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Craig Reiss and the Eos Ensemble – May 18, 2013

Beethoven Septet in E-flatStravinsky LHistoire du soldatJose Gonzalez Granero new commissioned workThe Eos Ensemble, founded by San Francisco Opera violinist Craig Reiss, has been delighting audiences throughout Northern California with their innovative concerts of wide ranging musical styles and instrumental combinations. This concert celebrates the group’s 10 year anniversary with a program highlighting the virtuosic principal wind and brass players of the San Francisco Opera and includes Stravinsky’s masterpiece The Soldiers Tale, narrated by tenor Matthew ONeill and danced by San Francisco Ballets Kimberly Braylock to original choreography by Muriel Maffre. Beethoven’s Septet in E-flat, and a newly commissioned work by Jose Gonzalez Granero, composer and Principal Clarinet of the San Francisco Opera, round out this exciting evening. The Eos Ensemble was recently featured on the nationally syndicated radio program West Coast Live and San Francisco Classical Voice said, “They played with a rich tone and a graceful sense of phrasing…”

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