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.
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The Jupiter Chamber Players
play Haydn, Brahms, and Shebalin
Sunday 31 May 2015 at 7:00pm
The Berkeley Hillside Club is delighted to welcome one of our favorite string ensembles, the Jupiter Chamber Players, back to our Concert Series. They will be performing quartets by Haydn, Brahms, and Shebalin. Don't miss these remarkable artists performing in our historic and acoustically-excellent hall.
The Jupiter Chamber Players are:
Victor Romasevich & Michael Jones - violins
Stephen Levintow - viola
Paul Rhodes - cello
String Quartet Op. 76 #2 in D minor - Joseph Haydn
String Quartet #2, Op.19 in B flat Major- Vissarion Shebalin
String Quartet #3, Op.67 in B flat Major - Johannes Brahms
n 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 repertoir
there will be lots more great music coming up over the coming weeks and months:
05 Jun - New Esterházy Quartet - classical string quartet
14 Jun - Sun Valley Quartet - classical string quartet26, 28, 30 Aug - New Esterházy Quartet - Beethoven's Late Quartets
...and we'll post more info here as it becomes available.