Yasushi and Friends play Chamber Music at Jarvis

Jarvis Conservatory presents chamber music with Yasushi Ogura and Friends on Saturday, June 15, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. to benefit the Napa Valley Youth Symphony’s Chamber Music Camp For Strings. Bay Area musicians Yasushi Ogura on violin, Diane Grubbe on flute, and Frank Johnson on piano will be joined by NVYS alumna Jasmin Cruz on cello. The program will include charming, powerful and some rarely performed music: A Triosonate by the early-Classical Period composer, Carl Stamitz, will involve all of the players. Cruz will play the first movement of Sergei Prokofiev’s virtuosic Cello Sonata in C, op. 119. Grubbe will perform a rarely performed work from 1930 by French Breton composer J. Guy Ropartz, the Sonatine pour Flûte et Piano. Ogura has served as head artistic coach for the NVYS for many years and is the founder and director of the Chamber Music Camp for Strings. He will perform one of Johannes Brahms’ most eloquent works, the Sonata No. 1, op. 78, (“Regensonate”) for violin and piano. Johnson is the musical director and host for the monthly “It’s a Grand Night for Singing” concert series at the Jarvis Conservatory. He will perform throughout the program and provide informative commentary. Tickets cost $25, $20 for seniors and $10 for students at here. Jarvis Conservatory, 1711 Main St., Napa


June 15