Kumiko Sakamoto

violin

Kumiko Sakamoto, violin


Oct
23
4:00 PM16:00

Noe Valley Chamber Music; Thalea String Quartet

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Noe Valley Chamber Music

NVCM welcomes the Thalea String Quartet to kick off our season with a program spanning from the classic to the cutting edge of the string quartet repertoire. Chosen as our 2016-17 Emerging Artists and hailed as having “the potential to be one of the finest of its generation” (Calgary Herald), the ensemble will perform works by Terry Riley, Haydn and Mendelssohn.

(Please note that this performance was rescheduled to October from the original February date.)

3:15 pm Pre-concert talk: Kai Christiansen.

PROGRAM:
Haydn: String Quartet op 76 no 1
Terry Riley: Sunrise of the Planetary Dream Collector
Mendelssohn: String Quartet op 80

*An Osher Inside-Out Concert

The performance lasts approximately 2 hours, including a short intermission with wine and cheese. Audience members have the chance to mingle with the performers immediately following the performance.

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Mar
6
11:00 AM11:00

Thalea String Quartet at the Hot Air Music Festival

The Thalea String Quartet performs works by Riley and Shaw as part of this year's Hot Air Music Festival. They will also appear in a performance of Riley Nicholson's "One" for string orchestra. The day is jam packed with really exciting new music!! Check out the festival website: 

http://www.hotairmusicfestival.com

Also check out Riley's website: 

http://www.rileynicholson.com

FREE ADMISSION

Thalea String Quartet will play between 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

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Feb
23
8:00 PM20:00

Thalea String Quartet: Russian Troika at the Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall

Join the award-winning Thalea String Quartet on a journey through 20th century Russia with a program of Shostakovich, Schnittke and Stravinsky. A young and compelling ensemble, Thalea brings their deft virtuosity to these dark and daring works. Prepare yourself for an emotionally charged evening!

Program:
Stravinsky
Three Pieces

Shostakovich
String Quartet No. 3

Schnittke
String Quartet No. 3

Program TBA

Tickets

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Jan
10
2:30 PM14:30

Barbara Fritz Chamber Music Award Winner's Concert

Thalea String Quartet, winner of the 2015 Barbara Fritz Chamber Music Award of the Berkeley Piano Club, will present a program of Beethoven, Riley, and Hindemith at the Berkeley Piano Club, 2724 Haste Street, Berkeley, on Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. Admission is free.

Program:
Beethoven, String Quartet Op. 18, no. 1
Riley, Sunrise of the Planetary Dream Collector
Hindemith, String Quartet Op. 22

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Dec
10
8:00 AM08:00

Geoff Nuttall, violin

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The Thalea String Quartet performs alongside the St. Lawrence String Quartet's Geoff Nuttall. 

Program
Mozart - Violin Sonata in G Major, K. 379
Haydn - String Quartet in C Major, Op. 20 No. 2
Mozart - Adagio and Fugue in C Minor, K. 546
Chausson - Concerto for Violin, Piano and String Quartet, Op. 21 (with Geoff Nuttall, Jeffrey LaDeur, and Thalea String Quartet)

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Nov
10
7:30 PM19:30

Chamber Music Master Class | David Harrington and members of Kronos Quartet

Kronos founder and violinist David Harrington leads a public master class with the Thalea String Quartet in the Concert Hall while other Kronos members hold private sessions with student ensembles in other locations

Repertoire

Terry Riley
Sunrise of the Planetary Dream Collector

Caroline Shaw
Entr'acte

Performers
Thalea String Quartet

 

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Oct
25
6:15 PM18:15

SFMusic Day

What is Music Day All About?

SFMUSIC DAY, is a musical festival unlike any other! This is a music festival full local ensembles that are internationally acclaimed, gathering for one day of nonstop music making. What really makes this festival different from any other, is that every performance is completely FREE and open to the public.

So... Who are these Ensembles?

Over 100 Musicians will take part in this amazing festival, forming 33 unique ensembles guaranteed to get your toes tapping. With so many different ensembles performing you can expect to hear a huge span of musical styles, from Early Classical to Asian American Jazz and Avant-garde Works.

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Oct
2
to Oct 3

Thalea String Quartet @ Mercury Soul

The Thalea String Quartet will be taking part in Mason Bates' Mercury Soul Project.  

Mercury Soul returns to San Francisco with a show at Ruby Skye, one of the Bay Area's premiere clubs.

Led by composer/DJ Mason Bates (aka DJ Masonic), Mercury Soul is a hybrid music event featuring classical and DJ sets merged together with engaging electro-acoustic interludes. Using the innovations of modern lighting and club production, Mercury Soul re-imagines the classical music experience for a broad audience in extraordinary spaces, from clubs to warehouses to concert halls.

 

For more about this amazing show, CLICK HERE

TICKETS
http://MercurySoulRubySkye.eventbrite.com

 Mercury Soul with Thalea String Quartet at Ruby Skye

Mercury Soul with Thalea String Quartet at Ruby Skye

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Sep
18
8:00 PM20:00

Old First Concerts Thalea String Quartet

  • Friday, September 18, 2015
  • 8:00pm 9:30pm
  • Old First Church

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Ludwig van Beethoven String Quartet in F major, Op. 18, No. 1
Anton Webern Langsamer Satz
Paul Hindemith String Quartet No. 4, Op. 22

The San Francisco Conservatory’s new quartet-in-residence, the Thalea String Quartet, presents a recital of works by European masters of the string quartet repertoire. The program begins with Beethoven’s String Quartet in F major, Op. 18, No. 1, one of his earliest string quartet works. Written while the young composer was still very much under the influence of Joseph Haydn, the piece is unmistakably Beethoven, filled with the youthful impetuosity and the groundbreaking spirit that came to define his later work for string quartet. Following the Beethoven is another early work, this time by a giant of the Second Viennese School, Anton Webern. Written before Webern adopted the serial techniques of Schoenberg, Langsamer Satz is a dramatic and emotionally charged work, filled with lyricism and rich textures. The final work on the program is Paul Hindemith’s String Quartet No. 4, Op. 22 a piece that blends romanticism, modernism and jazz while taking the listener through a journey of emotional extremes.

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Sep
13
2:00 PM14:00

The Soul Searching Mozart

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This fall, SFCM welcomes back students and audiences in classic style – by celebrating music of the Classical Period. Drop by for a weekend of free concerts, recitals and lecture presentations devoted to Mozart, Haydn and their Viennese contemporaries, including some composers who have only recently re-emerged from relative obscurity.

Program
Mozart Viola Quintet in G Minor, K. 516
Mozart Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K. 550

Performers
Jodi Levitz, viola
Thalea String Quartet
Conservatory Orchestra
Scott Sandmeier, conductor

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Jul
2
8:00 PM20:00

Thalea String Quartet at The Esplanade

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The Thalea String Quartet, Ouartet in Residence at San Francisco Conservartory of Music, perform a program of works by Beethoven, Hindemith, and others, recently presented at The Banff Centre Chamber Music Residency.

Come out and listen to a night of classical music, performed by Thalea String Quartet at the Esplanade on Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 8:00 PM. $15.00 + S/C, GST

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Jun
12
7:30 PM19:30

Music for a Summer Evening

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  • Friday, June 12, 2015
  • 7:30pm 9:00pm
  • Rolston Recital Hall, The Banff Centre

The best emerging musicians from across Canada and around the world play alongside special guest faculty members. 

This concert features musicians and faculty from the Chamber Music program. 

PROGRAM
MENDELSSOHN: Piano Trio in D Minor, mvmt 1 & 2 – The Rosettes
HINDEMITH: String Quartet Op.22 – Thalea String Quartet
JANÁCEK: String Quartet No. 2 – Friction Quartet
BEETHOVEN: Violin Sonata No. 8 in G major – Shea- Kim Duo

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Dec
12
5:00 PM17:00

One Found Sound

Seeing Double: 2
Stravinsky Dumbarton Oaks, featuring Sasha Launer
Mozart Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat Major, K.364, featuring Bettina Mussumeli and Jodi Levitz
Piazzolla Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas, featuring Emily Botel, Cassandra Bequary, Natasha Makhijani, and Kumiko Sakamoto

Join us for after the show for conversation and drinks!

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