• Sun
    4:00 pmOld First Church, 1751 Sacramento Street, 94109

    Quartetto for four winds (flute, oboe, Eb clarinet, Bb clarinet) and piano - Amilcare Ponchielli
    Kleine kammermusik for woodwind quintet - Paul Hindemith
    Trio for flute, bassoon, and piano - Chick Corea
    St. Louis Blues (World Premiere) - David Hart
    Mládí for woodwind quintet + bass clarinet - Leoš Janáček

    Woodwind ensemble Frequency 49 delves into the idea of “play” in a program of classic woodwind repertoire by Paul Hindemith (Kleine Kammermusik) and Leoš Janáček (Mládí), humorous jaunts into the realm of opera buffa by Amilcare Ponchielli and jazz-flavored “tunes” by the great Chick Corea and Bay Area jazz arranger and composer David Hart. San Francisco world-class pianist Mack McCray and clarinetist Sarah Bonomo join F49 in discovering a sense of free play and improvisation through the language of written music.

    From Stephen Nachmanovitch’s book Free Play: “There is an old Sanskrit word, Lila, which means play. Richer than our word, it means ... the play of creation and destruction and recreation ... . Lila is both delight and enjoyment of this moment. Lila may be the simplest thing there is -- But as we grow and experience the complexities of life, it may also be the most difficult and hard won achievement imaginable, and its coming to fruition is a kind of homecoming to our true selves.”
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  • Sun
    11.30-12.30 pm San Francisco Conservatory of Music

    We are premiering JooWan Kim's Water to Wood for wind quintet and piano.

    Water to Wood describes the energetic transformation of winter to spring, pain to pleasure, failure to success, sadness to joy, and many other such alchemical changes that occur in our lives.

    In Taoist cosmology, there are 5 elements that form the physiological world. Water stands for winter (among a myriad of other things) and wood stands for spring.

    The performers whisper magical syllables at the end of the piece triggering the transformation.

    Just like winter inevitably turns to spring, may all our sufferings end.


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  • Sun
    3:00 pmSt. Paul's United Methodist Church, 910 E. North St, Manteca, CA


    Robert Muczynski (1929-2010) - Fragments for flute, clarinet, and bassoon
    Vincent Persichetti (1915-1987) - Parable VIII for solo horn
    Leo Smit (1900-1943) - Sextet for wind quintet and piano
    Madeleine Dring (1923-1977) - Trio for flute, oboe and piano (Major cheese factor!)
    Francis Poulenc (1899-1963) - Sextet for wind quintet and piano (Classic!)

    You can check out a previous performance of the Dring on our Media page.

    $15 (a steal!) - Adults
    $5 - Humans under 18 years of age
    Tickets available at door.

    For more information, call 209.823.2570 or 209.239.2194
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