Broken Consorts

 left to right: Tanya Tomkins (cello), Phyllis Kamrin (violin/viola), Andrea Plesnarski (oboe), Michael Goldberg (guitar), Michel Taddei (bass). photo by Jordan Murphy.

left to right: Tanya Tomkins (cello), Phyllis Kamrin (violin/viola), Andrea Plesnarski (oboe), Michael Goldberg (guitar), Michel Taddei (bass). photo by Jordan Murphy.

Luciano Berio • Sequenza VII for Oboe and Tuner
Gioachino Rossini • Duetto in D Major for Cello and Double Bass
Richard Chowenhill • NEW WORK for English Horn and Double Bass WORLD PREMIERE
Richard Chowenhill • Arrangements of Ancient Songs for Baritone, Oboe, Cello, and Guitar WORLD PREMIERE
George Crumb • The Ghosts of Alhambra for Baritone, Guitar and Percussion

In early English baroque music Broken Consorts were ensembles that combined contrasting instruments and voices; in a modern take on this idea, this Left Coast program presents unlikely combinations of instruments that let each voice be heard distinctly. We welcome guests Daniel Cilli and Loren Mach––who also performed in our recent opera production––for these concerts. Music includes Luciano Berio Sequenza VII (for oboe and tuner), George Crumb’s Ghosts of Alhambra (for baritone, guitar and percussion), Rossini’s duo (for cello and double bass, unobscured by higher instruments) as well as Richard Chowenhill’s new arrangements of ancient music, and a companion work by the same composer.

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Doors open an hour before concerts. Open seating. 

MILL VALLEY 
142 Throckmorton Theatre 
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Sunday, December 6, 2015 7PM  

SAN FRANCISCO 
Dennis Gallagher Arts Pavilion 
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Monday, December 7, 2015 8PM  

 Richard Chowenhill, composer

Richard Chowenhill, composer

 Daniel Cilli, baritone

Daniel Cilli, baritone

 

photo credit (banner): Graham Owen "rice paper butterflies"