Sunday, February 9, 2014

Berkeley Symphony Benefit Recital Featuring Franklyn D’Antonio


Join us at the historic Maybeck Studio for the Performing Arts for a very special benefit recital featuring Berkeley Symphony concertmaster Franklyn D’Antonio! 

This exclusive recital and reception seats just 40 patrons.  Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis at $150 per person.  All proceeds benefit Berkeley Symphony concerts, new music commissions, premieres, and Music in the Schools programs.

Sunday, February 9, 2014, 7 to 9 p.m.
At the Maybeck Studio for the Performing Arts
Home of Ann & Jack Eastman
1537 Euclid Avenue, Berkeley
Refreshments following

$150 per person
            A Benefit for Berkeley Symphony

Franklyn D’Antonio, violin
Alex Camphouse, horn
Miles Graber, piano

Johannes Brahms: Horn Trio
Richard Strauss: Violin Sonata
Johann Sebastian Bach: Chaconne
Esa-Pekka Salonen: Lachen Verlernt (Laughing Unlearned)
…plus unaccompanied solo violin works

Tickets are available while they last by contacting Steve Gallion at Berkeley Symphony: SGallion@BerkeleySymphony.org or 510.841.2800 x305.
Additional information:
Franklyn D’Antonio, Berkeley Symphony’s Concertmaster, offers us a unique collection of chamber music featuring Brahms’ Horn Trio, Richard Strauss' Violin Sonata and two unaccompanied violin solo works, the monumental Chaconne by Johann Sebastian Bach and Esa-Pekka Salonen's frenzied, mini-drama Lachen Verlernt (Laughing Unlearned). Performing with Franklyn this year will be Alex Camphouse, Berkeley Symphony’s new principal horn, and Miles Graber, a Juilliard-trained piano soloist. This intimate chamber music concert will be held at the home of Ann and Jack Eastman, in the marvelous Maybeck Studio for the Performing Arts.  It is part of Bernard Maybeck’s 1914 Kennedy-Nixon house, originally commissioned by Joseph R. Nixon as a live-in studio for his daughter Milda’s piano teacher, Alma Schmidt Kennedy. When Maybeck rebuilt the studio after the 1923 Berkeley hills fire, he added the uphill home on Buena Vista, connected to the studio by a bridge, where Milda Nixon lived into her nineties. Performances have been held in this beautiful and acoustically glorious space for nearly 100 years.

Thank you for supporting Berkeley Symphony.