Officially christened in April 2011 with a recital by Weigang Li '82, first violinist of the Shanghai Quartet, the Alumni Recital Series expanded in 2011-2012 into a full concert season. During the 2012-2013 season an additional performance was added to create a four concert series. Designed to strengthen the Conservatory's connections with alumni as well as the broader Bay Area community, the series brings several outstanding alumni artists back to their alma mater each year for command performances. By both greatly expanding upon the breadth of the Conservatory's concert offerings and displaying the enormous talent pool of the alumni community, performances in the Alumni Recital Series have quickly become some of the most popular events held at the institution.
2014-2015 Alumni Recital Series
Due to strong interest from both audience members and prospective alumni performers alike, the Alumni Recital Series is a four concert series dedicated to bringing alumni home for encore performances. Selections for this series are chosen by the Alumni Network Committee. If you are an alumni of the SFCM and would like to be considered for this series, please email Makela Clay, Manager of Alumni Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 12, 2014
Soprano Erica Schuller '09 and chamber ensemble MUSA (Emily Botel '12, Natalie Carducci '12, Gretchen Claassen '12, Laura Gaynon '12, Esther Ho Man Lam '12, Addi Liu '12, Derek Tam and Clio Tilton) perform an all Baroque and Baroque inspired program.
January 22, 2015
Areon Flutes (Jill Heinke '06, Sasha Launer '11 and Kassey Plaha) and Mobius Trio (Mason Fish '11, Matthew Holmes-Linder '11, and Robert Nance '11) bring a contemporary classical ensemble program including new commissions by Dan Becker '89, Danny Clay '13 and Hugh Lobel, the 2014 Areon nternational Compsition Competition Winner.
February 11, 2015
Chamber voice recital featuring contemporary works by Lisa Delan '89, Pre-College alumnus Matt Haimovitz and special guests including Chris O'Riley.
Performance is dedicated to Kristin Pankonin '89.
March 21, 2015
A celebration of the piano with alumna Yongmei Hu featuring performances of Wanderer Fantasy by Schubert and Pictures at an Exhibition by Mussorgsky.