(Re)Hearing Beethoven Festival
Beethoven Symphonies Nos. 4 and 6 in one-piano four-hand arrangements. Free event, registration necessary.
We believe that one-piano-four-hands, or piano duet, is the most intimate form of chamber music with two players sharing one instrument and often one bench. There are great piano duet works from the classical and romantic eras and many awesome transcriptions of orchestral works from the beginning of the 20th century, often arranged by the composers themselves. But following that period far fewer works for piano duet have been composed. We are both passionate about contemporary music, so one of our key missions as an ensemble is to commission and promote new masterworks for this genre.
Please scroll down to see the distinguished group of composers who have written works for us, and click on the composer's photo to read more about the commission, when it was premiered and recorded, and to listen to an audio sample. If you would like to support ZOFO’s commissioning projects with a donation, please CLICK. ZOFO is a fiscally sponsored Affiliate of The San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music.
COMPOSERS AND WORKS
...a multi-media concert
with new music and art from
around the world...
For this cutting-edge project ZOFO solicited new works from top composers around the globe, and requested each to select a painting representative of his or her culture as a springboard to the creative process. The result is a rich tapestry of sights and sounds reflecting the cultural, musical and artistic diversity of our world community.