Noe Valley Chamber Music Presents: Brian Thorsett & Friends

Event has passed (Sun Feb 25, 2018 - Sun Feb 25, 2018)
Noe Valley Ministry
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Music, Theater / Performance Arts


On Sunday, February 25, 2018 NVCM welcomes Brian Thorsett, tenor, back to our stage where he will join with SF Opera's Kevin Rivard, French horn, John Churchwell, piano, and Emil MIland, cello to perform How Cold the Wind Doth Blow. Join us as we celebrate life's journeys through loss, war, renewal and transcendence with works by Schubert, Britten, Shinji Eshima, Vaughan Williams and John McCabe, plus a west coast premiere by Ian Venables.

Shinji Eshima - Bourne to Shelley
Franz Schubert - Auf dem Strom
Ian Venables - Venetian Songs Op. 22 (West coast premiere)

3:30pm Doors Open
4:00pm Performance

TICKETS are $15-30, FREE for children 12 and under.
($30 at the door; $25 in advance/seniors; $15 for students)

Childcare is available. Public transportation recommended (48 Bus and J Church). Street parking.

This concert is made possible by funding from the Grants for the Arts, and the Mervyn L. Brenner Foundation.

Hailed as a strikingly gifted tenor, with a deeply moving, unblemished voice (, Brian Thorsett is excelling in opera, oratorio and recital across the world.

Closely associated with expanding the vocal-chamber genre, he has been involved in premieres and commissions of Ian Venables, Peter Josheff, David Conte, Shinji Eshima, Scott Gendel, Gordon Getty, Michel Bosc, Noah Luna, Laurence Lowe, Brian Holmes, Eric Choate, Eric Davis, Michael Scherperel, Robert Conrad and Nicholas Carlozzi. He makes many concert appearances with SF Opera & Ballet Principal horn Kevin Rivard. Their interpretations of Britten's Serenade and Cancticle III have been called impressive, captivating, transporting (, lifted to greatness (, arresting, fervent and eerie (

Brian is currently Assistant Professor at Virginia Tech and previously served on faculty at Santa Clara University and University of California at Berkeley.


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