Sunday, June 3, 2007

A Musical June at the San Francisco Public Library

This month the Library will present a series of three wide-ranging concerts in the Main Library's Koret Auditorium.

On Tuesday, June 5, 2007 at 6:00 p.m., the San Francisco-based Del Sol String Quartet will be here to present “Umbilical Chords - Women Composers and the Creative Process,” a concert of music by Linda Catlin Smith (USA), Ruth Crawford Seeger (USA), Teresa Carreno (Venezuela), Sally Beamish (Great Britain), and Kui Dong (China). This program focuses on how motherhood has shaped the creative process for each of these composers.

On Sunday, June 10, 2007 at 2:00 p.m., the Six Golden Flowers Ensemble will give a performance. This is a group of six young women from the Bay Area who perform on the guzheng, a traditional Chinese instrument. This concert, co-presented by the San Francisco Gu-zheng Music Society will feature classic pieces like The Evening Song of the Fishermen, and modern works like Battling the Typhoon and Dance of Yi.

On Saturday, June 16, 2007 at 2:00 p.m., the library will present a program entitled "Now We Can Sing." Flutist Barbara Siesel and actor/storyteller Keith Torgan will present music that was banned to Jewish musicians by the Nazis in 1930s Germany. They will re-create the times through music by Bach, Schumann, Hindemith, Copland and Gershwin as well as cabaret songs by Frederich Hollaender.

These programs are supported by the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library. All programs at the San Francisco Public Library are free. The Koret Auditorium is located in the Lower Level of the Main Library, at 100 Larkin Street (at Grove). Call (415) 557-4277 for more information.

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