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
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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.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Andrea Segar - Decade Project (Part 2): Music for Violin and Piano, 1910-1919


The decade of 1910-1919 in classical music features a fascinating intersection of compositional styles, ranging from the romantic to the impressionistic to the avant-garde.  Violinist Andrea Segar and pianist Miles Graber explore the richly varied repertoire written for violin and piano during this decade in a series of two concerts taking place on October 3rd and November 7th.

Program: Decade Project (Part 2) 
Respighi: Sonata for Violin and Piano
Webern: Four Pieces for Violin and Piano, Op. 7
Debussy: Sonata for Violin and Piano
Janacek: Sonata for Violin and Piano


Andrea Segar: Decade Project (Part 2) at the Maybeck
Saturday, November 7, 2015, 3:00pm
This concert is $2at the door.

Seating is limited. Get your required online reservation here.

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.


Sunday, October 18, 2015

MusicAEterna: CONCERT for PEACE


MusicAEterna performs “CONCERT for PEACE” with guest artist Tom Rose, clarinet. Casal’s lovely anthem for peace, “Song of the Birds”, is followed by Messiaen’s extraordinary “Quartet for the End of Time”. Composed and first performed by Messiaen during WWII while he was a prisoner of war, this masterpiece lyrically explores themes of darkness, light and transformation.

MusicAEterna at the Maybeck
Sunday, October 18, 2015, 3:00pm
This concert is $20/$10 Students/Seniors (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.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Andrea Segar - Decade Project (Part 1): Music for Violin and Piano, 1910-1919


The decade of 1910-1919 in classical music features a fascinating intersection of compositional styles, ranging from the romantic to the impressionistic to the avant-garde.  Violinist Andrea Segar and pianist Miles Graber explore the richly varied repertoire written for violin and piano during this decade in a series of two concerts taking place on October 3rd and November 7th.


Program: Decade Project (Part 1) 
Sibelius: Five Pieces for Violin and Piano, Op. 81
Satie: Choses Vues a Droite et a Gauche (Sans Lunettes)
Szymanowski: La Fontaine d’Arethuse
Ives: Sonata #4 for Violin and Piano
Elgar: Sonata for Violin and Piano, op. 82


Andrea Segar: Decade Project (Part 1) at the Maybeck
Saturday, October 3, 2015, 3:00pm
This concert is $25 at the door.

Seating is limited. Get your required online reservation here.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Richard Sears Trio - "Skyline" 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 $20 | $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 20, 2015

Madeline Eastman + Randy Porter Duo Unplugged

Madeline Eastman and Randy Porter’s long-time musical collaboration produced a critically acclaimed CD last year entitled “A Quiet Thing”.  It also landed Madeline on Downbeat Magazine’s Annual Critics Poll for the fourth time! They will "unplug" for their duo performance at Maybeck...no amps, no chords, no microphones!

They’ll be putting their freewheeling spin on songs by Steven Sondheim, Chick Corea, Burt Bacharach, Randy Newman, The Beach Boys and, of course, the Great American Songbook!
“A simple melody is a beautiful thing in the hands of artists such as Eastman and Porter” 
–Critical Jazz
“...when two artists individually reach the summit....the result is  simply other-worldly." 
–All About Jazz

Madeline Eastman + Randy Porter at the Maybeck 
Sunday, September 20, 2015, 3:00pm
This concert is $25 at the door.

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.


Thursday, August 20, 2015

The Telegraph Quartet: Tour of Italy Preview


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


Performance Program:
Franz Josef Haydn
String Quartet in C Major, Op. 20, No. 2

George Rochberg
String Quartet No. 3 (1972)

The Telegraph Quartet at the Maybeck
Thursday, August 20, 2015, 7:00pm
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.