2014-15 Adventure Series Concerts (Concluded)

Friday, October 31, 2014, 7:30 pm, Performing Arts Theater, Cuyamaca College
Quatuor Mosaïques: “Quartets by Haydn, Mozart and Schumann”

Quatuor MosaïquesWe are delighted to welcome Quatuor Mosaïques back to San Diego to open the new SDEMS Adventure Series. On this visit, the quartet, which is arguably the finest of string quartets specializing in original instrument and performances of 18th and 19th century literature, will perform Haydn’s op. 103 quartet, Mozart’s KV 421 in d-minor, and the Quartet op.41, no.3 in A, by Robert Schumann. These superb musicians, who have received several Gramophone Awards, are simply not to be missed!

“The Mosaïques proved that, although they are a ‘period’ ensemble, they are fully able to produce a full, dramatic sonority... This was a wonderfully uplifting chamber concert.” — Geof Diggines Seen and Heard International

This concert is made possible through a generous donation by Sam B. Ersan

Sunday April 26, 2015 7:30 pm, Performing Arts Theater, Cuyamaca College
The Myriad Trio: “Baroque Rethought”

Myriad TrioThe San Diego-based Myriad Trio is a unique ensemble of soloists and chamber musicians, three principal players of major symphony orchestras: Julie Smith, harp; Demarre McGill, flute; and Che-Yen Chen, viola, who have joined together to embark on a beautiful instrumental combination that we will hear in arrangements of the music of Rameau, J.S. Bach, Leclair, and Mozart.

“The Myriad Trio impressed with both their ensemble playing and with the strengths of each soloist.” —

This concert is made possible through a generous donation by Sam B. Ersan

Thursday, May 7, 2015, 7:30 pm, Performing Arts Theater, Cuyamaca College
Eric Hoeprich (clarinet) • Tanya Tomkins (cello) • Eric Zivian (fortepiano)
“19th-century Clarinet Trios”

Clarinet TriosWe can’t recall that SDEMS has ever featured the clarinet in one of its concerts – before now. A staple of classical and romantic repertoire, the period clarinet is not a typical “early music” instrument, but in the spirit of “adventure,” we know that you will enjoy a concert of trios for clarinet, cello and fortepiano by Beethoven, Glinka, Weber and Brahms. Oh, and in the Brahms, another SDEMS novelty: the Broadwood fortepiano will be abandoned in favor of a modern Steinway

“Eric Hoeprich is a fine musician, deeply knowledgeable about his instrument.” — Stanley Sadie, Gramophone

“It is not easy to give a distinctive performance of Bach’s suites for solo cello, something that makes these familiar pieces sound new. That is what baroque cellist Tanya Tomkins did...” — Washington Post

“Zivian bewitched his audience with the finery in his playing.” — Edward Ortiz San Francisco Classical Voice.