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Our 2017 - 2018 Concert Schedule

Programs are subject to change

Printable Schedule: SJCMS 2017 - 2018 Brochure (PDF)

Our 6 Subscription Concerts

7:00 PM - Sunday

Oct. 22, 2017

Auryn Quartet (Germany)

MOZART String Quartet #17, “Hunt”, K. 458; DEBUSSY String Quartet, Op. 10; GRIEG String Quartet #1, Op. 27.

The Auryn Quartet’s Beethoven Cycle concerts here in 2014 and
2015 won praise and admiration.

“Shared spirituality” – New York Times.

“This is one hot ensemble” – Ottawa Citizen.

7:00 PM - Sunday

Nov. 12, 2017

Horszowski Trio (New York City)
with violist Masumi Per Rostad

SCHUMANN and FAURÉ #2 piano quartets and world premiere of Andreia PINTO-CORREIA’s composition: The Night Migrations (for piano trio).

“The Horszowski Trio is destined for great things.” – The New Yorker.

7:00 PM - Sunday

Jan. 28, 2018

Jasper String Quartet (Philadelphia)
with tenor Nicholas Phan (San Francisco)

SCHUBERT and BRITTEN works for quartet alone and a
set of songs by each composer arranged for tenor and string quartet.

“The Jasper is outstanding” – The New Yorker.
“Nicholas Phan has one of the most beautiful young lyric voices around.” – Opera News.

7:00 PM - Sunday

Feb. 25, 2018

Flanders Recorder Quartet (Belgium)

works old and new—baroque and contemporary works from their extensive repertoire for their ‘farewell tour’ concert before retiring after 30 years! 

“The players…combined the breathy timbre of a portative organ with
the expressive interplay of a string quartet.” – The New York Times.

7:00 PM - Sunday

Mar. 11, 2018

The Bridge Players piano quartet (Bay Area-based)

BRAHMS #2 and FAURÉ #1 piano quartets and a short work by Jay SYDEMAN.

Inventive California composer Jay Sydeman (b.1928) is “one
of the more prolific and most played of his generation...”– The New York Times.

7:00 PM - Sunday

Apr. 8, 2018


Enso String Quartet (New York City)

BEETHOVEN Op. 132—with MENDELSSOHN Op. 13, and Paul MORAVEC Dialogue—both composers and compositions were inspired by Beethoven.

“Thrilling.” – Strad magazine.

“Glorious sonorities.” – Washington Post.


Concerts are held at the historic Trianon Theatre, 72 N. Fifth Street in downtown San Jose, 1/2 block north of E. Santa Clara Street. Each event begins with a pre-concert talk forty-five minutes before the concert.




Auryn Quartet

October 22, 2017 -    
(Sunday at 7:00PM)

PROGRAM

  • MOZART String Quartet #17 in B-Flat Major, K. 458, “Hunt” (1784).
  • DEBUSSY String Quartet in G-Minor, Op. 10 (1893).
  • GRIEG String Quartet #1 in G-Minor, Op. 27 (1877).

Pre-Concert Talk: Roger Emanuels (at 6:15PM)

MUSIC

Mozart’s “Hunt” K. 458 Quartet, dedicated to Haydn, has ebullient cheer, folksy charm, and an intense Adagio.
Debussy’s Op. 10 Quartet established the impressionist style in music—with varied tonal effects, soulful beauty, and freedom of
form.
Grieg—in his Op. 27 Quartet—is at his rhythmic, tuneful, heartwarming, and Norwegian best.


ARTISTS

The Auryn Quartet’s Beethoven Cycle concerts here in 2014 and 2015 won praise and admiration—This is one of the foremost quartets of its generation. The hallmarks of the Auryn—still with their founding members after 36 years—are interpretive mastery, individuality and intensity of expression. Their much-lauded recordings have won two Echo Klassik Prizes and a Diapason d’Or. “Shared spirituality” – The New York Times; “this is one hot ensemble” – Ottawa Citizen.


Auryn Quartet



Horszowski Trio
with violist Masumi Per Rostad

November 12, 2017 -    
(Sunday at 7:00PM)

PROGRAM

  • R. SCHUMANN Piano Quartet in E-Flat Major, Op. 47 (1842).
  • FAURÉ Piano Quartet #2 in G-Minor, Op. 45 (1886).
  • Andreia PINTO-CORREIA world premiere of Piano trio (2017):
    The Night Migrations (based on the poem by Louise Glück)—
    commissioned by Chamber Music America.

Pre-Concert Talk: Roger Emanuels with composer Pinto-Correia.
                                (at 6:15PM)

MUSIC

Schumann’s impassioned quartet fully expresses his most intimate thoughts and feelings.
Fauré’s deeply personal, tightly-woven G-Minor Quartet has emotional intensity, rhythmic drive, progressive harmony, craftsmanship, and eloquence.
Experience the world premiere of award-winning U.S.-based, Lisbon, Portugal-born composer Andreia Pinto-Correia’s new piano trio—a Chamber Music America commission.


ARTISTS

The Horszowski Trio—two-time Grammy-nominated violinist Jesse Mills, Daedalus Quartet founding cellist Raman Ramakrishnan, and pianist Rieko Aizawa, the last pupil of Curtis Institute legendary pianist Mieczyslaw Horszowski—are faculty at Columbia Univ. and Bard College. The Horszowski Trio is “destined for great things.” – The New Yorker. Grammy-winning Pacifica Quartet violist Masumi Per Rostad joins them.

Lisbon-born/-raised, U.S.-based composer Andreia Pinto-Correia earned Doctor of Music with Academic Honors from New England Conservatory of Music, has received prestigious composition awards (Guggenheim, Alpert, Fromm) and wide-ranging orchestral commissions. Her work often draws on literary sources for inspiration.

Horszowski Trio • Masumi Per Rostad • Andreia Pinto-Correia



Jasper String Quartet
with tenor Nicholas Phan

January 28, 2018 -  
(Sunday at 7:00PM)

PROGRAM

  • SCHUBERT Quartettsatz (quartet movement) in C-Minor, D. 703 (1820), and Jasper-arranged lieder, including Der Erlkönig, Ganymed, An die Leier, Der Zwerg, and Der Sänger.
  • BRITTEN String Quartet #2 in C-Major, Op. 36 (1945, commemorating the 250th anniversary of Henry Purcell’s death), and folk song arrangements, including The Salley Gardens, The Ploughboy, Little Sir William, and Sally in our Alley.

Pre-Concert Talk:  Roger Emanuels (at 6:15PM)

MUSIC

A unique program of string quartets and Jasper Quartet’s arrangements of Schubert and Britten songs sung by Nicholas Phan.
Schubert’s over 600 songs are at the center of his art. Quartettsatz is the outstanding first movement of an unfinished quartet (his #12).
Benjamin Britten had an uncanny knack for setting words. His 2nd Quartet commemorates the 250th anniversary of Henry Purcell’s death.

ARTISTS

The Philadelphia-based Jasper String Quartet won the CMA Cleveland Quartet Award, and the top prize at Plowman, Coleman, and Yellow Springs competitions. “Outstanding”– The New Yorker; “Powerful”– The New York Times.

San Francisco tenor Nichols Phan performs with the world’s leading opera companies and orchestras—including the San Francisco Symphony with MTT. “one of the most beautiful young lyric voices around.” – Opera News.

Jasper String Quartet  • Nicholas Phan 




Flanders Recorder Quartet

February 25, 2018 -  
(Sunday at 7:00PM)

Note that concert start time is 7:00pm -- not the 8:00pm start listed in error in the printed Season Brochure.

PROGRAM

Baroque:
  • PRAETORIUS Summa Parenti Gloria (1611).
  • SCHEIN Suite #15 from Banchetto Musicale (1617).
  • BACH Fantasia in C, BWV 570, & Fuga in C, BWV 545.
  • BOISMORTIER Concerto VI from Op. 15 (1727).

Contemporary:
  • Pieter CAMPO Meditation, & Fire (2015).
  • Sören SIEG Inxaxheba (2016).
  • Jeroen D’HOE Ella’s Blues (2005).
  • Louis PRIMA Sing Sing Sing (with a swing) (1936).

Pre-Concert Talk:  Roger Emanuels with FRQ members (at 6:15PM)

MUSIC

Their ‘Final Chapter’ program celebrates the recorder with one final burst of colorful fireworks, surveying 30 years of FRQ repertoire—their highly-regarded baroque arrangements and FRQ-commissioned works by Campo, Sieg, and d’Hoe; plus Louis Prima’s Swing-era hit.

ARTISTS

Since 1987 the virtuosic Flanders Recorder Quartet has captivated audiences on five continents in their more than 2,000 concerts, featuring their highly praised arrangements and new compositions written for them. The press, public, and international juries praise their clarity of ensemble playing, technical perfection, homogeneous sound, and true-to-style interpretation. “The players…combined the breathy timbre of a portative organ with the expressive interplay of a string quartet.” – The New York Times.


Flanders Recorder Quartet

 


The Bridge Players piano quartet (Bay Area-based)

March 11, 2018 -  
(Sunday at 7:00PM)


PROGRAM

  • BRAHMS Piano Quartet #2 in A-Major, Op. 26 (1861).
  • FAURÉ Piano Quartet #1 in C-Minor, Op. 15 (1879; rev.1883).
  • Jay SYDEMAN The Little Balloon Man (1980s), for violin and speaker, inspired by e. e. cummings’ poem in Just-.

Pre-Concert Talk:  Janet Sims  (at 6:15PM)

MUSIC

Brahms’ lyrical, and epic A-Major Piano Quartet, 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 New York Times. His The Little Balloon Man was inspired by e. e. cummings’ poem in Just-.

ARTISTS

The Bridge Players are Symphony Silicon Valley Assistant Concertmaster Randall Weiss and Principal Violist Patricia Whaley—with Oakland Symphony/New Century Chamber Orchestra cellist Michael Graham, and Sonoma State University Piano Professor and Chamber Music Director, Marilyn Thompson. The Bridge Players have been ensemble-in-residence for chamber concerts at Congregation Sha’ar Zahav, San Francisco, since 2001.


The Bridge Players piano quartet
  




Enso String Quartet

April 8, 2018 -  
(Sunday at 7:00PM)


PROGRAM

  • BEETHOVEN String Quartet #15 in A-Minor, Op. 132 (1824-25).
  • MENDELSSOHN String Quartet in A-Minor, Op. 13, Ist Es Wahr?
    (Is it True?) (1827).
  • Paul MORAVEC Dialogue (2015)—overlays his musical
    commentary on top of two excerpts from a recording of Beethoven’s
    Op. 132 Quartet.

Pre-Concert Talk:  Guest lecture by Music at Kohl Mansion Musicologist, Kai Christiansen (at 6:15PM)

MUSIC

Beethoven’s monumental Op. 132 Quartet, includes a hauntingly beautiful Song of Thanksgiving Beethoven penned upon recovering from a grave illness.
In 1827 the advanced features, amazing scope and spirituality of Beethoven’s late quartets in part inspired Mendelssohn’s richly romantic Op. 13 Quartet; which also includes, as thematic motif, the tune of his own song setting of the love poem Ist Es Wahr? (Is it True?)
2004 Pulitzer Prize-winner Paul Moravec’s Dialogue (2015)—commissioned by Music Mountain for the Enso Quartet—overlays Moravec’s musical commentary on top of two excerpts from a recording of Beethoven’s Op. 132 Quartet.

ARTISTS

Competition prize-winners (Banff, Fischoff, Yellow Springs), the Grammy-nominated Enso has risen to the front rank of chamber performers, playing compellingly in prestigious U.S. venues and touring internationally.
“Thrilling.” – Strad magazine; “Glorious sonorities.” – Washington Post.
(The Enso is) one of the eminent string quartets of our era” – Classical Voice.

Enso String Quartet