NVCM presents: "Alone, Duets and Didjeridu": The Acoustic Works of Nils Bultmann
On Sunday February 24 at 4:00pm, Noe Valley Chamber Music is pleased to present Nils Bultmann, Charlton Lee, violas and Stephen Kent, didjeridu in an Osher Inside Out concert performance.
Come hear something quite uncommon: the spectacular combination of viola and didjeridu, in original works by Nils Bultmann.
Musical Conversations, a pre-concert talk, begins at 3:15pm.
Doors open at 3pm.
Tickets are $25/$20 at the door and $22.50/$18 in advance.
Nils Bultmann is from Madison Wisconsin. He is a violist, improviser, and composer, committed to developing his own voice within the context of a wide variety of musical styles and art forms. His extremely versatile background ranges from undergraduate studies in German literature, violist with the New World Symphony, to recording and touring with jazz Saxophonist Roscoe Mitchell. He has been active in collaborative projects of dance and film in addition to his love of the more standard classical music repertoire and new music. He is currently in a PHD program for music composition at UC Berkeley where his work focuses on the interaction of music composition and video. Recent projects include a new symphonic work for the Berkeley Symphony Orchestra's Under Construction program, and the release of a CD featuring his viola duets recorded with Hank Dutt of the Kronos Quartet.
Stephen Kent: Didjeridu
Widely regarded as one of the finest and most innovative non-aboriginal didjeridu players on the planet, Stephen has performed all over the world, most recently at the Winter Olympics in Torino. He's collaborated with many world-renowned musicians, including Airto Moreira, Zakir Hussain, Glen Velez and Habib Koite, and recently played for his holiness the Dalai Lama in front of 7,500 people at Stanford University. His recording career spans over two decades, starting with the post-punk London based outfit Furious Pig in the late seventies, the groundbreaking Lights in a Fat City in the mid eighties, the innovative Trance Mission in the nineties and now as a solo artist, adding his energy and collaborative talents to performances with artists as wide-ranging as Tuvan throat-singing sensations Chirgilchin, Japanese Taiko master Leonard Eto (Kodo), Afro-Cuban pianist Omar Sosa and the Peruvian shamanic sound healer Tito la Rosa. While he is best known for his prowess on the didjeridu, Stephen is a multi-instrumentalist - a classically trained brass player, an accomplished percussionist, and a unique guitar stylist.
Charlton Lee, violist, has performed throughout North America and Europe both as a chamber musician and soloist. He founded the award-winning Del Sol String Quartet, which specializes in contemporary music and mixed-media productions, in 1992 at the renowned Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada. He is sought after as an educator, chamber music coach, and jurist, with teaching experience at San Francisco State University, San Francisco School of the Arts, Steamboat Springs and Oaxaca music festivals, and he coaches regularly for Chamber Musicians of Northern California and the Symphony of the Redwoods. Charlton also teams up with his wife, Eva-Maria Zimmermann, to perform duo pieces for viola and piano. He received his Bachelor's degree in Applied Mathematics and Physics from the University of California at Berkeley and his Master's degree in Music from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and has written articles for both Strings Magazine and Physics Review Letters.
About Noe Valley Chamber Music
Noe Valley Chamber Music (NVCM) has been presenting superb chamber music to audiences in Noe Valley since 1992. NVCM ticket holders have an opportunity to hear and meet the Bay Area's finest musicians, ensembles, and vocalists in the authentic yet informal chamber music tradition. This concert series allows both established and emerging local artists to develop audiences for their work, and to perform new, old or unusual repertoire in an intimate setting.
NVCM is proud of its ability to attract and showcase world class performers from the San Francisco Symphony and the San Francisco Opera, among other institutions, who enjoy performing chamber works in our informal venue. Both patrons and musicians enjoy the particular rapport that is fostered, creating a musical experience predicated on interactivity and immediacy.
For more information please contact Tiffany Loewenberg, Executive Director, NVCM at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (415) 648-5236 or visit our website www.nvcm.org.
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