Musicians from world-acclaimed Philharmonia Baroque to perform in Guest Concert Series' 10th anniversary season

The 10th anniversary of the Guest Concert Series at Dominican University of California will continue on March 27 with several musicians from the world-acclaimed Philharmonia Baroque performing at Angelico Hall. Musicians Lisa Weiss and Joseph Edelberg on baroque violin, and baroque cellist David Goldblatt will appear on stage with Yuko Tanaka, Carmel Bach Festival’s Solo Harpsichordist, and baritone Craig Singleton, the Chair of the Department of Music and Performing Arts at Dominican.

Yuko Tanaka

The 2010-11 Guest Concert Series, which began on October 17 with a performance by the Ariel Ensemble of Sacramento, featured  a chamber music concert on February 6, Super Bowl Sunday, by members of the San Francisco Symphony. Violinist Shinya Abe was joined by a group of world-class musicians including Sarn Oliver, fellow violinist Mariko Smiley and cellist Amos Yang. They were accompanied by pianist June Choi Oh, a faculty member at Dominican and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

It was the third of five performances this season in the prestigious series. The Guest Concert Series is part of the Expression series sponsored by the Department of Music and Performing Arts at Dominican. All Sunday afternoon concerts start at 3 p.m. at Angelico Hall.

Oh performed at Angelico on November 7 with the popular Tilden Trio, an ensemble-in-residence at Dominican. The trio consists of Oh and and Juilliard School classmates Oliver and Associate Principal San Francisco Symphony cellist Peter Wyrick.

Single-event  tickets at the door for the Guest Concert Series  are $18 for general, $15 for seniors  and $10 for students. Concerts are followed by “Meet the Artist” receptions, providing an excellent opportunity for children and young instrumentalists to speak with performers and ask questions.

Admission is free for Dominican faculty, staff and students with a valid University I.D.

Angelico Hall opens 30 minutes prior to each performance. Parking is free at Conlan Center at the intersection of Grand and Acacia avenues in San Rafael.

The 10th anniversary Guest Concert Series season concludes on April 17 when the St. Lawrence String Quartet performs at Angelico. Violinists Geoff Nuttall and Scott St. John, viola Lesley Robertson and  Christopher Costanza on cello are “fearless musicians whose spontaneity stretches past conventional interpretation and probes the music's imaginative limits,” the Washington Post said.

The St. Lawrence String Quartet (SLSQ) has established itself among the world-class chamber ensembles of its generation, since winning both the Banff International String Quartet Competition and Young Concert Artists International Auditions in 1992. SLSQ is a quartet-in-residence and faculty members at Stanford University.

For more information, contact June Choi Oh at 415-257-0128 or email her at [email protected].