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|DATE / TIME||EVENTS / INDUSTRY||LOCATION|
|Sep 30, 2018-|
Sep 30, 2018
07:30PM - 09:30PM
|The Birth of Venus|
ECHO Chamber Orchestra presents music of Mozart, Weber, and Respighi on 9/30 in San Anselmo.
ECHO Chamber Orchestra is excited to announce the first concert of their 2018/2019 season entitled The Birth of Venus. The program will feature three programmatic works inspired variously by art, people, and one’s own journey through life. Mozart’s Symphony No. 41 in C major, “Jupiter,” gained inspiration from the latter. As this is Mozart’s last symphony, it gives the audience an image of the classical period in its entirety. Especially near the end of the piece, the grandeur is created by a multitude of melodies that not only references Bach’s famous counterpoint but also foreshadows the coming Romantic period.
Carl Maria Von Weber’s Concertino in E flat Major was composed in 1811 for his friend and clarinetist, Heinrich Baermann. Our soloist Dan Ferreira first performed this piece nearly 15 years ago and is excited to share his newfound interpretation full of bravura, passion, and brilliance after recently attending a chamber music intensive workshop in New York.
Ottorino Respighi, known for larger orchestrated works, composed Botticelli Triptych for a smaller chamber orchestra. Not to worry, the piece does not lose any of the Respighi charm and the three Sandro Botticelli paintings Respighi used for inspiration can be both vividly seen and heard.
Sunday, September 30, 7:30 PM
First Presbyterian San Anselmo, 72 Kensington Rd 94960
Contact Tyler Graves, 415-300-7962
Reception follows concert.
Dan Ferreira, clarinetist, is a freelance musician in the San Francisco Bay Area and founding member of ECHO. He has performed with the San Francisco Symphony, Oakland Symphony, Berkeley Symphony, and many other professional orchestras throughout the region. Recent performances include Mozart\\\'s "Kegelstatt" Trio K. 498 and Weber\\\'s Concertino Op. 26 in Gilbertsville, New York. In addition to his busy performance schedule, Dan held the position of Assistant Music Librarian with the San Francisco Symphony from July 2011 to March 2017. Dan has since followed his passion for food into a second career as an artisan bread baker at M.H. Bread and Butter in San Anselmo. His natural craftsmanship and artistic sensibilities inspire unique and wholesome sourdough breads. When he\\\'s not in the bakery or onstage Dan enjoys spending time with his family at home in their garden and orchard.
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