January 30, 2007

Acclaimed concert series returns to Sacramento State

Quartet San Francisco
Quartet San Francisco

The New Millennium Concert Series opens at Sacramento State Tuesday, Feb. 20, with an 8 p.m. performance by Quartet San Francisco in the Music Recital Hall. Tango competition winners (New York, 2004) and 2007 Double Grammy nominees for their latest release, “Latigo,” Quartet San Francisco express themselves with an irresistible mixture of genre-bending world chamber music. Passionate jazz performers, playful and non-traditional in their delivery, Quartet San Francisco leaves concert-goers with a new appreciation for what can be accomplished by eight hands and sixteen strings. 

The quartet, which includes violinists Jeremy Cohen and Kayo Miki, violist Emily Onderdonk and cellist Joel Cohen, will perform an evening of Tangos and other dance music.
           
The Aulos Ensemble, an internationally acclaimed period instrument ensemble, will perform the music of J. S. Bach and other baroque masters on Sunday, March 18, at 8 p.m. in Capistrano Hall 151. The ensemble consists of flutist Christopher Krueger, oboist Marc Schachman, violinist Linda Quan, cellist Myron Lutzke, and harpsichordist Arthur Haas. Founded in 1973, The Aulos Ensemble was one of the first American "original instrument" ensembles. Aulos' groundbreaking recordings for MHS/Musicmasters have won numerous awards. Their discography, featuring sets of Bach, Handel, Telemann and Vivaldi, is unmatched by any other American group. Aulos' concerts are frequently broadcast by National Public Radio from venues such as The Frick Collection in New York, and the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Most recently, its instrumental Christmas program, "Joyeux Noel," was heard throughout the country on NPR's "Performance Today.”
           
On Thursday, April 19, the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio will be performing at 8 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall. They will perform the exquisite Brahms B Major trio as well as a work by one of the rising stars of the New Romanticism Richard Danielpour. Since making their debut as the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio at the White House for President Carter's Inauguration in January 1977, pianist Joseph Kalichstein, violinist Jaime Laredo and cellist Sharon Robinson have set the standard for performance of the piano trio literature for 27 consecutive seasons. The current season’s highlights include 30th anniversary celebrations, including the world premiere of the Danielpour Quartet commissioned for their anniversary and an anniversary concert at Carnegie Hall with guests Pinchas Zukerman and Harold Robinson. They have collaborated extensively with the Miami String Quartet and the Guarneri Quartet, allowing opportunities to explore the rich literature for strings and piano.
           
The New Millennium Series closes with the annual Faculty Gala concert on Thursday, May 10, at 8 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall. The program will feature faculty members from Sacramento State performing a variety of solo and chamber work, including flutist Laurel Zucker performing the superb “Arpeggione” Sonata and a performance by the violin virtuoso William Barbini.

Admission for the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson trio is $25 general; all other performances are $15 general. Subscriptions for the four concert series can be purchased for $60 - a $10 savings. To purchase tickets call the Sacramento State Ticket Office at (916) 278-4323 or purchase online at www.tickets.com/millennium.

For more information about the series, contact the Department of Music at (916) 278-5155 or visit www.csus.edu/music. For media assistance, contact the Public Affairs office at (916) 278-6156.

The New Millennium Series is sponsored in part by Sacramento’s Capital Public Radio, which includes KXPR and KXJZ.