Announcing... the 3-Concert “Summer Series”!

Tickets: $50, or All Three Concerts for only $135



Sun, June 3, 2018 at 3:00 pm  


Sun, June 10, 2018 at 3:00 pm


Sun, June 17, 2018 at 3:00 pm  

All concerts will take place at the Del Valle Theatre in Walnut Creek.

Both subscriptions and single tickets are now on sale! 
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2018 June Series Subscription (3 concerts for $135)
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For years, our subscribers have been asking for us to present more concerts in Walnut Creek.
Also, we are always looking for ways to include more patrons at our concerts, beyond our loyal subscribers.
For both reasons, in June 2018 we will try a brand new "mini-series,"  totally independent of our regular season, of three concerts at our usual level of quality, at attractive "summer-like" prices. Subscribe early for the best seats!

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SUNDAY, JUNE 3, 2018 at 3:00 PM
at the Del Valle Theatre


RACHMANINOV Suite No. 1, Op. 5

RAVEL La Valse


GLUCK Melodie



“An almost telepathic understanding of each other's musicianship, and transcendental technique.”

—The Straits Times

Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe are both remarkable performers in their own right, and together they form an unstoppable force. “Exhilarating” (Gramophone)

Known for their adrenalized performances, original compositions, and notorious music videos, Anderson and Roe are revolutionizing the piano duo experience for the 21st century. Described as “the most dynamic duo of this generation” (San Francisco Classical Voice) and “the very model of complete 21st-century musicans” (The Washington Post), the Anderson & Roe Piano Duo aims to make classical music a relevant and powerful force around the world. Their recent albums on the Steinway Label (When Words Fade, An Amadeus Affair, and The Art of Bach) were released to critical acclaim and have spent dozens of weeks at the top of the Billboard Classical Charts, while their Emmy-nominated, self-produced music videos have been viewed by millions on YouTube and at international film festivals.

Since forming their musical partnership in 2002 as students at The Juilliard School, the Anderson & Roe Piano Duo has appeared on NPR and MTV, toured extensively worldwide as recitalists and orchestral soloists, and presented at numerous international leader symposiums. A performance by the Duo was picked to appear on the Sounds of Juilliard CD celebrating the school’s centenary. Highlights of the 2016/17 season include tours throughout North America, Asia, and Europe; appearances with the San Francisco Symphony, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, the Chicago Sinfonietta, and more; serving as webcast hosts for the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition; and the DVD release of their ambitious—and literally explosive—music film, The Rite of Spring.

Please note that the program this exciting duo will play for us will be composed of purely classical works; there will be no pop or crossover material.


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SUNDAY, JUNE 10, 2018 at 3:00 PM
at the Del Valle Theatre

MOZART Sonata in B-flat Major, K 454

PROKOFIEV Sonata No. 2


“This was a sterling performance in technique, to be sure, but, more important, in terms of interpretive depth. Khachatryan coaxed his first notes as if from some ethereal realm.”

“His pianissimo playing cast a spell over the hall. He tapped intensely into the yearning poetry of the second movement, and phrased with an earthy, quite gripping tone in the finale.”

—The Baltimore Sun

Born in Yerevan, Armenia, Sergey Khachatryan won the Gold Medal at the Sibelius Competition in 2000, the youngest ever winner in the history of the competition. Then, in 2005 he won the Gold Medal at the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels as well.

In recent seasons, he has performed with the Bamberger Symphoniker (Herbert Blomstedt), Munich Philharmonic (James Gaffigan), Mariinsky Orchestra (Valery Gergiev) and Orchestre de Paris (Andris Nelsons), as well as the Berliner Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, the Leipzig Gewandhausorchester, Munich Philharmonic, Rotterdam Philharmonic,Orchestre National de France, London Symphony, London Philharmonic, Philharmonia Orchestra, NHK Symphony, Sydney Symphony and Melbourne Symphony.

In the US, he has performed with the the National Symphony the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic and San Francisco Symphony, as well as the Ravinia, Blossom and Mostly Mozart Festivals.

Sergey and his sister Lusine have given recitals at Wigmore Hall, Konzerthaus Dortmund, Theatre des Champs Elysees and Cite de la Musique (Paris), Auditori Nacional Madrid, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Vienna Konzerthaus and Mariinsky Concert Hall, Palais des Beaux Arts (Brussels), Philharmonie Luxembourg, Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center.

In 2015 Sergey and Lusine released the album ‘My Armenia’, a disc of Armenian music from Komitas to Mirzoyan, which is dedicated to the 100th Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide.

Sergey Khachatryan plays the 1740 ‘Ysaÿe’ Guarneri violin on kind loan from the Nippon Music Foundation.


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SUNDAY, JUNE 17, 2018 at 3:00 PM
at the Del Valle Theatre

SCHUBERT Cello Quintet in C Major
Other Works To Be Announced




“A dark ambrosial brew all its own.”

—The Boston Globe


The Escher String Quartet has performed at the BBC Proms at Cadogan Hall and is a regular guest at Wigmore Hall.  In its home town of New York, the ensemble serves as Season Artists of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and has toured with CMS to China.  On its own, the quartet has also performed at Kennedy Center and the Ravinia, Caramoor and Music@Menlo festivals. 

Championed by the Emerson Quartet from its start in 2005, the Escher Quartet was invited by both Pinchas Zukerman and Itzhak Perlman to be Quartet in Residence at each artist's summer festival.  The quartet has since collaborated with such artists as David Finckel, Leon Fleischer, Wu Han, Lynn Harrell, Cho Liang Lin, Joshua Bell, Paul Watkins, and David Shifrin, and is one of the few chamber ensembles to be awarded the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant.

In Europe, the group has performed at Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, Berlin’s Konzerthaus, London’s Kings Place, Slovenian Philharmonic Hall, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art and the Louvre. It has appeared at festivals such as Heidelberg Spring Festival, Dublin’s Great Music in Irish Houses, Risør Chamber Music Festival in Norway, Hong Kong International Chamber Music Festival and Perth International Arts Festival in Australia.

The Escher’s recordings of the complete Mendelssohn quartets have received such raves as “Eloquent, full-blooded playing. They offer a beautiful blend of individuality and accord” (BBC Music Magazine).  The quartet’s Zemlinsky recordings won the Guardian’s “Classical CD of the Year”, “Recording of the Month” on MusicWeb International and a nomination for a BBC Music Magazine Award.

The Escher Quartet takes its name from Dutch graphic artist M.C. Escher, inspired by that artist’s method of interplay between individual components working together to form a whole.  The group is currently String Quartet in Residence at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.


Cellist Jean-Michel Fonteneau is a founding member of the Ravel String Quartet, winner of the Evian String Quartet Competition and of the French Grammy Award "Les Victoires de la Musique Classique".  He performs regularly with such artists as Leon Fleisher, Menahem Pressler, Gilbert Kalish, Claude Frank, Peter Frankl, Kim Kashkashian and the Tokyo Quartet. Mr. Fonteneau is currently on the faculty of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.