Announcing our 2019 season

cmb-fb-iconChamber Music by the Bay is turning eight, and we’re excited to announce the details of our 2019 season here! We welcome back teaching artists Zenas Hsu and Janny Joo, violins, Jessica Chang, violist, and Laura Gaynon, cellist. From working with libraries up and down the Peninsula to Dartmouth and Hart Middle Schools, we’re looking forward to sharing Franz Schubert’s world with young audiences throughout the Bay Area. We’re also excited to announce a special concert with the Saratoga Foothill Club on Thursday, January 31st. Don’t miss our annual concert on Friday, February 1st at the McAfee Center for the Performing Arts!

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Announcing our 2018 Season

We’re excited to announce the details of our 2018 season here! From working with students at One World Montessori Schools to Saratoga and Pioneer High Schools, we look forward to sharing Beethoven’s Op. 130 and Grosse Fuge with our audiences throughout the Bay Area. Don’t forget to save the date for Friday, April 20th at 7pm for our annual concert. We look forward to seeing you there!Screenshot 2018-01-22 08.12.09

2016 Season: We’re turning five

Chamber Music by the Bay is excited to kick off its Fifth Season on Monday, April 18th!

What’s the best way to follow what we’re up to this week?

You can check out our season calendar for information on our school and library visits this year around the South Bay. Also, follow us on Facebook for fun photos and videos throughout the week.

Lastly, mark your calendars for our annual concert on Friday 4/22, 7pm at Lynbrook High School. We’re excited to see you there!

A 2014 Season Wrap-Up!

Thank you all for a wonderful third season of Chamber Music by the Bay!

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Here’s our 2014 season in numbers:

1 string quartet.

6 days.

17 young artists from Saratoga and Lynbrook High.

21 concerts.

1,270 young people and community members reached.

Thank you all for a wonderful season! We are grateful for your support, encouragement, attendance, and overall, excitement about music and learning!

Please follow us on Facebook as we plan our 2015 season, and get in touch with us if you are a parent, teacher, or community leader who would like us to visit your school next year!

Kicking off CMB’s 2014 Season!

Join us as we kick off our 2014 season THIS Saturday, March 29th, at 4:00 PM at the Morgan Hill Library. The free program features “What’s Up, Papa Haydn?” for children ages 10 and under, as well as a Petting Zoo for our young audiences to try their own hand at a variety of stringed instruments!

A huge thank to you Kamimoto String Instruments in San Jose for making our 2014 Petting Zoo program a reality. Your generosity helps us reach over one thousand young children throughout the Bay Area!Screen Shot 2014-03-27 at 11.48.06 AM

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!

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!