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Program for Sierra Ensemble

Sunday, February 6, 2022 at 4 pm

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Sierra Ensemble

Matthew Vincent, violin
Janis Lieberman, horn
Marc Steiner, piano


Charles Koechlin (1867–1950)

Quatre Petites Pièces
             Très modéré
             Allegretto quasi andantino

Lennox Berkeley (1903–1989)
Trio for Violin, Horn, and Piano
             Tema con variazioni


Johannes Brahms
Sonata in D minor for violin and piano
             Un poco presto e con sentiment
             Presto agitato

Richard Aldag (b. 1955)
Trio for Violin, French Horn, and Piano
             Molto adagio
             Vivace con energia

About the musicians

Sierra Ensemble is an innovative violin, French horn, and piano trio committed to supporting a lively chamber music environment. Performing worldwide and throughout the United States since 1998, Sierra Ensemble continues to fulfill its mission to build community locally as well as globally via composer commissions, education projects and accessible performances.

Sierra Ensemble has been awarded a CEC ArtsLink and U.S. Department of State grants for two residency programs in Turkey that took place in May and June 2013. Deeply committed to music education and development of young artists, Sierra served as Ensemble in Residence for the John Adams Young Composers Program, at the Crowden Music Center in Berkeley in 2012. Recent local performances include appearances in Berkeley at the East Bay Music Collective in January, and a free livestream concert at the Center for New Music, San Francisco in July, In addition, the American Federation of Musicians, San Francisco Local, via the Music Performance Trust Funds, sponsored Sierra Ensemble in a free livestream concert to East Bay schools in April 2021. Sierra Ensemble is currently recording Brahms’ Horn Trio. Their performance, noted for “… glowing dexterity … a first-class blend of sensitive Brahms …,” is set be released in early 2022.


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