Hi there, my name is Erika, the organizer for the group and also the founder. I'd like to tell you a bit about this group. It's very dynamic in that you get to do just about anything that has to do with our classical music theme and friendship (e.g., audienceship, performance and learning). As facilitator of the group I do ask for at least a minimal commitment to the group in order to make it worthwhile for you and your fellow participants. Your active participation is necessary! This group is where it is today because of our active members with the group. Over the past year, I have gotten a lot of positive feedback, which would have been impossible without everyone's enthusiastic participation.
Just briefly to tell you about myself and what I believe in, I've been an event organizer for another classical music meetup in the Bay Area with over 1000 members. It was very enjoyable organizing meetups, and I have met and rejoiced with many followers of classical music. It has been such a humbling experience to find that there are infinite ways to integrate the socializing aspect of Meetup via the classical music theme and create new friendships in the process. In fact I've been so into this that I decided to branch out and create a new meetup focused around this idea.
The goal here is for your life to be happily enriched socially and musically via the experience from this Meetup! So, if this is what you are looking for, come and join regardless of pre-existing musical background level, or past level of interest in classical music. You won't be disappointed!
Last but not least, I adamantly believe that "meetup" is a social medium that fuels human communication with increased efficiency. The internet and other cyber tools are just that, tools to better connect and/or facilitate meetings with one another in person. I hope this group does just that and that you will attend many of our upcoming events. Thanks and I look forward to seeing you in future meetups!