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Saul Richmond-Rakerd

Musician


San Francisco, CA
Cello
41 Played at 41 groupmuses!

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Upcoming groupmuses

Brahms and Mendelssohn Trios!

  • Saturday, December 7, 2019, at 7:30 PM
  • Kensington, CA

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I didn't initially study music in college, but couldn't shake the music bug once I finished up. I went on to study and play music for 2 years in Italy at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole and with the Orchestra Giovanile Italiana, and completed my Master's in Music from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. I play mostly classical repertoire, and greatly enjoy a variety of settings, from solo to orchestral to chamber, but also play many other genres - wherever a cello can fit in!

Traditional Repertoire

Solo: Any of the Bach Suites, Gaspar Cassado's Solo Suite for Cello, Zoltan Kodaly's Solo Suite for Cello, Mark Summer's Julie-O, Gyorgy Ligeti's Solo Suite for Cello, and others

Piano/Cello Duo: Any of the vast range of Cello Sonatas, from Schubert's Arpeggione to any of the Beethoven Sonatas, Chopin or Brahms. I enjoy smaller works too, transcribed song cycles, variations, or sets of folk tunes by Schumann or Tsintsadze, there is a vast body of work to draw on in this category!

Violin/Cello Duo: Z. Kodaly Duo, M. Ravel Duo, Handel-Halvorsen Passacaglia, R. Gliere Huit Morceaux, E. Schulhoff Duo

String Trio: Beethoven Trios, Mozart Divertimenti, Schubert Trios, Dohnanyi are all good!

Piano Trio: Any from the Canon are wonderful, though I am partial to Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Dvorak, and Arensky's works - some more contemporary stuff like Cassado's trio and Schoenfield's Cafe Music are great too!

String Quartet - Here too the repertoire is vast, and I love all of it! Beethoven, Mozart, and Haydn are heavy hitters here, but I love playing quartets by Mendelssohn, Schubert, Debussy and others too - so much to choose from.

Other bigger ensemble pieces, while played a little more rarely, are great fun - like Brahms' string quintets and sextets, Tchaikovsky's Souvenir de Florence for String sextet, or any of the numerous Piano quartets and quintets by Dvorak, Schumann, Brahms and others.

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Performed groupmuses (40)

Trios in Spring!

  • Saturday, May 12, 2018, at 7:30 PM
  • Kensington, CA

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This groupmuse happened over 1 year ago

Groupmuse @ Notion

  • Friday, April 6, 2018, at 7:30 PM
  • Mission District, SF San Francisco, CA

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This groupmuse happened over 1 year ago

Two Charming Cellos

  • Saturday, February 24, 2018, at 7:00 PM
  • Dogpatch

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This groupmuse happened almost 2 years ago

Netflix and Cell(o)

  • Friday, January 19, 2018, at 8:00 PM
  • North of the Panhandle, SF

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This groupmuse happened almost 2 years ago

Schubert and More

  • Tuesday, December 19, 2017, at 7:00 PM
  • Mission District, SF San Francisco, CA

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This groupmuse happened almost 2 years ago

Hayes St Groupmuse - Cello + Violin

  • Sunday, September 24, 2017, at 5:00 PM
  • North of the Panhandle, SF San Francisco, CA

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This groupmuse happened about 2 years ago

Welcome back Groupmuse

  • Thursday, September 14, 2017, at 7:30 PM
  • Central Berkeley, Berkeley

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This groupmuse happened about 2 years ago

Beautiful Beethoven and Ardent Arensky Piano Trios!

  • Tuesday, August 8, 2017, at 6:30 PM
  • Upper Civic Center, SF

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This groupmuse happened over 2 years ago

Chilton Block Party Groupmuse!

  • Sunday, July 30, 2017, at 6:00 PM
  • South Berkeley

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This groupmuse happened over 2 years ago

Vasquez Housewarming Groupmuse

  • Sunday, July 23, 2017, at 5:00 PM
  • Forrest hill Extension

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This groupmuse happened over 2 years ago

Brahms Clarinet Quintet in Hayes Valley

  • Friday, July 21, 2017, at 7:30 PM
  • Hayes Valley

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This groupmuse happened over 2 years ago

Why Cello!

  • Saturday, June 17, 2017, at 7:30 PM
  • South of Market, SF San Francisco, CA
  • $20 tickets ($15 for supermusers}

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This groupmuse happened over 2 years ago

Romantic Cello and Piano: Chopin, Beethoven and Saint-Saëns

  • Saturday, June 10, 2017, at 6:30 PM
  • Upper Civic Center, SF

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This groupmuse happened over 2 years ago

String Trio Soirée to Round Out Your Sunday!

  • Sunday, May 7, 2017, at 6:30 PM
  • Upper Civic Center, SF

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This groupmuse happened over 2 years ago

Thalea String Quartet at the Love Nest!

  • Saturday, March 11, 2017, at 7:00 PM
  • Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA

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This groupmuse happened over 2 years ago

Bon voyage concert l'après-midi

  • Saturday, June 4, 2016, at 3:00 PM
  • Potrero Hill, SF San Francisco, CA

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This groupmuse happened over 3 years ago

Sunday Groupmuse

  • Sunday, April 10, 2016, at 4:00 PM
  • Soma, SF San Francisco, CA

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This groupmuse happened over 3 years ago

best saturday evening ever!

  • Saturday, March 5, 2016, at 8:00 PM
  • Inner Sunset, San Francisco San Francisco, CA

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This groupmuse happened almost 4 years ago

Beluga Whales on Broderick

  • Saturday, February 13, 2016, at 8:00 PM
  • Western Addition, San Francisco San Francisco, CA

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This groupmuse happened almost 4 years ago

Groupmuse on Sunday, October 11

  • Sunday, October 11, 2015, at 6:00 PM
  • Hayes Valley, San Francisco SAN FRANCISCO, CA

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This groupmuse happened about 4 years ago