2016-2017 Season Concerts (Start time: 7:00 PM)
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Concerts are held on Sundays at 7:00 PM at
St. Aidan's Episcopal Church, 101 Gold Mine Drive (at Diamond
Heights Blvd.), San Francisco, California.
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Designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, St. Aidan’s boasts excellent acoustics, a lovely Steinway grand piano, easy parking, and a supportive community of music lovers. Concerts are wheelchair accessible.
Sunday October 16, 2016 at 7:00 PM
extensively in Northern California under the Chamber Music Society of
Sacramento, the Ariel Ensemble has received many local awards and grants.The
ensemble recently won the highest commissioning grant from Chamber Music America.
Their recording of “Jazz Quartet” by Meyer Kupferman received a rave review
by Fanfare magazine. Bay
Area performances include Midsummer Mozart
series, Other Minds Festival, Noontime Concerts, Music on the Hill series,
the Tahoe Chamber Music Society series, the Music Now series, and Wet
Ink. For Music on the Hill, they will be performing a concert of Russian music
Shostakovich, Borodin and Rubtsov.
are William Barbini and Kineko
Okumura, violins; Paul Ehrlich, viola; Victoria Ehrlich, cello; Mathew Krejci, flute.Watch Ariel String Quartet perform Franz Schubert 'Death and the Maiden' Mvt I Allegro: youtube.com/watch?v=d5XTl2_B0Nc
Here's the link to their website: cmssacto.org/about-us
Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 7:00 PM
A concert of jazz-inspired French music for piano, violin, clarinet,
and saxophone.The composers of post-WWI Paris were irresistibly
drawn to American Jazz. The confluence of impressionism,
cabaret, and jazz left its mark on French music throughout the 20th century.
“Paris Nights” takes us back to those early years of smoke-filled cafes and bawdy cabarets.
Violinist Eline van den Ende performs regularly with Symphony Silicon
Valley. She and Geordie Frazer have played with the San Francisco
Symphony, Ballet and Opera orchestras.In addition to his career in classical
music, Geordie is an accomplished jazz musician who has performed with artists
such as Johnny Mathis, Natalie Cole,Smokey Robinson, and Tony Bennett. As a
Trio, the group has performed in salon concerts since 2014. Will be performing works by Poulenc, Ravel, Ibert, and Eychenne.
Performers are Eline van den Ende, violin; Geordie
Frazer, saxophone/clarinet; Ava Soifer, piano.
Listen to Geordie Frazer play tenor sax on this Phil Woods piece: youtube.com/watch?v=TgyjEQ_JIic
Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 7:00 PM
Music on the Hill Benefit
Join us for an evening of wine, hors d’oeuvres, and live music.
Featuring performers from the San Francisco Opera
Sally Porter Munro, mezzo-soprano & Victoria Erhlich, cellist,
with pianist Ava Soifer. Performing:
Two Songs Op. 91, by Brahms, for mezzo-soprano, cello & piano;
Siete Canciones Populares Españolas, by Manuel de Falla;
Le Grand Tango for Cello & Piano, by Astor Piazzolla;
Selected songs by Gabriel Fauré
Listen to Piazzolla here: Le Grand Tango
Plus quartet selections by the SOTA String Quartet.
The benefit will take place at a private home TBA. Suggested donation $55. Seating is limited. To purchase tickets please send check to:
Music on the Hill
201 Bennington St
S.F. CA 94110
Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 7:00 PM Strobe
in 2015, Strobe presents music arranged and written for oboe and strings. The
ensemble includes seasoned musicians who perform regularly in major orchestras in
the Bay Area. Their mission is to create an expanded repertoire for this unusual
ensemble by commissioning new works by living composers. This concert features the
first newly-commissioned quartet for Strobe by the American composer Vincent Russo,
who has written works for orchestra and chamber ensembles, as well as for
television and film. Performing Mozart’s Divertimento;
String Trio by Kodaly; Gordon Jacobs’ Oboe Quartet; and a newly-commissioned
work by American composer, Vincent Russo.
are Laura Griffiths, oboe; Stephanie Bibbo, violin;
Caroline Lee, viola; and Krisanthy Desby, cello.
Watch Strobe perform Benjamin Britten's Phantasy Quartet, Op.2 (1932): youtube.com/watch?v=grHSuZ6D7hc
Here's the link to their website: strobemusic.squarespace.com
Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 7:00 PM
Thalea String Quartet
in 2014 at the Zephyr International Chamber Festival, the Thalea String Quartet
has been praised for their ”vibrant performance” and “sincere expressivity” (SF Classical Voice). The quartet has
performed recitals in Italy, France, the United States,
and Canada. And it was recently appointed the first quartet in residence at the San
Francisco Conservatory of Music. They made their debut at the Kennedy Center in
Washington, D.C. in early 2016 and were named one of the “Top 10 Bay Area Quartets
You Should Know” by CultureTrip.com. The Quartet has been featured on KDFC’s “The
State of the Arts” and have performed on the KALW program “Revolutions
per Minute,” hosted by pianist Sarah Cahill. They
will be performing: Mozart: String Quartet in A major K 169; Cowell: String Quartet No 4 "United"; and Beethoven: String Quartet op 130, Grosse Fugue op. 133.
Performers are Christopher Whitley and
Kumiko Sakamoto, violins; Luis Bellorin, viola; Brady Anderson, cello..
Watch Thalea String Quartet: String Quartet Op.18, No.1 First Movement (Ludwig van Beethoven): youtube.com/watch?v=Auc2HKZhAkIHere's the link to their website: thaleastringquartet.com