Vozviento Piano Trio – Saturday, September 29th, 8:00 pm
Vozviento Piano Trio –
Come hear the sounds of Vozviento Piano Trio on Saturday, September 29 at 8:00pm. Tickets: $20.00 general
Artists: Christa Pfeiffer, soprano , Priscilla Call Essert, flute , Kristin Pankonin, piano, with Guest Artist, Margaret Moores, cello.
Cantata: Nel dolce dell’oblio Georg Friedrich Händel (1685-1759)
Recitativo, aria, recitativo, aria
Cello Sonata #4 in E minor Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Three Irish Folksong Settings John Corigliano (b. 1938)
The Salley Gardens
The Foggy Dew
She Moved Though the Fair
Suite Paysanne Hongroise Béla Bartók (1881-1945)
Chansons Madécasses Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
Il est doux
Chansons Fernando J. Obradors (1897-1945)
¿Corazón, porqué pasáis
Del cabello más sutil
Colpas de Curro Dulce
Chants Peruviens Marguerite Beclard d’Harcourt
The Tale of the Oyster Cole Porter (1891-1964)
Blah, Blah, Blah Cole Porter
Someone is Sending me Flowers David Baker (b. 1931) Sheldon Harnick (b. 1924)
A Word On My Ear Michael Flanders (1922-1975)
Donald Swan (1923-1994)
Cellist Margaret Moores has had success as a chamber musician throughout the United States and in Europe, appearing in venues such as the Taft Museum in Cincinnati, the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., the Huntington Gallery in Pasadena, the Cathedral of Siena, Italy, at Oxford University in England, among others. She made several appearances in La Jolla Summerfest, and as a member of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra appeared often in chamber concerts and musicales with that group. With the Ann Arbor Trio she has recorded for Composers Recordings, Inc. Most recently she appeared to critical acclaim with Sonoma pianist Marilyn Thompson at Jacuzzi Winery.
Ms. Moores performs on a cello made in Paris in 1854 by J.B. Vuillaume.
Christa Pfeiffer has been enchanting Bay Area audiences with her pure effortless singing for over a decade. San Francisco Classical Voice wrote that her “voice was like balm to the ears” and that her “artistry elevated the performance.” The Independent Coast Journal wrote, “From the first note her voice was relaxed, controlled and gorgeous.” On the concert stage Ms Pfeiffer has been soloist in Haydn’s St Nicolai Mass at St George’s Cathedral in Cape Town, South Africa, Mozart’s Mass in C Minor with the Arizona Masterworks Chorale, J.S. and C.P.E. Bach’s Magnificats with the San Francisco Choral Society and Mendelssohn’s Elijah with Marin Oratorio. Operatic roles include Dido (Dido and Æneas), Galatea (Acis and Galatea), Nero (Agrippina), St. Settlement (Four Saints in Three Acts) with the Mark Morris Dance Group/American Bach Soloists, Ilia (Idomeneo), Musetta (La Boheme) and Gilda (Rigoletto). As a recitalist, Ms. Pfeiffer performed a live broadcast program including Poulenc’s Banalités on KPFA, Ravel’s Chansons Madécasses at Old First Concerts, Villa-Lobos’ Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 on the San Francisco Public Library recital series, and most recently Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915 and Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 with the American Philharmonic Sonoma County. Other recent engagements include Eden/Eden by Steve Reich with the San Francisco Ballet, Part 1 of Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire with ChamberMix, the role of Clori in Handel’s Clori, Tirsi e Fileno with The Albany Consort, Haydn’s The Seasons and Beethoven’s Symphony #9. Upcoming this season she will be sing Haydn’s Creation and Chilcott’s Requiem and Triptych by Tarik O’Regan as well as Monteverdi’s Vespers and Bach’s Christmas Oratorio. Ms Pfeiffer received a bachelor’s degree in vocal performance from Eastman School of Music. Her CD entitled “Hush: Lullabies from around the World” is available online at www.christapfeiffer.com.
Pianist Kristin Pankonin performs regularly throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and has appeared in numerous recitals across the United States, Canada, and Europe. In recent seasons, she has appeared in concert with such artists as vocalists Frederica von Stade, Zheng Cao, Catherine Cook, Susanne Mentzer, Linda Watson, Marie Plette, Christine Abraham and Lisa Delan, cellist Matt Haimovitz, and many others. Audiences have heard her in various concert series including the Festival del Sole concerts in Napa,Carmel Music Society, San Diego’s Mainly Mozart Festival, the Tuscan Sun Festival in Cortona, Italy, the Shenson Recital Series at Stanford, Maestro Foundation Concerts, Mills College Concert Series, San Francisco Conservatory of Music Faculty Artist Series, Old First Church Concerts, and Composers Inc.
Committed to performing the music of contemporary composers, Ms. Pankonin is featured on two recordings on the PentaTone Classics label, And If the Song Be Worth a Smile, performing vocal works of living American composers, and Phenomenon, songs by Bay Area composer David Garner with vocalists Lisa Delan, Susanne Mentzer, Francisco Araiza, William Stone and Stephanie Friede, cellist Matt Haimovitz, and members of the San Francisco Symphony.
Ms. Pankonin currently serves on the faculties of Mills College and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
Flutist, Priscilla Call made her professional debut in New York City’s Carnegie Hall, and the New York Post reported that, “Her phrasing was natural and distinctive, and her musicianship impeccable…” Her successful debut was followed by an offer to work with the Filarmonica de la Ciudad de Mexico, in Mexico City. After two years of performing orchestral and chamber concerts throughout Mexico, Priscilla moved to the Bay Area of San Francisco and was awarded positions with both the California Symphony (principal flute) and Opera San Jose (second flute/piccolo) – positions she held until she began touring with Mikhail Baryshnikov’s dance ensemble, White Oak Dance Project. In addition to her activities as a chamber musician, recording artist and soloist, she played co-principal with the Berkeley Symphony Orchestra and was a music professor at Mills College in Oakland, California.
Priscilla is currently the Director at the American Liver Foundation in San Francisco and she spends free time having fun with music, cooking, knitting, writing, caring for chickens, and spending time with her family.