A SPECIAL, LIVE EVENT AT THE JARVIS CONSERVATORY
ONE NIGHT ONLY!
Yasushi Ogura, violin
Diane Grubbe, flute
Frank Johnson, piano
ONE NIGHT ONLY!
Saturday, October 15th
An evening of chamber music at the Jarvis Conservatory, to benefit a successful instrumental music education program.
Acclaimed violinist Yasushi Ogura, concertmaster for many Bay Area orchestras and operas (including Jarvis Conservatory's many zarzuelas, Pocket Opera and many others), will perform with flutist Diane Grubbe and pianist Frank Johnson (host of "It's a Grand Night for Singing") in a program of chamber music.
The program will comprise Beethoven's Violin Sonata No. 5 ("Spring") in F major, Op. 24, G.F. Handel's Trio Sonata in g minor (HWV 393), and the lovely Sonatine for flute and piano by Walter Gieseking.
Proceeds will benefit Napa Valley Youth Symphony’s "Chamber Music Camp For Strings."
Saturday, October 15th at 7:00pm.
Tickets are: $25 General / $20 Senior / $10 Student
Theater Box Office will open at 6:00 pm, and the theater doors will open for General Seating at 6:30 pm. Tickets are available now, online through the Jarvis Conservatory website.
Yasushi Ogura was born in Kyoto, Japan, and began his journey with the violin at the
age of four. His chamber music debut, at the age of ten, was the Haydn Piano Trio. He
subsequently graduated from Osaka College of Music. After Yasushi moved to the United
States, his studies with Anne Crowden and chamber music with Colin Hampton were the
beginning of a long musical career in the Bay Area.
Yasushi has been the Napa Valley Youth Symphony’s principal coach since the orchestra’s inception in 2003. He is the current concertmaster of Symphony Napa Valley and Pocket Opera, past concertmaster and soloist of the Napa Valley Symphony and Diablo Valley Ballet, and has performed as guest concertmaster with Berkeley Symphony, California Symphony, Santa Rosa and Modesto Symphonies. He performed as concertmaster for the series of sixteen Zarzuela performances at the Jarvis Conservatory. Yasushi often performs with San Francisco Ballet and is a regular member of Skywalker Symphony performing on numerous film and video soundtracks recorded at Skywalker Ranch. The San Francisco Classical Voice gave “special kudos to…Yasushi Ogura for his leadership” in their review of the Pocket Philharmonic performance of The Two Widows. Yasushi is currently teaching private violin students at the Jarvis Conservatory.