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Sunset Music & Arts Season

2019 Season

Dear Music Lovers,

We are finalizing the details on our soon to be announced 2020 season. The 2020 season will continue our strong tradition of concerts of chamber music, solo instrumental and jazz concerts, and vocal and choral music.

In addition to celebrate the 250th birth anniversary of the composer Ludwig van Beethoven, we are launching the Beethoven 2020 project. This project will feature major compositions by the composer for solo instruments, violin-piano, chamber music and the monumental oratorio Christus am Ölberge ( Christ on the Mount of Olives), Op. 85.

Visit our website for this exciting announcement on October 31. You can also signup on our e-mail list to be notified.

Thank you,
Mathew Chacko & Sally Munro
Directors, Sunset Music & Arts

October Concerts

Friday October 25, 7:30 p.m.

Rimsky-Korsakov String Quartet, St. Petersburg, Russia

Date & Time: Friday October 25, 7:30 p.m.
Venue: Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco
Tickets: $20 General, $15 Seniors/Students  Buy Tickets

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The program features chamber music of Alexander Glasunov, Peter Dyson, and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. Mezzo-soprano, Sally Munro, will join the quartet as a guest artist.

The Rimsky-Korsakov String Quartet, formed in 1939, is a monument of Russian musical history. Composed of four graduates from the prestigious St. Petersburg Conservatory, they regularly perform in the most reputable festivals in Russia, Germany, France, Italy, Malta, England, Switzerland and Finland. Their varied repertoire, ranging from Russian music of the 19th and early 20th centuries to contemporary composers, is enthusiastically enjoyed by a wide range of audiences.

  • Mikhail Bondarev (violin)
  • Ekaterina Belisova (violin)
  • Alexei Popov (viola)
  • Anton Andreev (cello)

November Concerts

Saturday November 2, 7:30 p.m.

Laura Farré Rozada – PIANIST · MATHEMATICIAN · RESEARCHER

Date & Time: Saturday November 2, 7:30 p.m.
Venue: Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco
Tickets: $20 General, $15 Seniors/Students  Buy Tickets

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The program will feature music of Olivier Messiaen, Philippe Manoury, Ofer Ben-Amots, Henri Dutilleux and others.

Laura Farré Rozada is an award-winning pianist and mathematician specialised in contemporary music. She has been among the 11 musicians selected for the NEXT music programme with the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group for the 2018/2019 season.

She recently completed her Master of Music degree at the Royal College of Music in London as an RCM Patrons’ Award Holder, where she received an ‘Exceptional’ Distinction (94%) at her 1st-year MMus Recital. Previously, she graduated with Distinction from her Bachelor and Master piano studies with Jean-François Dichamp at ESMUC (Catalonia College of Music), and from her Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics at UPC (Polytechnic University of Catalonia). She obtained several Distinction Awards in all her studies.

Laura recently published her first solo album The French Reverie. She has performed as a soloist in Spain, France, Germany, Canada, Bulgaria and the UK, and has appeared on the main Catalan media, Channel France 3, Classic FM Radio and the Bulgarian National Radio.

Saturday November 16, 7:30 p.m.

Maxi Larrea Trio

Date & Time: Saturday November 16, 7:30 p.m.
Venue: Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco
Tickets: $20 General, $15 Seniors/Students  Buy Tickets

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Maximiliano Larrea is an accomplished guitarist, arranger, and composer from Rosario, Argentina, and one of the leading interpreters of classical and contemporary guitar of the new tango generation. He came to the United States in 2015 and moved to San Francisco in Fall 2018. After completing a degree in classical guitar in Rosario, Maximiliano moved to Buenos Aires where he studied tango and folk music in the prestigious Manuel de Falla Conservatory under legendary guitarist Juan Falú, and tango arranging and composition from renowned tango masters Diego Schissi, Nicolas Ledesma, and Gabriel Senanes.

Bandoneonist and leader of the acclaimed bay area sextet Redwood Tango Ensemble, Charles Gorczynski composes music without stylistic restrictions, fundamentally centered in tango with influences in modern jazz and contemporary chamber music. He has toured extensively in North America and Italy, including performances in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle, Chicago, Montreal, New York, Pisa, and Rome.

Ms. Sumi Lee is a classically trained pianist who obtained Master’s degree in Music, piano performance from “San Francisco Conservatory of Music”, who also has been professionally trained as a tango pianist from “La Orquesta Escuela de Tango, Emilio Balcarce,” the most prestigious tango orchestra school in the world sponsored by city government of Buenos Aires, Argentina. She has given concerts internationally and throughout the Bay Area including int’l tango festival, Mundial 2017 & 2018, Buenos Aires. She is also a widely respected piano teacher who is a board of director of Music teachers’ association of California, SF branch.

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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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