Sfmf 10th Anniversary Concert

Saturday, January 26, 2013 7:30 p.m.
Caroline Hume Concert Hall
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
50 Oak Street, San Francisco

The program featured highlights from past Salkind Festivals with performances by sfmf founders, The Angelo Piano Duo, Salkind Festival artists, The ZOFO Duet, sfmf Alumni, The Kepska Duo and selected sfmf young artists.


Theme: A Parisian Fete - Featuring piano duo music from Paris 1870-1925 and a celebration of Claude Debussy's 150th anniversary.
Venue: San Francisco Conservatory of Music

July 5:  Concert Series I: Opening Gala Concert - "Late Romanticism in Paris" (1870 -1900)

8:00 p.m., Concert Hall, SFCM
Program: Bizet - Carmen Fantasy - Anderson & Roe; 
Saint-Saens - Dance Macabre - Firenze Duo; Debussy - Symphony in b - Bergmann Duo;
Debussy - Petite Suite - Duo Turgeon; Dukas - Sorcerer’s Apprentice - ZOFO Duet
Saint-Saens - Carnival of the Animals - a showcase of Salkind Festival duos performing Saint-Saens’ Zoological Fantasy for 2 pianos & chamber ensemble with verses by Ogden Nash.
Guest artists: Narrator: Appo Jabarian; Cathy Allen -cello; Don Baker - percussion; Heghine Boloyan - violin; David Bowes - viola; Richard Mathias - clarinet; Zachary Ostroff - double bass; Noah Strick - violin; Lenore Warkentin - flute

July 6:  Concert Series II: "Impressionism & Beyond" (1900 -1925)

8:00 p.m., Concert Hall, SFCM 
Program: A musical tribute to Debussy honoring his 150th anniversary plus highlights of piano duo music of Paris in the first two decades of the 20th Century.
Debussy - Ravel – Satie - Milhaud
Debussy - Nocturnes - Nuages & Fetes - (Ravel arr. for 2 pianos) - Bergmann Duo;
Debussy - La Mer (Caplet arr. 2 pianos, 6 hands) - Duo Turgeon & Raffi Kharajanyan;
Debussy - En Blanc et Noir - Angelo Piano Duo;
Ravel - Rapsodie Espagnole - Bergmann Duo; Ravel - La Valse - Anderson & Roe

Satie - Cinema - Firenze Duo; Milhaud - Le Boeuf sur le toit - ZOFO Duet

July 7:  Concert Series III: Salkind Young Performers Concert

2:00 p.m. Concert Hall, SFCM
Featuring a selection of young piano duos from the Salkind Junior Festival


July 7:   Concert Series IV: Dance Program “La Musique et la Danse”

Presented in collaboration with The Mark Foehringer Dance Project
2:00 p.m. Concert Hall, SFCM
Inspired by the Parisian tradition of composers and choreographers collaborating on performance projects, this concert will feature performances of works by Debussy and Darius Milhaud with choreography by Mark Foehringer.
Program: Debussy- Nuages - Bergmann Duo, 2 pianos with 3 dancers
Debussy - La Cathedrale Engloutie - Raffi Kharajanyan, piano with 2 dancers
Milhaud - Le Boeuf sur le toit - ZOFO Duet; piano duo with 8 dancers

July 7:  Concert Series V: Closing Concert 

8:00 p.m. Concert Hall, SFCM
1812-1912-2012 "From Thalberg to Bergmann"
A showcase of music and composers with a connection to 1812-1912-2012


1812: Thalberg - Grand Duo on Bellini’s “Beatrice di Tenda” - Firenze Duo
1912: Paris - Ravel - Daphnis & Chloe - Duo Turgeon
1912: Paris - Stravinsky - The Rite of Spring - Anderson & Roe
1912: A musical collage of composers born in 1912: Nancarrow - Sonatina - ZOFO Duet;
Guastavino - Bailecito; Cage - Experiences I - Kharajanyan-Angelo Duo; Francaix - Huit Exotic Dances - Duo Turgeon
2012: Premiere - Cables-Alessandrini - Variations on “Lullaby” by George Cables - Angelo Piano Duo
2012: Premiere - Cables-Munson - My Muse - Angelo Duo
2012: World Premiere - Marcel Bergmann - Fantasy on Themes from Rossini’s “La Cenerentola” - Bergmann Duo


Salon Series -Osher Salon 

July 5: Salon Series: Parisian Musical Society
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Program 1: "Societe nationale de Musique"

Societe Nationale de Musique - founded in 1871 by Camille Saint-Saens

Program: Bizet - Jeux d’enfants - Bergmann Duo; Chabrier - Cortege burlesque - ZOFO Duet;
Saint-Saens - Feuillet d’album; Chabrier - Espana - Vija Norkvesta & Libby Kardontchik;
Faure - Dolly Suite - Bergmann Duo; Debussy - Prelude a l’apres-midi d’un faune - Firenze Duo

July 6: Salon Series: Lecture/Seminar/Masterclasses

Program 2:  "Claude Debussy's Music & Influence"
2:00 p.m. Scott Foglesong
3:00 p.m. Masterclass with The Bergmann Duo
4:00 p.m. Masterclass with Duo Turgeon

July 6: Salon Series: Parisian Musical Society

6:00 - 7: 00 p.m.

Program 3: "Societe musicale independante"

Societe Musicale Independante - founded in 1910 by Faure & Ravel

Program: Ravel - Ma Mere L’’oye - Firenze Duo; 
Debussy - Ephigraphes Antique - ZOFO Duet; 
Satie - Selections from 1913 - Anderson & Roe

7:00 p.m. Pre-concert talk – Claude Debussy - Scott Foglesong

July 7: Masterclass with Anderson & Roe

10:00 a.m. Osher Salon, SFCM

July 7: Salon Series: Virtuoso – Film screening

11:00 a.m. Program 4: The Olga Samaroff Story
Producer, Donna Kline will give a short lecture on the documentary about the
legendary American pianist, Lucy Hickenlooper of the early 1900’s.


July 7: Salon Series: Salkind Society

6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Program 5: A Tribute to the Salkind Duo & New Work Commissions
Salkind Society - founded in 2012 by Sfmf to premiere 3 new works for the 2012 Salkind Festival.
The Salkind Society will introduce the three commissioned works to be premiered at the 2012 Closing Concert of the Festival:
2 concert arrangements of jazz composer, George Cables - Variations on “Lullaby” by George Cables for piano 4-hands by Rodolfo Alessandrini (Firenze Duo) My Muse for 2 pianos by Bruce Munson - Angelo Duo; 
Marcel Bergmann - Fantasy on Themes from Rossini’s “La Cenerentola” - Bergmann Duo


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