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Sunset Music & Arts Season

2019 Season

Dear Music Lovers,

We are very excited to announce our fifth season with many new and returning artists. The season continues out tradition of strong offerings in solo instrumental performances, vocal recitals, choral music, opera, and jazz/world music  concerts.

Our 2019 season offers concerts throughout the year. We hope that you will join us  and look forward to sharing the joy of music in 2019.

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

View series details by clicking one of the links below:

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  1. Recital: Instrumental Series
  2. Recital: Vocal Series
  3. Chamber Music/Ensemble
  4. Choral Music
  5. Opera Gala & Fundraiser
  6. Opera
  7. Jazz/World Music
  8. Community recitals, workshops, and social events
  9. View Full Calendar

Download our 2019 season color brochure here.

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February/March Concerts

Nicole Takesono (mezzo-soprano) in concert

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Date & Time: Saturday February 16, 4 pm
Venue: Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco
Tickets: $20 General, $15 Seniors/Students

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Originally from Hawaii, mezzo-soprano Nicole Takesono has been praised for her sweet, warm voice and dedication to character. Ms. Takesono has performed principal roles with San Francisco Opera, Opera San Jose, West Edge Opera, Festival Opera, West Bay Opera, among others. Roles performed include Rosina in The Barber of Seville, Suzuki in Madama Butterfly, Angelina in La Cenerentola, Dido in Dido and Æneas, The Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors, Second Lady in The Magic Flute, Second Shining One and Madam Wanton in A Pilgrim’s Progress, Mercedes in Carmen, Flora and Annina in La Traviata, Siébel in Faust, and Hansel in Hansel and Gretel. Ms. Takesono sings with the San Francisco Opera Chorus, San Francisco Symphony Chorus, Cappella SF and studies with Deborah Benedict.

San Francisco-Munich Trio

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Date & Time: Saturday February 23, 7:30 pm
Venue: Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco
Tickets: $20 General, $15 Seniors/Students

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Rebecca Rust, violoncello, and Friedrich Edelmann, bassoon, have played together in duos, trios and larger chamber music groups for over 30 years. From their home base in Germany, this husband-and-wife team performs in America, Europe and Japan including radio- and TV-productions.

Organist and pianist Tom Flesher studied organ with Ken Mansfield of Hayward State University, and William Watkins in Washington, DC. While earning his BA (math) from William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, Tom studied with James S. Darling at Bruton Parish Church. Retired from the computer business, Tom is organist at First Presbyterian Church of Napa, and has collaborated with the delightful Rust-Edelmann cello-bassoon duo many times.

March

Angela Kraft Cross (organ)

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Date & Time: Saturday March 2, 7:30 pm
Venue: Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco
Tickets: $20 General, $15 Seniors/Students

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Angela Kraft Cross, San Francisco Bay Area organist, pianist and composer, graduated from Oberlin College and Conservatory of Music in 1980 with bachelor’s degrees in Physics and Organ Performance. She then earned her Doctor of Medicine degree at Loma Linda University, where she subsequently completed her residency in ophthalmology. In 1993, she completed her Master of Music degree in Piano Performance at the College of Notre Dame with Thomas LaRatta. Her organ teachers have included Louis Robilliard, Marie-Louise Langlais, Sandra Soderlund, S. Leslie Grow, William Porter and Garth Peacock. In 2001, she was awarded the Associateship credential of the American Guild of Organists (AAGO) after passing rigorous playing and written examinations. She has studied composition with Pamela Decker.

Trio 180

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Date & Time: Sunday March 3, 7 pm
Venue: Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco
Tickets: $20 General, $15 Seniors/Students

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Trio 180, the faculty piano trio-in-residence at the University of the Pacific’s Conservatory of Music, is dedicated to its roles as performer, proponent of new music, and educator. In addition to giving concerts and master classes throughout the United States, the trio has been featured on concert series in Mexico and Canada. This talented ensemble includes celebrated concert violinist Ann Miller, renowned cellist Vicky Wang, and award-winning pianist Sonia Leong.

Duo Papillon

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Date & Time: Saturday March 16, 7:30 pm
Venue: Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco
Tickets: $20 General, $15 Seniors/Students

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Barbara Ruzicka and Kumi Uyeda are in love with four-hand music–the communication, conversation, and bringing the entire keyboard to life in all its sonority—they have found much comradery–sometimes it can be lonely just being a solo pianist! Their collaboration began in 2000 with concerts at such venues as UCSC, Ohlone College, Berkeley Piano Club, All Saints’ Carmel, Monterey Center for Spiritual Living, Carmel Presbyterian and soirees for the Carmel Music Society. They enjoy playing a range of styles and repertoire- from the profundity of the Schubert Fantasie to the emotional heart-on-the sleeve Brahms’ dances, discovering new gems and transcriptions and are in the process of having an original four-hand piece written for them.

Laura Klein Trio

Date & Time: Saturday March 23, 7:30 pm
Venue: Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco
Tickets: $20 General, $15 Seniors/Students

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Laura Klein was born in New York City and started attend­ing the Man­hat­tan School of Music’s prepara­tory school at age seven. She majored in music at SUNY Buf­falo, study­ing with mas­ter pianists Rus­lana Antonow­icz, Leo Smit, and Yvar Mikashoff. After receiv­ing her degree, she attended Berklee School of Music where she stud­ied jazz per­for­mance, com­po­si­tion and arrang­ing with Mick Goodrick, John La Porta, Phil Wil­son, and oth­ers. She was hired by the great drum­mer Joe Hunt to be in his trio, and while liv­ing in Boston, played with Bob Mover, Ron Hor­ton, Jamie Baum, Frank Lon­don, George Schuller, Ken Fil­liano, Ira Cole­man, and many of the other musi­cians on the Boston scene at that time. While at Berklee she met her future hus­band and musi­cal part­ner, guitarist/composer/arranger Tony Cor­man, and two other musi­cians that she would per­form and record with over the next three decades: reeds player Dave Tid­ball, and drum­mer Alan Hall. She also began a long musi­cal col­lab­o­ra­tion with vibra­phon­ist Ted Wolff, whose men­tor, the great Gary Bur­ton, brought him onto the Berklee faculty.

Clare Longendyke (piano)

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Date & Time: Saturday March 30, 7:30 pm
Venue: Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco
Tickets: $20 General, $15 Seniors/Students

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Clare Longendyke is a passionate soloist and chamber musician recognized for her colorful musicality, technical fluency, and ability to interpret repertoires across the musical spectrum. She has performed solo and chamber music recitals across Europe and North America and has won 1st place prizes in the Philharmonic Society of Arlington’s Young Artist Competition, the Schubert Club of Minnesota’s Scholarship Competition, the National Society of Arts & Letters Instrumental Competition, and 2nd place in the SIYAO Instrumental Competition. She made her orchestral debut in 2012 performing Bartók’s 3rd Piano Concerto as the winner of the Indiana University Piano Concerto Competition and in 2017, she performed Chopin’s Piano Concerto in E minor with the Arlington Philharmonic Orchestra (Massachusetts) and Orlando Cela, conductor.

Click here for the full 2019 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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