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Musica Marin Song Cycle World Premiere in Ansel Adams Former Home

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Musica Marin Musica Marin Song Cycle World Premiere in Ansel Adams Former Home

Musica Marin Presents String Quartet “Masterpiece” and World Premiere 
with German Operatic Bass in Former Ansel Adams Home

Inspired Song Cycle Performance in Sea Cliff Residence Offers Guests a 
Musically Poetic Experience

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (May 2, 2018) - Opportunities to experience up close and personal performances by world renowned musical and vocal talent are rare. Bay Area nonprofit, Musica Marin, proudly presents such an opportunity with its performance of Felix Mendelssohn’s masterpiece String Quartet in A Minor and World Premiere Song Cycle titled “The Hidden Singer” written by Composer-In-Residence, Clint Borzoni, and inspired by the works of poet Wendell Berry.

On Sunday, June 3, lovers of such intimate chamber music experiences will be treated to a magical meeting of talents with the joining together of Musica Marin’s Composer-in-Residence, Clint Borzoni and special guest German Operatic Bass, Malte Roesner in the Sea Cliff residence and former home of Ansel Adams. 

“Artistic expression can speak to us on many different levels. It can be emotionally beguiling, intellectually stimulating or aesthetically pleasing. Only exceptional art has the ability to reach us on all of them simultaneously” states Roesner. “We are so fortunate that in this song cycle, Clint was not only able to capture these qualities and feelings, but augment them by adding his own artistic depth. His composition possesses the same timelessness and captivating visceral quality as the poems.”

The home will be filled with melodic sounds by Musica Marin performers, violinists Helen Kim and Yuna Lee, cellist Erik Anderson and Bay Area native and The Juilliard School alum, violist Ruth Ellen Kahn. The musicians will deliver Mendelssohn’s masterpiece, String Quartet No. 2 in A Minor, Op. 13, originally composed in 1827. “The Hidden Singer” Song Cycle World Premiere, taken from seven poems by Wendell Berry, was written by Borzoni and commissioned by Michael Colbruno for voice and string quartet. 

In addition to the music and vocal performance, guests will enjoy the opportunity to interact during an insightful Q & A portion, led by Borzoni, Roesner and Colbruno. Elegant, seasonal hors d’oeuvres will be served by acclaimed “Best of the Bay” chef, Mark Furr, alongside complementary hand selected wines.

The “Hidden Singer” World Premiere Song Cycle experience will take place on Sunday, June 3 from 3 - 7 p.m. at Sea Cliff, 129 24th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94121. Seating is limited. Tickets are $105 and available online at Valet parking will be available for $20.

About Musica Marin
Musica Marin is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving musical culture for all ages through unique music programs and concert events that benefit young musicians throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. The organization award grants to Bay Area schools and nonprofit organizations that promote musical education and culture and also offers world-class concert events with internationally-renowned musicians in intimate settings that cultivate and grow audiences’ awareness and participation in musical arts. Additional programs include the Young Artists Performance award, the Young American Composer’s Award, the Composer-in-Residence Program and educational fund.

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Clint Borzoni

Felix Mendelssohn Song Cycle World Premiere


Malte Roesner

Operatic Bass