2014-15 Season

All events will be held in the Lafayette Library Community Hall, 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette.
Pre-concert talks 30 minutes before each performance.

Purchase 3 concerts and receive a Mini-Series discount at checkout.

Program 1 – Sextets- Dvorak and Tchaikovsky

Friday, September 26, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
(Pre-concert talk at 7:00 p.m.)
Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.
(Pre-concert talk at 2:30 p.m.)

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence for string sextet
Antonin Dvorak: String Sextet


Juliana Athayde, Candace Guirao, violins
Pamela Freund-Striplen and Cassandra Lynne Richburg, violas
Eric Gaenslen and Robert Howard, cellos

Program 2 – Brahms To Brazil

Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
(Pre-concert talk at 7:00 p.m.)


Johannes Brahms: String Sextet No. 2 in G major
Ney Rosauro: Marimba Concerto No. 1
For solo maimaba:
J.S. Bach: Suite No.4 for cello arranged for marimba
Evelyn Glennie: Little Prayer
Astor Piazzola:Libertango


Babette Haag, marimba
Dawn Harms, Candace Guirao, violins
Pamela Freund-Striplen and Hardy Wenzel, violas
Robert Howard, Eric Gaenslen, cellos

Free Family Concert

Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.

Sponsored by a generous grant from the Lafayette Community Foundation and
Mechanics Bank as well as individual community donations.


Music From Around the World
Children’s Concert
(appropriate for families with young children)

        Matthias Schmitt (1958)             Ghanaia
        Keiko Abe (1936)		    Dream of the Cherry Blossoms
        J.S.Bach (1685-1750)		    aus der Suite Nr.4 in Es-Dur
            			            Prélude - Allemande
        Eric Sammut/Astor Piazolla (1968)   Libertango
        Claude Debussy (1862-1918)	    Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum
        Evelyn Glennie (1963)		    Little Prayer
        Keiko Abe			    Tambourin Paraphrase


Babette Haag – Solo-Marimba

Program 3 – Serenade

Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
(Pre-concert talk at 7:00 p.m.)


Maurice Ravel: Chanson Medacasses for soprano, flute, cello and piano
Claude Debussy: Sonata in d minor for cello and piano and
Girl With the Flaxen Hair for flute and harp

Maurice Delage: 3 Chants de la Jungle for soprano and piano
Toro Takemitsu: And Then I Knew T’was Wind for flute, viola and harp
Carlos Salzedo: Whirlwind for solo harp
Camille Saint Saens :The Swan for cello and harp
Andre Jolivet: Petite Suite for flute, harp and viola


Olga Rakitchenkov, harp
Christine Brandes, soprano
Julie McKenzie, flute
Pamela Freund-Striplen, viola
Eric Gaenslen, cello
Lori Lack, piano

Program 4 – Czech Mix

Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
(Pre-concert talk at 7:00 p.m.)


Leos Janacek: Pohadka (Fairy Tale) for cello and piano
Antonin Dvorak: Bagatelles for String Trio and Harmonium, Op. 47
Josef Suk: Piano Quartet, Op. 1
Rebecca Clarke: Dumka for Violin, Viola and Piano


Debra Fong, Ji Soo Choi*, violins
Pamela Freund-Striplen, viola
Christopher Costanza, cello
Yana Reznik, piano
*winner Musical Mentoring Award

Program 5 – Whirlwind

Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.
(Pre-concert talk at 2:30 p.m.)


Robert Schumann: Adagio and Allegro for horn and piano
August Klughardt: Schilflieder (Reed Songs), Op. 28 for oboe, viola and piano (5 Fantasy pieces after poems by Lenau)
Johann Nepomuk Hummel: Septet for horn, oboe, flute, viola, cello, bass and piano


Mingjia Liu, oboe
Kevin Rivard, French horn
Stephanie McNab, flute
Yana Reznik, piano
Pamela Freund-Striplen, viola
Jennifer Culp, cello
Mark Wallace, bass