Classical at the Freight: Happy Birthday, Robin Sharp!

San Francisco Chamber Orchestra presents

Classical at the Freight: Happy Birthday, Robin Sharp!

Robin Sharp, Wendy Sharp, Jenny Douglass, Ben Simon, Eric Gaenslen, Margaret Edmondson

Monday, October 8th

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

$9 ADV / $11 DOOR (plus fees)

Happy Birthday, Robin Sharp!
Happy 50th Birthday, Robin Sharp!
With Ben Simon and the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra All-Stars

A musical celebration of our very own concetmaster, Bay Area treasure Robin Sharp. Robin will join forces with top chamber musicians from around the country for an evening of seldom-heard chamber music masterpieces. The centerpiece of the evening will be Tchaikovsky's brilliant sextet, Souvenir de Florence, composed - by a happy coincidence - when he was 50 years old!
Robin Sharp
Robin Sharp
Violinist Robin Sharp is a solo performer, chamber musician, concertmaster, and teacher. Ms. Sharp performs as Concertmaster of the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra with conductor Benjamin Simon, and is on the music faculty at Stanford University as Full-time Lecturer in Violin. In addition to maintaining private teaching studios in San Francisco and Palo Alto, she teaches at California Summer Music each summer. Ms.Sharp currently serves on the Artistic Advisory Board of the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, and is also on the Advisory Board of California Summer Music. A frequent guest artist, Ms. Sharp appeared as soloist during the 2015-16 season with the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, Schola Cantorum, and with the Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra for their Pacific Northwest 50th Anniversary Tour. Her recent chamber music engagements have included ongoing collaborations with the St. Michael Trio, which Ms. Sharp joined as their violinist in 2017, and the Haydn Project, a quartet that is exploring all of the Haydn string quartets.
Jenny Douglass
Jenny Douglass
American violist
Eric Gaenslen
Eric Gaenslen
Cellist Eric Gaenslen is a part-time artist-in-residence at the School of Music. He has been a member of the Rossetti Quartet since 1999. Also a recitalist, he has performed worldwide at such venues as the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Lincoln Center, and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. As orchestral soloist he has performed Bloch’s Schelomo at New York’s Avery Fisher Hall, the Beethoven Triple Concerto in Mexico and given the premiere performance of Laura Carnibucci’s ‘Siddartha’ for cello and string orchestra. Chamber music performances at major music festivals include the Olympic, Aspen, Evian, Tanglewood, Bowdoin, Banff and Vermont Mozart Festival.