2013-14 Season – 15th Anniversary Season

All events will be held in the Lafayette Library Community Hall unless otherwise noted.

Program 1 – Hungarian Strings

Friday, September 13, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. and
Sunday, September 15, 2013 at 2:00 p.m.

Bela Bartok: Duos for violin and viola (assorted)
Zoltan Kodaly: Duo for violin and cello
Franz Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody for solo piano
Erno v. Dohnanyi: Quintet for piano and strings


Juliana Athayde and Candace Guirao, violins
Pamela Freund-Striplen, viola
Amos Yang, cello
Yana Reznik, piano

Program 2 – Horn and Plenty

Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
(Pre-concert talk with Kevin Rivard and Mingjia Liu at 7 p.m.)


W.A. Mozart: Quartet for oboe and strings
                       Quintet for horn and strings
Johannes Brahms: Trio for horn, violin and piano
Heinrich Herzogenberg: Trio for horn, oboe and piano


Kevin Rivard, French horn
Mingjia Liu, oboe
Annie Yano, violin
Jennifer Cho, violin
Pamela Freund-Striplen, Don Ehrlich, violas
Robert Howard, cello
Yana Reznik, piano

Program 3 – Lafayette Plays Lafayette

The internationally renowned Canadian Lafayette String Quartet comes to California from British Columbia!

  Friday, February 21, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. (Lafayette)
  (Pre-concert talk with composer David A. Jaffe at 7 p.m.)
  Purchase tickets by clicking on the Tickets tab above.

  Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 2 p.m. (Danville)
  Village Theatre, 233 Front St, Danville
  Buy tickets through the Village Theatre Box Office here.


Franz Schubert: String Quartet No. 13 “Rosamunde”
David A. Jaffe: Fox Hollow, a string quartet in 4 movements, US PREMIERE
Listen to a short clip of the World Premiere of Fox Hollow here.
Antonin Dvorak: String Quintet, op. 97


Lafayette String Quartet (from Canada)
Ann Elliott-Goldschmid*, Sharon Stanis*, violins
Joanna Hood*, Pamela Freund-Striplen, violas
Pamela Highbaugh Aloni*, cello
*LSQ member

Program 4 – Bittersweet Romantics

Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
(Pre-concert talk with Kai Christiansen at 7 p.m.)


Johannes Brahms: Piano Quartet No. 3, op. 60
Robert Schumann: Piano Quartet, op. 47
Clara Schumann: Romances for violin and piano


Mitchell Newman, violin (LA Philharmonic)
Pamela Freund-Striplen, viola
Eric Gaenslen, cello (Rosetti Quartet)
Daniel Shapiro, piano (Cleveland Institute of Music)

Program 5 – Gold Coast Virtuosi

Two Performances:

    Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. (Palo Alto)
    St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 600 Colorado Ave, Palo Alto

    Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. (Lafayette)
    Anniversary Celebration Party – following concert at 4 p.m. (separate ticket)


J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto #5 for violin, flute, harpsichord and strings
Felix Mendelssohn: Konzerstuck for two clarinets and piano
Gioachino Rossini: String Sonata for 2 violins, cello and bass
Erno v. Dohnanyi: Serenade for string trio


Debra Fong, Megan Rohrer, violins
Pamela Freund-Striplen, viola
Christopher Costanza, cello
Mark Wallace, bass
Jose Gonzalez Granero, Tony Striplen, clarinets
Elaine Thornburgh, harpsichord
Lori Lack, piano
Stephanie McNab, flute