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4th Milton & Peggy Salkind International Piano Duo Festival
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63 stars
attended Jul 07 2012

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

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attended Jul 05 2012

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).
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attended Jul 06 2012

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

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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

About the Ticket Supplier: San Francisco International Music Festival

The 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 © 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.