Welcome to St. Paul’s Concert Series, providing world-class performances at a donation-based family-friendly admission price. Please scroll below to see our next scheduled performance, join the online broadcast, review the upcoming concert program, and make a donation.
We welcome a live audience to our concerts! We also continue to broadcast our performances simultaneously online for those who prefer a remote experience.
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After the performance, our performer(s) will engage with our audience through comments submitted online and from the in-house audience.
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About Our Upcoming Performers
“Baritone Daniel Cilli, as Dandini, stole the show with his vocal authority, attractive tone and strong stage presence. His artistry…easily commanded the stage.” OPERA NEWS-La Cenerentola, Opera San Jose
Daniel Cilli most recently performed the roles of Sharpless in Madama Butterfly at West Bay Opera, Mark Torrance inThe Shining at Opera Parallèle, and Schaunard with San Francisco Opera-Boheme Out of the Box. He also performed in Proving Up at Pasadena Opera as Pa Zegner, the title role of Sweeney Todd at Enlightened Theatrics, the role of Mansfield in the premiere of Hiroya Miura’s Sharaku Unframed at Left Coast Chamber Ensemble, Captain Ladoux in Matt Marks’ Mata Hari at West Edge Opera, and Cervantes/Quixote in Man of La Mancha at Cinnabar Theater.
In 2016 at the San Francisco Opera, Daniel Cilli debuted as Dancaïro in Carmen. He has performed with Opera Parallèle, Livermore Valley, West Bay, Festival Opera, Left Coast Chamber Ensemble, Utah Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, and with the wrestlers from Oakland’s own: Hoodslam.
In 2014 Daniel performed Inspector Javert in Utah Festival’s production of Les Miserables. Some of Mr. Cilli’s other operatic appearances include the title role in Don Giovanni at West Bay Opera, Harlekin in Ariadne auf Naxos with West Edge Opera and Festival Opera, and Papageno in a semi-staged production of Die Zauberflöte with the Baltimore Symphony under Marin Alsop.
While a principal baritone 2006-2010 at Opera San José, Mr. Cilli performed 15 roles including: Onegin in Eugene Onegin, Mercutio in Roméo et Juliette, Dandini in La Cenerentola, Count Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro, Guglielmo in Cosí fan tutte, Papageno in Die Zauberflöte, Escamillo in Carmen, Figaro in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Albert in Werther, Belcore in L’Elisir d’amore, Marullo in Rigoletto, and others.
As a Studio Artist at the Houston Grand Opera, Daniel Cilli was involved in four productions including two world premieres: performing in Mark Adamo’s Lysistrata and covering the role of Chucho in Daniel Catan’s Salsipuedes. He has also appeared as a Young Artist with Utah Opera, Central City Opera and Des Moines Metro Opera.
Some of Daniel Cilli’s concert appearances have been with Utah Symphony, Louisiana Philharmonic, University of Missouri Orchestra and Chorus, San Juan Symphony, Aspen Music Festival, and Tanglewood Music Festival.
He holds vocal performance degrees from the New England Conservatory of Music and Stetson University, and has also studied Lieder at the Franz Schubert Institute of Baden bei Wien, Austria.
Temirzhan Yerzhanov, a pianist and conductor, launched his international career by winning the Gold Medal at the International Robert Schumann Piano Competition in Zwickau, Germany, and now continues performing also as an emerging conductor.
Mr. Yerzhanov has toured in Germany, Russia, France, Italy, Switzerland, Czechia, USA, United Kingdom, China, India and Brazil. He has soloed with many orchestras including Moscow Radio Tchaikovsky Symphony, Zwickau Philharmonishes Orchester, Sacramento Philharmonic, Vogtland Philharmonie, and The Symphony Orchestra of India, working with such conductors as Vladimir Fedoseev, Lothar Seyfart, Johannes Wildner, Michael Morgan and Jiří Malát. He has appeared in prestigious venues such as London Wigmore Hall, Berlin Konzerthaus, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Dresden Sempergalerie, Paris Salle Gaveau, Moscow Conservatory and St. Petersburg Philharmonic Grand Halls.
Mr. Yerzhanov has been featured on live broadcasts, in studio recordings and talk shows of Deutsche Radio Berlin, Hong Kong Radio, BBC Radio, Radio Free Europe, Radio Russia and Orpheus Radio; recorded CDs of Schumann (RCD label) and Prokofiev works including World premiere of Classical Symphony (Con Brio Recordings).
A diverse musician, Mr. Yerzhanov has collaborated on concert stage with many opera singers and instrumentalists including such artists of international acclaim as Elena Kelessidi, Melody Moore (sopranos), Suzanna Guzman, Catherine Cook (mezzo-sopranos), Ao Li (bass), Michael Collins (clarinet). He conceived and performed a National premiere of Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle and recital Prokofiev. Almaty. 1942-1943, featuring all the piano scores that composer wrote during his residency in Yerzhanov’s home city.
Having had started as assistant conductor at several orchestras and opera companies, he debuted with Kazakh Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus in National Premieres of Mozart’s Idomeneo and Krönungsmesse. He made guest appearances with Orquestra Philharmonia de Brasilia, Google Orchestra, Kazakh National Abai Opera and Astana Opera. As a Music Director of Opera Cultura Temirzhan Yerzhanov led productions of La Llorona, Tales of Pilgrimage and West Coast premiere of Bless me, Ultima by Hector Armienta. As an Artistic Director he founded Orchestra Gradus ad Parnassum and brought it to the stage of New York Carnegie Hall Stern Auditorium.
Mr. Yerzhanov was named ‘Best Performer of 2007’ by San Francisco Classical Voice along with San Francisco Opera and soprano Angela Gheorghiu, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Mark Morris Dance Group, Artemis Quartet and Medieval Trio. In his native country he is awarded with Yenbek Sinirgen Qairatkeri, the highest honorary title for national contribution.
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About the St. Paul’s Concert Series
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is pleased to bring this year-round concert series at an affordable, donation-based cost. Concerts are performed in the beautiful St. Paul’s sanctuary near downtown Walnut Creek and are also streamed live online. Our concert series presents in-person* world-class performances in an intimate setting along with free parking and convenient nearby access to Walnut Creek BART. Or, if you choose to enjoy our performances from the comfort of your own home, join us online on YouTube for our live broadcasts!
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