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Gualala Arts Chamber Music Series presents:
Kirkwood Ensemble

Sunday, February 12, 2012, 4:00 p.m.
at the Gualala Arts Center
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Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Piano Trio No. 5 in D major, Op. 70, No. 1, Ghost (1808)

Allegro vivace con brio
Largo assai ed espressivo

Dmitri Shostakovich, (1906-1975)
Piano Trio No. 2 in e minor, Op. 67 (1944)

I.     Andante, Moderato
II.   Allegro non troppo
III. Largo
IV.   Allegretto


Johannes Brahms, (1833-1897)
Piano Trio No. 2 in C major, Op. 87 (1882)

Andante con moto
Scherzo: Presto
Finale: Allegro giocoso

Back by popular demand, we are pleased to welcome the Kirkwood Ensemble, which takes its name from the Music at Kirkwood Festival, where developing musicians learn from an outstanding faculty in a beautiful Sierra mountain setting.

Dawn Harms Dawn Harms is active as a violinist, violist, chamber musician, and conductor. For ten years Dawn was first violinist with the Harrington String Quartet, winners of the Grand Prize at the prestigious Fischoff and Evian International chamber music competitions. She played first violin for five years with the Santa Fe Opera.

A member of the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and the New Century Chamber Orchestra, Dawn also performs as co-concertmaster with the Oakland Symphony, Santa Fe Pro Musica Chamber Orchestra, and the Pacific Chamber Orchestra. Dawn is the founder and conductor of the Elixir Chamber Orchestra, and co-founder and music director of the Music at Kirkwood Chamber Music Festival. Ms. Harms currently serves on the faculty of Stanford University.

Victoria Ehrlich Victoria Ehrlich, cellist, received her musical education at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, the Academy of Santa Cecilia in Rome, Italy, and the State University of New York at Stony Brook, as well as summer programs at Interlochen, Aspen and Tanglewood.

Before joining the San Francisco Opera Orchestra in 1984, she performed with the Santa Fe Opera and Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, and served as principal cellist with the Symphonies of Omaha, Richmond, VA, and Phoenix. Ms. Ehrlich has performed with the San Francisco Ballet and Symphony, New Century Chamber Orchestra, and California and Berkeley Symphonies.

Helene Wickett Hélène Wickett has regularly appeared as soloist with major orchestras and in solo recitals throughout Europe and the Americas, as well as being an active chamber musician. Her orchestral appearances include some seventy different concertos with the Cleveland, San Francisco, Boston, St. Louis, Pittsburgh, Minnesota, Dallas, New Jersey, Florida, Alabama, New Mexico and Indianapolis Symphony Orchestras among many others in the United States, as well as with orchestras in England, Ireland, Austria, Sweden, Norway, France, Spain, Denmark, Holland, Poland, the Czech Republic, Romania and Bulgaria.

She has played solo programs in virtually every western musical capital, including acclaimed recitals at London's Wigmore Hall, Paris' Opéra Comique and Salle Cortot, Rome's Villa Medici and Washington's Kennedy Center, New York's Carnegie Hall as well as solo and concerto recordings for BBC Radio in England and radio and television work in Scandinavia, Holland and France. Ms. Wickett studied with Alfred Brendel, Nadia Boulanger, Robert Casadesus, Geneviève Joy, Elena Guirola Hitchcock, and Benjamin Kaplan. A winner of the Pro Musicis Foundation Award, major works by Andrew Imbrie, Darius Milhaud, Robert Rodriguez, and Hsueh-Yung Shen have been dedicated to her. A frequent competition adjudicator, she spent two months in China judging the Hong Kong Schools Music Festival in 2009. Ms. Wickett is a Steinway artist. She lives and teaches piano and violin in San Mateo, California. Fluent in six languages, she also works as a vocal accompanist and assists opera productions from the keyboard and as supertitle operator. She freelances as an orchestral violinist/violist.

Tickets are $25 advance; $5 more day of concert (buy your tickets early!).
Children and young people ages 7 through 17 are admitted free.

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To purchase in person, visit the Gualala Arts Center or Dolphin Gallery in Gualala.

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is open weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and weekends from noon to 4:00 p.m.
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