Chamber Music Day 2011 will take place on Sunday, October 16th at the de Young Museum - from mid-morning to late afternoon. On two main stages and at several other locations throughout the museum, over thirty professional small ensembles (ranging from classical music from the early baroque to living composers, to the latest avant-garde music including improvisation, to jazz and crossover-genres, to ensembles who specialize in music from different cultures) will perform throughout the day. In addition, local chamber music presenting organizations are invited to publicize their upcoming 2011-2012 seasons and attendees can learn about the extraordinary range of small ensemble concerts in and around the San Francisco Bay Area.
Admission to Chamber Music Day is free to the public.
Chamber Music Day offers musicians, local chamber music presenting organizations and audiences an unusual opportunity to gather at one venue in a casual atmosphere. Programs are presented in half-hour segments and are organized so that audience members are encouraged to move from venue to venue within the museum, enjoying a variety of musical styles and enhancing their overall experience by discovering unfamiliar repertoire, genres or ensembles.
CHAMBER MUSIC DAY . LIVE + FREE 2011 : ENCOUNTER THE UNEXPECTED
After Everything - Alexander String Quartet - BELLA Trio - Bridge Chamber Virtuosi - Nils Bultmann Duo - Cançonier - Cascada de Flores -Classical Revolution - Del Sol String Quartet - Delphi Trio - DoubleTake -DU UY Quintet - Hallifax & Jeffrey - Erik Jekabson String-tet - Kora-DidgeI Danstep - Magik*Magik Musical Petting Zoo - martha & monica -Lisa Mezzacappa's Bait & Switch - The Nice Guy Trio + strings - Nordeson Shelton - Outsound GearExplore - Quartet San Francisco - Quinteto Latino - Prasant Radhakrishnan's VidyA - Real Vocal String Quartet - Rob Reich Trio - Rootstock Percussion - RW3 - Salon97 - sfSound - Marcus Shelby Trio - Teslim - Thingamajigs DIY Musical Instrument - Ultra World X-tet - Claudia Villela Quartet - Voices of Music - Sarah Wilson Ensemble
Curated by Renee Baldocchi [de Young] , Katherine Bukstein [SFFCM] , Kevin Chen [Intersection for the Arts] , and Adam Fong [Other Minds]
"I liked the variety of composers/styles and the exposure to local music groups, some of which I know only by name. I was expecting ‘safe' and standard selections. I like the come and go aspect. Thank you." -Pilar, 27
"I've never been to a mixed genre concert like this. Piano jazz followed by Beethoven String Quartet! Do it every Sunday!" -John, 64
"The program demonstrated to me how the "traditional" chamber music nurtures and flows into all the music of the world." -anonymous, 49