Robert Nance, Mason Fish, and Matthew Holmes-Linder, guitars
Noe Valley Ministry
Featuring some of the most exciting contemporary Bay Area composers, the program unveils the rich
possibilities of classical guitar trio. This beautiful and wild music is pleasantly difficult to anticipate as it flows from lyrical bluegrass-classical fusion to harmonically rich Impressionism and to post-minimalist mayhem.
Pre-concert talk at 3:15 pm.
Danny Clay – a place that inhabits us
Dan Becker – Last Light
Santiago Gutierrez Bolio – Thinking Songs
Brendon Randall-Myers – Making Good Choices
Belinda Reynolds – Edges
Sergio Assad – Kindergarten
This Osher Inside Out concert includes a pre-concert talk at 3:15 pm and is part of our contemporary neo@noe series. It has been made possible in part thanks to the generous support of the Bernard Osher Foundation, the Zellerbach Family Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and the Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund.
About Mobius Trio
Described by the eminent Sergio Assad as “the most inventive and exciting young guitar ensemble today”, Mobius Trio has made it its mission to fully integrate the classical guitar into the 21st century’s nascent musical lexicon. The Trio exclusively performs music that they have commissioned; they seek to expand the guitar ensemble’s repertoire to encompass all of the myriad currents passing through contemporary art music. Mobius Trio has commissioned over three dozen composers in their first few years of existence, and that pace isn’t slowing. Recent commissions include Sergio Assad, Luciano Chessa, and Ryan Brown, with more pieces and collaborations on the way.
Mobius Trio was formed in 2010 by guitarists Robert Nance, Mason Fish, and Matthew Holmes-Linder while studying at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. They started things off with a bang, commissioning and learning five pieces within the span of a couple of months, and performing many of those pieces at Washington, DC’s Kennedy Center the following April. Matt, Rob, and Mason are all accomplished, competition-winning guitarists in their own right, and they all live and work in San Francisco. When not rehearsing, the group enjoys home brewing, BBQ, Game of Thrones, and hacky sack.