The first of two spring concerts by SSU's Chamber Artists in Residence, the Trio Navarro, happens on Sunday, Feb. 12, at 4 p.m. in GMC 1028 as they perform piano trios written by two, truly best friends for life: Clara Schumann and Johannes Brahms.
Joining the group is guest violinist Victor Romasevich. Winner of the Gina Bachauer Prize at the 1985 J.S. Bach International Competition, Romasevich joined the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra as associate principal violist in 1990, and in 1992 moved to the first violin section. He appears frequently in recitals and chamber concerts as a violinist, violist, and keyboard player.
The program includes: Trio in G Minor, Op. 17 (1846), Clara Schumann; Acht Stucke, Nos. 2, 3 and 7, Op. 83, Max Bruch; and Trio No. 2 in C Major, Op. 75 (1882), Johannes Brahms.
Trio Navarro is comprised of pianist Marilyn Thompson, SSU professor of piano and director of chamber music; violinist Roy Malan, concertmaster of San Francisco Ballet Orchestra; and Jill Rachuy Brindel, cellist with the San Francisco Symphony.
Trio Navarro returns to SSU at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 8, in GMC 1028 to play the Piano Trios of Robert Schumann (No. 1 in D Minor), Fanny Mendelssohn (also in D Minor) and Kirke Mechem.
To buy tickets online, go to http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/215400 or call the School of Performing Arts box office at 707-664-2353.