THE JOSHUA TRIO
Emil Miland, cello | Ann Moss, soprano | Meredith Clark, harp
Sunday | January 21, 2018 | 4:00 pm
Noe Valley Ministry
This newly formed chamber ensemble comprises three artists who are beloved in the Bay Area—cellist Emil Miland, harpist Meredith Clark, and soprano Ann Moss. Born and raised in the Bay Area, Emil Miland has now been a member of the San Francisco Opera Orchestra for nearly 30 years. Ann Moss is a champion of contemporary vocal music who has been described as a “transformative artist” with a “sweetly crystalline sound” (San Francisco Classical Voice). Meredith Clark is a versatile harpist, whose varied interests have taken her all over the world to perform as a soloist, chamber musician, and as part of an orchestra. To help celebrate the 300th anniversary of Emil’s cello, these three prominent musicians will come together to deliver a performance unlike any other. You’ll hear a varied program of musical gems by Lou Harrison for cello and harp, premieres by local composers Vartan Aghababian, David Conte, Brian Fitzsousa, and Candace Forest, works by Joni Mitchell, Debussy, Stravinsky and Saint-Saens, and David Carlson’s stunning new work Offering and more!
All guests are invited to mingle with the artists at a hosted AfterParty reception and conversation moderated by Bruce Lamott, immediately following the performance at La Boulangerie.
David Carlson — Offering for Cello and Harp
Lou Harrison — Suite for Cello and Harp and Air from Rapunzel
Vartan Aghababian — An Amethyst Remembrance (2003, WEST COAST PREMIERE)
Song of the Birds (trad. Catalan folksong) — arr. Pablo Casals
Howard Frazin — A Wren, from Three Songs
Igor Stravinsky — Geese and Swans
Camille Saint-Saëns — The Swan, from Carnival of the Animals
Candace Forest — Rachel’s Dream and Suite for Nico (2017, WORLD PREMIERE)
Brian Fitzsousa — Go, Lovely Rose (2017, WORLD PREMIERE)
Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child (2016, WORLD PREMIERE) — arr. David Conte
Germaine Tailleferre — Sonata for Harp
Joni Mitchell — Blue and A Case of You, arr. Liam Wade
Claude Debussy — Nuit d’etoiles
Juan Hidalgo de Polanco — Ay, que Si, Ay, que No!