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Yasushi and Friends

Posted by on Sep 14, 2022 in Upcoming Performances | 0 comments

Acclaimed violinist Yasushi Ogura, concertmaster for many Bay Area orchestras and operas (including Jarvis Conservatory’s many zarzuelas, Pocket Opera and many others), will perform with flutist Diane Grubbe

and pianist Frank Johnson (host of “It’s a Grand Night for Singing”) in a program of chamber music. 

Beethoven Violin Sonata No. 5 (“Spring”) in F major
Handel Trio Sonata in g minor (HWV 393)
Gieseking Sonatine for flute and piano

Saturday, October 15
7pm

Jarvis Conservatory
1711 Main Street
Napa, CA

$10 – $25

more information here

Ambient Bird

Posted by on Sep 7, 2022 in Upcoming Performances | 0 comments

A performance with Wendy Reid and ensemble, including live and pre-recorded African grey parrot, blue parrotlet and green parrotlet.

Thursday, September 15, 2022
Live Oak Park
Berkeley, CA

6pm

Free

PAST PERFORMANCES

Posted by on May 28, 2022 in Past Performances | 0 comments

QL Seminario 2022

Posted by on May 27, 2022 in Past Performances | 0 comments

On August 4-7, 2022, Quinteto Latino presented Seminario, a biennial conference of Latino musicians from around the United States, exploring the intersections of identity, artistry, and racial equity in the classical music field. As part of this intensive, co-hosted by San Jose State University, the public was invited to view the opening plenary and the culminating concert featuring Seminario cohort musicians.

Thursday, August 4-7, 2022
Seminario 2022
San José State University

sfSound Group & Giacomo Fiore

Posted by on May 27, 2022 in Past Performances | 0 comments

Guitarist GIACOMO FIORE presents a pair of just intonation works: CATHERINE LAMB’S point/wave (2015) and LARRY POLANSKY’S freeHorn (2004). 

sfSoundGroup performs two iconic 20th century works of chamber music: GÉRARD GRISEY’S bracing Talea(1986) and the premiere of a transcription of BRUNO MADERNA’S rarely performed, beguiling Serenata N.2(1956). 

Friday, July 22, 2022
8pm
Mosswood Sound Series
3630 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland

$10 – $25

The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein

Posted by on May 27, 2022 in Past Performances | 0 comments

Pocket Opera presents Offenbach’s opéra bouffe poking fun at militarism in general and at a young Grand Duchess specifically who learns that she cannot always get her way.

Sunday, June 12, 2022
2pm
Hillside Club
2286 Cedar Street
Berkeley

Friday, June 17, 2022
7pm
Jarvis Conservatory
1711 Main Street
Napa

Sunday, June 19, 2022
2:30
Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts
500 Castro Street
Mountain View

Sunday, June 26, 2022
2pm
Gunn Theatre
Legion of Honor
100 34th Avenue
San Francisco

Tickets and more information here.

Grisey, Oliveros & Sciarrino

Posted by on May 13, 2022 in Past Performances | 0 comments

SFSOUNDGROUP performs three iconic chamber music works from the late 20th century:

GÉRARD GRISEY – Talea (1986)
PAULINE OLIVEROS – The Inner​/​Outer Sound Matrix (for sfSound) (2007)
SALVATORE SCIARRINO – Lo Spazio Inverso (1985)

The “house band” for the Mosswood Sound Series, SFSOUNDGROUP is a unique collection of performer-composers that have presented their own compositions, improvisations, new commissions, electronic music, and standard avant-garde repertoire for over two decades. With a mix of works from the European, American, and contemporary Californian avant-garde, their concerts explore the continuum between notated composition and free improvisation, often sounding more “electronic” than “acoustic.”

Friday, May 13, 2022
8pm
Mosswood Sound Series
3630 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland

$10 – $25

Welch, Grubbe & Allen @ Mosswood

Posted by on May 13, 2022 in Past Performances | 0 comments

Matthew Welch presents a solo set focusing on Anthony Braxton’s#247, a species of Braxton’s Ghost Trance Music written especially for Welch’s bagpipes.

Diane Grubbe performs Mario Lavista’s Lamento for bass flute and Orlando Jacinto García’s cuando el mar besa al Malecón for piccolo, flute, alto flute, bass flute and electronics.

Tenor Saxophonist Josh Allen performs a solo improvisation that strives to present non linear visual concepts in sonic linear form.

Friday, May 6, 2022
8pm
Mosswood Sound Series
3630 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland

$10 – $25

“Searsville, 1891-2015”

Posted by on May 13, 2022 in Past Performances | 0 comments

Composer Marc Evanstein’s composition based on pollen data from a sediment core in Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve. Through this translation from data to music, listeners are offered a window into the dynamic and interconnected quality of the natural world, and the way in which this balance has been impacted by human activities over the last 120 years. Watch the discussion and performance here.

Diane Grubbe, flute solo
Leslie Tagorda, clarinet solo
Stanford New Ensemble & members of Quinteto Latino

May 7, 2022
Stanford University

Merry Widow

Posted by on Mar 13, 2022 in Past Performances | 0 comments

Pocket Opera presents Lehár’s delightfully romantic operetta.

Sunday, March 27, 2022
2pm
Hillside Club
2286 Cedar Street
Berkeley

Sunday, April 3, 2022
2:30
Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts

Sunday, April 10, 2022
2pm
Gunn Theatre
Legion of Honor
100 34th Avenue
San Francisco