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Sylvestris Quartet in collaboration with the Sonoma State Orchestra

Saturday, September 28th, 2019 at 7:30pm Green Music Center, Weill Hall 

Sylvestris Quartet joins the Sonoma State Orchestra under the direction of Alex Kahn for Back to Bach, a program following J.S. Bach’s influences.

The concert opens with J.S. Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins, featuring Sylvestris Quartet members Aaron Westman and Anna Washburn as soloists. Washburn and Westman will then be joined on stage by violinist Tyler Lewis and cellist Frédéric Rosselet to perform works by Brahms and Elgar. The concert concludes with the joyful and powerful Symphony No. 5, “Reformation,” by Felix Mendelssohn, written to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the German Reformation. 

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Sylvestris Quartet performs at SF Music Day 

Sunday, October 6th, 1:30-2pm War Memorial Veterans Building, Green Room FREE 

“Renegades go Back to the Future” Sylvestris Quartet performs two pairings of historically inspired renegade composers Matthew Locke/Edward Elgar and Heinrich Biber/Ludwig van Beethoven.

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Violinists Anna Washburn and Tyler Lewis, violist Aaron Westman, and cellist Gretchen Claassen play with many of the nation’s leading period instrument ensembles, including Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, American Bach Soloists, and Bach Collegium San Diego, and hold degrees from Juilliard, Indiana University School of Music, Boston University, and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.  Sylvestris Quartet has also teamed up with Agave Baroque and Marin Baroque to present a new concert series in Marin, California called Marin Baroque Presents.

Thanks to photographer Scott Chernis and InterMusic SF for this wonderful photo from San Francisco Music Day on September 24th, 2017.