang, piano
5. FRICTION STRING QUARTET
Nick Norton: Monet in Greyscale
6. Hunter Long, paetzold contrabass recorder
Long: Vulpine Series No. 7-9
7. Christopher Whitley, violin
Whitley: heavy sleepers [parts vii and ix]
—INTERMISSION—
8. Jessie Nucho, flute
Adam Shield: The Uncertainty Principle
Kaija Saariaho: NoaNoa
Bihe Wen: Dye
9. AMARANTH STRING QUARTET
Sahba Aminikia: The Wind Will Blow Us Away
Jodie Rottle: Signature
Haley Shaw: Visceral Studies
10: Anne Rainwater, piano
Jude Traxler: from poison

SESSION 3 (3:30pm - 6pm) Recital Hall

1. Katrina Shore, marimba; Luke Fatora, violin; Andrew Friedman, clarinet
Kevin Puts: And Legions Will Rise
2. LAZULI STRING QUARTET
Hamza El Din: Escalay
3. ZOFO
Akir Nishimura: from Samudra Manthan
Pablo Ortiz: paisaje
Cecile Marti's: Wendung
Kenji Oh: Sacred Chichibu Peaks at Spring Dawn
4. Sato Matsui: Dance of the Marionettes
Lazuli String Quartet; Victoria Hauk, flute; Nayantara Jain, piano
5. Taylor Joshua Rankin: In the Autumn Foliage
Clara Fuhrman and Emily Nardo, violin; Fiona Hinkulow, viola; Federico Ramirez, cello
6. ONE GREAT CITY DUO
Sergio Assad: Variations on a Lullaby
Chick Corea: Children's Songs (selections)
Sergio Assad: Tres Cenas Brasileras
7. MaryClare Brzytwa, flute and electronics
Brzytwa: For Pauline

SESSION 4 (7pm - 9pm) Concert Hall

1. Aaron Gervais: Halo Ballet
2. IGNITION DUO
Nick Norton: In Ecclesia
Kyle Randall: Winter Landscapes
3. WILD RUMPUS
William Gardiner: Hebbian Theory
Alex Temple: Willingly
Philip Glass: Music in Similar Motion
4. Jason Thorpe Buchanan: Second Study for Alto Saxophone, Video, and Electronics: pulp
Casey Grev, alto saxophone
5. THE LIVING EARTH SHOW

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Feb
2
5:00 PM17:00

Into the Wordless: A Composition Recital by Stillwell and Cwik

-Cwik: 'The Tide' for Solo Piano-
Stefan Cwik, Piano

-Stillwell: Interlude for Cello and Piano-
Evan Kahn, Cello
Kevin Korth, Piano

-Cwik: 'Facing West', Three songs of Walt Whitman Poetry for Soprano and Piano-
I. Facing West from California Shores
II. Darest Thou Now, O' Soul
III. A Clear Midnight
Abigail Seeterlin, Soprano
Stefan Cwik, Piano

---INTERMISSION---

-Cwik: Petite Variations for Violin and Piano (Homage to Igor Stravinsky)-
I. Gigue
II. Pastorale
III. Lullaby
IV. March
Patrick Galvin, Violin
Brian Fitzsousa, Piano

-Stillwell: Songs of Love and Solace: For Poems of William Butler Yeats-
I. Brown Penny
II. He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven
III. When You Are Old
IV. The Lake Isle of Innisfree
Michael Desnoyers, Tenor
Kevin Korth, Piano

Please feel free to invite friends. Admission is free. 

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