Menlo School is inviting the community to a fundraiser for the school’s orchestra’s travel scholarship fund. The violin recital, with music by Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven, featuring Alexander Barantschik, concertmaster for the San Francisco Symphony, along with Alona Tsoi will take place on Sunday, August 25th at 2:00 pm at Stent Hall on the school’s campus. Admission is $25.
Alexander Barantschik joined the San Francisco Symphony as concertmaster in September 2001, having served as concertmaster of the London Symphony Orchestra and Netherlands Radio Philharmonic. Through an arrangement with the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Barantschik has the exclusive use for three seasons of the 1742 Guarnerius del Gesù violin once owned by Jascha Heifetz.
Alona Tsoi has made numerous concert tours throughout Europe and United States, and studying and performing at such Music Festivals as Aldeborough and Tanglewood, where her mentors were Benjamin Britten, Alfred Schnittke and Seiji Osawa. Currently a free-lance musician, she takes part in the major recording projects and tours with the San Francisco Symphony.