Thursday, June 17, 2021
Friday, June 11, 2021
Sonja Bruzauskas is an internationally active, multi-genre mezzo soprano and award-winning recording artist. She was born and raised in Germany, and trained on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. Besides her expansive stage career in musical theater, opera and operetta, Sonja is a well-established recital performer and concert soloist, from classical oratorios to cabaret, as well as being a public speaker and non-profit leader. There are numerous resources about her activities online, but you might enjoy viewing an audience-member's video of her first performance on one of our NFN concerts back in 2016, together with opera star and Broadway tenor, Stephen Guggenheim: https://www.carolan-imagery.com/Featured-Collections/Notes-for-Nourishment/Notes-for-Nourishment-Concerts/170730-Music-by-Gershwin-A-Summertime-Celebration
Remember, if you can't catch the NFN concert LIVE this Sunday then you will always be able to donate AND to watch the professionally filmed/recorded video of the concert (huge thanks to composer and cinematographer J.E. Hernandez and his company, SilbacaTV.com, as well as to our NFN tech volunteer for the day, Pierce Wang) on our dedicated NFN YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwGL8qIvuZCgCquLTUc_7pQ
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
NFN ONLINE celebrates the start of SUMMER 2021 with
Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Monday, November 30, 2020
Saturday, November 28, 2020
Join us Sunday, November 29 at 7pm PST for our next online concert and celebration:
Thanksgiving on Strings
When: Sunday, Nov. 29 - 7pm PST
To read about the musicians, continue to read the blog post below.
Thank you for joining us and for supporting Barbara Day Turner and the San Jose Chamber Orchestra. We are so grateful for you!
Evan graduated with honors from Carnegie Mellon University and then received a Masters Degree in chamber music at SFCM, studying with Jennifer Culp. Other major teachers or mentors have included Paul Hersh, Amos Yang, Ian Swensen, Bonnie Hampton, Darrett Adkins, Timothy Lo, David Premo, and artists of the Brentano, Borromeo and Shanghai Quartets. As a soloist, Evan has performed cello concerti with numerous orchestras and festivals, served as Artist-in-Residence with Performance Today on NPR, and in February 2019 was named Musical America's "New Artist of the Month".
Erin Nolan, violist currently holds the role of Scholarship and Recruitment Manager at NPR’s "From the Top", the national radio program featuring incredible young musicians ages 8-18. She has been part of the From the Top family for 8.5 years and loves every minute of it! Like most violists, Erin began her studies on violin, but grew wise at the age of 11, chose to focus on viola exclusively, and had the wonderful opportunity to work with Ivo-Jan van der Werff from the age of 12. Having grown up largely in Italy and England, Erin received the majority of her training in Europe. She came to the States at the age of 18 to study at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music with James Dunham of the Cleveland String Quartet. As a performer, Erin returned to England after her university studies and worked primarily as a chamber and orchestral musician based in London. She performed and toured extensively as a violist in the English Chamber Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. As a chamber musician, Erin trained with the Guarneri, Juilliard, and Cleveland String Quartets, and in 2004, performed in four Carnegie Hall performances with Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Project. Erin’s love of joining other musicians, whether through classical music, prayer music, improvisation, or traditional music of other cultures, has led to her performing with diverse groups throughout Europe and the USA, as well as in Lebanon, Panama, Bosnia, and Croatia. She currently lives in Salt Lake City where she teaches at the Gifted Music School and immensely enjoys the mountains and the beautiful surrounding nature.
is an international award-winning recording artist, concert pianist, educator, social entrepreneur, composer, vocal soloist, and TEDx presenter who founded the global nonprofit Listen For Life when she was serving as an Artistic Ambassador for both the UK and USA to countries worldwide. A Marshall Scholar, she spent many years in Europe serving as Artist in Residence at Oxford University and the University of York, as well as giving masterclasses at the major music conservatories around the globe and judging international piano competitions held in Russia, Italy, UK, USA, Canada, and other countries. Her own teachers and mentors included renowned recording artists Lili Kraus, Philippe Entremont and Sir Georg Solti, but the primary influences on her playing were her first and last teachers, Joyce Grantham and Mary Sauer (famed keyboardist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra), respectively.
SO - are you ready to bring these four interesting artists into your home? Here is the link to access the broadcast at 7pm PST on Sunday November 29th (or anytime after that date as well, if you can't make it then):