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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 March / April

Journey to Rwanda and Kenya with Dr. Barry Levine (SFSU)
An Incarnation Travelogue Series

Date & Time: Sat. March 4, 5:30 pm
Venue: 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco
Tickets: Free. Register here.
Please bring a dish to share at the potluck prior to the presentation.

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In his presentation on Rwanda and Kenya Dr. Levine will provide a visual perspective on his visit to Rwanda, including treks to the amazing mountain gorillas in the Virunga Mountains, treks to the chimpanzees in Nyungwe National Park, as well as other scenes from around the country. In addition, he will provide slides from safaris in Kenya and Uganda. Dr. Levine is a frequent visitor to East Africa and will include commentaries on traveling and living in that region.

Shawnette Sulker (soprano) and Victor Khodadad (tenor) in concert

Date & Time: Sat. March 11, 7:30 pm
Venue: 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco
Tickets: $20 General, $15 Seniors/Students
The concert will feature love songs and duets with music by Gilbert and Sullivan, Mozart, Gershwin, Gounod, and Bernstein among others. The concert will also feature guest artists Amy Bouchard (mezzo-soprano) and Branislav Radakovic (baritone).
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Shawnette Sulker (soprano) Acclaimed for her “heart-breaking poignancy” and “beautifully tuned soprano” by the San Francisco Chronicle and for her “enchanting vocal splendor” by the Leipziger Volkszeitung, soprano Shawnette Sulker is a sought after artist in the United States and abroad. A consummate performer, her recent operatic roles include singing Constanze in Abduction from the Seraglio with Pacific Opera Project, Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos with Festival Opera and Cunegonde in Candide with Oakland Symphony.

Victor Khodadad (tenor)  A classically trained actor and singer, Mr. Khodadad received his MFA in Acting from the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco and a Graduate Professional Diploma in Vocal Performance from The Hartt School of Music in Hartford, CT. He has performed regionally across the United States at Hartford Stage Company, Yale Repertory Theater, Mississippi Opera, Opera Santa Barbara, Hot Springs Music Festival, Lincoln Center, and the Atlanta Symphony.

Violinist Patrick Galvin  and pianist Jungeun Kim in concert

Date & Time: Sat. March 25, 7:30 pm
Venue: 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco
Tickets: $20 General, $15 Seniors/Students.
The program will feature violin and piano sonatas by Beethoven, Claude Debussy, and César Frank.
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A San Francisco native, Patrick Galvin, began his violin studies with Roy Oakley at age 6 and made his solo debut with the Oakland East Bay Symphony at age 11 playing the Bruch Violin concerto. His teachers have included Barbara Gorzynska at the Prayner Konservatorium in Vienna, Austria; Camilla Wicks and Wei He at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music; and Herbert Greenberg at the Peabody Conservatory.

San Francisco Guitar Quartet

Date & Time: Sat.  April 1,  7:30 pm
Venue: 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco
Tickets: $20 General, $15 Seniors/Students
The San Francisco Guitar Quartet performs music by Paul Dresher, Phillip Houghton, as well as pieces written for the SFGQ by Christopher Gainey and Garry Eister.
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sfgqSince its debut in 1997, the San Francisco Guitar Quartet has established itself as a dynamic force in the guitar world through its innovative concerts and recordings. The current generation of the group seeks to continue the mission of expanding the guitar quartet repertoire through collaboration with living composers, bringing creative new works to life.

Masterworks Serenade Dr. Bryan Baker, director

Date & Time: Sun. April 23, 7 pm
Venue: 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco
Tickets: $20 General, $15 Seniors/Students
Full program details to be announced shortly
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masterworksserenadeFounded 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.

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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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