An “All seats sold out concert,” the Piano Talk series, while partnering with Steinway and Sons, returns to the Bay Area this Fall, now proudly sponsored by LG Electronics as well as media sponsored by the Korea Times, SF.
In Season 3, the program promises to fascinate the audience by allowing them to feel tremendous piano works through an assortment of senses. The selection represents the masterful piano pieces from two major countries in Europe, Austria and France, highlighting the pure, innocent and caramelized tones of Viennese literature to the vivid, edgy Parisian fashion: delicate and sensuous.
Featuring Joseph Valdes and Anisha Shukla
Sonata No. 18 for Violin and Piano in G major, K.301/293a,by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)i. Allegro con spirito
Violin Sonata No. 5 in F major, Opus 24,by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)i. Allegro
Theme from Schindler's List,by John Williams (1932 - present)
Nocturne #7, by Melody BoberPerformed by Anijeet Kanjilal
Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 8, RV 315, "Summer",by Antonio Vivaldi (1678 - 1741)i. Allegro non moltoPerformed by Anisha Shukla
Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, BWV 1043,by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)i. VivacePerformed by Akshaya Ajan and Joseph Valdes
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star Variations,as arranged by Shinichi Suzuki (1898 - 1998)Performed by the students of Joseph Valdes
Perpetual Motion, by Shinichi Suzuki (1898 - 1998)Performed by the students of Joseph Valdes
Performances and recordings have established Robert Stallman as the flutist “who dazzles because of his penetrating artistry” (Sunday Times/London). From New York to London, Vienna, Paris, Prague, Tokyo, Shanghai, Mexico City and beyond, Stallman warms music-lovers with concerts that have been called “special occasions in every sense of the word” (The Boston Globe). We welcome Robert Stallman’s return to Trianon Theatre.
“Above all perhaps, Stallman is a lyrical player.” GRAMOPHONE
“A consummate artist” AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE
Cecilio Perera is a distinguished internationally acclaimed guitarist characterized by his musicality, expressivity, and virtuosity. His broad and versatile musical repertoire ranges from medieval to renaissance, baroque, classical, romantic, contemporary, and Latin American. He has won 12 first place prizes in international competitions, and performs regularly in over 20 different countries.
Courtly Italian Early Baroque—the passionate, fiery and inventive
vocal and instrumental music with which Claudio Monteverdi (1567-
1643) and his contemporaries created the Baroque era of music.
“fresh, strong singing” – N.Y. Times.
“revered like rock stars within the early music scene” – New York Times.
“drop dead gorgeous with a wonderful interplay of timbres.” – Early Music America.
A program featuring works by Bach, Mendelssohn, Chopin, and Franck
Bin Huang, violin
“… a talent that leaves the listener flabbergasted….”
The Sun, Balatimore
“…The Chinese violinist astounded the listener with both her technical abilities and her musical maturity: perfect intonation, formal clarity, exquisite phrasing…an interpretation of the highest class….”
Diapason, Sept., 2000
Li-shan Hung, piano
“A major musician of tremendous stature, a deeply probing artist.”
Dr. Tom Wendel, late Chair of the American Beethoven Society
“What a paradise life would be if all the concerts I reviewed were as good as this one. Li-shan Hung gave a truly extraordinary performance…, making music at the highest level….”
Timothy Gillligan, New York Concert Review
Rodrigo Concierto de Aranjuez
Grieg Holberg Suite
Cavaterra Lost Coast
W.A. Mozart Symphony no. 31, “Paris”
Featuring violinists Liana Bérubé and Philip Brezina
Dress like a member of the Bach family!
Freebies, prizes and surprises......
The Society’s concerts are praised for extraordinary quality — whether at home in Alice Tully Hall on tour worldwide. Our musicians are: sought-after piano soloist Orion Weiss; violinist Paul Huang — 2015 Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient; violist Paul Neubauer, “a master musician” (The N.Y. Times); Miami Quartet founding cellist Keith Robinson; and 2018 Avery Fisher Grant winner bassist Xavier Foley.
Gohar Vardanyan, an Armenian guitarist who is widely admired for her technique and artistry. Vardanyan has performed throughout the United States, including at the Smithsonian Institution and Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center. Guitar International Magazine has described her as “the complete package,” “with a musicality and emotional quality . . . that one would expect from someone much older than the young wunderkind. Not only is she able to draw you into her performances with engaging musical interpretations, but she has the technical facility that is required of any concert level guitarist.” Her playing has been described as “passionate,” “evocative,” and “virtuosic.”
Location: Main Theatre
Pianist Jon Nakamatsu, Clarinetists Jon and Alec Manasse
Music by Beethoven, Copland, Mendelssohn and Gabriela Lena Frank
The Escher, regular guests at Wigmore Hall-London, are Season Artists of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. “Individual technical precision and a collective musical purpose that is endlessly compelling…Sheer brilliance. (The Strad).
Jon Nakamatsu is known internationally for the panache and elegance of his performances. “Mr. Nakamatsu delivered both a graceful singing quality and assertive muscularity…” — Allan Kozinn, The New York Times.
Ty Zhang from China recently won first place in one of the most prestigious competitions in the world, the Guitar Foundation of America competition. He has also placed first in several other international competitions and is now giving performances in China, Europe and the United States. Ty was born in Hebei, China. He began to study classical guitar at the age of five with his father. At seven, he was introduced to Professor Chen Zhi with whom he studied at the Music School attached to the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. In 2012, he was accepted into The Juilliard School undergraduate program, and during his six years of study there with Sharon Isbin, he received his Bachelor of Music in 2016, and his Master of Music in 2018. TY enjoys road cycling, surfing, and traveling.
Beethoven Piano Concerto no. 2
Peter Boyer Three Olympians
Saint-Saens Symphony no. 2
The phenomenal Dover Quartet leapt to international stardom with a stunning sweep of the 2013 Banff Competition. Recently named the Cleveland Quartet Award winner, and awarded the coveted Avery Fisher Career Grant, the Dover has become one of the most in-demand ensembles in the world. Their April 2017 debut for us merited a prompt return! “…the Dover Quartet have it in them to become the next Guarneri… – they’re that good.” (The Chicago Tribune).
Zoran Dukic is one of the most distinguished classical guitarists of our time. His concert performances, both as a soloist or with an orchestra, leave long-lasting impressions on both audiences and critics. In his "tour de force" competition years (1990-1997) Zoran Dukic has won an astonishing number of competitions. He is the only guitarist to have won both "Andrés Segovia" competitions, in Granada and in Palma de Mallorca. Showing astounding mastery in a wide variety of musical periods and styles he has also won competitions dedicated to "Fernando Sor", "Manuel Ponce", "Manuel de Falla", "Francisco Tárrega" among others. In the greatest Spanish guitar competition in Madrid, patronized by the Royal Family, he was awarded, in addition to the first prize, the special prize for the best interpretation of Spanish music (first time awarded to a non-Spaniard).
The Fauré Piano Quartett—winner of music competitions and recording awards—has established itself as one of the world’s leading piano quartets, as we heard first-hand here in their 2010 concert. The Quartett—formed in Karlsruhe in 1995 for the Fauré 150th anniversary—is pioneering, and world-touring (e.g. Wigmore Hall-London, Teatro Colon-Buenos Aires).
“The whole performance had a prismatic vigor.” – Indianapolis Star.
“This quartet thinks and breathes as one...” (Toronto Star).
Violinist Stephanie Chase and Pianist Jeffrey LaDeur
Join the SJCO quartet
Music by Amy Beach and Ernest Chausson
BEETHOVEN Quartet in E Minor, Op.59 #2,
Razumovsky; and TCHAIKOVSKY String Quartet #2 in F Major, Op.22
Pre-Concert Talk: TBA (at 6:15PM)
Rovshan Mamedkuliev, from Moscow, winner of more than 25 awards in national and international guitar competitions. Rovshan Mamedkuliev has performed throughout the world. His solo career has taken him to numerous places and cities such as Moscow, Los-Angeles, Toronto, Brasilia, Paris, Rome, Madrid, Berlin, Zagreb, Belgrade, Istanbul, Vilnius and others. In 2012, he gave a solo concert in New York's Carnegie Hall and concertized performing in numerous cities throughout Germany and Spain. In the 2013-2014 concert season after winning GFA's International Concert Artist Competition, Rovshan gave a Solo concert tour (51 concert) and master-classes throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Brazil.
John Rutter Suite for Strings
Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue
Mendelssohn Rondo Brillant
David Avshalomov TBA world premiere
Haydn Symphony no. 82
Winners of the 2018 Klein Intl String Competition, the Allen Strange Memorial Composition Prize, a singer from the Merola Opera Program and the SJCO Senior Youth Orchestra join SJCO for the season 28 finale.
W.A. Mozart Overture to Don Giovanni
Bloomer Deussen Trinity Alps
Jeffrey Nytch Concerto for Violin and Strings, “Costa Concordia” west coast premiere
Harty Fantasy Scenes from an Eastern Romance
Beethoven Symphony no. 2
Open to all pianists age 6-17
Live Persian music combined with jazz/fusion, led by Nima Hafezieh. In this performance, you'll enjoy the music of renowned concert pianist and composer Nima Hafezieh and his band featuring Aydin Kiasat on the kamancheh and Artem Zinin on bass guitar. Bay Area's vocalist Behrouz Haghighi will be singing pop and traditional songs in celebration of Persian culture.
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For the second time in a row, Trianon Theatre participates in the “San Francisco Classical Voice Best of the Bay Poll 2017- 2018, and it i nominated in “The Best Small Venue” category. This is a recognition of our continuous efforts to provide the best space for classical music events. Many more of the Bay Area Classical Music lovers would appreciate knowing about Trianon Theatre’s outstanding acoustics, it’s magnificent Steinway’s concert pianos, and elegant architecture. You can help us achieve that goal by submitting your vote for Trianon Theatre, and helping promoting the South Bay Area best artists, performances and venues. Your chance to vote for the winners expires on Wednesday, August 22, at 6 p.m. (Pacific Time)
To enter the SFCV Best of the Bay poll 2017 – 2018 click here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/W8GWGJX
Featuring “Gateways: Stories from Angel Island” by internationally celebrated composer Chad Cannon. The newly composed work was commissioned by Bridge Piano Quartet and will feature guest performers - Butoh dancer Judith Kajiwara and narrator Nobuko Saito Cleary.
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Antonio Pompa-Baldi has served as the distinguished President of the Jury for the San Jose International Piano Competition for many years. This year, we would like to present you with the unique and extremely valuable opportunity to work with Antonio Pompa-Baldi, one of today's greatest pianists and pedagogues, in a very intimate setting. Only 15 applicants will be selected to participate!
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