Deborah Shuster, Cello
Janet Weinstein, Piano
Jacy Burroughs, Horn
Marlene Rogers, Piano
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.