Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Sun, Jan 20 2019 7:30 PM

First Presbyterian Church San Anselmo
72 Kensington Road, San Anselmo, CA

ECHO Chamber Orchestra presents “ECHO & MANA”

Sally Beamish – Chamber Concerto for Saxophone Quartet and Strings
Featuring the MANA Quartet

Belinda Reynolds – “Play” for two Marimbas and Piano

Darius Milhaud – “Saudades do Brasil”

WHEN: Sunday, January 20th, 2019 at 7:30 pm
WHERE: First Presbyterian Church, 72 Kensington Road, San Anselmo, CA
TICKETS: Preferred seating $35, General seating $25, Seniors and students $15.

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The Mana Quartet will once again share the stage with ECHO this coming January. The soaring melody, musical jousting, and dazzling virtuosity of Sally Beamish’s Chamber Concerto (2007) comprise an astonishing contribution to the still-somewhat-new catalogue of works for solo saxophone quartet and orchestra. The piece was recently given its American premiere by the Mana Quartet and the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra in 2016.

Play for two Marimbas and Piano by Belinda Reynolds, allows the performers to do exactly what the title says, play and have fun with the music. The composition draws upon the idea of creating musical themes through creating words with the 7 letter musical alphabet.

Originally written for piano, Saudades do Brasil by Darius Milhaud arranged the piece for orchestra in 1921. This exciting piece consists of an overture plus 12 exciting dance movements, with each named after a Brazialian city.

A complimentary wine reception with musicians will be held immediately following the performance.

Cost: $15-$35