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Live chamber music concerts in living rooms and other intimate spaces. They're casual and friendly, and anyone can host.
Come join us for another wonderful evening in our musical home. This time, we're delighted to host the astonishing Tin Yi Chelsea Wong, an exuberant pianist with sensitive musicality and character who brought a timeless prismatic program along with the wonderful Evan Kahn, Sam Weiser and Andrew Friedman:
O. Messiaen: Quatuor pour la fin du temps
with Andrew Friedman, clarinet
Sam Weiser, violin
Evan Kahn, cello
G. Crumb: Makrokosmos II
M. Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin
F. Schubert: Impromptu in C minor, Op. 90 No. 1
Tin Yi Chelsea Wong
Born (‘94) and raised in Hong Kong, Tin Yi Wong (Chelsea) has taken the stages of Wienersaal [Salzburg] and Isabella Gardner Museum [Boston] on multiple occasions, for performances that have included the Dutilleux Sonata, Anton Webern's Variations for piano, and George Crumb's Makrokosmos II.
An active advocate of contemporary music, Ms.Wong premiered composer Ilya Demutsky's "Skomoroshina", a work commissioned through the SFCM Hoefer Prize, choreographed and performed at SF Ballet; she is also one of the original members of Mouthscape Choir from SFCM. The versatile pianist is fluent in "free improvisation" and has appeared in the Bay Area through BeMusical, has performed in GroupMuse concerts, and has hosted the Airbnb concert series "Piano Parlor". Focusing also on extended techniques inside the piano, she invented the Harmonic Capo to expand the potential of the instrument. In her free time, she enjoys collecting rare succulents, board games, and preparing a 20-person feast.
Andrew Friedman is a San Francisco-based clarinetist, composer, and educator devoted to performing music new and old, large and small. His freelance credits include symphony, ballet, and opera institutions around the Bay Area and beyond; he is also a frequent performer at the Hot Air Music Festival and appears often on national tours with the Oakland-based classical/hip-hop fusion group Ensemble Mik Nawooj. Recorded appearances include on the From The Top radio program, the soundtrack to Christopher Coppola’s 2017 feature film Torch, and Bay Area composer Taylor Joshua Rankin’s debut album Palettes.