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Saint-Saëns and Wieniawski
St. Clare's Episcopal Church
Pleasanton, CA
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Saint-Saëns and Wieniawski

Pre-concert talk by Stefano Flavoni

Violin Concerto No. 3 in B minor, Op. 61                Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
    i. Allegro non troppo
   ii. Andantino quasi allegretto
  iii. Molto moderato e maestoso - Allegro non troppo

Polonaise de concert, Op. 4                                   Henryk Wieniawski (1835-1880)

Anita Dumar, Violin
Stefano Flavoni, Piano

Complimentary wine and cheese reception following recital.

Anita Dumar is currently a rising senior at the University of Michigan School of Music, studying violin under Professor Danielle Belen. She hails from Oklahoma, where she studied under OKC Philharmonic concertmaster (and Michigan alum) Dr. Gregory Lee. She has appeared with multiple youth orchestras, her final high school performance being with the Oklahoma Youth Orchestra as the winner of the concerto competition. As a freshman in college, her debut performance was as a winner of the Ann Arbor Camerata concerto competition. Anita actively appears as a soloist, chamber musician, and ensemble musician. In February of 2016, she became a member of the Sphinx Symphony Orchestra for their annual Sphinx Competition Finals Concert, and also won the position of principal second violin in the U of M Philharmonia Orchestra for the 2016-2017 year. This past winter, Anita was a semi-finalist in the 20th annual Sphinx Competition that took place in February 2017, the most prestigious classical music competition for people of color. She is currently a member of the Ivalas Quartet, which has been awarded several grants, scholarships and fellowships, including artistic residences at both Center Stage Strings, and the Anchorage Chamber Music Festival. Anita plays on a 1900 Bailley violin provided by a scholarship grant from the Virtu Foundation.  

Stefano Flavoni is an Italian-American conductor, collaborative pianist, and arts entrepreneur hailing from Long Island, New York. In his youth, he served as organist and music directors of several churches on Long Island, and made his Carnegie Hall debut with the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra at fourteen. Stefano received a full academic scholarship to the University of California, Berkeley as a Regents and Chancellors Scholar, entering originally as a physics and applied mathematics student before returning to his true love of music. In 2013, he served as assistant conductor of West Edge Opera at the age of nineteen. He has since worked with several of the worlds top orchestras and ensembles, including the Berkeley Symphony and Meitar Ensemble within the past year. Stefano has held music director positions worldwide, including for the China Welfare Institute National Youth Choir and the UC Berkeley Opera Ensemble. Stefano has participated in masterclasses and collaborations with several of the most prolific artists in classical music, including Sir Simon Rattle, Gustavo Dudamel, Valery Gergiev, and Riccardo Muti. Flavoni is the recipient of several awards for young musicians and conductors, including the 2015 Eisner Prize grant for highest achievement in the creative arts, the 2016 CEME Conducting Fellowship in Israel, and the 2017 Miami Music Festival Conducting Fellowship.


St. Clare's Episcopal Church (View)
3350 Hopyard Road
Pleasanton, CA 94588
United States


Music > Classical

Minimum Age: 8
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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