April 28, 2018 8 p.m.

Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., SF 94102 (Map)(Tickets)


 
 

Little Stars Trio

Little Stars Trio

Dawn Harms,  Music Director

Dawn Harms,
Music Director

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesDawn Harms, Music Director & Conductor

 

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesRavel - Mother Goose Suite

 

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesJune Bonacich – Concerto for String Trio

Little Stars Trio: Dustin, Starla, and Valery Breshears

 

Dvorak – Symphony No. 8

 


These events are sponsored in part by a grant from Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund

Part of the BARS LGBTQ Composer & Performing Artist seriesPart of BARS’ LGBTQ Composer and Performing Artist Series, which strives to redefine perceptions of LGBTQ music and increase awareness of the beauty, talents, and accomplishments of fellow LGBTQ individuals and groups.
 
Watch the trio on
NBC TV’s Little Big Shots Season Premier
with host, Steve Harvey
Sunday March 18th at 7/6C



About Little Stars Trio

The Little Stars Trio is an award-winning sibling string ensemble ages 8, 10, & 11. Their names are Dustin, Starla, and Valery Breshears. The trio is taught in the Heifetz tradition of chamber playing by Ayke Agus; violin protégé and accompanist of the legendary, Jascha Heifetz, for 15 years.

Since 2015, the Little Stars Trio have performed internationally at festivals and events in Mexico, Argentina, and England. In the U.S. they have performed at the Napa Valley and Bear Valley music festivals, San Francisco Conservatory of Music Gala, National Guild for Community Arts Education Conference, MTAC State Convention VOCE master class, L’Ermitage Foundation of Los Angeles concert series, and in the Presidio concert series in San Francisco. In April 2018, the Little Stars Trio will be performing the premier of a triple concerto (commissioned for the trio) with San Francisco Bay Area Rainbow Symphony.

The Little Stars Trio have won numerous awards in chamber music, including 1st prize U.S. International Music Competition, 1st place & Outstanding Gold Medalist Award of U.S. Open Music Competition, 1st place MTAC State VOCE Competition, 1st place DVS-HNU Competition, 1st place Sacramento Chamber Music Society Competition, and Grand Prize Classics Alive Competition.

About June Bonacich, composer

June Bonacich is a Professor of composition and musicianship at the San Francisco Conservatory Pre-College Division. She is an alumna of the Conservatory where she studied composition with Elinor Armer. The world premiere of her Concerto for Four Bassoons was featured on NPR’s “State of the Arts” with Jeffrey Freymann and received an extended ovation at The Community Women’s Orchestra’s 2015 spring concert. Soon after the same concerto was performed by the Bay Area Rainbow Symphony. The following year two more pieces were performed by the Community Women’s Orchestra; “Life in the Produce Aisle,” and “Rumpelstiltskin” which was narrated by the award winning novelist, Anne Nesbet. The Concerto for String Trio is her latest work for orchestra and was written especially for the Breshears “Little Stars String Trio” and the Bay Area Rainbow Symphony. June lives in San Francisco with her wife, Joselle Monarchi and their dog, five cats, and five chickens, which, along with her 3 year old grandson and her numerous students, give her a never ending source of inspiration.

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