(CANCELLED) Sibling Rivalry: An Exploration of the Violin and Viola Throughout Music History
- EVT 632
- Apr 11
- 7:30 pm
No Registration Required
Join San Francisco Opera Orchestra Concertmaster Kay Stern and San Francisco Chamber Orchestra Music Director Ben Simon in a wide-ranging program featuring violin/viola duets from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Contemporary eras. Lesser-known masterpieces by Telemann, Mozart, Rolla, and Martinů will be performed by two of the Bay Area’s best chamber musicians. Historical and scientific context will be shared as well as plenty of viola jokes.
Ben Simon, Violist; Music Director, San Francisco Chamber Orchestra (SFCO) Ben Simon is in his 18th season as music director of the SFCO. Simon, a violist, puts down his baton to join his fellow SFCO All-Stars for select performances. He is also the music director of the award-winning youth ensemble Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra. Simon has been teaching Continuing Studies courses since 1996, and has organized popular events featuring the music of Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Bartók, Schubert, Bernstein, Mozart, and Mendelssohn.
Kay Stern, Violinist; Concertmaster, San Francisco Opera Orchestra Kay Stern has been a faculty member at the Cleveland Institute of Music, the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and the University of San Francisco. As a founding member and the original first violinist of the Lark Quartet, she performed and taught master classes throughout the US, Europe, and Asia. Stern’s concerto and chamber music recordings can be heard on the Philips, Nonesuch, Innova, MusicMasters, Koch International, and Gramavision labels.
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