Sep
8
8:00 PM20:00

BAROQUE CONCERT

Georg Philipp Telemann       Ouverture-Suite in A minor for Flute and Strings, TWV 55:A2
Georg Philipp Telemann Sinfonia à 4 for Strings, TWV 43:A6
Tarquinio Merula Canzona No. 3, La Pellegrina
Johann Sebastian Bach Suite No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007 for Violoncello
François Couperin Les Barricades Mystérieuses for Harpsichord
Jean-Phillipe Rameau La Poule from Suite in G major for Harpsichord
Andrea Gabrieli Ricercar del Duodecimo Tuono
Giovanni Gabrieli Canzona per Sonare No. 2
François Couperin Two Pieces
Henry Purcell Two Trumpet Tunes and Ayre

General
Admission: $22
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(Age 62 and Over): $18
Student
Admission: $10

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Oct
20
8:00 PM20:00

PREMIERE AND FINALE

(* pre-concert talk at 7:30pm + post-concert reception)

Carl Maria von Weber       Overture to Der Freischütz
Lee Actor Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra
       Jennifer Kloetzel, cello
Antonín Dvořák Symphony No. 8
conducted by Music Director Thomas Shoebotham

General
Admission: $22
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(Age 62 and Over): $18
Student
Admission: $10

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Jennifer Kloetzel 

A graduate of The Juilliard School and a Fulbright Scholar, cellist Jennifer Kloetzel has concertized throughout the United States, Europe and Asia.  A founding member of the Cypress String Quartet, Ms. Kloetzel has toured the world and performed at outstanding venues such as the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Chautauqua Institute and the Ravinia Festival, the Lobkowicz Palaces in both Vienna and Prague, as well as prominent colleges and conservatories nationwide.

Ms. Kloetzel is noted for her elegant playing and her vibrant tone. She has given numerous recitals, including concerts for San Francisco Performances and on WQXR in New York. Strad Magazine hailed, “Cellist Jennifer Kloetzel is impressively passionate…” In the past few seasons, she performed the world premiere of a Cello Suite by Daniel Asia and a Cello Concerto, “Cloud Atlas” and unaccompanied cello work “Lift”, that were both written for her by MIT composer Elena Ruehr.  The San Jose Mercury News proclaimed, “Cellist Jennifer Kloetzel shines in premiere” and called her a “terrific soloist…with a robust and earthy sound.” Ms. Kloetzel has recorded the Ruehr Cello Concerto with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, which was released to critical acclaim in October 2014.  “Lift” is the title track of an all-Ruehr disc, released in January 2015 on the Avie label.  Ms. Kloetzel is winner of The Juilliard School’s top award, the “Peter Mennin Prize for Outstanding Leadership and Achievement in Music”, and a Presser Music Award, as well as a Fulbright Grant to England. In 2004 she was honored with the McGraw-Hill Companies’ “Robert Sherman Award for Music Education and Community Outreach” in recognition of her years of outreach work in schools and community centers.  She has appeared at the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, the Sarasota and Aspen Music Festivals, the Britten-Pears School, the Prague Mozart Academy, and performed as cellist of the Cassatt Quartet during the 1995-96 season.

Growing up near Baltimore, Ms. Kloetzel began her cello studies at age six. Her teachers included Aldo Parisot, William Pleeth, Harvey Shapiro, Stephen Kates and Paula (Virizlay) Skolnick, as well as members of the Juilliard String Quartet, the Amadeus Quartet and the Cleveland Quartet. After performing with pianist Andre Previn at the La Jolla Chamber Music Festival in 1992, Ms. Kloetzel was invited to appear as one of his select “Rising Stars” at the 1993 and 1994 Caramoor Festivals in New York.

From 2003-2009, Ms. Kloetzel taught cello and chamber music at San José State University, where the Cypress String Quartet was Ensemble-in-Residence. She has given master classes at The Juilliard School, San Francisco Conservatory and at universities throughout the U.S.  In September 2016 Ms. Kloetzel was appointed to the faculty at University of California, Santa Barbara.

Ms. Kloetzel has been featured numerous times on National Public Radio’s “Performance Today” and her performances have been broadcast on radio stations from coast to coast.  As a member of the Cypress String Quartet, she has received the Copland Award for championing living American Composers and has also commissioned and premiered more than thirty works.  Ms. Kloetzel has recorded 16 CDs with the CSQ, most recently the entire cycle of Beethoven Quartets on the Avie label. In addition, she is a frequent guest soloist with orchestras, performing concertos by Brahms, Dvorak, Elgar, Lalo, Shostakovich, Beethoven and Haydn.


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Nov
10
8:00 PM20:00

FALL CHAMBER CONCERT

Philharmonic musicians and their friends in wind, string, and brass ensembles.

General
Admission: $22
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(Age 62 and Older): $18
Student
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Dec
8
8:00 PM20:00

AN EXOTIC MUSICAL JOURNEY

*Pre-concert talk at 7:30

Engelbert Humperdinck       Selections from "Hansel und Gretel"
Camille Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No. 5
       Misha Galant, piano
Anton Arensky Symphony No. 1
       Guest Conductor Leo Eylar

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Misha Galant

Misha Galant is a sophomore in the Columbia University and Juilliard School Exchange in New York City. He began piano lessons at the age of six and continued for 12 years with his mother, Olya Katsman. Currently, he studies with Matti Raekallio at the Juilliard School. Misha’s musical heritage includes three generations of pianists, including his great-grandmother who was a student of Maria Yudina along with Vladimir Horowitz, and his great-grandfather who studied with Heinrich Neuhaus in Kiev, Ukraine.

His accomplishments include first prizes in the Marylin Mindell Piano Competition, the Ross Mckee Piano Competition, the Pacific Musical Society competition, the San Jose International Piano Competition, and the Henry & Carol Zeiter piano competition at UOP, along with numerous other local competitions. He was the state winner in the 2010 MTAC concerto competition and again in 2015, when he was inducted into the selective Young Artist Guild. Misha has performed with several orchestras, including the Oakland East Bay Symphony, the Peninsula Symphony, the Utah Symphony, the Livermore-Amador Symphony, the Rochester Philharmonic, and the Santa Rosa Youth Orchestra. In November 2015, he performed the complete Third Concerto of Rachmaninoff with the California Youth Symphony and joined that orchestra on a tour of Austria and Italy in the following summer.

In June 2010, at the age of 12, he gave his first full solo recital in Mountain View and has been performing regularly since then. As a member of the Young Artist Guild, he is in great demand as a recitalist around California.

In the summer of 2015, he was a prizewinner in the first Van Cliburn Junior competition in Fort Worth, Texas, garnering the Best Classical Sonata Performance and Audience prizes. He also won Third and Audience prizes at the Eastman Young Artists International Competition for which he was offered a four-year full tuition scholarship to the Eastman School of Music.

Misha transferred high schools in his junior year, but he continued to serve as an accompanist for both of his schools’ choirs. He is also a member of the Music Students’ Service League in Contra Costa County, an outreach program that gives benefit concerts in retirement communities. In his spare time, Misha enjoys playing chamber music, swimming, reading, hiking, eating, and performing to raise funds for various volunteer organizations.

Misha is indebted to Sharon Mann and Yoshikazu Nagai of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music for their invaluable and inspirational coaching.


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Leo Eylar

Conductor-Composer Leo Eylar grew up in a musical family. He began studying violin at the age of nine and was accepted into the private studios of both Jascha Heifitz and Ruggiero Ricci. His early teachers included Virginia Baker, Joachim Chassman and Eudice Shapiro. Eylar attended Northwestern University and the University of Southern California, where he received his Bachelor of Music degree Summa cum Laude. His violin teachers included Glenn Dicterow, currently Concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic, and Samuel Magad, Concertmaster of the Chicago Symphony. In 1980 Eylar joined the Seattle Symphony and in 1982 he was awarded an International Rotary Foundation Grant to study conducting at the Hochschule für Musik in Vienna, Austria. After studies there with Otmar Suitner, he returned to the U.S. and completed his Master’s Degree in conducting at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, simultaneously holding the position of Co-Concertmaster of the San Jose Symphony from 1984-89.

Eylar was on the faculty of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music from 1985-88, during which time he conducted a nationally televised performance of “America Sings” with Bobby McFerrin and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Orchestra. This year marks his retirement as professor and conductor at Sacramento State University, a position he has held for the past 30 years. Since 1990 he has been Conductor and Music Director of the California Youth Symphony. Under his masterful and spirited direction the orchestra soon enhanced its reputation as one of the finest youth orchestras in the world and won first prize in the International Youth and Music Festival in Vienna, Austria, in July 1994. Over the course of his tenure, the orchestra has performed to great critical acclaim across four continents. He has also guest-conducted extensively throughout Europe and Asia, including prestigious music festivals in Japan, Austria, France, and Australia. Eylar has also been a frequent guest conductor of the San Jose Symphony. With a repertoire of over 300 symphonic works conducted, as well as numerous operas, Eylar brings a vast range of expertise and depth to his conducting.

Eylar is also a composer of international stature. His compositions, which blend a rich, coloristic neo-romanticism with elements of jazz and driving Eastern European rhythmic vitality, have been performed in Carnegie Hall, as well as in England, the Netherlands, Japan, Germany, Russia, China, and Austria. His original works have been commissioned by the Dutch contemporary orchestra “De Volharding”, the San Francisco ensemble “Earplay”, and the prestigious German “Ensemble8”, among others. In 1993 The Temptation of St. Anthony for Horn and String Orchestra was performed by the California Youth Symphony, and was acclaimed by the press as a “symphonic gem.” In 1994 the Seattle Symphony, along with well-known trumpeter Jeffrey Silberschlag, recorded Eylar’s Dance Suite for Trumpet and String Orchestra on the Delos label, which received plaudits from the press. Also in 1994 his Variations on a Troubadour Theme for String Orchestra was performed by the San Luis Obispo County Symphony. In 1995 Eylar’s Rhapsody for Orchestra, which was subsequently nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, was performed by the California Youth Symphony and recorded in Japan the following year. In 1997 he conducted the world premiere of his Violin Concerto, An Orpheus Legend, in San Luis Obispo with noted violinist Ralph Morrison as soloist. An Orpheus Legend was featured by CYS during its Spanish Tour in the summer of 1998, and recorded in Spain with violin soloist Kenneth Hsu.

The world premiere of Eylar’s Concerto for Harp and String Orchestra took place in 1998. In 2004 the internationally recognized German string bass virtuoso Christine Hoockt recorded Eylar’s Suite in Three Movements for Bass and Piano as the leading work on her debut CD.  Recent commissions have included an octet for the German contemporary group “Ensemble8”, a 14-minute orchestral work titled Tonescapes to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the California Youth Symphony, a Sonata dedicated to well-known German bassoonist Frank Forst and a large-scale percussion duo titled Two Klee Sketches composed for CYS’ own percussion director Artie Storch and CSUS percussion director Daniel Kennedy. Eylar recently premiered a work based on the Orpheus legend scored for large symphonic wind ensemble at the Mondavi Center by the UC Davis Concert Band under the baton of Pete Nowlen.

Eylar’s music is published by the well-known German publishing house, Accolade Musikverlag, in Munich.


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Feb
16
8:00 PM20:00

ARCTIC SOULS

*Pre-concert talk at 7:30

Modest Mussorgsky       Khovanshchina Prelude
Dmitri Shostakovich Violoncello Concerto No. 1
       Evan Kahn, cello
Jean Sibelius Symphony No. 1
       Guest Conductor Lara Webber

General
Admission: $22
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(Age 62 and Over): $18
Student
Admission: $10

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Evan Kahn

A native of Los Angeles, cellist Evan Kahn has been praised as “a cellist deserved of serious listening” for bringing his “electrifying … nuanced and colorful” style to all of his collaborations, from concerti to chamber music to contemporary performances. Intensely passionate about new music and music of non-Western cultures, he has commissioned and premiered over 45 works by composers from around the world, including his father’s Cello Concerto. 

Evan currently serves as principal cellist of Symphony Silicon Valley, as well as assistant principal cellist of both Opera San Jose and West Bay Opera. As cellist in the Lazuli String Quartet/Sutro Strings, Evan plays in many local chamber music concert series, and is a sought-after quartet and piano trio cellist in the San Francisco Bay Area. His Pittsburgh-based piano trio, Trio Rizi, won the top awards in the Silberman Chamber Music Competition and the Pittsburgh Concert Society Competition. He also frequently performs with San Francisco Conservatory faculty, and recently collaborated in performance with Geoff Nutall, Donald and Vivian Weilerstein, Kim Kashkashian, and members of the Miro and Telegraph Quartets. Evan is a resident cellist for several Bay Area music collectives and ensembles, such as After Everything, Mythica Foundation, and hip-hop band Ensemble Mik Nawooj.

As a soloist, he has performed with North State Symphony, Symphony Silicon Valley, the Veridian Symphony Orchestra, Segah Festival Orchestra, Diablo Symphony Orchestra, and Pittsburgh String Orchestra, as well as the Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic and San Francisco Conservatory Orchestra, after winning both institutions’ concerto competitions. In April/May 2018, he served as Artist-in-Residence with Performance Today at NPR, sharing some of his favorite works for cello and his philosophies on music and life.

Evan attended Aspen Music Festival on a fellowship, where he studied with Julliard professor Darrett Adkins and played co-principal in the Aspen Academy of Conducting Orchestra, the Aspen Sinfonia Concertante, and the Aspen Philharmonic as an Orchestral Leadership Fellow. In summer 2016, he served as one of 40 student fellows in the Piatigorsky Cello Festival — fellows hand-picked from conservatories around the world — and in summer 2017, Evan attended the Taos School of Music to work with the Brentano, Borromeo, and Shanghai Quartets. 

A recipient of a instrument grant from the Maestro Foundation, he has the great honor and pleasure of playing on the foundation’s “Mendelsohn” cello, a 2001 instrument by Mario Miralles named after the foundation’s head, Aaron Mendelsohn. Evan plays with a Paul Martin Siefried bow, also leant to him by Maestro, and a Belgian bow by Pierre Guillaume.

Evan received a Master’s in Chamber Music at San Francisco Conservatory of Music, studying with Jennifer Culp. He graduated with college and university honors from Carnegie Mellon University, where he served as principal cellist of CMU orchestras and studied with David Premo. At CMU, he received awards such as The Harry G. Archer Award for Outstanding Senior, Presser Scholarship, four years’ worth of the Wilkins Cello Scholarship, and first prize in the Carnegie Mellon Concerto Competition. Before college, he took lessons with LA Opera principal cellist John Walz and Lyris Quartet cellist Timothy Loo, and loves playing for them whenever he visits Los Angeles. Other important mentors include Paul Hersh, Thomas Loewenheim, Amos Yang, Ian Swensen, and Bonnie Hampton.

In addition to performing and teaching, Evan enjoys making curry, reading postmodern fiction, and watching The Great British Bake Off.


Lara Webber

Widely admired as a dynamic, creative and engaging conductor, Lara Webber is dedicated to inspiring audiences through the power of symphonic music. She has been praised by fellow musicians around the country for her musical depth, genuine expression, strong personal vision, and collaborative spirit.

Ms. Webber brings a broad range of experience to the podium. She has held the positions of both assistant and associate conductor of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Prior to her appointment with the BSO, she was associate conductor of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra (South Carolina), and music director of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra Chorus. Lara currently serves as Music Director and Conductor of the Livermore Amador Symphony. Her career began as music director and conductor of the Los Angeles Debut Orchestra, a post previously held by such conductors as André Previn, Lawrence Foster, and Michael Tilson Thomas.

Lara Webber's activities as a guest conductor include multiple performances with orchestras around the country such as the Houston, Pittsburgh, San Antonio, Louisville,
Santa Barbara, Modesto, the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, and the Chicago Sinfonietta,
among several others. She has served as a cover-conductor for the San Francisco Symphony and The National Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Webber’s operatic associations include posts as the assistant conductor at Glimmerglass Opera, and conductor of the Baltimore Opera Studio.

Strongly committed to arts education and community engagement, Ms. Webber was a conductor of the Emmy-nominated Disney's Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra. These concerts were broadcast nationally by the Disney Channel to millions of viewers nationwide. She has taught student conductors as a faculty member of the League of American Orchestra’s Conductor Workshops, and has coached youth orchestra and community orchestras. At home in Livermore, Lara is active in her community, bringing music to the local elementary schools, coaching chamber musicians and advocating for the arts as an essential part of the educational curriculum, and a vital part of our culture.

Ms. Webber began her conducting studies at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music with Robert Spano, where she received her Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance in 1991. Her studies continued at the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam and in the conducting seminars of the both Aspen and Tanglewood Music Festivals. Ms. Webber received her Master of Music degree in Orchestral Conducting from the University of Southern California, where she studied with Daniel Lewis. Ms. Webber was among the first conductors selected to participate in The League of American Orchestra's National Conductor Preview. In recognition for her outstanding service to the community, Lara was honored with a Los Angeles City Council Resolution, upon completion of her tenure with the Debut Orchestra.


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Mar
9
8:00 PM20:00

SPRING CHAMBER CONCERT

Philharmonic musicians and their friends in wind, string, and brass ensembles... 


General
Admission: $22
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(Age 62 and Over): $18
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Apr
6
8:00 PM20:00

A STUDY IN CONTRASTS

*Pre-concert talk at 7:30

Ethel Smyth The Wreckers Overture
Clara Schumann       Piano Concerto in A minor
       Daniel Glover, piano
Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov Caucasian Sketches Suite No. 1
Igor Stravinsky Symphony in Three Movements
       Guest Conductor John Kendall Bailey

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Admission: $22
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Daniel Glover

Pianist Daniel Glover has performed in 42 states and 25 countries throughout Europe, Asia, North America, South America and the Caribbean.

The San Jose Mercury News said, “Glover is an incisive, exciting, and apparently tireless player…a natural for hyper-virtuosic challenge.” He has been hailed for his “extraordinary technique, analytical understanding and determined phrasing from the first to the last bar.” (Südhessische Post, Germany) 

The San Francisco Classical Voice remarked, “Brilliant, tender, whimsical, sparkling…Glover brought everything together into a well balanced, evenly measured medium.”  “The elegance and civility of Glover’s approach was musically unimpeachable.”   “Dazzling…golly can he play!  I kept expecting smoke to emerge from the interior of the instrument…a flawless sense of Lisztian style incorporating its emotional depth.”

Monterey Peninsula Reviews said, “He is a master of intricate detail and can produce truly magical sounds.”

Mr. Glover has trained with such luminaries as Eugene List, Abbey Simon, Jerome Lowenthal, Nancy Bachus and Thomas LaRatta. He holds a master’s degree from New York’s Juilliard School, where he was a scholarship student. Among his numerous competition awards is first prize in the prestigious Liederkranz Competition in 1990.

His successful 1992 Carnegie Hall recital in New York was a result of winning the Artist’s International Competition. Mr. Glover also appeared in Washington, D.C.’s Corcoran Gallery and at the St. Petersburg Palaces Festival in Russia.

With a repertoire of over fifty-five concerti and other works for piano and orchestra, Mr. Glover has appeared regularly with eighteen Bay Area orchestras, as well as numerous orchestras nationally and internationally.

Recent appearances include the critically acclaimed “World Premiere” performance of Eric Zeisl’s Concerto in C major (1952) in May 2005 with the Saratoga Symphony, Brahms’ Concerto No. 2 in B-flat and Ravel’s Concerto in Gwith the Tulare County Symphony, Mozart’s Concerto in C minor, K. 491 with the Szeged Philharmonic (Hungary), Rachmaninoff’s Concerto No. 3 with the North Bay Philharmonic, Tchaikovsky’s Concerto No. 2 in G with the Nova Vista Symphony, Bartok’s Rhapsody, Opus 1 with the Kensington Symphony, Prokofiev’s Concerto No. 3 with the Redwood Symphony, Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini with the Palo Alto Philharmonic, Saint Saëns Concerto No. 2 with the Mission Chamber Orchestra and Messian’s massive Turangalila Symphony.

Daniel Glover has served on the faculties of New York University, University of the Virgin Islands, University of San Francisco, Notre Dame de NamurUniversity, and the Summer Piano Workshop of Kent State University.

Mr. Glover has recorded eight CDs on the DG2 label, including Franz Liszt, The Profound and the Profane (2008), Spanish Impressions (2006), Romantic Russian Encores (2005), and a recording of live performances of works for piano and orchestra by Mozart, Strauss and Prokofiev (2005). Previous recordings include the complete solo piano music by Ravel (2003), the Brahms Sonatas for Violin and Piano with New York violinist Matthew Reichert (2001), Russian Romantics (2000), and an all-Chopin concert recorded live in 1999.


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John Kendall Bailey

John Kendall Bailey currently serves as Music Director of the Mozart to Mendelssohn Orchestra, Music Director of Mesopotamia Symphony Orchestra, and Associate Conductor of San Francisco Composers Chamber Orchestra. In 1994, Mr. Bailey founded the Berkeley Lyric Opera and served as its Music Director and Conductor until 2001. Since then he has been Principal Conductor of Oakland Youth Orchestra, Guest Conductor with the Oakland East Bay Symphony, Folsom Lake Symphony, American Philharmonic-Sonoma County, Diablo Symphony Orchestra, Oakland Ballet, Magik*Magik Orchestra, San Francisco Civic Symphony, San Francisco Concerto Orchestra, and has conducted productions for Festival Opera of Walnut Creek, West Bay Opera, North Bay Opera, Trinity Lyric Opera, Pocket Opera, Mission City Opera, the Crowden School, Oakland School for the Arts, Dominican University, among others. Mr. Bailey has taught conducting at the University of California-Davis and Notre Dame de Namur University.

As a choral director, Mr. Bailey has served as Music Director of Voices of Musica Sacra, Chorus Master for Festival Opera of Walnut Creek and Opera San Jose, and has been Guest Conductor for the University of California-Berkeley Chamber Chorus, the University of California-Davis Chorus, Chamber Singers, and Alumni Chorus, Contra Costa Chorale, and the Berkeley Broadway Singers.

Mr. Bailey is also a composer, and his works have been performed and commissioned in the Bay Area and abroad. In 2010, Carlos Santana and Oakland East Bay Symphony performed his arrangements. As a baritone, oboist, and pianist, Mr. Bailey has performed with the San Francisco, Santa Rosa, Oakland East Bay, Berkeley, Redding, Napa, Sacramento, and Prometheus symphonies, American Bach Soloists, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale, the Midsummer Mozart and West Marin music festivals, San Francisco Bach Choir, Coro Hispano de San Francisco, Pacific Mozart Ensemble, Sacred and Profane, Masterworks Chorale of San Mateo, the Mark Morris and Merce Cunningham dance companies, the Berkeley, Golden Gate, and Oakland Lyric opera companies, and many more. He has recorded for the Harmonia Mundi, Koch International, Pro Musica, Wildboar, Centaur, and Angelus Music labels. He has also been a pre-performance lecturer for the Oakland East Bay Symphony, San Francisco Opera, American Bach Soloists, Festival Opera of Walnut Creek, Gold Coast Chamber Players, and more, a critic for the San Francisco Classical Voice, and a writer of real-time commentary for the Concert Companion.


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May
19
3:00 PM15:00

FAMILY CONCERT

featuring the Winners of our 2019 Concerto Movement Competition!


General
Admission: $10
Senior Admission
(Age 62 and Over): $10
Student
Admission: $5

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