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Berkeley Chamber Performances
2018 - 2019

BERKELEY CHAMBER PERFORMANCES presents the

SAINT LAWRENCE STRING QUARTET and Todd Palmer, clarinetist

St.Lawrence String Quartet

Photo: Marco Morggreve

Todd Palmer

Todd Palmer

in BAMC’s (Bay Area Music Consortium’s)* Debut Program

12 February 2019

Geoff Nuttall and Owen Dalby, violins;  Lesley Robertson, viola;  Christopher Costanza, cello; with Todd Palmer, clarinet

This program offers an unprecedented musical, emotional and spiritual experience. It begins with two string quartets bracketing the entire history of the genre from Haydn, the founding father - a St. Lawrence Quartet specialty - to Bay Area living composer Jonathan Berger, where both works are especially inspired by dance. Next, one of the most profound pieces in the entire literature, Beethoven's "Heiliger Dankgesang", from his Op. 132 will transport the audience into a spiritual realm cultivating a deeply vulnerable receptivity for Golijov's shattering and transcendent Klezmer-inspired finale with clarinet.

HUMANITY THROUGH FOUR CENTURIES OF MUSIC
F.J. Haydn: Quartet Op. 20 No.4
Jonathan Berger: Tango alla Zingarese
Beethoven: Op. 132, Heiliger Dankgesang
Osvaldo Golijov: Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind

*The Bay Area Music Consortium (BAMC) is a visionary partnership of four distinct organizations dedicated to presenting the finest in chamber music experiences: Berkeley Chamber Performances, Gold Coast Chamber Players (Lafayette), Mill Valley Chamber Music Society, and Noe Valley Chamber Music (San Francisco). With the synergy of combined resources, collective planning and a shared artistic vision, the Bay Area Music Consortium is able to present outstanding ensembles performing uniquely designed programs that enrich each of the individual member communities.


Announcing the debut of the
BAY AREA MUSIC CONSORTIUM
Four concerts throughout the Bay Area
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The Bay Area Music Consortium is a visionary partnership of four bay area chamber music organizations. With the synergy of combined resources, collective planning and a shared artistic vision, the Bay Area Music Consortium is able to present outstanding ensembles performing uniquely designed programs that enrich each of the individual member communities.

READ about BAMC
READ about the concert program
READ about the debut ensemble

Four Performances:

Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 7:30PM
Gold Coast Chamber Players
Lafayette Library Community Hall
3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Tickets

Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 4PM
Noe Valley Chamber Music
Noe Valley Ministry
1021 Sanchez St, San Francisco
Tickets

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 8PM
Berkeley Chamber Performances
Berkeley City Club
2315 Durant Avenue, Berkeley
Tickets

Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 5PM
Mill Valley Chamber Music Society
Mt. Tamalpais United Methodist Church
410 Sycamore Ave, Mill Valley
Tickets


Concerts are Tuesday nights and begin at 8 p.m. in the second floor Ballroom of Julia Morgan's gorgeous Berkeley City Club, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, 2315 Durant Avenue, Berkeley. For information about the City Club, or for directions, call the Berkeley City Club at (510) 848-7800.

Pre-concert dinners are available at Julia’s, the City Club’s restaurant with a French Master Chef. Reservations are required, available at OpenTable.com or by calling (510) 280-1547.


2018 - 2018 season

(next concert highlighted in green)

16 October 2018

In Other Words
These four a cappella voices will lift your heart

13 November 2018

martha & monica
Local favorites present cello-piano gems

15 January 2019

Daedalus Quartet
This stellar ensemble dazzles with three Russian masters

12 February 2019

St. Lawrence String Quartet
with Todd Palmer, Clarinet

Bay Area legends showcase four centuries of humanity through music