THE TWILIGHT SERIES
Celebrating the World of Music!
Come to the Throckmorton Theatre this summer to
enjoy an array of music in our beautiful Main Theatre!
Concerts begin @ 6pm
6/16: EOS Ensemble
6/23: Le Jazz Hot Quartet
7/7: Del Sol Quartet
7/21: Florestan Trio
8/11: Mark Wallace Duo
8/18: Berkeley Choro Ensemble
w/ guest Alessandro Penezzi, guitarist and composer
June 16th: EOS Ensemble featuring SF Opera Baritone Timothy Murray
The Eos Ensemble founded by violinist Craig Reiss, is an exciting chamber music group comprised mainly of members of the San Francisco Opera orchestra. This concert will present a program of musical portraits of the natural world. Barber’s setting of Mattew Arnold’s poem “Dover Beach” evokes the waves on the ocean and the reflection of the moon on the water. Schubert is famous for his depictions of nature in his Lieder and the selections today depict the rippling river, a violent winter storm and a capricious trout darting to and fro in a clear brook. Ravel’s well known String Quartet uses musical “impressionism” to evoke many possibilities to the listener, perhaps a sunrise in the opening theme, or fierce gusts of wind in the finale.
Craig Reiss, violin
Karen Shinozaki, violin
Caroline Lee, viola
Thalia Moore, cello
Featured Artist: Timothy Murray, baritone
June 23rd: Le Jazz Hot Quartet
Le Jazz Hot - the trio of the Hot Club of San Francisco featuring Paul "Pazzo" Mehling on guitar. Celebrating the music of Django Reinhardt for over 30 years with 15 CDs and numerous concert appearances the world over- Pazzo & company never fail to delight AND dazzle.
Paul Mehling- solo guitar, vocals, leader
Evan Price- violin
Dexter Williams - string bass
Christophe Carington- rhythm guitar
July 7th: Del Sol Quartet
The beloved & energetic Del Sol Quartet returns to the Throckmorton Theatre for a sizzling summer program, featurings lots of joy and "popular tunes" - including music from their "Joy Project," Jungyoon Wie's "A Popular Tune" and Ruth Crawford Seeger's infamous string quartet.
The internationally-acclaimed Del Sol Quartet champions music by living artists, exploring social change, technology, and artistic innovation. They believe that live music can, and should, happen anywhere. delsolquartet.com
Benjamin Kreith: Violin
Samuel Weiser: Violin
Charlton Lee: Viola
Kathryn Bates: Cello
July 21st: Florestan Trio
Currently celebrating its 45th season, the Florestan Trio has been internationally acclaimed for its brilliant and dynamic playing. The members of the trio have concertized throughout the United States, Canada, Asia and Europe and received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts.
The Florestan Trio will perform the first published major piece by Beethoven, his exuberant Trio in Eb Major, Op. 1 No.1, and they will also play the dramatic and virtuosic Trio in d minor by Mendelssohn.
Janet Guggenheim: Piano
Carol Sindell: Violin
Hamilton Cheifetz: Cello
August 11th: Mark Wallace
The concert will be a recital of music for double bass and piano. The program will feature music by Shostakovich, Bottesini, and Bach.
August 18th:Berkeley Choro Ensemble w/ guest Alessandro Penezzi, guitarist and composer
For this concert, they will be joined by internationally acclaimed guitarist and composer Alessandro Penezzi of Sao Paulo , who is on the faculty of California Brazil Camp in Cazadero for two weeks in August. The ensemble will perform Brazilian choro compositions by Brazilian composers, as well as some original compositions by their members Harvey Wainapel and Ricardo Peixoto.
Jane Lenoir: Flute
Ricardo Peixoto: 7-string guitar
Brian Rice: Pandeiro
Special Guest Alessandro Penezzi: Guitar & Composer