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 November 24, 2014 - 1pm
Performance 1

Etude in A-flat Major (Aeolian Harp), Op. 25, no. 1

Andante spianato et Grande Polonaise brillante in E-flat, Op.22
Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)
Gerry Litton, Piano
Performance 2
Sonata for Flute and Piano
Lita Grier (b. 1937)
Jake Heggie (b. 1961)
Susan Waller, Flute
Joellen Piskitel, Piano
Performance 3
Ricordanza della Traviata (1837)
Amilcare Ponchielli (1834-1886)
Diane Barton-Brown, Flute
Eva Langfeldt, Oboe
Sandy Watkins, Clarinet
Virginia Bigelow, Piano

President´s Corner

October's meeting was a grand success! It began with our semi-annual General Business meeting, at which it was happily reported that ECB is in good health. We were thereafter treated to an outstanding musical program.

On the program this month we will hear the compositions of contemporary composers Grier and Heggie, sandwiched between romantic-era composers Chopin and Ponchielli's works.

Once again, we have set a fundraising goal for the Young Artist Competition. We hope to meet our $3,000 goal again this year. Although we're off to a good start, we still have quite a bit to raise. Please give what and when you can. Thank you, Linda McCoy, for your recent generous donation.

With warm regards,
Jason Schulterbrandt