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Ensemble for These Times – CelesTrios – Friday, October 21 at 8 pm


Ensemble for These Times

Nanette McGuinness, soprano; Abigail Monroe, cello; Margaret Halbig, piano

with guests Mia Nardi-Huffman, violin; Otis Harriel, violin; Doug Machiz, cello

Elena Ruehr Celebration 15 (2022)
Jonathan Bailey Holland Trio (2006)
Bohuslav Martinů Piano Trio No. 2 in D minor, H. 327 (1950)
Yaz Lancaster Shed Velvet (2021)
Arthur Gottschalk selections from Beat (1998)
Tina Davidson Tremble (2013)
David Garner Piano Trio (2007)

Join us for a pre-concert talk with composer David Garner at 7:30 pm

Award-winning Bay Area contemporary chamber music group E4TT opens its 15th anniversary season with CelesTrios, featuring the premiere of Celebration 15 by Elena Ruehr; and trios by Tina Davidson, E4TT co-founder David Garner, Arthur Gottschalk, Jonathan Bailey Holland, Yaz Lancaster, and Bohuslav Martinů. E4TT will be joined by special guest violinists Otis Harriel and Mia Nardi-Huffman, and cellist Doug Machiz.

E4TT’s 2022/23 season is supported by a grant from the San Francisco Arts Commission, and sponsored, in part, by a grant from the Ross McKee Foundation. E4TT’s UPLIFT project and 2022/23 season are supported in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency. Learn more at

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