Welcome to ECB´s 2018–2019 season. Once again we are pleased to present classical music programs prepared and performed by our members.
Performances are free to the public, begin at 1 pm, and are followed by refreshments. Please join us at the Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar St., Berkeley, CA.
 
Program for May 20th – 1pm
 
Senior Division Performers
Sonata for Flute and Piano "Undine", Op. 167
i. Allegro
Carl Reineke (1824-1910)
Nocturne et Allegro Scherzando
Phillip Gaubert (1879-1941)
David Davisson, Flute
Miles Graber, Piano

Valley of the Rocks
Miriam Hyde (1923-2005)
Etude Op. 10, No. 1 in C Major
Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)
Daniel Mah, Piano

Four Short Sonatas
i. Poco allegro piacevole
ii. Molto rubato
George Rochberg (1918-2005)
Amy Bao, Piano
Junior Division Performers
Passacaglia on an Old English Tune
Rebecca Clarke (1886–1979)
Adagio and Allegro, Op. 70
Robert Schumann (1810–1856)
Abigail Leong, Cello
Miles Graber, Piano

Sonatina for Harp
Sergiu Natra (b. 1965)
Charis Woo, Harp

Piano Sonata No. 2, in B flat Minor, Op. 35 - i. Grave
Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)
Ten Etudes on Aksak Rhythms, Op. 38 – i. Vivo
A. Adnan Saygun (1907-1991)
Zak Mustille, Piano
 

President´s Corner

Our final program of the year will be on Monday, May 20th, featuring the six winners of our annual Young Artist Competition. These kids are phenomenal—it is so inspiring to hear them. This is definitely a highlight of our year, and I know you will want to be present to experience all the excitement. The hospitality team will include Suzie Lundeen, Janet Woodhams, Bi Le, Caroline Kim, Maria Reeves, Anita Lee, and Nan Stigter.

Thanks to the efforts of so many members, the Silver Tea in April was a huge success, both artistically and financially. Approximately sixty members and guests enjoyed a delightful musical program, followed by delicious refreshments and the usual warm and friendly social hour.

As chair of the Silver Tea, Joan Reid transformed the Hillside Club with table seating and colorful roses everywhere. Jason Schulterbrandt baked a phenomenal cake—what a special treat—and the hospitality team, led by Suzie Lundeen, provided a beautiful table of goodies. All the musicians were inspired by the surroundings and the enthusiastic audience, and we all enjoyed their stellar performances.

The bottom line is that the proceeds will fund next year's Young Artist Competition, and we should have a good budget for the prizes in 2020. Thanks to all who attended the concert and to all who made donations. There are too many contributors to list here, but the May program will include a comprehensive list.

If you happened to miss the opportunity to write a check—or to contribute via PayPal—it is not too late - visit our Support page or contact Treasurer Sandy Watkins.

Very soon after the May program, we will begin planning for next year's season. Watch for the performance request forms and new volunteer and committee forms later this month. Serena Le will be working on curating the programs, and we will be seeking volunteers for our hospitality team and other duties. Without our dedicated volunteers, our club would not be able to function. So, please give some thought to how you can pitch in to help the group!


Sue Waller


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