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Chamber Music Side-by-Side


Sol Joseph Recital Hall
50 Oak Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
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Free, no tickets or reservations required


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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
String Quartet in D Major, K.575
     I. Allegretto 
     II. Andante 
     III. Menuetto: Allegretto 
     IV. Allegretto 
Dominique Begin, Kexin Ye, violins
Dimitri Murrath, viola
Marcy Rosen, cello

Ludwig van Beethoven
Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 5
Marcy Rosen, cello
Heemin Park, piano

- Intermission -

Robert Schumann
Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 44
     I. Allegro brillante
     II. In modo d'una marcia. Un poco largamente
     III. Scherzo: Molto vivace
     IV. Allegro ma non troppo
Ian Swensen, Idunn Lohne, violins
Alexandra Simpson, viola
Marcy Rosen, cello
Jung-eun Kim, piano


Marcy Rosen, cello
Ian Swensen, violin *
Idunn Lohne, violin
Dominique Begin, violin
Kexin Ye, violin
Alexandra Simpson, viola
Dimitri Murrath, viola *
Heemin Park, piano
Jung-eun Kim, piano

* denotes Faculty Member

Artist Profile

Marcy Rosen has established herself as one of the most important and respected artists of our day. Los Angeles Times music critic Herbert Glass has called her “one of the intimate art’s abiding treasures” and The New Yorker Magazine calls her “a New York legend of the cello”.  She has performed in recital and with orchestra throughout Canada, England, France, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, South America, Switzerland, and all fifty of the United States. Sought after for her riveting and informative Master Classes, she has been a guest of the Curtis Institute of Music, the New England Conservatory, the San Francisco Conservatory, the Central Conservatory in Beijing, China, the Seoul Arts Center in Korea and the Cartagena International Music Festival in Colombia. 

During the 2017-18 season, her new recording with the pianist Lydia Artymiw of the complete works of Mendelssohn was released by Bridge Records.  In addition, she performed in New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Francisco, Montreal, Toronto, and many other cities across North America.

Ms. Rosen has collaborated with the world’s finest musicians, including Leon Fleisher, Richard Goode, Andras Schiff, Mitsuko Uchida, Jonathan Biss, Peter Serkin, and Isaac Stern, among others, and with the Juilliard, Johannes, Emerson, Daedelus and Orion Quartets.  She is a founding member of La Fenice as well as the Mendelssohn String Quartet. With the Mendelssohn, she was Artist-in-Residence at the North Carolina School of the Arts and for nine years served as Blodgett-Artist-in-Residence at Harvard University. Since first attending the Marlboro Festival in 1975, she has taken part in 23  “Musicians from Marlboro” tours and has performed in concerts celebrating the 40th, 50th, and 60th anniversaries of the festival.

A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, Ms. Rosen is currently professor of cello at the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College, also serving as Artistic Director of the Chamber Music Live concert series.  She also serves on the faculty at the Mannes College of Music in New York City. Please visit her website at www.marcyrosen.com.