Past Season Repertoire

2017-2018 Season: Dal Segno


Virgo Veritas

September 22 & 23, 2017 at 7:30 PM

  • String Quartet No. 12 in F Major, “American” | Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904)
  • Lullaby for Strings | George Gershwin (1898-1937)
  • Piano Quintet in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 67 | Amy Beach (1867-1944)

AEOLUS QUARTET
Nicholas Tavani, violin
Rachel Shapiro, violin
Gregory Luce, viola
Alan Richardson, cello

Michelle Schumann, piano

Pre-Concert Student Performance features the 2017 Felicity Coltman Scholarship Award Recipient Dylan Monahan, cello with Michelle Schumann, piano

  • Après un rêve, Op. 7, No. 1 | Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)

Simmering Scorpio

November 17 & 18, 2017 at 7:30 PM

  • Piano Trio in D Minor, Op. 11 | Fanny Mendelssohn (1805-1847)
  • Dance of the Witches, Op. 8 for Violin and Piano | Niccolo Paganini (1782-1840)
  • Songs and Romances | Alexander Borodin (1833-1887)
  • Carmen Fantasy | Georges Bizet (1838-1875) arr. Buxton Orr

Matt Trevino, bass
Charles Wetherbee, violin
Gregory Sauer, cello
Michelle Schumann, piano


A Charlie Brown Christmas

December 9, 2017 at 3:30 & 7:30 PM

  • Christmas is coming | Vince Guaraldi
  • What Child is This? | Traditional/Vince Guaraldi
  • O Tannenbaum | Traditional/Vince Guaraldi
  • The Great Pumpkin Waltz | Vince Guaraldi
  • Heartburn Waltz | Vince Guaraldi
  • Thanksgiving Theme | Vince Guaraldi
  • My Little Drum | Traditional/Vince Guaraldi
  • Christmastime is Here | Vince Guaraldi
  • Cast Your Fate to the Wind | Vince Guaraldi
  • Greensleeves | Traditional/Vince Guaraldi
  • Charlie Brown Theme | Vince Guaraldi
  • Peppermint Patty | Vince Guaraldi
  • Linus and Lucy | Vince Guaraldi
  • Hark! The Herald Angels Sing | Felix Mendelssohn
  • Skating | Vince Guaraldi
  • Christmastime is Here (instrumental) | Vince Guaraldi
  • The Christmas Song | Mel Torme/Vince Guaraldi
  • Christmas is coming | Vince Guaraldi

Michelle Schumann, piano
Utah Hamrick, bass
David Sierra, drums


Beethoven’s Birthday

December 13, 2017 at 7:00 PM

  • String Quartet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 18, No. 2 | Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) | feat. Amalgam Quartet
  • Wind Octet in E Flat Major, Op. 103 | Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) | feat. Density512

AMALGAM QUARTET
Kai Cole & Katelyn Rodrigues, violins
Casey Boyer, viola
Andre Plackis, cello

DENSITY512
Jillian Kouzel & Ben Stevenson, oboes
Tim Yung & Patrick Dolan, clarinets
Pearson Altizer & Nicholas Clark, bassoons
Joel Ockerman & Jacob Schnitzer, horns


Age of Aquarius

January 19 & 20, 2018 at 7:30 PM

  • Trio for Clarinet, Viola, and, Piano, K. 498 “Kegelstatt” | W. A. Mozart (1756-1791)
  • “Der Hirt auf dem Felsen,” D. 965 | Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
  • Piano Trio in C minor, Op. 66 | Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

Liz Cass, mezzo
Hakan Rosengren, clarinet
Harumi Rhodes, violin
Amy Levine-Tsang, cello
Michelle Schumann, piano

Pre-Concert student performance features the LASA High String Quartet from our In-School Coaching program:
Nick Hammel, violin
Roy Stracovsky, violin
Julia Vance, viola
Sage Lee, cello

  • String Quartet in E Minor – I. Allegro | Giuseppe Verdi (1813–1901)

Black Composers Concert: The Black Female Composer

February 10, 2018 at 7:00 PM at St. Andrew’s Dell Hall
February 11, 2018 at 4:00 PM at The Carver Museum

  • Negro Speaks of Rivers | Margaret Bonds (1913-1972)
  • Tumbao | Tania Leon (b. 1943)
  • Selections for unaccompanied cello | Jessie Montgomery (b.1981)
  • Danza de La Mariposa | Valerie Coleman (b. 1970)
  • Song to a Dark Virgin | Florence Price (1887-1953)
  • Night | Florence Price
  • Swing Low Sweet Chariot/I’m a Soldier Let me Ride | Lena McLin (b.1928)
  • Don’t You Let Nobody Turn You ‘round | Lena McLin
  • Selections from Portraits in Jazz | Valerie Capers (b.1935)
  • Weary Blues | Dorothy Rudd Moore (b. 1940)
  • Afro-American Suite | Undine Smith Moore (1904-1989)

James Rodriguez, baritone
Ebonee Thomas, flute
Ryan Murphy, cello
Artina McCain, piano


Pisces Perception

March 2 & 3, 2018 at 7:30 PM

  • Sonata for Cello and Piano in G Minor, Op. 66 | Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)
  • Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op. Posthumous (1897) | Maurice Ravel (1875 – 1937)
  • Libertango | Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)
  • Oblivion | Astor Piazzolla
  • Le Grand Tango | Astor Piazzolla

Sara Sant’Ambrogio, cello
Michelle Schumann, piano


Ardent Aries

April 6 & 7, 2018 at 7:30 PM

  • Piano Trio No. 44 in E Major | Franz Josef Haydn (1732-1809)
  • Chaconne in D Minor for Violin and Piano | J.S. Bach (1685-1750) arr. Felix Mendelssohn
  • Trio élégiaque No. 2, Op. 9 | Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943)

Sandy Yamamoto, violin
Amy Levine-Tsang, cello
Michelle Schumann, piano

2016-2017 Season: In Motion

Light Moving

October 7 & 8, 2016 at 7:30

  • Double Concerto for Violin and Cello: Duet No. 1 | Philip Glass (b. 1937)
  • Morning Passages from “The Hours” | Philip Glass (b. 1937)
  • Double Concerto for Violin and Cello: Duet No. 2 | Philip Glass (b. 1937)
  • Cello Counterpoint | Steve Reich (b. 1936)
  • Double Concerto for Violin and Cello: Duet No. 3 | Philip Glass (b. 1937)
  • Light Moving for Violin and Piano | David Lang (b. 1957)
  • Double Concerto for Violin and Cello: Duet No. 4 | Philip Glass (b. 1937)
  • Romance Op. 94, No. 3: Nicht schnell | Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
  • Romance Op. 22, No. 1 | Clara Schumann (1819-1896)
  • Sonatensatz: Scherzo in C Minor | Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
  • Piano Trio No. 2 in F Major, Op. 80 | Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

Charles Wetherbee, violin
Gregory Sauer, cello
Michelle Schumann, piano

Pre-Concert Student Performance:

  • Concerto in G Minor, Op. 26 – II. Adagio | Max Bruch (1838-1920)

Nick Hammel, violin
with Michelle Schumann, piano


Method to Madness

November 4 & 5, 2016 at 7:30 PM

  • Cello Suite No. 2 in D Minor | Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
  • Sonata for Cello and Piano in D Major, Op. 102, No. 2 | Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
  • Sonata for Cello and Piano in F Major, Op. 99 | Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
  • From Method to Madness | Clancy Newman (b. 1977)

Clancy Newman, cello
Michelle Schumann, piano

Pre-Concert Student Performance:

  • Variation On One String on a theme by Rossini | Niccolò Paganini (1782-1840)

Elaina Mosher, cello
with Michelle Schumann, piano


A Charlie Brown Christmas

December 10, 2016 at 3:30 PM and 7:30 PM

  • Christmas is Coming | Vince Guaraldi (1928 – 1976)
  • What Child is This? | Traditional/Vince Guaraldi (1928 – 1976)
  • O Tannenbaum | Traditional/Vince Guaraldi (1928 – 1976)
  • The Great Pumpkin Waltz | Vince Guaraldi (1928 – 1976)
  • Heartburn Waltz | Vince Guaraldi (1928 – 1976)
  • Thanksgiving Theme | Vince Guaraldi (1928 – 1976)
  • My Little Drum | Traditional/Vince Guaraldi (1928 – 1976)
  • Christmastime is Here | Vince Guaraldi (1928 – 1976)
  • Cast Your Fate to the Wind | Vince Guaraldi (1928 – 1976)
  • Greensleeves | Traditional/Vince Guaraldi (1928 – 1976)
  • Charlie Brown Theme | Vince Guaraldi (1928 – 1976)
  • Peppermint Patty | Vince Guaraldi (1928 – 1976)
  • Linus and Lucy | Vince Guaraldi (1928 – 1976)
  • Hark! The Herald Angels Sing | Felix Mendelssohn (1778 – 1862)
  • Skating | Vince Guaraldi (1928 – 1976)
  • Christmastime is Here (instrumental) | Vince Guaraldi (1928 – 1976)
  • The Christmas Song | Mel Tormé (1925 – 1999)/Vince Guaraldi (1928 – 1976)
  • Christmas is Coming | Vince Guaraldi (1928 – 1976)

Utah Hamrick, bass
Michelle Schumann, piano
David Sierra, drums


Beethoven’s Birthday

December 14, 2016 at 7:00 PM

  • Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 38 – I. Adagio – Allegro con brio | Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) | feat. ACMC Student Chamber Ensemble
  • String Quartet No. 14, Op. 131 | Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) | feat. Invoke String Quartet

ACMC STUDENT CHAMBER ENSEMBLE
Francesca Ramirez, clarinet
Andre Plackis, cello
Noah Simon, piano

INVOKE STRING QUARTET
Nick Montopoli, violin
Zachariah Matteson, violin
Karl Mitze, viola
Geoff Manyin, cello


My Life

January 20 & 21, 2017 at 7:30 PM

  • String Quartet in E minor, “From My Life” | Bedřich Smetana (1824-1884)
  • Fiddle Suite: Montana (2009) | Korine Fujiwara
  • Piano Quartet in G minor, Op. 25 | Johannes Brahms (1833 – 1897)

CARPE DIEM STRING QUARTET
Charles Wetherbee, violin
Amy Galluzzo, violin
Korine Fujiwara, viola
Carol Ou, cello

Michelle Schumann, piano

Pre-Concert Student Performance:

  • Piano Trio in D Major, Op. 70, No. 1 “Ghost” – I. Allegro vivace e con brio | Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

YOUNG ARTISTS ACADEMY MERIT SCHOLARSHIP ENSEMBLE
Katelyn Rodrigues, violin
Jessica Wheless, cello
Isabelle Hsiao, piano


Black Composers Concert: The African-American Song

February 11, 2017 at 7:00 PM at St. Andrew’s Upper School
February 12, 2017 at 4:00 PM at The Carver Museum

  • Negro Speaks of Rivers | Margaret Bonds (1913-1972)
  • Juba from In the Bottoms | Nathaniel Dett (1882-1943)
  • Mortal Storm, Op. 29 | Robert Owens (b.1925)
  • Two Miniatures for Violin and Piano | Jeffrey Mumford (b. 1955)
  • Ragtime Fantasy from Jazz Tryptch | David Wilborn (b. 1961)
  • Amazing Grace | Marcus Wilcher (b. 1985)
  • Battle Hymn of the Republic | Marcus Wilcher (b. 1985)
  • His Eye is on the Sparrow | Marcus Wilcher (b. 1985)
  • Intermezzo for Violin and Piano (1953) | H. Leslie Adams (b. 1932)
  • Etude in G Minor for Solo Piano | H. Leslie Adams (b. 1932)
  • No-body Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen | Clarence Cameron White (1880-1960)
  • Precious Lord | Traditional
  • His Name So Sweet | Hall Johnson (1888-1970)
  • Little David, Play On Your Harp | H.T. Burleigh (1886-1949)
  • Creole Girl | H. Leslie Adams (b. 1932)

Rochelle Sennet, piano
Igor Kalnin, violin
James Rodriquez, baritone
Icy Simpson-Monroe, soprano
Artina McCain, piano
Martin McCain, bass trombone


Music Videos

February 17 & 18, 2017 at 7:30 PM

  • Roumanian Folk Dances | Béla Bartók (1881-1945)
  • Music Videos: IV. Samba | Paul Schoenfield (b. 1947)
  • Ritual Fire Dance | Manuel de Falla (1876-1946)
  • Piano Trio in E minor, Op. 90 “Dumky” | Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)

Sandy Yamamoto, violin
Amy Levine-Tsang, cello
Michelle Schumann, piano

Pre-Concert Student Performance:

  • L’isle Joyeuse | Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

Eunice Lee, piano


Red Snapper

March 31 & April 1, 2017 at 7:30 PM

  • Quintet for Piano and Strings “Red Snapper” | Kevin Puts (b. 1972)
  • Piano Quintet in A Major, D. 667, “The Trout” | Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Sandy Yamamoto, violin
John Largess, viola
Gregory Sauer, cello
DaXun Zhang, bass
Michelle Schumann, piano

Pre-Concert Student Performance:

  • Meditation from Thaïs | Jules Massenet (1842-1912)

Kai Cole, violin

2015-2016 Season: Ode to Innovation

Street Songs

October 2 & 3, 2015 at 7:30 PM

  • Clarinet Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 11 “Gassenhauer” | L. Beethoven (1770-1827)
  • Contrasts for Violin, Clarinet, and Piano | Béla Bartók (1881-1945)
  • Piano Trio No. 3 in F Minor, Op. 65 | Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904)

Sandy Yamamoto, violin
Amy Levine-Tsang, cello
Steve Girko, clarinet
Michelle Schumann, piano

Friday Pre-Concert Student Performance:

  • Chaconne in G minor for violin and piano | Tomaso Vitali (1663-1745)

Sophie Ayer, violin
with Michelle Schumann, piano

Saturday Pre-Concert Student Performance:

  • Sonata, Op. 167 – I. Allegretto | Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)

Julius Calvert, clarinet
with Michelle Schumann, piano


White Russian

November 13 & 14, 2015 at 7:30 PM

  • String Quartet No. 8 in E Minor, Op. 59, No. 2 “Razumovsky”| L. Beethoven (1770-1827)
  • String Quartet No. 1 in D Major, Op. 11: Andante Cantabile | P. Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
  • Divertimento for String Quartet, Op. 14 | Erwin Schulhoff (1894-1942)
  • Quintet for Piano and Strings in G Minor, Op. 57 | D. Shostakovich (1906-1975)

THE CAVANI STRING QUARTET
Annie Fullard, violin
Mari Sato, violin
Kirsten Docter, viola
Merry Peckham, cello

Friday Pre-Concert Student Performance:

  • Chopin’s Sonata, Op. 35, No. 2 – I. Grave – Doppio movimento | Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)

Young Artists Academy Merit Scholarship Student Isabelle Hsiao, piano

Saturday Pre-Concert Student Performance:

  • Sonata for Two Violins, Op. 56 – II. Allegro | Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)

LASA HIGH SCHOOL IN-SCHOOL ENSEMBLE
Phillip Woolley, violin
Nick Hammel, violin


A Charlie Brown Christmas

December 5, 2015 at 3:30 PM and 7:30 PM

  • Christmas is Coming | Vince Guaraldi (1928-1976)
  • What Child is This? | traditional/Vince Guaraldi
  • O Tannenbaum | traditional/Vince Guaraldi
  • The Great Pumpkin Waltz | Vince Guaraldi
  • Heartburn Waltz } Vince Guaraldi
  • Thanksgiving Theme | Vince Guaraldi
  • My Little Drum | traditional/Vince Guaraldi
  • Christmastime is Here (vocal)| Vince Guaraldi
  • Cast Your Fate to the Wind | Vince Guaraldi
  • Greensleeves | traditional/Vince Guaraldi
  • Charlie Brown Theme | Vince Guaraldi
  • Peppermint Patty | Vince Guaraldi
  • Linus and Lucy | Vince Guaraldi
  • Hark! The Herald Angels Sing | Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
  • Skating | Vince Guaraldi
  • Christmastime is Here (instrumental)| Vince Guaraldi
  • The Christmas Song | Mel Torme (1925-1999)/Vince Guaraldi
  • Christmas is Coming | Vince Guaraldi

Utah Hamrick, bass
Michelle Schumann, piano
David Sierra, drums
Julia Brown, voice


Beethoven’s Birthday

December 16, 2015 at 7:00 PM

  • Quartet No. 15 in A Minor, Op. 132 | Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) | feat. the Cézanne String Quartet, Silver Medal Winners, 2015 Coltman Chamber Music Competition
  • Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 11 – I. Allegro con brio | Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) | feat. Young Artists Academy Merit Scholarship Ensemble

CÉZANNE STRING QUARTET
Eleanor Dunbar, violin
Mai Ke, violin
Stephen Jaurez, viola
Elizabeth White, cello

YOUNG ARTISTS ACADEMY MERIT SCHOLARSHIP ENSEMBLE
Clayton Luckadoo, clarinet
Elaina Mosher, cello
Isabelle Hsiao, piano


The Late Show

January 15 & 16, 2016 at 7:30 PM

  • Sonata for Piano in E Major, Op. 109 | Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
  • “In the Face of Trouble” for Solo Piano and Live Processing | Graham Reynolds (b. 1971) World Premiere

Michelle Schumann, piano
Buzz Moran, electronics
Graham Reynolds, composer


Ghosts of Shakespeare

February 19 & 20, 2016 at 7:30 PM

  • Piano Trio in D Major, Op. 70, No. 1 “Ghost” | Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
  • Suite from “Romeo and Juliet” for Violin and Piano | Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953) | arr. Lidia Baich/Matthias Fletzberge
  • Nocturne from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 61”| Felix Mendelssohn (1810-1843)
  • Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 49 | Felix Mendelssohn

Sandy Yamamoto, violin
Amy Levine-Tsang, cello
Michelle Schumann, piano

Pre-Concert Student Performance:

  • Dvorak’s Piano Trio No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 90 “Dumky” – VI. Lento maestoso-Vivace-Lento-Vivace | Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)

ACADEMY MERIT SCHOLARSHIP ENSEMBLE: THE EMERALD PIANO TRIO
Sophie Ayer, violin
Sophie Mathieu, cello
Noah Simon, piano


Black Composers Concert

February 28, 2016 at 4:00 PM

  • Suite for Violin and Piano | William Grant Still (1895-1978)
  • Sonata for Cello and Piano | George Walker (b. 1922)
  • Song of the Seasons | Valerie Capers (b. 1940)
  • Violin Sonata in A Major, Op. 47 “Kreutzer” | Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
  • I mean you | Thelonius Monk (1917-1982)
  • Forecast | Marcus Wilcher (b. 1985)
  • Night in Tunisia | Dizzy Gillespie (1917-1993)

Eleanor Dunbar, violin
Jonathan Tsay, piano
Liz Lee, cello
Icy Monroe, soprano
Artina McCain, piano

JAZZBONES
Emede Gonzalez, trombone
Javier Stuppard, trombone
Ulrican Williams, trombone
Paul Deemer, trombone
Kevin Jones, trombone
Martin McCain, trombone
Pat Kennedy, drums
Utah Hamrick, bass
Tyler Groft, piano


Royal Flush

April 8 & 9, 2016 at 7:30 PM

  • Trio Sonata in C Minor from “The Musical Offering” BWV 1079 | J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
  • Piano Sonata in C Major, Hob. XVI: 50 | Franz Josef Haydn (1732-1809)
  • Romance for Violin and Piano, Op. 1 | Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
  • Piano Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 97 “Archduke” | Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Sandy Yamamoto, violin
Amy Levine-Tsang, cello
Marianne Gedigian, flute
Michelle Schumann, piano

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