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Redwood Arts Council

Genre: CHAMBER
Director/Leader: Candace Mackey
Phone: (707) 874-1124
Home Venue:
Occidental Center for the Arts
3850 Doris Murphy Court at Graton Rd
Occidental, California  95465
For us, the measure of a concert is how often and how deeply it moves us, both by the magnificence of the music being performed and by the powerful perceptions brought to it by the performers.

The Redwood Arts Council was founded in 1980 by a group of music lovers whose goal was to bring quality entertainment to the Occidental community. The Redwood Arts Council books concerts that rival the quality of chamber music performances in large metropolitan areas.

The term “chamber music” evokes images of classical instruments–a flute, strings, or perhaps a piano. For us, a chamber performance simply means the artist appears in a small setting with close to perfect acoustics. A diversified program of outstanding music is regularly presented.

During the past 35 years the Council has presented more than 300 performances in its chamber music series, featuring such internationally acclaimed artists as Leslie Parnas, Bonnie Hampton, Anner Bylsma, Robert Mann, James Buswell, David Abel, John Gibbons, Nathan Schwartz, Julie Steinberg, Anonymous 4, the Oberlin Piano Trio, the Alexander, Mendelssohn, Stanford, Colorado, Coull, Lark, Australian, Cavani, Parisii and Kronos String Quartets as well as Keith Terry, The Klezmorim, The Cambridge Buskers, The Amherst Saxophone Quartet, The Modern Mandolin Quartet, Richie Cole, Rosalie Sorrels, and Tuck & Patti. Local artists have included members of the Santa Rosa Symphony and of the Occidental Choir, Allaudin Mathieu, Janet Greene, Chaskinakuy, and Patrick Ball.

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 Recent Reviews
RECITAL
DUO WEST OPENS OCCIDENTAL CONCERT SEASON
by Terry McNeill
Sunday, September 09, 2018
Before a full house at the Occidental Performing Arts Center Sept. 9 the cello-piano Duo West, playing from score throughout, presented a recital that on paper looked stimulating and thoughtful.

Beginning with MacDowell’s To A Wild Rose (from Woodland Sketches, Op. 51), the transcription by...

Archived Reviews

Boris Andrionov, cello; Dimitri Illarionov, guitar
Jeffrey LaDeur, piano; Liana Bérubé, violin; Michelle Kwon, cello
Hermitage Piano Trio. Ilya Kazantsev, piano; Sergey Antonov, cello; Misch Keilen, violin
Lysander Piano Trio:
Itamar Zorman, violin; Michael Katz, cello; Liza Stepanova, piano
Daniel Ching and William Fedkenheuer, violin; John Largess, viola; Joshua Gindele, cello
Eric Zivian, piano; Tania Tomkins,cello; Joseph Moile, violin; Pei-Ling Lin, viola
Daniel Chong and David McCarroll, violin;
Jessica Bodner, viola; Kee-Hyun Kim, cello
Borromeo String Quartet
Fischer Duo
Norman Fischer, cello
Jeanne Kiernan, piano
Škampa String Quartet
École Royale: Kathleen Kraft, flute; Kati Kyme, violin; David Wilson, viola; David Morris, cello
Hugo Wolf Quartet
Sebastian Gertler, Violin
Regis Bringolf, Violin
Gertrud Weinmeister,

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CHAMBER
Saturday, October 13, 2018
7:30 PM - Sebastopol
Parker String Quartet. Daniel Chang and Ken Hamao, violin; Jessica Bodner, viola; Kee-HyunKim, cell
Debussy: G Minor Quartet, Op. 10; Wiancko: Strange Beloved Land; Beethoven: String Quartet in E-Flat Major, Op. 74 ("Harp")...
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CHAMBER
Saturday, November 03, 2018
7:30 PM - Occidental
Atos Trio. Annette Von Hehn. violin; Stefan Heinemeyer, cello; Thomas Hope, piano
Rachmaninoff G Minor Trio (No. 1), Op. Post; Arensky: D Minor Trio, Op. 32; Deprik: There Folk Dances, Op. 13b; Shostakovich: Trio No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 67...
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CHAMBER
Saturday, December 08, 2018
7:30 PM - Sebastopol
Miró Quartet. Danile Ching and William Fedkenheuer, violin; John Largress, viola; Joshua Gindele,
Mendelssohn: A Minor Quartet, Op. 13; Janacek: Quartet No. 2 ("Intimate Pages"); Schubert: E-Flat Major Quartet, D. 87...
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CHAMBER
Saturday, January 19, 2019
7:30 PM - Sebastopol
Frisson Ensemble. Jeremia Sergiani Velásquez, violin; Caela Smith, viola; Julian Schwarz, cello; Ji
Mozart: Quartet, K. 370, forbore and strings (finale); J. C. Bach: Quintet; Gershwin: Prelude for clarinet and strings; Frisson: Celtic Suite of traditional Celtic tunes; Cassadó: Suite for Cello (all...
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RECITAL
Sunday, February 10, 2019
4:00 PM - Occidental
Amit Peled, cello; Noreen Cassidy-Polera, piano
Brahms: Cello Sonatas in E Minor (Op. 38) and F Major (Op. 99)...
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CHAMBER
Saturday, April 13, 2019
7:30 PM - Occidental
Castonoan Trio. Derek Tam, piano; Cynthia Black, violin; Frédéric Rosselet, cello; Kathleen Kraft, f
Music of Haydn and TBA...
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