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Jean-Michel Fonteneau, cello


Barbro Osher Recital Hall
200 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102
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Jeffrey Sykes, piano
Starla BreshearsMatthew Linaman, and Elmer Carter III, cello


Claude Debussy: Sonate pour violoncelle et piano, L. 135 (1915)
     I. Prologue: Lent, sostenuto e molto risoluto
     II. Sérénade: Modérément animé - Fantasque et léger
     III.  Finale: Animé, léger et nerveux
Jeffrey Sykes, piano

Frank LaRocca: Secret Thoughts for solo cello (1986)

Gérard Condé: Il était une fois pour violoncelliste raconteur (1977)

Oliver Messiaen: Louange à l’Éternité de Jésus
     from Quatuor pour la fin du temps (1941)

Jeffrey Sykes, piano

- Intermission -

Stephen Coxe: Slow Wind (for Roger), version for solo cello (2022) [World Premiere]
written for Jean-Michel Fonteneau

Johann Sebastian Bach: Chaconne from Violin Partita in D Minor, BWV 1004 (1717)
arranged for four cellos by Laszlo Varga

Jean-Michel Fonteneau, cello 1
Starla Breshears, cello 2
Matthew Linaman, cello 3
Elmer Carter III, cello 4

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About SFCM’s Cello Department

Opportunity awaits you as a cellist at SFCM. Part of SFCM’s comprehensive strings program, the cello department has a studio of about 29 students, all honing their craft with the guidance of four dedicated faculty members. Students can perform with resident ensembles such as the Conservatory Orchestra and chamber groups from the baroque to the contemporary, as well as enter the annual String Concerto Competition.


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