Mendelssohn and New Voices 

 Eric Zivian, Left Coast musician at the piano

Eric Zivian, Left Coast musician at the piano

Sean Varah • Piano Trio WORLD PREMIERE
Craig Walsh • Neshanic Wanes
Jeremy Podgursky • Nonsense and Sorcery ?%#*!
Felix Mendelssohn • Piano Trio in D Minor, Op. 49

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Reviewing Mendelssohn’s D Minor Piano Trio, the composer Robert Schumann praised his colleague to the skies: “He is the Mozart of the 19th century, the most brilliant of musicians, the one who most clearly perceives the contradictions of the age, and the first to reconcile them.” Hearing this piece, a work both energetic and lyrical, it is easy to understand why it delighted Schumann and has continued to enchant audiences in ensuing decades.  Contemporary works by Craig Walsh, Jeremy Podgursky and Sean Varah provide brilliant 21st century perspectives on the piano trio.

Doors open an hour before concerts. Open seating. 

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MILL VALLEY 
142 Throckmorton Theatre 
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Sunday, March 20, 2016 7PM  

SAN FRANCISCO 
SF Conservatory of Music
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Tuesday, March 22, 2016 8PM 

BERKELEY
Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, 17 Gauss Way
Thursday, March 24, 2016 5:15pm

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 Sean Varah, composer

Sean Varah, composer

 Anna Presler (violin), Eric Zivian (piano), Tanya Tomkins (cello) by Lydia Chen

Anna Presler (violin), Eric Zivian (piano), Tanya Tomkins (cello) by Lydia Chen

 composer Jeremy Podgursky

composer Jeremy Podgursky

photo credit (banner): Marion Rabl