Presidio Sessions: Farallon Quintet
The Farallon Quintet, founded in the summer of 2012, is a dynamic Bay Area ensemble focused exclusively on the string quartet plus clarinet repertoire. In addition to playing the classics, the quintet performs rarely heard works, innovative arrangements, and new music by living composers. The quintet is made up of leading Bay Area musicians who are principal players in such orchestras as the San Francisco Ballet, Santa Rosa Symphony, Marin Symphony, Berkeley Symphony, Fremont Symphony, Modesto Symphony, and the Sacramento Philharmonic. As an ensemble, the quintet received a grant from InterMusic SF to record and release their debut album and was recently awarded a Barlow Grant to commission composer Chad Cannon’s first clarinet quintet. Natalie Parker, clarinet; Dan Flanagan, violin; Matthew Oshida, violin; Elizabeth Prior, viola; Jonah Kim, cello.