Walden Chamber Music Society

San Francisco Symphony chamber musicians balance the familiar and the unfamiliar

Bay Area jazz vocalist Suzanna Smith debuts "Halfway Between Heaven & Love"

The 82-year-old Buena Vista resident since 1978 says, I grew up close to nature in rural Wisconsin, tuned in to the arrangement of the night skies, telling directions by the shadows cast by fence rows and windbreaks of tall pines and cedars. After moving here, it is hard not to appreciate how beautifully nature works out its own compositions. Walden group suggests alternate theater site in BV Thursday, March 14, 2013 8:00 am Recently there has been some discussion about the potential loss of the Orpheum to stage events in Buena Vista. After two successful fundraisers at the State Highway Theater with Walden Winterfest, An evening in Bavaria last year and Live from New York: its Saturday Night with Walden last Saturday, the thought occurred to me that the community does have a large space which can be used for many productions. Walden concert set for St. Patricks Day Wednesday, March 13, 2013 4:42 pm o Boatright, renowned concert pianist now living in Buena Vista,violinistLina Bahn, violist Matt Diekman from Dallas, Texas, and cellist Clayton Vaughn invite the public to the Walden Chamber Music Society concert Sunday, March 17, at 3p.m.
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This was the only composition on the second half of the program, whose first half presented two seldom performed composers. One was the post-Tchaikovsky Russian composer Georgy Catoire; and the other was Michael Haydn, best known as Josephs younger brother and as one of the possible composers of the Toy symphony. When Victoria Ehrlich introduced the Opus 70 at a Noontime Concerts recital at the end of this past October , she as much as suggested that a more appropriate title for the sextet would have been Memories of a Homesick Russian. The music was composed in the summer of 1890 at Nadezhda von Mecks Italian villa, but Tchaikovskys rhetoric is indubitably Russian in each of the works four movements. Once we accept this premise, we can then recognize that Opus 70 is a shining example of how Tchaikovsky could summon up the richest of expressive gestures without having to fall back on the full force of a symphony orchestra. This is one of those compositions that will reveal new discoveries to the attentive listener each time it is performed.
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Chamber Music International presents Viva Tango!

The acoustic bassist is not a tango purist any more than he is a jazz purist; although Aslan has been greatly influenced by the late bandoneon innovator Astor Piazzolla — a musical revolutionary who was as important to tango as alto saxophonist Charlie Parker was to jazz — he has also been affected by jazz greats who range from Oliver Nelson, Duke Ellington, and Charles Mingus to Gato Barbieri and Charlie Haden…. Hector del Curto Praised by the New York Times as a “splendid player”, Argentinean bandoneonist Hector Del Curto has captivated the audiences around the world as a soloist and chamber musician, sharing the stage with the worldrenowned tango legends Astor Piazzolla and Osvaldo Pugliese, pianist Pablo Ziegler, clarinetist Paquito DRivera, ballet dancer Julio Bocca, National Symphony Orchestra (Washington D…. Octavio Brunetti Octavio studied classical piano at the National School of Music in his home town Rosario, Argentina. Before graduated, he was already performing a variety of music styles. But his love for the tango prevailed and soon he was playing with many of Argentinas most important tango musicians and singers, such as Alberto Castillo, Eladia Blazquez, Ruben Juarez, Domingo Federico, Rodolfo Mederos, Osvaldo Piro, and shared the stage with Horacio Salgan-De Lio, and Atilio Stampone….
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