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Morrison Chamber Music Center: Yehudi Menuhin Chamber Music Seminar and Festival

2014 Yehudi Menuhin Chamber Music Seminar and Festival

February 14 – 16

Celebrate the legacy of the great violinist with performances by today’s and tomorrow’s top talents.

Get Tickets for 2014 Yehudi Menuhin Chamber Music Seminar and Festival February 14 – 16

Friday, February 1, 2013 - Sunday, February 3, 2013
Photo of Yehudi Menuhin
This special event incorporates concerts and a seminar for ensembles of all ages, intensive coaching, public master classes, workshops and lessons. Performers and faculty include the Alexander String Quartet, violist and violinist Toby Appel from The Juilliard School faculty, Naumberg Prize and Irving M. Klein International String Competition winning cellist David Requiro, SF State Professor and pianist Roger Woodward and mezzo-soprano Kindra Scharich. The theme of this year's Menuhin Seminar and Festival is "The Old Song and Dance," exploring influences of the vocal and dance arts on instrumental music. Launched in 2003 to honor the great violinist Yehudi Menuhin's association with San Francisco and SF State, this event advances the belief that music has the power to create understanding and transcend differences between people. Free.
Directions: 
Creative Arts Building, Knuth Hall
Meetup: 

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Sponsor: 
May T. Morrison Chamber Music Center
Contact: 
SF State Box Office
Phone: 
415-338-2467

Menuhin 2004

2004 Menuhin participants. View more photos on Flickr.

Concerts

February 1, 8pm

  • Debussy (1862–1918): Sonata for Cello and Piano (1915) David Requiro, cello, and Roger Woodward, piano
  • Barber (1910–1981): Dover Beach, Op. 3 (1931) — after the poem by Matthew Arnold Arkadas String Quartet with Kindra Scharich, mezzo-soprano
  • Beethoven (1770–1827): String Quartet in E-flat major, Op. 74 The Harp (1809) First movement: Poco Adagio; Allegro Arkadas String Quartet
  • Murphy (1964–): Give Me Phoenix Wings to Fly (1997) Allant Trio
  • Intermission
  • Brahms (1833 – 1897): String Sextet No. 2 in G major, Op. 36 (1865) Alexander String Quartet with Toby Appel, viola, and David Requiro, cello

February 2, 8pm

  • Schumann (1810–1856): Selections from Liederkreis, Op. 39 Kindra Scharich, mezzo-soprano, and Roger Woodward, piano
  • Schumann: Piano Quintet in E-flat major, Op. 44 (1842) First movement: Allegro Brillante Arkadas String Quartet with Roger Woodward, piano
  • Schumann: Piano Quartet in E-flat major, Op. 47 (1842) Allant Trio with Toby Appel, viola
  • Intermission
  • Brahms (1833 – 1897): Zwei Gesangen, Op. 91 Gestillte Sehnsucht, D major (1884) Geistliches Wiegenlied, F major (1864) Kindra Scharich, mezzo-soprano; Paul Yarbrough, viola; and Roger Woodward, piano
  • Brahms: String Sextet No. 1 in B-flat major, Op. 18 (1860) Alexander String Quartet with Toby Appel, viola, and David Requiro, cello

February 3, 7pm

Participant ensembles and faculty perform en masse, directed by Alexander String Quartet violinist Zakarias Grafilo. Solos by Roger Woodward, piano, and Kindra Scharich, mezzo-soprano. Mendelssohn, Fauré, Shostakovich, Bach, Dvořák, Brahms, Beethoven and Schubert.

Public master classes

January 30, 4pm-5:30pm

Chamber Music Collaboration with the Voice

Arkadas String Quartet and Holloway String Quartet, with mezzo-sopranos Kindra Scharich and Gillian Eshleman, are coached by faculty artists on Barber’s Dover Beach, Op. 3, and Fauré’s La Bonne Chanson, Op. 61.

January 31, 4pm-6pm

Piano Trio and String Quartet

Allant Trio and Arkadas String Quartet are coached by faculty artists on Murphy’s Give Me Phoenix Wings To Fly and Beethoven’s String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 74, Harp.

February 2, 2pm-5:30pm

Emerging Ensembles

Trio Consonare, the Arkadas String Quartet, Allant Trio, Aleron Trio and Holloway String Quartet are coached by faculty artists.

February 3, 1pm-3pm

Young advanced ensembles

Young advanced ensembles from the Bay Area are coached by faculty artists, assisted by the seminar’s emerging ensembles.

Additional public events

February 1, 2pm-5:30pm

Open rehearsal for February 1 concert

February 2, 3:15pm-4:15pm

Music and Movement

Presentation on Bach’s Chaconne from the Violin Partita in D minor, BWV 1004, performed by Alexander String Quartet violinist Frederick Lifsitz, with dance choreographed by Assistant Profesor Ray Tadio.

Links

Press coverage

Press release

SF State’s Yehudi Menuhin Chamber Music Seminar, Festival celebrates virtuosity

The Morrison Chamber Music Center is funded, in part, by a generous gift from the May Treat Morrison Chamber Music Foundation. Additional support is provided by The Mervyn L. Brenner Foundation and Mr. Doug McLean. We are grateful to the Joyce McLean Fellowship Fund for making the seminar and festival accessible to young musicians with financial need.

All programs are subject to change.

The Morrison Chamber Music Center is supported, in part, by a generous gift from the May Treat Morrison Chamber Music Foundation.

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