Events

10/21/2017
7:30 pm

PARATORE PIANO DUO

Regents Theatre at Holy Names University, Oakland CA

“The best 2-man orchestra in the world.” – Müllheim, Germany

Program:
Chopin: Sonata in b flat minor, Op. 35
Rimsky-Korsakoff: Sheherazade, Op. 35 (after the “Arabian Nights” – transcribed for one piano/four hands by the composer)
Ravel: Rapsodie Espagnole
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue

11/04/2017
3:30 pm

“Therapeutic and Medicinal Drumming”

Palache Hall at St. Clements Church, Berkeley CA

SAL NUÑEZ, Leader
Arturo Carrillo, Assistant

Dr. Nunez is a licensed clinical psychologist, consultant, researcher and professor with interest in cultural healing practices, health & wellness, neuropsychology, indigenous and behavioral medicine and medicinal drumming as a healing methodology.

11/11/2017
7:30 pm

ANN HOBSON PILOT, Harp; TAI MURRAY, Violin

Regents Theatre at Holy Names University, Oakland CA

Ann Hobson Pilot served as principal harpist for the Boston Symphony for almost 40 years. She continues her career as a renowned soloist and chamber musician, performing regularly throughout the country.
Program:
Vieuxtemps: Reverie-Adagio for Violin and Harp
Carlos Salzedo: Scintillation for solo harp
Bernard Andres: Zerbina-Divertissement for violin and harp
Ysaye: Sonata for solo violin
Andy Scott: Paquito (violin and harp)
Ravel/Michael Maganuco: Pavane pour une infant defunte (violin and harp)
Zequinha de Abreu/Maganuco: Tico-Tico No Fuba (violin and harp)
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Six Studies in English Folksong (violin and harp)
Piazzolla/Maganuco: Valsisimo, Oblivion and Escualo (violin and harp)

01/20/2018
7:30 pm

TELEGRAPH STRING QUARTET

Regents Theatre at Holy Names University, Oakland CA

Formed only three years ago in San Francisco, the Telegraph Quartet has already won a major honor as the recipients of the 2016 Naumburg Chamber Music Competition. The Quartet also received the prestigious Grand Prize in the 2014 Fischoff Chamber Music Competition and have been called, “unflaggingly outgoing, committed and creative.”

Program:
Wolf: Italian Serenade
Beethoven: Quartet in A Major, Op. 18, No. 5
Arnold Schoenberg: String Quartet No. 1

02/10/2018
3:30 pm

ANYANGO YARBO-DAVENPORT, Violin; VANESSA FADIAL, Piano

Berkeley Piano Club, Berkeley CA

“I remain awestruck by the sophistication and talent (…) The Partita No.2 performed by Davenport was a highlight of classical music in Charleston, anywhere, anytime.” ~ J.H.Warren III

02/24/2018
7:30 pm

STEWART GOODYEAR, Piano

Regents Theatre at Holy Names University, Oakland CA

Mr. Goodyear has been proclaimed, “a phenomenon” by the Los Angeles Times and “one of the best pianists of his generation” by The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Program:
Beethoven: Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Op. 109
Ravel: Pavane pour une infant defunte
Ravel: Alborada del gracioso
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition

03/17/2018
3:30 pm

THOMAS BUCKNER, Baritone

St. John’s Presbyterian Church, Berkeley CA

“Music of Living Composers”

As an innovative performer, producer and promoter, Buckner continues to be a pioneer in a wide range of musical contexts, mixing genres and breaking barriers in his on-going pursuit of the yet-to-be imagined.

04/07/2018
7:30 pm

RASTRELLI CELLO QUARTET

Regents Theatre at Holy Names University, Oakland CA

“Riveting … entertaining … These four musicians could sound like a classical symphony one moment and play ragtime, jazz or klezmer the next…” – Ontario, Canada

Program:
David Popper: Tarantella
Bela Bartok: Six Rumanian Dances
Edvard Grieg: Two excerpts from “Peer Gynt”-Soveig’s Song, In the Hall of Mountain King
Brahms: Six Hungarian Dances (Nos. 13, 14, 10, 17, 20, 19)
Paul Desmond: Take Five
Tchaikovsky: Andante Cantabile from String Quartet No. 1
Tchaikovsky: Melody, Op. 42, No. 3
Karl Davidoff: By Fontain; Beatles Song Book

05/05/2018
3:30 pm

“W. Hazaiah Williams Memorial Concert”

ALISON BUCHANAN, Soprano
AUTRIS PAIGE, Baritone

The Rev. Dr. W. Hazaiah Williams was the Founder of Four Seasons and Today’s Artists Concerts. He was the first African-American impresario of a major classical music concert series and directed Four Seasons until 1999. Through this annual concert, we honor his memory and celebrate his many contributions to our local community and to our world.