concerts will take place at 8:00 on Tuesday evenings at
-- September 19, 2000
November 28, 2000
Duo Concertante --
February 6, 2001
Cypress String Quartet --
March 27, 2001
Baguette Quartette -- May
Tuesday, September 19, 2000, 8:00 p.m.
(In the Ballroom)
jazz tradition, the program will be announced by the performers.
the Soul to the Voice to the Song. The founding members
of SoVoSó came together in Bobby McFerrin's Voicestra.
SoVoSó is a highly imaginative a cappella ensemble
that sings a compelling mix of jazz, R&B, gospel, world,
pop, and improvisational music. The singers explore the
extended capability of the human voice with such elements
as groove-oriented bass lines, syncopated guitar- or horn-like
riffs, and vocal percussions, all of which support exquisite
harmonies. The ensemble is rooted in the art of circle singing,
where a framework supporting improvised solos is created
through interlocking patterns that are spontaneously composed.
SoVoSó captivates audiences with their playfulness,
humor, and unpredictability.
. . ear-boggling in its originality and harmony." --
San Jose Mercury News
leaves listeners awestruck by its vocal agility and musical
is tight, soulful, and a whole lotta fun."
-- Bobby McFerrin
Tuesday, November 28, 2000, 8:00 p.m.
(In the Members Lounge)
Martha Stoddard, flute
Dana Bauer, oboe
Karen Wells, clarinet
Carrie Weick, horn
Wendy Young, bassoon
Hadley McCarroll, piano
by Ruth Crawford-Seeger, Martin Butler, David Diamond, Irving
Fine, and local composers William Ludtke and Peter Josheff.
\schvoong-foll\ adj. : [G, Mus. (lit. "swing")]
1. Full of verve
2. Performing and enjoying contemporary music
the motto "Serving the avant-garde since 1992,"
Schwungvoll is committed to performing exclusively 20th
and 21st Century works. Schwungvoll is a diverse group of
chamber musicians, including winds, voice, strings, and
piano. Appearing in this evening's concert are woodwind
quintet, soprano, and piano, in various combinations.
review of a recent all-Webern concert, Mark Alburger wrote:
"Every gesture means something, and every meaning was
Tuesday, February 6, 2001, 8:00 p.m.
(In the Members Lounge)
Wolfgang Fetsch, piano
of Brahms, Debussy, Stravinsky, and Franck
father-daughter duo, descendants of a long line of musicians,
is superbly matched and possesses a strong sense of tradition,
exciting interpretive flair, and an impeccable grasp of
style. Ms. Felix is currently a member of the Sacramento
Opera and Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestras. Mr. Fetsch
is the former Resident Artist at the University of the Pacific
and has performed as a soloist and in recital throughout
the United States.
just play as one, elegantly, smoothly, as if a single piano-violin
were commanded by one mind, one heart."
-- Independent Coast Observer
more about Duo Concertante, go to http://CaliforniaWest.com/DuoConcertante
Cypress String Quartet
Tuesday, March 27, 2001, 8:00 p.m.
(In the Ballroom)
Tom Stone, violin
Ann Gregg, viola
Jennifer Kloetzel, cello
Cypress String Quartet has been featured in Chamber Music
Magazine as "a Generation X ensemble to watch"
and was nominated Debut Artist of the Year by National Public
Radio's Performance Today. The quartet's innovative "call
and response" programming features two quartets from
the standard repertoire, which are linked to one another
compositionally. A third quartet, inspired by the first
two, has been commissioned from emerging American composer
Cypress Quartet plays with outstanding sensitivity and depth
of musical understanding."
-- Donald Weilerstein, founding first violinist of the Cleveland
skilled Cypress ensemble delivered musical stylishness and
a healthy sense of probing."
-- Los Angeles Times
more about the Cypress String Quartet at http://www.cypressquartet.com/Entry.htm
Note: The Baguette Quartette is replacing the Balfe-Cornwell
Duo on our series, as Kathleen Balfe will be participating
in the Naumburg Competition.
Tuesday, May 22, 2001, 8:00 p.m.
In the Members Lounge
Lavault, accordion, bandoneon, and vocals
Rachel Durling, violin
Will Bernard, guitar and mandolin
Richard Trevor, string bass
café music from the 1920s to 1940s -- valses musettes,
tangos, pasos dobles, fox trots, marches and realistic songs
Odile Lavault's awesome French musette band is one of the
coolest acoustic acts in town. Faithful renditions of Parisian
cafe music from the 1920s and '30s, performed with a compelling,
enthusiastic love of the material, and plenty of sheer musical
know-how. It's different, it's great, and it's wonderful
to listen to!"
--Joe Sixpack (KALX).
more about the Baguette Quartette at http://www.well.com/~baguette
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