Lestat Trio: Clarinet, viola, piano

We're delighted to host the Lestat Trio, performing works for clarinet, viola and piano, on Sunday December 15th, 2013, at 2:00 pm.

Requested donation: $15 at the door. Space is limited; online reservations are required.

Lestat Trio
Rachel Dusenbury, clarinet
Claudia Campazzo, viola
Paul G. McCurdy, piano

Sunday, December 15, 2013
2:00 p.m.
Maybeck Studio for the Performing Arts
Berkeley, California

Sonata No. 5 in c minor, Op. 10, No.1                                   Ludwig van Beethoven
I. Allegro molto e con brio                                          (17701827)
II. Adagio molto
III. Finale: Prestissimo

Trio, Op. 274                                                                          Carl Reinecke
            I. Allegro                                                                     (1824–1910)
            II. Ein Märchen: Andante
            III. Scherzo: Allegro
            IV. Finale: Allegro



Prelude, Allegro and Pastorale                                               Rebecca Clarke
            for clarinet and viola                                                   (18861979)
Trio                                                                                         Gordon Jacob
            I.          Adagio molto                                                  (1895–1984)
            II.        Menuetto
            III.       Adagio molto
            IV.       Presto assai

Rachel Dusenbury, an Atlanta native, holds a bachelor’s of music in clarinet performance from Columbus (Georgia) State University and a master’s of music in clarinet performance from The Ohio State University. She was a student of Dr. Edwin Riley and of James Pyne. She has taught clarinet students ranging from middle school to college level and has performed with chamber groups, wind ensembles, and orchestras in Columbus, Georgia; Columbus, Ohio; and the San Francisco Bay Area. Currently she is principal clarinet of the Mill Valley Philharmonic.

Claudia Campazzo is a graduate of the New England Conservatory in Boston, where she earned a master's degree in viola performance. Claudia has performed chamber music as a member of the International Musical Arts Institute in Maine, the Apple Hill center for Chamber Music in New Hampshire, and the Brandeis University Summer Festival in Boston. As a freelancer she has appeared with many New England ensembles including the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, the New Hampshire Symphony, Opera North, and Emmanuel Music. She has taught at Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire, the Chestnut Hill School for Music in Newton, Massachusetts and the Brattleboro Music Center and the Putney School in Vermont. Claudia relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2008. She was principal viola with the Mill Valley Philharmonic for two years and performs regularly with the Lestat Trio.

Paul G. McCurdy is an accompanist and coach for the San Francisco Conservatory of Music's Preparatory and Adult Extension Divisions. He performs regularly with the Lestat Trio and works with a wide range of organizations, including Lamplighters, Lick-Wilmerding High School, Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory, the San Francisco Girls Chorus, Woodminster Summer Musicals, and the Lesbian/Gay Chorus of San Francisco, for which he serves as assistant music director. He studied music at the University of Georgia and holds degrees in anthropology and German. Teachers and mentors include Jane Bailey, Jeannine Morrison, George Mann, and Richard Rogers.