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Sunset Music & Arts Season

Announcing the 2021-2022 Season

Sunset Music and Arts is thrilled to announce the programs for our 2021-2022 season. Our season will resume in September 2021 and run through December 2022. We are excited to welcome you, post-pandemic, to a celebrate the return of live music in our beautiful space. We will be taking all necessary precautions (as per City and State guidelines) to ensure that the experience is a healthy and safe environment for the audience, our esteemed artists, and our staff.

The 2021-2022 season will feature artists from throughout the Bay Area, as well as national and international artists. You can view the entire season calendar here.

We look forward to welcoming you at one or more of our concerts in the near future.

Sunset Music and Arts – Incarnation Episcopal Church

Health and Safety – Masks and Proof of Vaccination Required

In accordance with health and safety guidelines from the City and County of San Francisco, a face covering is required for all concerts at Incarnation Episcopal church and must be worn at all times. Face masks must completely cover nose and mouth and have ear loops or similar to hold in place. Gaiters and bandanas are not acceptable.

In addition, proof of vaccination is required to attend the concert. Please bring a copy of your vaccination (either a paper copy or digital copy) for admittance into the venue. Children under 12 are exempted from the vaccination requirement. Please click here for full details.

December 2021

Date: Friday December 3, 7:30 p.m.

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Pablo Estigarribia is a world-renowned tango pianist, arranger and composer. Like many artists of this genre, he began his training as a classical musician and soon branched out into the world of tango. He studied at the National Conservatory in Buenos Aires, where he won the Bienal Juvenil National Competition for Young Artists. Estigarribia rapidly established himself as a nuanced and masterful tango performer in Germany, France, Belgium, Japan, Russia, Finland, Canada, the United States and Cuba. He has been featured in over a thousand concerts, joining Argentine tango legends like Maria Graña, Victor Lavallén, Leopoldo Federico, Nestor Marconi, Horacio Cabarcos, Emilio Balcarce and many others.

After enjoying the privilege of 13 years of mentorship by legendary Osvaldo Pugliese arranger and bandoneonist Victor Lavallén, Estigarribia is proud to assume the role of teacher and transmitter of the tango tradition. He is delighted to showcase and share the beauty of tango’s rich lineage, and gladly invites both the experienced and uninitiated to study the unique, seductive flair of tango.

Program: Horacio Salgán Piano Transcriptions

Tango has been the music of Buenos Aires for two centuries. It captures the suffering, nostalgia, intensity and fire of the Argentine people.

Horacio Salgán is without a doubt the most inventive, virtuosic and elegant pianist in Tango History. Recently an unofficial live recording that makes the only solo piano concert he played that we know of was discovered. Horacio Salgán Piano Transcriptions is the result of almost 2 years decoding this rare recording into a studio album and a music book with all the scores and research notes of the project. In this concert the full content of the book will be performed. The repertoire will feature traditional tango and some of original work by the Maestro.

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Date: Saturday December 4, 7:30 p.m.

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A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Jason Chiu was a recent prize winner of the American Protege Piano and Strings Competition and was invited to perform in the winners’ concert at Carnegie Hall in New York. He has received a number of other top prizes including first place in the 2019 inaugural Bay Area Piano Competition, and a third-place award in the 2014 American Prize Competition for his recording of Chopin’s four Ballades.

Program:

  1. Chopin: Piano Sonata No. 3, Op. 58
  2. Beethoven: Piano Sonata, Op. 109
  3. Ravel: Jeux d’eau
  4. Bach-Busoni: Chaconne in D Minor

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Date: Saturday December 18, 4 p.m.
Free Admission. In-person seating is full.

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Donations gratefully accepted.

Come join us in celebrating the joy and the mystery of Advent with the San Francisco Renaissance Voices in a candlelight service of Advent and Christmas carols. You will have lots of opportunity to sing and enjoy both familiar and not so familiar carols. This is a fun event for the entire family. A free reception follows the service.

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January 2022

Date: Saturday January 15, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.

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Program: To be announced

Jack Cimo is a classically-trained Spanish guitarist known for his powerful presence, beautiful tone, and exciting renditions. Having played the guitar since he was a toddler, his devotion to the instrument has directed the course of his life. He has over 20 years of performing experience, and now calls San Luis Obispo, California home.

He has worked with Grammy-award winning musicians such as Steve Suvada, William Kanengiser, and Pepe Romero; and has captivated audiences in Chicago, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Houston, Costa Rica, and Ireland to name a few. He has been a finalist or prizewinner in various competitions, including winning USC’s Presser Award and taking 3rd in the Sierra Nevada Guitar Festival. He was recently one of two Americans to be invited to the prestigious Joann Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition in Buffalo, NY.

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Date: Friday January 21, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.

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Program:

  1. Carl Reinecke: Fantasiestücke for Clarinet and Piano, Op.225
  2. Johannes Brahms: Sonata in F Minor for Clarinet and Piano, Op.120, No.1
  3. Robert Schumann: Fünf Stücke im Volkston for Basset Clarinet and Piano, Op. 102 arr. M. Shtrykov
  4. Robert Schumann: Sonata No.1 in A Minor for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 105 arr. M. Shtrykov

Comprised of two sensationally gifted and acclaimed virtuosi, clarinetist Maksim Shtrykov and pianist Misuzu Tanaka, the Shtrykov–Tanaka Duo has been heard throughout the U.S., garnering an impressive record of instant re-engagements. Clarinet and piano duos are still rare gems on the modern concert stage despite the immense repertoire. With its innovative programming, master classes, and recitals, the Duo makes it their mission to transform the superb instrumental combination fr om a rare occurrence to a welcomed guest in concert series across the globe.

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Date: Saturday January 22, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.

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Program: Contemporary Portuguese Fado

Ramana Vieira is one of the leading singers of contemporary Fado music.This music is sometimes called “Portuguese Blues”. Ramana’s work captures the essence of Fado and well beyond. She performs and records music that ranges from the soulful haunting ballads and catchy playful songs of Fado, to American classics and beyond. Ramana is an internationally acclaimed recording artist and a northern California native of Portuguese descent. She also is a stunning vocalist, a proficient pianist and gifted songwriter who has composed, performed and recorded many of her own original Fados. Several of these have been nominated at the International Portuguese Music Awards (IPMA).

Joining her, is David Parker on Bass and Jeff Furtado on Guitar.

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Date: Saturday January 29, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.

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Program:

  1. Le Tombeau De Couperin – Maurice Ravel
  2. Selections from “Romeo & Juliet,” Op. 75 – Sergei Prokofiev
  3. Sonata Op. 84, No. 8 in B-Flat Major – Sergei Prokofiev
  4. Sonata for Piano, Opus 26 – Kirke Mechem

Kevin Navarro, classical pianist and vocal accompanist is a native of Seattle, Washington and has resided in San Francisco for the past nine years. Kevin earned his Bachelor’s of Music in Piano Performance from Pacific Lutheran University School of Music, where he studied under Dr. Calvin Knapp of the Julliard School, Dr. Richard Nance, Director of Choral Activities and Mira Frohnmayer, Chair of Vocal Studies at PLU School of Music. During his tenure at PLU, Kevin served as the choral accompanist for both University Chorale, and internationally renowned Choir of the West. Kevin was very active in musical theatre and opera productions in the Seattle/Tacoma region, and has served as a principle/stage accompanist for PLU Opera Workshop, Tacoma Opera, Seattle Opera and the Tacoma Musical Playhouse including productions such as Madame Butterfly, Marriage of Figaro, Magic Flute, and West Side Story. In addition to maintaining an active solo performance schedule, Kevin serves as accompanist on Piano & Organ at St. Ignatius Parish in San Francisco, CA.

In December 2020, Kevin qualified for the semi-finals of the “Music International Grand Prix” adult piano competition. At his San Francisco audition, Kevin placed 2nd among all candidates in the Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Asia regions.

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Full Season Calendar

Community Music | Arts Events

We are also excited about launching our, Sunset Community Music | Arts  initiative, where you can enjoy mostly free (occasionally, donations or a small fee may be requested) concerts and programs,  produced and performed by members of the local community. If you are interested in performing as part of this program, please contact us at 415.564.2324 or e-mail us at sunsetmusicarts@gmail.com.

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