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2018 Calendar

January

Bridge Piano Quartet

Bridge Piano Quartet

Saturday January 6, 4 p.m.
Venue: Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA

Cynthia Baehr-Williams – violin,
Eleanor Angel – viola,
Judy Roberts – cello,
Kumiko Uyeda – piano.

Misuzu Tanaka, piano

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Saturday January 20, 4 p.m.
Venue: Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA

Hailed by international press as a pianist “who dispatched everything with both dizzying speed and sensitivity” Today’s Zaman (Turkey) and for her “exceptionally high technical level” General-Anzeiger Bonn (Germany), Misuzu Tanaka has established herself as an artist of remarkable individuality with a rare combination of poetic sensitivity and breathtaking virtuosity. She has performed in prestigious concert venues throughout the world, from the Gewandhaus in Leipzig and Mozart’s Museum at Villa Bertramka in Prague to Alice Tully Hall in New York.  Misuzu Tanaka is a respected regular performer for Music from the Frederick Collection, a leading North-American venue for performance on historical instruments. Enjoying an active solo career in the U.S., she is among the country’s brightest emerging stars.

Hotel Elefant

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Saturday January 27, TBD
Venue: Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA

Hotel Elefant is a contemporary music ensemble dedicated to the works of innovative living composers. Founded by composers Leaha Maria Villarreal and Mary Kouyoumdjian, Hotel Elefant brings an awareness of todayʼs music to the general public through commissions, performances, and moderated discussions between composers, performers, and audiences. Committed to modern sounds and sonic explorations, this “audacious and unafraid” (New Music Box) ensemble highlights living composers who are blurring lines, pushing boundaries, and fostering creativity. With a flexible roster of musicians, Hotel Elefant works closely with a broad spectrum of progressive artists including John Luther Adams, Richard Carrick, Michael Gordon, David T. Little, Angélica Negrón, and Chinary Ung. Past performances include Lincoln Center, the Guggenheim Museum, and the Bang on a Can Marathon; collaborations with Kronos Quartet and The Nouveau Classical Project; partnerships with BalletCollective, Experiments in Opera, and Ear Heart Music; and a debut Carnegie Hall performance praised by The New York Times as “deeply felt.”

February

Monica Chew, piano

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Saturday February 3, 4 p.m.
Venue: Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA

Monica Chew is a Bay Area pianist who previously worked as a software engineer at Mozilla and Google. She is is a founding member of the Minsky Duo and Duo Moderna. Educated at UC Berkeley (PhD, computer science) and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (MM, piano performance), she prefers chamber music to concerti, Haydn to Mozart, and lately Bartok above all things.

Nicole Takesono

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Saturday February 10, 4 p.m.
Venue: Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA

Nicole Takesono was born and raised on the island of O’ahu in Kane’ohe, Hawai’i. After attending the prestigious Punahou preparatory school, she attended Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts where she received her B.A. in Music.

MUSA

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Friday February 23, 8 p.m.
Venue: Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA

MUSA is a chamber ensemble dedicated to historically informed performances of Baroque and Classical repertoire, as well as new music for period instruments. From trio sonatas to orchestral works, MUSA has presented programs on numerous concert series across the Bay Area.

March

Patrick Galvin and Jungeun Kim

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Saturday March 3, TBD
Venue: Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA

Patrick Galvin is a graduate of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music prior to which he spent 2 years as a studying violin with Barbara Gorzynska in Vienna , Austria.

He made his solo debut at age 11 with the Oakland East Bay Symphony playing the Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1. He was winner of the East Bay Young Artist Competition in 2000, the Yehudi Menuhin/Helen Dowling award in 2002 and the Kensington Young Artist Competition in 2003. In April 2004 he was the soloist with the Kensington Symphony playing the Vieuxtemps Violin Concerto No 5. He has also performed at the Junior Bach Festival. In 2013 and 2015, Patrick competed in the Johannes Brahms International Competition in Pörtschach, Austria.

Born in Changwon, Korea, Jungeun Kim studied at the Busan High School of Arts and Konkuk University under Hyeyoung Moon, Jaemi Kim, and Jihyun Lee. She made her debut with the Changwon Philharmonic Orchestra in 2003.

Ms. Kim participated in master classes with Eugene and Elisabeth Pridonoff from the University of Cincinnati, Edward Auer from Indiana University, Lei Weng from the University of Northern Colorado, and Jonghwa Park from Seoul National University. She received first prize in the Eumaksekye Piano Competition and the Gyeongnam Education Music Competition, second prize in the Ceramic Palace Hall Concours and the Music Education News Concours, and third prize in the Beethoven Concours. She also performed with the Konkuk Symphony Orchestra and accompanied the choir at Konkuk University. Also, she participated in the 2015 Distinguished Performers Debut Concert sponsored by The Music Journal. She also attended the Eumyeon Summer Music Festival. She is currently pursuing her M.M. at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music with Yoshikazu Nagai. She also accompanies pre-college students and the choir at the music school.

Joanna Rózewska

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Saturday March 10, TBD
Venue: Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA

Joanna Różewska is a Polish pianist, currently living in Berkeley, California. She is highly successful in many recognized international and national competitions. Her repertoire features Chopin alongside lesser known composers that she performs in big and small stages of Europe and United States. Joanna’s great passion is discovering the folk music influences in the classical music. She holds Master of Arts from the F. Chopin University of Music in Warsaw and is currently a postgraduate student at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

San Francisco Renaissance Voices

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Saturday March 17, TBD
Venue: Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Renaissance Voices made its debut in 2004 with a “standing room only” performance of Victoria’s Requiem and quickly became a favorite of San Francisco Bay Area Early Music audiences. SFRV is San Francisco Bay Area’s professional mixed-voice ensemble dedicated to performing and exploring the a cappella choral music of the Renaissance particularly lesser-known and rarely-performed works, as well as exploring music from this period outside of the traditional European canon. San Francisco Classical Voice christened SFRV as the Bay Area’s”hipper than thou” Early Music ensemble and in 2010 SFWeekly chose SFRV as “Best Classical Music” for their Best of San Francisco edition.

April

Vanessa Langer, soprano, and Vera Breheda, piano

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Saturday April 7, 4 p.m.
Venue: Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA

Praised for her “flexible and multi-hued voice” (-San Francisco Classical Voice) and “enormous stage presence” (-New Classical LA), Soprano Vanessa Langer, an active voice in the baroque and contemporary classical music scene, enjoys a close working relationship with emerging composers from around the world.  Her work has been recognize through various awards and fellowships including a Winter Music Creative Residency at the Banff Center for the Arts in Canada, the New Horizon Fellowship from the Aspen Music Festival & School, the Eisner Prize for Creative Achievement in the Arts and the Albert King Scholarship from the University of California at Berkeley.  She has given more than 30 world premieres and appeared under the auspices of the Stanford New Ensemble, The Legion of Honor Listening Series, The San Francisco Presidio Sessions, Composer’s Inc. Bamm! Festival and San Francisco Music Day.

Vera Breheda , born in Hamburg, Germany of Ukrainian parents, came to the U.S at age three. She spent her early childhood in Buffalo, New York where piano and dance consumed most of her after school time. Her early memories were of her parents singing folk songs of their native Ukraine. At age 11, Vera’s family moved to San Francisco where she soon became a scholarship piano student of Alma Harrington, Adolph Baller, and Marcus Gordon. at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Within several years, she was soloist with the San Francisco Symphony in a special youth concert. She continued her studies with Martin Canin at SUNY Stony Brook, and Leonard Shure in Boston, and in 1983 gave her New York recital debut at Carnegie Recital Hall (Weill Recital Hall). Performing music of many styles, from Baroque to 21st century, Vera Breheda’s concertizing has taken her from San Francisco, to New York, Boston, Los Angeles and Seattle, as well as to Germany Austria, Czechoslovakia, Japan and Russia. Vera Breheda has appeared as soloist with the Prague Chamber Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony, the Oakland Symphony, the Thalia Orchestra in Seattle, the Kensington Symphony, the Diablo Valley Philharmonic, and the Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra.

Trio 180

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Sunday April 15, 7 p.m.
Venue: Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA

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.

Trio 180 performs a wide range of music from the Classical era to the present and is an active advocate of new music. The trio was awarded a Barlow Grant in 2006 to commission eminent composer Chen Yi’s first piano trio, Tibetan Tunes (Theodore Presser). Continuing its tradition of commissioning new works, the trio premiered celebrated composer Robert Greenberg’s 180 Shift in 2013 and Reinaldo Moya’s Gothic Sea in 2011 in honor of Trio 180’s tenth anniversary. The trio has premiered works by Allan Crossman (Icarus), Jorge Liderman (Suite del Sur; Sidewalk recorded on Albany Records), Derek Jacoby (Trio No. 2), Francois Rose (Gently, Wild Rose Petals) and Cindy Cox (Wave, recorded in summer, 2010 and winter of 2014). The trio is thrilled to have completed its first CD of works by Dvorak, Suk, and Schumann.

San Francisco Girls Chorus (Level III) in concert

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Friday April 27, 7:30 p.m.
Venue: Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA

Stunning vocal range, flexibility, drama, and power are among the hallmarks of the 38-year-old San Francisco Girls Chorus, which is recognized as one of the world’s most widely known and respected vocal ensembles for youth. Under the direction of composer-performer Lisa Bielawa and conductor Valérie Sainte-Agathe, the SF Girls Chorus has achieved an incomparable sound that underscores the unique clarity and force of impeccably trained treble voices fused with expressiveness and drama. As a result, the Chorus vibrantly performs 1,000 years of choral masterworks from plainchant to the most challenging and nuanced contemporary works created expressly for them in programs that are as intelligently designed as they are enjoyable and revelatory to experience.

A leading voice on the Bay Area and national music scenes, the Chorus has produced award-winning concerts, recordings and tours; empowered young women in music and other fields, enhanced and expanded the field of music for treble voices and set the international standard for the highest level of performance and education.

May

Larry Vuckovich  in Concert

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May  TBD
Venue: Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA

Larry Vuckovich has won acclaim from critics and jazz audiences for his deeply imaginative style and repertoire heard at prestigious North American and European jazz clubs, concert halls and festivals. He is equally at home in world music/classically influenced modal jazz as he is with hard-swinging bebop, post-bop, contemporary jazz, and down-home blues. The New York Times notes that his unique outlook and collection of influences “set him apart from most pianists who are heard regularly in New York”. The Village Voice comments on his “book of piano gems that will keep you guessing.” The Toronto Globe and Mail calls him “a musician who sits apart from the rest by virtue…of his taste for both the exotic and the exquisite.”

Cited by piano legend Barry Harris as “one of the premier West Coast pianists, Mr. Vuckovich brought his Jazz-Latin Trio/Quartet, featured on his two current piano trio/quartet CDs, to Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club in New York on a recent East Coast tour. On the same tour, he performed with Marian McPartland on her Piano Jazz show, broadcast to national and global NPR affiliates. Mr. Vuckovich has appeared as soloist at the Fazioli piano series in San Francisco, New York and Chicago, and also leads an 18-piece band that sold out the 600-seat 2007 Jazz at Filoli show in Woodside, CA.

San Francisco Renaissance Voices

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Saturday May TBD
Venue: Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Renaissance Voices made its debut in 2004 with a “standing room only” performance of Victoria’s Requiem and quickly became a favorite of San Francisco Bay Area Early Music audiences. SFRV is San Francisco Bay Area’s professional mixed-voice ensemble dedicated to performing and exploring the a cappella choral music of the Renaissance particularly lesser-known and rarely-performed works, as well as exploring music from this period outside of the traditional European canon. San Francisco Classical Voice christened SFRV as the Bay Area’s”hipper than thou” Early Music ensemble and in 2010 SFWeekly chose SFRV as “Best Classical Music” for their Best of San Francisco edition.

June

pickPocket Ensemble

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Saturday June 9, 7:30 p.m.
Venue: Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA

From the street corner to the concert hall, the pickPocket ensemble have created a unique and original contemporary chamber cafe music. Based in Northern California, we have toured internationally and released 6 CD’s of original music. Our music has been featured in several films and on NPR and public television.

Rick Corrigan (accordion, piano, composition)
Chloe Allen (violin)
Yates Brown (guitar, banjo, bass, and sitar)
John Slattery (percussion)
Colin Williams (double bass)
Matthew Souther (trumpet)

Eric Tran, pianist-composer

Date & Time: TBD
Venue: Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA

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San Francisco based pianist-composer Eric Tran is known for his friendly stage manner, thoughtful programming, and bold risk-taking. He has appeared in music festivals such as PianoTexas, Aspen, as well as festivals in Europe. His principal studies were with pianists Sharon Mann, Thomas Schultz, and composer Jaroslaw Kapuscinski. Eric is a graduate of Stanford University and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. During his studies, he was the winner of the concerto competitions of both institutions, and he was awarded the prestigious Robert M. Golden Medal for outstanding contributions to the arts. As a composer, he won the Pacific Musical Society Composition Prize, and his sets of children’s music have been programmed for over six years on the syllabus of the US Open Music Competition. His music has been performed by the St. Lawrence String Quartet, the Friction Quartet, his generous friends, and his charming piano students

July

TBD

August

TBD

September

Deanna Badizadegan (viola) in concert

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Saturday September 1, TBD
Venue: Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA

Deanna Badizadegan is a San Francisco-based violist with two engineering degrees from Stanford and a diploma from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She currently enjoys a busy freelance schedule in the Bay Area, performing with members of the San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco Conservatory, and Classical Revolution, among others. As a soloist and chamber musician, she has recently performed at TEDxStanford, TEDxFargo, the Berkeley Symphony Chamber Series, and the Maybeck Studio for the Performing Arts. In addition to performing, Deanna enjoys working with the Stanford Technology Ventures Program and the 21st Century Musician Initiative to bring more entrepreneurial ideas into the arts. This fall, Deanna will begin graduate studies at the New England Conservatory of Music under the tutelage of Kim Kashkashian.

October

Kris Palmer, flute

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Saturday October 13, TBD
Venue: Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA

Dr. Kris Palmer made her New York recital debut at Carnegie Hall in 2001 to rave reviews as a winner in the Artists International Competition. The New York Concert Review called Palmer’s performance “incisive and expressive…particularly enchanting…with sensuous tone and pace.” Noted for her performances of music from the eighteenth century, Kris has performed the concerti of C.P.E. Bach and Mozart in the United States and Europe, and she is the author of the book, Ornamentation According to C.P.E. Bach and J.J. Quantz. The New York Concert Review states, “Palmer is clearly among the few current performers on any instrument to fully understand the nature of Baroque music.”

Othello Jefferson, organ

 

October, TBD
Venue: Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA

Othello Jefferson is a native of San Francisco. He received his Bachelor of Music Degree in Voice from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and a Single Subject Music Credential from San Francisco State University. As Choir Director at his alma mater, Lowell High School, he worked with Michael Morgan (Oakland East Bay Symphony), The King’s Singers, and Chanticleer and won performance awards in the International Children’s Culture and Art Festival in Shenzhen, China. Othello is the recipient of a Gospel Music Award from San Francisco’s Academy of Gospel and a Negro Spirituals Heritage Keepers Award from the Friends Of Negro Spirituals in Oakland. He is the Choir Director at Redwood City’s Sequoia High School, Minister Of Music at First African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church (San Francisco), and Minister Of Music for the Western Episcopal District, African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church.

November

TBD

December

TBD

 

 

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