- Tom Rose, clarinet
- Caroline Lee, viola
- Betty Woo, piano
Trio Brillante is a new Bay Area chamber music ensemble. Formed in 2009, the trio gave its first performance at Holy Names University, Oakland, where Woo and Rose are members of the music faculty. The ensemble has emphasized the programming of 19th century Austro-German music. For this performance they will perform works of Bach, Reinecke, Bruch and Hindemith.
- Kyle Bruckmann, oboe
- Tim Daisy, percussion
- Anton Hatwich, bass
- Jen Clare Paulson, viola
- Jason Stein, bass clarinet
Wrack is a genre-defying quintet featuring oboe, bass clarinet, viola, bass and percussion. This unique ensemble cultivates an "ability to combine turned-up flame with clear-headed attention to texture and space" and offers "dazzling proof that intricately arranged, angular modern jazz can be accessible and enjoyable."
- Ginger Kroft, clarinet
- Mark Anderson, piano
Enjoy an evening of lyrical clarinet sonatas and chamber music. An active orchestral and chamber musician, Ginger Kroft is a featured soloist throughout the Bay Area. She will perform works from the Golden Age of the clarinet repertoire, including Brahms, Bernstein and Poulenc.
Mark Anderson, pianist, lives and teaches in the East Bay Area where he appears regularly as a recitalist and collaborative performer. He is Executive Director of New World Music Academy in Pleasanton and has made numerous commercial recordings on Nimbus Records.
"I have never in my life heard a clarinet played so beautifully, with such elegant shaping of phrases and such refined musical control of dynamics. It was a performance to bring tears to your eyes and a lump to your throat!" Peninsula Reviews, July 22, 2008
- Matthew Montfort, bandleader
Ancient Future is the first and longest running musical organization dedicated exclusively to the mission of creating world fusion music. The term was coined by bandleader Matthew Montfort in 1978 to describe Ancient Future’s unusual blend of musical traditions from around the world. Billboard calls the group “trendsetters” for their early contributions to the movement, which seeks to show how people from different cultures can grow by learning from each other.
Areon Flutes, a professional flute chamber music ensemble, provides audiences a fresh outlook on traditional chamber music. Noted for innovative programming and collaborations, Areon is quickly establishing itself in the US as a premier chamber music ensemble. Areon Flutes features every member of the flute family—from piccolos to bass flutes—along with unique staging, theatrics and choreography.
Ken Malucelli, award-winning, ASCAP-affiliated composer, presents the Prince/SF Singers in an evening of his sacred choral music and holiday arrangements. His works have been performed by both San Francisco Symphony and Opera Choruses, SF Boys and Girls Choruses, Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale, Pacific Mozart Ensemble, Ragazzi, by various artists abroad, and premiered and recorded by Chanticleer, SF Choral Artists, Phoenix Chamber Choir (Vancouver, BC) and his Merrie Olde Christmas Carolers, the world's largest costumed caroling organization.
Polly Moller is a composer, performer and improviser based in Oakland and the leader of a cast of characters called Reconnaissance Fly. She is a member of the Outsound Presents Board of Directors and a Sequenza21 contributing editor. Her concert will focus on her composed works, improvisation frameworks and sound-art rituals, including Genesis for twelve improvisers, Penelope for solo piccolo, and The Flip Quartet.
- Aaron Westman, baroque violin
- Shirley Hunt, viola da gamba
- JungHae Kim, harpsichord
- Kevin Cooper, baroque guitar
Agave Baroque is a period instrument chamber ensemble dedicated to the diverse and compelling repertoire of the 17th century. Founded in 2007, this energetic young ensemble has received critical acclaim for the imagination, intimacy, & depth of their performances on-stage, on-air, and on-screen. Members of this award-winning young ensemble also play with some of the nation's top baroque orchestras and ensembles, such as Philharmonia Baroque, American Bach Soloists, Musica Angelica, Ensemble Mirable, New Century Chamber Orchestra, and the Los Angeles Master Chorale.
- Karl A.D. Evangelista, guitar, vox, etc.
- Margaret Rei Scampavia, keys, winds, vox, etc.
- with special guests
- Jordan Glenn, drums
- Jason Hoopes, bass
- Cory Wright, reeds
Grex was formed in and around the Mills College music axis, emphasizing cross-idiomatic conceits and melding elements of disparate sources--free jazz, early minimalism, impressionist music, garage rock, electroacoustic improvisation, folk balladry--into something stark and eldritch. The duo will be premiering new group arrangements for the occasion.
- Donna Lerew, violin
- Louise Milota, piano
The Masterpiece Concert features two of the most famous sonatas by Beethoven and Franck. The program also includes works for each of the instruments, a Solo Sonata for violin by Hindemith and a charming collection of waltzes for the piano.
The improvising trio RTD3 has performed in the Bay Area since 2006. Their music is entirely freely improvised, relying on a rapport seasoned over the many years the three musicians have performed together in various groups since the mid-1980’s. RTD3 continually explores new sonic possibilities, but with a refined sense of interaction and phrasing, often utilizing quiet and subtle nuances.
Specializing in Classical and numerous regional musical styles guitarist Glenn Staller has performed as a soloist and with ensembles for 29 years, working with renowned vocalists, instrumentalists, and dancers. His performance will include works by composers Scarlatti, Turina, Albeniz, Piazzolla, Villa-Lobos and others.
- Jessica Pierce, flute
- Almer Imamovic, guitar
The award-winning ensemble AlmaNova is an innovative flute and guitar duo presenting an eclectic program of chamber music, elevating the flute and guitar ensemble to the highest level of virtuosity and artistry. Their live performances are filled with energy and passion.
“…graceful, intuitively choreographed display of seamless connection.”Fresno Beehive
Experience the premiere of a brand new song cycle! Join these Bay Area favorites in a program of 20th and 21st century music, including the premiere of Chanson für Morgen, a new work by well-known, expressive San Francisco composer David Garner, on texts by the witty and evocative Polish-German-Jewish poet Mascha Kaleko, sponsored in part by the East Bay Community Foundation.
Born in Russia and now a Bay Area resident, guitarist Yuri Liberzon is an extraordinary talent recognized by professionals, critics and audiences around the world. Mr. Liberzon’s performance career has taken him to stages of many prestigious venues in the Middle East, Europe and America. Mr. Liberzon's concert will include works a large range of composers: Russians Vassiliev and Rudnev, Spaniards Jose and Turina, American Jarrett, Hungarian Mertz, and German Weiss.
A native San Franciscan, Ms. Jannie Lo recently relocated back to the Bay Area after studies at the Peabody Conservatory of Music and abroad in Germany. Her program will include works of Beethoven, Chopin and Scriabin.
- Ai Goldsmith, flute
- Miles Graber, piano
These well-known Bay Area performers present a program of hybrid music combining the flavors and aesthetics of Japan and Europe. Composers will include Kosaku Yamada, Eugene Bozza, Yuko Uebayashi, Yoshiko Noda, Naohiko Kai and Toru Takemitsu.
With its players collectively steeped in a brew of the period instrument world and the world of grand opera, StringCircle is a stylistic cross-over quartet, redefining performance practice. The quartet's repertoire ranges from the 17th century to the 20th. This program will include music of Purcell; the first quartet of the Poet of Music, Robert Schumann, and Opus 132, Beethoven's most free-form quartet.
- Heidi Wilcox, violin
- Farley Pearce, 'cello & contrabass
- Diane Grubbe, flute
- Frank Johnson, piano
- and more
As a generous, all-encompassing, prolific and pure artist, few can compare with the American composer Alec Wilder (1907-1980), heralded for his jazz and popular song, chamber music, orchestral and stage works.