House concert to feature varied pianist, cello program |

House concert to feature varied pianist, cello program

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WHO: InConcert Sierra presents

WHAT: A house concert with Natsuki Fukasawa, piano and Susan Lamb Cook, cello

WHEN: 2 p.m. Sunday, June 9

WHERE: Carl and Marsha Ostrom - private home in Nevada City

directions sent upon ticket purchase

TICKETS: $35 general or $30 season ticket holders and “key” donors,

available online at or at BriarPatch Co-op


InConcert Sierra’s house concerts series presents cellist Susan Lamb Cook and pianist Natsuki Fukasawa Sunday.

“House concerts present great music in an exceptionally intimate venue, usually private homes. This allows the audience and artists a unique opportunity to connect in a whole different way than experienced in a larger concert setting. The music becomes very personal, and because of the limited number of audience members, there is ample time for reflection, discussion or questions for anyone who wishes to participate,” said InConcert Sierra Executive Director Julie Hardin.

Admission fee includes an intimate one-hour concert with wine, savories and sweets and great conversation with friends and the artists.

Sunday’s varied program includes “Pohádka (A Tale)” by Leoš Janáček, “Sonata in G minor, op. 65” by Frederic Chopin, “Requiebros” by Gaspar Cassadó and “Do Not Sing, My Beauty” by Sergei Rachmaninoff and arranged by Richard Cionco. Each piece will feature virtuosity from both the cellist and the pianist.

Cellist Susan Lamb Cook is an active performer and educator in the Sacramento region and performs with the Sierra Master Chorale Orchestra. She is currently Artist Affiliate in cello and chamber music at the University of California, Davis. Her solo and chamber music recitals have been broadcast on Capitol Public Radio, and she performs regularly with the Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra, the Sacramento Opera and the Sacramento Choral Society and Orchestra. She serves as principle cellist for the Classical Music Festival in Eisenstadt, Austria, and is on faculty for the Vianden International Music Festival and School in Luxembourg.

Steinway artist Natsuki Fukasawa’s music career has taken her throughout most U.S. cities as well as to Europe, Scandinavia, Israel, Australia, Japan, China and Hong Kong in the role of soloist and chamber musician. As a founding member of the award-winning Jalina Trio, Natsuki has won many accolades and international prizes, including a rave review in Fanfare magazine and the Best Chamber Music Recording of the Year from the Danish Music Awards. In 2012, Natsuki was added to the distinguished roster of international Steinway artists. Natsuki is on the artist faculty for the Orfeo Music Festival in the Italian Alps and Calcap Chamber Music Workshop in Sacramento.

The Ostrom home in Nevada City has a private concert hall built to the side of their residence. For information, visit or call 530-273-3990.

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