San Francisco Performances' popular Wednesday night Salon concerts spotlight fabulous talent in the casual and intimate setting of the Hotel Rex located at 562 Sutter Street. Reminiscent of the arts and literary salons of 1930s San Francisco when artists performed in intimate spaces for a small group of friends, the Salon Series artists talk about the music they perform, sharing insights into how programs are developed and how their careers are formed. Audiences learn about music in a convivial atmosphere where questions and discussion are encouraged. These informal, after-work events last just one hour and drinks can be purchased in the hotel bar and enjoyed during the concert. All concerts take place at 6:30pm on Wednesday nights.
From Bach solo suites that define each cellist, to new and inspiring works written for her that reveal the many sides of her musical personality, Jennifer Kloetzel takes her audience on a journey of discovery with Bach & Beyond, an evening of solo cello music.
A founding member of the Cypress String Quartet, Kloetzel is noted for her elegant playing and her vibrant tone. She has given numerous recitals, including concerts for San Francisco Performances and on WQXR in New York. Strad Magazine hailed, "Cellist Jennifer Kloetzel is impressively passionate..." She has also been featured numerous times on National Public Radio's Performance Today and her performances have been broadcast on radio stations from coast to coast. She has received the Copland Award for championing living American Composers and has also commissioned and premiered more than thirty works. Kloetzel has recorded 16 CDs with the CSQ, most recently the entire cycle of Beethoven Quartets on the Avie label. In addition, she is a frequent guest soloist with orchestras, performing concertos by Brahms, Dvorak, Elgar, Lalo, Shostakovich, Beethoven and Haydn.