SF Debut of PHONOCHROME - an exciting new chamber music ensemble in the Bay Area

“LOVE AT THE END OF THE WORLD”
A Valentine’s Day Concert 

 Free admission! Reception to follow. 

More information @ www.phonochrome.org

About
Phonochrome, a new Bay Area-based chamber ensemble, will give its debut performance at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music on February 14th. This next-generation ensemble emerged from a series of conversations among friends at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Hailing from Carnegie Mellon, Yale, and The Juilliard School, Phonochrome’s three-woman core unites a flexible roster of dynamic young artists to increase the accessibility and impact of chamber music while maintaining unwavering dedication to performance at the highest level. Each concert is a thoughtfully woven musical narrative accomplished through innovative and thematic programming.

The Program

This program explores themes of love in twentieth-century French music. The distinct compositional voices of Debussy, Gaubert, and Messiaen reflect the composers’ musical milieu and the political climate of France at the time of their writing. Debussy’s violin sonata poignantly marks his final contribution to music before his death in 1918, the same year that World War I ended. In the interwar period, Gaubert revolutionized the flute’s repertoire and technique in his post at the Paris Conservatoire. Messiaen’s iconic Quartet for the End of Time, premiered in 1941 at a German prisoner-of-war camp, presents us with the horrors of war juxtaposed with a devout love of God.

The concert features Phonochrome founders Allegra Chapman, piano; Laura Gaynon, cello; and Elizabeth Talbert, flute. They are joined by guests Cassandra Bequary and Joseph Maile, violins; Sophie Huet, clarinet; and Jerry Liu, cello.

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  • Rover R.

    Wonderful, thoughtful, French music. Amazing breath control by Ms Huet.

    February 15, 2014

  • Allegra C.

    Thank you all so much for coming last night! We had a wonderful time playing for such an enthusiastic audience! If you would like to hear about future concerts, feel free to sign up for our mailing list on the Contact page of our website - www.phonochrome.org.

    1 · February 15, 2014

  • jade

    What a magical event. Let's do it again! They were incredible.

    February 14, 2014

  • Angelaa

    How would we recognize the group? Where would we meet as a meetup group?

    1 · February 13, 2014

    • Allegra C.

      I unfortunately can't organize a dinner or meetup place before the concert, but there will be a desert reception afterwards. The musicians will stay to chat and meet everyone. If anyone is interested in organizing something before the concert, there are many great restaurants in the area - Sauce, The Grove, etc.

      February 13, 2014

    • Em O.

      Hi angelaa, me and a friend will be at the biergarten on octavia around 7pm and then walk over 740pm

      February 14, 2014

  • Em O.

    Im sorry i cant make it due to deadlines.

    February 13, 2014

    • Em O.

      I can make it! Look forward to the performance.

      February 14, 2014

  • Maricel M.

    do we need to buy tickets?

    February 14, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Nope! It's open seating. Just tell the security guards you're at the conservatory for a concert and come on in!

      February 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Our concert was just added to SFGate's "Bay Area Performance Picks" for this week! We have been having such a blast putting this music together and can't wait to share it with you tomorrow.

    http://www.sfgate.com/performance/article/Bay-Area-performance-picks-Feb-13-16-5229189.php

    1 · February 13, 2014

  • Allegra C.

    We're gearing up for Friday and so excited to present this gorgeous music to all of you! If you haven't seen it, take a look at our write-up in the San Francisco Classical Voice - https://www.sfcv.org/article/phonochrome-serves-up-love-on-the-appropriate-day

    February 11, 2014

  • Cyndi

    Anybody from Marin? want to carpool?

    February 8, 2014

  • Allegra C.

    The Examiner just featured out debut concert in an article. Check it out!

    http://www.examiner.com/article/valentine-s-day-weekend-will-be-the-first-major-weekend-of-choices-2014

    1 · January 27, 2014

  • jade

    This "sounds" promising!

    1 · January 19, 2014

    • jade

      Can't wait to see you in action.

      January 20, 2014

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Rafaël

We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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