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Fullerton Friends of Music 2021-2022 


NIcholas Tavani, violin; Rachel Shapiro, violin; Caitlyn Lynch, viola; Alan Richardson, cello (Alice Yoo replaced Alan Richardson for this concert.)


Joseph Haydn          Quartet in F minor, Op. 20, No. 5

William Bolcom       3 Rags for String Quartet

Antonín  Dvořák      String Quartet in F major, Op. 96,                                                ‘American’

Aeolus Quartet

November 14, 2021 at 3:30pm

Fullerton First United Methodist Church

114 N. Pomona Ave., Fullerton, CA.

Aeolus Quartet Praised by the Baltimore Sun for combining “smoothly meshed technique with a sense of spontaneity and discovery,” the Aeolus Quartet, formed in 2008, has been awarded prizes at nearly every major competition in the United States and performed across the globe (Alice Tully Hall, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Reinberger Recital Hall at Severance Hall, The Library of Congress) with showings "worthy of a major-league quartet" (Scott Cantrell, Dallas Morning News). Mark Satola of the Cleveland Plain Dealer writes, “The quartet has a rich and warm tone combined with precise ensemble playing (that managed also to come across as fluid and natural), and an impressive musical intelligence guided every technical and dramatic turn.”  They were the 2013-2015 Graduate Resident String Quartet at the Juilliard School, and they currently make their home in New York City.


Thirteen musicians - violins, violas, cellos, basses and keyboard.


Vivaldi-Richter       The American Four Seasons (excerpts)

Bach                        Brandenburg Concerto No.3, i. Allegro

Glass                       The American Four Seasons (excerpts)

G. Bersanetti         Hommage to "Fidlder"

Brahms                   Hungarian Dance No. 4

Delirium Musicum Chamber Orchestra

December 12, 2021 at 3:30pm

Wilshire Auditorium at Fullerton College

315 E. Wilshire Ave., Fullerton, CA.

Delirium Musicum is a self-conducted chamber orchestra dedicated to providing impassioned and engaging musical performances that deeply connect the audience to the musicians. Influenced by the bustling artistic mosaic of LA, the group applies dazzling creativity and limitless excitement to their performances that are known to an ever-growing audience. Delirium Musicum represents the artistic excellence and leadership of the young generation of musicians in Los Angeles.  Creative and unapologetic interpretation of the old masters as well as collaboration with contemporary composers brings a unique voice to the group. For this performance there will be an ensemble of thirteen.


Busch Trio

January 30, 2022 at 3:30pm

Wilshire Avenue Community Church

212 E. Wilshire Ave., Fullerton, CA.

Omri Epstein, piano; Mathieu Van Bellen, violin;

Ori Epstein, cello.

Busch Trio The musicians of the Busch Trio have won several prizes in international competitions as soloists and graduated from renowned academies of music in Britain. This trio came into being in 2012 and is the fruit of a friendship that had existed for years. Great names such as the teacher of chamber music Eberhard Feltz, pianist Sir András Schiff and The Artemis Quartet have contributed to their development.  With their ‘effortless musicianship’ (The Times) and great emotional sensitivity ascribed to them by the press and their loyal fans, these three musicians are guided by the head as much as the heart when playing music.


Wolfgang Mozart        Trio in B-flat major, KV. 502

Johannes Brahms       Trio in C minor, Op. 101

Maurice Ravel              Trio in A minor


Pala Garcia, violin; John Popham, cello;

Renate Rohlfing, piano.

Longleash Piano Trio

February 20, 2022 at 3:30pm

Wilshire Avenue Community Church

212 E. Wilshire Ave., Fullerton, CA.

Longleash is an ensemble with a traditional instrumentation and a progressive identity. The “expert young trio” (Strad Magazine) takes its name from Operation Long Leash, a Cold War era CIA operation that promoted American avant-garde artists in Europe. “Fearlessly accomplished” (Arts Desk UK), Longleash has quickly earned a reputation in the US and abroad for innovative programming, artistic excellence and new music advocacy. Longleash has given workshops at University College Cork, Royal Irish Academy of Music, The Juilliard School’s Music Advancement Program, Manhattan School of Music, Hunter College, New York University, The Graduate Center (CUNY), and Ohio University.


Lili Boulanger         D'un Matin de Printemps

Clara Schumann    Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 17

Lili Boulanger         D'un Soir Triste

Yaz Lancaster         Shed Velvet

James Diaz              In her dream song 


Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe, piano.


Music by Mozart, Brahms, Leonard Bernstein, Anderson & Roe, and more

Anderson & Roe Piano Duo

April 03, 2022 at 3:30pm

Fullerton First United Methodist Church

114 Pomona Ave., Fullerton, CA.

Anderson & Roe Piano Duo Known for their adrenalized performances, original compositions, and notorious music videos, Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe are revolutionizing the piano duo experience for the 21st century. Described as “the most dynamic duo of this generation” (San Francisco Classical Voice), “rock stars of the classical music world” (Miami Herald), and “the very model of complete 21st-century musicians” (The Washington Post), the Anderson & Roe Piano Duo aims to make classical music a relevant and powerful force around the world. Since forming their musical partnership in 2002 as students at The Juilliard School, they have toured extensively worldwide as recitalists and orchestral soloists.




Syrinx Reed Quintet


Victoria Lee, oboe; Micah Wright, clarinet; Mathieu Giradet, bass clarinet; Patrick Olmos, saxophone; Jeffrey Wasik, bassoon.


Visit their website:   Syrinx Reed Quintet


The Syrinx Reed Quintet is bringing a new voice to the Southern California chamber music scene. Founded in 2018, the quintet boasts a versatile and colorful combination of avid teaching artists with backgrounds from all across the nation. Experienced in a wide variety of styles, the ensemble offers bold and innovative repertoire with performances of unstoppable spirit. Syrinx Quintet effectively communicates all music - from the Renaissance to contemporary and popular genres. Built and driven by its homogenous instrumentation, Syrinx Quintet is proud to inspire new perspectives and collaborations in sound.

Program:  Francaix arr. Homan (Petit Quatuor), Gershwin arr. Reynolds (Three Preludes), Logan Rutledge (Point Blank), Ives arr. Reynolds (Variations on America), Rameau arr. Hekkema (La Poule), Ton Ter Doest (Circusmuziek).




Dali String Quartet


Domenic Salerni, violin; Carlos Rubio, violin; Adriana Linares, viola; Jesus Morales, cello.

Visit their website:   Dali String Quartet


The Dali Quartet brings its signature mix of Latin American, Classical and Romantic repertoire to stages and audiences of all kinds. The quartet's passionate energy is poured into everything they do, generating critical and audience acclaim for their Classical Roots, Latin Soul. Its tours include appearances for distinguished chamber music and cultural center series in the U.S., Canada, and South America.

Program:  Villa-Lobos - String Quartet No. 5 (1931), Schubert - String Quartet No. 10 in E-flat Major (D. 87), Mendelssohn -String Quartet No. 6 in F minor (Op. 80).

Thalea String Quartet with Michelle Cann 

Formed in 2014 at the Zephyr International Chamber Music Festival in Courmayeur, Italy, the Thalea String Quartet has been praised for their "vibrant performance" and "sincere expressivity".

The quartet has has appeared at the Kennedy Center, Massey Hall, and Weill Hall and were the first quartet-in-residence at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

Florence Price was disadvantaged as a classical composer in being both African American and a woman but her music is now being rediscovered.

Program:  Beethoven (String Quartet No. 1 in F major, Op. 18, No. 1), Akshaya Avril Tucker (New Commission (2019), PIAZZOLLA Piazzola (Four for Tango), Copland (Movement for String Quartet), Florence Price  (3 Folksongs in Counterpoint), Piano Concerto (Transcribed for Piano Quintet).




Thalea String Quartet with Michelle Cann,piano


Christopher Whitley, violin; Kumiko Sakamoto, violin; Luis Bellorin, viola; Titilayo Ayangade, cello; Michelle Cann, piano.

Visit their website:   Thalea String Quartet   and    Michelle Cann



Program:  Ravel (Rapsodie Espagnole), Francisco Mignone (Valsa Choro No. 11, Valsa de Esquina No.2), Saint-Saens (Variations on a Theme by Beethoven, Op. 35), Milhaud (Braziliera from Suite Scaramouche), Valery Gavrilin (From Shetches: March, Little Clock, At the Coachman's Corner, Having a Dream, Troika), Rachmaninov (Suite no.1 Op.5, Suite no.2 Op.17), Lecuona (Malaguena), Dvorak (Slavonic Dances Op.46 no.8 in G Minor (Encore)).




Duo Turgeon


Anne Louise-Turgeon, piano; Edward Turgeon, piano.

Visit their website:   Duo Turgeon

Duo Turgeon, born in Montreal and Toronto respectively, Canadian pianists Anne Louise-Turgeon and Edward Turgeon have been playing together since 1988, and performing professionally since 1996. Critically acclaimed as one of the top piano duos of our time, the Turgeons have given hundreds of performances, including a European debut at the Concertgebouw of Amsterdam, and a New York debut at Weill Recital Hall, to name a few.

The Turgeons are graduates of the University of Toronto and Yale University, where they earned doctorate degrees in the year 2000. They received the highest graduating awards and prizes from both institutions.




Sakura Cello Quintet - Cancelled due to pandemic restrictions.


Cello's: Michael Kaufman; Benjamin Lash; Stella Cho; Yoshika Masuda; Peter Myers.

Visit their website:   Sakura Cello Quintet

Program:  Debussy (The Girl with the Flaxen Hair (arr. Myers)), Faure (Cinq melodies "de Venise" Op. 58 (arr. Myers), Beethoven (Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67), I. Allegro con brio (arr. Kaufman),  Britten (Four Sea Interludes (arr. Myers)), DONALD CROCKET (New Work (commissioned by New Music USA)).

Sakura Cello Quintet, A unique and versatile cello quintet, hailed as "brilliant" and "superb" by Mark Swed in the Los Angeles Times, the SAKURA Cello Quintet is built on the artistry and virtuosity of its members. Drawing from the rich heritage of a repertoire that spans eight centuries, inventive programs are constructed around conceptual threads, with a commitment to opening new vistas of beauty and expression. In the tradition of the great chamber ensembles, the quintet distills its interpretations through time, reveling in the pure sonic pleasure of a unified and colorful sound.

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