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    An Afternoon in Vienna: Beethoven and Schubert

    Afternoon Lecture Recital for Community Tuesdays

    When: Tuesday, 11/5/2019 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

    Where: Albert and Janet Schultz Cultural Arts Hall (Bldg F)

    OFJCC Palo Alto JCCSpend an afternoon enjoying the beautiful music of Beethoven and Schubert. In this informative and entertaining lecture recital, pianist Ian Scarfe will describe the context of early 1800's Vienna. This is the time when Ludwig van Beethoven's music was breaking conventions and changing the history of art, while a young Franz Schubert was there to witness it all, responding to it with his own works of genius.

    Ian Scarfe enjoys a busy career as a piano soloist, collaborative pianist and chamber musician. An enthusiastic performer, he averages over 100 performances each year, which often take him across the United States, Canada and Europe.

    He is the founder and director of the Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival, which presents annual retreats and concert tours for dozens of musicians from around the world. Based in "North State" California's scenic Trinity County, the home of the Trinity Alps Wilderness, the festival has given over 200 concerts in its seven years, including educational performances at dozens of local schools and summer camps.

    Ian is a founding member of the Vinifera Trio, an ensemble based in California's wine country, and the Zurich Mozart Trio, based in Zurich, Switzerland. He is also a founding member of the group Nonsemble 6, renowned for its fully staged performances of Arnold Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire.

    An eloquent and articulate speaker, Ian is a frequent lecturer on music, and gives talks on music appreciation and history at universities, adult education programs and retirement communities.

    As a soloist, Ian's appearances with orchestras have come to prominently feature the music of Beethoven. Recent performances of Beethoven's music include the Piano Concerto No. 4 with Symphony Parnassus in San Francisco, the "Choral" Fantasy with the Fairbanks Summer Arts Orchestra in Alaska, and the "Triple" Concerto with orchestras in California and Florida.

    Ian is currently on staff as a music associate at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he earned a Master's Degree in 2008 and an Artist's Certificate in 2010. He earned a Bachelor's of Music Degree in 2005 from Willamette University.

    Daytime Adult Learning and Culture Programs are made possible in part by the John R. Schwabacher Family as well as a grant from the Maimonides Fund at the Jewish Community Federation & Endowment Fund of San Francisco, The Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties. We are grateful for their generous support.

    Need a ride?

    The OFJCC provides door-to-door rides for mobility-impaired seniors to all Community Tuesday lectures and concerts. The price is $10 for a round trip. All reservations must be made by Thursday morning the week before the event. To make a reservation, contact Betty Saad at [email protected] or (650) 223-8741. 

    Funded by the Senior Mobility Initiative at the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund.


    Tuesday, November 5
    1:00–2:30 PM
    Schultz Cultural Arts Hall
    $15 or one punch of the Community Tuesdays Punch Card
    No reservations required. Pay at the door.
    Contact: Michelle Rosengaus | (650) 223-8616 | [email protected]




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