Guest Concert Series welcomes Wolfram piano recital Nov. 11

A guitar recital featuring Korean-born Jiji and special guest Gulli Björnsson from Iceland opened the 2018-19 Guest Concert Series at Dominican University of California on September 30. The lineup for the 18th season of GCS also includes pianist William Wolfram, the Del Sol String Quartet, and the Tilden Trio.

The Sunday concerts, sponsored by Dominican’s Department of Music, Dance, and Performing Arts, start at 3 p.m. in Angelico Concert Hall. Free parking is available in the nearby Conlan Center lot off Grand Avenue in San Rafael.

•    Jiji, a phenomenal classical guitarist, master of acoustic and electric guitar, won first prize at the 2016 Concert Artists Guild International Competition. She made her Angelico Concert Hall debut on September 30 with guitarist/composer Björnsson. Both Yale School of Music graduates, they also perform as the collective LINÜ.

•    William Wolfram, one of America’s foremost pianists, returns to Angelico Concert Hall from New York City on November 11. Wolfram, a Juilliard School graduate who has performed with the San Francisco Symphony, was a top prize winner in the William Kapell, Naumberg, and Tchaikovsky International Piano Competitions.

•    Founded in 1992, the Del Sol String Quartet – featuring violinists Benjamin Kreith and Dominican alum Rick Shinozaki ’89, cellist Kathryn Bates, and Charlton Lee on viola – perform on February 10. The San Francisco-based quartet, two-time winner of the top Chamber Music America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, will be joined on stage by pianist June Choi Oh, of Dominican for the Finzi piece. The performance of the Johnston quartet will be presented with a multimedia installation by Matthew Garcia, also a Dominican faculty member.

•    The Tilden Trio -- founded in 2004 by Juilliard School classmates Sarn Oliver, first violinist for the San Francisco Symphony from Mill Valley, Peter Wyrick, Associate Principal Cellist for the San Francisco Symphony from Mill Valley, and June Choi Oh of Corte Madera, Chair of the Department of Music, Dance, and Performing Arts at Dominican -- grace the Angelico Concert Hall stage again on March 3 to close the 18th season of the Guest Concert Series.

All Guest Concert Series 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 teachers in grades K-12 will be admitted free of charge along with Dominican faculty, staff and students with a valid I.D.

Subscription season tickets for the Guest Concert Series are $60 for general admission, $50 for seniors over 60. Single-event tickets, which are only available at the door 30 minutes prior to scheduled performances, are $20 for general admission and $17 for seniors over 60.

For more information on tickets and the 2018-19 Guest Concert Series, call 415-482-3579 or email [email protected]


September 20, 2018