(Left to Right) Front row: Susie Fong, harpsichord, Nanette McGuinness, soprano, Kindra Scharich, mezzo-soprano
Back row: Hallie Pridham, baroque cello and viola da gamba, Jonathan Smucker, tenor, Kirk Eichelberger, bass
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The Vinaccesi Ensemble focuses on music of the Baroque for solo voice and continuo, especially that of the Italy and the Veneto, and Italian composer Benedetto Vinaccesi (1666–1719), for whom the ensemble is named. The ensemble consists of Nanette McGuinness, soprano; Kindra Scharich, mezzo-soprano; Jonathan Smucker, tenor; Kirk Eichelberger, bass; Hallie Pridham, viola da gamba and baroque cello; Paul Morton, theorbo and baroque guitar; and Susie Fong, harpsichord.
Chamber Music at the Legion is a free concert series presented in collaboration with the San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music. Now in its fifth season, this popular chamber music series is presented on one weekend day of each month from February to July. Join us in celebrating the Legion’s restored period room, the Salon Doré from the Hôtel de La Trémoille and the special exhibition Intimate Impressionism from the National Gallery of Art.
- Mobius Trio May 4
- Farallon Quintet June 1
- Baumer Quartet July 13
San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music
Since 1998, San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music (SFFCM) has nurtured, supported, and promoted professional chamber musicians, ensembles, and presenters, and has worked to build audience awareness and appreciation for chamber music. As fiscal sponsor to 83 ensembles currently, SFFCM offers career guidance, consulting, workshops, and performance opportunities to its affiliates, as well as educational programs and a grant program. SFFCM now serves several overlapping Bay Area musical communities- early music, chamber music, new music, jazz, and creative music. In 2010, SFFCM was honored to receive the prestigious CMAcclaim Award for extraordinary contributions in the field of chamber music.