My Funny Valentine
4-5:00 PM, Monday, June 6
2320 Dana Street, Berkeley, CA
Tickets available at the door. Price: $15
A program of crossover music about Love: Medieval, Sephardic, Arabic, klezmer, Renaissance.
View the program here.
Contralto Karen Clark grew up singing country music with her Kentucky family and went on to study opera at Indiana University where she discovered medieval and new music. Karen, a specialist in performing the music of Hildegard of Bingen, lives in Petaluma.
Convinced she was a troubadour in a former life, Ms Feldon loves playing all kinds of music on recorder and flutes. Ms Feldon is a performer, educator, conductor and arranger; she holds a Doctor of Music degree in collegium directing from Indiana University.
A native of San Francisco, Peter Maund is a founding member of Ensemble Alcatraz and Alasdair Fraser’s Skyedance. He is the author of “Percussion” in A Performers Guide to Medieval Music, IUP 2000. Described by the Glasgow Herald as “the most considerate and imaginative of percussionists,” he can be heard on over 60 recordings.
Qanun player Sarah Michael has been playing and studying Middle Eastern music for the last fifteen years, primarily with the great composer and accordion virtuoso Elias Lammam. She has performed with groups including Aswat, Flowers of the Nile, Elias Lammam ensemble, the Mevlevi Mutrib, El Alzifoon, and her own quartet, Zamanna.
Violoncellist Susanna Porte holds a B.Mus. in Cello from Oberlin Conservatory, a B.A. in Russian from Oberlin College, and a Teaching Certificate in Music from Carnegie-Mellon University. She is currently freelancing and pursuing a BA in Jazz Studies at the CJC.
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