Events

October 5, 2019
7:30 pm

AHN TRIO

Regents Theatre at Holy Names University, Oakland CA

AHN TRIO

Lucia Ahn, Piano
Angella Ahn, Violin
Maria Ahn, Cello

“The three sisters of the Ahn Trio have earned a distinguished reputation for embracing 21st century classical music with their unique style and innovative collaborations.” In 2011, President Obama invited the Ahn Trio to perform at the White House for a State Dinner honoring South Korea.

October 26, 2019
3:30 pm

KINDRA SHARICH, Mezzo soprano

Berkeley Piano Club, Berkeley CA

KINDRA SHARICH, Mezzo soprano

JEFFREY LADEUR, Piano

“Scharich’s easy flow of warm, plangent tone had an instrumental quality all its own, and she seemed without limitations at either end of her range. The performance was so beautiful … I wanted it to go on and on.” – San Francisco Classical Voice

November 9, 2019
7:30 pm

DUO MEMDI

Regents Theatre at Holy Names University, Oakland CA

DUO MEMDI

Igor Kalnin, Violin
Rochelle Sennet, Piano

Saturday, November 9, 2019 – 7:30 pm

The objective of Duo MemDi is to perform music that embraces the diversity of world cultures, particularly focusing on commissioning and performing music of composers from underrepresented groups. All live performances are from memory, allowing a connection to composers’ ideas in a more holistic and insightful way. These ideals inspired the name of the duo: Mem[ory] and Di[versity = MemDi.

January 25, 2020
7:30 pm

THALEA QUARTET

Regents Theatre at Holy Names University, Oakland CA

THALEA QUARTET

Christopher Whitley, Violin
Kumiko Sakamoto, Violin
Luis Bellorin, Viola
Titilayo Ayangade, Cello

The Thalea String Quartet is dedicated to bringing timeless music to audiences from all walks of life. The Quartet aims to connect with audiences on a musical, emotional and personal level, from first time listeners to string quartet aficionados.

February 8, 2020
3:30 pm

SOTO VOCE TUBA QUARTET

Palache Hall at St. Clements Church, Berkeley CA

SOTO VOCE TUBA QUARTET

Demondrae Thurman, High Euphonium
Mark Carlson, Low Euphonium
Derek Fenstermacher, High Tuba
Mike Forbes, Low Tuba

Saturday, February 8, 2020 – 3:30 pm

The Soto Voce Quartet enthusiastically challenges preconceived notions about what tubas can do by composing, commissioning and playing virtuosic new works that highlight the diversity of their ensemble.

March 14, 2020
7:30 pm

YEKWON SUNWOO, Piano

Regents Theatre at Holy Names University, Oakland CA

YEKWON SUNWOO, Piano

2017 Gold Medalist of the Fifteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, Yekwon Sunwoo is a powerful and virtuosic performer who, in his own words, “strives to reach for the truth and pure beauty in music.”

March 21, 2020
3:30 pm

Music of Living Composers

St. John’s Presbyterian Church, Berkeley CA

“Music of Living Composers”

THOMAS BUCKNER, Baritone

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.

April 18, 2020
7:30 pm

CATALYST QUARTET

Regents Theatre at Holy Names University, Oakland CA

CATALYST QUARTET

Jessie Montgomery, Violin
Karla Donehew Perez, Violin
Paul Laraia, Viola
Karlow Rodrigues, Cello

Hailed by the New York Times at their Carnegie Hall Debut as “invariably energetic and finely burnished … playing with earthy vigor,” the Catalyst String Quartet says of themselves, “We defy genre and break down the walls of tradition, reimagining and redefining the classical music experience.”

May 16, 2020
3:30 pm

FOUNDER’S CONCERT

St. John’s Presbyterian Church, Berkeley CA

FOUNDER’S CONCERT

[Artists to be Announced]

The concert honors the Rev. Dr. W. Hazaiah Williams, Founder of Four Seasons Arts and the first African-American impresario of a major classical music concert series. He directed the program from its inception in 1958 until 1999.