Wednesday Noon Concerts

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Throckmorton Theatre Noon Concerts presents

Robert Howard, Cello
Shenshen Zhang, Pipa (Chinese Lute)

ABOUT THE MUSICIANS

A native of Atlanta, GA, Robert Howard began studying cello at age 12. Graduate of Rice University and San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He has studied and performed at festivals such as Tanglewood, Spoleto, Verbier, the Accademia Chigiana, and the Sandor Vegh Academy in Prague. Robert won first prize in the Rome Festival Competition and has received grants from the Maggini and Virtu Foundations. Robert has performed in the Festival Internacional de Musica in Costa Rica, the Festival de Guadarama in Spain, and on the Mostly Mozart series in Lincoln Center. He has performed with American Bach Soloists, New Century Chamber Orchestra, Philharmonia Baroque, and the San Francisco Symphony. A regular guest on many Bay Area chamber music series, Robert has also made concerto appearances with BARS Orchestra and Stanford Symphony. He has worked directly with composers such as Osvaldo Golijov, Gabriela Frank, George Perle, George Benjamin, and Jonathan Berger. Robert runs his own house concert series, concertsbythesquare.org, which combine thematically linked chamber music programs with food and short lecture presentations. A passionate teacher, he has made two trips to Kenya, where he taught and performed. He has coached at San Francisco Conservatory, Stanford University, San Jose State University, San Francisco State University, and the Conservatorio Superior Coruña in Spain.

A native of Wenzhou, China, Shenshen Zhang began playing the pipa at the age of nine. At thirteen, she audi­tioned and was accepted into the pres­ti­gious Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, where in 1992, she was awarded a Bachelor’s Degree. In 2005, Ms Zhang received Master’s Degree in Musicology from Xiamen University. As an award-​​winning concert soloist, she performed and toured exten­sively throughout Asia and the U.S. Since making her home in SF Bay Area in 2006, Ms. Zhang has combined her lengthy per­for­mance career and her vast expe­ri­ence as an educator, pre­serv­ing the musical heritage of China while also exploring con­tem­po­rary music.

 

WEDNESDAY NOON CONCERTS

The community is invited to our complimentary Winter Season of Wednesday Noon Concerts. As part of our ongoing mission to use the transformative power of the arts to inspire and enrich our community, we have opened our doors for the past two years, every Wednesday at Noon, and presented concerts performed by talented musicians that are free of charge to the public. These free noon performances offer listeners the opportunity to discover the beauty of music in an intimate accessible setting, while providing the community with cultural enrichment and exposure to talented performers.

Concerts are in a one-hour format and most performances take place in the intimate Tivoli where both audience and musicians can sit in vibrant, close proximity. Musicians often stay after the performance to informally speak about the program and their upcoming concerts.

March 22 2017

Details

Date: Wednesday, March 22
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost: Free

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