Second City Chamber Series


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Thirty-eighth Season 2014-2015

"Welcome Home!"
Svend Rønning, Artistic Director


Program I: “Europa in Tacoma”

Friday, September 19, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.

Great Hall of Annie Wright School, Tacoma

Europa Ensemble:
Leonid Keylin, violin;
Mara Finkelstein, cello

Jane Harty, piano

Sergei Prokoviev: Adagio from “Cinderella”
Yuri Shaporin: Russian Song
Dmitri Shostakovich: Preludes for Violin and Piano
Dmitri Shostakovich: Piano Trio in E minor

Pierce County audiences will recognize Mara Finkelstein as the Principal Cello of the Northwest Sinfonietta. Join her and longtime PLU piano faculty member Jane Harty who, with violinist Leonid Keylin make up the Europa Ensemble.

Program II: “Portlandia”

Friday, January 30, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.

The Great Hall of Annie Wright School

Arnica String Quartet
Fumino Ando & Shin-Young Kwon, violins;
Charles Noble, viola; Heather Blackburn, cello


Samuel Barber: String Quartet
Kenji Bunch: String Quartet No. 2
Daniel Ott: String Quartet No. 2

Puyallup native Charles Noble attended the University of Puget Sound before eventually becoming the Associate Principal Viola of the Oregon Symphony.

He returns home to present a program with Portland’s Arnica String Quartet featuring the music of his fellow Puyallup native (and current Juilliard faculty member), Daniel Ott.

Program III: “Sean Osborn & Friends-- Kokopelli”

Friday, February 27, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. The Great Hall of Annie Wright School, Tacoma
Sean Osborn, clarinet;
Cordula Merks & Jennifer Caine, violins Laura Renz, viola; Rajan Krishnaswami, cello

Sean Osborn grew up in Tacoma and eventually made his
way to the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in New York City.

He’s back to share a diverse program for winds and strings,
featuring everything from the Beatles to Penderecki!

Gerald Finzi: Five Bagatelles for Clarinet and String Quartet
Sean Osborn: Quintet for Clarinet and Strings, "The Beatles"
Krzysztof Penderecki: Quartet for Clarinet and String Trio
Wolfgang Mozart: Clarinet Quintet in A major

Program IV: “The Tacoma School Plays the Viennese School"

Friday, May 1, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.

The Great Hall of Annie Wright School, Tacoma

John Kim, violin; Gina Gillie, horn; Denes van Parys, piano

Three Pierce County natives unite to bring us Brahms’ mighty Horn Trio 
with the music of the ‘First Viennese School.’  

​Ludwig van Beethoven: ​Sonata in F Major for Horn and Piano
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Sonata in B-flat Major, K. 378
Johannes Brahms: Trio for Violin, Horn, and Piano, Op. 40