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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

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.

Program

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Peter Myers
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Tanya Tomkins
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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, 20 days 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!


Attendees

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Christos Vayenas Emcee
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Meina Xu
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Melanie Yates
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Carol Dolezal
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Erika M. Ellison
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Thomas Schirtz
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Geoffrey W Reeves
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Isabella Rosekrans
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Mikael Wagner
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Rachel Elson
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Susana Aldanondo
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Eunbi Kim
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Timothy Myers
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Darrin Lee
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Murray Cohen
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Ragna Boynton
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Ian hinchliffe
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Milad Yousufi
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Carla Skodinski
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Kester allen
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David Harris
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Natalia Pavlova
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Isaac Pastor-Chermak
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Sheri Richardson
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Esther Gulli
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Joseph Martin
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Karina Epperlein
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Alice Galenson
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Nancy Jacobsen
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Lisa Baysa Olson
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Aileen Chao
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Yvonne Jang
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Julie Stokstad
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Sharon Lee
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Ned Macdonald
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Jodi Kawasugi
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James Rosenfield
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Noriko Graves
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Kelly Taguchi
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Sukey Lilienthal
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Beverly baysa
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Nadine
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Reid Koyanagi
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Julie Iny
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Sharona Barzilay
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Anne Gray
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Andrea Stilllman1
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Dean Johnson
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Ishmael Brown
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Godfrey Bala
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Robert Marshall
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DRESLING LEE
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