Berkeley Chamber Performances

2004-2005 Season

All concerts are on Tuesday nights at 8 PM in the Ballroom at the Berkeley City Club and are followed by a reception with the artists.

September 21, 2004 -- Strata
The talented trio (clarinet, violin/viola, piano) returns to enchant.
December 7, 2004 -- Duo Concertante
Unique daughter-father duo (violin and piano) dazzles with style.
February 8, 2005-- Cypress String Quartet
The Bay Area’s rising stars return.
March 15, 2005 -- Baguette Quartet
*Special Parisian Cafe Fundraising Event!*

Chic and sophisticated entertainment for a good cause!
May 10, 2005 -- Pacific Brass
This premier group’s golden sounds will thrill you.

September 21, 2004

James Stern, violin and viola
Nathan Williams, clarinet
Audrey Andrist, piano

Works of Milhaud, Rebecca Clarke, Schumann and Donald Freund

We are thrilled to welcome this stunning ensemble back to our series. Audience members will be enthralled by STRATA’s flair for performance as they present Milhaud’s charming Suite, Schumann’s beloved Fairy Tales (Märchenerzählungen), and the eclectic and exciting Triomusic of contemporary American composer Freund.

“Superb technical skills…the musicianship was exhilarating.” -Independent Coast Observer

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December 7, 2004
Duo Concertante

Anita Felix, violin
Wolfgang Fetsch, piano

Works of Beethoven, Bernstein (arr. Fetsch), Prokofiev and Piazzolla (arr. Fetsch)

This father-daughter team last played to an enthusiastic audience here a number of years ago – we gladly welcome them back! Come enjoy their sparkling technical brilliance paired with their sense of style and tradition as they present Beethoven’s Sonata Op. 30 No. 2, Prokofiev’s D Major Sonata, and works of Bernstein and Piazzolla.

“This is talent of a high order…” -Rossmoor News

“…it was obvious the ‘Duo Concertante’ is an exceptional pair.” -Independent Coast Observer

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February 8, 2005
Cypress String Quartet

Cecily Ward and Tom Stone, violins
Ethan Filner, viola
Jennifer Kloetzel, cello
Scott Anderson, clarinet

Works of Mendelssohn, Josef Suk, Dvorak, and composer TBC

Join us for a repeat performance from the Bay Area’s premier string quartet! In their last appearance with us, Cypress took our breath away with their heart-felt interpretations, and this year’s program featuring Mendelssohn’s Quartet Op. 44, No.1 and short works of Dvorak and Suk promises no less.

“The Cypress made a deep and pure connection to the music in playing of unfailing grace. Alert, disciplined, open to both awe and joy, they played with respectful, unabashed love…” -Albuquerque Journal

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March 15, 2005
**Special Parisian Cafe
Baguette Quartette

Odile Lavault, accordion, bandoneon, vocals
Rachel Durling, violin
Will Bernard -or- John Schott, guitar, banjo
Richard Trevor, string bass

Works of the genres of valse musette, tango, foxtrot and more to be announced by the performers

Berkeley Chamber Performances proudly welcomes back the Baguette Quartette for a very special fundraising event, our first in several years. A sold-out, overflow audience enjoyed the charming sophistication of Odile and Co. a number of years ago when they performed for us at short notice. We are extremely excited that these chic and polished purveyors of Parisian Café music from the early part of the 20th century are returning to be featured on our special Parisian-inspired fundraiser event. Audience members will sit at tables furnished with wine, cheese, fruit, and of course, baguettes, as they are stylishly entertained for a good cause.

$20 of the price of each ticket is tax deductible. Help support BCP, and have a great time, too!

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May 10, 2005
Pacific Brass

Bill Dougherty and Scott Clark, trumpets
Phil Hobson, French horn
John Buschiazzo, trombone
John Clark, tuba

Works of Holborne, Gabrielli, Morton Gould, Albinoni, Gershwin and others

The stirring sounds of a stellar brass quintet will reward audiences who join us for Pacific Brass, in their first appearance with Berkeley Chamber Performances. The varied program includes brass quintets by Victor Ewald and Arthur Frakenpohl along with many other composers, and promises to wind up our Eleventh Season on a high note!

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