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Transcending the Ordinary: Mozart's Late Great String Trio Divertimento
Towards the end of his all-too-brief life, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart wrote some of
his greatest works—his final symphonies and operas are well-beloved masterpieces.
There are lesser-known masterpieces as well, including the six-movement Divertimento
Trio which transcends its genre with some of Mozart’s most beautiful and dramatic
chamber music writing. Join us for a guided musical tour of this amazing work, followed
by a complete performance by three of the Bay Area’s outstanding chamber musicians:
Kay Stern, violin; Ben Simon, viola; and Hannah Addario-Berry, cello.
Kay Stern, Violinist; Concertmaster, San Francisco Chamber Orchestra; Lecturer, Department of Music, Stanford
Kay Stern has been a faculty member at the Cleveland Institute of Music, the San
Francisco Conservatory of Music, and the University of San Francisco. She was a founding
member of the Lark String Quartet, where she performed and taught master classes throughout
the United States, Europe, and Asia.
Benjamin Simon, Violist; Music Director, San Francisco and Palo Alto Chamber Orchestras
Benjamin Simon is a former member of the Stanford String Quartet. He has been teaching
Continuing Studies music courses since 1996, and has also organized popular Winter
celebrations of Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Schubert, and Bernstein.
Hannah Addario-Berry, Cellist
Hannah Addario-Berry specializes in chamber music and solo repertoire, particularly music by living composers. She is a member of the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra and the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, and has released two solo albums, Lady in the East and Scordatura.