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March 24, 2019
April 28, 2019
May 19, 2019
All Sunday evenings at 5:30 pm.
March 24, 2019, 5:30pm
Pianist Jiyang Chen joins Robert Howard in César Franck’s monumental sonata, followed by the rarely heard cello sonata by Ysaye, who directly inspired Franck. The evening will conclude with Fauré’s second sonata. The program will allow us to explore the height of French Romanticism in music and its environs.
April 28, 2019, 5:30pm
No, not those guys! Cellists Evan Kahn and Robert Howard join forces in an eclectic range of music. From the French Baroque to Hindustani legend to 21st century New York, this program will explore the extreme versatility of the cello. Works by John Zorn, Barrière, Akshaya Tucker, and Michael Jackson.
May 19th, 2019, 5:30pm
Join SF Symphony violinist Helen Kim and host Robert Howard as they present duos by Kodaly, and Handel-Halverson, and Ysaye’s intrepid second solo sonata. Discussion will center on 19th century virtuosi and their adaptations of older music.