The Third Sunday Concert on February 18 featured several musicians from the African-American Composers Initiative singing and playing music from African-American Composers.
Performers included the Picasso Ensemble (Susan C. Brown, Victoria Ehrlich, and Josephine Gandolfi), LaDoris Cordell, Josephine Gandolfi, Othello Jefferson, and Deanne Tucker. They shared spirituals, the blues, and other compositions from Undine Smith Moore, William Grant Still, Joshua McGhee, Valerie Capers, and more.
African-American Concert Program
The January 3rd Sunday Concert featured the the Amaranth Quartet, which has been playing in the Bay Area since 2013. They performed music by Felix Mendelssohn, Fodé Lassana Diabaté, Garth Knox, Rhiannon Giddens.
The Amaranth Quartet includes violinists Emily Botel and Abigail Shiman, violist Julie Michael, and cellist Helen Newby.
As part of the ICP 3rd Sunday Concert series, Chika Inoue and Mary Au presented “Music Around the World for Saxophone and Piano” to an enthusiastic crowd of 45-50 music lovers on Sunday, November 19th.
With Chika Inoue on saxophone and Mary Au at the piano, the concert featured music from Japanese, German, Armenian, Belgian, and U.S. composers.
One piece, “Behind Barbed Wire,” portrayed the terrors of war and what happened to Japanese Americans post-EO9066, through a combination of music, Haiku and Tanka poems written by internees, and video with home movie camera footage. It was written by Deon Nielsen Price, a widely performed and recorded composer and pianist, who is now a resident of the Presidio.
Download the program: Chika Inoue and Mary Au
The Presidio Trust Building Maintenance Department had a crew painting the exterior of the Presidio Chapel beginning on October 23rd, 2017.
Some photos before the work:
A pressure washer on the parking side readies to clean the walls:
Restriping the parking lot