Sunday, December 4, 2022 at 7:30 PM: Town Quartet with guest composer/ violinist Alisa Rose
Ilana Thomas & Michèle Walther, violins
Jacob Hansen-Joseph, viola
Lewis Patzner, cello
Alisa Rose, guest violin/composer
Formed in 2011, The Town Quartet performs weekly at the Musical Offering Café-Bistro in Berkeley and is the quartet-in-residence at CSU in Chico. Their programs feature works by living local composers. They have performed at S.F. Friends of Chamber Music at The Legion of Honor, the Opus Series in Mendocino, and as Distinguished Artists Classical Music Concert & Lecture Series in Santa Cruz.
Members of the quartet have performed in major music festivals, including Aspen, Tanglewood, Bear Valley, Schleswig-Holstein and Santa Fe Chamber Music, and are members of the Berkeley Symphony, Symphony Silicon Valley, Oakland Symphony, Opera Parallele, Musical Art Quintet, and The Climate Music Project. Additionally, members have performed with Andrea Bocelli, Nick Cave, Jethro Tull, Gloria Estefan and Joe Lovano.
Alisa Rose blurs the lines between violinist, fiddler, composer, and improviser with roots in both European classical and American folk music. She co-founded Scroggins & Rose, and the fiery duo Rosso Rose with pianist Amy Zanrosso. Performing at Carnegie Hall, Coachella, and on many international tours, she has appeared on the Tonight Show, PBS, and NPR, collaborated with indie artist Feist, and received a Grammy nomination in 2009 for her work on the album Quartet San Francisco Plays Brubeck.
The program includes Embracing Roots by Bay Area composer Alisa Rose, Inverno Porteno and Four For Tango by Astor Piazzolla, Quartet #3; Sostenuto - Like a Folk Tune by Erich Korngold, and La Follia by Corelli.
Town Quartet performs Lewis Patzner, Album track : Listen
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Because of church regulations, masks will be required indoors. Seating will be arranged for social distancing. No food or drink will be allowed in the concert hall of the church.