Current Season

April 25, 2014 — San Francisco
Old First Concerts – IN HER WORDS
8pm, 1751 Sacramento St.
OAE celebrates the fiftieth birthday of composer Vartan Aghababian with a program of contemporary works for soprano, viola and piano highlighting the poetry and music of women and featuring two West Coast premieres(*).

PROGRAM
Vartan Aghababian –
*Three Dickinson Songs (2011) with poetry by Emily Dickinson
*Songs of a Second April (2007, selections) with poetry by Edna St. Vincent Millay
Two Songs for Soprano, Viola & Piano (2010) with poetry by Elizabeth Bishop
Rebecca Clarke – Sonata for Viola & Piano (1919)
William Bolcom – Let Evening Come (1994) with poetry by Maya Angelou, Emily Dickinson, and Jane Kenyon
John Woods Duke – Three Sonnets for Soprano, Viola & Piano (1959) with poetry by Edna St. Vincent Millay)

Past Seasons

April 14, 2013 — Berkeley
Berkeley Hillside Club

Vartan Aghababian – Two Songs for Soprano, Viola and Piano (2010)
John Woods Duke – Three Sonnets for Voice, Viola and Piano (1959)
Jake Heggie – At The Statue of Venus (scene for soprano and piano, 2005)
Benjamin Britten – Lachrymae Op. 48a (1948)
Robert Schumann – Adagio and Allegro Op. 70 (1849) 

7pm, 2286 Cedar Street

April 16, 2013 — San Francisco
Noontime Concerts
Selected excerpts from our April 14 program
12pm, Old St. Mary’s Cathedral, 660 California Street

April 11 2012 — San Francisco
OAE Fundraiser: A Salon Celebrating Past, Present & Future
Featuring the CA Premiere of Mame Loshn (2010) by Miriam Miller
with original poetry by Sarah Traister Moskovitch
Private Residence

September 22, 2011 — San Francisco
Ann Moss, Soprano & Hillary Nordwell, Piano

Of Loving and Being Loved: A Salon to Benefit Noe Valley Chamber Music
Jake Heggie – At The Statue of Venus (2005)
Robert Schumann – Liederkreis Op. 39
John Duke – Selected Songs
Private Residence

August 29, 2010 — Port Angeles, WA
Music of Britain & America
Miriam Miller – Mame Loshn (2010, Encore Performance)
Vartan Aghababian – 2 Songs for Soprano, Viola and Piano (2010)
Benjamin Britten – Lachrymae for Viola & Piano, Op. 48
John Dowland – Flow My Tears, If My Complaints
Roger Quilter – Elizabethan Lyrics
Aghababian – When We Were Very Young

Holy Trinity Church, 301 Lopez Avenue
6:00pm, Admission with Donation

August 27, 2010 — Port Townsend, WA
Music of Germany & America
Miriam Miller – Mame Loshn (2010, World Premiere)
Vartan Aghababian – 2 Songs for Soprano, Viola & Piano (2010)
Robert Schumann – Adagio & Allegro Op. 70 for Viola & Piano, and Selected Songs
Works on the theme of childhood by Jake Heggie, Howard Frazin, and Jessica Rugani.
Quimper Unitarian Church, 2333 San  Juan Ave
7:00pm, Admission with Donation

June 5, 2010 — Lincoln, MA
Nature, Love & Fantasy: Three Centuries of Story & Song

Vartan Aghababian – Selected Songs for Soprano, Viola, & Piano (2010, East Coast Premiere)
Liam Wade – Drei Träume (Three Dreams) for Soprano, Viola, and Piano (2010, East Coast Premiere)
Jake Heggie – Rise and Fall
Johannes Brahms – Viola Sonata in F minor, Op. 120 No. 1
Paul Hindemith – Gute Nacht for Soprano & Viola
Bemis Hall, 15 Bedford Road
4:00pm, Admission with Donation

April 30, 2010 — San Francisco
Concerts at Old First Church
Nature, Love & Fantasy: Three Centuries of Story & Song

Vartan Aghababian – Selected Songs for Soprano, Viola, & Piano (2010)
Robert Schumann – Märchenbilder, Op. 113 and Selected Songs
John Duke – Selected Songs for Soprano & Piano
Jake Heggie – My True Love Hath My Heart
Felix Mendelssohn – Die Liebende Schreibt
Paul Hindemith – Gute Nacht for Soprano and Viola
Liam Wade – Drei Träume (Three Dreams) for Soprano, Viola, & Piano (2010)
Old First Church, 1751 Sacramento St, 8:00 pm
Tickets: $17 adult, $14 student/senior
www.oldfirstconcerts.org

April 11, 2010 — San Francisco
Noe Valley Chamber Music: In Her Words
with Steve Bailey – Piano, Hausmann String Quartet, Luke Aaron Mayer – Guitar

Virgil Thomson – Preciosilla (1927)
Cathy Berberian – Stripsody (1966)
Jake Heggie – Songs and Sonnets to Ophelia (1999)
Liam Wade – Drei Träume (2010)
Vartan Aghababian – Songs for Soprano, Viola, & Piano (2010, World Premiere)
Weslie Brown – The Ballads of Weslie Brown (2010, World Premiere)
Liam Wade – 4 Poems by Edna St. Vincent Millay (2008)
Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St. (at 23rd), 6:00 pm

4:00 pm, $18/15 Admission

February 6, 2010 — San Francisco
CMASH 3rd Annual New American Chamber Music Program
with Picasso Quartet, Luke Aaron Mayer-Guitar
Matthew O’Malley – Music to hear (2009)
Weslie Brown – Practice your Flamenco (2008)
Liam Wade – String Quartet No. 3 (2009)
Weslie Brown – Candlelight Cafe (2009, World Premiere)
Miriam Miller – Anachronisms for Piano (2009, World Premiere)
Vartan Aghababian – Songs for Viola, Soprano, & Piano (1988, 2001)
Liam Wade – Drei Träume (2010) World Premiere
Christ Church Lutheran, 1090 Quintara St, 6:00 pm
$10-25 suggested donation
Please join us for a reception at 5:00 pm before the concert!

September 1, 2009 — San Francisco
Noontime Concerts
Robert Schumann – Märchenbilder, Op. 113
Vartan Aghababian – 2 Songs for Soprano, Viola, & Piano (1988)
When We Were Very Young (2002)
2 Songs for Soprano, Viola, and Piano (2001)
Jake Heggie – My True Love Hath My Heart (1996)
Old St. Mary’s Cathedral, 660 California Street, San Francisco
$5 donation, 12:30 pm

August 15, 2009 — Port Angeles, WA
Music of Germany & America, Part 2
Robert Schumann – Märchenbilder, Op. 113
Vartan Aghababian – 2 Songs for Soprano, Viola, & Piano (1988)
Jake Heggie – Rise and Fall
Selected songs of Felix Mendelssohn
Johannes Brahms – Viola Sonata in F minor, Op. 120 No. 1
Liam Wade – Drei Träume for Soprano, Viola, & Piano (2009, Preview Performance)
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 301 E. Lopez Street
Admission with donation; 7:00 pm

August 13, 2009 — Port Townsend, WA
Music of Germany & America, Part 1
Vartan Aghababian – 2 Songs for Soprano, Viola, & Piano (2001)
Robert Schumann – Märchenbilder, Op. 113
Selected songs of Franz Schubert, John Duke, Jake Heggie, Alan Smith, & Leonard Bernstein
Upstage Restaurant, 923 Washington Street
7:00 pm, $10/$8 Admission

July 28, 2009 — San Francisco
San Francisco Noontime Concerts
Johannes Brahms – Viola Sonata in F minor, Op. 120 No. 1
Selected songs of Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann, and Felix Mendelssohn
Old St. Mary’s Cathedral, 660 California Street, San Francisco
$5 donation, 12:30 pm

May 15, 2009 — San Francisco
Alexa Beattie, Artist Certificate Recital
Vartan Aghababian – Songs for Soprano, Viola, & Piano (1988, 2001, West Coast Premiere)
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Concert Hall, 8:00 pm