10am to 11am, 2322 Shattuck
12 noon to 6pm, MLK Jr. Civic Center Park
Barefoot Chamber Concerts ("an enterprise noted for both its quality and informality" - San Francisco Classical Voice) presents really good music in the right acoustic and without the formality of most classical music events.
The June 9 concert features Bay Area icons Shira Kammen (vielle, medieval harp, voice) Letitia Berlin (recorder, doucaine, voice), Phoebe Jevtovic Rosquist (voice, bells), and Paul Thompson (voice), performing music from the 14th century Roman de Fauvel.
The Roman de Fauvel is a satirical French poem comprised of fascinating and immensely varied monophonic and polyphonic music and texts. Written in Paris in 1314, the piece is an allegorical tale of a heinous horse who rises to prominence in the French royal court, and through lyrics and music expresses the self-serving hypocrisy of men, and the excesses of those in power. The poem, though banned at the time for being seditious and heretical, was wildly successful and still copied into the 15th century. The compositions range from gorgeous love songs to edgy polyphony of the Ars Nova.
All in the fabulous wooden acoustic of St. Mark's Parish Hall. There will, of course, be snax.
6pm to 7pm, St Marks Parish Hall 2300 Bancroft Way
Faculty Concert featuring Larry Conger, Steve Eulberg, Deborah Hamouris, Holly Tannen, Dusty Thorburn and The Berkeley Dulcimer Orchestra.
Larry Conger: A graduate of the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss), Larry has been involved with music as a vocation for almost 40 years. He is a popular instructor at dulcimer workshops around the country, and has been a participating artist for the Tennessee Arts Commission's Arts in Education program & the Kentucky Arts Council's Teacher Incentive Program, bringing dulcimer music into the public schools. He won the Southern Regional Mountain Dulcimer Championship in Mountain View, Arkansas, and the prestigious National Mountain Dulcimer Championship in Winfield, Kansas. Larry has authored fifteen dulcimer books and has three recordings to his credit.
Steve Eulberg & Deborah Hamouris are Co-Directors of the Berkeley Dulcimer Orchestra, as well as the Artistic & Executive Directors of the Berkeley Dulcimer Gathering, respectively. Steve travels nationally to perform & teach, and is an active member in the Musician's Union Local #1000. Deborah teaches dulcimer at the Freight & Salvage and directs community singing groups.
Holly Tannen is a well-known folk musician and humorist, offering traditional and original takes on familiar songs, accompanied by dulcimer.
Dusty Thorburn, the founder of River City Dulcimers in Sacramento, is a long-time guitarist and occasional mandolin player who discovered the dulcimer several years ago and has been obsessed ever since.
All will be teaching at the Berkeley Dulcimer Gathering on June 10th at the Freight & Salvage.
Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Advance tickets are available at the link below. Doors open one half hour before show time. We accept cash only at the door (ATMs are nearby).
7:30pm to 9:30pm, Back Room 1984 Bonita Avenue
Broadway Actor, MTV star, American Idol Finalist and Viral YouTube personalityis putting a new "twister" on L. Frank Baum's most classic creation, "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz." With over 20 original songs, Hall brings to life this American Classic like you've never seen it before. This summer, you don't have to go to Oz because it is coming to a city near you. Watch as Todrick and his talented crew tell the tale of Hall's adventures from his small town in Texas, to the big Emerald City lights of "Oz Angeles." How does a Hollywood hopeful succeed in the business while dodging falling houses, wicked witches and the infamous "Poppyrazzi." This show is great for the family with powerful musical numbers, innovative sets, sensational choreography, dazzling costumes and a great social message
$38 at the door.
8pm to 9pm, The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall 2036 University Avenue
$40 adv / $44 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org
8pm to 8:30pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States