Welcome to ECB´s 2014–2015 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 March 23rd, 2015 - 1pm
Performance 1
Die schönen Wunder
Kurt Erickson (b. 1970)
From "Chanson für morgen"
Lied zur Nacht, Inventar
From "Phoenix"
Kinderklavier, Bruder im Exil, Phoenix
David Garner (b. 1954)
Nanette McGuiness, Soprano
Dale Tsang, Piano
Performance 2
Hamburger Sonate in G Major
Allegretto, Presto
C.P.E. Bach (1714-1788)
Philippe Gaubert (1879-1941)
Janet Maestre, Flute
Lucy Sidener, Piano
Performance 3
Sonata for Piano and Cello
Op. 5, no. 2
Adagio, Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
Jason Schulterbrandt, Cello
Kay Lyman, Piano
Performance 4
Theme and Variations in D minor
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Tocatta in C Major, Op.7
Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Illana Blumberg, Violin
Annie Nalezny, Piano

President´s Corner

Time seems to be flying by! It's hard to believe that we only have a three more meetings to look forward to – each of them special. Our March concert will be preceeded by a brief business meeting, which all members are asked to attend. April's meeting is our annual Silver Tea, at which we will raise money for next year's Young Artist Competition (YAC). Our closing concert in May will feature the winners of this year's YAC.

Our March musical offering is plentiful and the ensemble is king for a day. All four performances will be given by duos! Further, you might have a difficult time finding a broader music program. We'll hear music ranging from 18th century to contemporary composers. Invite your guests to take part in what promises to be an exciting afternoon.

Donations to our general fund and scholarship programs continue to be made but we've still got a long way to go. We thank all who have generously given this season and hope that we can continue to rely on your tax-exempt contributions. See our support page to find out how.

With warm regards,
Jason Schulterbrandt