Eos Ensemble: Pastorale in the Redwoods

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What better way to spend a summer afternoon than in our Redwood Amphitheater with chamber music from returning favorite Eos Ensemble? Enjoy a glass of wine (or sparkling water) and a program that will soothe and delight:

Claude Debussy, Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp
Jean Francaix, Quintet for Flute, Harp and String Trio
Beethoven,  String trio op. 9 no. 1

The Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp by Claude Debussy is one of the only works with this unique instrumentation and is full of evocative dreaminess and fiery virtuosity.  Jean Françaix’s quintet adds a string trio to the flute/harp duo and while influenced by Ravel has its own playfulness and meditative qualities.  Beethoven’s String Trio op. 9 no.1 is a tour de force and a brilliant foreshadowing of the great masterworks to come from this musical giant.


Craig Reiss, violin

Caroline Lee, viola

Thalia Moore, cello

With special guests

Meredith Clark, harp

Meredith Clark is a San Francisco-based harpist who in pre-Covid times kept a busy performance career playing with groups such as the San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, the Oakland Symphony and recording at Skywalker sound. She currently maintains an online teaching studio and is passionate about sharing her love for music.

Katrina Walter, flute

Flutist Katrina Walter’s orchestral career has led her throughout the United States, Eastern Europe, and South Korea.  As a member of the New World Symphony from 2007 to 2011, she performed regularly under the baton of renowned conductor Michael Tilson Thomas.  Currently a freelance flutist in San Francisco, Katrina is a member of the Marin Symphony.




Aug 23 2022


5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Questions? email info@maringarden.org or call 415-455-5260


  • Eos Ensemble
    Eos Ensemble

    The Eos Ensemble, founded by violinist Craig Reiss, is an exciting chamber music group comprised mainly of members of the San Francisco Opera orchestra. The goal of the group is to present concerts of wide ranging musical styles and instrumental combinations. We offer the opportunity to hear these talented musicians rise from the pit to the stage, playing everything from Beethoven to Ligeti. Audiences throughout the Bay Area have been thrilled to experience the artistry normally reserved for the grand canvas of opera transformed to the intimacy of chamber music. The Eos Ensemble has received grants from Music Performance Trust Fund and KIDDO! to present educational concerts in the Mill Valley schools. They also recently performed on the national radio broadcast “West Coast Live.” San Francisco Classical Voice said, “Every little detail was perfectly in place and meticulously balanced… They played with genuine depth and power.”

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