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Fireside Meeting March 2021

A Soirée with Sonatas and Sweets

You are invited to a members-exclusive event!

Join us on Monday, March 1, starting at 6:45 pm for a gathering of our member community. At 7 pm we will begin a brief business meeting where we will share some very positive news. We will conclude with the vote for the slate of 2021-22 Board of Directors (for which a quorum of members is required).

Following the business meeting you will be treated to an exclusive Fireside Performance. This event is supported in part with income from the Mattke Fund.*

Pianist Andy Canepa will play two Beethoven piano sonatas:

  • No. 7 in D major, Op. 10, No. 3

  • No. 26 in E♭ major, Op. 81a ("The Farewell")

Our guest musician will share some thoughts about the pieces he will play for us

as part of the extended celebration of the 250th birthday of Ludwig von Beethoven.

This engaging guest will also take some questions at the conclusion of the concert.

Members are invited to choose a complimentary delectable dessert from Lavender Bakery!

Those of you who participated in the Holiday dinner know how wonderful these desserts are. If you missed that event, now is your chance to be treated to a delicious treat!

Choose either: Chocolate Raspberry Flourless Torte

This gluten-free, dense and beautiful dessert was the Club favorite! or

Classic cheesecake, topped with fresh fruit

About the artist:

Bay Area trained early musician and pianist Andrew Canepa works within an exciting early music community in the Bay Area, performing music from the medieval period to the 20th Century as a conductor, harpsichordist, organist, percussionist, and pianist. Canepa enthusiastically conducts a wide variety of talented Bay Area musicians and performs harpsichord and organ continuo in a number of early music ensembles. In addition to performing, Mr. Canepa holds a full-time position as Director of Music Ministry at St Mary Magdalen Church in Berkeley, where over the last 14 years, he has built a vibrant and exciting sacred early music program. He is also a piano teacher at Crowden Music School.

*The Mattke Fund is a bequest from the estate of Avis and Arnold Mattke to fund programs which benefit and enrich our membership.


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