Get Ready for the 2011-12 Season
All concerts are on Sundays at 4:00pm. Concert venue: Holy Innocents Episcopal Church, 455 Fair Oaks Street (between 25th and 26th Streets), San Francisco, CA. Click here for a map. To buy subscriptions or individual tickets, click here.
New this year: Musical Conversations, a pre-concert talk beginning at 3:15pm before our Osher Inside-Out Concerts (marked below with an asterisk.)
October 9, 2011 Opening Performance* Spanish Tango Salon Karsten Windt, violin │ David Kim, viola │ Angela Lee, cello │ Jeffrey Sykes, piano
Spanish folklore refined with french style meets the passion of Argentinian tango in this colorful and intense program. Don’t miss this outstanding ensemble performing “Southern Sounds” with music by de Falla, Piazzolla, Ginastera and Sarasate. The program will be anchored by Turina’s Quartet Op.67 in A minor.*An Osher Inside-Out Concert
November 6, 2011 Emerging Artists Concert: Nonsemble 6
An eclectic group of recent graduates of SF Conservatory will perform Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time (one of their signature works) as well as works by Harbison and Davidovsky.
January 29, 2012 Clerestory: Resolutions
An a cappella group of ten men, many of whom are experienced veterans of Chanticleer, will present a varied program of musical gems from many styles and centuries. Drawing from the best-received/favorite pieces of their first five seasons, the program will feature early Renaissance music, English choral music, and a focus on modern American composers, including Eric Banks, Paul Crabtree, and Steven Sametz.
February 19, 2012 Musica Pacifica Baroque Ensemble
Judith Linsenberg, recorders │ Elizabeth Blumenstock, baroque violin │ Charles Sherman, harpsichord │ Shirley Hunt, viola de gamba
One of Americas’s most exciting Baroque chamber ensembles returns with a program of classical and traditional music from the British Isles. In response to the acclaim of their recent recording, Dancing in the Isles, the group brings a new program of their own arrangements of toe-tapping dance tunes and chamber works from the 17th and 18th centuries.
March 11, 2012* The Rhythm Sisters String Quartet Dawn Harms, Candace Guirao, violins │ Emily Onderdonk, viola │ Vanessa Ruotolo, cello
Four highly accomplished musicians who have performed with the Bay Area’s finest orchestras and ensembles formed The Rhythm Sisters to inspire a love of music in children and their families. The result is truly interactive, informative, engaging and FUN. They will perform quartets by Mozart and Dvorak plus a polka thrown in for good measure.
*An Osher Inside-Out Concert
April 15, 2012* Carey Bell, clarinet │ Katie Kadarauch, viola
You won’t want to miss these two outstanding SF Symphony musicians as they join forces to perform works by Hindemith, Telemann, Stockhausen as well as Mozart’s Kegelstatt Trio for clarinet, viola and piano with special guest Robin Sutherland.
*An Osher Inside-Out Concert
May 20, 2012 Season Finale Benefit Concert
Marina Harris, soprano, who performed the role of Berta in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, and Laura Krumm, mezzo-soprano, who will perform in Rigoletto this season, both current Adler Fellows with San Francisco’s Opera, will provide a thrilling finale to our season. Join us for a fabulous afternoon of lovely music, delicious wine, desserts, and pastries during our annual fundraiser. *Unfortunately, Daniel Montenegro recently moved out of the area and will be unable to perform on our series this season.