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Conservatory Concert Season Revs Up

August 20, 2013

Soprano Rebecca Plack as Poppea San Francisco Conservatory of Music's performance season opens on Sept. 6 with a special concert of compositions by alumni: Mark Ackerley '10, Ian Dicke '04, Mario Godoy '13, Joseph Stillwell '10, Kevin Villalta '13, and Frank Wallace '74. Their works will be performed by the Arden Quartet, Friction Quartet, Mobius Trio, New Keys, Valinor Winds, and others.

Conservatory faculty takes the stage for a string of concerts: In a recital peppered with discussion, soprano Rebecca Plack '03 and pianist Curt Pajer explore how Wolf, Debussy, and Schumann interpreted identical poems; Jean-Michel Fonteneau presents the Brahms cello sonatas; Ian Swensen and guests perform chamber works by Chopin, Enescu, and Beethoven.

For his faculty recital debut, baritone Daniel Mobbs offers renditions of songs by Fauré and Strauss with pianist Darryl Cooper '98.

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