Programs Available for Future Concerts


MUSICAL CHAIRS: Chamber Music from Around the World
for Flute, Clarinet, Cello and Piano

The instrumentations keep changing in this typically ecletic Bernal Hill Players program, which includes an elegant German Classical Sinfonia by Franz Danzi, a magnificent French Romantic flute trio by  Louise Farrenc, a Fellini-esque Italian clarinet trio by  Nino Rota, an Indian and jazz-influenced piece by Russell Peterson, and dynamically rhythmic Latin American compositions by  Eduardo Gamboa and  Miguel del Aguila.

Allegro moderato from Sinfonia Concertante Op. 41, by Franz Danzi
Flute Trio Op. 45, by Louise Farrenc:
Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano, by Nino Rota
Adagio from Sonata No. 1, by Russell Peterson
Seducción, by Miguel del Aguila
Compón Cortito, by Eduardo Gamboa

THE NEW WORLD: North and South American Chamber Music
for Flute, Voice, Clarinet, and Piano

This all-American program includes North American works by Katrina Wreede, Libby Larson and Beth Custer, and Latin American works by Eugenio Toussaint, Silvestre Revueltas, Carlos Guastavino, Eduardo Gamboa, and Astor Piazzolla. Steeped in the dynamic folk rhythms and the classical/contemporary traditions from both north and south of the border, this program ranges in mood from the contemplative to the celebratory.

Episodes in China Basin, by Katrina Wreede
Daikon Radish, by Beth Custer
Barn Dances, by Libby Larsen
Dueto para flauta y piano, by Eugenio Toussaint
Transparencias, by Eduardo Gamboa
Caminando, by Silvestre Revueltas
Se Equivocó la Paloma and Pampamapa, by Carlos Guastavino
Milonga del Angel and Fuga y Misterio, by Astor Piazolla


for Flute, Voice, Clarinet, Cello and Piano

In characteristic style the Bernal Hill Players blur all boundaries between musical genres and eras with a diverse program of classical, experimental, rock and cabaret music from two cultures. The concert will feature world premieres by  composers Gabriela Ortiz and Beth Custer, writing about neighborhoods of their beloved cities, as well as works by Bay Area composers Chus Alonso, Erik Pearson and Carlos Santana, and Mexican composers Silvestre Revueltas, Eduardo Gamboa, and Liliana Felipe.

*DF is the abbreviation for Mexico City, whis is officially called "Distrito Federal".

Hidden Staircases of San Francisco, by Beth Custer
Inner Postcards from San Francisco, by Erik Pearson
Suite de los Barrios, by Chus Alonso
Incident at Neshabur , by Carlos Santana and ALberto Gianquinto
Tepito: Barrio de Resistencia, by Gabriela Ortiz
Mixcoac, by Eduardo Gamboa
Cinco Canciones para Niños, by Silvestre Revueltas
En Coyoacán, by Liliana Felipe