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. Our opening weekend will feature two concerts – The Klezmer-Jazz Project with the New York based Alon Nechushtan Jazz Quartet on Friday September 17, followed by a piano recital by John Wilson on Saturday September 18. Mr. Wilson had developed a reputation for performing new works by Timo Andres, Bernd Deutsch, and Michael Tilson Thomas. Mr. Wilson’s program on September 18 will feature music by Michael Tilson Thomas, Aaron Copland, and George Gershwin.
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
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. Please click here for full details.
Resident of New York City, Alon Nechushtan has performed in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Jazz @ Lincoln Center, Central Park Summer Stage, The Blue Note Jazz Club and the Kennedy Center with his projects as a band leader of various groups or as an in demand sideman.
American pianist John Wilson has established himself as an artist who is both refined in style, and also a “marvelous musical mad scientist” (Music Critics Association of North America).
With a repertoire ranging from the Baroque to the Contemporary, John has performed extensively in North America, in recital halls such as Weill Recital Hall, Merkin Hall (New York), New World Symphony Center (Miami). John played piano on the San Francisco Symphony’s 2021 Grammy-winning recording of Michael Tilson Thomas “Meditations on Rilke”, winning “Best Classical Compendium.”
Celebrating its 4th season at Sunset Music & Arts, the 14-member vocal ensemble Sing Out Strong! will perform songs from Broadway, the Great American songbook, folk tunes, and more. Musical memories that have earned for us the title, Unforgettable.
Italian-Egyptian pianist Francesca Khalifa was the winner of the Ferrara International Piano Festival in 2014, awarded by famed pianist and musicologist Paul Badura-Skoda. Active soloist and chamber musician, her recent performances include solo recitals and chamber music concerts both in Europe (Claudio Abbado Theatre in Ferrara, Piccolo Coccia Theatre in Novara, Eglise de Saint Merry in Paris, Kapelzaal in Leiden, De Tobbe Theatre in Rotterdam) and in the United States (Saklad Auditorium and Greenfield Hall in New York, Renee Weiler Concert hall in New York, Spectrum NYC, Brooklyn Center for the Arts. Concert Hall and Barness Recital Hall in Tampa, Art Gallery and Rehearsal Hall at the University of Central Florida).
Hailed by the New York Concert Review as “a sensitive player,” Liana Paniyeva has won prizes in numerous competitions internationally and has performed at festivals in Norway, Hungary, Austria, Canada, England, Italy, South Africa, and Israel. Her recitals have taken her to Carnegie Hall, legendary Worcester’s Mechanics Hall, the Myra Hess Concert Series in Chicago, to note highlights.
Ms. Paniyeva has been a prizewinner in numerous international competitions including: “Iowa International Piano Competition in 2015”, “George Gershwin International Competition in 2019,” Grand Prize at the “Metropolitan International Piano Competition”, “in Memory of E. Gilels,” “Music World” in Italy, the Cargill Foundation Prize in the 2014 Scottish International Piano Competition in Glasgow, prize in memory of Bracha Eden for a most impressive performance during the competition “The Voice of Music, Jerusalem.” Liana is a winner of the American Prize 2021. Her solo recital in 2016 at the Myra Hess Concert Series in Chicago was broadcast live on WFMT Radio.
International guitar soloist Lyle Sheffler began playing classical guitar at the age of seven and made his first public appearance at the age of eight. Acclaimed for his artistry, warm tone, and captivating programs, he has played at such esteemed venues as Carnegie Hall, Freight & Salvage Stadium, the Tilles Center, and the Hanoi Opera House, as well as numerous other concert halls around the globe. In addition to solo recitals, Lyle has performed as a concerto soloist with orchestras with Joaquin Rodrigo’s “Fantasia para un Gentilhombre” and Antonio Vivaldi’s Guitar Concerto in D Major.
Frank Huang is a Steinway Artist and currently serves as an Associate Professor of Piano at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. Previously, he was a faculty member at The College of Wooster and The Cleveland Institute of Music. Described by New York Concert Review as a “thoughtful and accomplished performer” and that his playing was “impressive for its maturity and refinement,” Mr. Huang has gained international recognition for his artistry and technical command. Huang’s recordings can be found on the Centaur Records and Nimbus Alliance labels.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.