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Events

Coming Event:

The Illyrian Duo (Michael Kimbell, clarinet; Elizabeth Lee, piano), Sunday, November 1, 2017 at 4pm, San Francisco Community Music Center, 544 Capp Street. Program:
Hurlstone: Four Characteristic Pieces; Michael Kimbell: Sonatina; Debussy: Première Rhapsodie; Lili Boulanger: Three Pieces; Brahms: Sonata no. 2.


Recent Events:

Into the Stars, A Musical Voyage into the Carina Nebula (Toccata and Fugue on B-A-C-H) for solo harp was premiered by Katrina Szederkényi on November 30, 2016 at her opening recital at the Szeged Harp Competition in Hungary.

Michael Kimbell's Remembering for Atonement was performed twice by the Golden Gate Symphony Orchestra and Chorus:
(1) on November 5, 2016 at Mission Dolores Basilica in San Francisco;
(2) on November 6, 2016 at UC Theatre, Berkeley, CA.


Past Events:

Michael Kimbell's Golden Gate Barcarolle was performed twice in October 2015 in San Francisco:
(1)  by the San Francisco Composers Chamber Orchestra on October 10, 2015; Park-Presidio United Methodist Church;
(2)  by the Golden Gate Symphony Orchestra on October 24, 2015; St. Mark's Lutheran Church.


Arctic Ballade for Solo Harp was performed by Katrina Szederkényi on Oct. 17, 2014 at the Camac Harp Festival in Perpignan, France.


Arcadian Symphony was performed on May 31, 2014 by the Oakland Civic Orchestra conducted by Martha Stoddard, at Lake Merritt United Methodist Church, Oakland, California.


Front Line for Speaker and Chamber Orchestra (poems by Emmanuel Williams, music by Michael A. Kimbell) was premiered on June 8, 2014 by the San Francisco Sinfonietta Orchestra conducted by Urs Leonhardt Steiner; Emmanuel Williams narrated his own poetry; St. Mark's Lutheran Church, San Francisco.

Front Line was performed again on October 4, 2014 by the San Francisco Composers Chamber Orchestra conducted by Mark Alburger; Emmanuel Williams narrated his own poetry; Old First Church, San Francisco.


Fantasy Sonata for Solo Piano was performed on January 10, 2014 by Elizabeth Lee at the Crestmont Conservatory, San Mateo, California.


Arctic Ballade for Solo Harp was premiered on June 11, 2013 by Katrina Szederkényi at the Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Frankfurt, Germany. (See our Home Page for video and CD links.)


Time does not move for Orchestra and Narrator, based on the poem by Gottfried Keller, was performed on May 4, 2013 by the San Francisco Composers Chamber Orchestra with Emmanuel Williams as narrator. It was premiered by the San Francisco Sinfonietta Orchestra in 2010 with Teagan Moore as narrator. (Video link on Home Page.)


Concertino for Clarinet and Chamber Orchestra was performed on March 16, 2013 by the San Francisco Sinfonietta Orchestra with the composer as soloist. The Concertino received its premiere performance by the San Francisco Composers Chamber Orchestra on June 9, 2012, also with the composer as soloist.


Poème for Violin and Harp has been performed many times by the Wiener Saitenspiel Duo, Nándor and Katrina Szederkényi. They presented Poème at the 2011 World Harp Congress in Vancouver, Canada. and premiered it in June 2009 in Vienna, Austria and Ottobeuren, Germany.
Both the recording as a CD and mp3 as well as the sheet music (including a flute version) are available on the chamber music page.