Spring Serenade

In celebration of Earth Day, ESF presented an afternoon of chamber music, mingling, drinks and appetizers. Our audience set the mood with colorful and bright summer attire. Much thanks to Maria and Katia Karpenko for hosting the event.

GAUBERT - Trois Aquarelles
MENDELSSOHN - Piano Trio No. 1, mvt 1
WILLIAMS, ARLEN, MORRICONE - Movie themes: Schindler's List, Somewhere Over the Rainbow, Cinema Paradiso


Chamber Music Party to Benefit Operation Smile

Mix and mingle at this special celebration as you enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and music throughout the evening. Learn about the compositions from musicologist Kai Christiansen and participate in a Q&A with Ensemble San Francisco musicians and board members.

This holiday season, we’re gathering to heal smiles worldwide. Since 1982, Operation Smile has provided hundreds of thousands of free surgeries for children from more than 60 countries. Every three minutes, a child is born with a cleft lip or cleft palate. In as few as 45 minutes and as little as $240, a child can be saved from a lifetime of pain, shame, and isolation. You can give them a chance to go to school, make friends, and have a bright future.

About Operation Smile
Website: http://www.operationsmile.org

At this festive event, please wear cocktail attire. The address of the private venue will be emailed to ticket holders.

Bring +1s and invite friends! Space is limited and Opus 415 chamber music parties sell out quickly. Reserve your tickets today!

Center for New Music

Ensemble San Francisco presented the world premiere of a new set of songs by composer Jose Gonzalez Granero, featuring baritone Efrain Solis (an Adler fellow at the San Francisco Opera). Jose, principal clarinetist of the SF Opera orchestra, joined Jonah and Christine to perform the first movement of the Brahms Trio for Clarinet, Cello, and Piano.

KODALY Duo for Violin and Cello, Op. 7: Allegro serioso, non troppo
ACKERLEY Scherzo No. 3
DEBUSSY Sonata for Cello and Piano
BRAHMS Trio for Clarinet, Cello, and Piano, Op. 114: Allegro
GRANERO Three Songs
RAVEL Trio for Violin, Cello, and Piano: Final:Anime

Afterwards, the musicians joined audience members for brats and beers at nearby Mikkellar Bar.