Milton & Peggy Salkind International Piano Duo Festival
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The last date listed for 4th Milton & Peggy Salkind International Piano Duo Festival was Saturday July 7, 2012 / 8:00pm (Closing Concert: 1812-1912-2012).
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The Salkind International Piano Duo Festival presents a rare opportunity to experience the rich musical heritage of the Baltic region as it spotlights world-class artists in a series of concerts that capture the spirit of similar Russian and Eastern European festivals. The 2014 Salkind Festival showcases performances by distinguished American and international piano duos at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where you'll be transported on A Baltic Voyage with musical treasures from the countries that border the Baltic Sea -- Russia, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Germany and Poland. The commission of a new work, Mirrors - Variations on a Traditional Swedish Dalecarlian Ballad for two pianos, by the distinguished Swedish composer Nils Lindberg, will be premiered on Friday, while a second commission of a new work for two pianos, Echoes of Tchaikovsky, by German composer Marcel Bergmann, will be premiered at the Saturday concert. Learn More
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Tonight's opening concert was such a very delicious pleasure. The featured work was on the second half of the program, Saint-Saen's Carnival of the Animals (which was on SF Ballet's Program 3 back in February).
This is a thoroughly...continued
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Duo piano is an underappreciated genre, and this was a collection of very fine pianists, highlighted by (Greg) Anderson and (Elizabeth) Roe's electrifying performance of Ravel's La Valse and Latvian superstar pianist Raffi Kharajanjyan who'd love...continued
Anderson & Roe (USA)
Duo Turgeon (Canada)
The Bergmann Duo (Canada & Germany)
Duo Pianistico di Firenze (Italy)
Raffi Kharajanyan (Latvia)
The ZOFO Duet (San Francisco)
The Angelo Piano Duo (San Francisco)
*July 5: Salon Series: Parisian Musical Society
6:00pm, Program 1: “Societe nationale de Musique”
Societe Nationale de Musique – founded in 1871 by Camille Saint-Saens*
Program: Bizet – Jeux d’enfants – Bergmann Duo;
Chabrier – Cortege burlesque – ZOFO Duet;
Saint-Saens – Feuillet d’album; Chabrier – Espana – Vija Norkvesta & Libby Kardontchik;
Faure – Dolly Suite – Bergmann Duo;
Debussy – Prelude a l’apres-midi d’un faune – Firenze Duo
*July 5: Concert Series I: Opening Gala Concert
“Late Romanticism in Paris” (1870-1900)
8:00pm, Concert Hall, SFCM *
Program: Bizet – Carmen Fantasy – Anderson & Roe;
Saint-Saens – Dance Macabre – Firenze Duo; Debussy – Symphony in b – Bergmann Duo;
Debussy – Petite Suite – Duo Turgeon; Dukas – Sorcerer’s Apprentice – ZOFO Duet
Lavignac – Galop Marche – Angelo Duo, Peggy Salkind & Raffi Kharajanyan
Saint-Saens – Carnival of the Animals – a showcase of Salkind Festival duos performing
Saint-Saens’ Zoological Fantasy for 2 pianos & chamber ensemble with verses by Ogden Nash. Guest artists include: Cathy Allen, Don Baker, Heghine Boloyan, Lenora Mathias, Richard Mathias and Zachary Ostroff.
*July 6: Salon Series: Parisian Musical Society
6:00pm — Program 3: “Societe musicale independante”
Societe Musicale Independante – founded in 1910 by Faure & Ravel*
Program: Ravel – Ma Mere L’’oye – Firenze Duo;
Reynaldo Hahn – Le Ruban Denoue;
Debussy – Lindaraja – 20 Fingers Club Duo (Judy Sabin & Florence Aquilina);
Debussy – Ephigraphes Antique – ZOFO Duet;
Satie – Selections from 1913 – Anderson & Roe
*July 6: Concert Series II: “Impressionism & Beyond” (1900-1925)
8:00pm, Concert Hall, SFCM*
*Debussy – Ravel – Satie – Milhaud
*A musical tribute to Debussy honoring his 150th anniversary plus highlights of piano duo music of Paris in the first two decades of the 20th Century.
Debussy – Nocturnes – Nuages & Fetes – (Ravel arr. for 2 pianos) – Bergmann Duo;
Debussy – La Mer (Caplet arr. 2 pianos, 6 hands) – Duo Turgeon & Raffi Kharajanyan;
Debussy – En Blanc et Noir – Angelo Duo;
Ravel – Rapsodie Espagnole – Bergmann Duo; Ravel – La Valse – Anderson & Roe;
Satie – Cinema – Firenze Duo; Milhaud – Le Boeuf sur le toit – ZOFO Duet
*July 7: Salon Series: Virtuoso – Film screening
11:00am, Program 4: The Olga Samaroff Story *
Producer Donna Kline will give a short lecture on the documentary about the
legendary American pianist, Lucy Hickenlooper of the early 1900s.
*July 7: Concert Series IV: Dance Program “La Musique et la Danse”
4:00pm, Concert Hall, SFCM*
(Presented in collaboration with The Mark Foehringer Dance Project)
Inspired by the Parisian tradition of composers and choreographers collaborating on performance projects, this concert will feature performances of works by Debussy and Darius Milhaud with choreography by Mark Foehringer.
*Program: *Debussy – Nuages – Bergmann Duo, 2 pianos with 3 dancers
Debussy – La Cathedrale Engloutie – Raffi Kharajanyan, piano with 2 dancers
Milhaud – Le Boeuf sur le toit – ZOFO Duet; piano duo with 8 dancers
*July 7: Salon Series: Salkind Society
6:00 pm, Program 5: A Tribute to the Salkind Duo & The Riga Duo & 2012 New Work Commissions*
J*uly 7: Concert Series V: Closing Concert
8:00pm, Concert Hall, SFCM
1812-1912-2012 “From Thalberg to Bergmann”*
A showcase of music and composers with a connection to 1812-1912-2012
*Program: *1812: Thalberg – Grand Duo on Bellini’s “Beatrice di Tenda” – Firenze Duo
1912: Paris – Ravel – Daphnis & Chloe – Duo Turgeon
1912: Paris – Stravinsky – The Rite of Spring – Anderson & Roe
1912: A musical collage of composers born in 1912
Nancarrow – Sonatina – ZOFO Duet; Guastavino – Bailecito; Cage – Experiences I – Kharajanyan Duo; Francaix – Huit Exotic Dances – Duo Turgeon
2012: Premiere – Cables-Alessandrini – Variations on “Lullaby” by George Cables
2012: Premiere – Cables-Munson – My Muse – Angelo Duo
2012: World Premiere – Bergmann – Fantasy on Themes from Rossini’s “La Cenerentola” – Bergmann Duo
About the Ticket Supplier: San Francisco International Music FestivalThe San Francisco International Music Festival (Sfmf) strives to advance the performance of music in its various forms. Through annual festival programming featuring artists from around the world, Sfmf fosters creative interaction among artists of diverse backgrounds, while also providing opportunities for young musicians to perform and work side by side with established artists.
Sfmf was conceived and founded in 2002 by Bay Area performing artists and teachers, Catherine & Anthony Angelo, "The Angelo Piano Duo." Alumni of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, the Angelo Duo has performed in California, the Pacific North West, Australia, England, Italy, Russia, Ukraine and the Baltic States. Influenced by their experiences performing at international piano duo festivals in Europe and Russia, the Sfmf founders' vision is to establish a San Francisco-based international festival that will capture the spirit of these overseas festivals and highlight the seldom-heard piano duo genre. Sfmf was formally launched as a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization in 2003 with an 8-member board of directors and support from The Ross McKee Foundation and community support of many individual donors. Sfmf has been fortunate to also have in-kind corporate support from the JB Piano Company in San Rafael and the Grotrian Piano Company in Germany with sponsorship of the new Duo Grand piano for Sfmf concerts.