Guest Concert Series

Welcome to the 2018-19 season of the Dominican Guest Concert Series, offering world class music in an intimate setting for 18 years.
 

Sunday, September 30th, 2018, 3:00 pm
Guitar recital by JIJI, with guest Gulli Björnsen

Albéniz                       Asturias (Leyenda)
Scarlatti                     Sonata in D Minor (for keyboard), k. 10
Marais                        Le Voix Humaines (for viola da gamba)
J.S. Bach                   Allegro, from Prelude, Fugue, & Allegro, BWV 998
Philip Glass                Mad Rush (arr. for guitar duo LINÜ)
Paganini                     Caprice No. 24
Gulli Björnsson            Bergmál (for guitar duo LINÜ) World Premiere
Leo Brouwer                Paisaje con cubano Companas (1986)
Benjamin Verdery        Tread Lightly for You Tread on My Dreams
Ginastera                    Finale (from Sonata for Guitar, Op. 47)
Olafur Arnalds             Ljosid (Arr. for guitar duo LINÜ)
Debussy                     Passepied (Arr. for LINÜ)    
Ryuichi Sakamoto       Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (Arr. for LINÜ)
 
 
Sensational guitarist Jiji is an adventurous artist on both acoustic and electric guitar, playing an extensive range of music from traditional and contemporary classical music to free improvisation. Her impeccable musicianship combined with compelling stage presence and fascinating repertoire earned her First Prize at the 2016 Concert Artist Guild Competition. She will be joined on stage by acclaimed guitarist from Iceland, Gulli Björnsson; together they perform as the collective LINÜ.
 
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Sunday, November 11th, 2018, 3:00 pm
William Wolfram Piano Recital


Schoenberg        Three Piano Pieces, Op 11
Schumann          Humoreske in B Flat Major, Op. 20
Liszt                   Liebestraume No. 3, S. 541
Liszt                   Aprés une lecture du Dante II, fantasia quasi sonata (Années de
                          pèlerinage II, S. 161 No. 7) “Dante Sonata
            
    
One of the foremost American pianists, William Wolfram, was a winner of the Silver Medal in both the William Kapell and the Naumberg International Piano Competitions. He also holds the distinction of bronze medalist of the prestigious Tchaikovsky Piano Competition in Moscow.  His concerto début with the Pittsburgh Symphony under the baton of Leonard Slatkin was the first in a long succession of appearances and career relationships with numerous American orchestras such as the San Francisco Symphony, the National Symphony, the Dallas, Minnesota and Seattle Symphonies, among others.


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Sunday, February 10th, 2019, 3:00 pm
Del Sol String Quartet

 
Huang Ruo            The Flag Project (2009) for string quartet and Tibetan finger
                            cymbals
Lukas Ligeti           Moving Houses (2003)
Erberk Eryilmaz     Hoppa! (2017)
Gerald Finzi           Eclogue Arr. for Piano Quintet (1922)
Niloufar Shiri          Calling (2016)
Ben Johnston         Quartet No. 4 "Amazing Grace" (1973)
                             With Multimedia installation by Matthew Garcia

Benjamin Kreith and Rick Shinozaki, violins
Charlton Lee, viola
Kathryn Bates, cello

Guest Artists:
June Choi Oh, piano
Matthew Garcia, visual

“…robust, finely blended ensemble playing, rhythmic alertness and a fearless willingness to take on a wide range of contemporary repertoire” -  San Francisco Chronicle

Hailed by Gramophone as "masters of all musical things they survey,” Del Sol Quartet shares the voices of living composers, drawing upon the tradition of song and dance rhythms from their diverse cultures. From China, Turkey, Iran, England, Hungary and the USA, these pieces celebrate the power and beauty of music to reach past international borders.  Two-time top winner of the Chamber Music America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, the ensemble champions music that is compellingly relevant to our lives today with audiences around the world. The quartet will be joined on stage by pianist June Choi Oh, chair of Dominican’s Music, Dance, and Performing Arts department. The performance will be presented with a multimedia installation by Matthew Garcia, professor of Art, Art History, and Design at Dominican.

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Sunday, March 3rd, 2019 3:00 pm
Tilden Trio

Brahms            Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1 in G Major, Op. 78
Josef Suk         Piano Trio in C Minor, Op. 2
Dvorak              Piano Trio No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 90 “Dumky
 
Sarn Oliver, Violin
Peter Wyrick, Cello
June Choi Oh, Piano

(The) performance by the Tilden Trio was a mesmerizing display of great music making.  With a warm tone that was inviting even in the most challenging music, the Tilden Trio proved the theory that chamber music at its best is a musical conversation between close friends.” -  Honolulu Music Examiner
 
Northern California’s premier ensemble, Tilden Trio, is comprised of area’s leading artists.  Founded in 2004 by Sarn (First Violinist, San Francisco Symphony), Peter (Associate Principal, San Francisco Symphony) and June (Dept. Chair, Dominican University of California), who are Juilliard schoolmates and have collaborated for decades in various ensembles settings, starting in their pre-college days. 
 

 

 

 
TICKET INFORMATION

Subscription Series: $60 General / $50 Discount for seniors over 60

Single Tickets: $20 General / $17 Discount for seniors over 60 Admission is free to students under 18*, Community College students with valid IDs and K–12 classroom music teachers.

  • Single tickets will be sold at the door only.
  • Tickets are available for purchase 30 minutes prior to each performance.
  • All concerts held at Angelico Concert Hall on the Dominican Campus.
  • Angelico Hall opens 30 minutes prior to the performance for seating.

* All elementary and middle school students must be accompanied and supervised by adults. Please note, these programs are not intended for ages 5 and younger.

For more information, please call 415.482.3579 or e-mail music@dominican.edu