SUNSET CONCERTS at Saint Luke’s

Chamber music concert series at Saint Luke’s Church, in the heart of Los Gatos



The 2007 Sunset Concert Series at Saint Luke's Church has ended.

We appreciate the outstanding performances of these wonderful artists who made this season a success!

Thank you!

 

THE 2007 SUNSET CONCERT SERIES ARTISTS:

 

Program

 

 

 

 

February 10, 2007

8:00 pm

 

Cavani String Quartet

Beethoven, Shostakovich, and Ravel

 

 www.cavani.org

Winners of prestigious Naumberg, Banff, Coleman & Fischoff competitions

 

 

March 3, 2007

8:00 pm

 

Quartetto di Venezia

Boccherini, Petrassi, Puccini, and Verdi

 www.quartettodivenezia.it

Page translated to English

Among Italy’s best, from Venice, performing an all Italian program -- viva Italia!

 

March 23, 2007

8:00 pm

 

Trio Voronezh

 

Bach, Vivaldi, Russian folk, Piazzolla, more

 www.triovoronezh.com

Virtuosi from Russia – playing classical composers and Russian folk & traditional music and more – on domra [lute], bajan [accordion] and double-bass balalaika

 

May 19, 2007

8:00 pm

 

Piano Quartet


Four of the Bay Area's Finest!

Gwendolyn Mok, piano

Elizabeth Prior Runnicles, viola

Thalia Moore, cello

William Barbini, violin

 

 



Robert & Clara Schumann - and Brahms! A 'triangle' of trio & quartets.

 

www.gwendolynmok.com

 

Robert SCHUMANN: Piano Quartet in E Flat Major, Op.47 (1842): Unsurpassed in Romantic fervor and beauty. Premiered by wife Clara on piano.
Clara SCHUMANN: Piano Trio in G Minor, Op.17 (1846): Charming, well-crafted and straight-forward, with interesting rhythmns and fresh modulations.
Johannes BRAHMS: Piano Quartet in C Minor, Op.60, "Werther" (1854-56, 1874): Hear in it the turmoil and despair Brahms felt over fidelity to Robert... and deep affection for Clara.

Pianist Gwendolyn Mok is Coordinator of Keyboard Studies at San Jose State University, leading authority on and interpreter of Ravel, and has performed as soloist with The London Philharmonic, The Philharmonia, the New York Philharmonic and others.
Violinist William Barbini is concertmaster of the Monterey Symphony, Music Director of the Chamber Music Society of Sacramento, and teaches at CSU-Sacramento and SF Conservatory of Music.
Violist Elizabeth Prior Runnicles is Associate Principal of the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and of the Marin Symphony - and regular performer with the SF Symphony and Ballet Orchestras.
Cellist Thalia Moore is Associate Principal with the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and a member of the SF Ballet Orchestra, and has been soloist at Avery Fischer Hall, Carnegie Recital Hall and the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater.

 

Sunset Concerts is a financially independent, self-sufficient project at Saint Luke’s Church.

 

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