Joel Cohen and Friends

When: Saturday, Feb. 4, at 7:30pm
Where: First Presbyterian Church in Ukiah 
Corner of Perkins and Dora streets

Ukiah-based cellist Joel Cohen has brought together some of the most talented musicians in northern California to play a unique group of chamber music classics.
Joel Cohen has played with orchestras around the world, including the Vienna Chamber Orchestra and the Boston Symphony. He will be joined by violinist Roy Malan, who is the concertmaster of the San Francisco Ballet and founder and director of the Telluride Chamber Music Series; violinist Philip Santos, who performs with numerous chamber music groups throughout the Bay area and is the concertmaster for the Fremont Symphony and violist Elizabeth Prior who is the principal violist for the Santa Rosa symphony and also plays with the San Francisco Ballet and the San Francisco Opera orchestra. Rounding out the group will be Ukiah resident Elena Casanova who has performed with the Ukiah Symphony and as a solo artist at numerous area concerts.
The program will include the Sonata for Cello and Piano in D Major by Johannes Brahms, the greatest classicist of the Romantic century. It will be followed by a Serenade for String Trio by Erno von Dohnanyi. One the Hungary’s talented 20th century composers, his music follows in the tradition of the classic German composers. Rounding out the program will be The Piano Quintet in A Minor by Edward Elgar, England’s great Romantic composer.
Tickets for the concert are $25 for adults $10 for students. They can be purchased at Mendocino Book Co, at and at the door. Tickets can be reserved by calling 467-1341.