Trinity Chamber Concerts

…presenting the finest of Northern California's emerging musicians

2013-201440th Season

Saturday, September 28, 2013, 7:30pm

40th Anniversary Gala

  • Nanette McGuinness, soprano
  • Jennifer Paulino, soprano
  • Celeste Winant, mezzo-soprano
  • Elizabeth Blumenstock, violin
  • Yueh Chou, bassoon
  • Farley Pearce, 'cello/gamba/double bass
  • Janine Johnson, harpsichord
  • Yuko Tanaka, harpsichord
  • Musica Pacifica, featuring
  • Judith Linsenberg, recorders
    • and more!

Help us celebrate Trinity Chamber Concerts’ 40th season! It’s been a wonderful 40 years and we want to recognize it with something special. The acoustics of Trinity Chapel are just perfect for early music so why not kick off the season with a performance featuring many of the Bay Area’s premier early music specialists? We've got a great line-up of performers and this star-studded event will be followed by a reception around the corner at The Musical Offering Café & Bistro—Berkeley’s favorite café/early music CD shop! Proceeds from this gala event all go to funding Trinity Chamber Concerts’ future. Come help us celebrate!

Featuring works by Georg F. Handel, Charles Dollé, Wolfgang A. Mozart, J. S. Bach, Antonio Vivaldi, Michel Corrette and Johann Kaspar Ferdinand Fischer.

Saturday, October 12, 2013, 8:00pm

Duo Symphonious

  • Zac Selissen, guitar
  • Michael T. Roberts, guitar

Duo Symphonious is a San Francisco based guitar duo dedicated to reimagining orchestral and chamber music for their ensemble. These guitarists joined forces in 2006 as graduate students at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. They discovered not only a shared history as electric guitar-wielding classic rockers who developed a passion for the classical guitar, but also a common interest in a wide range of music, from jazz to tango to the Baroque.

Saturday, October 26, 2013 8:00pm

G-G-R Trio

  • Tom Rose, clarinet
  • Michael Graham, 'cello
  • Miles Graber, piano

These well-known Bay Area performers present the Trio Pathétique from "the father of Russian Music," Mikhail Glinka. Their program will also feature Seven Balkan Dances by Serbian composer Marko Tajčević, and Beethoven's own trio arrangement of his famous Septet for winds and strings, Op. 38.

Friday, November 8, 2013 8:00pm

Musica Pacifica

  • Judith Linsenberg, recorder
  • Elizabeth Blumenstock, violin
  • John Dornenburg, viola da gamba
  • JungHae Kim, harpsichord

San Francisco-based Baroque ensemble Musica Pacifica, is pleased to present their Fall 2013 Northern California Program, Baroque Splendor: Virtuosic Music from 17th- and 18th-century Europe. Repertoire includes works by Bach, Rameau, Sammartini, Telemann, Turini, and more.

Saturday, November 9, 2013, 8:00pm

Justin Lee

  • Justin Lee, flute
  •     with special guests
  • Jesse Barrett, English horn
  • Frank Johnson, piano

An evening of solo flute and chamber music featuring Aaron Copland's Duo for Flute and Piano and Arthur Honegger's Concerto da Camera for Flute, English Horn, and Piano.

Saturday, November 23, 2013, 8:00pm

Jason Sia

  • Jason Sia, piano

Sacramento-based concert pianist Jason Sia will perform an evening of world-favorite solo piano works by Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Faure, Debussy, Rachmaninoff, Gershwin and others. Selections will include romantic favorites including the Moonlight Sonata, Liebestraum, Claire de Lune, Rhapsody in Blue, and others.

Saturday, December 21,2013, 8:00pm


Critically acclaimed virtuosos bassist Michael Manring and percussionist Christopher Garcia have been performing internationally since 2005 with guitarists Alex de Grassi, and/or Miroslav Tadic. For this special performance they will be performing with classical guitarist Kenton Youngstrom, best known for his work with The FallaTrio and Quarteto Nuevo in an evening of original sonic, chamber,  jazz and world music. Compositions for fretless electric bass, world percussion of North and South India, and indigenous Mexico with classical guitar.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014, 7:30pm

Musica Pacifica

  • Judith Linsenberg, recorder
  • Elizabeth Blumenstock, violin
  • Josh Lee, viola da gamba
  • Charles Sherman, harpsichord
  • with special guest artist
  • Aaron Sheehan, tenor

Musica Pacifica has, since its founding in 1990, become widely recognized as one of America’s premier baroque ensembles, lauded for both the dazzling virtuosity and the warm expressiveness of its performances. On this occasion they present Sweet Accents: In Praise of Harmony, virtuoso cantatas and instrumental chamber musc by Handel, Rameau, Telemann, Bach, Couperin et. al.

Saturday, January 11, 2014, 8:00pm

Ancient Future Duet

  • Matthew Montfort, guitar
  • Vishal Nagar, tabla

Strains of flamenco, ancient Celtic music, and Indian raga will emanate from this improvisatory duet featuring world guitar pioneer Matthew Montfort accompanied by renowned Indian tabla virtuoso Vishal Nagar. The program will feature music from the groundbreaking world music recordings of Ancient Future along with serenades from Matthew Montfort's solo guitar releases: Seven Serenades for Scalloped Fretboard Guitar and Sympathetic Serenade, for which he was lauded as one of the world's "100 Greatest Acoustic Guitarists."

Saturday, January 25, 2014, 8:00pm

Celebration of Samuel Barber

  • Frank Johnson, piano
  • with
  • Morgan Harrington, soprano
  • Farley Pearce, 'cello
  • Diane Grubbe, flute
  • Denis Harper, oboe
  • Karla Avila, clarinet
  • Alex Rosenfeld, French horn
  • Rufus Olivier, bassoon

Samuel Barber (1910-1981) was one of the most honored of American composers. Enjoy a celebration of his chamber music and song with pianist Frank Johnson and leading Bay Area musical artists: the Cello Sonata, Op. 6; Summer Music, Op. 31 for woodwind quintet; Canzone, Op. 38a; and more.

Saturday, February 8, 2014, 8:00pm

Temescal String Quartet

  • Barbara Riccardi, violin
  • Katherine Button, violin
  • Jonna Hervig, viola
  • Victoria Ehrlich, 'cello
  • with special guest Richard Riccardi, piano

Formed in 2004, The Temescal Quartet takes its name from the ancient central American sweat lodges of spiritual and physical renewal. The program will include Beethoven's Opus 18 #6, Amy Beach's Piano Quintet and Ravel's Quartet, Opus 36.

Saturday, February 22, 2014, 8:00pm

Wild Rumpus

  • Vanessa Langer, soprano
  • Amy Sedan, flute
  • Sophie Huet, clarinet
  • Matthew Striplen, trombone
  • Joanne De Mars, 'cello
  • Dan VanHassel, electric guitar/composer
  • Margaret Halbig, piano
  • Ed Garcia, percussion
  • Nathaniel Berman, conductor
  • Jen Wang, composer

Contemporary chamber ensemble Wild Rumpus is dedicated to adventurous new music, with a particular interest in commissioning and collaborating with young or emerging composers. This evening will feature a tour through the evocative landscape of contemporary music, from the serenely beautiful sonic landscapes of John Luther Adams and Radiohead, to the funk-minimalism of Ryan Brown, to the latest in interactive technology featured in the work of co-director Dan VanHassel. Wild Rumpus will also be performing world premieres, created in collaboration with the group by Joshua Carro and Leaha Maria Villareal.

Saturday, March 8, 2014, 8:00pm

Donna Lerew

  • Donna Lerew, violin
  • Frank Johnson, piano

Violin and piano masterpieces from Biber to Rochberg

These two intrepid musicians will explore the heart and some surprising fringes of music for violin and piano: the ultimate Beethoven Sonata, a Schubert gem, hypnotic Biber Passacaglia, and startling Rochberg Variations.

Saturday, March 22, 2014, 8:00pm

Mark Anderson

  • Mark Anderson, piano

Pianist Mark Anderson returns to Trinity Concerts performing the profoundly evocative Miroirs by Ravel. Also on the program will be rarely (if ever!) heard late 18th Century romantic gems by the the "Dutch Brahms" Julius Röntgen and the great conductor and pianist Hans von Bülow. Get a sneak listen of the Röntgen works before he records them in May for Nimbus Records!

Saturday, March 29, 2014, 8:00pm

Jewish Music & Poetry Project

  • Nanette McGuinness, soprano
  • Adaiha Macadam-Somer, 'cello
  • Dale Tsang, piano

Premieres of newly commissioned works by Elena Ruehr, David Garner, Laura Schwendinger, and more. The Jewish Music & Poetry Project performs new music to texts by Jewish poets and women composers, as well as "ostracized" composers of the 20th century–with regular detours towards other poets or composers that intrigue them.

Friday, April 25, 2014, 7:30pm

Andrea Kapell Loewy

Colors of the Solo Flute in Song and Dance

Lauded as a musician with "unblemished technique, beautiful tone, and precise intonation," and as a "first rate performer with a lovely sound that projects well," flutist Andrea Kapell Loewy has a stimulating career as soloist, orchestral musician, and teacher. She will perform an innovative program of solo flute works from various countries, spanning the baroque to the present, including sensuous, expressive and lyric qualities of song and rhythmic and vivacious qualities of dance. The program will include moving and dramatic works of Bach, Honneger, Rivier, Takemitsu, Mercadante, Piazzolla, Ibert, as well as traditional operatic and folk songs of China.

Saturday, April 26, 2014, 8:00pm

Gianna Abondolo

  • Gianna Abondolo, 'cello
  •     with special guests
  • Nico Abondolo, double bass
  • Lisa Sangita Moskow, electric sarod
  • Joshua Mellinger, tabla

Praised by the Los Angeles Times as “Clearly a musician of exceptional talent,” cellist Gianna Abondolo leads a dynamic career performing regularly as soloist, chamber musician, improviser and composer. A former member of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Gianna brings a compelling and fresh approach to her performances. Her programming includes a creative and eclectic array of repertoire for both solo cello and with other instruments ranging from classical and contemporary to her own compositions. The evening’s performance will feature the music of Britten and Schnittke along with her original solos, duos and improvisations with her brother, internationally acclaimed double bassist Nico Abondolo, virtuoso electric sarod player Lisa Sangita Moskow and Bay Area tabla player, Joshua Mellinger.

Saturday, May 10, 2014, 8:00pm

Davide Verotta

  • Davide Verotta, piano/composer

"Composing or playing any type of music results in a conflict between the immediacy of subconscious reactions to sound and the intellectual discipline that is required to write or perform a piece of music. This conflict is what has interested me in the last year of composing. The result is a set of interlinked pieces for piano, percussion, strings and voice, titled Il Ponte, that explores this "taming of the beast"–chamber music–in its capacity to build complex musical structures while communicating deep emotions and feelings in a free and immediate way."

Saturday, May 24, 2014, 8:00pm

The Farallon Quintet

  • Natalie Parker, clarinet
  • Dan Flanagan, violin
  • Matthew Oshida, violin
  • Elizabeth Prior, viola
  • Jonah Kim, cello
  • with special guest
  • Sarah Rommel, cello

This dynamic Bay Area ensemble is the world's only professional chamber music group focused exclusively on the clarinet quintet—string quartet plus clarinet—repertoire. In addition to playing the classics, the group seeks to perform rarely-heard works as well as new music by living composers. The ensemble is made up of leading Bay Area musicians who are principal players in such orchestras as the San Francisco Ballet, Santa Rosa Symphony, Berkeley Symphony, and the Sacramento Philharmonic. Having recently received a grant from San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music, they will record and release their debut album in early 2015. The Farallon Quintet's 2014-15 season includes sextet collaborations with pianist Jon Nakamatsu, several new composer commissions, and concerts for Rossmoor Chamber Music Society, Fort Bragg Center for the Arts, the Chancellor's Concert Series, Music at Meyer, Sonoma Classical Music Society, and InConcert Sierra.

This concert will feature a world premier performance by contemporary composer Jay Sydeman, quintets by Meyerbeer and Francaix, as well as Satie's 3 Gymnopedies arranged by the group's first violinist, Dan Flanagan.

Friday, May 31 - Sunday, June 8, 2014

2014 Berkeley Festival Fringe


Since 1975 the San Francisco Early Music Society (SFEMS) has presented high quality concerts, up-to-date publications, and some of the best education programs available anywhere. All this has contributed to the Bay Area’s reputation as one of America’s leading centers for the performance of early music. The biennial Berkeley Festival is a week of concerts and workshops by distinguished early music performers from around the world.

An exciting part of the festival is the Fringe, self-produced concerts by ensembles, some from the Bay Area and some traveling here for the festival. Trinity Chamber Concerts will host many of these Fringe concerts. Make sure to check out the complete schedule of festival events when it becomes available, as they take place at several venues.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

  • 8:00pm: Bach Se Piace

    • Anthony Martin, violin
    • Elisabeth Reed, viola da gamba
    • Katherine Heater, harpsichord

    Sonatas for Harpsichord, Violin, and Viola da Gamba BWV 1018, 1019, & 1027

Monday, June 2, 2014

  • 12:00pm: Ensemble Vermillian & Les Violettes

    • Corey Carleton, soprano
    • Frances Blaker, recorder
    • David Wilson, violin
    • Colin Shipman, viol
    • Barbara Blaker Krumdieck, cello
    • Violet Grgich, harpischord

    The Rose and the Bear: A mash-up of two local chamber ensembles, performing works by Buxtehude, Purcell and Biber.

    • Cantata, “Herr wen ich dich hab” BuxWV38 – Dietrich Buxtehude
    • Trio Sonata – Buxtehude
    • The Plainte, Music for Awhile, Sweeter Than Roses, Fairest Isle – Henry Purcell
    • Pavan a 3 – Purcell
    • Sonata – Purcell
    • Passacaglia from Harmonia Artificiosa – Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber

  • 2:30pm: Bertamo Trio and Friends

    The Nations: Concerti, Sonatas and Suites: Music of France, Germany and Italy The program includes concerti by Telemann and Vivaldi, and sonatas and suites by Buxtehude and Charpentier. Bertamo will be joined by colleagues from the North Carolina Baroque Orchestra.

  • 5:30PM: Franklin Lei, lute

    Reichardt’s Choice: Bach, Weiss and Giuliani: Commemorating the bicentennial (1814-2014) of Giuliani’s Grande Ouverture and the Congress of Vienna …And also exactly 200 years ago in June, Johann Friedrich Reichardt (1752-1814) died. Influential as composer (of the earliest lieder set to poems of his friend Goethe) and as music essayist, Reichardt spearheaded the rediscovery of Bach, played the lute as a third-generation student of the great Weiss, and named one Mauro Giuliani the “consummate Neapolitan guitar player who recalled for me the good old days of true lute playing.” This program places the works of these 3 musical giants side by side, illustrating perhaps the reason eighteenth-century plucked instruments evolved from most complex (24 strings in 13 courses) to minimalist (6 single strings.)


    • S.L. Weiss, Prelude & Fugue in C
    • J.S. Bach, Lute Suite BWV 995 in g
    • Mauro Giuliani, Grande Ouverture Opus 61 in a

  • 8:00PM: Jennifer Paulino

    • Jennifer Paulino, soprano
    • Celeste Winant, mezzosoprano
    • Hallie Pridham, cello
    • Yuko Tanaka, harpsichord

    The Chains of Love
    Come experience the at-times comical, at-times agonizing roller coaster of love through G. F. Handel's stylish, lighthearted, and virtuosic Italian (Arcadian) duets for voices and basso continuo. This program will also feature solo vocal and instrumental works by Handel's Italian contemporaries, including Antonio Caldara and Antonio Vivaldi.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

  • 12pm: Frances Feldon & the Galax Quartet

    • Frances Feldon, recorders
    • Anthony Martin, baroque violin
    • David Wilson, baroque violin
    • Roy Whelden, viola da gamba
    • David Morris, baroque violoncello

    Wingin’ It: New Compositions, Baroque Music & Improvisations Inspired by Birds
    “Wingin It” features old and new music (from the early baroque as well as newly-commissioned works) that is founded in improvisational styles and uses birds and bird calls as its vehicle for musical variation. The “Wingin It” program grew out of Frances’ recent recorder residency on the central Oregon coast at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology in May 2013 where she began working on a concert program of bird music for recorder. She first performed the program in November 2013 to a sold out house at the Jazzschool in downtown Berkeley. On the first half of the program, blackbirds will be featured in the world premieres of three new works for recorder and string quartet by Erika Oba, Glen Shannon, and Roy Whelden. Ms. Oba’s arrangement is done in the style of a Charlie Parker plus strings recording, but of course, instead of saxophone and strings, you get alto recorder and strings. Mr Shannon’s work is a jazzy fantasy in a neo-baroque style, and includes among its sections a five-part fugue. Roy Wheldon’s “Blackbird Disturbance” takes motives and spins them out, first on the recorder in a rubato opening section over shimmering strings, then in a more rhythmic and minimalistic style in its second section with the whole ensemble. All three works have opportunity for improvisation. The second half of the program comprises 17th- and 18th-century works by Jakob van Eyck, Paulus Matthys and François Couperin which picture the nightengale (and linnet) musically. The Couperin works, “Le Rossignol vainqueur,” “Le Rossignol en amour,” and “La Linotte éffarouchée,” are from his monumental collection Pièces de claveçin, 3eme Livre, 14eme Ordre (1722), which was much beloved by later composers for its pictorialism. His bird movements are just as evocative, and based on Couperin’s own suggestion that the rossignol pieces are equally as effective on flute as well as harpsichord, we have orchestrated their two-part counterpoint with recorder and bass viol. Part of the lovely style of these pieces is in rendering the French graces with a sense of spontaneity and accuracy; one can sense the opportunity for ornamental improvisation. The van Eyck and Matthys pieces (1649) are multiple sets of divisions, or improvised melodic variations, on nightingale tunes. Van Eyck is famous as both a carillon and recorder player; he was blind, and Paulus Matthys, a viol composer and publisher himself, notated the improvisations for him. The program ends with a set of divisions by Ms. Feldon on Bye Bye Blackbird in the style of van Eyck, bringing the program full circle.

  • 3pm: Zoe Vandermeer and Howard Kadis

    • Howard Kadis, lute
    • Zoe Vandermeer, Baroque triple harp and soprano

    Cinquecento: Italian Music of the 16th Century
    Italy was at the forefront of musical innovation all through the 16th century. Our program highlights various vocal and instrumental styles that characterized Italian music in that century, from the virtuoso lute works of Francesco da Milano to the decidedly English accent in the music of Alfonso Ferrabosco the Younger and the ornate vocal compositions of Luzzasco Luzzaschi. We also stop off along the way for a few of 16th century Italy’s greatest hits.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

  • 12:00pm: Ensemble Vermillian

    • Frances Blaker, recorders
    • David Wilson, baroque violin
    • Barbara Blaker Krumdieck, baroque cello
    • Anthony Harvey, theorbo
    • William Simms, theorbo

    The Tulip and the Olive Tree: music of 17th century Holland and Italy

  • 3:00pm: Farley Pearce and Yuko Tanaka

    • Farley Pearce, contrabasso
    • Adaiha MacAdam-Somer, violoncello
    • Yuko Tanaka, fortepiano

    In “D”: the Viennese-tuned Bass
    Music by Telemann, J.S. Bach, Mozart, J.M. Sperger, Dragonetti, and Leroy Anderson.

    Leopold Mozart wrote in 1765 referring to the 5-stringed fretted violons or double basses : "… one can also perform difficult passages easily, and I have heard concertos,trios, solos and so forth performed on one of these with great beauty." The earliest record of this tuning (F’, A’, D, F#, A) is from the 1690′s, but it was a period of 50 years beginning in the 1760′s that many bass virtuosos flourished in and around Vienna. In addition to the piece by composer/ bass virtuoso Sperger, I feature violin and cello solos which can be played with this historical setup.

  • 6:30pm: Berkeley Baroque Strings

    Favorites of the English Baroque
    Berkeley Baroque Strings, a group of dedicated, enthusiastic and talented amateur Baroque string players, originated in the Fall of 2013, under the inspired direction of violinist Kati Kyme (member of Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, American Bach Soloists, New Esterhazy Quartet, and more.) We are delighted to offer our third concert as part of the Berkeley Festival.

    • Handel: Entrance of the Queen of Sheba
    • Purcell: Abdelazer Suite
    • Boyce: Sinfonia
    • Purcell: Suite from Dido and Aeneas
    • Handel: Concerto Grosso, opus 6, Number 11

Thursday, June 5, 2014

  • 11am: Musica Glorifica

    • Jin Kim, baroque violin
    • Stephen Schultz, baroque flute
    • Josh Lee, viola da gamba
    • JungHae Kim, harpsichord

    Glorious Baroque: Bach, Telemann, Corelli, Uccellini, Hotteterre and more
    Musica Glorifica, founded in 2002 by baroque violinist Jin Kim, is a project-based ensemble devoted to recreating baroque music using historically-informed performance practice. With members drawn from all over the world, the ensemble has presented a diverse repertoire, ranging from small 17th century Italian chamber works to large-scale works such as Handel’s Messiah. Musica Glorifica’s recent concerts have been presented in Japan, South Korea and the United States with diverse programs focusing on the music of Biber, Bach, Telemann, and Corelli.

  • 1:00pm: Harmonie Universelle

    • Catherine Bull, baroque flute
    • Elena Kraineva, viola d’amore
    • Barbara Krumdieck, baroque cello
    • Daniel Pyle, harpsichord

    En Amour

    • Graupner: Trio-Sonata in C Major for Flute, Viola d’Amore and Continuo, GWV 191.
    • Scarlatti: Sonata in D minor K90 for viola d’Amore and harpsichord
    • Couperin: Le Rossignol-en-amour for flauto d’amore and harpsichord.
    • Graupner: Trio-Sonata in D Minor for Flute, Viola d’Amore and Continuo, GWV 202.
    • Graupner: Air and Chaconne from Suite GWV 246 in D Minor for Viola d’Amore and Orchestra, arr. viola d’amore and harpsichord.
    • Quantz: Trio-Sonata in C Minor for Flute, Viola d’Amore and Continuo.

  • 3:30pm: Ensemble “Pomposo”

    • Brian Thorsett, tenor
    • Alan Paul Il Pomposo, baroque oboe
    • Moira Little, baroque oboe
    • Tom Hill, baroque bassoon
    • Nina Bailey, harpsichord

    The Harmonious Gospel: Arias for Tenor, Oboes, and B.C.
    Ensemble “Pomposo” is delighted to be joined by tenor Brian Thorsett in a program of arias and chamber cantatas for tenor, two obbligato oboes, and basso continuo. Selections by Bach and from Telemann’s Fortsetzung des Harmonischen Gottesdienstes will be featured, along with a trio sonata or two.

Friday, June 6, 2014

  • 11:30am: Vinaccesi Ensemble

    • Nanette McGuinness, soprano
    • Kindra Scharich, mezzo-soprano
    • Jonathan Smucker, tenor
    • Kirk Eichelberger, bass
    • Hallie Pridham, Baroque cello and viola da gamba
    • Susie Fong, harpsichord
    • with guest artist Paul Morton, theorbo

    Songs & Psalmody: Salamone Rossi Hebreo & Benedetto Marcello
    The Vinaccesi Ensemble returns to northern Italy in a program of delightful and rarely heard madrigals and canzonettas by the most famous Baroque Jewish composer, Salamone Rossi hebreo of Mantua, and psalm settings from Venetian Benedetto Marcello’s monumental Estro poetico-armonico.

  • 2:30pm: Janine Johnson


    J. S. Bach’s Well Tempered Clavier, Book 1
    The whole of Bach’s Well Tempered Clavier, book 1 played on a Gräbner harpsichord replica. Ms. Johnson’s vivacious and singing style are a perfect fit with this amazing music on such a clear and resonant instrument.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

  • 12:30pm: Musica Pacifica and Friends

    • Judith Linsenberg, recorders
    • Stephen Schultz, flute
    • Katherine Kyme, violin
    • Anthony Martin, violin
    • David Wilson, viola
    • Lynn Tetenbaum, violone
    • Gretchen Claasen, cello
    • Charles Sherman, harpsichord

    Concerto! Virtuoso Concertos for diverse instruments by Bach and Telemann
    Virtuoso Concertos by J.S. Bach and Georg Phillip Telemann:

    • J.S. Bach: Concerto for Recorder and Strings in F Major, after BWV 1053
    • J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto #5 for Harpsichord, Flute, Violin and Strings in D Major, BWV 1050
    • G.P. Telemann: Concerto for Recorder, Flute and Strings in e minor, TWV 52:e1

  • 3:30pm: Feldmusik

    • Alan Paul, oboe
    • Moira Little, oboe
    • Robin Houston, oboe
    • James Kafka, oboe
    • Robert H. Cronin, tenor and baritone oboes
    • Thomas Hill, bassoon
    • Georgeanne Banker, bassoon
    • Nina Bailey, harpsichord

    Die Lustige Feld-Musik: Baroque Music for Oboe Band
    While most historical evidence about oboe bands in the Baroque era comes from Germany, such groups were common in other countries as well, and they served in the employ of military units, townships, and courts. In his definitive The Eloquent Oboe, Bruce Haynes cites an early 18th-Century German chronicler’s observation of an oboe band’s duties: “Every morning the Hauboisten perform a little morning piece in front of the officers’ quarters, a march which is pleasing to them, a little Entrée and a few minuets, for which the commander has a special liking. This is also repeated in the evenings or whenever the commander has guests or parties.” Feldmusik is pleased to present a representative sampling of this repertoire by the likes of Johann Philipp Krieger, J.C.F. Fischer, and the always-popular Anonymous.

Saturday, June 7, 2014, 8:00pm

Splinter Reeds

  • Kyle Bruckmann, oboe
  • Bill Kalinkos, clarinet
  • David Wegehaupt, saxophone
  • Jeff Anderle, bass clarinet
  • Dana Jessen, bassoon

Splinter Reeds is the Bay Area's first reed quintet, recently formed by five innovative musicians whose reeds vibrate primarily to the sounds of the 20th and 21st Century. The members of this New Music dream team share a composite performing history that includes San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, Eco Ensemble, sfSound, Alarm Will Sound, International Contemporary Ensemble, Dal Niente, Sqwonk, and many more.

Saturday, June 21, 2014, 8:00pm

Festival of Contemporary Music


The 12th season of the Festival of Contemporary Music (FCM) brings together more than 25 composers and holds its opening concert at Trinity Chapel with a display of chamber music from up-and-coming as well as established composers from the United States and around the World. Each year the FCM highlights the various styles and techniques found in contemporary music, ranging from the neo-romantic to the serial, to the experimental and improvisational. This concert is the 21st offering in the series and the first of three concerts in the summer of 2014. The FCM is under the direction of composers Brian Bice, John Bilotta and Davide Verotta. Please visit for more information.

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