Library Concerts for Kids- this week!

We’re off and running! After an exciting concert at Alum Rock United Methodist Church this morning, we kicked off our season with our first children’s concert at Morgan Hill Library in the afternoon. What a crowd! Together, we learned about the elements of beats & notes that make up melodies by composers including Haydn, Beethoven, Pachelbel, and Tchaikovsky. Afterward, the big surprise for our young audience was the Chamber Music by the Bay Petting Zoo, where they could try out mini violins of their own!

We’re excited for our NEXT children’s concert, on Thursday, January 10th at 7:00PM at Los Altos Library. Bring any and all young ones, and join us to learn more about how the string quartet family comes together to make music!

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2013 Season Concerts

Chamber Music by the Bay is happening! We’re kicking off our 2013 season THIS Saturday, January 5th, with a NEW concert at 11:00 AM to fundraise for mental health and community support agencies for the families of Newtown, Connecticut, in collaboration with flautist Ray Furuta and the Silicon Valley Music Festival. The concert will be held at Alum Rock United Methodist Church, at 30 Kirk Avenue in San Jose, and will feature music for string quartet and flute! We’re excited about collaborating with Ray and hope that you can join us in support of the Newtown, CT community. That same afternoon, we’ll be playing a program for kids 10 and under at Morgan Hill Library at 3:00 PM.

Next, we’ll be performing two free Concerts in the Community on Wednesday, January 9th, at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View and at San Francisco Towers in San Francisco– join us to hear works by Mendelssohn, Haydn, and Bartok!

You can now reserve a ticket for our 2013 Celebration Concert on January 12th at 7:30 PM through EventBrite! Tickets will be available at the door for $10 adults/$5 students. Don’t miss our collaboration with these seriously incredible high school students from Saratoga and Lynbrook High Schools!

Alex, Zenas, Tobin, and Jess are looking forward to seeing you all during our 2013 season!

Happy New Year from CMB!

Chamber Music by the Bay is incredibly grateful to be able to share our music and to work with youth & communities around the Bay Area.  Looking at 2013, we’re only excited to grow further with our school, library, and community partnerships.

Thank you to ALL of you who have helped us on our journey toward making chamber music and creative thinking a part of all students’ learning and education!

We’re getting ready for our first library concert of the season at Morgan Hill Library on Saturday, January 5th, at 3:00pm! Check out our newly printed poster below!

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Happy New Year!

New partnerships announced for 2013!

We’re growing! Chamber Music by the Bay is thrilled to be expanding our partnerships by bringing our music to the young students at One World Montessori Schools (Foxworthy and Cabrillo campuses) and to the community at the San Francisco Towers. We’ll be playing free concerts at El Camino Hospital and San Francisco Towers on Wednesday, January 9th, followed by our first-ever visit to One World Montessori on Thursday, January 10th.

For more details, check out our calendar, or read our brand-new press release below!

Chamber Music by the Bay- 2013 Press Release

And the countdown begins to CMB 2013!

CMB’s promo video is up

Learn more about Chamber Music by the Bay & its teaching artists by watching our 2013 promo video, as a preview for our upcoming visit from January 5-12, 2013.

You, too, can join us to bring chamber music concerts to kids and communities throughout the Bay Area! Contact us with a request to perform an educational concert at your school, library, or community center, or join the cause by making a tax-deductible donation to Chamber Music by the Bay through Fractured Atlas, our fiscal sponsor. Even $10 goes a long way to helping us make our educational programs possible.

A call for CMB’s 2013 season

Chamber Music by the Bay is excited to announce its next season, from January 5-12, 2013! We’ll be presenting our programs at Santa Clara County library branches, hospitals, and public schools throughout the Bay Area. In 2013, we will be offering one program for children and youth ages 10 & under, and a second program for teens, adults, and community members.

If you’re interested in having Chamber Music by the Bay present a program at your school, community center, library, or other function, please contact us via e-mail [chambermusicbythebay -at- gmail.com] with an inquiry. We’d love to share our chamber music with you, and are looking forward to being in touch!

We’ll be announcing our locations, dates, and times shortly– please check back soon!

Mendelssohn Octet rehearsal at Lynbrook

We’re so looking forward to performing the last two movements of the Mendelssohn Octet with Christy Chen and James Hu on violin, Caroline Lee on viola, and Kevin Chen on cello! Playing with Christy, James, Caroline, and Kevin was a delight, and we are excited to continue working with them this week. Plus, they are all such champs for rehearsing with CMB for three hours on a Sunday evening. We’re also pumped to be working with their Lynbrook colleagues in the string and chamber orchestras.

Get ready for an incredible performance on Sunday, June 3rd, at Saratoga Presbyterian, 3pm– come support these talented young musicians at Lynbrook!