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Craig Reiss,violin 

Karen Shinozaki, violin
Caroline Lee, viola
Thalia Moore, cello

FRIDAY JULY 16  @ 7pm
( Doors at 6:30pm) 

Tickets $25-$30 
Reserved Seating

Come and experience the thrill of live chamber music at the Throckmorton Theatre on July 16 at 7pm!  The Eos Ensemble presents two constrasting works, the first “Apertures”,  a newly commissioned duo for violin and viola by UCLA music professor Kay Rhie.  Inspired by the emotional turbulence of the pandemic, it includes movements entitled “Quarantine Blues” and “Zoom Dance” and attempts to portrays some of the intense and complicated emotions we all felt during the past year.  


The second, Beethoven’s monumental string quartet in E flat, Op. 127 is a work of sublime transcendental beauty and deep emotion.  Written towards the end of his life, it plumbs the depths of human experience from intense intimacy, to comic adventure and triumphant exuberance.  A life affirming testament to the resiliency of the human spirit, we hope you can join us for this thrilling evening of live chamber music.


The Eos Ensemble founded by violinist Craig Reiss, is an exciting chamber music group comprised mainly of members of the San Francisco Opera orchestra. The goal of the group is to present concerts of wide ranging musical styles and instrumental combinations. We offer the opportunity to hear these talented musicians rise from the pit
to the stage, playing everything from Beethoven to Ligeti. Audiences throughout the Bay Area have been thrilled to experience the artistry normally reserved for the grand canvas of opera transformed to the intimacy of chamber music. The Eos Ensemble has received grants from Music Performance Trust Fund and KIDDO! to present educational concerts in the Mill Valley schools. They also recently performed on the national radio broadcast “West Coast Live.” San Francisco Classical Voice said, “Every little detail was perfectly in place and meticulously balanced… They played with genuine depth and power.”


Craig Reiss is a member of the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Associate Principal 2nd Violin of the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra.  He has been a featured soloist with the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra, the Carmel Bach Festival, the Oakland Civic Orchestra, the Nova Vista Symphony, and the Vallejo Symphony.  He has taught chamber music at the Blackburn Music Academy in Napa and the Marin Academy and participated in festivals at Tanglewood, Spoleto and the Colorado Music Festival. 

Beethoven and Beyond