Hillside Club Concert Series

Welcome to The Berkeley Hillside Club Concert Series. Our goal is to provide a superb venue for musicians and listeners to experience the joy of live music performance. Come join us in our historic and acoustically excellent hall and see why artists and audiences are raving about our Concert Series.

Our concerts are open to the public and generally begin at 8:00 pm (Sunday concerts usually start at 7:00 pm) but please check the individual concert listing for the exact time. Our doors usually open about an hour before show time.

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PAST CONCERTS: Our Concert Series presents an eclectic mix of musical genres and artists; to see a list of past concerts click here.

Note: Upcoming concerts are listed here in chronological order.
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                    Victor Romasevich    Michael Jones                                                   Stephen Levintow     Paul Rhodes

                                                                Larry London                            Lena Lubotsky

The Jupiter Chamber Ensemble with Larry London & Lena Lubotsky


Friday Oct 7 2016 at 8:00pm
Admission: $20 general, $15 students & seniors, $10 Hillside Club members
The Berkeley Hillside Club
2286 Cedar Street
Berkeley 94709
Info: 510-845-1350

The Berkeley Hillside Club is delighted to  welcome our friends, the Jupiter Chamber Ensemble, and Larry London and Lena Lubotsky, back to our Concert Series, in a concert for the benefit of the Hillside Club. They will be performing works by Taneyev, Khatchaturian, and Haydn.  Don't miss these remarkable artists performing in our historic and acoustically-excellent hall.

The Jupiter Chamber Ensemble are:
     Victor Romasevich & Michael Jones
 - violins
     Stephen Levintow - viola
     Paul Rhodes - cello

and Jupiter's Friends are:

     Lawrence London - clarinet
     Lena Lubotsky
 - piano

The Program:

Trio for Two Violins and Viola, Op. 21 (1907)                 SERGEI TANEYEV (1856-1915)
        Michael Jones and Victor Romasevich - violins;  Stephen Levintow - viola

Trio for Clarinet, Violin and Piano (1932)                         ARAM KHATCHATURIAN (1903-1978).
        Lawrence London - clarinet;  Victor Romasevich - violin;  Lena Lubotsky - piano

String Quartet, Op. 54 No. 2 (1788)                                   FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN (1723-1809)
        Jupiter Chamber Ensemble

The Artists:

In 1997, two veteran freelancers, violinist Michael Jones and Juilliard-trained violist Steve Levintow, recruited BBC Orchestra violinist Andrew Davies and cellist Paul Hale of the Oakland Symphony to found the Jupiter Chamber Players. The group had the good fortune to connect with Marvin Sanders, director of Live Oak Concerts at the Berkeley Art Center, just as the Center's previous ensemble-in-residence, the Cypress Quartet, left to launch their international career. The Art Center remained the Jupiter's "home" venue for 10 years. Paul Rhodes replaced Hale in 2000, bringing his years of experience in numerous orchestras and as soloist with the Carmel Bach Festival. Two years later, Davies left to pursue other projects, and San Francisco Symphony member Victor Romasevich took over as first violinist. Romasevich brought deep fascination with Russian chamber music, including masterworks by such composers as Sergei Taneyev, Georgy Catoire, and Iosif Andriasov (with whom Romasevich studied violin and viola) - all links in a tradition going back to Tchaikovsky through the Moscow Conservatory. The Jupiter Chamber Players take pleasure in introducing wider audiences to the work of these composers,  while continuing also to present more familiar Russian and European repertoire.

Clarinetist and composer Larry London studied composition with Darius Milhaud and Lou Harrison, clarinet with Morton Subotnick.  He has played clarinet in many of the Bay Area's professional orchestras and is currently a member of several chamber ensembles, including the Telluride Chamber Players, the London Quintet, the Troika Trio.  His compositions have been performed at the Aspen, Cabrillo and Telluride Music Festivals,by the Oakland Symphony and the San Francisco Symphony chamber series.  He has written music for film, including Isamu Noguchi: Stones and Paper, an American Masters documentary, and Drawing from Memory: Joann Sfar, a documentary for French Public Television.  Larry London lives in Berkeley and teaches music at Ohlone College.

Lena Lubotsky was born in Moscow, USSR, where she studied piano with professor Konstantin Igumnov and Tamara Bobovich at the Central Musical School, and later graduated from the Department of Musicology of the Tchaikovsky State Conservatory. She has taught piano, music theory, music history and ear training at various music schools in Russia and USA where she has lived since 1977. Ms. Lubotsky has also performed as choral accompanist and chamber music partner with many vocalists and instrumentalists, including her son, Victor Romasevich, member of the San Francisco Symphony. She has appeared at such concert series as Chamber Music Sundaes, UCSF Chancellor Series, Old1st Concerts, Hillside Club, and others. In 2011 and 2012 she participated in the 1st and 2nd Rochester Iosif Andriasov Chamber Music Festival.

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

Sat 29 Oct - Erik Jekabson's String-tet - jazz of Duke Ellington

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