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A Path Less Trod - Black Cedar Trio

SF Swedenborgian Church

SF Swedenborgian Church A Path Less Trod - Black Cedar Trio

Prize-winning musicians and symphony members team up to deliver a program that displays both their technical mastery and the variety of their favorite styles, wit, and romantic moods from centuries past to the present day. The trio Black Cedar delivers an evening that both fascinates the mind and stirs your passions. Delightful surprises included.

From a sonata by Bach, a trio cassation of a Haydn string quartet, to a tango by Carlos Gardel, a romantic reverie by Piazzolla, and a commissioned work by Durwynne Hsieh, the performance encompasses over 400 years of evocative musical genius. The unusual combination of flute, cello and guitar will, by turns, soar your spirit, tug at your heart, and playfully set your imagination free.

Kris Palmer, flute is a winner of the carmenl Chamber Music Society Competition, a second prize winner in the National Flute Association Young Artist Competition and a Carnegie Hall Recital Debut winner with Artists International. She is a former member of the New Mexico Symphony, and holds a Doctorate of Musica Arts from Rice University.

Steve Lin is a winner of both the Boston GuitarFest Competition and the East Carolina University Guitar Competition. A recording artist for VGo Recordings, Steve has released two albums, and is currently the Professor of Guitar ar Son Jose State University.

Isaac Pastor-Chernak is Principal Cellist with Portland Opera and Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony, Associate Principal Cellist with Stockton Symphony, and a member of Monterey Symphony, Santa Cruz Symphony, and Santa Barbara Symphony. Winner of both the Lyon and Witzel Prizes at UC Berkeley and commisssioner of nearly two dozen new cello chamber works, he is equally at home in early music with appearances at the Berkeley Early Music Festival, the American Bach Soloists, and the International Baroque Institute an Longy.

Part of a series hosted by the Swedenborgian Church of San Francisco titled "Second Sundays", the monthly series presents nine diverse concerts themed “Pilgrims of the Heart”, featuring virtuoso performances that musically embody the kinship of peoples from different lands and times. Each performance will cross musical boundaries of culture, geography, and time while expressing the common strivings and joys of the human spirit with rare traditional compositions in authentic and novel arrangements, as well as inspired original modern works.

The “one-hour-plus” evening concerts are held in the early Arts & Crafts style candle-lit sanctuary, a National Historic Landmark and an ideal, intimate setting for performances by the smaller instrumental and vocal ensembles that are scheduled. Both audiences and artists have remarked on the warm acoustics of the sanctuary with raw madrone columns and hand-hewn rafters. The series gained notoriety in its debut season last year and attendance swelled as the series became “discovered”.

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FJ Haydn

Cassation in C Major, Hoboken III:6

JS Bach

E Minor Flute Sonata BWV 1034

John Dowland

Fortune My Foe

Carlos Gardel

Por Una Cabeza

Astor Piazzolla

Tanti Anni Prima


Steve Lin