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San Francisco Conservatory of Music
between Van Ness and Franklin 50 Oak Street San Francisco, CA 94102
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4.5 / 5 Rated by 8 members
Review from Scott Carter

Innovative piano and dance combos. Especially like the energy of the last number.

reviewed Jul 07 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Marty Nemko

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

reviewed Jul 06 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from rebecca

Excellent festival. rare chance to see great performers in rare 4-hands and two piano configuration in an intimate hall.

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Festival Artists:

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

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