New Decade of Music,
New Comfortable Venue
The term “chamber music” evokes images of classical instruments–a flute, strings, or perhaps a piano. For us, a chamber performance simply means the artist appears in a small setting with close to perfect acoustics. A diversified program of outstanding music is regularly presented.
• Intimate Performances
• World Class Artists
• Entertainment with a Community Feel
This 31st year is very special. After 10 years of wishing, planning, and working, we finally have a permanent home at the Occidental Center for the Arts. We are grateful for the years we’ve had in the acoustically sound Occidental Community Church, however, with our new venue, audience members will be able to have comfortable seating AND great lines of sight, without sacrificing any of the acoustic excellence our series if famous for.
Our 2010-2011 Artists
This year, we have another season of virtuosic variety, featuring top notch groups performing engaging programs. You can look forward to a world premiere by the Ives Quartet (4) and Chiara Quartet (4), a rare visit by the finest Czech String Quartet (4), and a fun night with our own talented San Francisco Guitar Quartet (4). We are fortunate to have all of the way from Germany, the Altenberg Trio Wein (3) who remain faithful to the style and tradition of the “Viennese Sound, as well as the highly praised Amelia Trio (3), who will be performing their “East Meets West” program, that grew out of Yo-Yo Ma’s “Silk Road” series and includes an amazing Chinese Erhu player. We have two mighty duos performing in 2010-2011, including the world famous Scottish Fiddler Alasdair Fraser with cello prodigy Natalie Haas and a very special in depth look at the cello sonatas of Beethoven, performed over a two day period by the Fischer Duo.
Please note all shows will begin at 8:00pm this year, with all shows but Alasdair Fraser at the newly renovated Occidental Center for the Arts! Alasdair Fraser and Natalie will perform at the Glaser Center in Santa Rosa. For our two day immersion into Beethoven’s Cello Sonatas, we will have a regular Saturday 8pm show, followed by a matinee show Sunday at 3pm.