Welcome to ECB´s 2015–2016 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.
YAC Program for May 16th 2016 – 1pm
Senior Division Performers
Prelude and Fugue, E major,
   BWV 854
Well Tempered Clavier, Book 1
J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Wizard of Oz Fantasy
William Hirtz (b. 1955)
Christopher Richardson, Piano

Suite No. 3 for Solo Cello,
J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Concerto in A minor
Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921)
Hannah Scarborough, Cello

Sonata Fantasy, Op. 19 in
   G# minor
Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915)
Sarcasms, Op. 17, No. 1 & 2
Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)
Karen Bao, Piano
Junior Division Performers
Paraphrase on Rigoletto
Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
Concert Etude (Toccata No. 2),
   Op. 120
Jenő Takács (1902-2005)
April Chen, Piano

Partita no. 2 in D minor,
    BVW 1004, Sarabande
J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Violin Concerto, III. Allegro non troppo allegro molto vivace
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Sharon Yuan, Violin

Ballade in G Minor, Op. 23
Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)
Papillons, Op. 2
Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
Amy Bao, Piano


President´s Corner

Hard as it may be to believe, our 2015-2016 season will draw to a close with the May 16th concert. As some (great) consolation, we can look forward to stellar perfromances by our Young Artists Competition winners! The concert will be followed by an awards ceremony for both the winners of YAC and our Community Grant.

This year’s YAC winners are a truly talented and gifted group.  In the junior division we’ll hear from two fine pianists and a brilliant violinist. The senior division boasts the refined musicianship of two pianists and a cellist. It may interest you to note that two of our winners are sisters – one in each division! Further, we will hear from a former junior division winner, who took the 1st place senior division title this year.

This year we make two Community Grant awards that are mainly supported by our Homem Fund. The awardees are Oakland's Skyline High School Advance Choir, and Home of United String Ensembles. Both organizations are doing wonderful work in our community to ensure that underserved students have the opportunity to explore the joys of music performance.

Please invite your family and friends to attend what will be an outstanding concert by a new generation of musicians.

With warm regards,
Jason Schulterbrandt