The Maybeck Studio

The Maybeck Studio for the Performing Arts is a small performance space located in a private home in the Berkeley hills, built in 1914 by Bernard Maybeck. The studio has a rich tradition of musical performances dating back over 100 years.

The Studio hosts occasional public events. Subscribe to our mailing list to be invited.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Cypress String Quartet: Salon Series III

Cypress String Quartet Performs:
Salon Series III – May 13 & 20, 2016
TBA – We invite you to allow us to surprise you!

Cypress String Quartet at the Maybeck
Two Shows - Friday, May 13 and Friday, May 20, 2015, 8:00pm
Subscription Tickets are On Sale Now



Seating is limited to ensure a truly intimate experience. 

Subscriptions available for $120 (20% off the single-concert price). On Sale Now!!!
Single-Concert Tickets Available Starting September 1, 2015

General Admission: $50
Groups of 10 or more: $40

Email salons@cypressquartet.com or call Maggee at (415) 500-2150 with any questions.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Cypress String Quartet: Salon Series II


Cypress String Quartet Performs:
Salon Series II – February 12, 2016 
Brahms String Sextets Op.18 in Bb & Op.36 in G

Cypress String Quartet at the Maybeck
Friday, February 12, 2016, 8:00pm
Subscription Tickets are On Sale Now

Seating is limited to ensure a truly intimate experience. 


featuring special guest artists:

Barry Shiffman, viola (founding member of the St. Lawrence String Quartet, Barry has had a rich and varied career as a performer, recording artist, and teacher. He has appeared with orchestras and in recital across Canada, in the United States and Europe.)  


Zuill Bailey, cello – (widely considered one of the premiere cellists in the world. His rare combination of celebrated artistry, technical wizardry as well as his engaging personality has secured his place as one of the most sought after and active cellists today.)


Subscriptions available for $120 (20% off the single-concert price). On Sale Now!!!
Single-Concert Tickets Available Starting September 1, 2015

General Admission: $50
Groups of 10 or more: $40

Email salons@cypressquartet.com or call Maggee at (415) 500-2150 with any questions.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

The Jenny Maybee / Nick Phillips Trio




Join Jenny Maybee (piano/vocals), Nick Phillips (trumpet), and Paul Eastburn (bass) in the beautiful, intimate, and historic setting of the Maybeck Studio for an afternoon of performances of original jazz compositions and creative reinventions of favorite standards -- including music from the trio’s forthcoming album release on Blue Coast Records.

The Jenny Maybee/Nick Phillips Trio at the Maybeck
Sunday, October 25, 2015, 3:00pm
This concert is $20 (suggested donation).

Seating is limited. Get your required online reservation here.


Friday, October 16, 2015

Cypress String Quartet: Salon Series I


Cypress String Quartet Performs:
Salon Series I – October 16 & 23, 2015
George Tsontakis String Quartet No.6 Beethoven String Quartet Op.130 with the Grosse Fuga, Op.133

Cypress String Quartet at the Maybeck
Two Shows - Friday, October  16 and Friday, October 23, 2015, 8:00pm
Subscription Tickets are On Sale Now


Seating is limited to ensure a truly intimate experience. 

Subscriptions available for $120 (20% off the single-concert price). On Sale Now!!!
Single-Concert Tickets Available Starting September 1, 2015

General Admission: $50
Groups of 10 or more: $40

Email salons@cypressquartet.com or call Maggee at (415) 500-2150 with any questions.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Richard Sears Trio CD Release

Pianist Richard Sears celebrates the release of his first recording for Fresh Sound Records. This performance will feature Sears's original compositions and jazz standards. Joining Richard will be Zach Ostroff on bass and Evan Hughs on drums. 

Richard Sears Trio at the Maybeck
Sunday, September 27, 2015, 3:00pm
This concert is $15 | $10 w/ student ID (suggested donation).

Seating is limited. Get your required online reservation here.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

The Dan Wilensky Group: The Art of the Pianoless Trio

The Dan Wilensky Group employs diverse original compositions and reworked standards (Porter, Kern, et al.), the band will explore the many textures of this “radical” instrumentation made “safe” by Sonny Rollins some 60 years ago. Something old, something new, and everything in between.

The Dan Wilensky Group at the Maybeck
Saturday, September 26, 2015, 3:00pm
This concert is $20 (suggested donation).



Seating is limited. Get your required online reservation here.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Chamber Jazz with Paul Hanson/Jack Perla Duo


Rekindling their Acoustic Duo after 15 years-bassoonist Paul Hanson and pianist Jack Perla perform original music featuring compositional depth and improvisation. Compositions will be announced from the stage of this chamber jazz duo.

Paul Hanson/Jack Perla at the Maybeck
Sunday, September 13, 2015, 3:00pm
This concert is $20 (suggested donation).
Seating is limited. Get your required online reservation here.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

An Acoustic Night with James Lee Baker


James will be sharing a set of original and cover tunes from his full-length album and recently released EP, as well as tales of the troubadour.

CDs and other merchandise will be available for sale after the show.


James Lee Baker at the Maybeck
Sunday, August 30, 2015, 3:00pm
This concert is $20 (suggested donation).
Seating is limited. Get your required online reservation here.


Sunday, June 14, 2015

Darryl Holter's Woody Guthrie CD Release featuring Julia Holter

Los Angeles based singer-songwriter Darryl Holter performs songs from his new studio album, Radio Songs: Woody Guthrie in Los Angeles 1937-1939 featuring Julia Holter.

Darryl Holter at the Maybeck
Sunday, June 14, 2015, 3:00pm
This concert is $10 (suggested donation).
Seating is limited. Get your required online reservation here.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Cabaret Fun(d)raiser Featuring YMTC Alumni



Song and celebration in support of YMTC's Tuition Assistance Program and completion of our Aquatic Park Campus. Two concerts (3 pm & 6 pm) will be held at Maybeck Studios. Each will be followed by a wine and cheese reception.

Admission to the Cabaret is on a sliding ticket price scale. Please choose one $100-250. Thank you for whatever amount you are able to give in support of these young artists!

YMTC Cabaret Fun(d)raiser at the Maybeck
Saturday, June 13, 2015, 3:00pm & 6:00pm
This concert is $100-250 Sliding Scale.
Seating is limited. Purchase Tickets Here


Sunday, June 7, 2015

Jeff Denson Trio Pre-Release Concert



After more than a decade as a co-leader of the internationally acclaimed trio Minsarah, bassist Jeff Denson is forging into new territory with his trio that features Dan Zemelman on piano and Alan Hall on drums. Join Jeff and his trio as they perform music from their up-coming release, Jeff Denson Trio + Lee Konitz, available on Denson Ridgeway Records. Limited copies of Jeff Denson Trio + Lee Konitz will be available for purchase at this performance.

Jeff Denson Trio at the Maybeck
Sunday, June 7, 2015, 3:00pm
This concert is $25.
Seating is limited. 
Get your required online reservation here.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Modern Piyutim: A Blend of Ancient Music and New Sound with Eliana Kissner and Benji Marx

Join us for an afternoon exploring piyutim (Jewish spiritual poetry) in new and interesting ways. We will present fresh takes on traditional songs using instrumental experimentation, original music by Eliana, and electronic elements.

Modern Piyutim at the Maybeck
Sunday, May 31, 2015, 3:00pm
This concert is $10-20 Sliding Scale.
Seating is limited. Get your required online reservation here

Friday, May 29, 2015

Mira Trio: CANCELLED Due to Illness


We're so sorry to report that the performance of the Mira Trio, scheduled for May 29, has been CANCELLED due to illness. We will try to bring Lev, Martha, and Miles back on another date in the future. Thank you for your understanding!

-The Maybeck Studio for the Performing Arts

Friday, May 15, 2015

The Cypress String Quartet Salon Series RESCHEDULED from May 15 to May 7


The acclaimed Cypress String Quartet explores three pairings of early and middle Beethoven String Quartets in a series of performances at the Maybeck Studio.

Please note: The May 15 performance has been rescheduled to May 7 for medical reasons. May 15 ticketholders should contact Maggee VanSpeybroeck at maggee@cypressquartet.com, or by phone at (415) 500-2150, to discuss options.

Friday, May 8, 2015

The Cypress String Quartet Salon Series


The acclaimed Cypress String Quartet explores three pairings of early and middle Beethoven String Quartets in a series of performances at the Maybeck Studio.

The final Salon Series concert in May concludes with Beethoven’s Op. 18, No. 6 and his Op. 59, No. 3, and Ligeti’s String Quartet No. 1 Metamorphoses nocturnes. These two Beethoven quartets look forward, in many ways, to the composer’s late style, while Ligeti’s String Quartet No. 1 is from the period before he left Hungary, his self-described “prehistoric” phase. Heavily influenced by Bartók’s middle quartets, there are wisps of jazz and gypsy music in Ligeti’s Quartet, giving the feeling of the ever-changing “music of the night.”

The Cypress String Quartet Salon Series at the Maybeck
Friday, May 8, 2014, 8:00pm
This performance is sold out. The same program was performed on May 7.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Cypress String Quartet RESCHEDULED from May 15 to May 7


The acclaimed Cypress String Quartet explores three pairings of early and middle Beethoven String Quartets in a series of performances at the Maybeck Studio.

The final Salon Series concert in May concludes with Beethoven’s Op. 18, No. 6 and his Op. 59, No. 3, and Ligeti’s String Quartet No. 1 Metamorphoses nocturnes. These two Beethoven quartets look forward, in many ways, to the composer’s late style, while Ligeti’s String Quartet No. 1 is from the period before he left Hungary, his self-described “prehistoric” phase. Heavily influenced by Bartók’s middle quartets, there are wisps of jazz and gypsy music in Ligeti’s Quartet, giving the feeling of the ever-changing “music of the night.”

The Cypress String Quartet Salon Series at the Maybeck
Thursday, May 7, 2014, 8:00pm
Tickets: $50. This performance is sold out.
The same program will be performed on May 8.

Please note: This is the performance that was originally scheduled for May 15. The performance has been rescheduled for medical reasons. May 15 ticketholders should contact Maggee VanSpeybroeck at maggee@cypressquartet.com, or by phone at (415) 500-2150.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Trio de Jardin


Trio de Jardin (Carol Braves, violin; Rebecca Trujillo, piano; Wendy Cilman, cello) celebrates spring with trios by Beethoven, Brahms and Piazzolla.

Trio de Jardin at the Maybeck
Sunday, May 3, 2015, 3:00pm
This concert is free.
Seating is limited. Get your required online reservation here.

An Oakland native, Carol Braves began her violin studies at the age of 10 with Catherine Manzer. She earned a B.A. in music and art history from Holy Names University.  Carol has performed with a variety of orchestras and chamber groups throughout the Bay Area including the Vallejo, Stockton and Holy Names symphonies; Berkeley, Livermore Valley, Virago and Verismo Opera orchestras; Bernini Baroque Trio, Fairmont Piano Quartet and Piemonte String Quartet. She also crosses over into Mexican Folkloric, traditional Polish, Argentine Tango and other non-classical genres.

Wendy Cilman is a cellist and arts educator. She has just become Director of Education for the Santa Rosa Symphony. A belief in the power of inter-generational arts led her to found IDEA, Institute for the Development of Education in the Arts, a 501(c)3 non-profit to connect seniors and children through the arts. She received a B.A. in music at the University of California - Berkeley, and an M.A. in interdisciplinary arts at San Francisco State University. Wendy studied cello with Irving Klein and Michael Grebanier, and chamber music with the legendary Bernard Abramowitsch and Felix Khuner. She has performed with many other local orchestras and chamber ensembles and has served as Executive Director of Young People's Symphony Orchestra, Concert Coordinator for the Mills College Music Department, Outreach Coordinator for Oakland East Bay Symphony, and Program Manager for Piedmont Choirs. In 2009 she created the Bay Area Youth Orchestra Festival (BAYOF) that has raised over $100,000 for homeless youth and is now presented by San Francisco Symphony.

Rebecca Trujillo has presented both solo and chamber concerts in North and South America, from the Bay Area to Peru. Her studies with Dr. Michael Campbell and mentorship under Roy Bogas and Caroline Fraser have helped shape her career as a pianist and teacher of the Suzuki Method. With a dedication to young musicians, Becky has organized many performances to raise money for scholarship funds & also organized the Holy Names University Suzuki Piano Teacher Training Institute. She believes strongly in sharing the many benefits of celebrating creativity in the community. The Garden Gate Creativity Center in Berkeley, her project with harpist Diana Rowan, provided a space for many musicians and artists in the Bay Area to perform and teach.
Trio de Jardin began in early 2013 as trio in residence at Garden Gate Creativity Center.


Sunday, April 26, 2015

Eli Wallace, solo piano


Eli Wallace is a pianist, improviser, and composer. He draws influences from freely improvised music, 20th century classical music, avant-garde and straight ahead jazz, and the inescapable influence of rock and groove-oriented music. As an improviser his jazz language informs his more exploratory tendencies for unique timbres, harmonies, off kilter rhythms, and spontaneous structures. As a composer, his music takes influence from the great tradition of jazz and 20th century classical music, employing structural or chordal improvisation when appropriate. Often times his music is ethereal but he is not afraid to use driving rhythmic patterns when the situation calls for such appropriation.

For this concert he will be going back and forth between new compositions, older established repertoire, and will weave these pre-conceived ideas together via spontaneous improvisations.

Eli Wallace at the Maybeck
Sunday, April 26, 2015, 3:00pm
Admission: $20 at the door.
Seating is limited. Get your required online reservation here.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

The Grace Note Chamber Players


The Grace Note Chamber Players, founded in 2010, is a flexibly-sized ensemble devoted to presenting programs of rare and beautiful chamber music to Bay Area audiences.

Program:

Variations on a Russian Theme (1899): Artsybushev/Scriabin/Glazunov/Rimsky-Korsakov et al.

String Quartet No. 3 in F, Op. 73 (1946) - Dmitri Shostakovich
Allegretto - Moderato con moto - Allegro non troppo - Adagio - Moderato

String Sextet in E-flat, H. 107 (1912) - Frank Bridge
Allegro moderato
Andante con moto - Allegro -Tempo I
Allegro ben moderato - Tempo moderato

The Grace Note Chamber Players at the Maybeck
Sunday, April 19, 2015, 3:00pm
Suggested donatation: $20 at the door
Seating is limited. Get your required online reservation here.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Violist Daphne Gooch and Friends

Join us for a lovely evening of chamber music with Daphne Gooch, Melinda Moreaux, and Miles Graber. They will perform works of Prokofiev, Brahms, Frank Bridge, and Hindemith.


Daphne Gooch and Friends at the Maybeck
Saturday, April 18, 2015, 7:00pm
Admission: $10 at the door
Seating is limited. Get your required online reservation here.

A native of Santa Rosa, California, violist Daphne Gooch has been playing music since the age of four and participated in the regions orchestras and chamber programs through her youth. In 2010 she started her undergraduate degree at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music with Madeline Prager.While a student, she participated in many masterclasses with artists such as David Kim, Kim Kashkashian, and Helen Callus and also played in the Honors Chamber Music Recital and chosen to represent the Conservatory at Yerba Buena Center on Chamber Music Day with her quartet. Since graduating from the Conservatory, Daphne has been freelancing with orchestras such as the Fresno Philharmonic and the Monterey Symphony, and is a member of the San Francisco Academy Orchestra Program where she studies with Jonathan Vinocour. She is excited to announce her acceptance into the Manhattan School of Music where she will be pursuing an Orchestral Performance degree with Karen Dreyfus.

Vocalist Melinda Moreaux has an MM in Kodàly Music Education,  has studied in Kecskemét , Hungary, and is currently a student of Susie Rode Morris. Melinda teaches voice and piano in her studio in Penngrove and sings  whenever anyone will let her. For more information: melindamoreaux.com