The Shenson Faculty Concert Series returns this summer with free concert broadcasts spotlighting CMC talented faculty members. Each year, the Shenson Foundation sponsors free community concerts for CMC faculty music projects to support CMC Faculty as performing artists and ensure their work on stage is shared and celebrated in our community.
This year’s presenters will highlight a wide variety of musical styles, techniques, and creative inspirations, from Chopin to Chick Corea and Lotería cards to flutes of all shapes and sizes. Enjoy compelling programs of classical, jazz, contemporary, Afro-Cuban music, and more with artistic performances, composer interviews, and a chance to connect with faculty through Q&A
June 25: Josepha Fath, violin
July 9: Elektra Schmidt, piano
July 23: Diane Grubbe, flute
August 6: Erick Peralta, piano
August 20: Charlie Gurke, saxophone
Diane Grubbe performs 20th and 21st Century works for flutes large and small by Mario Lavista, Andrew M. Rodriguez, Orlando Jacinto Garciá and Miguel del Aguila. The concert will include a discussion with Mr. Rodriguez about his work, Highways, for flute with glissando headjoint.
This event will be conducted online via video conferencing. RSVP to receive the link to join, emailed prior to the start of the discussion.
About the Performers:
Diane Grubbe performs regularly with Donald Pippin’s Pocket Opera and also freelances throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, appearing with regional orchestras including Symphony Silicon Valley, Festival Opera and many others. A great fan of new music, Diane often performs with the contemporary music ensemble sfSoundGroup and has been a guest performer with Earplay and the Eco Ensemble. Since 2004 Diane has been the flautista in Quinteto Latino, the Bay Area wind quintet specializing in classical music from Latin America.
In 2012 Quinteto Latino released their first CD, “100 Years of Mexican Music for Wind Quintet.” Diane is a graduate of San Francisco State University and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Her instructors have included Paul Renzi, Lloyd Gowen and Tim Day of the San Francisco Symphony. She has performed in masterclasses with Julius Baker, Heinz Holliger, Robert Stallman and Robert Dick.