2013-2014 Season Concerts (New start time: 7:30 PM)
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Concerts are held Sundays at 7:30 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 20, 2013 at 7:30 PM
Real Vocal String Quartet
This unique string quartet plays original songs and unique arrangements that pay tribute to Cajun, Jazz, Pop, Malian & Brazilian roots music. The program will include “Homage for Oumou” by Irene Sazer, plus Elephant Dreams & Fantasia, by Alisa Rose. The quartet has been awarded an Irvine Fellowship in the international multi-disciplinary Artists Residency Program at Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga California. Irene Sazer, violin & voice; Alisa Rose, violin & voice; Dina Maccabee, viola & voice; Jessica Ivry, cello & voice.
Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 7:30 PM Adesso Ensemble
Founded in 1997 by members of the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and other musical colleagues interested in expanding their musical horizons. Directed by founder Richard Kvistad, they perform new works for percussion and mixed ensemble that explores the fusion of classical & world music. The Adesso Ensemble has established a reputation for programming that freely navigates an eclectic path from John Cage to tangos, Asian, African, Indian, jazz minimalist & rock. Anthony Striplen, clarinet & saxophone; Victoria Ehrlich, cello; Josephine Gandolfi, piano; John Burgardt, Rick Kvistad and Patricia Niemi, percussion.
Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 7:00 PM Music on the Hill Benefit - An Evening of Song from Vienna
Join us for an evening of wine, hors d’oeuvres and live music featuring the lovely soprano, Julia Hathaway, clarinetist Natalie Parker & pianist Ava Soifer. The program includes music by Viennese composers from the “Age of Modernism” including songs by Hugo Wolf & the sensuous Seven Early Songs by Alban Berg plus the Six Songs Op. 103 with clarinet by Louis Spohr. The benefit will take place at a private home TBA. Suggested donation $50. Seating is limited. For more information and directions call 415-820-1429.
March 2, 2014 at 7:30 PM The Stern Trio
Returning for another season with Music on the Hill, the Stern Trio with Kay Stern, concertmaster of the S.F. Opera Orchestra; Valerie Parker, clarinet & pianist Ava Soifer. The Trio joins forces with internationally renowned composer and cellist Joan Jeanrenaud. This exciting program features a world premiere by Jeanrenaud plus a Trio by Gian Carlo Menotti, “Theater Pieces” by Thomas Pasatieri and the languorous Poulenc clarinet sonata.
April 27, 2014 at 7:30 PMThe Rhythm Sisters
Comprised of some of the most seasoned musicians in the Bay Area, members of the quartet also perform with the San Francisco Opera, the New Century Chamber Orchestras & the Sacramento Philharmonic. Included are former members of the Del Sol and Harrington string quartets, Left Coast Chamber Ensemble, and Quartet San Francisco. Members can be found among the faculty of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Stanford University and UC Santa Cruz. Composed of Candace Guirao and Dawn Harms on violin, Emily Onderdonk on viola, and Vanessa Ruotolo on cello.