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The Bernal Hill Players – April 19, 2015

Franz Danzi Sinfonia Concertante, Op. 41Louise Farrenc Trio for Piano, Flute, and ‘Cello, Op. 45Nino Rota Trio for Clarinet, ‘Cello, and PianoRussell Peterson Sonata No. 1Miguel del Águila SeducciónEduardo Gamboa Compón CortitoA diverse selection of pieces for different instrumental combinations, including an elegant German Classical Sinfonia by Franz Danzi, a magnificent French Romantic flute trio by Louise Farrenc, a Fellini-esque Italian clarinet trio by Nino Rota, an Indian and jazz-influenced woodwind duo by Russell Peterson, and dynamically rhythmic Latin American compositions by Eduardo Gamboa and Miguel del Águila. The Bernal Hill Players is an eclectic chamber music group from San Francisco whose three core members play clarinet, flute, voice and piano, with frequent guest artists on cello. Their fascinatingly diverse repertoire includes European classics, Latin American discoveries, and newly commissioned pieces from both North and South America. For their 2014-15 season they are performing two programs of duos, trios and quartets at venues throughout the Bay Area. This will be followed by an exciting 2015-16 season of new commissions by San Francisco composer Beth Custer and Mexico City composer Gabriela Ortiz. The Bernal Hill Players have been playing concerts since 2008 throughout the Bay Area and Mexico City, have commissioned several pieces by Bay Area and Mexican composers, and have produced a CD entitled Neighborhoods of San Francisco. Their mission is to play a wide and rich repertoire, to commission new works, to explore connections between classical and folk genres, and to use chamber music as a way of both celebrating local community and creating cross-cultural musical connections.

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