Capitol Chamber Players and James Gentry’s Parlour Songs Amuse, Shock and Delight

Nov 9th, 2010 | By | Category: Member Concerts, Reviews

A delightful and satisfying combination of music was had by all at the October House Concert. The Capitol Chamber Players String quartet opened the evening with Barber’s “Adagio for Strings,” playing beautifully and artfully. They were joined by James Gentry in the introspective and melancholy “Dover Beach.” And then what followed was full of surprises […]

Oktoberfest Event

Nov 8th, 2010 | By | Category: Reviews

A gracious Oktoberfest was enjoyed by all at the historic Adobe Hacienda home of Rona Commins, hand-built by her father. Photos of the event: Mingling before dinner Sampling deserts Jia-Mo Chen played a number of wonderful selections on the cello, accompanied by John Cozza. Additional music was provided by other members of the club.

Pianist Lea Neiman Performance on April 3, 2010

Apr 3rd, 2010 | By | Category: Member Concerts, Reviews

Lea Neiman performed a breathtaking program this evening of Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Mendelssohn and Chopin, dazzling the audience with her sensitivity and mastery. We hope to hear her again soon. Program Mozart: Sonata Op. 570 (allegro, adagio, allegretto) Rachmaninoff: Prelude, Op 23 no. 5 Mendelssohn: Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 14 ~ Intermission ~ Chopin: Fantasy Impromptu op […]

Rodgers & Hammerstein Featured in January Concert

Feb 2nd, 2010 | By | Category: Member Concerts, Reviews

January’s house concert brought us a delightful romp through the music of Rodgers & Hammerstein. Expertly narrated by Georgia Bobolis Larson, the evening was rich with storytelling and song. Tenor Norm DeVol, baritone William Bobolis and soprano Jeannette Sorrell performed a variety of solos, duets and ensembles from Rodgers & Hammerstein’s musicals accompanied by pianist […]

Cherie Shoemaker and Samantha Arrasmith Delight Audience at November’s Home Concert 2009

Nov 22nd, 2009 | By | Category: Member Concerts, Reviews

Hats off to Cherie Shoemaker, soprano, expertly accompanied by Stan Zenk, and pianist Samantha Arrasmith, for their sublime performances last night at the Saturday Club home concert! Cherie’s program included two selections from Handel – Bel piacere and Lascia ch’io pianga; the Alleluja from Mozart’s, Exsultate, jubilate Motet; two rarely heard selections by Vittorio Gianni […]

December 2008 Holiday Party

Dec 7th, 2008 | By | Category: Archives, Photos, Reviews

The December, 2008 meeting and Holiday Party took place again at the historic and beautiful Witter Ranch, home to Ed and Eleanor Witter, on Sunday, December 7. Performing at this concert were students of Susan Lamb Cook, SYS Chamber Music Workshop & UCD Chamber Ensembles. The Program: Bach: Sonata VI for Harp, Violin & Cello […]