Community Concerts at Epworth

Community Concerts at Epworth is a new concert series in North Berkeley presenting diverse and eclectic array of ensembles.

Community Concerts at Epworth is a new concert series whose mission is to bring high quality concerts of diverse styles and genres to the North Berkeley area in an accessible format for all. The concerts are free of charge so that all can have access to great music; we will gratefully accept donations which will help us to bring music to outside of our neighborhood to places such as homeless shelters, prisons and urban schools. The concerts are about one hour in length and accessible for all ages. In addition, we provide childcare for younger children! Community Concerts is a service of Epworth United Methodist Church to the wider community.

[05/24/20]   Thank you for attending! The concert will stay up until Friday 5/29 so you can always come back to see it or share it with friends.

Shelter in Place Community Concert - May 24, 2020

Caroline Lee, viola, performing selections from Bach partita #2 BWV 1004
Gwendolyn Mok, piano, performing Chopin Nocturn in c# minor
Joselph Edelberg, violin and Stacey Pelinka, flute, performing tangos by Astor Piazzolla
Special encore performance by Vitamin Em
Free admission, donations will benefit the Berkeley Food and Housing Project: www.bfhp.org

Shelter in Place Community Concert Series

FEATURED ARTISTS:

Caroline Lee, viola - J.S. Bach, Partita #2 BWV 1004 (selections)
Gwendolyn Mok, piano - Chopin, Nocturne in c# minor
Joseph Edelberg, violin and Stacey Pelinka, flute - Astor Piazzolla, Tangos
Vitamin Em, ensemble - Selections from their epic and eclectic repertory

[05/24/20]   FEATURED ARTISTS:

Caroline Lee, viola - J.S. Bach, Partita #2 BWV 1004 (selections)
Gwendolyn Mok, piano - Chopin, Nocturne in c# minor
Joseph Edelberg, violin and Stacey Pelinka, flute - Astor Piazzolla, Tangos
Vitamin Em, ensemble - Selections from their epic and eclectic repertory

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Vitamin Em "Shake it Up"

Happy Saturday! Here is a bit of Vitamin Em to groove to as you get on with your day. They will be one of our performers for tomorrow's Shelter in Place Video Concert scheduled to premiere at 4pm. Gather your family, share with your friends, and join us for another afternoon of great and diverse program of music right here on Facebook!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZ19cmYuKo0

https://www.facebook.com/communityconcertepworth/posts/2643467209267932

Vitamin Em's cover of Shake it Up Baby, by Paul Taylor. From Vitamin Em's Shake it up CD. Matthew Szemela, Philip Brezina - violins, Emily Onderdonk - viola,...

[05/23/20]   Caroline Lee, viola, performing selections from Bach partita #2 BWV 1004
Gwendolyn Mok, piano, performing Chopin Nocturn in c# minor
Joselph Edelberg, violin and Stacey Pelinka, flute, performing tangos by Astor Piazzolla
Special encore performance by Vitamin Em
Free admission, donations will benefit the Berkeley Food and Housing Project

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Community Concerts at Epworth

Thank you so much for being a part of our very first streaming concert event! A huge thanks to Alicia, Evan, Robert and Arjun for taking the plunge and providing incredible performance, to Merrie Bunt, Paul Nasman and Joy Cha for their tech/design support. We will have this video up for viewing until Wednesday 5/13 so feel free to share with your friends. Please visit us at www.communityconcertepworth.org to find more information, including how you can support us in providing future concerts.

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[05/09/20]   A new online series, featuring exceptional musicians from past Community Concerts performing from their homes.

Telemann Fantasie No. 12, Alicia Yang, violin
Duos by Offenbach, Gliere and Boccherini, Robert Howard and Evan Kahn, cellos
Solo in the Indian Classical Tradition, Arjun Verma, sitar

A Message from Caroline Lee, Artistic Director

Announcing Shelter in Place Community Concerts

[05/07/20]   Announcing Shelter in Place Community Concerts

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Community Concerts at Epworth

San Francisco Opera Orchestra

As you may know our scheduled upcoming concert on April 26th featuring Ensemble Ari is cancelled. We look forward to bringing them to our audience as soon as we can gather again for live concerts.
In the meanwhile please check in with us! We will be posting videos of some of our musicians who have performed with us in past and current seasons. Some will be past performances and others videos of how we are continuing to connect and make music while sheltering in place. Here are some musicians of the SF Opera orchestra performing Mozart's sublime clarinet quintet. You may recognize some of them from earlier in our season!

Counting down the days until we can do this in person ❤ Sending love and good health to everyone!
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Jose Gonzalez Granero clarinet
Dian Zhang, violin I
Maya Cohon, violin II
Joy Fellows, viola
Peter Myers, cello

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#MusicWillNeverStop

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"Inunano fratel... Stille Amare" from Handel's Tolomeo, sung by Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen, countertenor

Here is a video of Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen performing "Inuano Fratel...Stille Amare from Handel's Tolomeo. Come hear this countertenor sensation on Sunday as he ventures out and sings repertoire from the 19th and 20th century.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGTFTqiTzjw

G.F. Handel: "Inumano Fratel... Stille Amare" from Tolomeo Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen, countertenor Third Prize Winner (male) in Operalia 2019 *no copyright infrin...

Quinteto Latino in action

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In response to the fires affecting our neighbors to the North and as a part of our mission to support the wider community through music, half of all donations received at Sunday's concert will support www.undocufund.org, an organization that provide aid to the immigrant community in Sonoma County affected by the fires. We hope you will join us for an afternoon of great music, and support this great organization.

undocufund.org The UndocuFund for Fire Relief in Sonoma County, is currently raising funds to assist the victims of the Kincade Fire, which has grown to over 30,000 acres. The number of families impacted is still unknown as the fires currently spread and more evacuations are being ordered. However, the impact is

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Darius Milhaud : La création du monde, arrangement of the ballet for piano quintet Op. 81b (1923)

Our Piano Quintet concert is only 3 days away! Here is a recording of Milhaud's La Creation du Monde to get you in the mood.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ksa9VV3Zq0M

Arranged by the composer. I. Prélude: Modéré II. Fugue III. Romance: Tendre et doux IV. Scherzo V. Final: Modéré. Performed by André Previn (piano), Ani Kava...

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Carolina Eyck - Eternity - Theremin & Voice

WEBSITE: http://carolinaeyck.com FACEBOOK: https://facebook.com/carolinaeyck TWITTER: https://twitter.com/CarolinaEyck INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/carol...

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Carolina Eyck - Eternity - Theremin & Voice

We are gearing up for our next concert, Carolina Eyck, theremin and voice along with EOS Ensemble. Here is Carolina performing the beautiful and haunting 'Eternity'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hC4npLeDRE

WEBSITE: http://carolinaeyck.com FACEBOOK: https://facebook.com/carolinaeyck TWITTER: https://twitter.com/CarolinaEyck INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/carol...

Our upcoming concert: Sakura Cello Ensemble
March 3 2019 at 4 pm
Epworth UMC
1953 Hopkins St Berkeley

[01/02/19]   Born in Victorian England, violist and composer Rebecca Clarke not only has the distinction of being one of the first women in a professional orchestra, but also a woman composer from the early part of 20th century whose music has endured the test of time. Clarke has broken a few glass ceilings and paved the way for future women in music. We will explore Clarke’s viola sonata (1919) and piano trio (1921) on this program, written during the most prolific time of her illustrious career.

Evan Price

Wishing all of you a wonderful holiday season! Here's one of our performers from last season doing his thing

"Silent Night," the most poignant of Christmas carols, was composed by Franz Gruber in 1818, 200 years ago this month. I hope my version brightens your holidays just a little.

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Meet the SFS Musicians: Cellist Amos Yang

Our upcoming concert on Sunday will feature Amos Yang, assistant principal cellist of the SF Symphony. A native of SF, he shares his story of how he ended up back where he started and how music is a family business for the Yangs. Don't miss a chance to hear and meet this fantastic artist!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbFpmKN32AQ

Meet San Francisco Symphony Assistant Principal Cellist Amos Yang! In this video, Amos (with his son Noah) reflects on his musical beginnings and the role of...

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Unmeasured Prelude by JungHae Kim

Here is a preview of our harpsichordist JungHae Kim who will be performing on Sunday. Don't miss a chance to hear her perform it live and free of charge!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugSkoAgqSp8

JungHae Kim plays an unmeasured prelude by Gaspard Le Roux at Mission Blue Center in Brisbane, CA. She is performing on a harpsichord after Vaudry, 1681. Bui...

Our last concert of the season is coming up! Comprised of members of SF Opera and Ballet orchestras, the EOS Ensemble is one of the premier chamber ensembles of the bay area, bringing dramatic flair to the chamber music repertoire. EOS founder Craig Reiss will be joined by Amy Zanrosso in a performance of Beethoven's stormy and passionate violin sonata no.9 titled "Kreutzer" after the violin virtuoso of his time. Based on Tolstoy's novella "The Kreutzer Sonata", Czech composer Leos Janacek's first string quartet echoes the dramatic passion in Beethoven's violin sonata in a completely different musical language. A perfect way to spend your Mother's day afternoon!

Sunday May 14 4 pm
Free admission, childcare provided
Epworth UMC
1953 Hopkins St. Berkeley

Musicians of the San Francisco Opera Orchestra

Here is a clip of the amazing Rufus Olivier on the bassoon in rehearsal of Vivaldi Concerto in Japan earlier this year. He will be joined by his colleagues Zac Spellman on the tuba and Karen Hutchinson on the piano on 3/26 at 4 pm at Epworth.

Community Concerts at Epworth presents Aurio Trio
Sunday 3/26 4 pm
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Did you know that our principal bassoonist, Rufus Olivier is a star in Japan? In case you didn't make it to Japan for the concert, we've got a bit of rehearsal to share. You might also catch a glimpse of other SF Opera Orchestra musicians - Maki Ishi Sowash, Natasha Vershilova, Thalia Moore and Steven D'Amico .

We took a break in February but we are back! Community Concerts at Epworth welcome Aurio Trio on March 26th. Rufus Olivier, bassoon, and Zachariah Spellman, tuba, are principal players at the SF Opera orchestra and will be joined by Karen Hutchinson on the piano. Hutchinson, equally accomplished in classical and jazz idioms, have performed with SF symphony and in venues such as the Hollywood Bowl, Herbst Theatre, Carnegie Hall and Merkin Recital Hall in NY. This dynamite threesome bring their virtuosity, versatility, and humor in a concert that will feature music of Bach, Gershwin, Bill Withers, and more!

Community Concerts at Epworth
Fun with Aurio Trio
Sunday March 26 4 pm
Epworth UMC- 1953 Hopkins Street Berkeley
free admission-donations accepted and childcare provided

Thank you for a wonderful concert, Pacific Edge Voices!

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A little soundtrak for your Wednesday morning- you can hear them live this Sunday!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HU_bIw9Vq4U

Pacific Edge Voices
Sunday, January 15 4 pm
Epworth United Methodist Church
1953 Hopkins Street, Berkeley
free admission, donations accepted
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We are gearing up for our first concert of the new year! We will feature Pacific Edge Voices in a special concert celebrating Martin Luther King Day. PEV, under the direction of Dr. Lynne Morrow, is a premier Grammy-nominated vocal ensemble performing in some of the most prestigious venues in the bay area and beyond. They have collaborated with artists such as Dave Brubeck, Meredith Monk, and Bobby Mc Ferrin, and will inspire us with African American spirituals for this special and timely celebration of Dr. King's legacy. Our concerts are family friendly and we provide childcare for younger children.

Sunday, January 15 4 pm
Epworth United Methodist Church
1953 Hopkins Street, Berkeley
free admission, donations accepted
www.communityconcertepworth.org

Tomorrow! Come and bask in the light and sound of the season

Our next concert is December 11 7 pm. Stillpoints: a musical meditation to celebrate the season. Come join us for a candlelight concert, featuring WAVE (Women's Antique Vocal Ensemble) performing sacred choral works from the Medieval period, along with the LEE DUO (Caroline and Aeri Lee) performing selections from the 20th century French mystical composer Olivier Messiaen. As always, the concert is free of charge and we provide childcare- %100 of donations will support Alameda County Food bank. Tea and dessert reception will follow this concert- come nourish your souls and build community!
12/11 7 pm
Epworth United Methodist Church
1953 Hopkins St. Berkeley

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Arvo Pärt- Spiegel im Spiegel

Here's Arvo Part's sublime and meditative Spiegel im Spiegel, one of the works to be performed on this Sunday's concert. If you haven't done so, mark your calendars:
12/9 7 pm
Community Concerts at Epworth presents: Stillpoints- music to celebrate darkness and light
WAVE (Women's Antique Vocal Ensemble)
Caroline Lee, viola
Aeri Lee, piano
Epworth UMC
1953 Hopkins Street Berkeley

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJ6Mzvh3XCc

Performed by Jürgen Kruse (Piano) and Benjamin Hudson (viola)

Our next concert is December 11 7 pm. Stillpoints: a musical meditation to celebrate the season. Come join us for a candlelight concert, featuring WAVE (Women's Antique Vocal Ensemble) performing sacred choral works from the Medieval period, along with the LEE DUO (Caroline and Aeri Lee) performing selections from the 20th century French mystical composer Olivier Messiaen. As always, the concert is free of charge and we provide childcare- %100 of donations will support Alameda County Food bank. Tea and dessert reception will follow this concert- come nourish your souls and build community!
12/11 7 pm
Epworth United Methodist Church
1953 Hopkins St. Berkeley

Thanks to Arjun, Sudhakar and Nazan for an amazing evening of music!

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Arjun Verma | Sitar | Madhumalati fast gat, jhala, sawal jawab

Here is a performance by Arjun with tabla. They will be performing without amplification this Sunday!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMRZs0NOvMY#

Arjun Verma, Sitar and Nabin Shrestha, Tabla. live at DL Parsons Theater, Northglenn, CO.

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Shelter in Place Community Concert - May 24, 2020
Shelter in Place Community Concert Series
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