2012-2013 Season Concerts

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Concerts are held Sundays at 7:00 PM at St. Aidan's Episcopal Church, 101 Gold Mine Drive (at Diamond Heights Blvd.), San Francisco CA. 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. Click here for map and directions.

Sunday October 21, 2012 at 7:00 PM 

Enigma Ensemble
Born from a spirit of camaraderie and shared musical vision, the Enigma Ensemble is dedicated to presenting eclectic and engaging programs. Performing Beethoven’s Septet in E flat Major and Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du Soldat, inspired by a Russian Fairy Tale and narrated by Michael Axtell, current member of the renowned vocal ensemble, Chanticleer. Rita Lee, violin; Marcel Gemperli, viola; Kelley Maulbetsch, cello; Michel Taddei, bass; Bill Kalinkos, clarinet; Erin Irvine, bassoon; Alex Rosenfeld, horn; John Freeman, trumpet; Katie Curran, trombone; Timothy Dent, percussion.

Sunday, December 2, 2012 at 7:00 PM 

Sierra Ensemble
This unique mixed chamber ensemble for horn, violin and piano was founded in 1998. They have toured the East Coast and recently performed in Istanbul as part of a new project, the San Francisco-Istanbul Musical Bridge. Their West Coast presence includes performances at the Mondavi Center for the Arts, U.C. Davis, and concerts in Sacramento, Mendocino & Berkeley. Anita Felix, violin, Janis Lieberman, horn & Marc Steiner, piano. Performing Brahms Trio in Eb Major, opus 40, "the Horn Trio" for violin, horn and piano; a Georges Barboteu trio, "Esquisse." In addition the program includes Beethoven sonatas for violin and horn, and a newly commissioned 21st century work, "Chaopolis," a trio by Turkish composer, Tolga Ozdemir.

Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 7:00 PM 

Music on the Hill Benefit with Mack McCray
Mack McCray, pianist extraordinaire and one of the jewels of the Bay area, has performed with such conductors as Michael Tilson Thomas, Edo de Waart, Josef Krips and John Adams. He is currently Artistic director of the Zephyr International Chamber Music Festival in Courmayeur, Italy, and is Chair of the Piano Department and Co-Chair of Chamber Music at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. The benefit will take place in a private home TBA. Suggested donation $50. Seating is limited, so please reserve by email or phone by January 6th. For advance reservations, send a check to Music on the Hill, 201 Bennington St., S.F., CA 94110. For more information, contact us atinfo@musiconthehill.org  or 415-820-1429.

March 3, 2013 at 7:00 PM 

“Voices from the East” - a concert of Armenian music
Inspired by the hypnotic rhythms of Khachaturian’s Trio for clarinet, violin & piano, this concert presents new works for Piano Trio from this rich and vital culture. These 20th century Armenian composers have created music using the folk idiom as the root to their compositions. Kay Stern, concertmaster of the San Francisco Opera Orchestra, Natalie Parker, principal clarinet of the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra & pianist, Ava Soifer perform Trios by Aram Khachaturian, Alexander Arutunian, Edward Manukyan & Alan Hovhaness.

April 28, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Del Sol String Quartet
This San Francisco based Quartet is breaking the boundaries of classical music. Since its inception in 1992 the Quartet has performed on prominent concert series including the Kennedy Center, Smithsonian Museum, Library of Congress in Washington DC, the Other Minds Festival in San Francisco, & the Santa Fe Opera New Music Series. Violinists Kate Stenberg & Rick Shinozaki, violist Charlton Lee & cellist Kathryn Bates Williams. Performing works by Bay area composers Joan Jeanrenaud, Mason Bates and Irene Sazer. Also performing works by contemporary Polish composer Paweł Mykietyn and New York-based Lembit Beecher.