What we're about

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!

Sincerely,
Erika, Organizer

Upcoming events (5)

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

Redwood Gardens

*Note: This event is completely FREE - there is NO event fee. So any member can sign up, BUT I will be checking attendance! Please be advised. ---------------------------------------------------------------- Hi there, I'd like to welcome all of you (especially newbies to this meetup group!) to our monthly all-in-one event, and it's FREE of cost. Please come on out and meet us. It starts with a concert, followed by a potluck/jam session at our beloved friend's home in the East Bay. And yes, you are all invited to it as well. Read the details below while browsing through our event pics (from top down: concert; potluck; jam; jam++;) *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 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. 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!!:) ------------------------------------------------------------ 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!:)

Classical Eve @ Cafe Trieste - 2nd Tuesdays!!:)

Cafe Trieste

Hi there all Classical Music Lovers, *FYI: This event is for casual drop-in and informational. So it is NOT meant to be a real coordinated meetup headed by organizer UNLESS he/she announces so. Please look up RSVP list and see who's coming, and introduce each other if you happen to recognize from the list. Also, if members decide to meet, feel free (and we definitely encourage you!) to use our meetup communication tools (i.e. RSVP comment and/or Post a comment section below the posting) to coordinate such meetings. Thanks! Great news to share: Classical Revolution's now playing at East Bay venues including Cafe Trieste, heart of Berkeley region!! Please join us for this live open classical music event from 7 to 9 every 2nd Tuesday eve, and yes you'll have a such a great schmoozing time. PROGRAM: Will be announced on the day right before it begins. Be surprised! *For more info about Classical Revolution: http://classicalrevolution.org/ Above: Some of the photos from earlier days in Mission SF

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

Redwood Gardens

*Note: This event is completely FREE - there is NO event fee. So any member can sign up, BUT I will be checking attendance! Please be advised. ---------------------------------------------------------------- Hi there, I'd like to welcome all of you (especially newbies to this meetup group!) to our monthly all-in-one event, and it's FREE of cost. Please come on out and meet us. It starts with a concert, followed by a potluck/jam session at our beloved friend's home in the East Bay. And yes, you are all invited to it as well. Read the details below while browsing through our event pics (from top down: concert; potluck; jam; jam++;) *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 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. 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!!:) ------------------------------------------------------------ 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!:)

Classical Eve @ Cafe Trieste - 2nd Tuesdays!!:)

Cafe Trieste

Hi there all Classical Music Lovers, *FYI: This event is for casual drop-in and informational. So it is NOT meant to be a real coordinated meetup headed by organizer UNLESS he/she announces so. Please look up RSVP list and see who's coming, and introduce each other if you happen to recognize from the list. Also, if members decide to meet, feel free (and we definitely encourage you!) to use our meetup communication tools (i.e. RSVP comment and/or Post a comment section below the posting) to coordinate such meetings. Thanks! Great news to share: Classical Revolution's now playing at East Bay venues including Cafe Trieste, heart of Berkeley region!! Please join us for this live open classical music event from 7 to 9 every 2nd Tuesday eve, and yes you'll have a such a great schmoozing time. PROGRAM: Will be announced on the day right before it begins. Be surprised! *For more info about Classical Revolution: http://classicalrevolution.org/ Above: Some of the photos from earlier days in Mission SF

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