July 26th Noon Concert
Bonnie Rasmussen, Violin
Elizabeth Musser, Cello
Ann Davis, Piano
~ Program ~
Haydn Piano Trio III
Hob. XV, 27
Mendelssohn Piano Trio
D minor Opus 49
Molto Allegro agitato
Finale. Allegro assai appassionato
ABOUT THE MUSICIANS
BONNIE RASMUSSEN, violin, is a graduate of California State University at Fresno. She studied with Edwin Jones and Waren Lywen and at the Cleveland Institute of Music. She was a member of the Pennsylvania Chamber and the Fresno Philharmonic Orchestra. She studied many years with Charles Meacham and has extensive chamber music and solo performances. She maintains a violin studio in Novato.
ELIZABETH MUSSER, cello, is a graduate of University of Southern California and University of Iowa with a Masters Degree in music. She studied with Gabor Rejto, Margaret Rowell and Enricho Mainardi and performed chamber music with Adolf Baller. She attended the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. She was a long time member of the Santa Rosa Symphony. She is an active chamber music recitalist. She maintains a cello studio in Mill Valley.
ANN NILSSON DAVIS, piano has a Master of Music degree in piano performance from the San Francisco Conservatory and has performed her final recital for the doctoral degree from the University of Washington. A committed music educator and ardent advocate for young talent, she has enjoyed a teaching career which has spanned four decades. Her former students have continued to successful careers in music and represent education at such musical institutions as the Juilliard School, the Curtis Institute, the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and the University of Southern California.
Her commitment to music has included leadership with the Marin Symphony, Mu Phi Epsilon, and membership in the Marin Music Chest and the California, Washington, and National Music Teachers Associations.
WEDNESDAY NOON CONCERTS
The community is invited to our complimentary Wednesday Noon Concert series. 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 performances take place in the intimate Tivoli or Crescendo 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.