See your neighborhood on the list?

Our 2014 season is right around the corner! Here’s an updated list of schools, libraries, and other venues that CMB will be visiting this spring:

2014 SEASON: March 29 – April 5, 2014

Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 4:00 PM
Morgan Hill Library
660 West Main Avenue, Morgan Hill
“What’s Up, Papa Haydn?”: A program for youth ages 10 and under
Followed by CMB’s Instrument Petting Zoo
Free admission

Saturday, March 29, 2014
CMB at Chung Tai Zen Center

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 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 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 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos
“What’s Up, Papa Haydn?”: A program for youth ages 10 and under
Followed by CMB’s Instrument Petting Zoo
Free admission

Friday, April 4, 2014
CMB at One World Montessori Schools- Foxworthy and Cabrillo Campuses

Friday, April 4, 2014 at 7:30 PM
Saratoga Presbyterian Church
20455 Herriman Avenue
CMB’s 2014 Celebration Concert
with Young Artists from Saratoga and Lynbrook High Schools
Students $5/Adults $10

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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!

A Call for Schools and Communities

Thank you to all who made our 2013 season a delightful success! Our Side-by-Side Project concluded on a high note with our final performance of Grieg’s Holberg Suite, featuring CMB artists alongside talented students from Lynbrook and Saratoga High Schools. A special thanks to the music teachers at CMB’s 2013 Partner Schools: Michael Boitz (Saratoga High), Mike Pakaluk (Lynbrook High), Jon Jow and Scott Krijnen (Redwood Middle School), Scott Krijnen (Castillero Middle School), and One World Montessori Schools, and also to our host school organization, the one-and-only Saratoga Music Boosters!

Chamber Music by the Bay is starting to plan its 2014 season already (can you believe it?!), and we’re continuing to expand our school, community, and library partnerships across the Bay Area. Are you part of a school or community institution that seeks dynamic, engaging chamber music education? Are you interested in fun chamber music education concerts for youth? Would you like to host a performance by CMB artists or the CMB Side-by-Side Project? If any of these apply to you (or more), please contact us at chambermusicbythebay@gmail.com! We’re looking forward to working together to make chamber music a greater part of all of our lives!

CMB’s Concerts for Children

We spent the morning with brilliant 2-6 year olds from One World Montessori Schools in San Jose and Santa Clara, where we learned about notes, beats, rhythm, and harmony in chamber music! After rousing renditions of “Ba, Ba, Black Sheep” and “Twinkle, Twinkle” at the Cabrillo campus, students had wonderful questions, including inquiries about the bridges of our instruments, formation of quartets, and the formation of Chamber Music by the Bay! The One World Montessori students have wonderful singing voices, and we were so excited to spend our morning with both schools.

Next, we’re heading to work with the orchestra students at Redwood Middle School this afternoon. Last year we learned about elements of chamber music rehearsal and performance, and this year, we’ll apply those same principles to the 2nd string quartet by Bela Bartok!

Don’t forget to join us this evening at 7:00pm at Los Altos Library for our last children’s concert of the 2013 season! We’ll be concluding the evening with an instrument petting zoo, so here’s your chance to try out your very own violins!

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?