Winter Series: The Complete Bach Sonatas for Violin and Keyboard, Part 2
Dec
17
4:00 PM16:00

Winter Series: The Complete Bach Sonatas for Violin and Keyboard, Part 2

Join PCMF directors Juliana Han and Wayne Lee for a two-concert survey of the six sonatas for violin and keyboard by Johann Sebastian Bach! Composed around 1719 when Bach was employed by Prince Leopold of Cöthen, these are among his most melodic and inventive pieces: the fast movements will dazzle you with their brilliance, and the soulful slow movements will touch your heart.

Bach: Sonata No. 4 in C minor, BWV 1017
Bach: Sonata No. 5 in F minor, BWV 1018
Bach: Sonata No. 6 in G major, BWV 1019

This concert is approximately 65 minutes long.

$25 general, $15 student. $40 for tickets to both concerts.
Tickets become available on November 1, 2017 through this website.
General seating. Box office opens 1 hour before the concert; the house opens 30 minutes before the concert.


Proceeds to benefit the 2018 Piedmont Chamber Music Festival.

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Winter Series: The Complete Bach Sonatas for Violin and Keyboard, Part 1
Dec
16
7:30 PM19:30

Winter Series: The Complete Bach Sonatas for Violin and Keyboard, Part 1

Join PCMF directors Juliana Han and Wayne Lee for a two-concert survey of the six sonatas for violin and keyboard by Johann Sebastian Bach! Composed around 1719 when Bach was employed by Prince Leopold of Cöthen, these are among his most melodic and inventive pieces: the fast movements will dazzle you with their brilliance, and the soulful slow movements will touch your heart.

Bach: Sonata No. 1 in B minor, BWV 1014
Bach: Sonata No. 2 in A major, BWV 1015
Bach: Sonata No. 3 in E major, BWV 1016

This concert is approximately 65 minutes long.

$25 general, $15 student. $40 for tickets to both concerts.
Tickets become available on November 1, 2017 through this website.
General seating. Box office opens 1 hour before the concert; the house opens 30 minutes before the concert.


Proceeds to benefit the 2018 Piedmont Chamber Music Festival.

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SUNDAY AFTERNOON
Aug
6
3:00 PM15:00

SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Our closing concert spans over two hundred years and traverses the globe. We begin in Vienna in 1816 with one of Schubert's most irrepressibly buoyant works. Almost a century later, Ravel's ethereal and kaleidoscopic Introduction and Allegro showcases what was then the newly invented double-action pedal harp. A new piece from Wei-Chieh Lin (PCMF co-director Wayne Lee's Juilliard roommate and one of today's foremost Taiwanese-American composers) is inspired by Taiwanese folk songs. To cap off our season, let your hair down for Thierry Pélicant's seductive, Argentinean-inspired Milonga, featuring seven of our eight musicians. It's guaranteed to raise the roof!

Schubert: Rondo in B minor, D. 895
     Wayne Lee, violin
     Juliana Han, piano


Ravel: Introduction and Allegro
     Julie Smith Phillips, harp
     Joshua Smith, flute
     Alexander Fiterstein, clarinet
     Formosa Quartet


INTERMISSION

Wei-Chieh Lin: Five Taiwanese Folk Songs (commissioned by the Formosa Quartet) *Bay Area premiere
   
Spring Breeze 望春風
   Hengchun Folksong 恒春民謠
   Seaport Goodbye 港邊惜別
   Dark Sky 天黑黑
   Rain Night Flower 雨夜花
     Formosa Quartet

Thierry Pélicant: Milonga
     Joshua Smith, flute
     Alexander Fiterstein, clarinet
     Formosa Quartet
     Juliana Han, piano

This concert was generously underwritten by The Piedmont Post.

$25 general, $15 student
General seating. Box office opens 1 hour before the concert; the house opens 30 minutes before the concert.

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FRIDAY EVENING
Aug
4
7:30 PM19:30

FRIDAY EVENING

The first half of this program features two trios of very different styles and instrumentation — and there's not a violinist to be found! To close, the Formosa Quartet and PCMF co-director Juliana Han team up for the first time for Dvorak's famous Piano Quintet, one of the best-loved pieces of Romantic chamber music.

Beethoven: Trio in B-flat major, Op. 11
     Alexander Fiterstein, clarinet
     Deborah Pae, cello
     Juliana Han, piano


Debussy: Sonata for flute, viola, and harp
     Joshua Smith, flute
     Che-Yen Chen, viola
     Julie Smith Phillips, harp


INTERMISSION

Dvorak: Piano Quintet in A major, Op. 81
     Formosa Quartet
     Juliana Han, piano

This concert was generously underwritten by McCutcheon Construction.

$25 general, $15 student

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WEDNESDAY EVENING
Aug
2
7:30 PM19:30

WEDNESDAY EVENING

The opening concert of our 2017 season begins with Mozart's effervescent and joyful Flute and Harp Concerto — music for a celebration as only Mozart could have written. The Brahms Clarinet Sonata in E-flat turns inward to plumb emotional depths, from turbulent passion to soaring romanticism. The program ends with one of the Formosa Quartet's best-loved pieces, arranged by none other than first violinist Jasmine Lin. Her take on well-loved Grappelli jazz tunes brings quartet playing to an entirely raucous, riotous, and rousing level.

Mozart: Flute and Harp Concerto in C major, K. 299
     Joshua Smith, flute
     Julie Smith Phillips, harp
     Formosa Quartet


Brahms: Clarinet Sonata in E-flat major, Op. 120 No. 2
     Alexander Fiterstein, clarinet
     Juliana Han, piano


INTERMISSION

Four Grappelli Jazz Tunes arranged by Jasmine Lin
     Formosa Quartet

This concert was generously underwritten by John Chalik and Susan Chamberlain.

$25 general, $15 student

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A YOUNG PERSON'S GUIDE TO CHAMBER MUSIC
Jul
30
4:00 PM16:00

A YOUNG PERSON'S GUIDE TO CHAMBER MUSIC

Our children's concert is back! Come enjoy a fun afternoon of chamber music, designed just for PCMF fans ages 12 and under. Learn about our musicians, the instruments they play, and the collaborative process of making music with friends. PCMF musicians will perform and talk about selections from this week's programs.

This program is approximately 50 minutes long.

$10 adults, $5 kids

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