Shanghai and San Francisco skylines

San Francisco-Shanghai

International Chamber Music Festival

Dates: March 27-28, 2015
Wei He and Jensen Lam, co-artistic directors
Made possible by a generous grant from The Cha Foundation of Hong Kong, Inaugural Sponsor.

The San Francisco-Shanghai International Chamber Music Festival

The origins of the San Francisco-Shanghai International Chamber Music Festival date back to 1981, when the San Francisco Conservatory of Music admitted its first five students from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music as part of a diplomatic rapproachement between the two countries. Today, more students enter SFCM from the Shanghai Conservatory than from any other single institution. Recognizing their special affinity, the two conservatories decided to strengthen ties by producing an annual music festival as part of a formal "sister school" relationship. First held in 2011, the San Francisco-Shanghai International Chamber Music Festival has become a model of artistic collaboration, innovation and excellence. Each year's festival, hosted alternately in San Francisco and Shanghai, features joint performances of chamber masterworks as well as commissions written by students and faculty composers from each school premiered by ensembles from their sister institution. Working side-by-side in master classes, coachings and performances, festival participants have forged even deeper artistic, professional and personal relationships. As the U.S. and China continue to pursue a fruitful partnership based on mutual understanding, the San Francisco and Shanghai conservatories stand as a shining example of what talented individuals from both countries can achieve by working together.


Tentative Shanghai International Chamber Music Festival Program

Concert I
Friday, March 27, 2015, 7:15 p.m.
Heluting Concert Hall
Shanghai Conservatory of Music

 

String Quartet (World Premiere)

Roman Baranskiy
(b. 1986)

FenYang Quartet
Chen Jiayi & Hua Hui,
violin
Cao Yibo, viola
Li Zhenqi, cello

Piano Quintet in G Minor, Op. 57
Prelude
Fugue
Scherzo: Allegretto
Intermezzo
Finale

Dmitri Shostakovich
(1906-1975)

Autumn Chodorowski & Joshua Peters, violin
Meredith Kufchak, viola
Patricia Ryan, cello
TBA, piano

-Intermission-

Piano Quintet in F Minor
Molto moderato quasi lento
Lento, con molto sentimento
Allegro non troppo, ma con fuoco

César Franck
(1822 -1890)

Bettina Mussumeli & Autumn Chodorowski, violin
Jean-Michel Fonteneau, cello
Mack McCray, piano


Concert II
Saturday, March 28, 2015, 7:15 p.m.
Heluting Concert Hall
Shanghai Conservatory of Music

 

String Quartet (World Premiere)

Weiyi Dai

San Francisco Conservatory of Music Student Quartet
Autumn Chodorowski & Joshua Peters, violin
Meredith Kufchak, viola
Patricia Ryan, cello

String Quartet No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 13
Allegro
energico
Andante amoroso
Scherzo: Allegro molto
Finale: Allegro (inquieto)

Carl Nielsen
(1865-1931)

Energico Quartet
Feng Liucong & Ye Kexin
, violin
Wang Bochun, viola
Pan Zheyu, cello

-Intermission-

Piano Sextet in D Major, Op. 110
Allegro vivace
Adagio
Menuetto
Allegro vivace

Felix Mendelssohn
(1809-1847)

Wei He, violin
Yunjie Jay Liu & Nian Liu, viola
Xin Hua Chritne Ma, cello
Hui Chao, double bass
Yoshikazu Nagai, piano