Here is the schedule for the upcoming California tour by the Lafayette String Quartet, featuring Fox Hollow. The program also includes the Schubert Quartet in A minor, No. 13, Op 29, "Rosamunde"; and the Dvorak String Quintet No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 97, with violist Pamela Freund-Striplen.
Follow the links below for details.
Friday, February 21, 3:00 PM - Open rehearsal, Saint Mary’s College (www.gcplayers.org)
Friday, February 21, 7:30 PM - Lafayette Library, Community Hall, 3491 Mt. Diablo, Blvd., Lafayette. Includes a pre-concert talk by the composer (www.gcplayers.org)
Sunday, February 23, 2:00 PM - Danville Village Theatre, 233 Front Street, Danville (www.gcplayers.org)
Monday, February 24, 3:20 PM - Master class, open to the public. San Domenico School, San Rafael (www.sandomenico.org)
Tuesday, February 25, 8:00 PM - Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant Avenue, Berkeley (www.berkeleychamberperform.org)
Update on 2014-03-02 00:31 by David A. Jaffe
Just finished a whirlwind week with the Lafayette String Quartet. Friday afternoon's open rehearsal was hosted by composer and friend Martin Rokeach, who came with a stack of copies of the score for his students, then joined us for dinner. That night's concert began with a pre-concert lecture, in which I demonstrated the fretless banjo I obtained at Fox Hollow in the early 1970s. The Quartet then gave a top-notch performance of the work. Sunday's performance was equally refined; to a composer, when musicians bring such a sense of dedication and commitment to a work, it is a great gift. Monday's trip to San Domenico School was a highlight of the trip, as the Quartet and I had an opportunity to coach the gifted high school string players in their preparation of a concert of challenging works by women composers. This was followed by an informal performance and discussion of Fox Hollow. A special thanks to Ann Krinitsky and Eugene Chukhlov for hosting this event. Finally, Tuesday's Berkeley performance to a sold-out crowd was a fitting end to the tour. I wish to express my thanks to Gold Coast Chamber Players and Berkeley Chamber Performances.