Brahms Reunion

Friday, September 23, 2022

Concert 7:30 PM

Pre-Concert Talk 7:00 PM

Johannes Brahms: Cello Sonata no.2 in F Major, Op. 99
Johannes Brahms: Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34

Grazia Raimondi, violin
Livia Sohn, violin
Pamela Freund-Striplen, viola
Luigi Piovano, cello
Bernadene Blaha, piano

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Luigi's Italian Feast
$350

Sunday, September 25, 2022 - 4:30 PM

Luigi Piovano stars as cellist and chef in this one-of-a-kind fundraiser for the Gold Coast Chamber Players.

Set in a beautiful Lafayette home, this intimate evening includes a serenade of heartwarming Italian music and a menu featuring Rustichella d’Abruzzo pasta, Il Cappero Cru Orrico olive oil, and Podernuovo a Palazzone wines imported from Italy especially for this event. Every course will be prepared by Luigi himself!  

Enjoy the rare privilege to not only see, but also to hear a 330-year-old Italian cello! Luigi will bring his magnificent cello by Francesco Ruggeri all the way from Rome for Gold Coasters to enjoy! 

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Luigi's Italian Feast + Luigi's Kitchen
$500

Includes your ticket to Luigi's Italian Feast
Sunday, September 25, 2022 - 4:30 PM

plus Luigi's Kitchen
September 24, 2022 - Drop in from 2:00-6:00 PM

​Saturday, September 24

​JOIN Luigi in the kitchen on Saturday as he prepares for the feast!

ENJOY a glass of Prosecco and get a behind the scenes look at Luigi's culinary skills. 

LEARN some cooking techniques from Luigi himself!

POSE for a photo with Luigi, which he will sign to commemorate your experience.

DINE with the winemaker or pasta maker at the feast!

Sunday, September 25

Luigi Piovano stars as cellist and chef in this one-of-a-kind fundraiser for the Gold Coast Chamber Players.

Set in a beautiful Lafayette home, this intimate evening includes a serenade of heartwarming Italian music and a menu featuring Rustichella d’Abruzzo pasta, Il Cappero Cru Orrico olive oil, and Podernuovo a Palazzone wines imported from Italy especially for this event. Every course will be prepared by Luigi himself!  

Enjoy the rare privilege to not only see, but also to hear a 330-year-old Italian cello! Luigi will bring his magnificent cello by Francesco Ruggeri all the way from Rome for Gold Coasters to enjoy! 

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Folk Inspired

Saturday, November 5, 2022

Concert 7:30 PM

Pre-Concert Talk 7:00 PM

Florence Price: Folk Songs
Grażyna Bacewicz: String Quartet #4
Johannes Brahms: String Quintet No. 1 in F Major, Op. 88

Telegraph Quartet
Joseph Maile, violin
Eric Chin, violin
Pei-Ling Lin, viola
Jeremiah Shaw, cello

with Pamela Freund-Striplen, viola

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Connections in Time

Saturday, January 14, 2023

Concert 7:30 PM

Pre-Concert Talk 7:00 PM

Louise Farrenc: Piano Trio No. 1 in E-flat Major, Op. 33
Dmitri Shostakovich: Trio No. 1, Op. 8
Gabriel Fauré: Piano Quartet No. 1 in C minor, Op. 15

Horszowski Trio
Jesse Mills, violin
Ole Akahoshi, cello
Rieko Aizawa, piano
with Pamela Freund-Striplen, viola

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Cello Extravaganza

Saturday, March 11, 2023

Concert 7:30 PM

Pre-Concert Talk 7:00 PM

Benjamin Britten: Dawn from Four Sea Interludes
Gabriel Fauré: Cinq mélodies "de Venise", Op. 58
Franz Schubert: Erlkönig
Antonín Dvořák: Silent Woods
Manuel de Falla: Ritual Dance
Peter Myers: Stratigraphy
Claude Debussy: Clair de Lune

SAKURA Cello Quintet
Stella Cho, Michael Kaufman, Benjamin Lash, Yoshika Matsuda, and Peter Myers, cellists

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Souvenir

Saturday, April 15, 2023

Concert 7:30 PM

Pre-Concert Talk 7:00 PM

Ludwig van Beethoven: Duo "Eyeglasses" for viola and cello
F.A. Kummer: Cello Duo #1 in C Major, Op.22
W. A. Mozart: Quintet in G minor, k. 516
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence, Op. 70

Brendan Speltz, violin
Connie Kupka, violin
Luke Fleming, viola
Pamela Freund-Striplen, viola
Brook Speltz, cello
David Speltz, cello

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