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2019 Calendar

January

Ben Capps (cello) and Vassily Primakov (piano)

Ben Capps & Vassily Primakov

Friday January 11, 7:30 p.m.
Venue: Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122

Exciting young American cellist Ben Capps enjoys a versatile performing career as a soloist and chamber musician.   His artistry has been praised as “most appealing” by the New York Times, “virtuosic and impassioned” by the Barre Montpelier Times, the Holland Times hailed Capps as a “young cello phenomenon from New York” with “dazzling technique and a fearsomely meaty tone”, and the Epoch Times proclaimed that “Capps has it all . . . cello playing of the very highest standard.”  He has performed in varying capacities at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium, Weill and Zankel Halls, Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C., Mann Hall in Tel Aviv, Meyerson Hall in Dallas, and the Auditorio Nacional, the Palace of Fine Arts and Sala Nezahualcoytl in Mexico City.

In recent years, Vassily Primakov has been hailed as a pianist of world class importance. Gramophone wrote that “Primakov’s empathy with Chopin’s spirit could hardly be more complete,” and the American Record Guide stated: “Since Gilels, how many pianists have the right touch? In Chopin, no one currently playing sounds as good as this! This is a great Chopin pianist.” Music Web-International called Primakov’s Chopin concertos CD “one of the great Chopin recordings of recent times. These are performances of extraordinary power and beauty.” In 1999, as a teen-aged prizewinner of the Cleveland International Piano Competition, Primakov was praised by Donald Rosenberg of the Cleveland Plain Dealer: “How many pianists can make a line sing as the Moscow native did on this occasion? Every poignant phrase took ethereal wing. Elsewhere the music soared with all of the turbulence and poetic vibrancy it possesses. We will be hearing much from this remarkable musician.”

Liaison Ensemble + Helia Collective

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Saturday January 19, 7:30 p.m.

Liaison is a dynamic and vibrant early-music ensemble based in San Francisco, California. In addition to playing in concert halls, Liaison hopes to bring historically-informed performances to a wider range of audiences in non-traditional venues while maintaining the highest musical standards. Liaison’s group name was inspired by the members’ pursuit of a collaborative, cooperative approach to ensemble music-making as well the importance of the relationship between performer and audience.

Co-founded by musician/composers, Emma Logan and Julie Barwick, Helia Music Collective supports the creative endeavors of women in music throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Helia Music seeks to enrich the community and expand the engagement of women artists through educational outreach and collaborations, with performances and workshops taking place in unique and diverse spaces. Through charitable activities and events, Helia supports the education and development of women in the Bay Area and beyond.

A concert of music by Czech and Russian composers
John Smalley (baritone),  Janis Mercer (piano)

A concert of music for Baritone and piano

Saturday January 26, 7:30 p.m.
Venue: Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122

John Smalley, baritone, is a native of San Francisco. He received his B.A. in Classics from Santa Clara University and holds an M.A. and M.Phil. in Historical Musicology from Columbia University in New York, where he taught for six years.  He has lectured and performed as soloist throughout the Bay Area, including Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, numerous Bach cantatas, and Frederic Rzewski’s Coming Together. He was awarded a prestigious 2009 Shenson Performing Arts Fellowship.

Janis Mercer is an American composer/pianist living in San Francisco. Her musical activities as composer, and pianist are closely interwoven. Her compositions range in size from 8-piece chamber ensemble to digitally realized fixed electronics; utilize timbres from voice to drum set; and employ styles from 12-tone technique to structured improvisation, microtonality to field recordings.  Ms. Mercer holds artist residencies at Villa Montalvo Center for the Arts, Ragdale, Centrum, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, and Hypatia-in-the-Woods.

February

Ramana Vieira – A Journey to the World of Portuguese Fado

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Saturday February 9, 7:30 p.m.
Venue: Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122

Journey to the world of Portuguese Fado as interpreted by Ramana Vieira, a northern California native of Portuguese descent. Vieira’s parents immigrated to the United States from Portugal, where her grandfather was a well-known musician and composer from Madeira Island.

Vieira’s work captures traditional Fado and influences from the Portuguese diaspora in a musical tapestry that ranges from the whispering, haunting ballads of Fado, to American classics and jazzy blues.  She also is a proficient pianist and a gifted songwriter having penned and composed her own original Fados, of which several have been nominated at the International Portuguese Music Awards.

Nicole Takesono (mezzo-soprano) in concert

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Saturday February 16, 4 p.m.
Venue: Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122

Originally from Hawaii, mezzo-soprano Nicole Takesono has been praised for her sweet, warm voice and dedication to character. Ms. Takesono has performed principal roles with San Francisco Opera, Opera San Jose, West Edge Opera, Festival Opera, West Bay Opera, among others. Roles performed include Rosina in The Barber of Seville, Suzuki in Madama Butterfly, Angelina in La Cenerentola, Dido in Dido and Æneas, The Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors, Second Lady in The Magic Flute, Second Shining One and Madam Wanton in A Pilgrim’s Progress, Mercedes in Carmen, Flora and Annina in La Traviata, Siébel in Faust, and Hansel in Hansel and Gretel. Ms. Takesono sings with the San Francisco Opera Chorus, San Francisco Symphony Chorus, Cappella SF and studies with Deborah Benedict.

San Francisco-Munich Trio

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Saturday February 23, 7:30 p.m.
Venue: Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122

Rebecca Rust, violoncello, and Friedrich Edelmann, bassoon, have played together in duos, trios and larger chamber music groups for over 30 years. From their home base in Germany, this husband-and-wife team performs in America, Europe and Japan including radio- and TV-productions.

March

Angela Kraft Cross (organ)

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Saturday March 2, 7:30 p.m.
Venue: Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122

Angela Kraft Cross, San Francisco Bay Area organist, pianist and composer, graduated from Oberlin College and Conservatory of Music in 1980 with bachelor’s degrees in Physics and Organ Performance. She then earned her Doctor of Medicine degree at Loma Linda University, where she subsequently completed her residency in ophthalmology. In 1993, she completed her Master of Music degree in Piano Performance at the College of Notre Dame with Thomas LaRatta. Her organ teachers have included Louis Robilliard, Marie-Louise Langlais, Sandra Soderlund, S. Leslie Grow, William Porter and Garth Peacock. In 2001, she was awarded the Associateship credential of the American Guild of Organists (AAGO) after passing rigorous playing and written examinations. She has studied composition with Pamela Decker.

Trio 180

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Sunday March 3, 7 p.m.
Venue: Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122

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. This talented ensemble includes celebrated concert violinist Ann Miller, renowned cellist Vicky Wang, and award-winning pianist Sonia Leong.

Duo Papillon

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Saturday March 16, 7:30 p.m.
Venue: Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122

Barbara Ruzicka and Kumi Uyeda are in love with four-hand music–the communication, conversation, and bringing the entire keyboard to life in all its sonority—they have found much comradery–sometimes it can be lonely just being a solo pianist! Their collaboration began in 2000 with concerts at such venues as UCSC, Ohlone College, Berkeley Piano Club, All Saints’ Carmel, Monterey Center for Spiritual Living, Carmel Presbyterian and soirees for the Carmel Music Society. They enjoy playing a range of styles and repertoire- from the profundity of the Schubert Fantasie to the emotional heart-on-the sleeve Brahms’ dances, discovering new gems and transcriptions and are in the process of having an original four-hand piece written for them.

Laura Klein (piano)

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Saturday March 23, 7:30 p.m.
Venue: Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122

Laura Klein was born in New York City and started attend­ing the Man­hat­tan School of Music’s prepara­tory school at age seven. She majored in music at SUNY Buf­falo, study­ing with mas­ter pianists Rus­lana Antonow­icz, Leo Smit, and Yvar Mikashoff. After receiv­ing her degree, she attended Berklee School of Music where she stud­ied jazz per­for­mance, com­po­si­tion and arrang­ing with Mick Goodrick, John La Porta, Phil Wil­son, and oth­ers. She was hired by the great drum­mer Joe Hunt to be in his trio, and while liv­ing in Boston, played with Bob Mover, Ron Hor­ton, Jamie Baum, Frank Lon­don, George Schuller, Ken Fil­liano, Ira Cole­man, and many of the other musi­cians on the Boston scene at that time. While at Berklee she met her future hus­band and musi­cal part­ner, guitarist/composer/arranger Tony Cor­man, and two other musi­cians that she would per­form and record with over the next three decades: reeds player Dave Tid­ball, and drum­mer Alan Hall. She also began a long musi­cal col­lab­o­ra­tion with vibra­phon­ist Ted Wolff, whose men­tor, the great Gary Bur­ton, brought him onto the Berklee faculty.

Clare Longendyke (piano)

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Saturday March 30, 7:30 p.m.
Venue: Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122

Clare Longendyke is a passionate soloist and chamber musician recognized for her colorful musicality, technical fluency, and ability to interpret repertoires across the musical spectrum. She has performed solo and chamber music recitals across Europe and North America and has won 1st place prizes in the Philharmonic Society of Arlington’s Young Artist Competition, the Schubert Club of Minnesota’s Scholarship Competition, the National Society of Arts & Letters Instrumental Competition, and 2nd place in the SIYAO Instrumental Competition. She made her orchestral debut in 2012 performing Bartók’s 3rd Piano Concerto as the winner of the Indiana University Piano Concerto Competition and in 2017, she performed Chopin’s Piano Concerto in E minor with the Arlington Philharmonic Orchestra (Massachusetts) and Orlando Cela, conductor.

April

Circadian String Quartet

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Saturday April 6, 7:30 p.m.
Venue: Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122

Bay Area based Circadian String Quartet was founded in 2013 to promote the classical and contemporary string quartet repertoire, in particular music of cultural and folkloric significance. Since then, the group has been featured through Mt. Shasta’s Music By the Mountain, Sunset Music | Arts Chamber Music Series in San Francisco, and the Merced Symphony Association. In 2014, the CSQ were invited to collaborate with the St. Petersburg-based Rimsky Korsakov String Quartet during their North American tour. They have also given U.S. premieres of pieces by world-renowned British composer Ian Venables in collaboration with mezzo-soprano Sally Munro of the San Francisco Opera and Natalie Parker, Principal Clarinetist of the San Francisco Ballet.

Ensemble Illume

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Saturday April 13, 7:30 p.m.
Venue: Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122

Known for their powerful sound and profound unity of ensemble, Ensemble Illume is dedicated to sharing the rich character of the viola, cello, and piano trio with audiences of all ages. With its unconventional instrumentation, Illume’s mission is to nurture and expand the repertoire for the ensemble by identifying rarely-heard work and working with contemporary composers, while also pursuing collaborations with fellow musicians to perform quartets, quintets, and larger chamber ensembles. The ensemble was formed with an inaugural concert in San Francisco in 2018, which featured works by Kaija Saariaho and Johannes Brahms.

San Francisco Girls Chorus (Level III)

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Friday April 26, 7:30 p.m.
Venue: Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122

Founded in 1978, the San Francisco Girls Chorus is a leading voice in music in the Bay Area and across the nation. Led by Artistic Director Lisa Bielawa and Music Director and Principal Conductor Valérie Sainte-Agathe, the Girls Chorus produces and collab­orates in concerts, recordings and tours that empower young women, expand the field of music for treble voice, and set the standard for the highest level of performance and education. Hundreds of singers ages 5-18 from over 45 Bay Area cities participate in this program, which has won honors including 3 ASCAP awards for Adventurous Programming and five Grammy awards.

Cristobal Selamé

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Saturday April 27, 7:30 p.m.
Venue: Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122

Described as “inspired… every note comes straight from his heart” by Grammy-Award winning artist Sérgio Assad, Chilean guitarist Cristobal Selamé is the only undergraduate to ever win the prestigious Guitar Concerto Competition at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Since then, Selamé has been invited to perform in prestigious guitar festivals, including the Mauro Biasini International Festival and Competition, where he performed the Giuliani Concerto op.30.

San Francisco Renaissance Voices
Passion and Lamentations
Fr. Manuel Cardoso’s Requiem and Allegri’s Miserere

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Sunday April 28, 7:30 p.m.
Venue: Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122

San Francisco Renaissance Voices made their 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 the 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.

May

Cuarteto Puentes

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Saturday May 4, 7:30 p.m.
Venue: Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122

Formed in 2015 by four Bay Area dancers/musicians, Cuarteto Puentes is dedicated to performing Argentine Tango music for dancers and audiences of all kinds.

Trio Terme

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Saturday May 11, 7:30 p.m.
Venue: Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122

Nina Flyer, cello
Stacey McColley, clarinet
Geoffrey Burleson, piano

Trio Terme was formed last summer at the Interharmony International Music Festival in Italy.  The three performers, all with extensive solo and ensemble experience, were so delighted playing together at Interharmony, that they decided to continue to explore the rich clarinet, cello, piano repertoire.

 

Robyn Carmichael, piano

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Saturday May 18, 7:30 p.m.
Venue: Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122

Robyn Carmichael’s distinctive style has defined her concerts in the U.S. and Europe. Her past season included West Coast concerts in Seattle, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco, a radio interview on Berkeley’s KPFA-FM “Piano” program, and a CD release with music of Scarlatti, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Schumann, de Falla, Tchaikovsky, Bach-Alkan, and Rachmaninoff.

Her new 2018 season features East Coast and West Coast tours with all-Russian and all-Romantic recitals, including the virtuosic Tchaikovsky-Pletnev Nutcracker Suite, educational concerts with commentary for libraries and grassroots organizations, a unique Chopin project and a program honoring the 200th anniversary of the legendary choreographer Marius Petipa.

June

Trio Foss

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Saturday June 8, 7:30 p.m.
Venue: Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122

Hrabba Atladottir, violin
Nina Flyer, cello
Joseph Irrera, piano

Trio Foss, a fusion of varying personalities, backgrounds, and nationalities, is a new group just entering the music scene. Having only been in existence for one year, the trio has already secured concerts throughout the Bay Area to critical acclaim and completed its first recording project with composer Allan Crossman.

David Jaronowski (organ)

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Friday June 14, 7 p.m.
Venue: Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122

David Jaronowski, M.M., CAGO, has served as director of music at the parish of Mary Queen of Peace for six years and as director of music and liturgy for the Congregation of St. Joseph for five years. Prior to that time, he was the director of music and organist at several area churches; He also spent two years in Kansas City, MO as the director of music at St. Peter’s Parish in Kansas City and as staff organist at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

A Sunset Community Music & Arts Event
Ajay Mallya (violin) with Dmitriy Cogan (piano)

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Saturday June 15, 5 p.m.
Venue: Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122

Ajay Mallya started learning violin at age 3 and is currently a student of Zhao Wei of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He has won local, state, and international violin competitions and awards, and made his Carnegie Hall debut at age 12 with the Carnegie Honors Orchestra of North America. Subsequently, he was chosen to perform a recital in Carnegie Hall at age 13. Ajay is currently a member of the California Youth Symphony and plays chamber music with the Music@ Kohl Mansion, Young Chamber Musicians.

Dmitriy Cogan began music studies at the age of six at the Central Music School before moving to the U.S. and settling in San Francisco in 1974. He studied conducting at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and continued piano studies with Vladimir Pleshakov and Maria Cysic. In 1979, he moved to New York to study with Martin Canin at the Juilliard School, where he received Bachelor and Master of Music degrees. Mr. Cogan has performed publicly since age nine in Moscow.

The Schubert Project

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Friday June 28, 7:30 p.m.

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.

July

Amy Stephens (piano)

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Saturday July 13, 7:30 p.m.
Venue: Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122

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.

Brass Over Bridges

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Saturday July 20, 7:30 p.m.
Venue: Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122

Based in San Francisco, Brass Over Bridges is an ensemble that understands that music is all about connection. Inspired by the artistic community of the San Francisco Bay Area, Brass Over Bridges seeks to engage audiences with music across barriers of style and artistic discipline. In addition to performing concerts, Brass Over Bridges is passionate about supporting school music programs through outreach performances designed to educate and inspire young musicians.

August

San Francisco Renaissance Voices with
guest artist Florante Aguilar, classical guitar
Manila Galleon Music
The Renaissance in the Philippines and outside of Europe.

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Saturday August 10, 7:30 p.m.
Venue: Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122

What a delight to be joined once again by Florante Aguilar, internationally-renowned guitarist, composer and documentary film-maker! Mr. Aguilar performed frequently with us during our first year of our original Polyphony Project and we can’t wait to have him back. He is a recognized expert on the music of Harana, Philippine music inspired by the music of the Spanish Renaissance and produced the critically-acclaimed documentary, “Harana, the Movie.” San Francisco Renaissance Dancers will perform dances of the period and our singers will perform Mexican Polyphony and music of the Aztecs and Incas.

Bay Shore Lyric Opera
Bellini’s Norma

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Saturday August 17, 7:30 p.m.
Venue: Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122

Bay Shore Lyric Opera present’s Bellini’s tragic opera, Norma. Written by Romantic-era Italian composer Vincenzo Bellini in the spring of 1831 and premiering at La Scala in Milan in December of that year, “Norma” is a tragedy in two acts that take place in 50 B.C. Gaul. The druid priestess, Norma, has had an illicit affair with Pollione, an officer in the forces occupying her land, and has had two children by him. Pollione has now tired of Norma and taken up with the younger priestess Adalgisa. Meanwhile, Norma’s people cry out for rebellion against the occupying forces. Will Norma take revenge on Pollione, and will her people discover her secret?

The opera features Bellini’s signature long melodies and is considered a masterpiece of the bel canto genre, which is defined by a highly expressive style of singing.

A & R Duo – pianists Arianna Körting and Robin Giesbrecht 

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Saturday August 24, 7:30 p.m.
Venue: Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122

Arianna Körting, has performed throughout the world in solo recital and with orchestra, in radio and television. She was one of eighteen recipients nationwide under the age of 18 to have been selected as a 2011 Davidson Fellow by the Davidson Institute for Talent Development. 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.

String Trios

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Saturday August 31, 7:30 p.m.

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.”

September

Mark Valenti (piano)

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Saturday September 28, 7:30 p.m.
Venue: Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122

Mark Valenti received his Master of Music from Northwestern University, Bachelor of Music from the Philadelphia Musical Academy and has studied with such notable teachers as Benjamin Whitten, Zoltan Kocsis and Mary Sauer. In addition to giving solo recitals in cities throughout the U.S., Mr. Valenti has performed in France, Belgium, Hungary and Luxembourg as well as for former First Lady Barbara Bush in Washington, D.C.

Mark Valenti has performed recitals live on WFMT classical radio. He has also done extensive work in the Jazz field including performances with Gregory Hines, Frank Foster and Al Grey and has appeared on television with Joe Sudler’s Swing Machine and singer/actor Christopher Durham.

October

Curium Piano Trio

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Saturday October 5, 7:30 p.m.
Venue: Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122

Founded in the summer of 2017, the women of Curium piano trio have gained reputations as performers that radiate dynamism and presence. Specializing in performing the music of female composers, they are committed to bringing creative and diverse musical programming to their audiences. The Curium trio highlights the works of women composers and performers alongside traditional piano trio repertoire, and have brought together a community of people with their representation of diversity and women.

Curium was chosen as the 2017 winners of the Barbara Fritz Chamber Music Award.

Susan Ellinger (piano)

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Saturday October 19, 7:30 p.m.
Venue: Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122

Praised for her “refined, poised and singular” vision, pianist Susan Ellinger has performed extensively as both a soloist and chamber musician, presenting recitals at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center’s Bruno Walter Auditorium, Caramoor Music Center, Harvard University, Oberlin Conservatory, Tanglewood Music Festival, the Taos School of Music and many more. She has appeared as a concerto soloist with the Peabody Conservatory Orchestra, in regular concerts with The Chelsea Chamber Players in New York City, and as a featured soloist in a series of concerts with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra with conductor Marin Alsop. Susan Ellinger has won top prizes both as a soloist and chamber musician at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and Manhattan School of Music and at age 13 was awarded the National Baldwin Junior Keyboard Achievement Award presenting solo recitals in Washington DC for the Music Teachers Association of America.

November

To be announced

December

Holiday Concert with the San Francisco Boys Chorus

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Date: December 2019 – Date to be announced
Venue: Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122

The San Francisco Boys Chorus (SFBC) is comprised of the Grammy award-winning Concert Chorus, the Graduate Chorale, the Hand Bell Program and the four-level Chorus School, which includes the Preparatory Chorus.

Christmas Lessons and Carols with San Francisco Renaissance Voices

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Date: December 2019 – Date to be announced
Venue: Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122

Come join us in celebrating the joy and the mystery of Advent with the San Francisco Renaissance Voices and organist, Stacy Cullison, in a candlelight service of Advent and Christmas carols. You will have lots of opportunity to sing and enjoy both familiar and not so familiar carols. This is a fun event for the entire family. A free reception follows the service.

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