Friday, June 1, 2018

Black Cedar Returning to SFPL on Sunday

The Black Cedar trio of Isaac Pastor-Chermak, Steve Lin, and Kris Palmer (from the Black Cedar home page)

I see from my personal records that the last time I wrote about Black Cedar was about a year ago, when they gave a free public concert at the Main Branch of the San Francisco Public Library (SFPL). For those unfamiliar with the group, it began as the duo of flutist Kris Palmer and guitarist Steve Lin in 2011. The name of the ensemble had to do with Palmer playing a flute made of black wood and Lin playing a guitar made of cedar. The duo is now a trio, joined by cellist Isaac Pastor-Chermak (whose cello is neither black nor cedar).

This Sunday afternoon the trio will return to SFPL. Program specifics have not yet been announced. Usually the trio prepares a survey of the breadth of its repertoire, which includes Renaissance lute songs and dances, Baroque trio sonatas, Classical and Romantic-era salon pieces, Appalachian folk music, and modern works from living composers.

This concert will begin at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 3. SFPL is located at 100 Larkin Street, on the northeast corner of Grove Street on the Civic Center Plaza. The performance will take place downstairs in the Koret Auditorium. Admission will be free. Those wishing further information from SFPL are invited to call 415-557-4277.

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