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Cunning Little Vixen

Posted by on Apr 15, 2024 in Upcoming Performances | 0 comments

Pocket Opera presents Janáček’s charming masterpiece.

Sunday, April 14, 2024
2pm
Hillside Club
2286 Cedar Street
Berkeley

Sunday, April 21, 2024
2:30
Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts
500 Castro Street
Mountain View


Sunday, April 28, 2024
2pm
Gunn Theatre
Legion of Honor
100 34th Avenue
San Francisco


Tickets and more information here.

Music@Noon

Posted by on Apr 15, 2024 in Upcoming Performances | 0 comments

Quinteto Latino performs Paquito d’Rivera’s playful Wapango and Gabriela Lena Frank’s colorful Mitos (composed for Quinteto Latino). Also on the program are Marcus Siqueira’s monumental Egrégores and Eugenio Toussaint’s clever Mambo. Don’t miss this free opportunity to hear QL in the South Bay. You will have a chance to chat with the musicians about the music, the composers, and the musicians themselves too.

Wednesday, April 24, 2024
12pm

Santa Clara University
Music Recital Hall
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA

Free

PAST PERFORMANCES

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Glenview Classical Series

Posted by on Mar 9, 2024 in Upcoming Performances | 0 comments

This exciting Oakland series welcomes Quinteto Latino to perform a program including commissions by two Venezuelan-American composers, Paul Desenne and Victor Márquez-Barrios, as well as music from Mexico (Eugenio Toussaint), Brazil (Marcus Siqueira), Cuba (Paquito d’Rivera) and Argentina’s star tango composer, Astor Piazzolla.

Friday, March 22, 2024
7:30

St. Paul Lutheran Church
1658 Excelsior Avenue
Oakland CA 94602

$25 suggested donation

QL returns to Mazza Castle

Posted by on Feb 26, 2024 in Upcoming Performances | 0 comments

The Mazza Castle Music Salon Series welcomes Quinteto Latino, a one-of-a-kind San Francisco Bay Area-based 501(c)3 organization driving social change in the classical music industry. The program will include a commissions by two Venezuelan-American composers: Paul Desenne and Victor Márquez-Barrios as well as music from Mexico (Eugenio Toussant), Brazil (Marcus Siqueira), Cuba (Paquito d’Rivera!) and Argentina’s star tango composer, Astor Piazzolla.

Sunday, March 17, 2024
5pm (doors open at 4pm)

Mazza Castle
900 Mirador Terrace
Pacifica, CA

$45 general admission

Tickets available here

Quinteto Latino performs for Calliope

Posted by on Apr 10, 2023 in Past Performances | 0 comments

The quintet presents “Music of Latin America for Winds.” The program will include commissions by Gabriela Lena Frank and Paul Desenne as well as music of Mexican composers Gabriela Ortiz and Eugenio Toussant, Cuban composer Paquito D’Rivera and Argentina’s star, Astor Piazzolla.

Saturday, February 25, 2024
4pm

Calliope East Bay Music & Arts
St. Alban’s Episcopal Church
1501 Washington Avenue
Albany CA 94706

$15 youth
$25 senior/student
$30 general admission

Tickets available through Eventbrite

West Oakland Sound Series

Posted by on Apr 10, 2023 in Past Performances | 0 comments

Visiting from Austria, mezzo-soprano Heléna Sorokina joins local composer-vocalist Sarah Grace Graves to perform Scelsi’s Sauh voice duos alongside solos and duos written for, and in certain instances by, them. Featuring music by Giacinto Scelsi, Harrison Birtwistle, Jon You, Sarah Grace Graves, and others.

The concert also features the Oakland Reductionist Orchestra, a supergroup of local musicians with a predilection for lowercase/fricative/reductionist acoustic improvisation that often sounds more electronic than acoustic. This ensemble grows out of a rich tradition of “American reductionist” music that emerged (re-emerged?) in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s. Previous projects like Tom Djll’s Grosse Abfahrt and The Jack Wright Large Ensemble Eight By Nine document the Bay Area’s contribution to the genre.

PERFORMERS
Hallie Smith, violin
Danishta Rivero, voice
Lisa Mezzacappa, bass 
Joshua Marshall, tenor saxophone
Brendan Lai-Tong, trombone
Matt Ingalls, clarinets
Ron Heglin, tuba
Diane Grubbe, flutes
Sarah Grace Graves, voice
Jacob Felix Heule, percussion
Tom Djll, trumpet
Kevin Corcoran, percussion
Chris Cooper, objects, electronics

Sunday, February 11, 2024
7pm

Dresher Ensemble Studio
2201 Poplar Street
Oakland

$10-$25 sliding scale (cash & venmo accepted at door)
click here to purchase advance tickets ($20) online on eventbrite

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Quinteto Latino at CSMA

Posted by on Apr 10, 2023 in Past Performances | 0 comments

The quintet presents “Puzzles and Myths, Classical Music for Winds.” The program will include commissions by Gabriela Lena Frank and Paul Desenne as well as music of Mexican composers Gabriela Ortiz and Eugenio Toussant, Cuban composer Paquito D’Rivera and Argentina’s star, Astor Piazzolla.

Saturday, January 13, 2024
7:30pm

Tateuchi Hall
Community School of Music and Arts
230 San Antonio Circle
Mountain View, CA 94040

FREE!

More information here

The Oakland Reductionist Orchestra at Mosswood

Posted by on Apr 10, 2023 in Past Performances | 0 comments

A supergroup of local musicians with a predilection for lowercase/fricative/reductionist acoustic improvisation that often sounds more electronic than acoustic.

PERFORMERS
Kanoko Nishi-Smith, koto
Cody Putman, bassoon
Lisa Mezzacappa, bass 
Kevin CK Lo, piano, etc
Cheryl E. Leonard, objects, electronics
Brendan Lai-Tong, trombone
Matt Ingalls, clarinets
Ron Heglin, tuba
Diane Grubbe, flutes
Sarah Grace Graves, voice
Tom Djll, trumpet
Kevin Corcoran, percussion
Chris Cooper, objects, electronics
Kyle Bruckmann, oboe

In its West Coast premiere, composer-accordionist Ben Richter’s just-intonation accordion solo Laramidia creates an alien tonal landscape alternating among timbral fluctuations, melody and drone, and gradual resolution of shimmering, pulsing microtonal intervals. Inspired by nonhuman consciousness, Ben’s music orients toward new orders of magnitude in musical parameters to auralize the vast and infinitesimal timescales we do not experience in everyday life.

Sunday, December 17, 2023
7pm

Mosswood Chapel
3630 Telegraph (enter 2nd door on 37th St)
Oakland, CA

$10-$25 sliding scale (cash & venmo accepted at door)

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sfSound performs Crumb & Bussotti

Posted by on Apr 9, 2023 in Past Performances | 0 comments

sfSound Group remembers George Crumb (1929–2022) and Sylvano Bussotti (1931–2021), two composers known for their use of non-traditional notation. Bussotti’s classic graphic score Autotono (1958-1978) for open ensemble is bookended by Crumb’s Eleven Echoes of Autumn (Echoes I)(1965/66) and Dream Sequence (Images II) (1976).

Visiting from New York City, Yarn/Wire performs the West Coast premiere of Catherine Lamb’s Curvo Totalitas (2017) for two synthesizers, steel sheet, and tam tam. The work creates a sound world that is both meditative and intense, offering the audience a highly personal listening experience.

Sunday, December 10, 2023
7pm
Mosswood Chapel
3630 Telegraph (enter 2nd door on 37th St)Oakland, CA

$10-$25 sliding scale (cash & venmo accepted at door)

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