INTRODUCING THE 2022-23 SEASON!

SRJC's Chamber Concert series returns to Newman Auditorium (Emeritus Hall) this season as COVID restrictions ease.   Those who are new to our series will discover that Newman Auditorium is the ideal venue for chamber music--it is intimate (only 200 seats), all seats have excellent sightlines to the stage, and the acoustics are remarkable. We are delighted to be back!

This 2022-23 season is designed to dazzle audiences with the best in chamber music.

It is our pleasure to present:

 


Parker Quartet
 

Grammy Award Winning
Parker Quartet
Friday, November 18, 2022

7:30pm
Newman Auditorium (Emeritus Hall), off of Elliott Avenue
SRJC Santa Rosa Campus, 1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa CA 

Inspiring performances, luminous sound, and exceptional musicianship are the hallmarks of the Grammy Award-winning Parker Quartet. Renowned for its dynamic interpretations and polished, expansive colors, the group has rapidly distinguished itself as one of the preeminent ensembles of its generation, dedicated purely to the sound and depth of their music.Daniel Chong, violin; Ken Hamao, violin; Jessica Bodner, viola; and Kee-Hyun Kim, cello.

Caroline Shaw, Valencia

György Ligeti, String Quartet No. 2

Beethoven, String Quartet No. 12 in E flat major, Op. 127

https://parkerquartet.com

 

Miró Quartet

Miró Quartet
Friday, December 2, 2022
7:30pm

Newman Auditorium (Emeritus Hall), off of Elliott Avenue
SRJC Santa Rosa Campus, 1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa CA 

The Miró Quartet is one of America’s most celebrated string quartets, having performed throughout the world on the most prestigious concert stages. Quartet members, Daniel Ching, violin; William Fedkenheuer, violin; John Largess, viola; and Joshua Gindele, cello, have performed a wide range of repertoire that pays homage to the legacy of the string quartet while commissioning new works and collaborating with some of today’s most important artists.

Haydn, String Quartet in B flat major, Op.64, No. 3

Kevin Puts, Home

Dvorak, String Quartet in G major, Op. 106

https://miroquartet.com

 

 

 

 


Black Oak Ensemble
 

Black Oak Ensemble
Sunday, January 22, 2023
4pm

Newman Auditorium (Emeritus Hall), off of Elliott Avenue
SRJC Santa Rosa Campus, 1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa CA 

Praised for its “insightful, committed and masterful performances” (Classics Today) and “fierce eloquence” (London Times), the Black Oak Ensemble is one of the most innovative and exciting chamber ensembles on the international stage. Violinist Desirée Ruhstrat and cellist David Cunliffe are members of the acclaimed, Grammy-nominated Lincoln Trio, and violist Aurélien Fort Pederzoli was a founding member of the ground-breaking Grammy-nominated Spektral Quartet.

Bach, Goldberg Variations
Beethoven, String Trio in C minor, Op. 9, No. 3
*
Gideon Klein, Trio for violin, viola and cello
**Henri Tomasi, Trio à cordes en forme de divertissement
Astor Piazzolla, La Calle 92
*Sándor Kuti, Serenade for String Trio
Manuel de Fall, Danse Espagnole
Vittorio Monti, Csárdás

*From Black Oak Ensemble's critically-acclaimed début CD, Silenced Voices: Music of the Holocaust

**From Black Oak Ensemble's just-released CD, "Avant forage: French String Trios," which was #1 in the Billboard Classical Charts in July 2022

https://www.blackoakensemble.com

 

 

 

 


Catalyst Quartet
 

Grammy Award Winning Catalyst Quartet
Friday, February 24, 2023
7:30pm

Newman Auditorium (Emeritus Hall), off of Elliott Avenue
SRJC Santa Rosa Campus, 1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa CA 

Hailed by The New York Times as “invariably energetic and finely burnished… playing with earthy vigor,” the Grammy Award-winning Catalyst Quartet includes Karla Donehew Perez, violin; Abi Fayette, violin; Paul Laraia, viola; and Karlos Rodriguez, cello. The ensemble believes in the unity that can be achieved through music and create their programs with this in mind, reimagining the classical music experience.

Jessie Montgomery, Strum
Germaine Tailleferre, String Quartet
Fanny Mendelssohn, String Quartet in E flat

https://catalystquartet.com

 


Kouzov Duo
 

Kouzov Duo
Sunday, March 26, 2023
4pm

Newman Auditorium (Emeritus Hall), off of Elliott Avenue
SRJC Santa Rosa Campus, 1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa CA 

Known for passionate and musical interpretations, along with diversity and versatility, the Kouzov Duo creates an inspiring concert filled with brilliant artistry. The Duo features cellist Dmitry Kouzov and pianist Yulia Fedoseeva Kouzova.

Beethoven, Sonata for Piano and Cello No. 4 in C major, Op. 102, no. 1
Bach, Suite for Solo Cello No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1008
Brahams, Sonata No. 2 for Cello and Piano in F major, Op. 99

http://www.dmitrykouzov.com


Ilya Yakushev
 

Ilya Yakushev
Friday, April 14, 2023
7:30pm

Newman Auditorium (Emeritus Hall), off of Elliott Avenue
SRJC Santa Rosa Campus, 1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa CA 

This talented pianist continues to mesmerize and astound audiences with his virtuosity. He is a past winner of the World Piano Competition and brings excellence to every performance. American Record Guide wrote, “Yakushev is one of the very best young pianists before the public today, and it doesn’t seem to matter what repertoire he plays: it is all of the highest caliber.”

Mozart, Fantasy in D minor
Beethoven, Sonata No. 17 “Tempest”
Liszt, Consolation No. 3
Rachmaninoff, Three Preludes (commemorating Rachmaninoff’s 150th birthday)
Gershwin, Rhapsody in Blue

http://www.ilyayakushev.com