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Fri, Sep 15 2017 7:00 PM

Farallon Quintet

Andrew Sandwick, clarinet • Rebecca Jackson, violin • Matthew Oshida, violin • Elizabeth Prior, viola • Eric Gaenslen, cello


Popular Spanish Songs (selections)
Manuel de Falla (1889-1946), arr. Jose Gonzalez Granero
I. El Paño Moruno
II. Nana
III. Jota

Citizen 13660 - Vignettes
Chad Cannon (b. 1985)
I. "We were outnumbered."
II. "The wind was playing havoc with the fine dust particles."
III. "Trying to forget...just staring up at the sky."
IV. "Rumors: ...the San Francisco Bay Bridge had been blown up."
V. "The clanging of thirty-six makeshift iron bells."
VI. "We were close to freedom and yet far from it."
VII. "A memorial service to honor a Japanese American soldier."
VIII. "There was only the desert now."

*Commissioned by the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition at Brigham Young University


Autumn Song for Clarinet and String Quartet
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893), arr. Toru Takemitsu

Quintet in A Major for Clarinet and Strings, K. 581
I. Allegro
II. Larghetto
III. Menuetto
IV. Allegretto con variazioni
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

The Farallon Quintet, founded in the summer of 2012, is a dynamic Bay Area ensemble and the only professional chamber music group focused exclusively on the clarinet quintet string quartet plus clarinet repertoire. In addition to playing the classics, the quintet seeks to perform rarely heard works, innovative arrangements, and new music by living composers. The quintet is made up of leading Bay Area musicians who are principal players in such orchestras as the San Francisco Ballet, Santa Rosa Symphony, Marin Symphony, Berkeley Symphony, Fremont Symphony, Modesto Symphony, and the Sacramento Philharmonic. As an ensemble, the quintet received a grant from San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music to record and release their debut album and was recently awarded a Barlow Grant to commission composer Chad Cannons first clarinet quintet. Their 2014-15 season consisted of over 20 performances throughout Northern California, sextet collaborations with pianist Jon Nakamatsu, and several new music commissions for composers including Shafer Mahoney and Peter Josheff.

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