2019-20 Season

2019-20 Season

All concerts take place at 2:30 pm at Faye Spanos Concert Hall at the Conservatory of Music, University of the Pacific
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Ensemble ARI

September 22, 2019
“Ari” is a Korean word with multiple meanings: big river, wisdom and beauty. Ensemble Ari is a group of Korean-American musicians in the SF Bay Area who share this quality with the community. Their mission is to bridge Korea and other communities through western instruments while honoring Korean history and culture.

Scheduled Program

J.S. Bach, Violin Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004
J.S. Bach, Sonata No. 4 in C minor, BWV 1017
Michael Lee, Ghost Break Dance (world premiere performance)
Joseph Haydn, Piano Trio No. 27 in A-flat Major, Hob. VX/14
Jean Ahn, A Flashback of Ravel for Piano Trio
Igor Stravinsky, Petrushka (arr. Ahn)

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Arod Quartet

October 20, 2019
Established in 2013, the Paris-based Arod Quartet has taken First Prize at the Carl Nielsen Chamber Music Competition in Copenhagen in 2015 and at the FNAPEC European Competition (Paris) in 2014. In 2017, it was appointed “BBC New Generation Artist” for the 2017 to 2019 seasons, and ECHO Rising Star for the 2018-2019 season.

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Third Coast Percussion

November 17, 2019
Third Coast Percussion is a Grammy-winning, artist-run quartet of classically-trained percussionists hailing from Chicago. For over ten years, the ensemble has forged a unique path in the musical landscape with virtuosic, energetic performances that celebrate the extraordinary depth and breadth of musical possibilities in the world of percussion.

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Seraph Brass Quintet

February 16, 2020
Seraph Brass is a brass ensemble composed of America’s top female brass players. Seraph Brass presents a diverse body of repertoire that includes original transcriptions, newly commissioned works, and well-known classics. Seraph studio album won a Silver Medal Global Music Award.

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Winds of Frisson

April 5, 2020
Frisson Ensemble is nine musicians comprising brass and winds; we will be hearing a special performance by the group’s five woodwinds, directed by Thomas Gallant. From New York City, the ensemble features artists drawn from many of the nation’s major music schools including Juilliard, Curtis, and Yale. Frisson showcases a myriad of rarely-performed and traditional masterworks.

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