2015-2016 Season Concerts   (Note start time: 7:00 PM)

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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 18, 2015 at 7:00 PM 

The Eos String Quartet

Since its inception in 2003 the Eos Ensemble has been delighting audiences throughout Northern California with their innovative concerts of diverse musical styles and instrumental combinations. Members include musicians from the San Francisco Opera and Ballet Orchestras. The Eos Ensemble has been awarded several grants to perform educational concerts in Marin County and were featured guests on “West Coast Live.” This season they perform String Quartets by Debussy & Ravel, plus José González Granero’s String Quartet No. 1 "Noche Del Amor Insomne." "They played with a rich tone and a graceful sense of phrasing…" (S.F. Classical Voice)

Performers are Craig Reiss & Mariya Borozina, violins; Caroline Lee, viola & Thalia Moore, cello.

Here's a link to the Eos String Quartet's website: The Eos String Quartet

Here's a video of Eos playing a José González Granero composition: Eos Ensemble: Preludio for String Quartet and Clarinet (Granero) 

Here's an interview with José González Granero: José González Granero: Featured Interview with the Eos Ensemble’s Guest Composer



Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 7:00 PM 

Gaude Vocal Chamber Ensemble

Directed by Jace Wittig (former Music Director of Chanticleer), Gaude is the newest vocal chamber ensemble in the San Francisco choral scene. The a cappella ensemble features a select group of professional singers from the San Francisco Bay Area. In its inaugural performance Gaude sings the joyous mysteries of the season, as told through transcendent Christmastide musical traditions around the world.  The program includes Gregorian and Orthodox chant juxtaposed with the decadent Russian Romantic harmonies of Rachmaninoff and Golovanov. The modern voices of  Sir John Tavener, Ivan Moody, and Arvo Pärt blend ancient texts with new sounds.





Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 7:00 PM

Music on the Hill Benefit
Join us for an evening of wine, hors d’oeuvres, and live music.

Featuring Kate Stenberg, violin, and Ava Soifer, piano, performing music by Charles Armirkhanian, Amy X Neuburg, Germaine Tailleferre, Ernest Bloch, and Alan Hovhaness.

Plus quartet selections by the SOTA String Quartet.


The benefit will take place at a private home TBA. Suggested donation $55. Seating is limited. For more information or to reserve, call 415-820-1429
or
email: mothmuse2@yahoo.com

Sunday, March 13, 2016 at 7:00 PM  

Light & Shadow - A concert of 20th century works for mixed ensemble

In its second season as ensemble-in-residence, Light & Shadow returns to Music on the Hill with another riveting program of 20th century works for mixed ensemble. This concert features trios by Austrian composer,  Alexander Zemlinsky, Croatian composer Marco Tajcevic, and Italian composer Nino Rota who is best known for his numerous film scores including Fellini’s “81/2” and Francis Ford Coppola’s “The Godfather.” Also performing selections from Songs by Andre Previn with poems by Toni Morrison. Performers are Natalie Parker, clarinet; Angela Lee, cello; Ava Soifer, piano & Julia Hathaway, soprano.



Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 7:00 PM

The Lee Trio

“These virtuosic sisters, Lisa (violin), Angela (cello), and Melinda (piano), who have won awards in Berlin, London, Finland and Italy, leave an indelible mark wherever they perform. Worldwide concert artists of the first order, they are known for their performances of the classic repertoire.  Members of The Lee Trio are graduates of the Curtis Institute, the Juilliard School, Yale and Harvard, the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and the Hochschule fur Musik und Theater Hannover. The Trio was awarded the 2007 Gotthard-Schierse-Stiftung grant in Berlin for rising international artists. “It is not just their rich palette of tone colours that marks them out, but also the delicious sense of collusion that animates their ensemble playing.”

(The Strad) Performing trios by Shostakovich, Stravinsky and Arensky.

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