You Are Invited to Our Monthly Concert/Party/Jam!:)­

*Note: This event is completely FREE as in NO event fee. So any member can sign up, BUT I will be checking attendance! Please be advised.

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Hi there,

I'd like to welcome all of you (esp. newbies to the meetup!) to our monthly all-in-one event, and it's FREE of cost. Please come on out and meet us. It's ordinary people's concert, but we do our best to perform variety & to offer musical sharing experience. The concert is followed by potluck/jam at our beloved friend's home in Berkeley at 6p. And yes, you are all invited to it as well. Read full details below while browsing through our event pic's (from top down: concert; potluck; jam; jam++;ping pong!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*ABOUT THIS EVENT:
The concert will take place @ Redwood Gardens rain or shine while the potluck and jam will take place at a member's home near the concert venue. Please be on time. Come through the main entrance by pressing "#001" to call into the office to get in. Thanks. 

*WHERE:
Concert @4: Redwood Gardens (Address: 2951 Derby St, Berkeley).

Potluck dinner/musical jam (+ ping pong) after the concert: check you email as the date gets closer for the exact address & potluck assignment.

*WHEN: Every 4th Saturday @ 4p unless notified any change; followed by potluck/jam @6p

*PROGRAM:
The concert will begin @4 at Redwood Gardens. The program consists of mostly classical music featuring  various solo or ensemble vocal/instrumental performances (good mix of both pro & amateur musicians!). Concert generally goes 1-1.5 hours w/o intermission. Afterward, good time continues with potluck and jam session at our good old friend's home until we all get tired out, right?:)

ABOUT US (the performers):
East Bay Musical Chairs a.k.a EBMC is our name. You can find more information at our website http://east-bay-musical-chairs.blogspot.com/. Send us an email if you're interested in joining!

That's all for now. Hope to see you @ the concert/party & let's have a blast!!:)

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Voila, here's the driving direction to the venue:                                                          1) Get off on Claremont Ave exit off of Hwy24 twd Walnut Creek
2) Left at the exit
3) Drive all the way up until you see Claremont hotel right near you (crossing w/ Ashby Ave)
4) Right after you pass Ashby, veer to the left
5) Go until the dead end of the street. The bldg ahead of you at the dead end is the venue.
6) Park on street (2hr limit), and walk down on the street called Derby from that dead end. You will see a green roof with 2951 written. That's the entrance to the venue.
*We'll have the door to the community room open until 4. If you come late, dial #001 using intercom outside. Thanks! Hope this helps!:)

Here's the transit route:
1) Bart to Rockridge stn
2) Take AC Transit Bus 49B (*WARNING: Be sure to ask bus driver if it is heading Derby St immediately before you get on!) 
3) Voila, you're there right in front of Redwood Gardens - Look for green awnings w/ its street # 2951) It will take less than 10 min. of bus ride from bart stn. However, Bus 49B comes every 40 min: You should time yourself to catch either 2:59p or 3:39p departure. Hope it helped!:)

 

 

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  • Cecily

    I'm still hearing the music people played & sang in my head. Thanks, everyone.

    1 · August 27, 2013

  • Bill J.

    These concerts are really great. Especially the informal classical jam and potluck afterwards. Gives us a chance to connect.

    August 25, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sounds like my cup of tea...

      August 25, 2013

  • crisolivia

    Awesome performances from everyone especially Kevin! Erika does a great job organizing this group.

    August 24, 2013

  • Emily

    It was a really nice concert. Thanks to all the players and planners! I came late, so I didn't hear everyone, but I especially enjoyed Hayden's singing of Der Kuss and Adelaide and Kevin's Beethoven sonata (op. 13 no. 8). I had intended to go to the potluck after, but something came up. Hopefully another time!

    August 24, 2013

  • Lawrence

    Boy was Traffic HORRENDOUS Next time I will do better thru the Caldecott driving an ambulance.! Now lets start talking about parking! Oey!

    August 24, 2013

  • elisabeth j.

    Those taking public transportation, the 49 bus leave from shattuck @ downtown bart station, takes 16 minutes to get to Derby/Claremont blvd. Alt bus routes 51 B or 1 eta are 20-23 min

    1 · August 23, 2013

    • Lynn W.

      Thanks!

      August 23, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      This is helpful. Thanks...

      August 24, 2013

  • erika

    Here's the simplest transit route to take: Bart to Rockridge stn --> Take AC Transit Bus 49B (*WARNING: Be sure to ask bus driver if it is heading Derby St immediately before you get on!) --> Voila, you're
    there right in front of Redwood Gardens - Look for green awnings w/ its street # 2951) It will take less than 10 min. of bus ride from bart stn. However, Bus 49B comes every 40 min: You should time yourself to catch either 2:59p or 3:39p departure. Hope it helped!:)

    August 23, 2013

  • erika

    Hey Folks, Really you don't need to worry about what to do ONCE you get to the concert venue. We've got a ton of drivers who can drive you to potluck/jam location from there. So, NO worry!:)

    August 23, 2013

  • Andrew C.

    Is there anyone in this group from S.F. who's going to this monthly event who I can catch a ride with? I can meet you just about anywhere in or around S.F. for the ride there. Thanks.

    August 23, 2013

    • Andrew C.

      Also, I can pitch in a few $$ for gas.

      August 23, 2013

  • Lynn W.

    Hi! Just wondering what the most direct route to the concert is from SF via public transportation? BART?

    1 · August 23, 2013

    • Lily H.

      I give rides to some of the members and have room for two more in my van between the concert and potluck.

      1 · August 23, 2013

    • Andrew C.

      Hi Lily, I'd definitely like a ride from the concert to the potluck location tomorrow. Thanks.

      August 23, 2013

  • erika

    Hi All, Concert program this time will last over an hour for sure. So many of you want to participate due to such a popular theme, why not?:0 So be excited!! Also, it is our 3rd anniversary at the venue, and yup, time to celebrate. There will be a reception following the concert at the venue. Then we'll head out for our standard potluck/jam after the reception. Please join us for all if at all possible. More the merrier!!:)

    August 22, 2013

  • erika

    For those of you signing up last min, and didn't get my email, NO worry, just come to the venue for the concert (w/ your potluck dish if you're joining potluck/jam afterward). Then we'll figure things out from there. Sounds coolio?:0

    August 22, 2013

  • erika

    Please be on time. We'll begin at exactly at 4.

    August 22, 2013

  • erika

    I will email you details about the event shortly. Please stay tuned!:)

    August 22, 2013

  • elisabeth j.

    Hello! My name is Elisabeth and am a violinist who just moved to Oakland from Chicago looking for people to play and enjoy music with. So glad to find you all here, sounds fun!

    August 22, 2013

  • Bill J.

    Looking forward to this one, too!

    August 18, 2013

  • Jean

    Hi Erika, thanks for your invitation. I will try to make it next time.

    August 12, 2013

  • David G.

    I just found out that I won't be returning from out of town until Saturday afternoon, so I won't be able to make it, after all.

    August 8, 2013

  • erika

    FYI, concert this time will be all (mostly!) dressed up in 3 Gorillas of pre-Romantic era, namely Bach, Mozart & Beethoven. So be excited!:) Yes, I just made correction, haha!:0

    August 5, 2013

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