The next concert, "B", will be hosted by the Petaluma Historical Museum. It is a wonderful place. A glass domed ceiling and open 2 story room.......their website, with pictures, is www.petalumamuseum.com. The concert is February 7th at 2pm and admission is $10 general, $7 museum members. Tickets are available through them 778-4398 or at the door.
The music will be our basic B's......Bach (guess), Beethoven Cello Sonata in g minor, Brahms clarinet, cello, and piano Trio,.....and the Bernstein Clarinet Sonata.
Marilyn Thompson, piano, Roy Zajac, clarinet and Judiyaba, cello.
The A-Team consisted of Maria Caswell and Heidi Wilcox; violins. Betsy London, viola. Gwyneth Davis and Judiyaba, cello. and Phebe Craig, harpsichord. The music was by Anon (as promised) Albinoni, Arne, Arriaga, d'Anglebert, and Arensky. With tea at the break provided by Ann (she sells that blend thru email@example.com) and almond cookies and A-mandelbread by Barbara. And a wonderful Audience!!
We still welcome comments and suggestions which can be entered here.
Hope to see you February 7 at the Petaluma historical Museum!
The Alphabet Concerts started as a 2 year project. We presented 23 concerts in 2010-2011 with composers names representing every letter of the alphabet (ok, 2 months will double-up).
The fun was finding more repertoire than we had known before, and just putting more music on the map! It stared in January, 2010, with composers whose last name (or lack of one, Anon) starts with "A".
And......everyone who came to that got a card with a lovely "A" on it. In February a "B" card.... The cards are designed by different local artists starting with Andree MacColl, Bonnie Boren......and Bonnie is also designing the "U" card. "V" was designed by Victoria Ehrlich, and "W" by Emily Roeder. "XY" was by Elly Lichenstein and David Bowes supplied the last card;"Z".
At the final concert and party, we ate alphabet soup and zwetschendatschi, drank wine from the A-Z winery, and gave prizes for the best collections of letter cards. In April, Roger and Eileen Weeks, Paul Besco and Gary Shepard were our guests for a very enjoyable lunch at Chez Panisse. VERY enjoyable!
It was all so much fun that we decided to continue the frivolity with A-Zed through the centuries. This time we are collaborating with Cinnabar Theater and we very much appreciate their support! After the September concert, all others will be held at Cinnabar Theater. We look forward to seeing you there!
Well...the backround for the a-zed concerts...
After many years of playing opera (SF) and Symphony (SF) and various other orchestra, solo and chamber music concerts, it seemed time for a substantial project that involves lots of playing, lots of friends, and searches for music that we had not known before.
Now, more than half way through, it turns out that all those things are happening and it is even more fun than we had imagined. So many wonderful musician/friends are jumping in with ideas and a willingness to play for, frankly, very little renumeration. And the audience is a gas! So great to see friends on a monthly basis!
So...more ideas are always appreciated! And thanks to all!!