December 6, 2016 Midsummer Mozart Chamber Orchestra
with Daniel Stewart, Conductor
Mark Brandenburg, Clarinet
Robin Hansen, Violin
Daniel Stewart, Viola
Concerts begin at 12:30 p.m.
Old St. Mary's Cathedral,
660 California St., San Francisco
PROGRAM AND SOLOISTS
Mark Brandenburg, Clarinet, Robin Hansen, Violin, and Daniel Stewart, Viola
W. A. Mozart: Concerto for Clarinet in A Major, K.622, II. Adagio
W. A. Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante in E flat Major for Violin and Viola, K.364 (320d)
For more information about upcoming programs, including the 2016 Winter Concert Calendar, visit our web site at www.noontimeconcerts.org.
Noontime Concerts Celebrates Its 28th Anniversary
This is just the beginning of a stellar collection of artists and performances that will light up our stage and our spirits during these winter months. From dynamic duets and terrific trios to captivating solo piano, uplifting orchestral repertoire, and the serenity of choral performance, we offer each program as our gift to you this holiday season and New Year.
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NOONTIME CONCERTS™ is an independent 501 (c) (3) nonprofit arts organization, Federal ID #94-3123314. We are supported by public donations; donations at concert time; grants and gifts from the San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund, Grants for the Arts; the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation, the Helen von Ammon Fund for Emerging Artists and people like you!
It is with great sadness to announce that our beloved Maestro and founder, George Cleve passed away August 27th, with his wife Maria by his side.
The Midsummer Mozart Festival was one of George's greatest joys and contributions to the Bay Area. We are truly blessed that because of his unrelenting will, outstanding musical talents and impeccable expectations, the festival maintained the highest level of quality year after year. Many who were mentored by George throughout the years knew him as a force of nature and an inspiration. The Midsummer Mozart Festival has been an amazing gift to all of us though out its 41 seasons.
Bravo, Maestro George Cleve, Bravo.
We loved you deeply and will miss you now and forever.
Peace and love,
The Staff at Midsummer Mozart Festival
A beloved Bay Area institution, the Midsummer Mozart Festival was founded in 1974 by George Cleve and a regional consortium of classical musicians, who recognized him as one of the world's great interpreters of the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Read full bio here.
So now coming into our 40th Anniversary season, the Festival is still the only music festival in North America dedicated exclusively to Mozart. Under the baton of Maestro Cleve, the Festival presents a critically-acclaimed summer concert season featuring renowned international soloists as well as distinguished local artists, with a dedication to fresh and intelligent interpretation of the work of this most enduring and universally loved composer. Our mission embraces both performances of the highest artistic excellence, and cultivation of new audiences, including young people, to assure the future appreciation of great music, and the arts.
The Festival is grateful for sustaining support from The San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund Grants for the Arts. Season sponsors include David W. Packard, The Berkeley City Club, KDFC and many generous individuals.
Maria Tamburrino, George Cleve, Midsummer Mozart, Andante in C.