Super Sunday for Guest Concert Series event

Violist Nancy Severance, a member of the San Francisco Symphony since 1982, joined fellow symphony members Dan Carlson and Peter Wyrick on stage on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 5, to perform in the Guest Concert Series in Angelico Hall at Dominican University of California.

The Sunday concerts, which begin at 3 p.m., are part of the Expression series sponsored by the Department of Music, Dance and Performing Arts at Dominican.

“Simply stated, these players are outstanding and of the highest caliber,” Dr. Craig Singleton of San Rafael, Chair and Professor of the Department of Music, Dance and Performing Arts said. “Their music is from the greats of `classical’ music history, and from new composers who aspire to follow in that tradition.  For those of you who are seasoned ‘classical’ concert attendees, you will find here performers with virtuosic musical skill.  They will surprise and delight you with their bravura and sublety. You will be inspired."

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.

This season, students under the age of 18 will be admitted free 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.

 Free parking is available in the nearby Conlan Center lot off Grand Avenue in San Rafael.

Severance, who was educated at the Oberlin Conservatory and Northern Illinois University, has performed with many Bay area ensembles, including the Stanford Quartet, Composers Inc., Chamber Music West, the Midsummer Mozart Chamber Players, and the Parlante Chamber Orchestra, with whom she was principal violist. Her summer engagements have included the Scaneateles Festival, Eastern Music Festival and the Telluride Chamber Music Festival. She has performed with the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players since 1986 and became a member in 2008.

The acclaimed violist joined fellow San Francisco Symphony members Carlson, Associate Principal Second Violin, and Wyrick, Associate Principal Cellist, along with pianist June Choi Oh for an afternoon of glorious chamber music making on Super Bowl Sunday. Oh, is a Dominican and San Francisco Conservatory faculty member.

The group will perform compositions by J.S. Bach, Beethoven and Dvorak.

Oh opened the 2011-12 Guest Concert Series with a piano recital on October 9. Beginning its 11th season of providing Marin County and the Bay Area with a unique opportunity to enjoy classical music, the Guest Concert Series featured a performance by the five-time Grammy-nominated Quartet San Francisco on November 13 at Angelico Hall.