The Harker School’s very own Susan Nace, who directs Cantilena and advises Guys’ Gig at Harker, has been chosen as a mentor for the San Francisco Symphony Community of Music Makers’ upcoming choral event and workshop this November. Launched for the San Francisco Symphony’s centennial season to “serve amateur adult musicians” and “promote active participation in music-making and life-long learning,” the Community of Music Makers consists of an amateur orchestra, an amateur chorus and a chamber music program, and features workshop events during which participants are treated to mentorship from musicians and artistic staff of the San Francisco Symphony.
On Nov. 20, from 6:30-9:30 p.m., the Community of Music Makers will host their second-ever event, a choral workshop hosted by San Francisco Symphony Chorus director Ragnar Bohlin on stage at Davies Symphony Hall. The event will present and workshop Heinrich Issac’s “Innsbruck, I Must Leave You,” Brahms’ “Wie Lieblich” from “A German Requiem,” and Handel’s “Zadok the Priest: Coronation Anthem.” The event is a follow-up to the Community’s inaugural workshop on June 28.
Nace shared in a Grammy Award for Best Choral Performance in 2010 for her part in the San Francisco Symphony Chorus’ live recording of a “Symphony of a Thousand,” a selection from Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 in E-flat Major. That same recording was also recognized for Best Classical Album and Best Engineered Classical Album awards.