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The Frisson Ensemble

January 22, 7:00pm • Occidental Center for the Arts

KORNGOLD: Much Ado About Nothing
BRITTEN: Phantasy Quartet for Oboe and Strings, Op. 2
FAURE: Piano Trio in D minor, Op. 120
WILLIAM GRANT STILL: Incantation and Dance
ROBERT SCHUMANN: Piano Quartet in E flat major, Op. 47

The Frisson Ensemble, an audience favorite, showcases a myriad of rarely-performed masterworks. Based in Manhattan, Frisson features the best and brightest of classical music’s rising stars, many drawn from Juilliard, Curtis and Yale. 

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Aris Quartett

February 17th, 7:00 pm
Occidental Center for the Arts

MOZART: String Quartet in C major, K. 465, “Dissonance”
MENDELSSOHN: String Quartet in F minor, Op. 80
GRIEG: String Quartet in G minor, Op. 27

Hailing from Berlin, and with its unmistakable sound, it has long been known as one of the world’s top-rank chamber music ensembles. These young and talented musicians make their first appearance with THE REDWOOD ARTS COUNCIL.

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Pacific Trio

March 24, 2 pm • Occidental Center for the Arts

BACH: Sonata in G minor
DRING: Trio for Flute, Oboe and Piano
SAINT-SANES: Oboe Sonata in D major, Op. 166
FRANK: Piece V
BERNSTEIN: West Side Story Selections
FUSION: Amazon Grace, Ashokan Farwell
ARLEN: Cavatina, Over the Rainbow

The Pacific Coast Trio brings together the radiant sounds of flute, oboe and piano with programs featuring compelling and virtuosic music. The performers have been musical friends for many years. Annually, the group gets together for concerts on the West coast featuring a wide variety of music, chat, and a bit of humor.

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The Arod Quartet

April 28, 7:00pm • Community Church of Sebastopol

HAYDN: Quartet in F minor, Op. 20, No. 5
MENDELSSOHN: Quartet in D major, Op. 44, No. 1
SCHUBERT: Quartet in D minor, D. 810, “Death and the Maiden”

Le Quatuor Arod was born in 2013 at the Conservatoire de Paris where all members studied and chose as their tutelary figure – a horse imagined by J R R Tolkien in: “The Lord of the Rings”. They are now sought for across the five continents and in the most prestigious concert halls.

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Aznavoorian Sisters

May 21, 2:00pm • Occidental Center for the Arts

BEETHOVEN: Cello Sonata No. 3 in A major, Op. 69
ARUTUNIAN: Impromptu
DEBUSSY: Cello Sonata in D minor, L. 135
KOMITAS: Tsirani Tsar (Apricot Tree), Chinar es (Plane Tree)
KHACHATURIAN, Ivan Sings
PIATIGORSKY: Variations on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 35

Sisters Ani, cellist, and Marta, pianist, are each renowned soloists and chamber musicians in their own right. They team up and are both known for their spirited playing and vast emotional reach.

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