Guest Concert Series welcomes Farallon Quintet

The 14th season of the Guest Concert Series concluded on April 26 with a performance by the Farallon Quintet – the only professional chamber music group focused exclusively on the clarinet quintet repertoire -- in Angelico Hall at Dominican University of California.

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.

Making its Angelico Hall debut, the Farallon Quintet featured five leading Bay Area musicians -- Natalie Parker on clarinet, violinists Dan Flanagan and Matthew Oshida, Elizabeth Prior on viola, and cellist Jonah Kim – who are the principal players in orchestras such as the San Francisco Ballet, Santa Rosa, Marin, Berkeley, Fremont, and Modesto Symphonies, and the Sacramento Philharmonic. Founded in 2012, this dynamic Bay Area ensemble is the only professional chamber music group exclusively dedicated to the surprisingly abundant clarinet quintet—string quartet plus clarinet—repertoire. The quintet last year was awarded a grant from San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music to record and release its debut album this year.

At Dominican, the Farallon Quintet performed Clarinet Quintet in B Flat Major, Op. 34, by Carl Weber; S. Mahoney Clarinet Quintet (commissioned by Farallon Quintet) and Francaix Quintette pour clarinette et quatuor a cordes.|

The concert was 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.

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April 20, 2015