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THE BLACK CEDAR TRIO
KRIS PALMER, flute
STEVEN LIN, guitar
ISAAC PASTOR-CHERMAK, cello
Three musicians, each outstanding in their own right, combine forces to present a program of music composed in the 18th, 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Does this sound like an unusual combination of instruments? It is! Stephen Smoliar of The Rehearsal Studio stated in a review, "While the instrumentation is unconventional, it is surprisingly effective." In this performance, the trio will present music by J.S. Bach, Paganini, Piazzolla, and a special commission by the Black Cedar Trio, Tres Colores (2018) by Javier Contreras. The San Francisco Classical Voice has said, "Black Cedar forges a new repertoire with flair."
OSLC CHRISTMAS CONCERT
Faith, Fun, and a Feast!
Our Savior's singing and ringing choirs bring another afternoon of music both serious and light-hearted, all providing an aural boost of cheer for your enjoyment. How do you say "Merry Christmas" in modern times? The Contemporary Singers will give you a hint. The Chancel Choir will tell you where to go, in a rousing spiritual. And our Bellissimo handbell choir knows what they want for Christmas this year. The feast? We'll certainly have a nice reception post-concert with edibles to delight you, but in this case, we mean the real rouser at the end of the concert: Randol Alan Bass's Feast of Carols, written for the Dallas Symphony and Chorus.
ANN MOSS, soprano
STEVEN BAILEY, piano
Ex Uno Omnes "Out of the one, all of us"
Ann Moss is an OSLC Concert Series favorite, having soloed with our choir several times, most recently  in the REQUIEM by John Rutter. She has gone on to become a respected vocalist and recording artist, often singing (and sometimes commissioning) outstanding music by contemporary composers. Steven Bailey is a solo and collaborative pianist of wide versatility. This recital explores three aspects of the human condition: isolation, partnership, and unity. Ann and Steven lead listeners through duo and solo repertoire that expresses these different states of being, illustrating how we are all joined together through our shared experiences of fear and loss, love and mutual recognition, benevolence and altruism. The program highlights music from various eras, languages, and styles, placing special emphasis on works by women and LGBTQ composers.
DAVID AUERBACH, baritone
with Martin Morley, piano; Jonah Cabral, reeds; Daniel Williams, drums
STANDING, STILL: Stories from a Man's Life
David Auerbach is a favorite of the OSLC Concert Series, having appeared here as a singer, duo-pianist, and organist. For this performance, he has taken inspiration from the song cycles of lieder by masters such as Schubert and Schumann, and used standards from Broadway and The Great American Songbook to tell a story that is at once highly personal as well as highly relatable for all. Great music by legendary composers such as Duke Ellington, Irving Berlin, and Cole Porter, in arrangements by David Auerbach. An afternoon of wonderful song with a compelling storyline.
GREGORY DUFFORD, clarinet
PEGGY LYON, piano
Three Centuries of Music for Clarinet
While living in the Bay Area, Gregory played with, among other groups, the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, for which he was principal clarinetist. He has served as a clarinet instructor for both Stanford University and San Francisco State University. Since moving to Denver in 2000, he has continued his work as a performer and professor. Peggy Lyon is a concert pianist who has performed in Austria, Pery, and major American cities; she has recorded ten solo CDs. Together, they present virtuosic and entertaining recitals. Their Lafayette program will include compositions by Dvorak, Piazzolla, Debussy, and others.