2023-2024 Season

Six Great Concerts in Sebastopol and Occidental for Our

44th Season

Local, National, and International, World-Class Musicians

Destiny Muhammud Trio and Chloe Tula – Nov 4
Amit Peled – Jan 21
Agave Ensemble – Feb 9
Miró Quartet – Mar 1
Special Benefit Performance in April – Announcement Soon
Quinteto Latino – May 17

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Destiny Muhammad Trio and Chloe Tula

Sat, Nov 4, 2023, 7:00pm
Community Church of Sebastopol

“Destiny Muhammad is masterful, an exploratory musician who builds on the legacy of pioneering Jazz Harpists like Dorothy Ashby and Alice Coltrane.” – SFJazz

Chloe Tula is the former Principal Harpist of the Omaha Symphony Orchestra and the New World Symphony. Florida Classical Review declares, ”…substantial cadenza, charged with vigor by Tula, resounded especially vividly … Tula’s harp line sparkled … her precision and verve were manifest.”

Paul Hindemith, Harp Sonata, Tonal Centers in: A flat, G flat, and F flat, 1. Mäßig Schnell, 2. Lebhaft, 3. Lied: Ihr Freunde Hänget (L. H. Chr. Hölty) – Sehr Langsam

J.S. Bach, Prelude and Fugue in F minor, from “The Well-Tempered Clavier”, Book 2 No. 11, BWV 881
Marcel Grandjany, Rhapsodie
Alexander Scriabin, Prelude for the Left Hand, Op. 9, No. 1
Carlos Salzedo, Chanson dans la Nuit (Song in the Night)

Jollity, Dorothy Jean Thomas Ashby

Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing, J. Rosamond  Johnson & James Weldon Johnson (lyrics)

GDUBS Livery, Destiny Muhammad

Coltrane – A Sonic Reflection Evoking the Spiritual Soundscape of Alice Lucille McLeod Coltrane, Destiny Muhammad

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Amit Peled

Sun, Jan 21, 2024, 3:00pm
Community Church of Sebastopol

Praised by Stradmagazine and The New York Times, internationally renowned cellist Amit Peled is acclaimed as one of the most exciting and virtuosic instrumentalists on the concert stage today. Having performed in many of the world’s most prestigious venues, including Carnegie Hall – he returns to The Redwood Arts Council for another performance.

Amit Peled Performs with Pianist, Peter Miyamoto

Program: “American Landscape”, Music for Cello and Piano by American Composers

– George Gershwin: Three Preludes for Cello and Piano
– Florence Price: Adagio for Cello and Piano
– Traditional Spiritual: “Motherless Child”
– Aaron Copland: Waltz and Celebration
– Samuel Barber: Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op. 6
– Victor Herbert: Concerto Number 2

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Agave Ensemble

Fri, Feb 9, 2024, 7:00pm
Occidental Center for the Arts

Following the release of AGAVE: In Her Hands, a collaboration with soprano Michele Kennedy, GRAMMY®-nominated AGAVE presents a century-hopping program of instrumental chamber music by women composers.

The program features the only string quartet by Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, chamber music by the amazing late-romantic Croatian composer Dora Pejačević, and works spanning four centuries by Claudia Rusca, Isabella Leonarda, Elisabeth Claude Jacquet de la Guerre, Clara Schumann, Catharina Josepha Pratten, Avril Coleridge-Taylor, Florence Price, and Margaret Bonds, including several of AGAVE’s own arrangements.

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Miró Quartet

Fri, Mar 1, 2024, 7:00pm
Community Church of Sebastopol

Daniel Ching, violin
William Fedkenheuer, violin
John Largess, viola
Joshua Gindele, cello

Haydn: Quartet in G major, Op. 77, No. 1

Caroline Shaw: Microfictions, Volume 1 (commissioned for the Miró Quartet)

Brahms: Quartet No. 1 in C minor, Op. 51, No. 1

“The ensemble played with lithe tempos and lean textures, beautifully balancing cool refinement and intense expressivity.” —Anthony Tommasini, The New York Times

One of America’s most celebrated and dedicated string quartets, the Miró Quartet has been performing to sold out houses in the world’s most prestigious concert halls since 1995. First prize winner in both the Banff International String Quartet Competition and the Naumberg Chamber Music Competition, they have released nine recordings and an Emmy Award-winning multimedia project titled “Transcendence.” This program includes Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 14, Op. 131, the piece around which the 2012 film “A Late Quartet” was based.

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Special Performances In Late March/April of 2024

Announcement Coming Soon with More Information

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Quinteto Latino

Fri, May 17, 7:00pm
Community Church of Sebastopol

Armando Castellano – French Horn

Diane Grubbe – Flute

Leslie Tagorda – Clarinet

Jamael Smith – Bassoon

Kyle Bruckmann – Oboe

, Paquito D’Rivera
Egregores, Marcus Siqueira
Mambo, Eugenio Toussaint
Mitos: Suite Dramática para Quinteto de Vientos, 1. Tunda, 2. Chullpa, 3. Nguruvilu 4. Alicanto, Gabriela Lena Frank

El Recreo, La Cumbia, Los Vikings, y Otras Miniaturas, Op. 74, Paul Desenne
The Spanglish Dances, Victor Márquez-Barrios
Libertango, Astor Piazzolla

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