Concert One

Music of Hope

Saturday, October 14 2023, 7:30 pm
Sunday, October 15 2023, 3:00 pm

Rebecca Jackson, violin
Jessica Chang, viola
Katie Youn, cello & concert director
Samantha Cho, piano

SAGE, a musician’s collective appearing with the Santa Cruz Chamber Players for the first time, will perform music that paints a vivid portrait of the emotional consequences that the pandemic has had on us all. The concert begins with works about COVID-19 by SF composer, educator, and performer Jungyoon Wie and Composer-in-Residence at the JFK Center for the Performing Arts, Carlos Simon. Also featured is Caroline Shaw’s Limestone and Felt, which Shaw writes, “may represent two opposing ways we experience history and design our own present”, and Polina Nazakinskya’s Hope. The program, which includes Mahler’s Piano Quartet, Enescu’s Aubade for String Trio, and Brahms’ Piano Quartet in c minor, creates an astounding vision of our shared experience—one that transcends boundaries and inspires hope!

#Anxiety for solo cello, Jungyoon Wie (1990 – present)
Loop for string trio, Carlos Simon (1986 – present)
Piano Quartet in A Minor, Gustav Mahler (1860 – 1911)
Aubade, George Enescu (1881 – 1955)
Limestone and Felt, Caroline Shaw (1982 – present)
Hope for solo violin, Polina Nazaykinskaya (1987 – present)
Piano Quartet No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 60, Johannes Brahms (1833- 1897)

Venue: Christ Lutheran Church 10707 Soquel Drive, Aptos