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Chamber Music Tuesday with SFCM alumni L'Arc Trio
Tuesday, November 7 2023, 07:30 PM at
Barbro Osher Recital Hall Map
Chamber Music

Chamber Music Tuesday with SFCM alumni L'Arc Trio

Tuesday, November 7 2023, 07:30 PM
Barbro Osher Recital Hall Map

In a partnership with the California Festival: a Celebration of New Music, this Chamber Music Tuesday features SFCM alumni ensemble L'Arc Trio in performance with students. The concert also features two new and exciting works by Bay Area composers Jonathan Bingham and Vivian Fung, as well as one of Ernest Bloch's greatest chamber music works. Fung’s piano trio Ominous Machine was written for the L’Arc Trio and the performance will be a world premiere. Emerging Black Composers Project winner Jonathan Bingham wrote his string quartet Pareidolia in 2022 for the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra.


Gustav Mahler: Piano Quartet in A Minor (1876)
Maria van der Sloot, violin
Isabel Tannenbaum, viola
Constantine Janello, cello
Jungeun Kim, piano

Vivian Fung: Ominous Machine for Piano Trio (2021) 
  -world premiere-   
Trio L’Arc
Maria van der Sloot, violin
Christine Lee, cello
Jungeun Kim, piano

Ominous Machine is a piece commissioned by L’arc Trio that has been patiently waiting for its premiere since 2021! After years of delay due to the pandemic, this piece finally receives its much anticipated world premiere at SFCM, the home where L’arc Trio was formed. We knew we wanted to commission a piece by a female composer based in the Bay Area— Vivian Fung instantly came to mind and it is a dream come true to have her very first piano trio written for us. The piece is a fast-moving engine and puzzle that constantly reworks and rewires itself right before your eyes, ultimately highlighting and challenging each musician’s capacity for virtuosity, agility, and teamwork. We are eternally grateful to InterMusic SF that made this commission possible and to Vivian, whose piece we will cherish forever.”

Jonathan Bingham: Pareidolia for String Quartet (2022)
Daniel Dastoor, violin I
Shintaro Taneda, violin II
Isabel Tannenbaum, viola
Christine Lee, cello

- Intermission -

Ernest Bloch: Piano Quintet No. 1 (1923)
      I. Agitato
      II. Andante mistico
      III. Allegro energico
Yip Wai Chow, violin I
Mathea Goh, violin II
Isabel Tannenbaum, viola
Ayoun Alexandra Kim, cello
Julio Elizalde, piano


L'Arc Trio
Jonathan Binghamcomposer

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Tuesday, November 7 2023, 07:30 PM to Tuesday, November 7 2023, 09:30 PM

About SFCM’s String and Piano Chamber Music Department

The String and Piano Chamber Music degree and diploma programs are a year-round focus on chamber music, providing the same atmosphere of a summer festival. Performance opportunities are wide-ranging through workshops, masterclasses, and concerts for the public—all while playing regularly with acclaimed industry professionals and faculty. SFCM created the nation’s first graduate String and Piano Chamber Music program and the musical excellence continues to this day.

The String and Piano Chamber Music program is one of SFCM’s most selective. Intentionally small, the program allows for several talented individuals each year, meaning that students in the program enjoy unrivaled access to learn from and perform with top faculty and accomplished guest artists.

Chamber Music Students will experience high profile performance opportunities through SFCM’s unique Chamber Music Residency Series, giving members of the program the opportunity to intensely and perform closely with exciting and world renowned chamber musicians. Recent artists-in-residence include Marcy Rosen, Tessa Lark, Donald and Vivian Weilerstein, and the Miro Quartet.

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