PLEASANTON CHAMBER PLAYERS: “CZECH MATES”

Posted Thursday, May 2nd

May 2, 2019

Contact:         Jane Onojafe, jonojafe@cityofpleasantonca.gov

“CZECH MATES” – PLEASANTON CHAMBER PLAYERS

Chamber Music Concert at Firehouse May 19

PLEASANTONCalif— The esteemed locally-based Pleasanton Chamber Players return to the intimate Firehouse Arts Center in Pleasanton on Sunday, May 19, at 2:00 p.m.  With the theme “Czech Mates,” the concert features a luscious program of classical chamber music from the Czech Republic: Three Madrigals by Bohuslav Martinů; Four Pieces for Violin and Piano Op. 17 by Josef Suk; Silent Woods Op. 94 by Antonín Dvořák; String Quartet “Kreutzer Sonata” by Leoš Janáček; and the mighty Piano Quintet Op. 81 by Dvořák.

Rich with deep Slavic influences, the pieces promise to be both virtuosic and meaty.  The performers for this concert are up to the task, as all are top-tier soloists and chamber musicians from the TriValley and the greater Bay Area: Nigel Armstrong (violin), Rochelle Nguyen (violin), Elbert Tsai (violin), Christina Simpson (viola), James Jaffe (cello), Brady Anderson (cello), Tamirzhan Yerzhanov (piano).   

This concert marks the second season at the Firehouse for current PCP director Brady Anderson.  Anderson is a founding member of the Alden Trio, and performs chamber music extensively around the world, in addition to his teaching and coaching roles. 

Reserved seating tickets $15 – $25, with senior and student discounts available.  Purchase online at www.firehousearts.org up to two hours prior to the performance; by phone at (925) 931-4848; or in person at the Firehouse Arts Center Box Office, 4444 Railroad Avenue, Pleasanton.  

Box Office hours are Wednesday – Friday 12:00 noon-6:00 p.m. and Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., and two hours prior to performances if not sold out. 

 

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“Czech Mates” – Pleasanton Chamber Players. Sunday, May 19, 2:00 p.m., Firehouse Arts Center in Pleasanton. Esteemed locally-based group performs concert of classical chamber music from the Czech Republic: Three Madrigals by Bohuslav Martinu; Four Pieces for Violin and Piano Op. 17 by Josef Suk; Silent Woods Op. 94 by Antonin Dvorak; String Quartet “Kreutzer Sonata” by Leos Janacek; and the mighty Piano Quintet Op. 81 by Dvorak. Performers: Nigel Armstrong (violin), Rochelle Nguyen (violin), Elbert Tsai (violin), Christina Simpson (viola), James Jaffe (cello), Brady Anderson (cello), Tamirzhan Yerzhanov (piano).  Reserved seating tickets $15 – $25. Purchase online at www.firehousearts.org; by phone at (925) 931-4848; or in person at the Firehouse Arts Center Box Office, 4444 Railroad Avenue, Pleasanton.

The Firehouse Arts Center is owned and operated by the City of Pleasanton, and dedicated to inspiring passion through the arts.  The center is comprised of the 227-seat Firehouse Theater, the 2000 square foot Harrington Gallery, classrooms and rehearsal space, the grand atrium lobby, and the famous interior glass bridge.  With world-class performing and visual arts, exciting interactive programs for all ages, and a state-of-the-art venue which opened in 2010, we combine the sophistication of the culturally rich Bay Area arts landscape with the hospitality and intimacy of our own home town.  The Firehouse Arts Center is located at 4444 Railroad Avenue in downtown Pleasanton.  

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