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Crowden's 40th Anniversary Concert
Groupmuse Night Out

Crowden's 40th Anniversary Concert

Hertz Hall

Sat, May 25, 2024 6:00 PM, EDT
(Ticket sales closed May 23, 3:00 PM EDT)

Pay what you can
Drinking policy
Don't bring your own drinks
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks provided
Wheelchair access
Wheelchair Accessible
Kid-friendly event

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Groupmuse is proud to be pairing up with a NEW presenting partner, Crowden, a SF Bay Area cultural gem renowned for their innovative and transformational programs for young people. Now in their 40th year, they're celebrating the milestone by putting on an exceptional program you won't want to miss!

The evening will be an unforgettable showcase of Crowden alumni, mentors, and friends, featuring the world premiere of Arches, a 40th anniversary commission by rising star composer Samuel Adams, performed by globally acclaimed concert artist and pedagogue Nora Chastain and Pittsburgh Symphony Concertmaster David McCarroll!

Featured artists include stunning violinist Karla Donehew Perez and her Grammy-nominated Catalyst Quartet, Menuhin Competition winner Kenneth Renshaw, Abigail Rojansky of the prestigious Verona Quartet, local favorite Friction Quartet, virtuoso pianist Audrey Vardanega, acclaimed violinist Ariana Kim, Alexander String Quartet members Sandy Wilson and David Samuel, Crowden conductors Jory Fankuchen, La Nell Martin, Benjamin Simon, and Eugene Sor, and many more.

Crowden composers with works on the program include Adams, fellow rising star Gabriella Smith, and current 16-year-old student Nicole Targosz, as well as Crowden's greatest benefactor, composer Gordon Getty.

Audience members are invited to a free post-concert reception.

This concert is family friendly, recommended for ages 8 and up, and will feature kid performers from The Crowden School.

Groupmuse tickets will be General Admission tickets (not Premium) with no assigned seating. Seating is within the GA area, first come, first served. Tickets can be picked up at will call prior to the performance.

What's the music?

World premiere!
by Samuel Adams (’00)

Octet in E-Flat Major, Op. 20
by Felix Mendelssohn

Carrot Revolution
by Gabriella Smith (’05)

Primavera Porteña (from The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires)
by Astor Piazzolla

Four Traditional Pieces by Gordon Getty
(40th Anniversary Concert Honoree)

Pizzicato Sonatina by Nicole Targosz
(16 year-old John Adams Young Composers Program student)

True Colors
by Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly

Bachianas Brasileiras No. 1 (II. Modinha)
by Heitor Villa-Lobos

Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
by Ralph Vaughan Williams (an Anne Crowden favorite)

Fiddle Faddle
by LeRoy Anderson (Crowden's traditional concert closer)


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