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San Jose Chamber Music Society Presents THE BRIDGE PLAYERS PIANO QUARTET

Location: Main Theatre

Music: Brahms’ lyrical, and epic A-Major Piano Quartet (at 50 minutes), features extended melodic ideas that reflect his study of Schubert’s music. • Fauré’s beloved C-Minor Quartet has warmth, rhythmic energy, harmonic invention, and refined texture—as he melds classicism, romanticism and modernity. • Inventive California composer Jay Sydeman (b.1928) is “one of the more prolific and most played of his generation...”– The N.Y. Times. His The Little Balloon Man was inspired by e. e. cummings’ poem in Just-.

Artists: The Bridge Players are Symphony Silicon Valley Asst. Concert-master Randall Weiss and Prin. Violist Patricia Whaley—with Oakland Symphony/New Century Chamber Orch. cellist Michael Graham, and Sonoma State Univ. Piano Professor and Chamber Music Dir., Marilyn Thompson. The Bridge Players have been ensemble-in-residence for chamber concerts at Congregation Sha’ar Zahav, San Francisco, since 2001.