Second Sunday Concert Series 2018

Every Second Sunday, 7 pm, at the Swedenborgian Church

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The evening concerts will be held on the second Sunday of each month (except when noted), February through October of 2018.

September 16, 2018: Strobe Quartet

*Please note this is the third Sunday of September*

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Strobe was born in a carpool, conceived by a love for the oboe. During commutes from San Francisco to Berkeley to play Swan Lake, Laura and Kris began talking about oboes—Laura plays it and Kris loves it because the oboe was her father’s instrument.  They discussed favorite oboe repertoire and chamber music, along with concert ideas. Stephanie and Caroline signed on, and Strobe was created.

The four musicians boast extensive experience and impressive resumes, performing individually throughout North America and Europe. Laura Griffith is Principal Oboe of the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra and has been guest Principal Oboe with several major orchestras, including the San Francisco Symphony, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Violinist Stephanie Bibbo is a member of Opera Parallèle, and has notably performed with Boston’s Symphony Hall, San Francisco’s Davies Symphony Hall and the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. After an eight-year stint performing with the Kansas City Symphony, Chicago Symphony and Philadelphia Orchestra, Caroline Lee is now violist with the San Francisco Ballet orchestra and plays with the San Francisco Opera Orchestra. Cellist Krisanthy Desby has been Assistant Principal of the Napa Valley Symphony and the Santa Cruz Symphony, coached young chamber and orchestral musicians as a String Specialist at University High School, and during the summers she is a member of the Grand Teton Music Festival.


October 14, 2018: Joshua Trio

The Joshua Trio is a newly formed chamber ensemble comprising three artists beloved in the San Francisco Bay Area – cellist Emil Miland, harpist Meredith Clark, and soprano Ann Moss. The innovative ensemble takes its name from a 2017 artistic residency at Harrison House Music Arts & Ecology, the Joshua Tree desert retreat of composer Lou Harrison, as part of the centennial birthday celebration “Harrison At 100.” Harrison House stands as a monument to Lou Harrison’s lifetime commitment to experimentalism, activism, concern for the environment, and encouraging creativity in others. The Joshua Trio was born out of this dedication to Harrison’s creative spirit, and continues his legacy with concerts that celebrate a merging of the daring and the playful, the cerebral and the ruminative, the invigorating and the restorative.