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Gwendolyn Mok & friends – June 5, 2016

Gwendolyn Mok & friends: program two
Music and the spoken word at a time of war

Diane Nicholeris, violin; David Goldblatt, cello; William Chang, cello; Jay Liu, viola; Gwendolyn Mok, piano; Robert Hass, poet

Robert Hass will be joining Pianist Gwendolyn Mok and members of the San Francisco Symphony and cellist William Chang in a performance of Schoenberg’s Ode to Napoleon. Poet Robert Hass will also offer selections of poetry about war and conflict. The concert will also feature Ravel’s Trio in a minor written during WWI when Ravel himself served as an ambulance driver. Join us in this unforgettable concert, marrying music with the spoken word.

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