2014 Partnerships Announced

We’re excited to share our 2014 partnerships schedule, including renewed partnerships with the Santa Clara County Library as well as schools including Redwood and Castillero Middle Schools, Saratoga High School, and Lynbrook High School. We’re especially excited to be presenting a children’s program at the Cupertino Library for the first time on Wednesday, April 2 at 4:00 PM! Please stay tuned for additional partnership visits as we finalize our 2014 season. In the meanwhile, please save the date for a Chamber Music by the Bay visit near you!

Monday, March 31, 2014
CMB at Castillero Middle School

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
CMB at Saratoga High School
CMB at Redwood Middle School

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 7:30 PM
Saratoga Library
13650 Saratoga Avenue, Saratoga CA
“Chamber Music: The Inner Works”
A program for teens and adults to explore chamber works by Haydn and Janacek
Free admission

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
CMB at Lynbrook High School

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 4:00 PM
Cupertino Library- Community Hall
10800 Torre Avenue, Cupertino CA
“What’s Up, Papa Haydn?”: A program for children and youth ages 10 and under
Followed by CMB’s Instrument Petting Zoo
Free admission

Thursday, April 3, 2014
CMB at Saratoga High School

Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Los Altos Library
13 South San Antonio Road, Los Altos CA
“What’s Up, Papa Haydn?”: A program for children and youth ages 10 and under
Followed by CMB’s Instrument Petting Zoo
Free admission

Friday, April 4, 2014 at 7:30 PM
McAfee Center for the Performing Arts
Saratoga High School
20300 Herriman Avenue
CMB’s 2014 Celebration Concert
with Young Artists from Saratoga and Lynbrook High Schools
Students $5/Adults $10

2014 Season: March 29 – April 5!

CMB with Keiko

CMB is busy planning its 2014 partnerships, which have been rescheduled to March 29 – April 5, 2014! In between seasons, we like to reflect on our work with our partnership schools and community organizations to see how we can continue to share our music in meaningful, creative ways in the Bay Area.

We were particularly inspired last season by our encounter with a Bay Area artist, Keiko O’Leary, who we were fortunate to meet at the Saratoga Library last year. Keiko wrote a beautiful entry on our fortuitous meeting here: http://blog.keikooleary.com/post/40464472370/gesture-drawing-musicians

Not only were we touched by Keiko’s beautiful artistry, but by her generosity to share it with us and our audience members. This is exactly what we strive to do– to actively create, share, and inspire others with our music. Keiko, your creativity project is an inspiration to all of us!

In the meanwhile, if you are a teacher, community member, parent, or student who is interested in collaborating with CMB in 2014, please follow CMB’s page on Facebook or get in touch with us via e-mail at chambermusicbythebay@gmail.com!

We are looking forward to being back in March 2014!

CMB’s 2014 season: March 29 – April 5!

CMB is excited to announce the dates of its 2014 season: March 29 – April 5! If you are a school, library, hospital, or community venue interested in hosting a CMB performance for audiences of any age, please contact us at chambermusicbythebay@gmail.com. Specific dates and performances will be announced in Fall 2013, so please stay tuned for a list of our partner venues and schools in Spring 2014.

In the meanwhile, a special congratulations to all of our partner schools in the Bay Area for their successful spring concerts! We will miss our graduating seniors, and hope that you will each continue to share your music in meaningful ways. A huge congratulations also to Mr. Boitz from Saratoga High School for being named Educator of the Year by the California Music Educators Association! CMB is fortunate to work with Mr. Boitz, Mr. Pwu, and all of the Saratoga HS students. Mr. Boitz, you are an inspiration for all of our learning, teaching, and music-making, and we congratulate you!

Celebrating our 2013 Season: Tonight!

Chamber Music by the Bay was so excited to have a surprise artist in our audience at the Saratoga Library this morning! We were joined by Bay Area artist Keiko O’Leary and her family for the morning as we performed and shared excerpts of quartets by Haydn and Bartok. As we focused on learning to be active listeners & interpreters of music, especially Bartok, Keiko drew these beautiful sketches of the whole quartet! Here is her drawing of CMB violinist Alex Shiozaki, and for all of us who know him/have seen him, it’s unmistakably him! Thank you, Keiko, for joining us this morning!

Don’t forget to join us this evening at the McAfee Center at Saratoga High School (20300 Herriman Avenue, Saratoga) to celebrate our final concert! Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students, and all ticket proceeds will go toward expanding CMB programs for youth in school districts of need in San Jose, Oakland, and Berkeley in 2014.

Lastly, find us on Facebook for more regular updates, photos, and discussions! We’d love to hear from you and to keep in touch between our seasons in the Bay Area!

Concerts in the Community

As we continue our 2013 season with school and library concerts daily, join Chamber Music by the Bay for two free Concerts in the Community today- Wednesday, January 9th! We’ll be performing in the morning at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, followed by a concert at San Francisco Towers at 2:00pm.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at 11:00 AM

El Camino Hospital
2500 Grant Road, Mountain View

San Francisco Towers
1661 Pine Street San Francisco, CA

HAYDN String Quartet in C Major, Op. 33 No. 3 “Bird”
BARTOK String Quartet No. 2
MENDELSSOHN String Quartet in D Major, Op. 44 No. 1

Hope you can join us! Here’s a photo from CMB’s visit to Saratoga High School this morning, where the students woke up to Bartok’s 2nd String Quartet! Did you see Zenas’s cool tablet?