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 (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: (carrying on the life-saving work of finding bone marrow matches and donors in multi-ethnic communities​) and (​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: 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

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