Sundays @ Four Chamber Music Series
Crowden presents chamber music to the public with Sundays @ Four, our series of low-cost, informal concerts featuring distinguished chamber musicians. Artists speak about each work and share their personal observations and inspirations in these intimate concerts, then mingle with the audience in receptions after the performance.
Tickets are $18 general admission at the door, $15 seniors/students (over 18), and FREE to children ages 18 and under. Please join us for a free "Meet the Artists" reception following each concert. For more information, contact email@example.com, or join our mailing list!
All concerts take place at the wheelchair-accessible Crowden Music Center, just two blocks from the North Berkeley BART station!
David Requiro, cello
Roy Bogas, piano
Raised locally in Oakland, feted internationally, cellist David Requiro is a Crowden School alumnus and winner of some of the classical world’s most prestigious awards, including the first prizes in the Naumburg, Irving Klein, and Gaspar Cassadó International (Hachioji, Japan) competitions. Renowned pianist Roy Bogas will join Requiro in a lively evening of three cello masterworks
Felix Mendelssohn Cello Sonata No. 2 in D major, Op. 58
Sulkhan Tsintsadze Five Pieces on Folk Themes
César Franck Violin Sonata in A major (transcribed with the composer's approval for cello by Jules Delsart)
Bettina Mussumeli, violin
Susan Freier, violin
Jodi Levitz, viola
Stephen Harrison, cello
Members of the Ives Quartet hail from the faculties of Stanford University and San Francisco Conservatory of Music and are acclaimed for their passionate and precise performances. This program features pivotal works composed at creative crossroads in the lives of three composers
Joseph Haydn Quartet in F Major, Op. 50, No. 5,"The Dream"
Henry Cowell Quartet No. 4, United Quartet
Biedrich Smetana Quartet No. 1 in E Minor, "From My Life"
Wei He, violin
Karen Shinozaki Sor, violin
Aaron Requiro, viola
Eugene Sor, cello
Miles Graber, piano
The Sor Ensemble’s players are some of the Bay Area’s most beloved performers and teachers. These local favorites will serve up a special crowd-pleaser featuring Dvorák’s monumental Piano Quintet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 81. Note: Crowden faculty member Aaron Requiro will substitute for Jory Fankuchn in this performance.
J. Brahms Piano Quartet in G minor, Op. 25
A. Dvorák Piano Quintet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 81
Liana Bérubé, violin
Michelle Kwon, cello
Jeffrey LaDeur, piano
The young Delphi Trio burst onto the classical music scene just two years ago, distinguishing itself with intense performances, adventurous commissions, and a strong commitment to education. Their program pairs piano trios by Arensky and Beethoven with a Delphi-commissioned work by San Francisco-based composer Sahba Aminikia.
Sahba Aminikia Deltangi-ha (Nostalgies) (commissioned by the
Delphi Trio, 2012)
Robert Schumann Piano Trio No. 2 in F major, Op. 80
L. van Beethoven Piano Trio in E flat, Op. 70, No. 2