Sunday, January 28  |  1:00PM

Blake Pouliot & Simone Porter with pianist Hsin-I Huang

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Barbro Osher Recital Hall  |  San Francisco Conservatory of Music

doors open 1pm  |  Performance 1:30pm  |  reception 2:30pm

Simone Porter and Blake Pouliot have been best friends since they met as students at the Colburn School in Los Angeles 10 years ago – and they happen to be two of the most prodigious young violinists in the world today. Their eclectic program assembles a kaleidoscope of scenes inspired by Southern California, ranging from The Eagles to Stravinsky, and will be performed with their other longtime friend, pianist Hsin-I Huang.

The event includes a hosted reception with light desserts from Napa’s Monday Bakery after the performance.
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$45 single ticket

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Complimentary admission for students 21 and younger.
Please contact the Festival Box Office to inquire and secure a reservation.


Event Program

Hotel California - The Eagles
arr. by O. Marckx (Porter, Pouliot, Huang)
Danse Russe from Petrushka
Igor Stravinsky (arr. S. Dushkin) (Porter, Huang)

Ernst Bloch (Porter, Huang)
Much Ado About Nothing Suite, Op. 11
Erich Wolfgang Korngold (Pouliot, Huang)
Sonata for 2 Violins, Op. 15
Miklos Rozsa (Porter, Pouliot)


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Blake Pouliot
Blake Pouliot

Violinist Blake Pouliot has anchored himself among the ranks of classical phenoms with a passion that enraptures his audiences. In recent years, Pouliot made his debuts with the Boise Philharmonic, Omaha Symphony, Plano Symphony, Sarasota Orchestra and Winnipeg Symphony, and internationally, he tours as Artist-in-Residence with NPR’s Performance Today


Simone Porter
Simone Porter

Violinist Simone Porter has been recognized as an emerging artist of impassioned energy, interpretive integrity, and vibrant communication. A recipient of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant, in the past few years, she has debuted with the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic.


Hsin-I Huang
Hsin-I Huang

Collaborative pianist Hsin-I Huang performs throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. Her chamber music and festival appearances include those at Aspen Music Festival, Ravinia BGH Classics series, NPR’s Performance Today, Sundays Live at LACMA, and more. Huang is also an accomplished cellist, having won many national competitions in Taiwan.



Barbro Osher Recital Hall

The Barbro Osher Recital Hall is located in the San Francisco Conservatory of Music's beautiful Bowes Center for Performing Arts at 200 Van Ness Avenue. The 200-seat recital hall is on the 11th floor and features floor-to-ceiling glass walls offering views overlooking a spectacular vista of City Hall, Davies Symphony Hall, the War Memorial Opera House, and other Civic Center landmarks.

Barbro Osher Recital Hall