Welcome to ECB´s 2016–2017 season. Once again we are pleased to present classical music programs prepared and performed by our members.
Performances are free to the public, begin at 1 pm, and are followed by refreshments. Please join us at the Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar St., Berkeley, CA.
Program for April 24th – 1pm
Performance 1
Sonata in F minor, L. 473
Domenico Scarlatti(1685-1757)
Fantasie, Op. 17
Durchaus Phantastisch
Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
Jardins sous la Pluie
Claude Debussy(1862-1918)
Christyna Kozel, Piano
Performance 2
Trio in B Major, Op.8
i. Allegro con brio
iv. Allegro
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Yulee Seo, Violin
Deborah Shuster, Cello
Janet Weinstein, Piano
Performance 3
Suite for Clarinet, Horn and Piano
Alec Wilder (1907-1980)
Sandy Watkins, Clarinet
Jacy Burroughs, Horn
Marlene Rogers, Piano


President´s Corner

Greetings! The April meeting will be extra special, as our program includes both a fabulous concert and the Silver Tea. The Silver Tea, as many of you know, is our annual fundraiser and supports next year's Young Artist Competition (YAC). Joan Reid will have transformed the hall, including tables for socializing over refreshments, and Jason Schulterbrandt will be creating a special cake to share with us all for this occasion. If you have seen Jason's confections in the past, you will not want to miss this! The YAC depends almost entirely upon the funds raised at this event, so please, bring your checkbooks and turn out to support the next generation of musicians. Guests are welcome and encouraged. You can also donate via our website or by sending a check to our treasurer, Sandy Watkins (see below right). For added fun, bring your spare change in recent years, this has created a big pile of silver and was a meaningful addition to our fund.

Reporting in from this year's Young Artist Competition, held on April 6: The day was hugely inspiring, with judges hearing young musicians from 9:00 a.m. 4:45 p.m., awarding prizes to four juniors and three seniors. The competition day included such inspirational moments as a girl 15 from Oakland Technical High School performing an achingly beautiful Bach Sonata that consisted almost entirely of double stops; and a boy in the senior division whose Debussy rose and fell like waves. You will hear all of the winners at our May concert more details on that soon. I look forward to seeing you at the Silver Tea.

Katy Wilson