Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 7:30 pm
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Amelia Romano, harp
Zachary Donaldson, guitar
Matthew Ebisuzaki, trumpet
George Frideric Handel (1685–1759)
Sonatina for Harp
Domenico Scarlatti (1685–1757)
Sonata, K. 368
Claude Debussy (1862–1918)
La fille aux cheveux de lin
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791)
from Piano Sonata No. 12 in F major – Allegro
The Beatles, arr. Leo Brouwer
She’s Leaving Home
François-Joseph Naderman (1781–1835)
Pearl Chertok (1918–1981)
Frédéric Chopin (1810–1849)
Prelude No. 4
Astor Piazzolla (1921–1992)
About the musicians
An eclectic blend of austere serenity and kinetic vibrancy, Amelia Romano takes what is known about conventional harp and surpasses every time. Pulling from her roots in the cultural hotbed of San Francisco, Amelia not only plays music from the repertoire but reprises them and creates originals. Latin American music, jazz and classical are all genres that she touches but her music defines its own path.
Currently pursuing a masters degree in classical lever harp performance at San Francisco State University, under the tutelage of pedal harp instructor, Karen Gottlieb, she finds deep satisfaction composing and arranging for her chamber music ensembles – forging new sounds and directions in the global lever harp community.
A classical guitarist currently studying at San Francisco State University, Zachary Donaldson will complete a Bachelor of Music degree in 2022. He has a deep passion for Brazilian music, performing pieces by Villa-Lobos, Garoto, and João Pernambuco. He has studied with Michael Goldberg of UC Berkeley and Marc Teicholz of the San Francisco Conservatory.
Holding a bachelor and master’s degree in classical trumpet performance from the Curtis Institute of Music and the New England Conservatory, Matthew Ebisuzaki is both a performing artist and passionate filmmaker. Raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, he continues to stay musically active as principal trumpet of the Santa Cruz Symphony and founding member of two chamber groups, Brass Over Bridges (2016-2020) and Luminance (2017-present).