Brian Thorsett and Friends presented by Noe Valley Chamber Music
On Sunday, February 25, 2018 NVCM welcomes Brian Thorsett, tenor, back to our stage where he will join wonderful collaborators from the San Francisco Opera Kevin Reynard, French horn and John Churchwell, piano as they perform a program entitled How Cold the Wind Doth Blow. Take shelter from the winter wind while basking in the radiance of Shinji Eshimas Bourne to Shelley, Schuberts masterwork Auf dem Strom, the uplifting Loves Voice from Ian Venables as well as folksongs of Britten, Vaughan Williams and John McCabe.From the cold of death to the blaze of rebirth, joins us as we celebrate lifes journeys through loss, war, renewal and transcendence.
Brian Thorsett, tenor
Kevin Rivard, French horn
John Churchwell, piano
3:30pm Doors Open
Shinji Eshima Bourne to Shelley
Franz Schubert Auf dem Strom
Ian Venables Venetian Songs Op. 22 (West coast premiere)
The performance lasts approximately 2 hours, including a short intermission with wine and cheese. Audience members have the chance to mingle with the performers immediately following the performance.
TICKETS are $15-30, FREE for children 12 and under.
($30 at the door; with a discount for students, seniors and advance purchases.)
Childcare is available. Please allow time to look for street parking.
Hailed as a strikingly gifted tenor, with a deeply moving, unblemished voice (sfmusicjournal.com), Brian Thorsett is excelling in opera, oratorio and recital across the world. Since taking to the operatic stage, he has been seen and heard in over 100 diverse operatic roles, ranging from Monteverdi to Britten, back to Rameau and ahead again to works composed specifically for his talents.
Closely associated with expanding the vocal-chamber genre, he has been involved in premieres and commissions of Ian Venables, Peter Josheff, David Conte, Shinji Eshima, Scott Gendel, Gordon Getty, Michel Bosc, Noah Luna, Laurence Lowe, Brian Holmes, Eric Choate, Eric Davis, Michael Scherperel, Robert Conrad and Nicholas Carlozzi. He makes many concert appearances with SF Opera & Ballet Principal horn Kevin Rivard. Their interpretations of Britten's Serenade and Cancticle III have been called impressive, captivating, transporting (repeatperformances.org), lifted to greatness (sfcv.org), arresting, fervent and eerie (nffo.org), so striking it managed to efface the original recording... a great rendition, sad and poetic (sfciviccenter.blogspot.org).
He is a graduate of San Francisco Operas Merola Program, Glimmerglass Operas Young American Artist program, American Bach Soloists' Academy, the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme at Aldeburgh, England and spent two summers at the Music Academy of the West. Brian is currently Assistant Professor at Virginia Tech and previously served on faculty at Santa Clara University and University of California at Berkeley.
*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.
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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