San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St at Van Ness, SF 94102 (Map)(Tickets) Online sales for this concert have ended, but tickets will be available for cash purchase at the door on a first-come first-server basis, starting at 7pm on 6/4 @ SFCM
Dawn Harms, Music Director & Conductor
Louise Farrenc - Overture #1 for orchestra
June Bonacich - Concerto for Bassoon Quartet
Carla Wilson, bassoon
Juliet Hamak, bassoon
Jeremiah Broom, bassoon
Barbara Jones, bassoon
Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 6 (Pathétique)
Part 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.
About June Bonacich, composer Ms. Bonacich is a Professor of composition and musicianship at the San Francisco Conservatory Pre-College Division, where she is also an alumna. Her award-winning music has been performed extensively throughout the United States. Recently, 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 CWO's 2015 spring concert. "Group Therapy", a musical she wrote for the Lesbian Gay Chorus of San Francisco was performed at the 2005 Gay Games in Chicago. Her new work, "Life in the Produce Aisle," will be previewed CWO's February 21 concert and given in full on May 15, 2016.
About Carla Wilson, bassoon Carla Wilson, graduate of the San Francisco Conservatory, holds the position of principal bassoon with Santa Rosa Symphony, Marin Symphony, Berkeley Symphony, Napa Symphony, Music in the Mountains Festival Orchestra, and holds the second bassoon position with Vallejo Symphony and California Symphony. She also performs with many other groups around the Bay Area, including San Francisco Symphony and West Edge Opera.
About Juliet Hamak, bassoon Juliet Hamak is a high school chemistry teacher by profession and has played bassoon and contrabassoon in Washington State and California for much of her life. She is currently co-principal bassoon and contrabassoon with Peninsula Symphony, and plays on an “as needed” basis for numerous other groups in the Bay Area including Master Sinfonia and Nova Vista Symphony. She and her husband George, a scientist and active community musician, live with daughter Jeanette and assorted pets. In their rare free time, they enjoy watching science fiction movies and attending friends’ concerts.
About Jeremiah Broom, bassoon Bassoonist, Jeremiah Broom, received his formal training from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music under the tutelage of Steven Dibner, Stephen Paulson, and Greg Barber. Jeremiah can be seen performing with several Bay Area groups including the Bay Area Rainbow Symphony, the sFiato Wind Quintet, and the Kirkwood Bassoon Quartet. Outside of the music world Jeremiah is a celebrated and international award winning makeup artist.
About Barbara Jones, bassoon Barbara Jones is a customer support lead for a software company in San Francisco by day and a bassoonist in a number of groups by night, including Bay Area Rainbow Symphony, San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band and Community Women's Orchestra. She is ecstatic to be performing this concerto this year with BARS and would like to thank Dawn Harms for the opportunity.