Saturday, April 1, 2023, 7:30 PM
Hammer Theatre, San Jose
101 Paseo De San Antonio, San Jose
Free Admission/Donations Accepted
Suggested Donation $25 Per Adult
round shadow, round planet, world premiere - Robert Woodcock
Essay for Orchestra No. 2 - Samuel Barber
Ballade for Piano and Orchestra - Germaine Tailleferre
Keisuke Nakagoshi, piano
Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta - Bela Bartok
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Cambrian Symphony Expressions April 2023
Keisuke Nakagoshi has performed to acclaim on prestigious concert stages across the United States, including the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall and the Hollywood Bowl. He has received training from Emanuel Ax, Gilbert Kalish, Menahem Pressler, and Paul Hersh, and enjoys collaborating with other accomplished musicians such as Lucy Shelton, Ian Swensen, Jodi Levitz, Gary Schocker, and Lev Polyakin, and conductors such as Alasdair Neale, Nicole Paiement, Michael Tilson Thomas, and Herbert Blomstedt. Mr. Nakagoshi is Pianist-in-Residence at The San Francisco Conservatory of Music and the award-winning Opera Parallele. Keisuke and Swiss pianist Eva-Maria Zimmermann formed ZOFO in 2009, a piano duet team commissioning and performing music for piano four hands, and their first CD was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance in 2013.
Originally from Long Island, NY, Robert Woodcock holds Bachelor’s Degrees in History and Double Bass Performance from Fordham University and Queens College. In 2006 he received a Master's Degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in Double Bass Performance, and he has been teaching instrumental music at Herbert Hoover Middle School in San Francisco since 2013.
While working on his Master's (2004-2006) he studied double bass with San Francisco Symphony bassist Stephen Tramontozzi and San Francisco Opera bassist Shinji Eshima. Rob was Principal Bassist of the Silicon Valley Symphony from 2006-2010, as well as the Principal Bassist of the San Francisco Civic Symphony from 2010-2012, during which time he performed Bottesini's Concerto for Double Bass No. 2. Additionally, he has performed with the San Francisco Wind Symphony (formerly the SF Wind Ensemble) and Cambrian Symphony, and currently leads his own jazz quintet. In the summer of 2016 he completed a certification on the Fundamentals of Scoring for Film and Visual Media through Pulse College in Dublin, Ireland, and he has studied composition with Joseph Stillwell of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
Rob continues to compose jazz, concert and film music as well as perform regularly throughout the Bay Area.
Artwork for our flyers and programs is generously donated by Suhita Shirodkar
The sketches that Suhita Shirodkar created during our Frontiers concert are available for purchase here. Proceeds from the sales of the sketches created at the concert will benefit the Cambrian Symphony.
Our upcoming season is supported, in part, by SVCreates, in partnership with the County of Santa Clara.
Cambrian wins Best of the Bay 2016-2017 for Best New Music Performance and Best Discovery
Our heartfelt thanks go to Tamami Honma, Luis Andrei Cobo, and the Awesome Foundation San Jose for their collaboration and support!