Sunday, September 8, 2019

Robert Howard & Evan Kahn "Ouroboros: Duo Cello Concert"





















Barriere: Sonata for 2 cellos (10')
Nina C. Young: Ainsi Soit-Il for solo cello (Evan) (5')
Akshaya Tucker: new Hindustani piece for solo cello (Robert) (7')
Boccherini: Sonata in A major (10')
Barry Guy: "Red Shift" for 2 cellos (12')
Gabrieli: Fugue for 2 Cellos (2')
John Zorn: Ouroboros for 2 cellos (11')
Smooth Criminal (encore) (4')

Robert Howard & Evan Kahn at the Maybeck
Sunday, September 08, 2019 at 3:00pm
This concert is $20 General Admission





Robert Howard: A native of Atlanta, GA, Robert began studying cello at age 12. Graduate of Rice University and San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He has studied and performed at festivals such as Tanglewood, Spoleto, Verbier, the Accademia Chigiana, and the Sandor Vegh Academy in Prague. Robert won first prize in the Rome Festival Competition and has received grants from the Maggini and Virtu Foundations. Robert has performed in the Festival Internacional de Musica in Costa Rica, the Festival de Guadarama in Spain, and on the Mostly Mozart series in Lincoln Center. He has performed with American Bach Soloists, New Century Chamber Orchestra, Philharmonia Baroque, and the San Francisco Symphony. A regular guest on many Bay Area chamber music series, Robert has also made concerto appearances with BARS Orchestra and Stanford Symphony. He has worked directly with composers such as Osvaldo Golijov, Gabriela Frank, George Perle, George Benjamin, and Jonathan Berger. Robert runs his own house concert series, concertsbythesquare.org, which combine thematically linked chamber music programs with food and short lecture presentations. A passionate teacher, he has made two trips to Kenya, where he taught and performed. He has coached at San Francisco Conservatory, Stanford University, San Jose State University, San Francisco State University, and the Conservatorio Superior Coruña in Spain.

Evan Kahn: Native to Los Angeles, cellist Evan Kahn has been praised as “a cellist deserved of serious listening” for bringing his “electrifying … nuanced and colorful” style to all of his collaborations, from concerti to chamber music to contemporary performances. Intensely passionate about new music and music of non-Western cultures, he has commissioned and premiered over 50 works by composers from around the world, including his father’s Cello Concerto.
Evan holds principal positions in five orchestras — principal cello in Symphony Silicon Valley, principal cello in Opera San Jose, guest principal cello in Fresno Philharmonic, and assistant principal cello in San Jose Chamber Orchestra and West Bay Opera. In February 2019, he was named Musical America’s New Artist of the Month. He plays on a cello by Italian luthier Carlo Carletti, c. 1900.