Featured Events

Isaac Pastor-Chermak’s Viennese Birthday Bash
Friday, July 23rd at 7:30 p.m.
in the St. Alban’s Sanctuary

Tickets $40-$50 on Eventbrite

Ryan Jacobsen and Caitlin Stokes, violin; Alexandra Simpson and Sarah Lee, viola;  Jonathan Lee and Isaac Pastor-Chermak, cello
Program:
Mozart, Gran Sestetto Concertante K. 364
Arnold Schoenberg, Verklaerte Nacht, Op.4

Because we want to keep everyone safe AND confident in their safety, proof of vaccination or a recent negative Covid test is required to attend, a mask is required at all times, and the St. Alban’s Sanctuary will be at 25% capacity. In addition, all artists and staff will be masked. Tickets will ONLY be sold in advance – and there are only 38 total seats available (out of the 150 capacity in the hall.) Don’t miss out!

New Apollo Youth Symphony Orchestra

FREE year-end celebratory concert by NAYSO
Artist-in-Residence Orchestra @ Calliope


NAYSO

Youtube Premiere concert and watch party
Saturday, June 5th at 7 p.m. 

FREE year-end celebratory concert by New Apollo Youth Symphony Orchestra, (NAYSO) as they wrap up their Artists in Residency for Calliope. They will be performing works by Dvořák, Telemann, Stravinsky, and more.  NAYSO is a nonprofit orchestra designed specifically to be accessible, and to serve youth of color and underserved youth. NAYSO became Calliope’s first-ever artists in residence in the Spring of 2021.
Tickets are FREE on Eventbrite.

Dan Flanagan with Trio Solano, with Special Guest Tammie Dyer

Coming Up Next at Calliope @ St. Alban’s

Sunday, April 25th at 4:00 p.m.
LIVE-Stream from St. Alban’s
*
Dan Flanagan with Trio Solano, with Special Guest Tammie Dyer

*Part of our Third Sunday Concert Series, founded and curated by Jane Lenoir – now in its fourth year!
Join us as legendary Berkeley-based violinist, composer, and art collector Dan Flanagan combines musical forces with Trio Solano (Victoria Ehrlich, cello; Paul Ehrlich, viola) and violinist Tammie Dyer in a program of Dan’s own original compositions, each paired with the painting that inspired the music. Both the musicians and the visual art will be onstage for this exclusive live-stream from St. Alban’s Parish Hall. The program concludes with Beethoven‘s String Trio in C minor, Op.9 No.3.

This group features the full array of local professionals who perform in multiple orchestras and ensembles; they started a new ensemble with a focus on original material.  Violinist Dan Flanagan is concertmaster of multiple local orchestras, and is a member of the Berkeley Symphony. Cellist Victoria Ehrlich is with San Francisco Opera;  violist Paul Ehrlich performs with San Francisco Ballet, and guest violinist Tammie Dyer is with Sacramento Philharmonic. Tickets on Eventbrite, and you can sample some great stuff here.

Vitamin Em

CALLIOPE: EAST BAY MUSIC AND ARTS

MARCH CONCERT:
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: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vitamin-em-music-infused-with-fun-tickets-141888888485 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!

The Werckmeister Three Baroque trio

CANCELLED: The Werckmeister Three
Baroque trio
performs works by Bach, Corelli, and Handel
Sunday, December 13, 2020
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM PST

Kati Kyme on violin, William Steen on cello, and Katherine Heater on harpsichord perform baroque cello sonatas, violin sonatas and harpsichord solos. Bach, Corelli, and Handel are some of the composers they will explore. All three of these extraordinary, internationally acclaimed musicians perform as principals with Philharmonia Baroque, and each plays with many of the best known Baroque ensembles in the world – Musica Pacifica, American Bach Soloists, the New Esterházy Quartet…. together forming this all-star trio, named for a harmonic tuning system employed by Bach, which they will be using for this concert.

 

THIRD SUNDAY CONCERTS

THIRD SUNDAY CONCERTS

Co-produced with Calliope: East Bay Center for Music & Arts 

Calliope: East Bay Center for Music & Arts’ mission is to build community and advance social justice through the arts. We’re housed at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Albany, California.

 

MUSICA PACIFICA Sunday, November 15th, 2020 at 4 p.m. (POSTPONED UNTIL SPRING)
Musica Pacifica is one of the premier performers of the baroque oeuvre, and we are in for a treat: Judith Linsenberg on recorder, Alexa Haynes-Pilon on cello/viola da gamba, Cynthia Keiko Black on violin, and Katherine Heater on harpsichord, and yes, the instruments aren’t just tuned in the baroque manner, they are also structurally period instruments.

BOB KENMOTSU QUARTET Sunday, October 18th, 2020 at 4 p.m. Our next band will be the fabulous Berkeley-based Bob Kenmotsu Jazz Quartet, featuring Bob Kenmotsu on saxophone, Robb Fisher on bass, Ron Marabuto on drums, and adding in Jeffrey Burr on guitar.  A Guaranteed Fair Wage Concert, courtesy of Jazz in the Neighborhood.
Live Stream; Tickets are on Eventbrite: $25 general admission, $20 seniors and students, $15 youth 10-18.

ILLY BOGART LIVE Sunday, September 20th at 4 p.m. The Illy Bogart Jazz Quartet’s unique musical voice draws from a wide variety of music influences, from classic jazz to modern funk and hip hop. Led by Grammy Award-winner Tony Peebles (Pacific Mambo Orchestra) with Lyle Link (Warren Wolf, Ralph Peterson) on Saxophones; Ian McArdle (Erik Jekabson, Jacam Manricks) on Keyboards; and Isaac Schwartz (Negative Press Project, High Standards) on Drums, this is one heck of a band!
The show, co-produced with St. Alban’s, will be performed LIVE in the St. Alban’s Courtyard. Tickets are on Eventbrite.  As always, the recording of the live show will be up and available for a full week after the show has aired. This means ticket-holders can watch it as many times as they like, replay favorite parts, and even miss the initial show and have it for their own personal “on demand” viewing.

Ensemble 1828’s all-Schubert Show!

 

Join us for a real treat: the gifted trio of Ensemble 1828 (Isaac Pastor-Chermak, cello, Alison Lee, piano, and Nicole Oswald, violin) offering an evening of beautiful music by Franz Schubert. This concert benefits on-going renovations to improve performance spaces at St. Alban’s. 

Purchase tickets here.

Also available at the door. ($25 general, $20 seniors/students, 12 & under free w/adult)

THE PROGRAM
Instead of a traditional piano-trio concert, with the same folks onstage the whole time, our program will first feature each musician individually, with a violin sonata, a cello sonata, and two solo-piano impromptus. After intermission, we’ll all get together for Schubert’s epic, symphonic 2nd Piano Trio. It’s a big program, but varied and stimulating for listeners and performers alike. 
 
Ensemble 1828 is:
Nicole Oswald, violin
Isaac Pastor-Chermak, cello
Alison Lee, piano
 
Schubert, Violin Sonata in A major (Alison and Nicole)
Schubert, Impromptus in A-flat and G-flat major (Alison)
Schubert, Arpeggione Sonata (Alison and Isaac)
Schubert, Piano Trio No.2 in E-flat major (Nicole, Isaac, Alison)

Jazz at St. Alban’s!

After playing together in numerous other musical settings, Los Angeles based Jon Hatamiya (trombone), Logan Kane (bass), and Jacob Richards (drums) first joined forces in October 2018, showcasing their original music at Los Angeles’s Blue Whale in a collaborative quartet setting. They will be joined by composer, bandleader, and multi-instrumentalist Kyle Athayde for the Bay Area debut of the band.

While each member of the group has a wide variety of notable sideman appearances, including performances and recordings with artists such as David Binney, Michael Buble, Myra Melford, Louis Cole, Steve Lehman, Thumpasaurus, and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, among others, Hatamiya, Kane and Richards are accomplished leaders and composers in their own right. This performance at the wonderful space at St. Alban’s will highlight the group’s improvisational synergy as common ground for each composer’s individual voice.

Jon Hatamiya – trombone

Logan Kane – bass

Jacob Richards – drums

Kyle Athayde – piano/vibraphone

…and possibly some special guests?

Two sets, all ages!

Purchase tickets here.

Third Sunday Concert Series

St. Alban’s Episcopal Church presents

Third Sunday Concert Series

Third Sunday of every month at 4pm in the Parish Hall.

Tickets: $25 general, $20 seniors and students, under 12 free.

Buy tickets online

 

Up next:

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Paul Caccamo, solo piano

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Pianist Paul Caccamo takes us on a tour of a fascinating time in music history – the early Twentieth Century. Come and hear masterworks from four giants of the era: Claude Debussy, Béla Bartók, Sergei Prokofiev, and George Gershwin. Each is a composer with a unique compositional style inextricably linked with the country in which he lived, and the music you will hear was all composed within the same twenty-year period.

Caccamo has over thirty years experience in the Bay Area as a pianist, vocal coach, chamber musician, conductor, orchestral pianist and recording artist. Please join us for this intriguing journey into the musical world of a century ago.

Tickets on sale here.