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Welcome to The Berkeley Hillside Club Concert Series. Our goal is to provide a superb venue for musicians and listeners to experience the joy of live music performance. Come join us in our historic and acoustically excellent hall and see why artists and audiences are raving about our Concert Series. 

 

Our concerts are open to the public and generally begin at 8:00 pm (Sunday concerts usually start at 7:00 pm) but please check the individual concert listing for the exact time. Our doors usually open about an hour before show time.

Unless otherwise indicated, tickets for our concerts are usually available only at the door on the evening of the performance, but check the individual concert listing for details.  We accept cash or checks but NOT credit cards. Please check the individual listings, below, for the admission price on specific events.

 

Our hall is wheelchair accessible and our restrooms are ADA-compliant. We do not have off-street parking but parking in the neighborhood in generally not too difficult, and we are about seven-tenths of a mile from the Downtown Berkeley Bart station.

For directions to the Hillside Club please click here

Upcoming Concerts

We are working to bring the Concert Series back to life. More music to be announced.

Watch this space and sign up for our Concert Series mailing list.

The Berkeley Hillside Club Concert Series Presents

Will Bernard & Beth Custer
‘SKY’

Friday Sept. 8, 2023

7:30 PM

Amission at the door (cash or check): $25 general, $20 seniors & students, $15 Hillside Club members

 

Advance Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/will-bernard-and-beth-custer-sky-tickets-705523970187
(if you are a hillside Club member, email "member-discount@hillsideclub.org" for a special discount code)

Guitarist Will Bernard and clarinetist/singer Beth Custer have forged a remarkable musical partnership that spans decades and is reflected in their upcoming release "SKY."  They will perform "SKY" its entirety at the Hillside Club on Friday 8 Sept, along withother selections.

Ranking in the top tier for clarinetistry in DownBeat Reader’s poll, Beth Custer is a member of the the Club Foot Orchestra, of David James’s GPS, of Trance Mission, of Eighty Mile Beach, she leads the quartet Clarinet Thing, and is a member of Russian Telegraph, named for San Francisco’s hills. Beth has created scores for Left Coast Chamber Ensemble, Zeitgeist, and Turtle Island and for the films of Brad Coley, William Farley, Esther Paik-Mander, and Cathy Lee Crane. She received an EMMY for her KQED score ‘Mantis Shrimp’ and has scored for the dance productions of Joe Goode Performance Group, AXIS Dance Company, Salt Farm, and Flyaway. Theatre scores include Campo Santo, The Magic, Cal Shakes, Intersection for the Arts, and Mile High Theatre. Beth lives in San Francisco.
 

Will Bernard’s unique guitar playing was formed from the rich cultural roots of the San Francisco Bay Area. He studied classical, jazz, and Indian music, played in basements and coliseums, has absorbed the Bay Area Multi-Kulti, the funk of New Orleans, and the New York downtown edge. He’s performed and/or recorded with Charlie Hunter, Stanton Moore, Robert Walter, John Medeski, Bill Laswell, Ben Sidran, Peter Apfelbaum, Dr. John, Tom Waits and many others. His 2007 CD ‘Party Hats’ and his 1997 project T.J. Kirk ‘If Four Was One’ were nominated for a Grammy. ‘Pond Life’ (2022) on Dreck to Disk is his eleventh release as a bandleader. Will lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/will-bernard-and-beth-custer-sky-tickets-705523970187

Will and Beth's album is getting rave reviews:

SKY—Will Bernard & Beth Custer

These two creatives have been soul mates for a long, long time. All you have to do is glimpse at the inside fold of Sky and see the archival photo of the two together from the brilliant Berkeley, California jazz renaissance that swept the Bay Area from the late ‘70s through the late ‘90s. Today guitarist Will Bernard and clarinetist Beth Custer have formed a remarkable partnership of captivating improvisation-fueled songs that are calmly lyrical, meditative, diverse in influences, playful in stretches. Will masters the acoustic guitars as well as sprinkles the jolts of resonator and electric lap steel guitars while Beth goes deep with bass and B flat clarinets. They circle each other, they layer each other, they join with delicious harmonies. They change directions, such as on the journey tune “Luv Jones.” Will leads and Beth supports with percussive clarinet pops, then the guitar plays rhythm to uplift her free improvisation that are full of color. Special album that will show up on multiple top 10 lists at the end of the year. (Dreck to Disc Records)

Dan Ouellette's Monthly Jazz Aand Beyond Intel Column

https://danouellette.net/j%26b-intel?blogcategory=Jazz+%26+Beyond+Intel+Aug.+2023

The Berkeley Hillside Club

2286 Cedar Street

Berkeley 94709
concerts@hillsideclub.org  

info: 510-365-1589

Past Concerts

(You can enjoy some of our past live stream concerts and lectures on our YouTube channel any time by clicking here:)

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The Berkeley Hillside Club Concert Series Presents

The Edgar M. Bronfman String Quartet

Sunday 3 July 2022

Matinée - 2:00 pm PDT

Admission: $20 general, $15 seniors & students, $10 Hillside Club members

The Program:

Johannes Brahms - String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. 51, No. 2
Joseph Haydn - String Quartet in D minor, Op.76 No.2  “The Fifths”

The Artists:

Jeremy Constant - violin

Polina Sedukh - violin

Adam Smyla - viola

Amos Yang - cello

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The Berkeley Hillside Club Concert Series Presents

The Melodiya Chamber Ensemble

Friday 27 May 2022

7:00 pm PDT

Admission: $20 general, $15 seniors & students, $10 Hillside Club members

The Program:

Johann Nepomuk Hummel - Sonata for viola and piano in E-flat major, op.5
Robert Schumann - Marchenbilder for viola and piano, op.113
Frédéric Chopin - Ballade in A-flat major, op.47 for piano solo
Mikhail Glinka - Unfinished sonata for viola and piano
Max Bruch - Romance, op.85

Robert Schumann - Adagio and Allegro, op.70

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The Artists:

Sergey Ratkitchenkov

Arkady Serper - piano

The Berkeley Hillside Club is pleased present a performance by two very talented artists,  both of whom have appeared numerous times in our Concert Series, violist  Sergey Ratkitchenkov and pianist Arkady Serper.

Covid Safety Note:

In view of the continuing threat that Covid-19 presents to our community, we are limiting attendance at this event to patrons who have been vaccinated. All patrons must have a valid proof-of-vaccination card (one or two vaccinations plus a booster) and must wear a mask.

About the Artists:

Sergey Rakitchenkov was born in Moscow and attended the Central School for Musically Gifted Children. He graduated with honors from the Tchaikovsky Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Fyodor Druzhinin. For fifteen years he performed with the Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra, rising to become Principal of the viola section. In 1980 he won the prestigious All-Union Musical Competition. In 1987, weeks after immigrating to the United States with his wife, Olga, and daughter, Lisa, he won a position in the viola section of the San Francisco Opera where he served as the Associate Principal Chair. He recently retired and performs  at special events in the Bay Area and in Europe as a soloist.

Arkadi Serper received his music education in Russia at the Gnesin State Musical College and Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory. He enjoys a distinguished career as a pianist, composer and educator. He teaches Piano and Composition and Music Theory at the San Francisco Conservatory in the Preparatory Department and also at The Crowden School. He has written and published choral music for Kairos Youth Choir and compositions in original musical theatre. As an acclaimed composer, his symphonic and chamber compositions have been produced by several major orchestras. As a pianist, he continues to perform concerts, both as a soloist and chamber musician, locally and internationally. 
 

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The Berkeley Hillside Club Concert Series Presents

The London - Serper - Serper Trio

Sunday 13 March 2022

7:00 pm PDT

Admission: $20 general, $15 seniors & students, $10 Hillside Club members

The Program:

Ludwig van Beethoven - Trio in Bb Major, for clarinet, cello and piano, Op.1

Johannes Brahms - Trio in A minor, for clarinet, cello and piano, Op.114

Arkadi Serper - Souvenirs for Clarinet, Cello and Piano

Nino Rota - La Passerella di Addio - Arr. by Arkadi Serper

The Artists:

Larry London - clarinet

Emile Serper - cello

Arkady Serper - piano

The Berkeley Hillside Club is pleased to mark its return to live-audience concerts with a performance by three very talented musicians, two of whom have appears several times in our Concert Series. The program features a pair of sublime trios from Beethoven and Brahams, as well as two wonderful contemporary pieces, composed or arranged by our pianist, Arkady Serper.

Covid Safety Note:

In view of the continuing threat that Covid-19 presents to our community, we are limiting attendance at this event to patrons who have been vaccinated. All patrons must have a valid proof-of-vaccination card (one or two vaccinations plus a booster) and must wear a mask.

About the program:

The two Trios in this program, Beethoven's Op. 11 and Brahms' Op. 114, from the Classical and Romantic periods respectively, are arguably the two greatest works for clarinet, cello and piano. 

 

Beethoven’s Trio in Bb major, op. 11, was composed in 1797, and it is one of a series of early chamber works that make use of woodwind instruments.  It was originally composed for clarinet, cello and piano, and it is written in Bb to assure some ease of playing for the clarinet, which at that time had only a few keys and had not yet benefited from the development of modern key systems.  

 

The Trio is in 3 movements.  The first movement is in sonata-allegro form;  the second movement is an Adagio; the third movement is a Theme and Variations, where the theme was taken from a popular comic opera by Joseph Weigl,  Marinaro Ossia Il Corsaro.  The theme, Pria ch'io l'impegno, loosely translated is "Before I work, I must eat." 

 

Brahms' Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano, Op. 114, composed in 1891,  is one of four late works featuring the clarinet as a primary instrument.  Brahms had planned to retire from composing after finishing his String Quartet in G major, but upon hearing the great clarinetist, Richard Mühlfeld, and seeing the possibilities for expression and technical freedom in his playing, Brahms wrote four important chamber works for clarinet:  two Sonatas, op. 119 and 120, for clarinet and piano,  Quintet, op. 115, for clarinet and string quartet, and this Trio, op. 114.  These are Brahms' last chamber works and are considered among his greatest.   

 

The Trio is in 4 movements.  The first movement is in a loose sonata-allegro form; the second movement, Adagio, is also in a similar, but more compressed, form;  the third movement, Andantino grazioso, is in 3/4 time, where the first half suggests a slow waltz, and the second half a livelier ländler.   The fourth movement, Allegro, is an exciting and concise finale.

 

Souvenirs for Clarinet, Cello and Piano were written by Arkadi Serper very recently. Composer was inspired by the unique combination of the instrumental timbres and two significant people in his life – his good friend Larry and his son Emile. The Suite has four movements. The first two, Danza in Seven and Tangoed are self-explanatory. The third movement So Long is a quazi-blues, and the last movement, Schtikele for Three is a Klezmer vignette with a slight poly-tonal touch.

 

Regarding Nino Rota’s La Passerella di Addio, arranged here by Arkadi Serper, the famous filmmaker Federico Fellini was asked: “What percentage of incredible success of your films do you attribute to music of Nino Rota?” Fellini smiled and answered: “100%!” It takes a great man and great artist to pay such honor, but for those who recall a marvelous ending sequence of the movie “8 ½” with the circus marching band, this footage, indeed, is inseparable from the hauntingly ironic and beautiful score of Nino Rota.

About the artists:

Larry London did his undergraduate work at Harvard and earned a Master's degree in composition at Mills College.  He studied with Darius Milhaud, Terry Riley and Lou Harrison.  He has played clarinet in all of the Bay Area's professional orchestras and in various chamber ensembles, including the Troika Trio and the Jupiter Quartet. His compositions have been performed at the Aspen, Telluride and Cabrillo Music Festivals, by the Oakland Symphony and the San Francisco Symphony chamber series.   His opera, Dynamo, was premiered at the Telluride Chamber Music Festival in 2016.  

 

Larry has contributed as a composer, arranger or performer to over fifty films.  He composed the music for Isamu Noguchi: Stones and Paper,an American Masters documentary film, recognized as Best Portrait at the Montreal International Festival of Films in 1998.    He  wrote music for Poumy, A Bridge of Books, and Four Films About Love  in 2002 for New Jewish Film Projects.  He wrote music for Joann Sfar: Drawing From Memory, a film commissioned by French Public Television.    

 

Larry lives in Berkeley. He teaches music at Ohlone College and at the Crowden Music Center.

 

Arkadi Serper received his music education in Russia at the Gnesin State Musical College and Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory. He enjoys a distinguished career as a pianist, composer and educator. He teaches Piano and Composition and Music Theory at the San Francisco Conservatory in the Preparatory Department and also at The Crowden School. He has written and published choral music for Kairos Youth Choir and compositions in original musical theatre. As an acclaimed composer, his symphonic and chamber compositions have been produced by several major orchestras. As a pianist, he continues to perform concerts, both as a soloist and chamber musician, locally and internationally. 

Emile Serper studies with Jeremiah Shaw, founder of the acclaimed Telegraph Quartet, in whose studio Emile played masterclass workshops with internationally renowned cellist Bonnie Hampton. He is a four-year veteran of Young People’s Symphony, where he served two years as principal, and won the concerto competition in 2020. Emile performed in the Junior Bach Festival for six years, and currently he plays with the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra. 

 

Emile is also an accomplished composer, studying with David Conte, distinguished chair of the composition department at SF Conservatory. Emile has won several awards including the Kris Getz Composer’s Scholarship Award in 2016 and 2018, and the San Francisco Contemporary Players Victor Salvo Award in 2020. His composition passion launched at an early age; at ten his choral setting of the “Ave Maria,” dedicated to environmental concerns premiered in 2012, was later published by Hal Leonard and is performed by choirs worldwide. 

 

Emile began his studies at UC Berkeley this fall as a math and music double major, after graduating from Tilden Prep and Oakland Tech High School. In his spare time, Emile works with Kairos Youth Choir as a music assistant, pianist, and coach. He also enjoys playing jazz (bass, cello), hiking, tennis, entertaining people with impersonations, and following the Oakland A’s. His Greek and Russian heritage comes to the fore in his love of friends and food! 

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The Berkeley Hillside Club Concert Series Presents

The Edgar M. Bronfman String Quartet

Saturday 3 July 2021

8:00 pm PDT

Admission: $20 general, $15 seniors & students, $10 Hillside Club members

The Program:

Dimitri Shostakovich - String Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Op. 110
W.A.Mozart - String Quartet No.19 in C major, K.465 "Dissonance"

The Artists:

Jeremy Constant - violin

Polina Sedukh - voilin

Adam Smyla - viola

Amos Yang - cello

The Berkeley Hillside Club is pleased to mark its return to live-audience concerts with a performance by our friends in the Edgar F. Bronfman String Quartet. They will be performing two wonderful quartets by Dimitri Shotakovich and W. A. Mozart. Our Concert Series friends will recall that these artists are actually principal players in the S. F. Symphony Orchestra. They form this quartet every year in the summer to play in the Sun Valley Music Festival, and before heading off the mountains they preview their program for us at the Club. And a special note: our friends in the Bronfman Quartet will be donating all proceeds of this concert to the Hillside Club, so please join us to celebrate our return and help support the Club!

Covid Safety Note:

In view of the continuing threat that Covid-19 presents to our community, we are limiting attendance at this event to patrons who have been vaccinated.

About the artists:

After winning the Grand Prize in the 1979 Du Maurier competition in Canada, violinist Jeremy Constant studied in New York with Ivan Galamian and then with the great violinist Itzhak Perlman before making the San Francisco Bay Area his home. He became a member of the San Francisco Symphony in 1984, with whom he continues to perform as Assistant Concertmaster. He has been Concertmaster of the Marin Symphony since 1994 and in 2000 was named Concertmaster of the Sun Valley Summer Symphony. He is a frequent soloist with the orchestra and participant in the Edgar M. Bronfman Chamber Series. As an active soloist and chamber musician both here and abroad, Jeremy has performed on radio and television around the world. He was violinist in the San Francisco Piano Trio, and a founding member of the Navarro Trio and Navarro Quartet. He can be heard as Assistant Concertmaster on Grammy Award winning releases such as the continuing Mahler cycle by the San Francisco Symphony and can been seen on their ongoing television project Keeping Score. Jeremy plays the ex-Heberlein Stradivarius from the year 1700, which was donated to the San Francisco Symphony for his exclusive use. Residing in Oakland with his wife Sharon, Jeremy is a pilot who took over 7 years to build a plane which he currently enjoys flying.

Born to a family of musicians in St. Petersburg, Russia, Polina Sedukh began studying violin at the age of four, her first teachers being her father Grigory Sedukh and Savely Shalman. She is a graduate of Special Music School of the St. Petersburg Conservatory, and the Rimsky-Korsakov State Conservatory, where she studied under the guidance of Lev Ivaschenko and Vladimir Ovtcharek. She also holds Artist Diploma from Longy School of Music in Cambridge, MA, where she studied with Laura Bossert and Malcolm Lowe. Prizewinner of the International Spohr Competition in Weimar, Germany, Ms. Sedukh made her solo orchestral debut at the age of seven with the Chamber Orchestra of Liepaya, Latvia and has since appeared as soloist with St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra, Boston Virtuosi Orchestra, St.Petersburg Capella Symphony Orchestra, Newton Symphony Orchestra and Weimer State Capella Orchestra. Following her passion for symphonic music, Ms. Sedukh pursued career in major American orchestras, presently being a member of 2nd violin section of San Francisco Symphony since 2009, and having previously served as a member of Boston Symphony Orchestra from 2004 to 2007.

At age 17, violist Adam Smyla won the first prize at the National Viola Competition in his native Poland. Within six months, he became the youngest member of the Polish National Radio and Television Orchestra and was invited to join the Penderecki String Quartet with whom he toured throughout the world for nearly a decade. Adam was Assistant Principal Violist of the Chicago Lyric Opera and Principal Violist of the Concertanti di Chicago before becoming a member of the San Francisco Symphony in 2000. Adam appears frequently in chamber music concerts throughout the Bay Area, often in collaboration with his wife, pianist Edna Koren.

Amos Yang is the Assistant Principal cellist for the San Francisco Symphony. He has performed as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the U.S., the Far East and Europe. He has also collaborated in chamber music with the Ying Quartet, the Turtle Island String Quartet, pianists Ann Schein and Melvin Chen, violinist Earl Carlyss and composer Bright Sheng. Yang’s awards include the Performer’s Certificate at Eastman School of Music and first prizes in the American String Teacher’s Association and Grace Vamos competitions. He was finalist in the Pierre Fournier International Cello Competition and was awarded the CD Jackson Prize at the Tanglewood Music Festival for outstanding musical contribution. As cellist of the Maia String Quartet from 1996-2002, Yang was involved in many educational programs, performing throughout the country for schools under the auspices of such organizations as Arts Excel, Young Audiences Inc. and the Midori Foundation. During this time he also served on the faculties of the Peabody Conservatory, the University of Iowa, Grinnell College and the Interlochen Advanced String Quartet Institute. Yang holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Juilliard School of Music. Before joining the San Francisco Symphony, Yang was a member of the Seattle Symphony, maintaining a private teaching studio as well as cultivating an active solo and chamber music life. Born and raised in San Francisco, he was a member of the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra and San Francisco Boys Choir.

Berkeley Hillside Club Concert Series Presents

HAPPY HOUR

Michael Zilber - saxophones

Erik Jekabson - trumpet

John Gove - trombone
Peter Barshay - bass

Jeff Mars - drums
 

Live Streamed from the Hillside Club Stage
Thursday 17 June 2021
7:00pm - 8:15pm

 

 

 

What started as a weekly jam session at acclaimed saxophonist/composer Michael Zilber’s home (that typically ended around happy hour) would become the genesis of a new, exploratory band: HAPPY HOUR.  Over time, the lineup solidified to include some of the Bay Area’s leading players/composers  – trumpeter Erik Jekabson, trombonist John Gove, bassist Peter Barshay, and drummer Jeff Marrs.

Well-versed in the hard-bop tradition of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, and harmonically untethered in the spirit of Ornette Coleman’s formative Quartet, HAPPY HOUR breaks new ground with its novel use of a three-horn frontline, and an openness to all musical styles – including funk, pop, odd time meters, free improvisation, and music traditions from around the world. In place of a traditional  chordal instrument, the three horns move freely, almost telepathically between backing harmonies, big band-inspired riffs, and moments of solo and collective improvisation.

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You may donate to the artists via one of these methods:

Paypal: paypal.me/erikjekabson

Venmo: @Erik-Jekabson

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Berkeley Hillside Club Concert Series Presents

Three in the Corner Pocket: a Tribute to Jazz Piano Masters

featuring

Erik Jekabson - trumpet
Dan Zemelman - piano
Peter Barshay -bass

Live Stream from the Hillside Club Stage

Friday 5 March 2021 7PM

Trumpeter and composer Erik Jekabson joins forces with pianist Dan Zemelman and bassist Peter Barshay in a tribute to the music of piano masters who we've lost recently: Chick Correa, McCoy Tyner, Stanley Cowell, Frank Kimbrough, Ellis Marsalis and Keith Jarrett (who is still with us but has retired from playing due to a stroke).  

 

The Erik, Dan, and Peter have played together often over the last 15 years, and always have fun- particularly playing standards, where they get to stretch out and see where the song and their own sense of adventure takes them.  Erik's warm tone and lyrical phrasing combine well with Dan's and Peter's flexible and grooving accompaniment.  

This live stream has been retired

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Berkeley Hillside Club Concert Series Presents
"Jazz for Mad Times"
Erik Jekabson - trumpet
Dan Zemelman - piano

Live Streamed from the Hillside Club Stage
Sunday 25 October 2021
5PM - 6PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trumpeter Erik Jekabson and pianist Dan Zemelman play jazz standards, putting their own personal spin and arrangements on classic tunes.  Both are among the most sought-after jazz players in the Bay Area. Erik's lyrical inventiveness, deeply steeped jazz vocabulary and warm tone finds a perfect foil in Dan's lightening-quick musical reflexes, virtuosic technique and brilliant harmonizations.  They have a strong musical connection, continuing a duo collaboration that has been going on since 2004, when Erik moved to the Bay Area.  They've played on each others recording projects over the years (Dan's "One Way Or Another" and Erik's "Crescent Boulevard") and have more planned for the future.  Expect old favorites, modern classics, and some new arrangements.

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This live stream has been retired

You may donate to the artists via one of these methods:

Paypal: paypal.me/erikjekabson

Venmo: @Erik-Jekabson

Cashapp: $ErikJekabson

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The Berkeley Hillside Club Concert Series

presents

a Violin/Piano Recital

featuring

Helen Kim - violin

Marc Shapiro - piano

Live Streamed from

The Berkeley Hillside Club

Sunday 13 September 2020 at 7pm

The Program:
Six Pieces for Violin and Piano, Op. 79 (1915-17) - Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)

          1. Souvenir
          2. Tempo di menuetto
          3. Danse caractéristique
          4. Sérénade
          5. Tanz-Idylle
          6. Berceuse
 
Violin Sonata No. 8, Op. 30 No.3 (1801-02) - Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
 
         1. Allegro assai
          2. Tempo di Minuetto, ma molto moderato e grazioso
          3. Allegro vivace
 
Violin Sonata (1917) - Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

          1. Allegro vivo
          2. Intermède: fantasque et léger
          3. Finale: très animé
 
The Artists:
Helen Kim
is Associate Principal Second Violin in the San Francisco Symphony.
Marc Shapiro is an acting member of the San Francisco Symphony, keyboards, Principal Keyboard in the Berkeley Symphony, and Principal Keyboard in the California Symphony.
 

This live stream has been retired at the request of the artists.

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The Berkeley Hillside Club Concert Series

presents

The 8th California Andriasov Festival - Part II

Celebrating the music of father and son composers

Iosif Andriasov  and  Arshak Andriasov

and dedicated to the first publication of

“Quotes from Iosif Andriasov’s Diary”

featuring The Jupiter Chamber Ensemble

Victor Romasevich, Michael Jones - violins;

Stephen Levintow - viola; Paul Rhodes - cello

Live Streamed from

The Berkeley Hillside Club

Friday 7 August 2020 at 8:00pm

Live Stream:

Program II

    Dmitri Shostakovich  Two Pieces for String Quartet, Op. 36

                                                          1. Elegy   

                                                          2. Polka

    Alexander Glazunov   Elegy in Memory of M.P. Belaieff, Op. 105

                                           Finale from the String Quartet on a theme "B-la-f"

    Iosif Andriasov          "The Spring" for String Quartet, Op. 32

    Arshak Andriasov       Piece for String Quartet, Op. 7

    Iosif Andriasov            String Quartet, Op. 1

                                                          1. Allegro

                                                          2. Lento

                                                          3. Presto

 

For information about composer and philosopher Iosif Andriasov,

his wife, musicologist Marta Andriasova, and their son,

composer, conductor and pianist Arshak Andriasov,

please visit www.andriasovstore.com

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The 8th CALIFORNIA  ANDRIASOV  FESTIVAL

Celebrating the music of father and son composers

Iosif Andriasov and Arshak Andriasov

 

Dedicated to the first publication of

Quotes from Iosif Andriasov's Diary

 

Live Streamed from

The Berkeley Hillside Club

Link for the live performance: CLICK HERE

Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 7 p.m.

                                                              Program I

 

Arthur Honegger           Intrada for Trumpet and Piano

 

Iosif Andriasov               Musical Sketch for Trombone and Piano,                                                            Op.4d

Arshak Andriasov            From ‘Three Pieces for Trumpet and Piano’

                                                              1. ‘Coordinated Chaos’, Op.15A

Iosif Andriasov                 ‘Meditation’ for Trombone and Piano,     

                                                    Op.30d

Arshak Andriasov            Piece for Trumpet and Piano, Op.9B

Iosif Andriasov                  Passacaglia for Trumpet, Trombone and

                                                    Organ, Op.22B

                                           (Author’s transcription for Trumpet, Trombone

                                                                and Piano)

Iosif Andriasov                  Concertino for Trumpet and Symphony

                                                    Orchestra, Op.14

                                                        (Author’s transcription for Trumpet and Piano)

 

                                          The Artists:

        Scott Macomber - trumpet

    Gabral Cruz - trombone

        Victor Romasevich - piano
 

For information about composer and philosopher Iosif Andriasov

his wife, musicologist Marta Andriasova, and their son,

composer, conductor and pianist Arshak Andriasov,

please visit www.andriasovstore.com

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Polina Sedukh
Amos Yang
Alicia Yang
David Gaudry

Edgar F. Bronfman String Quartet

Wednesday, 15 July 2020

The Program:

Claude Debussy's String Quartet in G minor, Op.10

The Artists:

Polina Sedukh - first violin

Alicia Yang - second violin

David Gaudry - viola

Amos Yang - cello

WATCH THE CONCERT

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Mike Zilber, Matt Clark, Peter Barshay
Alone/Together/OnLine

*Video posted below.

Live Streamed Online
from the Berkeley Hillside Club
Saturday 13 June 2020 at 8:00pm
​Admission: Free


Along with most of the rest of the world, Covid19 has had the Berkeley Hillside Club and its members hunkered down, inspecting their bunkers, and desperately missing the live music that used to grace our historic and acoustically-excellent hall. So, we've decided to do something about it. Using the remarkable technologies of the internet we're going to bring you the joy of music once again, live from the stage of the Berkeley Hillside Club.


The Concert:
​Hillside Club Concert Series fans may recognize these artists; they are supremely talented jazz virtuosos who have each played in concerts at the Club many times. They have agreed to collaborate with us on this experiment in live streaming, performing on our stage without an audience, but still wrapped in the warm ambience of our hall. They will be playing a selection of wonderfully re-imagined jazz standards. These players never disappoint!

The Artists:
    Michael Zilber - sax
    Matt Clark - piano
    Peter Barshay -bass


We hope this will be the first of many virtual concerts, until we can see each other again in person.
(We also beg your indulgence for any technical hiccups that we may encounter in this new venture.)

And since we have no paying audience for this event, please consider donating to the artists with Paypal at:

https://www.paypal.me/MichaelZilber

or with your Venmo app at:

@Michael-Zilber-2

Thanks!

WATCH THE CONCERT

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