“Ensemble 1828” French Chamber Music Livestream from SF
Old First Concerts | 1751 Sacramento Street
Nicole Oswald, violin; Isaac Pastor-Chermak, cello; Alison Lee, piano
Claude Debussy Cello Sonata
César Franck Violin Sonata in A major
Maurice Ravel Piano Trio in A minor
Ensemble 1828—violinist Nicole Oswald, cellist Isaac Pastor-Chermak, and pianist Alison Lee—debuted in June 2019 with a seven-concert tour of Northern California cities, performing an all-Schubert program to packed houses and critical acclaim. Honoring Schubert’s last and most productive year with their name, Ensemble 1828’s debut was praised for its “thoroughly engaging energy” and “rhetorical uniqueness.” In March 2020, the trio was back on tour in the Bay Area celebrating Beethoven’s 250th birthday with performances of his Archduke trio, squeezing in a weekend of concerts only hours before the Covid-19 Shelter-in-Place order. With live performances canceled for the foreseeable future, Ensemble 1828 brought their June 2020 program to a national audience with two live-stream concerts, as well as a recording date at 25th Street Recording Studios in Oakland. The trio is excited to announce upcoming dates in 2021, bringing an all-French program to venues including Old First Concerts in San Francisco, Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, and online broadcasts available worldwide.