Vitamin Em


Vitamin Em
Sunday, March 21, 2021
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM PDT

Calliope’s next concert will be Vitamin Em, an eclectic powerhouse of five musicians who play funk, rock and roll, jazz, and rhythm and blues – on classical instruments, with all the skills which come from classical training and years as professional orchestral musicians. Their fifth instrumentalist will be playing the accordion, because what isn’t more fun with some accordion thrown in? With Emily Onderdonk on viola (San Francisco Ballet), Matthew Szemela on violin (Berkeley Symphony), Michael Graham on cello (Oakland Symphony), Evan Price on violin (Turtle Island Quartet) and Dan Cantrell on accordion. (Dan played with Cookie Segelstein in our Violins of Hope concert last year.)

Tickets are $15-$25 on Eventbrite: We are guaranteeing a fair wage to the performers, with a little help from Jazz in the Neighborhood – and donors like you – and 15% of every ticket purchase goes back to St. Alban’s!

The concert will be broadcast via YouTube Premiere, which feels just like a live concert, with all the features of a live broadcast you’ve come to expect from Calliope — high-quality audio and video, synchronous viewing, live chat with the artists and other music lovers — but allows us to capture Vitamin Em’s performance a few days in advance when they had an opening in their calendar, then “air” it for all of you with a watch party on concert day.

THIS CONCERT WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE “ON-DEMAND” for the week following the premiere. After the initial broadcast, you may watch it as often as you like, whenever you like.
Stay tuned for information on our April and May shows!