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The Haydn Project: Ben Simon and the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra All-Stars

EVT 934
May 7
8:00 pm
Status: No Registration Required
Take four musicians, ninety-three string quartets, and the genius of Franz Josef Haydn; stir vigorously and applaud wildly. San Francisco Chamber Orchestra All-Stars Ben Simon, Robin Sharp, Julie Kim, and Hannah Addario-Berry are the Haydn Project, launched in September 2013 to boldly go where few quartets have gone before—a journey of exploration into the mostly brilliant, always inventive, enormously engaging quartets of “Papa” Haydn. This special event will include a short presentation about Haydn by SFCO music director Ben Simon, and the performance of two Haydn quartets.

Ben Simon, San Francisco Chamber Orchestra Music Director; Viola

Ben Simon is a violist, but puts down his baton only to join groups with great friends and musicians such as his fellow All-Stars. Now in his 14th season as music director of the SFCO, he is also the music director of the award-winning youth ensemble Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra. Simon has organized popular special events featuring the music of Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Bartok, Schubert, Bernstein, Mozart, Mendelssohn, and others.

Robin Sharp, Violin

Robin Sharp is a lecturer in the Stanford Department of Music and a frequent soloist and chamber musician around the Bay Area. Concertmaster of the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, she has participated in music festivals worldwide and is on the faculty of California Summer Music.

Julie Kim, Violin

Julie Kim was a founding member of the acclaimed Franciscan String Quartet. She performs extensively with the San Francisco Opera, Ballet, and Opera Center Orchestras, the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, and the California Symphony Orchestra.

Hannah Addario-Berry, Cello

Hannah Addario-Berry was a member of the Del Sol String Quartet from 2006 through 2010 and is active in many local groups, including the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra. She is the founder and director of two popular Bay Area series, Cello Bazaar and Locaphonic.

San Francisco Chamber Orchestra

The San Francisco Chamber Orchestra offers free classical music concerts to the Peninsula many times a year. Its main stage concerts are performed in Palo Alto, and its “Family Concerts” take place at the College of San Mateo Theater. Its “Very First Concerts” take place at the main branch of the San Mateo Public Library.
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