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Capital University News, California State University, Sacramento
January 21, 2004
Acclaimed concert series returns
University, Sacramento will once again host some of the finest classical music
performers in the nation in its New Millennium Concert Series this spring. Launched
to celebrate the dawn of the 21st century, the series has become an annual showcase
of world-class talent. Four concerts are featured this year, all taking place
in the intimate Music Recital Hall in Capistrano Hall.
Pianist Pascal Rogé opens the series. The award-winning Decca recording
artist will perform works by Debussy and Ravel. Rogé will be joined by
fellow pianist Natsuki Fukasawa in the second half of the program, and the pair
will perform works for two pianos by Rachmaninov and Ravel. This special performance
is set for 8 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 11.
The renowned Juilliard String Quartet, a University favorite, will perform works
by Mozart and Dvorak in the second series concert. The group has released numerous
albums, including a 1994 recording of quartets by Debussy and Ravel that was
named one of the “100 Best Classical Recordings” by the Times Magazine
of London. The quartet is scheduled to perform at 8 p.m., Friday, March 12.
Described by San
Francisco Classical Voice as “profoundly moving” and
performing with a “rare blend of passion and precision,” the Chamber
Ensemble of the Pacific will perform next in the series. Schumann’s Quintet
for Piano and Strings will be featured in its concert set for 8 p.m., Wednesday,
A special Mother’s
Day event will be the closing concert of the series. Sparkling soprano Robin
Fisher and some of the Bay Area’s finest period instrument players will
present “Mother’s Day with the Bach Family.” The program will
include instrumental and vocal works by J.S. Bach and his sons, and feature a
performance of the Sixth Brandenburg Concerto. This concert is set for 8 p.m.,
Sunday, May 9.
Individual tickets for concerts in the series are $20 and $30. A subscription
to all four performances is $75, a 25 percent savings on the cost of individual
ticket purchases. Tickets are available from the CSUS Ticket office at (916)
278-4323 or Tickets.com. Media assistance is available from CSUS public affairs
at (916) 278-6156.
California State University, Sacramento Public Affairs
6000 J Street Sacramento, CA 95819-6026 (916) 278-6156