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San Francisco Symphony's Chamber Music Series kicks off October 29 at Davies Symphony Hall

October 2, 2017

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / OCTOBER 2, 2017
 

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY’S CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES KICKS OFF OCTOBER 29 AT DAVIES SYMPHONY HALL

SFS celebrates 15 years of partnership with the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco in the 2017–18 season, presenting four chamber music concerts at the Legion of Honor on October 22, December 3, February 18, and May 13

October 29 concert at Davies Symphony Hall features Roussel’s Divertissement, Dvořák’s Piano Quartet in E-flat major, and George Crumb’s Black Angels

2017–18 Davies Symphony Hall Chamber Music Series continues with concerts on February 4, February 25, April 15, May 6, and June 3

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—On October 29, members of the San Francisco Symphony (SFS), joined by guest pianists Britton Day and Sayaka Tanikawa present the first concert of the Davies Symphony Hall Chamber Music Series. The program opens with Roussel’s lively Divertissement, performed by Principal Flutist Tim Day, Principal Horn Robert Ward, Associate Principal E-flat Clarinet Luis Baez, oboist Russ deLuna, bassoonist  Rob Weir, and pianist Britton Day, followed by George Crumb’s Black Angels performed by violinists Yun Chu and Sarn Oliver, violist David Gaudry, and cellist David Goldblatt. Crumb completed his dark and structurally complex Black Angels in 1970, commenting that it was “conceived as a kind of parable on our troubled contemporary world.” Black Angels calls for electric string instruments, with the musicians doubling on maracas, tam-tams, and crystal goblets, and remains Crumb’s only string quartet to date. The concert concludes with Dvořák’s enchanting Piano Quartet in E-flat major featuring pianist Sayaka Tanikawa with Principal Second Violin Dan Carlson, Assistant Principal Cello Amos Yang, and violist Matthew Young.

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