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NVCM's Classical Kids: Comfy Concerts with Hillary Nordwell and Emil Miland
Noe Valley Ministry
San Francisco, CA
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NVCM's Classical Kids: Comfy Concerts with Hillary Nordwell and Emil Miland
On Saturday, March 10 at 10:30am, NVCM's Classical Kids presents Comfy Concerts. Pianist Hillary Nordwell will be joined by cellist Emil Miland to perform Brahms' Cello Sonata in F Major. Introduce your children to one of the quintessential Romantic composers, while enjoying one of the most magnificent chamber works from the 19th century.

Cello Sonata in F Major - Johannes Brahms

Doors open: 10AM
Performance: 10:30AM

TICKETS are $15-$40
($15 per person, $40 family pass for up to 4 people.)

The performance lasts approximately 45 minutes, and is suitable for all ages. Audience members will be introduced to the lives, as well as the music, of the composers on the program. The goal is to connect the music to its time and place, and to the personalities and stories of the composers themselves.

About The Artists

Hillary Nordwell, piano, founded Comfy Concerts, a new venture intended to bring quality musical performances to busy parents, friends, and relatives of young children, while including the younger generation with age-appropriate activities in the midst of the music-making.  Audiences are introduced to the lives and music of the composers, connecting the music to its time and place, and to the personalities of the composers themselves, making her a perfect partner for Classical Kids.

Hillary is an active performer on both piano and viola and has performed chamber music throughout the United States, as well as in Italy, Austria, Germany, and Sweden. She has performed in the Weill Recital Hall (Carnegie Hall, New York), and has won numerous prizes and honors for her outstanding accomplishments as a pianist. Hillary earned her MA in Chamber Music Performance from the SF Conservatory of Music. She teaches young musicians privately and offers chamber music coaching in Pacifica, CA.

Hillary has been featured on many Bay Area concert series including Noontime Concerts, Trinity Chamber Concerts, Old First Concerts, 405 Shrader, and the Bing Concert Series at Stanford University Hospital.  Alongside her performing career, she enjoys working with young musicians in both private lessons and chamber music at her home studio in Pacifica, CA, where she is also the mother of a 4 year old daughter.

A member of the San Francisco Opera Orchestra since 1988, cellist Emil Miland is an acclaimed soloist, chamber and orchestral musician. He made his solo debut with the San Francisco Symphony at age 16, the same year he was selected to perform in the Rostropovich Master Classes at the University of California, Berkeley. A graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music, he has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and Chamber Music America.

Many composers have written and dedicated new works for him including Ernst Bacon, David Carlson, David Conte, Shinji Eshima, John Grimmett, Lou Harrison, Jake Heggie, Richard Hervig, Andrew Imbrie, James Meredith and Dwight Okamura. His recordings include David Carlson's Cello Concerto No. 1 with the Utah Symphony on New World Records and his Sonata for Cello and Piano with pianist, David Korevaar on MSR Records. Mr. Miland is featured on David Conte's recently released CD of chamber music for Albany Records, on which he performs Conte's Sonata for Violoncello and Piano (written for Mr. Miland) with Miles Graber, as well as Conte's Piano Trio with violinist Kay Stern and pianist Keisuke Nakagoshi.

Mr. Miland is presented in "The Heart of a Bell", a recent film by Eric Theirmann and Aleksandra Wolska, performing Smirti, a haunting elegy for cello, Tibetan chimes and bells with the Sonos Handbell Ensemble. He also joined Sonos in December 2012 as a soloist on their nine city tour of Japan. He is featured on Love Life, a 2016 recording featuring soprano Ann Moss and music by Jake Heggie, Liam Wade and Joni Mitchell. He performs regularly as a member of the Lowell Trio with Janet Archibald, oboe and Margaret Fondbertasse, piano.

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.


Noe Valley Ministry (View)
1021 Sanchez Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
United States



Kid Friendly: Yes!
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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