San Francisco Symphony members David Neuman (clarinet) and Wayne Roden (viola) teamed with June Choi Oh, new chair of the Dept. of Music, Dance and Performing Arts who is a Juilliard School-trained pianist, and baritone Craig Singleton, former department chair, for a unique chamber music collaboration featuring the works of Schumann, Bruch, Glinka and Ron McFarland of Tiburon.
Dominican commissioned McFarland, a distinguished composer from the Bay Area, to celebrate this special event with a world premiere composition for this unique instrumental combination.
Neuman, who is from King of Prussia, Pa., has been a San Francisco Symphony member since 1986 and Roden, who hails from Auburn, Ala., has been with the San Francisco Symphony since 1974.
The Sunday concerts, sponsored by Dominican’s Department of Music, Dance and Performing Arts, start at 3 p.m. Free parking is available in the nearby Conlan Center lot off Grand Avenue in San Rafael.
The concerts are free to students under the age of 18 including middle school and elementary school children if accompanied and supervised by an adult. In addition, community college students with a valid I.D. and music and art teachers in grades K-12 will be admitted free of charge along with Dominican faculty, staff and students with a valid I.D.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for music lovers of all ages to experience world-class performers in an acoustically superior concert hall that’s easily accessible in Marin County’s backyard at a very affordable price,” Oh said.
Already this season the St. Lawrence String Quartet, which appeared in Carnegie Hall last year, pianist William Wolfram and the Del Sol String Quartet have appeared in this season's Guest Concert Series.
Subscription season tickets for the Guest Concert Series are $72 for general admission, $60 for seniors over 60. Single-event tickets, which are only available at the door 30 minutes prior to scheduled performances, are $18 for general admission and $15 for seniors over 60.
For more information on tickets and the 2012-13 Guest Concert Series schedule, call 415-482-3579, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.dominican.edu/events.