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2017 Season

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  1. Recital: Instrumental Series
  2. Recital: Vocal Series
  3. Chamber Music/Ensemble
  4. Choral Music
  5. Opera Gala & Fundraiser
  6. East Meets West Series
  7. Community recitals, workshops, and social events

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As our 2016 season winds down,  we are excited to announce the line up for our 2017 season. This is our 3rd season and in our short history, the 2017 season is our most ambitious season ever. Some of the highlights of the new season include performances by several returning artists as well as many new artists.

In addition to our strong vocal and chamber music recital series, we are especially proud to add a piano recital series and a choral series to our programming in 2017. We are also proud to announce a 3-part ‘East meets West’ series that feature musicians who uniquely meld music from Western and Eastern classical traditions to produce unique new compositions. In addition to concerts we also continue with our community events with travelogues, student recitals, and workshops.

Please take time to read about all of the extraordinary artists and offerings and join us as at one or more of our events in 2017. We look forward to sharing the joy of great live performances with you.

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Coming up in April / May

A Shining Night of Music
Masterworks Serenade Chamber Choir
Dr. Bryan Baker, director

Date & Time: Sun. April 23, 7 pm
Venue: 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco
Tickets: $20 General, $15 Seniors/Students
A program of exquisite choral miniatures features leading composers’ settings of poems by beloved poets. The program includes works by Morten Lauridsen, Eric Whitacre, Patrick Hawes, Imant Raminsh, plus spirituals and more.
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Founded in January 2008 by Dr. Bryan Baker, Serenade is a chamber choir of 26 singers selected by audition primarily among members of Masterworks Chorale. The singers are committed members of the chamber choir, devoting many hours to rehearsal and performance with Serenade. Its varied repertoire, which partially overlaps that of Masterworks Chorale, ranges from classical to contemporary, spirituals and popular pieces.

The Volkert-Ellis Trio with Charles Chandler (bass), Hye Yeong Min (piano), and Nick Volkert (baritone)

Date & Time: Sun. May 7,  7 pm
Venue: 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco
Tickets: $20 General, $15 Seniors/Students
An evening of almost all-German music for violin, viola, cello and double-bass. The program will include works by Beethoven, Kerzenmacher, Grunau, and Kreisler.
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An Evening with Pablo Estigarribia

Date & Time: Sunday May 14, 7 pm
Venue: 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco
Tickets: $20 General, $15 Seniors/Student
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An evening with Argentinian virtuoso tango pianist, arranger, and composer Pablo Estigarribia, in a presentation on his solo piano book and Carlos Gardel award winning album called “Tangos for Piano.” Mr. Estigarribia will give a short lecture on the history and difference of Tango music and demonstrate techniques and other elements of tango from famous pieces and his own compositions.

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Ari Micich (trumpet) in concert

AriMicichDate & Time: Sun. May 21, 7pm
Venue: 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco
Tickets: $20 General, $15 Seniors/Students
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Ari Micich has performed with the San Francisco Symphony, New World Symphony and many Bay Area orchestras and ensembles. He has toured internationally and has held positions with the KwaZulu Natal Philharmonic in Durban, South Africa and the Berkeley Symphony in Berkeley California.

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Violinists Jonathan and Hannah Chu with Dimitriy Cogan

Date & Time: Sunday May 28, 7 pm
Venue: 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco
Tickets: Free.
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Jonathan Chu has been playing the violin and piano for more than 10 years. He was concertmaster of the Golden Gate Philharmonic in San Francisco from 2012 to 2014 and joined the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra in 2013. As a violinist, he was a winner at the Huain Cup International Chinese Music Competition in 2014 and the Ensemble San Francisco Student Competition in 2015. He also performed as a soloist with orchestra at the Bay Area Junior Bach Festival in 2012 and 2014.

Hannah Chu has been playing the violin and piano since age five. She was concertmaster at the Golden Gate Philharmonic in the 2015-16 season. Since 2013, Hannah has been singing as a soprano at the Young Women’s Chorus of San Francisco.

Dmitriy Cogan began music studies at the age of six at the Central Music School before moving to the U.S. and settling in San Francisco in 1974. He studied conducting at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and continued piano studies with Vladimir Pleshakov and Maria Cysic. In 1979, he moved to New York to study with Martin Canin at the Juilliard School, where he received Bachelor and Master of Music degrees.

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2016 Community Music | Arts Events

We are also excited about launching our brand new initiative, Sunset Community Music | Arts,” 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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