Hillside Club Concert Series

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           Lawrence London           Victor Romasevich         Paul Rhodes                   Philip Santos              Stephen Levintow

"Clarinet Masterpieces"
Jupiter Chamber Ensemble
with Lawrence London

Sunday 25 May 2014 at 7:00pm
Admission $15 ($10 for HSC members and seniors)
The Berkeley Hillside Club
2286 Cedar Street
Berkeley 94709
Info: 510-845-1350

The Berkeley Hillside Club is once again delighted to welcome back to our stage the virtuoso Jupiter Chamber Ensemble with special guest artist, clarinetist Lawrence London in a marvelous program of clarinet masterpieces . Don't miss these remarkable artists performing in our historic and acoustically-excellent hall.

The Artists:

The Jupiter Chamber Ensemble
    Victor Romasevich - violin, piano
    Philip Santos - violin *
    Stephen Levintow - viola
    Paul Rhodes - cello
Lawrence London - clarinet

*substituting for Michael Jones

The Program:

  W.A. Mozart                Clarinet Quintet in A major, K.581 (1789)

  Iosif Andriasov          Concertino for Clarinet and Orchestra, Op. 27  (1973) *
                                            (Author's transcription for Clarinet and Piano)

  Johannes Brahms    Clarinet Quintet, Op.115 (1891)

* For information about composer and philosopher Iosif Andriasov, please visit
www.andriasovstore.com © Marta Andriasova (Kudryashova)

About the Artists:

Larry London
did his undergraduate work at Harvard and earned a Master's degree in composition at Mills College. He studied with Darius Milhaud, Terry Riley and Lou Harrison. He has played clarinet in all of the Bay Area's professional orchestras. He teaches music at Ohlone and Merritt Colleges. His compositions have been performed at the Aspen and Cabrillo Music Festivals, by the Oakland Symphony and the San Francisco Symphony chamber series.

Larry London has contributed as a composer, arranger or performer to over fifty films. He composed the music for Isamu Noguchi: Stones and Paper, an American Masters documentary film, recognized as Best Portrait at the Montreal International Festival of Films in 1998. He wrote music for Poumy, A Bridge of Books, and Four Films About Love in 2002 for New Jewish Film Projects. He wrote music for Drawing From Memory: Joann Sfar, a documentary film for French Public Television.

Victor Romasevich was born in Minsk, Belarus. His mother, Lena Lubotsky, began teaching him piano at the age of four. When five, he started violin studies with Anna Silberstein. At six, he enrolled in the violin class of Mikhail Garlitsky and Lev Sharinov at The Gnesin Music School in Moscow. As a youth he studied violin with Rostislav Dubinsky of the Borodin Quartet. He continued his training at the Moscow Conservatory with Boris Belenky and Nadia Beshkina.

Following Romasevich’s emigration to the United States in 1977, he studied at Juilliard with Ivan Galamian. In 1979 he became a violin and viola pupil of the composer and philosopher Iosif Andriasov. Winner of the Gina Bachauer Prize at the 1985 J.S. Bach International Competition, Romasevich joined the San Francisco Sympohony as Associate Principal Violist in 1990, and in 1992 moved to the First Violin section. He appears frequently in recitals and chamber concerts as a violinist, violist and keyboard player.

Philip Santos discovered the violin in the Oakland public schools. He has performed extensively in many capacities throughout the Bay Area and across the country, and is a frequent performer on numerous chamber series, including the San Francisco Symphony's chamber music series, Chamber Music Sundaes, Old First Church Concerts, Composers Inc, Music on the Hill, as well as Carnegie Recital Hall in new York with the California Chamber Players. He has been a member of the Berkeley Symphony, Oakland Symphony, and the San Francisco Symphony. He has also played with the Chicago Symphony. As a member of the Skywalker Symphony, he has recorded soundtracks for numerous major motion pictures and video games.

Currently, Mr. Santos is concertmaster of Philharmonia Healdsburg, assistant concertmaster of Marin Symphony, and principal second violin of California Symphony. Mr. Santos served as concertmaster of the Fremont Symphony from 2002 to 2012. In addition to his performance schedule, Mr. Santos teaches violin and viola and conducts the string ensemble at California State University East Bay. He also teaches at Patten Academy and University, as well as many private students.

Cellist Paul Rhodes received the Bachelor of Arts in Music from Dominican College, where he studied with Margaret Rowell, and the Master of Music from the University of Texas at Austin after studies with Paul Olefsky. Paul is a member of the Oakland-East Bay Symphony and,in the summer, the Carmel Bach Festival. Locally, he has worked with the symphonies of Berkeley, Marin, California, Sacramento and San Jose as well as with the New Century Chamber Orchestra, Santa Cruz Baroque Festival, and Earplay.  Outside the area he has appeared with the San Antonio Symphony,  Brandywine Baroque, Orchestra of Santa Fe, Reinische Philharmonie, and the Jugend im Musik festival in Vienna.

there will be lots more great music coming up over the coming weeks and months:

Fri 13 Jun - ElecTreo - jazz bassoon trio(!!!)
Sat 28 Jun - Mauro Correa - classical guitar & strings
Sat 5 Jul  - Jeff Denson's "Secret World" - jazz
Sun 13 Jul - Michael Jones & John V. Burke - classical violin piano recital

Wed 30 Jul - New Esterhazy Quartet
- Mozart Festival
Fri 1 Aug  - New Esterhazy Quartet - Mozart Festival
Sun 3 Aug  - New Esterhazy Quartet - Mozart Festival

...and we'll post more info here as it becomes available.

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