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Six events at San José State feature the Cypress Quartet, Erie Mills, Joe Frank, Zuill Bailey, Stone Zimmerman Duo, Luciana Souza, Antigoni Goni, Amit Peled
Leading classical music innovators the Cypress String Quartet present one of the Bay Area’s most unusual and varied performance series, Music & Conversation, featuring six free performances from September 21 2006 through May 10 2007. Music & Conversation allows audience members to take a mid-day break to enjoy some of the world’s best young classical and jazz artists in performance followed by a free discourse offering insight into their work and process. 2006-2007 Music & Conversation dates and programs are listed below and each performance begins at 12:30pm in the Concert Hall of the SJSU Music Building, which is located on El Paseo de Cesar E.Chavez (Seventh Street), SJSU Campus, info hotline: 408-924-4675.
Originated by the Cypress String Quartet, Music & Conversation is a joint presentation with
The Cypress String Quartet has captivated audiences around the world with virtuoso performances. Featured in Chamber Music Magazine as a “Generation X ensemble to watch,” Quartet members Cecily Ward &Tom Stone, violins; Ethan Filner, viola; and Jennifer Kloetzel, cello; blend outstanding performance with innovative programming and exemplary leadership in music education and outreach.
Since its inception in 1996, the Cypress String Quartet has built a respected body of new music, commissioning and premiering over 25 works from many of
As Quartet-in-Residence at
2006-2007 MUSIC & CONVERSATION SERIES
Vocalists Joe Frank and
Erie Mills has received critical and popular acclaim throughout the world, dazzling audiences with her sparkling coloratura voice, captivating personality, and vivid portrayals of operatic roles. Tenor Joseph Frank has long specialized in the lyric character tenor repertoire. He appears regularly with leading opera companies, and his recent appearances include The Marriage of Figaro for the Austin Lyric Opera; Die Fledermaus for San Diego Opera; Boris Godunov in Toulouse, France; Madama Butterfly and Turandot for the Pittsburgh Opera; and the world premiere of Nicholas and Alexandra with the Los Angeles Opera. Ms. Mills and Mr. Frank will be accompanied by Dr. Gwendolyn Mok, head of Keyboard studies at
The Stone-Zimmermann Duo has been captivating audiences with their blend of superb musicianship, ravishing sound and profound interpretations. German violinist Iris Stone is a member of the New Century Chamber Orchestra and has recently performed and recorded with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra on the EMI label. Swiss Pianist Eva-Maria Zimmermann maintains a career on two continents. She has appeared at festivals in
Zuill Bailey and the
A multi-faceted musician of consummate virtuosity, Zuill Bailey has established himself as one of the most sought-after and active cellists today. He continues his collaboration with trio partners, pianist Navah Perlman and violinist Giora Schmidt. Mr. Bailey made his Carnegie Hall debut with the
Luciana Souza March 1
Three-time Grammy nominee Luciana Souza hails from
Antigoni Goni March 15
Greek guitarist Antigoni Goni enjoys a truly international career. She is a professor of Guitar at the Royal Conservatory in
Amit Peled with the
Israeli cellist Amit Peled is an internationally recognized soloist. In addition to continuing his Beethoven Cycle of performances and recordings in
Admission to Music & Conversation performances is free of charge.
For more information call 415-681-9045 or visit www.cypressquartet.com