Friday, March 17, 2017

March 19 - Notes for Nourishment Concert - 3pm at St. Joseph Basilica, Alameda, CA

It is March, Notes for Nourishment Time!
Come join us for some wonderful chamber music 🎶

We have made three postings to give you the chance to meet the performers who will be presenting this weekend's concert. Scroll down through the postings to find out more! :)


Meet the Performers

The Pianist: Donna Stoering

Donna Stoering is a world-renowned pianist and the founder/artistic director of LISTEN FOR LIFE.  She will perform for us on  Sunday, March 19th at 3pm at St. Joseph Basilica, 1109 Chestnut, Alameda.
Donna Stoering, Founder & Artistic Director
Internationally-renowned social entrepreneur, keynote speaker, Marshall Scholar, and Artistic Ambassador for both the UK and the USA; award-winning recording artist, concert performer, television host, presenter/producer, author and educator; Artist in Residence at Oxford (St Edmund Hall); has been the subject of one-hour interview specials on BBC, NPR, PBS affiliates and the national networks of Eastern Europe, South America and Asia. Received 2013 Woman of Legacy award from Powerful Women International for the founding/impact of Listen for Life worldwide.

Join us to see Donna Stoering perform along with cellist Amy Leung and violinist Tom Stone on Sunday, March 19th.

March 19 - “The Carpenter’s Trio” - St. Joseph Basilica, Alameda, CA - 3pm


Meet the Performers

The Violinist: Tom Stone
We are very fortunate to have Tom Stone, an internationally successful violinist, perform for us on  Sunday, March 19th at 3pm at St. Joseph Basilica, 1109 Chestnut, Alameda.
Tom Stone was born in Chicago where he studied music with Hilel Kagan.  At age 16 he attended Tanglewood where he coached with Eugene Lehner of the Kolisch Quartet and played in an orchestra under the direction of Leonard Bernstein. After this experience his focus on music became increasingly intense. Mr. Stone went on to pursue musical studies at the Eastman School of Music and the Cleveland Institute of Music.  His major teachers have included Donald Weilerstein, Zvi Zeitlin, Gyorgy Sebok, and Bonnie Hampton.  Mr. Stone has also performed in masterclasses for Issac Stern and members of the Amadeus, Emerson, Juilliard Quartets and LaSalle Quartets. He has performed with many distinguished artists including Awadagin Pratt, Leon Fleisher, Zuill Bailey, Jon Nakamatsu, Ian Hobson, and Donald Weilerstein. During his 20 years as a founding member of the Cypress String Quartet, Mr. Stone performed in major musical venues all over the world including the Kennedy Center, Library of Congress and the Ravinia Festival.  He also commissioned and premiered works by George Tsontakis, Jennifer Higdon, Benjamin Lees, Philippe Hersant and Elena Ruehr. Mr. Stone has served as artistic director of the Centrum Chamber Music Festival and has worked closely with educational and arts organizations throughout the country to conceptualize and implement some of the nation’s most innovative educational programs. He has also served as treasurer of the San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music, board member of Chamber Music America, and panelist for the San Francisco Arts Commission. Mr. Stone plays on a violin made in Cremona, Italy by Carlos Bergonzi in 1734.

To see Tom Stone perform along with cellist Amy Leung and pianist/host Donna Stoering, join us on Sunday, March 19th.

March 19 - Notes for Nourishment Alameda - Meet The Performers - Cellist, Amy Leung

“The Carpenter’s Trio” - March 19 - 3pm - St. Joseph Basilica, Alameda, CA.

Meet the Performers:
The Cellist: Amy Leung
Amy Leung is one of the three incredibly talented individuals who will be performing for us on Sunday, March 19th at 3pm at St. Joseph Basilica, 1109 Chestnut, Alameda.
Cellist Amy Leung has performed chamber music throughout the US and in Europe, Israel, Hong Kong, China, Australia and Guatemala, and has appeared in concert with the Emerson and Guarneri Quartets, the Kennedy Center Theatre Chamber Players, Washington Bach Consort and Washington Musica Viva.  She was winner of the Kranichsteiner Interpretation Prize at the International Music Institute, Darmstadt.  She was Associate Clinical Professor at the George Washington University and has taught at the University of Virginia and the University of Utah.  She has given master classes and lecture/demonstrations at the Beijing Central Conservatory, Georgetown University, Hong Kong University, Hong Kong Urban Council, ASTA/ESTA International Workshops in Graz and the Duke Ellington School for the Arts (Washington, DC).  A graduate of the New England Conservatory, she earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree as a Guarneri Fellow at the University of Maryland.  Born in San Francisco, Amy moved back to the Bay Area in 2010 to raise a family.  During the summer she performs as a member of the Grand Teton Music Festival in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Join us on Sunday, March 19th to see her perform along with violinist Tom Stone and pianist/host Donna Stoering.

March 19th - Concert Reminder - St. Joseph's Basilica, Alameda - 3pm!

MARCH 19 @ 3pm "The Carpenter's Trio" - ​honoring the "Name day" saint of our host venue (Basilica of St Joseph), come hear the dynamic sounds of wood-crafted instruments in the hands of internationally renowned masters, Tom Stone, violin and Amy Leung, cello, with NFN host Donna Stoering, piano.
Beneficiaries: SJBalameda.org and their projects in the community, and Alternatives in Action (a non-profit alternative high ​school where students learn, among other skills, to do creative trades and crafts with wood and other materials).

We hope to see you soon!

Friday, February 24, 2017

February Notes for Nourishment Concert - It's Time!

Hello All,

We are very excited for our special Chinese New Year concert this weekend. Please join us for this creative collaboration!
Sunday, February 26th - 3pm - Basilica of St. Joseph - Alameda, CA


Friday, January 13, 2017

Start the New Year with Music!

A​s 2017 begins, we especially want to REMIND all of you about our Notes for Nourishment monthly concerts, which we​ launched in April 2016 ​in the California Bay Area​. ​Internationally-renowned artists, performing FREE one-hour concerts to nourish their audience, while collecting donations for non-profit organizations that nourish the hungry, homeless, or hurting in the community​ ​ .

​W​e've already featured top musicians from Europe, Asia, the Middle East and North/South America​, and ​conclud​ed​ the 2016 concerts with a very special ​recital of holiday music given by the beloved opera star Frederica von Stade​, which raised funds for high school scholarships for disadvantaged youth throughout the Bay Area.

And now the 2017 season of monthly concerts begins! Here is what you need to know:
  • All concerts take place in the warm ambiance and gorgeous acoustics of the Basilica of St. Joseph in Alameda, CA: 1109 Chestnut St, Alameda, CA 94501
  • Concerts happen one Sunday a month, and in 2017, all concerts will begin at 3pm. This is a change from last year!
Here's the schedule for the first three months of 2017, and do SAVE the DATES so you won't miss out on some unique opportunities to help your community and hear unforgettable musicians!

JANUARY 22nd @ 3pm - International Artists' Mosaic: Individual performances from five young,​ female​, award-winning artists from Turkey, Asia, Iran, and America​: Isabelle Brown-Lyden, cello, Sarah Tuan, piano, Garyan Wong, guzheng, Lila Powell, voice, and Leyla Kabuli, piano.
Beneficiary: ​These young women are donating their performances to raise funds for SAVE.org (providing girls/women safe havens from domestic violence or abuse).


FEBRUARY 26 @ 3pm - Lunar New Year Celebration - with Winnie Wong, guzheng, Alan Yip, erhu, and the China's Spirit Music Ensemble & special guests!
Beneficiaries: AADP.org (carrying on the life-saving work of finding bone marrow matches and donors in multi-ethnic communities​) and AIWA.org (​providing a range of services for at-risk Asian immigrants.

MARCH 19 @ 3pm "The Carpenter's Trio" - ​honoring the "Name day" saint of our host venue (Basilica of St Joseph), come hear the dynamic sounds of wood-crafted instruments in the hands of internationally renowned masters, Tom Stone, violin and Amy Leung, cello, with NFN host Donna Stoering, piano.
Beneficiaries: SJBalameda.org and their projects in the community, and Alternatives in Action (a non-profit alternative high ​school where students learn, among other skills, to do creative trades and crafts with wood and other materials).

We hope to see you soon!

For more information, please call: 510 540 8136

NEW YEAR - NEW CONCERTS!


Hi All, 


We apologize for the long pause in postings and we hope your new year has begun well!

We are excited to let you know about our upcoming concerts. We will be making a few posts in the coming days, so please be sure to check back in.

Please join us for our first concert of the year on Sunday, January 22nd at 3pm. Please note that all our concerts this year will be happening at 3pm instead of 2!

Here is information on our first three concerts of the year:

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