St. Alban’s Episcopal Church presents
Third Sunday Concert Series
Third Sunday of every month at 4pm in the Parish Hall.
Tickets: $20 general, $18 seniors and students, under 12 free.
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The George Cotsirilos Quartet
Sunday, February 18, 2018, 4 p.m.
George Cotsirilos, guitar, Ron Marabuto, drums,
Robb Fisher, bass, Keith Saunders, piano
Our February 18th program welcomes Berkeley jazz guitarist George Cotsirilos and quartet, featuring Albany pianist Keith Saunders (who inaugurated the series in 2017); Robb Fisher, bass; and Ron Marabuto, drums. The highly experienced members of this quartet have worked with a wide variety of jazz luminaries, including Chet Baker, Hank Crawford, Richie Cole, Art Pepper, Carmen McRae, Tommy Flanagan, and Pepper Adams. The program celebrates the release of the the quartet’s upcoming CD, “Mostly in Blue,” on OA2/Origin Records. georgecotsirilos.com
Holes in the Floor cello quartet
Sunday, March 18, 2018
Eunghee Cho, Jonathan Butler, Joy Yanai, and Yejin Hong
The Sunday March 18th program features the Boston-based cello quartet, Holes in the Floor. Formed at the New England Conservatory of Music, cellists Jonathan Butler, Eunghee Cho, Yejin Hong, and Joy Yanai have each built an international reputation winning major prizes.They have performed at festivals around the globe, including at Verbier the Pacific Music Festival, the Piatigorsky International Cello Festival, and the Banff Music Festival. The ensemble will perform some of its new commissions, as well as Suite No. 2 for Cello Quartet by Jeremy Crosmer; Laszlo Varga’s arrangement of J.S. Bach’s Ciaccona from Violin Partita No. 2 ; and a collection of English anthems by Renaissance composer Thomas Tallis paired with secular part songs by Gerald Finzi.
Grupo Falso Baiano
Sunday, April 15, 2018, 4 p.m.
Brian Moran, guitar; Zack Pitt-Smith, reeds;
Ami Molinelli, percussion; Jesse Appelman, mandolin
The April 15th concert brings to St. Alban’s the wonderful local quartet, Grupo Falso Baiano, performing traditional Brazilian choro music, and featuring Zack Pitt-Smith, reeds; Brian Moran, 7-string guitar; Jesse Appelman, mandolin(bandolim); and Ami Molinelli, percussion. Falso Baiano has toured California for 15 years, bringing its diverse programming of choro, samba, forro, and other styles to enthusiastic audiences from San Francisco to Los Angeles. The show will feature selections from the group’s recently released third album of original music, “Depois.” grupofalsobaiano.com