7:00 PM19:00

Amaranth Quartet @ fifth street farms

  • 1517 Fifth Street Berkeley, CA, 94710 United States (map)
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Fifth Street Farms is a virtual farmstead in the oldest part of Berkeley, California. The house was originally built in 1899, and rehabilitated in the late 20th century.

Our House Concerts — traditional, acoustic, roots, international, folk music — are presented once or twice a month.

Reservations are necessary to assure you a seat and made by calling (510) 525-9248, or via email at

Doors open at 7:00, music at 7:30. Cost is $20; all proceeds go to the musicians.

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8:00 PM20:00


For this exclusive performance, two-time GRAMMY-winner Gregory Porter sings the timeless songs of his greatest influence, Nat “King” Cole, in fresh arrangements by GRAMMY winner Vince Mendoza, accompanied by the Bay Area’s own Magik*Magik Orchestra under the direction of Mendoza himself.

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5:00 PM17:00

eco ensemble: Foxtrot Delirium

UC Berkeley's adventurous eco ensemble brings the cinematic vision of Ernst Lubitsch to life with the US premiere of Argentine composer Martin Matalon's film score for the director's The Oyster Princess. Lubitsch's 1919 silent comedy of mistaken identities is a saucy satire aimed at the desires and transgressions of the bourgeoisie. Matalon has previously scored silent films by Fritz Lang and Luis Buñuel, and here highlights Lubitsch's fleet dramatic sense and masterful comedic timing, in a score that combines acoustic and electronic sounds. Cal Performances executive and artistic director Matías Tarnopolsky begins the program with an onstage interview of Matalon; following an intermission, the film will be screened to a live performance of the score.

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2:00 PM14:00


Amaranth Quartet returns to this year’s Kronos Festival to highlight Kronos’ commitment to younger generations of string quartets with a performance of select works from Fifty for the Future: The Kronos Learning Repertoire. The program includes music by Trio Da Kali’s Fodé Lassana Diabaté, Rhiannon Giddens, Garth Knox, Nicole Lizée and Aleksandra Vrebalov. Launched in 2015, Kronos’ Fifty for the Future is an education and legacy project that is commissioning – and distributing for free – the first learning library of contemporary repertoire for string quartet. The local quartet embodies the ethos of Kronos’ Fifty for the Future through their commitment to commissioning new music for string quartet and working with grade school students across the US.

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6:30 PM18:30

One Found Sound Gala: Quinquennial Birthday Bash


We turned 5!! Come celebrate our birthday with us! Great food, great drinks, dancing, prizes, and of course great music provided by your favorite unconducted chamber orchestra One Found Sound!

The musicians of OFS have hand picked their favorite music from past seasons including works by Mahler, Beethoven, Françaix, Kodaly, and Dvořák!

You don't want to miss this party!

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7:30 PM19:30

Real Vocal String Quartet: Jazz in the Neighborhood

Real Vocal String Quartet has been performing and recording for the last decade as a singing string quartet/string band. This year the group unveils a new line up and format with two five-string violins, cello and string bass, who are founder Irene Sazer, Sumaia Jackson, Helen Newbyand Sam Shuhan respectively. The group writes and sings original compositions inspired by a multitude of genres, mixing fiddle tunes, jazz tunes, classical lyricism, pop rhythms and world styles. The evening will feature a sneak preview of pieces created under the auspices of their Gerbode Special Award in the Arts grant, including eight new pieces that are collaborations with artists from eight of San Francisco’s sister cities.

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11:00 AM11:00

Amaranth Quartet @ 48 Pillars

Arc Gallery will be hosting the Amaranth Quartet in an intimate concert in conjunction with our "48 Pillars" exhibition. A light brunch will be served with breakfast empanadas, coffee and tea. Advance ticket purchase guarantees you a seat in the gallery. 


-Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 2 in A minor
-Garth Knox: Satellites
-Aleksandra Vrebalov: My Desert, My Rose


$25 - Adults

$10 - Under 18

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6:00 PM18:00

Shadows in Stereo | Christine Marie

'Shadows in Stereo' is an analog, 3-D stereo imaging experience. Artist Christine Marie uses handmade lights, simple objects, and wire sculpture to cast 30-foot shadows onto walls, ceilings, and floors which spring to life when viewed through 3-D anaglyph glasses. Visitors are invited to wander about the space, their own shadows becoming part of the experience.

Marie will create performances inspired by found 3-D film footage including scenes from James Cameron’s 'Avatar' and 1980s NASA VR simulations. 'Shadows in Stereo' questions what role analog techniques play amid digital technology and modern storytelling, creating an alternative visual space of discovery and exploration.

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7:00 PM19:00

POP UP Chamber Concert

POP UP Chamber Concert

The members of OFS present a *one night only* POP UP chamber concert party at a new secret location in the Mission in SF!
*exact location will be emailed to ticket holders the night before the event*

Friday, March 2, 2018

Party starts at 7:00 PM
Music at 7:30 PM

Featuring wind and string selections from  Felix Mendelssohn, Gyorgy Ligeti, and Jean Francaix


Agape is an intentional living community in an old historic Victorian in the mission district of SF. They're big on “leave no trace” and “shoes off”, and they have two cats that will enjoy the show alongside MEW!

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8:00 PM20:00

Mills Music Now: Ashley Fure

The Mills College Music Department and the Center for Contemporary Music present

Jean Macduff Vaux Composer-in-Residence

Saturday, February 10, 2018 8:00 pm
Littlefield Concert Hall

Ashley Fure is a composer of acoustic and electroacoustic concert music as well as intermedia art. Her work explores the kinetic source of sound, bringing focus to the muscular act of music making and the vital behaviors of raw acoustic matter. 

Performers are Amaranth Quartet, cellist Crystal Pascucci, and percussionist William Winant.


Wire & Wool
For solo cello and live electronics (2009)
Crystal Pascucci: cello

Shiver Lung 2
For percussion and electronics (2017)
William Winant: percussion

For augmented string quartet (2017)
Amaranth Quartet
Emily Botel: violin, Abigail Shiman: violin, Julie Michael: viola, Helen Newby: cello

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($15 general, $10 seniors/students/Mills alums)

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7:30 PM19:30

The Music of Rushmore: A Live Performance of the Soundtrack

Join an all-star group of musicians under the direction of Marc Capelle as they pay tribute to the soundtrack to Rushmore and recreate the music live. Featuring Peter Asher (Peter & Gordon), Tom Ayres (Persephone's Bees), Allyson Baker (Dirty Ghosts), Andy Cabic (Vetiver), Marc Capelle (Marc and the Casuals), Ralph Carney (Tom Waits), Toby Dammit (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds), Bart Davenport, Karina Denike (Dance Hall Crashers), Tom Griesser, Devin Hoff (The Nels Cline Singers), Yuka C. Honda (Cibo Matto), Amber Lamprecht, Jon Langford (The Mekons), Roy Loney & Cyril Jordan of The Flamin' Groovies, Dina Maccabee, Helen Newby, Thao Nguyen (Thao & The Get Down Stay Down), John Roderick (The Long Winters), Todd Roper (Cake), Alisa Rose, Irene Sazer, Laura Weinbach (Foxtails Brigade) and more. 

$42 advance, $47 doors

Co-Presented by Noise Pop

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8:00 PM20:00

Composers, Inc.: Remember November

Peter Knell
Intimate Voices for string quartet
Suzanne and Lee Ettelson Composer’s Award 2017

Frank La Rocca
Precipice for string quartet

Ursula Kwong-Brown
Reflections on Rothko for viola and electronics

Arthur Kreiger
Companion Stars for soprano saxophone and electronics

P.Q. Phan
Rough Trax for oboe and alto saxophone

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8:00 PM20:00


Permutations brings strings to C4NM for it’s latest iteration. NYC’s violin/viola duo andPlay and violin/viola/cello trio Chartreuse team up to bring recently commissioned works from living composers.

Tickets: $15 General, $10 Members
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Tickets also available at the door

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4:00 PM16:00

SFCMP in Concert

SFCMP’s season-opener concert will juxtapose three looks at musical color, three sonic landscapes, and three provocative composers. The concert will feature the west coast premiere of a new work by Philippe Leroux, as well as a world premiere by California composer Nicole Mitchell, whose work celebrates African-American culture while reaching across genres, and “Schnee” by Danish composer Hans Abrahamsen, a work esteemed as one of the first classics of 21st-century music.


Philippe LEROUX
Postlude à l’Épais (2016) 9’ (West Coast Premiere)
Tod Brody, flute; Peter Josheff, clarinet; Kate Campbell, piano; Hrabba Atladottir, violin; Stephen Harrison, cello

Procession Time (2017) 15’ (World Premiere)
Tod Brody, alto flute; Jeff Anderle, bass clarinet; Kate Campbell, piano; Stephen Harrison, cello

Hans ABRAHAMSEN Schnee (2008)  57’
Tod Brody, piccolo/alto flute; Kyle Bruckmann, English horn; Bill Kalinkos, eb/bass clarinets; Christopher Froh, percussion; Kate Campbell, piano 1; Allegra Chapman, piano 2; Hrabba Atladottir, violin; Meena Bhasin, viola; Helen Newby, cello

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8:00 PM20:00

The Voice and the Machine

The Voice and The Machine (an Amy Foote production alongside Melinda Becker, David Katz, Sidney Chen, and Helen Newby) is a program that illuminates our subconscious relationship with technology and gives a sense of the magic it performs on us. The program moves from unadorned and unaccompanied voices, to different combinations of SATB voices, cello, live electronics and a newly invented instrument, the “Jellyphone”, which is a midi controller fashioned after a 1970s electronic memory game (Simon) with the plastic colored touch-pads replaced with flavored gelatin. The program includes a world premier by Dennis Aman, in addition to pieces by Aaron Gervais, Isaac Schankler and Laura Steenberge.

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