Monday, April 07, 2014

  San Francisco Rising Stars at HSU 

 San Francisco’s popular Farallon Quintet showcases the clarinet of rising star Natalie Parker in concert at HSU on Monday April 7. 

 Principal clarinet with the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra and performer with the San Francisco Symphony, Natalie Parker co-founded the Farallon Quintet in 2012. “Come hear one of the Bay Area's most sought after musicians,” counsels one of the Quintet’s violinists, Matthew Oshida. “ She’s an up-and-coming clarinetist who may not be local to California for much longer.” 

 The other members of the Quintet are Elizabeth Prior (viola), Jonah Kim (cello) and Dan Flanagan (violin.) Appearing at HSU will be guest first violinist Emanuela Nikiforova. 

 The program to be performed at HSU called "The Virtuosic Clarinet" includes works by Mozart and Carl von Weber, plus some lesser known pieces written for this unique combination of instruments: a string quartet plus virtuoso clarinet.

 These include works by 19th century virtuoso clarinetist and composer Heinrich Baermann and 19th century conductor and composer Louis Spohr. Baermann, Spohr and von Weber are all known for their clarinet compositions. 

The Farallon Quintet website contains videos and more information on the ensemble.

 The Farallon Quintet performs a Guest Artists concert on Monday April 7 in the Fulkerson Recital Hall at HSU. Tickets are $10/$5 students and seniors, from the HSU Ticket Office (826-3928) or at the door. Produced by HSU Music department.

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