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2018 Concerts

Saratoga Symphony with Julian Brown

3pm Sunday January 21

  • "Orient et Occident" by Camille Saint-Säens
  • Violin Concerto No. 8 by Louis Spohr "Gesangscene" or "Vocal Scene"
  • Symphony No. 2 by Sergei Rachmaninoff
  • Julian Brown (violin), Jason Klein (conductor) and Saratoga Symphony

Free admission
McAfee Performing Arts and Lecture Center, 20300 Herriman Avenue, Saratoga, CA 95070




Winchester Orchestra with Tamami Honma

7pm Sunday March 13

  • Piano Concerto No. 1 by Pyotr Tchaikovsky
  • Symohony No. 7 by Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Tamami Honma (piano), Michael DiGiacinto (conductor) and Winchester Orchestra

Tickets available here
Congregational Church of San Jose, 1980 Hamilton Ave, San Jose




2017 Concerts

2017 Concerts

Sunday Gallery at Triton

3pm Sunday December 10

  • Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 67 by Dmitri Shostakovich
  • Piano Trio in B flat major, Op. 97 "Archduke" by Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Tamami Honma (piano), Julian Brown (violin), Yong-Zi Ma (cello)

Free admission/suggested donation $20
Triton Museum of Art, 1505 Warburton Ave., Santa Clara, California




Palo Alto Philharmonic with Tamami Honma

8pm Saturday December 9

  • Hebrides Overture by Felix Mendelssohn
  • Piano Concerto No. 2 by Camille Saint-Säens*
  • Petrushka (1947) by Igor Strvinsky*
  • *Tamami Honma (piano soloist)
  • Thomas Shoebotham (conductor) and Palo Alto Philharmonic

Tickets $10-22
Cubberly Theater, 4000 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto







Beethoven Odyssey III

7:30pm Saturday October 14

  • Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 19
  • Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58
  • Tamami Honma, piano soloist
  • Cal Arte Chamber Ensemble

7:30pm Saturday November 4

  • Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15
  • Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 73
  • Tamami Honma, piano soloist
  • Cal Arte Chamber Ensemble

7:30pm Saturday November 18

  • Beethoven Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61
  • Beethoven Piano Concerto in C minor, No. 3 Op. 37
  • Julian Brown, violin soloist
  • Tamami Honma, piano soloist
  • Cal Arte Chamber Ensemble

Free admission/suggested donation $20
Good Samaritan United Methodist Church, Cupertino, California




Sunday Gallery at Triton

3pm Sunday November 12

  • Duet for Viola and Cello by Walter Piston
  • Duet for Viola and Cello by Paul Hindemith
  • Fratres for Violin and Piano by Arvo Pärt
  • Piano Quartet in E flat Op. 47 by Robert Schumann
  • Tamami Honma (piano), Julian Brown (violin), Goetz Leonhardt (viola), Yong-Zi Ma (cello)

Free admission/suggested donation $20
Triton Museum of Art, 1505 Warburton Ave., Santa Clara, California




Masterworks at Ladera

3pm Sunday October 1

Sunday Gallery at Triton

3pm Sunday October 15

  • Mozart Piano Sonata K.332
  • Bach Violin Concerto in E major
  • Brahms Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor
  • Tamami Honma (piano), Julian Brown (violin), Goetz Leonhardt (viola), Yong-Zi Ma (cello)

Free admission/suggested donation $20
Ladera Community Church, 3300 Alpine Road, Portola Valley, California




Summer Schubertiade

St Andrew's Episcopal Church

Saturday July 29 7:30pm

  • Scarlatti 3 Sonatas for Keyboard
  • Mozart Violin Sonata in G major K. 301
  • Schubert Piano Trio No. 2 in E flat D.929
  • Tamami Honma (piano), Julian Brown (violin), Yong-Zi Ma (cello)
  • Program notes 

Saturday August 12 7:30pm

  • Loeillet Piano Trio Sonata in B minor
  • Haydn Piano Sonata in E flat Hob. XVI/52 No. 62
  • Schubert Piano Quintet in A major D.667 ("Trout")
  • Tamami Honma (piano), Julian Brown (violin), Goetz Leonhardt (viola), Yong-Zi Ma (cello), Michael Nitzberg (bass)

2017 Spring Concerts

Triton Museum of Art

March 19

  • Brahms Horn Trio in E flat Op. 40
  • Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 23 "Appassionata"
  • Mozart Violin Sonata in E minor K. 304
  • Tamami Honma (piano), Julian Brown (violin), David Dufour (French horn)

April 23

  • Schumann Märchenbilder (Fairy Tale Pictures) for Viola and Piano Op. 113
  • Fauré Élégie for Cello and Piano Op. 24
  • Sicong Ma Nostalgic Song No 3
  • ​Chopin Polonaise Brillante for Cello and Piano Op.3 (arr. Leonard Rose)
  • Beethoven Piano Sonata in C major Op. 2 No. 3
  • Tamami Honma (piano), Goetz Leonhardt (viola), Yong-Zi Ma (cello)

May 14

  • Schubert Octet
  • Julian Brown (violin), Cyril Bouchard (violin), Goetz Leonhardt (viola), Yong-Zi Ma (cello), Micheal Nitzberg (bass), David Dufour (French horn)

June 18

  • Telemann Trio Sonata in G major for Violin, Viola, and Piano
  • Schumann Fairy Tales for Violin, Viola and Piano Op 132
  • Strauss Piano Quartet in C minor Op. 13
  • Tamami Honma (piano), Julian Brown (violin), Goetz Leonhardt (viola), Yong-Zi Ma (cello)

Ladera Community Church

March 5

  • Brahms Horn Trio in E flat Op. 40
  • Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 23 "Appassionata"
  • Mozart Violin Sonata in E minor K. 304
  • Tamami Honma (piano), Julian Brown (violin), David Dufour (French horn)

April 2

  • Schumann Märchenbilder (Fairy Tale Pictures) for Viola and Piano Op. 113
  • Fauré Élégie for Cello and Piano Op. 24
  • Sicong Ma Nostalgic Song No 3
  • ​Chopin Polonaise Brillante for Cello and Piano Op.3 (arr. Leonard Rose)
  • Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 30 in E major Op. 109
  • Tamami Honma (piano), Goetz Leonhardt (viola), Yong-Zi Ma (cello)

May 7

  • Schubert Octet
  • Julian Brown (violin), Cyril Bouchard (violin), Goetz Leonhardt (viola), Yong-Zi Ma (cello), Micheal Nitzberg (bass), David Dufour (French horn)

About

Cal Arte Ensemble

A Beethoven Odyssey

Last year Cal Arte presented over 30 different programs including the Beethoven Odyssey I series, featuring Tamami Honma's performances of the complete 32 Beethoven Piano Sonatas, and Beethoven Odyssey II, featuring all 10 of Beethoven's Violin Sonatas with Julian Brown and Tamami Honma. Coming up in October and November 2017, Cal Arte will be presenting Beethoven Odyssey III, featuring all five piano concertos and the violin concerto. Besides these, the Cal Arte Ensemble have performed numerous other chamber concerts featuring piano trios, quartets, and quintets by composers from Arensky to Shostakovich.

Warhol stylized image of Beethoven



Triton Museum

Ensemble-In-Residence

Cal Arte is the Triton Museum of Art's ensemble-in-residence, putting on its popular Sunday Gallery chamber concerts within the gallery's beautiful spaces. To make this possible, donations at Cal Arte's concerts were used to purchase a piano hosted at Triton. The concerts have attracted large, often capacity audiences, and have helped increase foot traffic into this secluded gem of a museum.




Other venues

Cal Arte regularly perform at venues across the South Bay including the Triton Museum of Art, St Andrew's Episcopal Church in Saratoga, the Ladera Community Church in Portola Valley, and the United Methodist Church in Cupertino.

Cal Arte Ensemble performing Schubert Octet at Ladera



Cal Arte Ensemble performing Schubert Octet at Triton Museum of Art

Mission

Cal Arte's objective is to bring great chamber music to a wider audience especially in areas where people may not have access to a wide diversity of classical music. The Cal Arte Music Foundation is a 501(c)(3) registered charity so please consider making a tax-deductible donation. Your support will go toward continuing our mission in putting on more programs and reaching out to the community.




In the news

SF Classical Voice review of the Cal Arte Ensemble

Tamami's world premiere performance of Luis Andrei Cobo's piano concerto chosen as Best New Music Performance in San Francisco Classical Voice's Best of the Bay 2016-17

Santa Clara Weekly

Mercury News

World Journal

Our Artists

Tamami Honma

Tamami Honma

Artistic Director

Julian Brown

Julian Brown

Co-Director

  • Cal Arte Ensemble Members and Collaborators
  • Goetz Leonhardt (viola)
  • Yong-Zi Ma (cello)
  • Cyril Bouchard (violin)
  • Jason Martel (viola)
  • Thomas Shoebotham (cello)
  • Jenny Studley (soprano)
  • Liliane Cromer (mezzo-soprano)
  • David Dufour (horn)
  • Eric K (clarinet)
  • Juliet Hamak (bassoon)
  • Michael Nitzberg (bass)
  • Jennifer Kloetzel (cello)
  • Scott Krijnen (cello)
  • James Lin (cello)
  • Ethan Cotta (violin)

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