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Cathy Summa-Wolfe
, Executive Director
Communications, Community Relations, and Advancement
415-485-9528

Contemporary Opera Marin & Three Chamber Concerts

The College of Marin Music Department presents three chamber concerts and a chamber opera in the College of Marin Fine Arts Gallery, Performing Arts Building on the Kentfield campus. All performances are FREE admission with FREE parking.

Maria of Buenos Aires, A Tango Opera in One Act

Contemporary Opera Marin, the opera program of the College of Marin, Paul Smith, director, presents Astor Piazzolla's fascinating tango opera, Maria of Buenos Aires. This 70 minute work combines beautiful singing, mystical poetry, and of course, the tango, in a fully staged English language production directed by Sandi V. Weldon with music direction by Paul Smith.

Friday, June 20 – 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 22 – 3 p.m.
Wednesday, June 25 – 7:30 p.m.
Friday, June 27 – 7:30 p.m.

Chamber Music — Three 70-minute concerts presenting world-class performances in an intimate atmosphere.

Saturday, June 21 – 7:30 p.m.
Three for Piano and Strings
Paul Smith, piano with the Tamalpais String Quartet

Three seldom heard masterpieces for piano and strings including Vincenz Lachner’s arrangement of the Beethoven piano concerto no. 3 for piano and string quartet.
Aulis Sallinen - Introduction and Tango Overture
Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Concerto no. 3 in c minor (arranged for piano and string quartet)
Camille Saint-Saens - Wedding Cake Waltz

Saturday, June 28 at 7:30 p.m.
Piano duo Valeria SZERVANSZKY / Ronald CAVAYE

The renowned London based piano duo returns to Marin for a rare performance of Igor Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring in its original version for piano four hands. The evening opens with transcriptions of JS Bach by the living Hungarian composer Gyorgy Kurtag.
J.S. Bach arr. Gyorgy Kurtag - transcriptions for piano four hands
Igor Stravinsky - Rite of Spring (original version for piano four hands)

Sunday, June 29 at 3 p.m.
Tamalpais String Quartet

Candy Sanderson & Susannah Barley – violins
Meg Eldridge – viola
Anne Lerner-Wright – violoncello

This Marin based string quartet is dedicated to the performance of masterpieces of the quartet literature and rediscovered gems.
Erwin Schulhoff - Tango
Ludwig van Beethoven - String Quartet opus 59, no. 3 (Razumovsky)
Antonin Dvorak - String Quartet opus 96 (American)

All performances FREE admission / FREE parking

College of Marin Fine Arts Gallery (entrance to the Performing Arts Building)
College of Marin, Kentfield campus

For further information call 415.485.9460.


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