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Virtual Gala Celebration at Runnymede Sculpture Farm: Works for One, Two and Three Cellos
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Virtual Gala Celebration at Runnymede Sculpture Farm: Works for One, Two and Three Cellos

Sun, March 21, 2021 5:00 PM, PDT

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Widely loved for its expressive possibilities and deep resonance, the cello is an instrument of huge range and versatility. This program follows an arc anchored by the rich brown woodiness of the cello’s open G string and the famous Suite No. 1 in G Major by J.S. Bach. With the performance setting of a weathered wooden barn a natural extension of the instruments themselves, we present repertoire for one to three cellos, mainly centered around G.

This program features San Francisco Opera Principal Cellist Peter Myers, cellist and Co-Director of the Valley of the Moon Music Festival Tanya Tomkins, and 19 year-old Oakland-based cellist Nick Reeves.

The program was recorded in the barn at Runnymede Sculpture Farm in Woodside, CA, a 120 acre sculpture farm featuring over 160 sculptures.


Peter Myers
Tanya Tomkins
Nick Reeves Cello

Reena Esmail - "Varsha" (Rain)

Bach Suite for Solo Cello in G Major

Kummer Duet in G Major for Two Cellos

"Some Mornings Need Lullabies" by Aileen Chao for solo cello (commissioned by Musaics of the Bay for the Stay-at-Home Symposium)

"Weathervane" by Skyler Baysa for Three Cellos (commissioned by Musaics of the Bay for the Stay-at-Home Symposium)

Ligeti Sonata for Solo Cello

Barriere Sonata for Three Cellos


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Joseph Martin, 7 months ago

Incredibly strong program---loved both commissions. I had a meeting in NY, so with the time difference, the concert was 8-10:30pm and the meeting was 8:30pm till 9:30. Re-watching the Youtube this morning while working my way through my digital print news, the only casualty was that the Ligeti wasn't ever consciously noted---I simply heard it without realizing it while multi-tasking. That Barriere is Bach Double level of beauty! And what an experience with that videography!



Christos Vayenas Emcee
Esther Gulli
Lisa Baysa Olson
Nancy Jacobsen
Alice Galenson
Karina Epperlein
Joseph Martin
Sheri Richardson
Isaac Pastor-Chermak
Natalia Pavlova
David Harris
Kester Allen
Carla Skodinski
Milad Yousufi
Ian hinchliffe
Ragna Boynton
Murray Cohen
Darrin Lee
Timothy Myers
Eunbi Kim
Susana Aldanondo
Rachel Elson
Mikael Wagner
Isabella Rosekrans
Geoffrey W Reeves
Thomas Schirtz
Erika M. Ellison
Carol Dolezal
Melanie Yates
Meina Xu
Sharona Barzilay
Godfrey Bala
Robert Marshall
Ishmael Brown
Dean Johnson
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Anne Gray
Julie Iny
Reid Koyanagi
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Sukey Lilienthal
Kelly Taguchi
Noriko Graves
James Rosenfield
Jodi Kawasugi
Ned Macdonald
Sharon Lee
Julie Stokstad
Yvonne Jang
Aileen Chao