Introducing Bay Area Mix! KDFC has created a new show that highlights our outstanding Bay Area groups. KDFC arts producer, Jeffrey Freymann and Ray White team up to share with you the immediacy of the many live performances that are going on all around us in a relaxed and fun way.
Sunday, September 21, 8pm
We'll hear from from this summer's Ojai North! Festival with a performance by pianist Jeremy Denk that combines the music of Janacek and Schubert; Cappella SF has a pair of contemporary choral works; Cypress String Quartet will play some of their namesake pieces by Antonin Dvorak; and a Fantasy for flute and Orchestra by Gabriel Fauré played by the Vallejo Symphony and soloist Melanie Keller.
Fauré: Fantaisie for Flute and Orchestra in E minor, Op. 79
Vallejo Symphony, David Ramadanoff; Melanie Keller, flute
Janacek: On an Overgrown Path (selections)
Franz Schubert: Dances
Jeremy Denk, piano (Ojai North! Festival 2014)
Dvorak: Cypresses (#8, 7, 11)
Cypress String Quartet
Eric Whitacre: Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine
David Conte: O Sun
Cappella SF, Ragnar Bohlin
Sunday, July 20, 8pm
We celebrate the summer festival season this week, with performances from last year's Music@Menlo and Midsummer Mozart festivals (both of which are underway this weekend with new programs) - plus the way the Santa Rosa Symphony began its special benefit concert at the end of the season (a concert which featured the return of Music Director Emeritus Jeffrey Kahane as piano soloist in a pair of concertos.) You can stream the show beginning at midnight on Sunday, July 20 by going to our on-demand page.
Weber: Overture to Oberon
Santa Rosa Symphony, Bruno Ferrandis
Schumann: Andante and Variations for Two Pianos, Two Cellos, and Horn
Music@Menlo (Concert 1, 2013) Derek Han, Gloria Chien (piano); David Finckel, Laurence Lesser (cello); Kevin Rivard (horn)
Mozart: Wind Serenade in C Minor, K. 388
Midsummer Mozart Festival (Concert from July 19, 2013)
Sunday, May 18, 8pm
On the next Bay Area Mix, a Brahms motet from the new choir called Cappella SF; the Peninsula Symphony and soloist Taylor Eigsti play a jazzy Rhapsody in Blue, some late Haydn from the St. Lawrence String Quartet, and some sprightly works from the 17th Century by Voices of Music. You'll be able to stream the show here beginning midnight Sunday, May 18.
Brahms: Warum ist das Licht Gegeben (Motet, Opus 74)
Cappella SF, Ragnar Bohlin
Haydn: String Quartet in D, Op. 71, No. 2
St. Lawrence String Quartet in a Stanford Live performance
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
Peninsula Symphony, Mitchell Sardou-Klein
Taylor Eigsti, piano
Playford: Paul's Steeple
Voices of Music
Sunday, March 16, 8pm
On this edition of Bay Area Mix, Suite for Lower Strings... Bach-inspired music by Clarice Assad as played by the New Century Chamber Orchestra; a Monteverdi motet by Chanticleer, "Stabat Virgo Maria" from their Serenissima concert at Mission Dolores Basilica; and Joana Carneiro and Berkeley Symphony play Sergei Rachmaninoff's Symphonic Dances. Follow the links to get more information about New Century Chamber Orchestra and Chanticleer's upcoming performances together from the 20th to the 25th of March, and to see Berkeley Symphony's upcoming schedule.
Sunday, January 19, 8pm
Tune in Sunday, January 19, 8pm for the next installment of Bay Area Mix, when the Santa Rosa Symphony and conductor Bruno Ferrandis play Alberto Ginastera's ballet suite Estancia, then the California Symphony and Donato Cabrera (in his 'audition' concert from this Spring, before being named Music Director) play Prokofiev's Symphony No. 5.
Sunday, November 17, 8pm
Tune in Sunday, November 17, 8pm for the second installment of Bay Area Mix featuring Marin Symphony and Quartet San Francisco playing the world premiere of Jeremy Cohen’s Concerto Carnevale for String Quartet and Orchestra. Also, Valinor Winds performs with Benjamin Britten’s Movement for Wind Sextet - part of the “A Britten Celebration” concert presented by Curious Flights. And you'll hear New Century Chamber Orchestra play Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll.
Sunday, September 15, 8pm
Our first show included a Berkeley Symphony performance of Beethoven’s Seventh, plus a few selections from Chanticleer’s last concert of this past season (the “Serenissima” program of Venetian Renaissance works) and a Handel curtain raiser by the New Century Chamber Orchestra.