Soirée for Music Lovers

Soirée for Music Lovers
Wednesday, February 14th, 2018
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Soirée for Music Lovers:  A tradition continues

In 1987, renowned virtuoso violinist János Négyesy established a series of Chamber Music concerts called the “Soirée for Music Lovers”. These programs were intended to be a musical counterpoint to the experimental music that characterized the music department at the University of California, where Professor Négyesy was a long-time faculty member. The quarterly concerts, featuring chamber music from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, grew to be a popular and elegant part of the musical life of San Diego. The tradition continues this year on Wednesday, February 14th, at the Conrad Prebys Concert Hall on the UC San Diego campus. Päivikki Nykter, the late Professor Négyesy’s wife, musical partner and a featured performer in every previous Soirée, has taken up the mantle in presenting a program worthy of the Négyesy legacy. 


  • Telemann: Quartet for flute, oboe, violin and continuo in G Major
  • Brahms: Botschaft , Op. 47, No. 1 and Richard Strauss: Heimliche Aufforderung, Op.27, Op. 3 for bass-baritone and piano
  • Ravel: Sonatine for flute, viola and harp
  • Schumann: Piano Quartet in E flat Major, Op. 47


Cecilia Kim (cello)
Philip Larson (bass-baritone)
Siu Hei Lee (piano)
Michael Matsuno (flute)
Päivikki Nykter (violin and viola)
Tasha Smith-Godinez (harp)
Stephanie Smith (oboe)
Annabelle Terbetski (viola)
Steven Tran (harpsichord)

Concert Program (PDF)

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