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Bridge Piano Quartet at the Trianon Theatre
Trianon Theatre
San Jose, CA
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Bridge Piano Quartet at the Trianon Theatre
Join the Bridge Piano Quartet for a concert at the beautiful Trianon Theatre in downtown San Jose featuring the newly-commissioned work, "Gateway: Stories from Angel Island for piano, violin, viola, and cello with electronics, narrator, and Butoh dancer."


W.A. Mozart - Piano Quartet in E flat Major, K. 493
Frank Bridge - Phantasy for Piano Quartet
Chad Cannon - Gateway: Stories from Angel Island for piano, violin, viola, and cello with electronics, narrator, and Butoh dancer

Special guests:
Judith Kajiwara, Butoh dancer
narrator, TBA

Bonny Doon Winery is hosting a wine tasting reception immediately following the performance.

Bridge Piano Quartet members:
Cynthia Baehr, violin
Eleanor Angel, viola
Kristin Garbeff, cello
Kumi Uyeda, piano

Cynthia Baehr, violin
Cynthia is concertmaster of the Opera San Jose and San Jose Chamber Orchestras as well as the Cadenza ensemble in Santa Cruz. She has also appeared frequently as a soloist with the San Jose Chamber Orchestra and New Music Works Ensemble of Santa Cruz. A passionate advocate of string education, Cynthia is the founder and Music Director of Santa Cruz Chamber Strings, an ensemble of young string players. Having served on the faculties of Santa Clara University and the Silicon Valley Youth Conservatory at San Jose State University, she presently maintains a thriving studio of private students in Santa Cruz where she now resides. Before moving to the Bay Area, Cynthia lived in Europe where she performed as a member of the Lucerne Chamber Soloists in Switzerland and the Wurttembergisches Chamber Orchestra in Germany.

Eleanor Angel, viola
As a California native, Eleanor Angel, Violinist/Violist, grew up playing in the Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra, studying at the San Francisco Conservatory and attending Tanglewood (BSO) during summers. Eleanor received her BM from Indiana University, followed by an apprenticeship with the late-great William Primrose, and a MM from the Eastman School of Music. As an avid chamber musician, Eleanor has performed in Switzerland, Perugia and Siena Italy, and at the Yale Summer School, as well as for the Adventures in Music Quartet for the San Franciscos in-school program. Since 1984 Eleanor has held a full studio of violin and viola students, while playing for the San Jose Symphony/Symphony Silicon Valley, San Franciscos Opera and Symphony, San Joses Opera and Chamber Orchestras, as well as the New Century Chamber Orchestra and the Cabrillo Contemporary Music Festival.

Kristin Garbeff, cello
Kristin is an active freelance musician and has performed with many groups in the San Francisco and Monterey Bay areas including the Monterey Symphony, Santa Cruz Symphony, West Bay Opera, New Music Works, Cadenza, and Hidden Valley String Orchestra. Kristin is also active in the popular music scene. She has collaborated with various groups in the San Francisco Bay Area including indie band Blue Rabbit, Kenny Shick, Jenn Grinels, and the Thriving Artists organization. Kristin received her Master of Music degree in 2007 at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, MA where she studied with Dr. Terry King. She studied chamber music with Kathleen Lenski, Victor Rosenbaum, and Roger Tapping, and jazz improvisation with pianist Peter Cassino. In addition to performing, Kristin maintains a teaching studio at her home in Scotts Valley, Ca.

Kumiko Uyeda, piano
Kumiko enjoys performing in various genres, including western art music, jazz-fusion, and collaborating with poets and traditional instruments. She worked as a free-lance pianist before resuming her academic studies at UC Santa Cruz and received a Ph.D. in Cultural Musicology in 2015, with research focus on the indigenous Ainu music of Japan.  Kumiko will join the adjunct faculty at University of San Francisco in the fall of 2017 in the Performing Arts and Social Justice Department. She received her M.M. degree in piano performance from the Manhattan School of Music in New York City where she actively pursued contemporary music, working with Joel Thome and the Orchestra of Our Time. While in New York, she studied with Zenon Fishbein and with Edna Golandsky with the Dorothy Taubman technique. She has published two solo piano CD albums to date: Music of Erik Satie and Art of Love. Kumiko maintains a private teaching studio at the Santa Cruz Music Academy.


Trianon Theatre (View)
72 North Fifth Street
San Jose, CA 95112
United States


Music > Classical

Minimum Age: 8
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!


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