Ensemble San Francisco Season Finale
ENSEMBLE SAN FRANCISCO
Join ESF for its season finale at Herbst Theatre on Tuesday, April 16, 2019.
"A hip, unstuffy, and malleable group of high-quality chamber musicians who are dedicated to fresh programming" raves the SF Classical Voice, "Ensemble San Francisco seems welcoming, warm, and well-positioned to expand not only its repertoire of high-quality performances, but also its circle of friendship."
Ensemble San Francisco is a society of musicians committed to changing the face of chamber music and introducing new audiences to classical music through innovative and dynamic performances. With its diverse instrumentation and roster of talented performers, ESF presents a wide range of repertoire and a spirited concert experience. Additionally, ESF is dedicated to bringing world class music to schools, hospitals, homeless centers, and nursing homes, donating their time to share their love of chamber music with the community.
Shostakovich 5 Pieces
Erno Dohnanyi String Trio in C Major, op. 10
Schumann Piano Quartet
Violinist Rebecca Jackson is a 2018 KSBW Jefferson Award honoree, artistic director of Music in May, and acting member of San Francisco Ballet and Santa Fe Opera Orchestras. Believing in the power of music to heal and unite, she has performed in marginalized communities across the U.S., Ukraine, Romania, Nepal, Haiti, India, Costa Rica & Lebanon. In collaboration with her father, she is writing authorized biography of her mentor David Arben, imprisoned in Nazi death camps & former associate concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra.
Cellist Jonah Kim made his solo debut with Wolfgang Sawallisch and the Philadelphia Orchestra in 2003. He also appeared with the National Symphony Orchestra in DC where the Washington Post called him simply, "the next Yo-Yo Ma." He performs internationally in prestigious venues such as New York City’s Carnegie Hall and Merkin Hall, Wigmore Hall in London, the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, the Phillips Collection & the John F. Kennedy Center in D.C. where Post critic Anne Midgette praised, “he flirted with the line, shaped it, wrapped it around his fingers, pulled it out in a new dimension, all with practiced ease.”
The first-place winner of both the Bösendorfer International Piano Competition and the Pacific International Piano Competition, Elizabeth Schumann has won over 25 prizes and awards in other major national and international competitions. The Washington Post Magazine noted her playing as "deft, relentless, and devastatingly good—the sort of performance you experience not so much with your ears as your solar plexus."
Violist Matthew Young joined the San Francisco Symphony in 2012. Winner of a McKnight Artist Fellowship for Performing Musicians, he was also the winner of the Robert Vernon Prize for Viola Performance and was a featured soloist in Severance Hall with the CIM Orchestra. Young has been invited to be guest principal of the Vancouver and Melbourne Symphonies, and has performed with the Boston Symphony, the London Philharmonic, the Minnesota Orchestra, and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.
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