The San Francisco Ensemble will perform at the Vacaville Museum
VACAVILLE — Ensemble San Francisco, a Bay Area-based collective of elite musicians described by the San Francisco Classical Voice as “a hip, mellow, malleable group of high-quality chamber musicians dedicated to a new programming”, arrives at the Vacaville Museum.
The performance is scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. on September 30.
The quartet for this performance includes Rebecca Jackson-Picht, violin, Matthew Young, viola, Angela Lee, cello, and Elizabeth Schumann, piano.
The highlight of the program will be the Quartet in G minor Op.25, composed by Johannes Brahms from 1856 to 1861.
“This piece really requires an ensemble of the highest caliber,” said Jean Cox, Chairman of the Board of the Vacaville Museum, “so we are very lucky to have the SF Ensemble come and play for us.”
The evening will include five pieces by Dmitri Shostakovich, for two violins and piano, and two short new works: the quartet “From the Sixth Hour” (2004) by Solbong Kim and “Songs for Tasya” (2021) by Polina Nazaykinskaya.
Although members of the SF Ensemble perform at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Alice Tully Hall, and Lincoln Center, they are also committed to bringing music to low-access communities: juvenile halls, hospitals and centers for the homeless.
Founder and violinist Jackson-Picht describes their mission as “to inspire a more just and inclusive world by using art to recognize our common humanity.”
The performance will take place in the gallery of the Vacaville Museum, located at 213 Buck Ave., and is a collaboration between the museum and Chamber Music at Rancho Flaubert, which hosts a series of professional classical chamber music performances in a private setting.
Tickets are $30 for an adult, $10 for anyone under 18. For more information or to obtain tickets, call the museum at 707-447-4513.