Farallon Quintet

Friday, September 15, 2017

7:00pm - 8:30pm



Photo: Grant Goya



Andrew Sandwick, clarinet • Rebecca Jackson, violin • Matthew Oshida, violin • Elizabeth Prior, viola • Eric Gaenslen, cello





Popular Spanish Songs (selections)

Manuel de Falla (1889-1946), arr. Jose Gonzalez Granero

I. El Paño Moruno

II. Nana

III. Jota


Citizen 13660 - Vignettes

Chad Cannon (b. 1985)

I. "We were outnumbered."

II. "The wind was playing havoc with the fine dust particles."

III. "Trying to forget...just staring up at the sky."

IV. "Rumors: ...the San Francisco Bay Bridge had been blown up."

V. "The clanging of thirty-six makeshift iron bells."

VI. "We were close to freedom and yet far from it."

VII. "A memorial service to honor a Japanese American soldier."

VIII. "There was only the desert now."


*Commissioned by the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition at Brigham Young University




Autumn Song for Clarinet and String Quartet

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893), arr. Toru Takemitsu


Quintet in A Major for Clarinet and Strings, K. 581

I. Allegro

II. Larghetto

III. Menuetto

IV. Allegretto con variazioni

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)




The Farallon Quintet, founded in the summer of 2012, is a dynamic Bay Area ensemble and the only professional chamber music group focused exclusively on the clarinet quintet string quartet plus clarinet repertoire. In addition to playing the classics, the quintet seeks to perform rarely heard works, innovative arrangements, and new music by living composers. The quintet is made up of leading Bay Area musicians who are principal players in such orchestras as the San Francisco Ballet, Santa Rosa Symphony, Marin Symphony, Berkeley Symphony, Fremont Symphony, Modesto Symphony, and the Sacramento Philharmonic. As an ensemble, the quintet received a grant from San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music to record and release their debut album and was recently awarded a Barlow Grant to commission composer Chad Cannons first clarinet quintet. Their 2014-15 season consisted of over 20 performances throughout Northern California, sextet collaborations with pianist Jon Nakamatsu, and several new music commissions for composers including Shafer Mahoney and Peter Josheff.



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