Friday, February 8, 2019 at 7:30pm
Zion Lutheran Church | 495 9th Avenue | San Francisco, CA
Tickets: ($15 general, $25 family) and more information available at www.BenefitConcertsAtZion.com
San Francisco, CA – On Friday, February 8, 2019 at 7:30pm the Stenberg | Cahill Duo will perform a Benefit Concert at Zion Lutheran Church (495 9th Avenue). Presented in partnership with Interfaith Refugee Welcome, all proceeds from ticket sales and donations will go directly to Dirty Girls of Lesvos, an on-the-ground NGO that has pioneered the cleaning and redistribution of used and discarded clothing, bedding, and other materials for humanitarian relief. At the performance, founder Alison Terry-Evans will share the powerful story of Dirty Girls’ work in the refugee camps of Lesvos and on mainland Greece.
The duo presents 20th- and 21st-cenutry works including Gabriela Lena Frank’s Suenos de Chambi (Snapshots for an Andean Album), Kaija Saariaho’s Tocar, Linda Catlin Smith’s With Their Shadows Long, Henry Cowell’s Sonata for Violin and Piano, and Grażyna Bacewicz’ Stained Glass Window and Melodia. Their program also includes Aaron Gervais’ Talking in Circles, commissioned by the Stenberg | Cahill Duo through InterMusic SF's Musical Grant Program. While this performance is for violin with live electronics and piano, Talking in Circles is a flexible piece which can be performed by solo violin with electronics or a variable ensemble of 1-5 instruments.
Benefit Concerts at Zion presents century-spanning music for classical instruments in partnership with Interfaith Refugee Welcome, an interfaith group of San Francisco Bay Area congregations. The congregations work together to help refugees find safety, welcome, freedom and independence; partner with refugee resettlement agencies so they can do more for refugees; and engage our congregations and communities to provide awareness, advocacy, direct service, and financial support. For more information, visit their Facebook page.
For more information about Dirty Girls of Lesvos, visit: www.dirtygirlsoflesvos.com