concerts will take place at 8:00 on Tuesday evenings at
October 23, 2001
Paula West and friends
-- December 4, 2001
January 29, 2002
Glover and Hansen --
March 26, 2002
Del Sol String Quartet --
May 21, 2002
October 23, 2001, 8:00 p.m.
In the Ballroom
Stern, Violin and Viola
works by Mozart, Maggio, Ince, and Stravinsky
world-class ensemble, consisting of clarinet, violin/viola
and piano, will be presenting two exciting works written
specifically for the group, as well as beloved works
from the standard repertoire. Come enjoy the keyboard,
wind, and string layers (or strata) of
.All three musicians responded expressively
musicianship was exhilarating.
The Independent Coast Observer
repeated notes, sudden chordal interruptions, and fitfully
show off the virtuosity of Strata
Jules Langert, San Francisco Classical Voice
more about Strata, please see http://performingarts.net/LSMI/strata.htm
WEST and friends
December 4, 2001, 8:00 p.m.
the jazz tradition Paula West will introduce each
West has built her reputation as an interpreter of
the Great American Songbook, classic songs
by Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Harold Arlen and
me, singing a song is telling a story, so you have
to believe in what you are singing.
Paula West, interviewed in the San Francisco Bay Guardian
not just her exquisite control of her gorgeous, smoky
contralto voice. What sets West apart
her emotional reading of each song is three-dimensional
and entirely present tense. She plays in the material
rather than with it
with her sumptuous phrasing
and unerring sense of rhythm.
Andrew Gilbert, Mercury News
more information on Paula West, please see http://www.citycabaret.com/paulawest/
January 29, 2002, 8:00 p.m.
the Members Lounge
Blumenstock, Baroque violin
X. Ruiz, Baroque oboe
Morris, Cello and Viola da gamba
to be announced
The members of Musica Pacifica belong to the ranks
of the finest early music performers in the United
States, and their recordings have been acclaimed by
the international press. This program will the solo
talents of each musician, as well as various combinations
affable and charming as they are talented, regaling the
audience with their musicianship and scholarship.
tight ensemble and smooth blending
Arizona Daily Star
more information on Musica Pacifica, please see http://www.musicapacifica.org/
Glover and Hansen
March 26, 2002, 8:00 p.m.
of Lutoslawski, Dutkiewicz, Rachmaninoff, and others
Area favorites as individual soloists as well as in
ensemble, this masterful piano duo will be presenting
a colorful program, including Rachmaninoffs
delightful Symphonic Dances. Glover and Hansens
artistry covers the emotional and dynamic spectrum,
and their technical precision and power will delight
listeners. Dont miss the rare chance to experience
two pianists in the dramatic ballroom setting!
was a coherent and impressively controlled performance
Glover's impressive technique and reliable musicality make
him a natural for exploring even more of the Russian repertory.
San Francisco Classical Voice
Sol String Quartet
May 21, 2002, 8:00 p.m.
of Piazzola, Brown, Crawford-Seeger, Brubeck
the theme of Music of the Americas Something
Old, Something New, Something Borrowed and Blue,
this incredible Bay Area group brings a new swing
to the traditional quartet form. Displaying technical
wizardry, imagination and passion, they are sure to
bring a wide variety of sounds.
and well paced performances have won editorial [audiences]
the sweet harmony of Haydn to the dissonance of Stravinsky,
the group served up a little something for everyones
.The musicians must be respected for their virtuosity
in breaking away from a strictly classical
further details, please see http://www.delsolquartet.com/
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