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54th Year

CONCERT SERIES

2012 - 2013


LOS ANGELES PERCUSSION QUARTET

October 21, 2012

L.A. Percusssion Quartet open the FFM 54th Season with works by Cage, Reich and Takematsu

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Matthew Cook

Justin De Hart

Eric Guinivan

Nick Terry

The Los Angeles Percussion Quartet is an innovative and dynamic chamber music ensemble whose unique 20th and 21st century repertoire has been called “sublime, visceral, exotic… and aurally stunning”.

They have trained at leading music conservatories, including Indiana University at Bloomington, UC San Diego, Oberlin Conservatory, University of Southern California, and the California Institute of the Arts.

The associate dean, College of Performing Arts, San Francisco State University  wrote: “ I was thrilled by the audience response to the whole event, with many of our regulars calling it one of their favorite programs ever, and just as many asking me to bring the ensemble back as soon as possible — which we certainly will."

NICHOLAS DEYOE

Wir aber sind schon anders

TORU TAKEMITSU

Rain Tree

STEVE REICH

Music for Pieces of Wood

JOHN CAGE

Third Construction

WENJING GUO

Drama

SHAUN NAIDOO

The Year Before Yesterday

JOHN BERGAMO

Piru Bol

Visit Los Angeles Percusson Quartet Web Site


EL MUNDO

December 9, 2012


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Director, Ricard Saviono

The ensemble of two sopranos, two violins, cello, harpsichord, guitar and the orbo presents a program of Italian, Latin and Spanish holiday music that consists of works that are both reverent as well as festive. The program also includes an 18th century trio sonata version of Corelli's Christmas concerto as well as excerpts from their new Grammy nominated CD.

Led by Director Richard Savino, El Mundo is a chamber group dedicated to the performance of sixteenth through nineteenth century Latin American, Spanish and Italian chamber music. Made up of some of the finest period instrument performers.



KAPSBERGER, MONTEVERDI, CORELLI, CERUTI and COZZOLANI

Buon Natale y Felices Fiestas

Richard Savino's Sacramento St. University Department of Music Site




LINDEN STRING QUARTET

January 20, 2013

The Linden String Quartet perform works of Beethoven, Corigliano, Schubert and Dvorak for the third event of this FFM season

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Sarah McElravy, violin
Catherine Cosbey, violin
Eric Wong, viola
Felix Umansky, cello

Graduate String-Quartet-in-Residence at Yale University, the Linden String Quartet is a winner of the 2010 Concert Artists Guild International Competition. Founded in spring 2008, the Quartet has enjoyed remarkable success in three short years, also winning the Gold Medal and Grand Prize of the 2009 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, and the Coleman-Barstow Prize at the 2009 Coleman National Chamber Ensemble Competition among others.



SCHUBERT

Quartettsatz

CORIGLIANO

Snapshot; A Black November Turkey

BEETHOVEN

String Quartet No. 4 in C minor, Op. 18, No. 4

DVORAK

String Quartet in G Major, Op. 106

Visit Linden String Quartet Web Site




HORZOWSKI TRIO

March 3, 2013

The Horszowski performs music of Shostakovich, Faure, and Schubert for our 4th concert this season

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Jesse Mills, violin
Rieko Aizawa, piano
Raman Ramakrishnan, cello

Based in New York City, the members of the Horszowski Trio teach at Columbia University and the Longy School of Music of Bard College.

The Trio’s 2012-2013 engagements include the People’s Symphony and New School Concerts series in New York, the Phillips Collection in Washington, the Athenaeum in La Jolla, the Friends of Chamber Music in Troy and Fullerton, the University of Texas in Brownsville, the Bard and Cooperstown festivals, Bargemusic in Brooklyn, and several concerts in India. The 2013-2014 season will include their debut performances in Japan. They will be featured on a recording of music of Dan Visconti, to be released by Bridge Records in 2013.


SHOSTAKOVICH

Piano Trio No.1 in C major, Op. 8

FAURE

Piano Trio in D Minor, Op. 120

SCHUBERT

Piano Trio No. 2 in E-flat major, Op. 100

Visit Horzowski Trio Web Site





Bennewitz Quartet

April 21, 2013

The Bennewitz Quartet performs works by Ravel, Martinu and Schumann for our 5th Concert of the season

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Jiri Nemecek, violin
Stepan Ježek, violin
Jiri Pinkas, viola
Stepan Doležal, cello

The Bennewitz Quartet was founded by young musicians at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague in 1998 and is today one of the leading Czech chamber music ensembles. In 2005 the quartet was the gold medal winner at the International Chamber Music Competition in Osaka which was followed by a tour of Japan. In 2008, the tenth anniversary of their founding, the group was given the first prize of the renowned Borciani competition in Italy. In the 10/11 season, the quartet made its debut at Wigmore Hall, London, the Konzerthaus Wien, and the Seoul Arts Center.


RAVEL

String Quartet In F Major

MARTINU

String Quartet No. 3, H. 183

SCHUMANN

String Quartet No. 3 in A Major, Op. 41 No. 3

Visit Bennewitz Quartet Web Site





Members of The French Philharmonic and French National Orchestras

May 19, 2013

Members of the French Philharmonic and National Orchestras perform works by French Composerss to close our season

Artists Include ...

Thomas Prévost, flute
Sumiko Hama, violin
Raphael Perraud, cello
Albert Lotto, piano

These superb and recognized musicians perform as an ensemble in France and Japan and will now make their U.S. debut this May. Thomas Prévost is principal flute of the French Philharmonic Orchestra. Raphael Perraud is principal cello of the French National Orchestra . Sumiko Hama is a member of the National Orchestra and Albert Lotto is an American soloist performing extensively in Japan.


French Composers TBD

Program of duos, trios and quartets of French music




ALL CONCERTS START AT 3:30 P.M.


Last Revised:October 20, 2012