Jean-Michel Fonteneau, cello
June Choi Oh, piano
Beethoven: Sonata for Cello and Piano, No. 1, in F Major, Op.5, No.1
Grieg: Sonata for cello and Piano in F Minor, Op 36
Prokofiev: Sonata for Cello and Piano in C Major, Op. 119
Jean-Michel Fonteneau is one of the most sought-after performers and pedagogues in the cello world. As a founding member of the Ravel String Quartet, winner of two prizes at the Evian String Quartet Competition, and of the first French Grammy award "Les Victoires de la Musique Classique", he toured extensively around the world. He served on the faculty of the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Lyon, France, and is a professor of cello at San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He will be joined by Dominican’s June Choi Oh for an afternoon of intimate and glorious musical collaboration.
Schubert: Fantasy in C Major, Op. 15,D. 760 “Wanderer”
Liszt: Ballade No. 2, S. 171
Chopin: 24 Preludes
The leading American pianist Kevin Kenner’s artistry was recognized throughout the world by winning the top prizes in the most prestigious competitions: Tchaikovsky International Competition, Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and the International Chopin Piano Competition, in which he served as a juror in 2010. He has appeared around the world as a soloist with leading orchestras and recitalist in major halls.
Dan Carlson, Violin
Joy Fellows, Viola
Peter Wyrick, Cello
June Choi Oh, Piano
Debussy: Sonata for Violin and Piano in G Minor, L. 140
Schubert: String Trio in B Flat Major, D. 471
Brahms: Sonata for Viola and Piano,
Mozart: Piano Quartet in G Minor, K. 478
San Francisco Chamber Players, Northern California’s premier chamber ensemble, is comprised of some of the nation’s finest musicians. The members have performed around the world as soloists, leading orchestra musicians (Dan and Peter are Principal and Associate Principals of the San Francisco Symphony, and Joy is an Assistant Principal of San Francisco Ballet Orchestra) and chamber musicians, and have formed this ensemble after being close friends and colleagues for many years.
Haydn: Piano Trio No. 39 in G Major, Hob. XV/25
R. Strauss: Piano Trio No. 2 in D Major
Schubert: Piano Trio No. 1 in B Flat Major, D. 898
This exciting afternoon of chamber music, a collaboration between musicians with deep roots in both New York and the San Francisco Bay Area, is not to be missed. Sarn is a first violinist of the San Francisco Symphony, and Eileen is the Associate Principal cellist of the New York Philharmonic. Before joining the NY Philharmonic, Eileen, an SF Bay Area native, played in the San Francisco Symphony for several seasons, and frequently performed chamber music with June. Sarn and June spent their formative years in New York and are currently residents of the Bay Area, where they have performed together in innumerable concerts. All three are graduates of the Juilliard School.
Natalie Parker, Clarinet
Dan Flanagan, Violin
Matthew Oshida, Violin
Elizabeth Prior, Viola
Jonah Kim, Cello
Weber: Clarinet Quintet in B Flat Major, Op. 34
S. Mahoney: Clarinet Quintet (Commissioned by Farallon Quintet)
Francaix: Quintette pour clarinette et quatuor à cordes
The Farallon Quintet is a dynamic Bay Area ensemble and the only professional chamber music group focused exclusively on the clarinet quintet (string quartet plus clarinet) repertoire. Made up of leading Bay Area musicians, the quintet was recently awarded a grant from San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music to record and release its debut album in 2015.
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