October 2010


Welcome back to our 2010-2011 season! October marks the
beginning of our season and the Oktoberfest (more information
below). In addition, we’ll kick off the season with the
October house concert:

Our October house concert will take place on Saturday, October
at 7:00 p.m. at the home of Carole Barnes,(916) 422-3581
and will feature James Gentry, bass-baritone and the Capitol
Chamber Players.


That extravagant Victorian, Sir George Sitwell, reports his son
Osbert, was looking down upon a two-year-old infant slumbering
in his perambulater. ‘I do hope,’ he remarked in sentimental
tones, ‘that they won’t forget to teach the little man to sing
after dinner. Nothing makes a man so popular.’

James Gentry, baritone – Carole Barnes, piano

Mr Bear – (with Lit’le Susie) – R F Johnson/Norah Blaney
A Bandit’s Life – U/K
Asleep in the Deep – Arthur J Lamb/H W Petrie
The Baggage Coach Ahead – Gussie L. Davis
The Volunteer Organist – W B Glenroy/Henry Lamb
The Lost Chord – A A Procter/Arthur Sullivan
In Summertime on Bredon – A E Housman/Graham Peel
Boots – R Kipling/J P McCall (aka – Peter Dawson)
Capt Stratton’s Fancy – John MasefieldDeems Taylor
Lime Jello Marshmallow Cottage Cheese Surprise – (sung by
Big Susan) – William Balcom


Capitol Chamber Players Quartet
Robert Bloch, violin, Katherina Becker,2nd violin, Julian Woodruff,
viola, Rejean Anderson, cello
Barber – Adagio for Strings
Barber – Dover Beach (with James Gentry, baritone)


Our annual Oktoberfest will take place on Saturday, October 9th
at 5pm at the home of Rona Commins, please call for directions:
(916) 487-2137.


The Zephyr Wind Quintet will present a recital titled Women in
Music on Friday, October 8th, 12 noon at Sacramento State
University Library Gallery.
The program will be about 50 minutes long and it is free of charge.
The Zephyr Wind Quintet’s members are all freelance musicians,
many with ties to the university, that come together to do what
they love — play chamber music.
The members are Karen Bjork on flute, Chris Sunahara on oboe,
Hank King on clarinet, Helen Kilpatrick on horn and Eva Kidwell
on bassoon.
The program “Women in Music” will complement the featured
exhibit of the CSUS Library Gallery right now.

The internationally acclaimed Baroque ensemble Music’s Re-
creation celebrating a career of more than thirty years: “an
accomplished sense of style and freshness of approach…
extremely attractive music”. (Louise Carslake, Baroque Flute,
Carla Moore, Baroque Violin, John Dornenburg, Viola da Gamba,
Lorna Peters, Harpsichord)
Sunday, September 19, 2010 at 4:00pm in Littlefield Concert Hall,
Mills College, Oakland
$15 general, $10 seniors and non-Mills students
Free to Mills students, faculty,staff, and alumnae/alumni.
Tickets may be purchased at the door, or online at: (keywords: Mills College)

The Program:
Johann Sebastian Bach: Trio Sonata in G Major, BWV 1038
Trio Sonata in G Major (“Organ Trio” in E flat), BWV 525
Franççois Couperin: Sonade “La Paix du Parnasse” Georg
Phillipp Telemann: Concerto II, “Paris Quartet” J.M. Leclair:
Deuxièème Recreation de Musique Marin Marais: Sonnerie de Ste.
Genevieve du Mont de Paris
Saturday, September 25, 8:00 PM Camellia Symphony Orchestra,
Allan Pollack, conductor
Location: The Center, 2300 Sierra Blvd. (off Howe Ave.)

On the Program:

Bruch: Kol Nidre, op, 46 for Cello and Orchestra with Susan Lamb Cook,
Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante with Nicole Makram, violin
and Dan Ehrlich, viola
Prokofiev: Classical Symphony,
Beethoven: Symphony No. 8
Tickets $8 – $20

Sunday, October 31, 2010 – 7:00 PM at UCD Symphony Orchestra,
Christian Baldini, conductor

Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, Jackson Hall

Madness and Music Festival Concert — Revueltas: Sensemayáá
Ortiz: Four Hardy Songs for Soprano and Orchestra with Sara Gartland, soprano
Ahn: Lu-lu, Lu-lu (premiere by Madness in Music festival composition fellow)
Schumann: Cello Concerto in A Minor with Susan Lamb Cook, cello
Tickets: $8 STU & CH, $12/15/17 A | Standard Seating

Sun City Lincoln Hills Presents:

Tanya Plescia and Ingrid Peters in a Steinway Grand Classical
Piano and Violin Concerto on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at
Sun City Lincoln Hills Orchard Creek Ballroom, 965 Orchard
Creek Lane, Lincoln, CA 95648.
Doors Open: 6:30 PM Concert: 7:00 PM
Tickets: $15 For Tickets Call (916) 408-4013 ext. 4 or 625-4022
Pay by credit card via phone or visit the lodge in person at
the address above

Capitol Chamber Players opens its 22nd season at B’nai Israel,
3600 Riverside Blvd., Sacramento on Sunday, Oct. 3, at 3 PM –
“Bach to Barber” – Robert Bloch, violin, Ruth Onstadt, soprano,
James Gentry, bass-baritone, Julian Woodruff, viola, Susan
Erickson, harpsichord, and Rejean Anderson, cello will perform.

Saturday, October 9th at 5:00 p.m. the Ukrainian Heritage Club
of Northern California
presents S. Hulak-Artemovsky’s comic
opera “Zaporozhets za Dunaem” at the Theatre Sierra 2 Center,
2791 24th Street, (Karas’- Sergey Zadvorny; Odarka – Oksana
Sitnitska; Andrey – Andrew Nickel; Oksana – Svetlana
Merlichenko. Orchestra conductor – Olga Herasimenko; Pianist-
Tatiana Scott; Choir: San Francisco and Sacramento members;
Stage Artist – Margarita Chaplinska reserved seating with
reception $50, General $25 (in advance) $30 at the door.
For more information call 916-771-2402 or 916-482-4706


Our November House Concert will take place on Saturday,
November 20th at the home of Jan Luoma, and will feature Jan
Luoma and Gary Dillworth, trumpet.

It’s time to renew your Saturday Club membership for this year.
Please fill out the enclosed membership renewal form and return
it with your annual dues (basic level $25 individual/$40
couple) in the enclosed/pre-addressed envelope.

Other levels of membership are:

$10 Student, $100 Principal chair, $250 Concertmaster, $500
Soloist, $1000 Conductor, $5000 Corporate Sponsor.

Hold the Date:

Sunday, December 19, 2010, 3:00 PM
Grand Opening of the Crocker Classical Concert Series in the
new performance hall at the Crocker Art Museum.

Susan Lamb Cook, cello and Natsuki Fukasawa, piano
Performing works by Schumann, Chopin, Villa Lobos and Richard Cionco

If you have any questions about Saturday Club Concerts, please
call Program Chair, Pauline Cazanis at (916) 393-7506

Visit our web site at:


Saturday Club members who are performing in concerts may submit
articles about their upcoming performances. The deadline for
all articles for the November 2010 newsletter is the 20th of
October, 2010. Articles should be written and either sent by
mail to Gerry Greer, or e-mailed to
Articles may be in written or electronic form. (Acceptable
electronic formats are text files, WordPerfect files, or Microsoft
Word files.)

Call Rona Commins (916) 487-2137 for directions (due to security
concerns, directions are not printed online or in the electronic

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