“First Thursday” Digital Premiere featuring DSO Chamber Ensembles and Music of Duke Ellington

"First Thursday" Digital Premiere, May 6,  1, 7:30 p.m. – Another chance to explore and love chamber music as ensembles from the DSO’s brass, wind and string sections treat us to a second journey through a range of chamber music styles, including an arrangement of Duke Ellington’s music (1899-1974) by Dean Boysen for Noboe Trio.
Other works include Franz Schubert's Cello string quintet, a piano trio by Eric Ewazen (1954-) and a suite for winds by David Uber (1921-2007).  Music Director Matilda Hofman will discuss the music and catch up with Diablo Symphony musicians Anne Koeller, Dean Boysen, Chris Diggins, and Wendy Jacobsen. You can join the program at 7:30 directly through YouTube link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3fsjtEVIQY, or through the DSO’s website www.diablosymphony.org (just scroll down a bit and click the picture under the title “Chamber Music Concert – DSO Digital Premiere).  
Ensemble performers will be Sara Usher (violin), Lauren West (violin), Anne Koeller (viola), Christine Hsia (cello), Eileen Benway (cello), Alan Kingsley (flute), Bob Satterford (horn), Kirsten West (piano), Marianne Beeler (flute), Eva Langfeldt (oboe), Chris Diggins (clarinet), Dean Boysen (trumpet), Wendy Jacobsen (bassoon).

To catch up on the Symphony’s full 2020-2021 Digital Premiere series – now a YouTube playlist! – click this link and select the concert of your choice:   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLm-hd3ed-uHvcRwTh6Y2QN4kiMaeBYuXB

 You can also visit the symphony’s YouTube channel at
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDZUIqlP1LYp5tuFusha0rw to enjoy a wide range of works performed by the DSO and an exciting array of collaborators and guest artists – and please subscribe (at no charge) to this expanding channel featuring the oldest aggregation of highly trained volunteer musicians in Contra Costa County and concerts that appeal to all ages. 

Date and Time

Thursday May 06, 202107:30 PM – 09:00 PM


Free admission

Contact Information

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Hourly Schedule

Day 1


May 06 2021


7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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