Friday, December 2, 2016

The Neighborhood Performance Project will Present its Second “Celebration” on Sunday

The Neighborhood Performance Project (NPP) is a member of the Intersection Incubator, a program initiated by Intersection for the Arts to provide fiscal sponsorship, networking, and consulting for artists. The NPP mission is to present chamber music ensembles in neighborhood venues throughout the Bay Area, resulting in exciting performances that are accessible and affordable to the diverse population of the local community. All participants share a love of chamber music, and NPP provides a platform from which that love may be extended to a community level while the performers are compensated with professional wages.

This Sunday NPP string players will convene as a chamber orchestra, led by a concertmaster, rather than a conductor, to present NPP’s second “Celebration” concert. The program will consist of selections from three distinctively different styles of string music. The earliest of these will be Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s K. 546 in C minor, which couples an Adagio for two violins, viola, and bass with a string arrangement of a fugue originally composed for two pianos (K. 426 in that form). The nineteenth century will be represented by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Opus 70 in D minor, which he titled “Souvenir de Florence.” He composed this as a string sextet, but it is often played by a string ensemble. The program will then advance to the twentieth century with the divertimento that Béla Bartók composed for strings.

This program will begin at 4:30 p.m. this coming Sunday, December 4. It is expected to last about two hours. The venue will be the McRoskey Mattress Company at 1687 Market Street, just east of the corner of Gough Street. (Remember that the agenda specifies neighborhood venues.) There is no charge for admission, and the concert is open to all. However, it goes without saying that donations will be greatly appreciated.

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