series features top performers in intimate setting
area residents have an opportunity to hear world-class performers in a small,
intimate setting during this spring's New Millennium Concert Series at California
State University, Sacramento. All concerts will be in the Music Recital Hall in
The series features four concerts, including the Guarneri
String Quartet, who subscription ticketholders can meet at a special post-concert
The Guarneri String Quartet is widely recognized as one of
the top string quartets in the world. They've performed around the world since
their founding in 1964. They will perform at 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 8.
series begins with a program to include baroque and romantic favorites by several
of the region's most popular performers - Claudia Kitka (soprano), Lorna Peters
(harpsichord), William Barbini (violin), Deborah Pittman (clarinet) and Dan Kennedy
(percussion), as well as a special appearance by the CSUS Faculty Brass Ensemble.
The performance will be at 8 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 9.
second concert will feature the dynamic violinist Ian Swensen and internationally-acclaimed
pianist Gil Kalish. Swensen, who recently joined the CSUS faculty, is one of the
few musicians to have been awarded top prize in both the International Violin
Competition and the International Chamber Music Competition of the prestigious
Walter W. Naumburg Foundation. Kalish was a member of the Boston Symphony Chamber
Players and director of the Tanglewood Music Festival for nearly 30 years, and
has appeared with many of the world's finest musicians, including the Juilliard
String Quartet and Dawn Upshaw. They will perform at 8 p.m., Sunday, March 16.
The series concludes with Richard Stoltzman (clarinet) and Lukas Foss (composer/piano).
This "European Connection" concert brings together two of the world's
most sought-after performers in a rare visit to the West Coast. They will perform
at 8 p.m., Saturday, May 3.
Individual concert tickets are available for
$15 to $25. A subscription for all four concerts is $60, and includes a post-concert
reception with the Guarneri String Quartet. Tickets are available from the CSUS
Ticket Office at (916) 278-4323. Media assistance is available from CSUS public
affairs at (916) 278-6156.