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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

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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
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June/July Concerts

Direct from New York, Award-winning Ben Rosenblum Jazz Trio

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Date & Time: Saturday June 22, 7:30 p.m.
Venue: Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco
Tickets: $20 General, $15 Seniors/Students   Buy Tickets:  Click here

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Award-winning jazz pianist, composer and accordionist Ben Rosenblum has been described as “mature beyond his years,” (Jon Neudorf, Sea of Tranquility), and as an “impressive talent” (C. Michael Bailey, All About Jazz), who “caresses [the music] with the reverence it merits” (Bob Doerschuk, Downbeat Magazine). Ben is based primarily in New York City, and is a graduate of the Columbia-Juilliard program (in 2016). His original music combines his extensive knowledge of the history of jazz with a free-wheeling, modern melodic sensibility and powerful narrative approach to the piano. His profound passion for jazz, swing and world music genres finds expression in his unique fusion of harmonic and rhythmic elements from a wide array of sources, and gives rise to a signature compositional sound and style at once iconoclastic and deeply rooted in such figures as Bill Evans and Wynton Kelly. Ben’s first priority in his composition and in his playing is always narrative – to tell a compelling story with his music, while reaching the hearts of his audience, connecting on an emotional, an intellectual and a spiritual level.

Greg Feingold started playing bass at the age of 10. He quickly realized that bass was something he would pursue for the rest of his life and was accepted to the Chicago Academy for the Arts. After graduating from the Academy, Greg was given a scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music. Greg was very active both locally and nationally while at Berklee. He began playing with the International String Trio and performing regularly with Berklee faculty such as Bill Pierce, Neal Smith, Jon Hazilla, Doug Johnson, Rebecca Cline and many others.

Jazz drummer and educator, Ben Zweig, “is able to combine history with the current musical environment, making it sound fresh” (Don Sickler). After moving to NYC in 2011, the 26 year old has accompanied an impressive array of jazz luminaries, including; Randy Weston, Johnny O’Neal, Larry Ridley, David Williams, Roy Hargrove, Deborah Davis, Joe Cohn, Champian Fulton, Jerry Dodgion, and Steve Nelson. Described by downbeat as “especially crisp and articulate,” Zweig has presented his personal sound performed with tours throughout the continental US, Asia and Canada.

 

Ensemble 1828: The Schubert Project

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Date & Time: Friday June 28, 7:30 p.m.
Venue: Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco
Tickets: $20 General, $15 Seniors/Students  Buy Tickets: Click here

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Nicole Oswald recently received an Artist Diploma from the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami, studying under renowned concert violinist and pedagogue Charles Castleman as a graduate teaching assistant and Henry Mancini Institute fellow.  Prior to attending Frost, Nicole studied violin at the Utrechts Conservatory, Netherlands and the Eastman School of Music.

Alison Lee recently completed the Doctor of Musical Arts in piano performance at the University of Minnesota, where she studied with Lydia Artymiw. She received her MM degree from Rice University under Jon Kimura Parker, and BM degree from Oberlin Conservatory under Angela Cheng.

Isaac Pastor-Chermak is Principal Cellist of Portland Opera and Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony; Associate Principal Cellist of Stockton Symphony; and a member of Santa Barbara Symphony, Monterey Symphony, Santa Cruz Symphony, and Dayton Philharmonic.

 

Amy Stephens Group Jazz Quartet with special guest, Tom Clark, saxophone

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Date & Time: Saturday July 13, 7:30 p.m.
Venue: Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco
Tickets: $20 General, $15 Seniors/Students  Buy Tickets: Click here

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Amy has fronted her jazz quartet, the Amy Stephens Group, since 1998.  The three quartet’s albums of Amy’s original jazz compositions—My Many Moods,  Gold Through Fire, and Amy Stephens Group–-have earned acclaim and steady airplay  on jazz radio around the U.S. and internet jazz radio around the world.  ASG has performed at jazz festivals and concert series around the U.S.  This concert will feature the quartet’s favorite songs from their albums, as well as Amy’s compositions from her latest solo piano album, Becoming (released 2018).  Special guest Tom Clark (saxophonist on all of Amy Stephens Group albums) visits from the Midwest just for this concert!

Pianist, composer and bandleader Amy Stephens loves jazz and classical piano and is well- versed in both realms, performing and recording extensively for the past 18 years. She is particularly fond of Third Stream music, the fusion of classical form with jazz style and sensibilities. Her newest album, Becoming (2018), showcases Amy performing new Third Stream works for solo piano written by herself and others.

 

Jeanette Wilkin Tietze, piano

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Date & Time: Saturday July 27, 7:30 p.m.
Venue: Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco
Tickets: $20 General, $15 Seniors/Students  Buy Tickets: Click here

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Pianist Jeanette Tietze holds degrees in both piano and violin pedagogy from the Hochschule fur Musik, Vienna, and an MM degree in Piano Performance from SF State University, where she studied with Carlo Bussoti. At SFSU she was also awarded a scholarship and studied piano trio repertoire with William Corbett-Jones. Her teachers in Vienna included Oleg Maisenberg and Leonid Brumberg, former assistant to Heinrich Neuhaus. She also studied with John McCarthy here in San Francisco.

Jeanette holds a Kodaly certificate from Holy Names University and teaches at several schools in the Bay Area. She is Organist/Music Director at Holy Innocents Episcopal Church in Corte Madera, and accompanist for the Dominican Chorale, the Vivo Choir of the Young Women’s Choral Project, and Marin Catholic High School Choir. She maintains a private piano studio in Marin.

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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: 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco
Tickets: $30 General, $25 Seniors, $20 Students
A free Gala Reception follows the concert.

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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 sunsetmusicarts@gmail.com.

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