Echoes of the Classics: Canons by Brahms, Franck, and Haydn (4/10/2016)

Joshua Roman, cello Photograph by Hayley Young

Joshua Roman, cello
Photograph by Hayley Young

Sunday, April 10, 4pm
Herbst Theatre, San Francisco 

San Francisco Girls Chorus
Joshua Roman, cello

“A cellist of extraordinary technical and musical gifts” (San Francisco Chronicle), dynamic young artist and 2011 TED Fellow Joshua Roman joins the San Francisco Girls Chorus and singers from the Chorus School in a program that shows how great composers lifted canons and rounds to high art.

Tickets: $36 Reserved, $26 General Admission, $18 Student

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Performers

San Francisco Girls Chorus
San Francisco Girls Chorus School
Valérie Sainte-Agathe, Music Director and Principal Conductor
Luçik Aprahämian, Chorus School Level III Director and Assistant Conductor
Anne Hege, Chorus School Level IV Director
Joshua Roman, cello


Program

Veni Mater Gracie—Dou Way Robin, Anonymous (13th Century)
San Francisco Girls Chorus; Joshua Roman, cello

Ma fin est mon commencement, Guillaume de Machaut (c. 1300–1377), arr. Alexander Blachly
Marie Johnson, Hannah Liu, Elise Mills, Elisabeth Rothenbuhler; Joshua Roman, cello

Gloria ad modum tubae, Guillaume Du Fay (c. 1397–1474), arr. Alexander Blachly
Marie Johnson, Hannah Liu, Elise Mills, Elisabeth Rothenbuhler

Prelude from Cello Suite No. 6 in D Major, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
Joshua Roman, cello

Selection of canons from The Ten Commandments of the Arts and other secular canons, Joseph Haydn (1732–1809) with solo improvisations by Joshua Roman
SF Girls Chorus School Level III & IV; Joshua Roman, cello; Anne Hege, conductor

In Meeres Mitten from Romanzen für Frauenstimmen, Op. 91, Robert Schumann (1810–1856)
San Francisco Girls Chorus

Panis Angelicus, César Franck (1822–1890)
San Francisco Girls Chorus; SF Girls Chorus School Level IV; Joshua Roman, cello

Geistliches Wiegenlied from Zwei Gesänge, Op. 91, No. 2, Johannes Brahms (1833–1897)
San Francisco Girls Chorus small ensemble; Joshua Roman, cello

13 Canons, Op. 113, No. 13, Johannes Brahms (1833–1897)
San Francisco Girls Chorus

Geographical Fugue, Ernst Toch (1887–1964)
San Francisco Girls Chorus School Level III & IV, Luçik Aprahämian, conductor

Snow, Alan Vincent (b. 1943)
San Francisco Girls Chorus School Level IV; Joshua Roman, cello