2016-17 Season

All events will be held in the Lafayette Library Community Hall, 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette. Pre-concert talks 30 minutes before each performance.
Advance sales close 5 hours prior to concert & resume at the box office one hour prior to concert.


Program 1 -Oboe-Centric

Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

Program

Benjamin Britten – Phantasy Quartet for Oboe, Violin, Viola, Cello
Handel-Halvorsen – Passacaglia for Violin and Cello
Joseph Rheinberger – Quartet in F for Oboe, Viola, Cello and Piano
Gabriel Faure – Piano Quartet in c minor, op. 15 for Piano, Violin, Viola, and Cello

Musicians

Laura Griffiths, oboe
Livia Sohn, violin
Pamela Freund-Striplen, viola
Robert Howard, cello
Yana Reznik, piano


Program 2 – Verona

Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

Program

Ludwig von Beethoven- String Quartet op. 59 no. 2
Dmitri Shostakovich- String Quartet no. 7
W.A. Mozart, Quintet in g minor, k. 516 for Two Violins, Two Violas, Cello

Musicians

Verona Quartet
Jonathan Ong, Dorothy Ro, violins
Abigail Rojansky, viola
Warren Haggerty, cello

With Pamela Freund-Striplen, viola


Program 3 – Intermezzo

Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

Program

Gustav Mahler (arranged by Amon Zimra) – excerpt from Symphony no. 4, for voice,
clarinet and piano
Max Bruch- selections from Eight Pieces for clarinet, viola and piano
Charles Loeffler- Four Poems, op. 5 for Mezzo-Soprano, Viola, Piano
Frank Bridge- 3 songs for Mezzo-Soprano, Viola, Piano
Francis Poulenc- Clarinet Sonata in B flat for Clarinet and Piano

Musicians

Kindra Scharich, mezzo-soprano
Pamela Freund-Striplen, viola
Tony Striplen, clarinet
Jeffrey LaDeur, piano


Program 4 – Threads

Dedicated to the memory of Susan Groag Bell.

Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 7:30PM (not part of Lafayette Series)
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
600 Colorado Ave
Palo Alto, CA

Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. (Lafayette)
Lafayette Library Community Hall
3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd.
Lafayette, CA

Program

Music by female composers for piano, strings, and voice.

     Hildegard von Bingen – Songs for Voice and Viola
     Lili Boulanger – Piece for Violin and Piano
     Clara Schumann – Romance No. 2 for Violin and Piano
     Nadia Boulanger – Three pieces for Cello and Piano
     Jennifer Higdon – Piano Trio
     Geraldine Mucha – “For Erika” for Viola and Piano
     Thea Musgrave- Selected Songs for voice and piano
     Amy Beach – Quintet for Piano and Strings

Musicians

Livia Sohn, violin
Rebecca Jackson, violin
Pamela Freund-Striplen, viola
Ani Aznovoorian, cello
Bernadene Blaha, piano
Karen R. Clark, contralto


Program 5 – Tango Twist

Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

Program

Felicia                                     Enrique Saborido  (arr Cohen)
Milonga del Angel                Astor Piazzolla  (arr Asarnow)
Comme Il Faut                       Eduardo Arolas  (arr Cohen)
Gallo Ciego                           Augustin Bardi  (arr Cohen)
Derecho Viejo                        Eduardo Arolas  (arr Asarnow)
Oblivion                                  Astor Piazzolla  (arr Asarnow)

Tango Toscana                      Jeremy Cohen
La Jumba                               Osvaldo Pugliese  (arr Cohen)
Al Colon                                  Jeremy Cohen
Quejas de Bandoneon         Juan de Dios Filiberto  (arr Asarnow)
Melodia en La / Libertango                  Astor Piazzolla  (arr Cohen)
Fuga y Misterio                       Astor Piazzolla
Tangos                                     Patrick Horn

Musicians

Jeremy Cohen’s Quartet San Francisco
Seth Asarnow, Bandoneon

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