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
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
- INTERMISSION -
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
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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