Classical Concert: The Black Cedar Ensemble

Sunday, July 14, 2019
3 PM

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The multiple award-winning members of the Black Cedar Ensemble present music inspired by the life and art of Chiura Obata, expressing beauty and joy in the face of hardship. Composed of flutist Kris Palmer, cellist Isaac Pastor-Chermak and pianist Alison Lee, the trio offers a diverse selection by composers such as Klaus Hinrich Stahmer, who fled the Nazis as a Polish youth and went on to compose highly original pieces that beautifully balanced Eastern and Western elements. Rounded out by works from Franz Joseph Haydn, Maurice Duruflé and Bohuslav Martinů, the performance pays homage to the loveliness and hope found amidst darkness, as expressed by Chiura Obata: An American Modern.

For more than 50 years, the Crocker has proudly presented its Classical Concert Series, a monthly concert featuring the finest musicians and singers from around the region and across the world. Performances are 60 minute concerts with no intermission and draw a connection to the art on view at the Museum and offer audiences a chance to hear a variety of classical music, from Baroque to contemporary. Performers are selected by the Crocker’s Classical Concert Music Board based on experience, quality of proposed program, and, most importantly, talent and musicianship. Space is limited and advance registration is recommended.

Before the performance, at 1 and 2 PM, enjoy an in-depth, docent-led tour of select works in the exhibition Chiura Obata: An American Modern, to help put the music in context with the art.


$10 Members
$18 Students/Youth
$20 Nonmembers

Online registration will close at 1 PM on July 12. Tickets may be available at the door. Purchase tickets by clicking the REGISTER button above, visiting the Museum admission desk, or calling (916) 808-1182.

This concert is part of the Crocker's monthly Classical Concert series.

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