CMC faculty pianist Jennifer Peringer and the Sfiato Wind Quintet play Mozart’s Piano Quintet in E flat Major, KV452, a woodwind arrangement of Dvorak’s Piano Quintet Op. 81 in A Major, and the Quintet for Winds by Robert Muczynski. Don’t miss the chance to hear this fabulously orchestral and virtuosic classical repertoire!
Sfiato, meaning to breathe out or exhale, is a dynamic chamber group performing a broad range of chamber music throughout the Bay Area. Formed in 2014, they are: Catherine Jennings, flute; Audrey Gore, oboe; Leah di Tullio, clarinet; Jeremiah Broom, bassoon; and Ryan Timmons, French Horn.
Students of CMC piano faculty member Paula Dreyer perform in recital. Additional program details TBA.
Taiwanese pianist Chiu Yu Chen performs in concert. Additional program details TBA.
Chiu Yu Chen Piano Recital Beethoven, Schubert and Asian Music
L.v.Beethoven – F. Liszt: Symphony No.5 in c minor Op.67
Franz. Schubert: “Wanderer” Fantasy Op.15/D.760
Franz.Schubert-Leopold Godowsky, F.Liszt: “Die Winterreise” Op.89 D.911 (“Gute Nacht”, “Erstarrung”, “Der Lindenbaum” , “Wasserflut”, “Die Post”, “Der stürmische Morgen”, “Im Dorfe””Das Wirtshaus”, “Mut!” , “Die Nebensonnen”, “Der Leiermann”, “Täuschung”)
Wen Je Jian (1910-1983): Formosa Dance
Chih Yuan Kuo (1921-2013): Fantasy on Taiwanese Ancient Melody
Leopold .Godowaky: Hari Besaar (The great day) from “Java Suite”
Leopold .Godowsky: A Court Pageant in Solo from “Java Suite”
About Pianist Chiu Yu Chen
Chiu Yu Chen is regarded as one of the foremost young musicians of his native Taiwan. In fact, he is the first Taiwanese to graduate with full honours from the prestigious Gnessin Academy of Music, Moscow, under the tuition of Boris Lvov, Viktor Merzhanov, Maria Gambarian, and Irina Anastasieva.
Apart from being a much sought-after recitalist and giving more 200 recitals, Chiu Yu Chen is also Artistic Director of numerous Festivals, most notably the Schubert 210th Anniversary (Finland, 2007), 90th Anniversary of Finnish Independence(2007), Tchaikovsky 115th Anniversary (Taiwan, 2008), Beethoven 240th Anniversary (2010, Finland,) Sibelius 150th anniversary (2015, Finland) and more. Chiu Yu Chen has also given numerous master classes in both the Far East and Europe. Both his solo recitals and performances with orchestras have earned him rave reviews from critics. Chiu Yu Chen is the first Taiwanese pianist performing in such prestige festival like Buxton Festival (2010, United Kingdom) Victoria International Arts Festival (Malta, 2016).
Pianist, Hamish Tait, Director of the Riverina Conservatorium, in Wagga Wagga Australia, will work with student performers in mini-lesson open to the public. Please join us in the audience to support your fellow musicians. If you are interested in performing, we have room for one or two more For more information about the class or to perform, please contact Poppy Dorsam, email@example.com.
Hamish Tait – AMusA, BA (Creative), GradDipMus, MMus, MBA.
Hamish is the CEO/ Director of the Riverina Conservatorium of Music in Wagga Wagga. He holds Masters degrees in both Music and Business Administration and has studied piano and pedagogy with eminent pianists and educators Wendy Lorenz, Roy Howat and Nina Walker, a pupil of Claudio Arrau and Alfred Cortot. Hamish appears regularly as a pianist and has toured, performed and recorded throughout Australia and the UK. He is the pianist in the Riverina Piano Trio and frequently appears with violinist Dr Lauren Davis. Hamish is also a keen duo pianist and appears regularly with Anthony Bozicevic and Helena Kernigan.
As an educator Hamish works with some of the region’s finest young musicians at both a tertiary and pre-tertiary level. His students have won numerous awards, prizes and are regular performers across the Riverina and beyond. Since 2003 Hamish has been the Director of the Riverina Conservatorium of Music in Wagga Wagga. Hamish has held the positions of President, Vice President and Executive Secretary of the Association of NSW Regional. In 2009 he hosted the 10th Australian Piano Pedagogy Conference and is a current NSW Representative on the APPC National Committee.
Members of the San Francisco and East Bay Anything Goes Choruses perform jazz, Broadway and pop tunes. Directed by Ellen Robinson Piano accompaniment by Alan Steger
“Let’s Face the Music and Dance”
by Irving Berlin (jazz),
“One Day More”
from Les Miserables (Broadway),
“Love will Keep Us Together”
recorded by The Captain & Tennille (pop).
Ann Mony and friends host this monthly event featuring live music.
Paul Dab, piano, and Abigail Shiman, violin, present a program celebrating the 136th birthday of Igor Stravinsky. This program is presented as part of the 2017-18 Shenson Series. Additional program details TBA.
Students of CMC piano instructor Juliet McComas perform in recital. Additional program details TBA.