We’ll post a trio of upcoming events here each Monday that we think you’ll enjoy, and one will be free! Welcome to Trio!

• Chanticleer: Music of a Silent World

Chanticleer begins its season with a program called “Music of a Silent World”, with concerts in Santa Clara (23), San Francisco (24), and Sacramento (26). The repertoire, spotlighting subjects from nature, will include works by William Byrd, Heinrich Isaac, and Max Reger; a new arrangement of Majel Connery’s The Rivers are our Brothers; a new commission by Chanticleer’s composer in residence, Ayanna Woods, as well as arrangements of Tom Petty’s “Wildflowers” and “The Weather” by the band Lawrence. The Santa Clara and Sacramento concerts are at 7:30pm, and the San Francisco Concert at the Conservatory of Music’s Hume Concert Hall is Sunday afternoon at 2.

Photo of Chanticleer by Stephen K. Mack

• Berkeley Symphony Chamber Series – American Intersections

American Intersections” opens Berkeley Symphony’s Chamber Series on Sunday (24) afternoon at 4 at the Piedmont Center for the Arts. The program will open with a work by Vijay Iyer, Dig the Say, a piece for string quartet inspired by the music and performances of soul singer James Brown; then Margaret Bonds’ Credo; Molly Joyce’s work Anatomy is Destiny, for piano and violin, written just last year for players with physical disabilities, explores the possibilities within different abilities and musicalities. Source Code by Jessie Montgomery goes back to Black Spirituals and some of the personalities of the Civil Rights era to create a tone painting for quartet. They’ll end with Dvořák’s beloved String Quartet No. 12 in F Major, “American”.

Photo of Jessie Montgomery by Jiyang Chen

• FREE: Noontime Concerts – Bose Pastor Piano Duo
A piano duo by its nature is constantly communicating thoughts and emotions between the players – and that’s especially true of married duo Pia Bose and Antonio Pastor, who, as the Bose Pastor Piano Duo will be playing at Old St. Mary’s Cathedral on Tuesday (19) as part of the free Noontime Concerts series, “San Francisco’s Musical Lunch Break.” They’ll play Samuel Barber’s ballet suite Souvenirs, Carl Vine’s Sonata for Piano Four Hands, and a four-hand arrangement of Maurice Ravel’s orchestral masterpiece La Valse. They both are educators as well as performers, teaching piano performance in Geneva. Since forming in 20122, they’ve received glowing reviews for their “remarkable dexterity and subtlety.”

Photo of the Bose Pastor Piano Duo by Maurizio Giuliani