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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

August Concerts

Saturday August 24, 7:30 p.m.

A & R Duo – pianists Arianna Körting and Robin Giesbrecht 

Date & Time: Saturday August 24, 7:30 p.m.
Venue: Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco
Tickets: $20 General, $15 Seniors/Students  Buy Tickets

Program

  • Franz Schubert: Fantasie in f minor (1828)
  • Camille Saint-Saëns: Danse Macabre, Poème symphonique, op. 40 (1874)
  • Claude Debussy: Petite Suite (1889)
  • Carl Czerny: Grande Sonate Brillante en Ut Mineur, op. 10 (1822)

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Arianna Körting, has performed throughout the world in solo recital and with orchestra, in radio and television. Recognized by the United States Senate, her achievements were entered into the Congressional Record on October 6, 2011. Premier awards include: First Prizes in the Fifth Julia Crane International Piano Competition, the 2007 Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition, the CIPC Young Artists Competition, the David D. Dubois Piano Competition and in the Duquesne Young Artists National Piano Competition.

Praised for his “stunning bravura and seemingly unlimited virtuosity” (Epoch Times) and “nimbleness at the keys” (Cologne-City News), pianist Robin Giesbrecht has been celebrated internationally with a career reaching mature artistry. Since winning the International Grotrian-Steinweg Competition at age seven and the NDR Arts Prize subsequently, Mr. Giesbrecht has enjoyed performances with in recitals and as a soloist with orchestras throughout Europe, North America and Asia, including debuts with the NDR Radio Philharmonic and the Southwest German Philharmonic.

Sunday August 25, 7 p.m.

Anniversary Gala and Reception

Sunset Music & Arts, invites you to celebrate its fifth anniversary in a gala concert featuring soloists from the San Francisco Opera Chorus, The program will include favorites from opera and Broadway shows.

Margaret Genovese, soprano
Sally Porter Munro, mezzo-soprano
Colby Roberts, tenor
Jere Torkelsen, baritone
Dr. Bryan Baker, piano

Date & Time: Sunday August 25, 7 p.m.
Venue: Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco
Tickets: $30 General, $25 Seniors, $20 Students.   Buy Tickets
A free Gala Reception follows the concert.

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The program will feature popular songs and arias from opera, musical theater, and art songs.

Saturday August 31, 7:30 p.m.

String Trios by Lupo, Sibelius, and Paul Cras

Date & Time: Saturday August 24, 7:30 p.m.
Venue: Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco
Tickets: $20 General, $15 Seniors/Students  Buy Tickets

Program

  • Thomas Lupo (1571 – 1627)  Fantasia for string trio
  • Jean Sibelius (1865 – 1957) String trio in G minor
  • Jean Émile Paul Cras (1879 – 1932) String Trio

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Born in Berlin, Germany, Karsten Windt was first violinist with the Deutsche Symphony Orchestra (DSO) from 1991 until 2011, performing regularly in the Berlin Philharmonic Hall and touring all over Europe, Asia, North and South America. He graduated from the Universität der Künste in Berlin and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London with Professors R.-J. Kimstedt, Hans Maile, Yfrah Neaman and David Takeno. Karsten also took masterclasses with Herman Krebbers in Holland, Emanuel Hurvitz in England, and Nathan Milstein in Zurich, Switzerland.

Angela Lee has performed recitals in Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center in New York, Chicago’s Cultural Center, The Phillip’s Collection and Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., Copenhagen’s Nationalmuseet, the Berlin Philharmonie, Wigmore Hall, and the South Bank Centre in London. A graduate of The Juilliard School and Yale School of Music, she is a recipient of a Fulbright scholarship to study in London with William Pleeth, a grant from the Foundation for American Musicians in Europe, the Jury Prize in the Naumburg International Cello Competition, and a cello performance fellowship from the American-Scandinavian Foundation.

Violist Deanna Badizadegan currently studies with Kim Kashkashian at the New England Conservatory, where she is pursuing a Graduate Diploma in Viola Performance. She maintains an active performing schedule, including recent solo performances at TEDxStanford, TEDxFargo and with Boston’s Eureka Ensemble, a performance for which she was praised for “command[ing] the orchestra with her outwardly expressive style.”

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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