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SFCM plans a diverse schedule for the 2014–15 Faculty Artists Series

The  Sol Joseph Recital Hall at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music
The Sol Joseph Recital Hall at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music
courtesy of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music

One of the great assets of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM) is a faculty with an approach to repertoire that is as adventurous as it is well-honed technically. The Faculty Artists Series of concerts is not only the longest of the categories of performances presented by SFCM but also the most diverse, reflecting the wide variety of interests of participating faculty members, often working in conjunction with both colleagues and alumni. Most important to the general public, however, is that all of these events are offered free of charge, Selected concerts, however, will require reservations arranged through the Box Office. In the following list, these will be marked with an asterisk (*):

September 6, 8:00 p.m.: Emily Laurence harp, with Thomas Gregg tenor, and others; All-Britten Recital

September 8, 8 p.m.: Jeffrey Anderle '06 clarinet, Music of Herzogenberg and Brahms; cello sonatas

September 11, 8 p.m.: Ian Swensen violin, with Jeffrey LaDeur '11 piano and Brenden Guy '10 clarinet; works of Bartók and Debussy

*September 14, 2 p.m.: Indre Viskontas '08 soprano with Vocallective chamber ensemble; works of Chausson, Respighi and others

*September 22, 8 p.m.: Mack McCray piano; works of Beethoven, Liszt, Bartók and Stockhausen

September 25, 8 p.m.: Giacomo Fiore '09 guitar; world premieres by Kenji Oh '14 and Larry Polansky

*October 3, 8 p.m.: Catherine Cook mezzo-soprano with Keisuke Nakagoshi '06 piano and Elizabeth Lowry flute; works of Schumann and Jake Heggie

October 6, 8 p.m.: Jean-Michel Fonteneau cello; works of Fauré, Enescu and Schumann

October 9, 8 p.m.: Joint Faculty Recital: with Bettina Mussumeli violin, Mack McCray piano and Bonnie Hampton cello; piano trios of Beethoven and Schumann

October 11, 8 p.m.: Guitar Department 50th Anniversary Concert featuring current and former guitar faculty, students and alumni with the Harris Guitar Collection

October 15, 8 p.m.: Sarah Cahill '78 piano; works of Sofia Gubaidulina, Stefan Wolpe, Ravel, Bach and Couperin

October 20, 8 p.m.: William Wellborn piano, Works of Scarlatti, Schubert, Albeniz, Schubert-Liszt and Liszt

October 26, 8 p.m.: Jeffrey Anderson tuba, OcTUBAfest: Solo and chamber works for tuba

*October 27, 8 p.m.: Don Ehrlich viola; solo works for viola by Max Reger, Elinor Armer, Ernst Krenek and Maurice Gardiner

November 2, 2 p.m.: Wei He '98 violin and Yoshikazu Nagai piano works by Beethoven, Schumann and Strauss

*November 3, 8 p.m.: Joint Faculty Recital with Ian Swensen violin, Scott Pingel bass, Luis Baez clarinet, Stephen Paulson bassoon, Mark Inouye trumpet, Tim Higgins trombone, Trey Wyatt III percussion, Jeffrey LaDeur '10 piano, David H. Stull narrator, Stravinsky “L'Histoire du soldat” and other works

November 14, 8 p.m.: Carmen Lemoine '05 flute with Zuzanna Szewczyk-Kwon piano, and Mark Simons guitar; works of Kaija Saariaho, Robert Pierzak, Steven Rice, John Orfe and others

*December 8, 8 p.m.: Jodi Levitz viola with Keisuke Nakagoshi '06 piano; works of Chopin, Rebecca Clarke, Takemitsu, Hindemith and Carter

January 24, 8 p.m.: Scott Foglesong '77 piano (Exclusive for Conservatory Donors) "The Franco-Russian Connection"

January 26, 8 p.m.: Stephen Paulson and Steven Braunstein bassoon

February 6, 8 p.m.: David Conte composition with Cappella SF, Ragnar Bohlin, conductor; choral works by Conrad Susa and David Conte

March 2, 8 p.m.: Stephen Tramontozzi double bass

March 6, 8 p.m.: Indre Viskontas '08 soprano/neuroscientist, "Connection: Music as a Gateway to the Brain," a performance-lecture

March 16, 8 p.m.: Jack Van Geem percussion

March 20, 8 p.m.: Elinor Armer composition, Mack McCray piano, Bettina Mussumeli violin and Jodi Levitz viola, with Bonnie Hampton cello, Don Ehrlich viola, Ives Quartet, and Lois Brandwynne piano; works for strings and piano

April 13, 8 p.m.: Scott Pingel double bass

Where reservations are required, tickets may be obtained by visiting or calling the Box Office at 415-503-6275. The Box Office is located in the SFCM lobby at 50 Oak Street, a short walk from the Muni Van Ness station. Hours are 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Monday through Friday.