A special pre-concert lecture with Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho
at the SF Conservatory of Music in the Osher Salon on Monday, October 26, 2015 at 7PM.
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Eric Zivian • The Swan Takes Flight for Bass Clarinet and Piano written for Jerome Simas
Johannes Brahms • Clarinet Trio in A minor, Op. 114 written for Richard Mühlfeld
Francis Poulenc • Flute Sonata written for Jean Pierre Rampal and dedicated to Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge  
John MacCallum • NEW WORK for Flute and Cello written for Stacey Pelinka and Leighton Fong
Kaija Saariaho • Miroirs for Flute and Cello written for Camilla Hoitenga and for Anssi Karttunen
Kaija Saariaho • Sept Papillons for Cello written for Anssi Karttunen 

Kaija Saariaho will be in person at the San Francisco concert on October 26!

Sometimes a composer is inspired by the compelling voice of a particular performer. Brahms had stopped composing but was enticed out of retirement when he heard the playing of a remarkable clarinetist; Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho, who will be in town for our October 26 concert, has written many works for cellist Anssi Karttunen. Other composer/performer pairs include Eric Zivian/Jerome Simas, Francis Poulenc/Jean Pierre Rampal, John MacCallum/Stacey Pelinka. With You in Mind takes us to the intersection of composer and muse.

Doors open an hour before concerts. Open seating. 

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MILL VALLEY 
142 Throckmorton Theatre
Sunday, October 25, 2015 7PM [directions]

SAN FRANCISCO 
SF Conservatory of Music
Monday, October 26, 2015 8PM [directions]

 Stacey Pelinka photographed by Lydia Chen

Stacey Pelinka photographed by Lydia Chen

  Leighton Fong photographed by Jordan Murphy

Leighton Fong photographed by Jordan Murphy

 Eric Zivian (piano) and Jerome Simas (clarinet) photographed by Lena Zentall

Eric Zivian (piano) and Jerome Simas (clarinet) photographed by Lena Zentall

butterflies photo credit: Mookeep