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2014 Season

Bach dedicated the Musical Offering to Frederick the Great, and he de­­di­cated his Coffee Cantata to, well, coffee! As in the days of Bach when musicians gathered in intimate surroundings such as Zimmermann’s Coffee House in Leipzig for the joy of music making, the Avedis Chamber Music Series brings together internationally acclaimed performers for a season of music from musical masterworks and unique gems such as these.

In this, our 29th season, we also honor French composer Jean-Michel Damase (1928-2013) by playing three of his major chamber works for flute, two of which were commissioned by Avedis.

Performers include acclaimed artists pianist and violist Paul Hersh, San Francisco Ballet Orchestra concertmaster Roy Malan, Stanford Woodwind Quintet members Alexandra Hawley, flute, James Matheson, oboe, Mark Brandenburg, clarinet, Lawrence Ragent, horn and Rufus Olivier, bassoon, plus Ives Quartet members Susan Freier, violin and Stephen Harrison, cello. Joining them are Emily Laurance, harp, David Tanenbaum, guitar, Shawnette Sulker, soprano, Michael Dailey, tenor and Jeffrey Fields, baritone.

Join us in 2014 for classic masterworks and unique musical gems. Avedis tickets include entry to the museum’s permanent collection, so arrive early for a museum visit and perhaps some lunch (or coffee) at the café. Order by December 31 and receive extra savings on season tickets.

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Avedis, which means “good news” in Armenian, takes its name from the late San Francisco pianist, Robert Avedis Hagopian (1945-1984) and is dedicated to his memory, honoring the spirit of joy, excellence, and adventure he brought to his music and to the musical world.

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Twenty-nine years ago, our inaugural season captivated both audiences and critics alike.

“Avedis means ‘good news’ in Armenian. And Monday’s debut…for Avedis, San Francisco’s newest chamber music series, was certainly that.” – SF Chronicle

Since then Avedis has continued to bring inspiration to our programming and joy to our performing with each new season.

“…this year’s trio of concerts is a smashing example of quality, variety and freshness…” – Newhouse News Service

…musicianship at its zenith” – SF Classical Voice

In 2014 we once again celebrate by offering a diverse repertoire of well-loved masterpieces, fresh, contemporary works and audience favorites.

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