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  • Paper Wings — May 25, Meraki Quartet — June 2

    Meraki Quartet–Sunday, June 2

    The Meraki Quartet formed right here in Berkeley in 2016 through the Crowden Music Center’s Youth Chamber Music Program.  The members of the quartet are now in high school, but don’t let their youth throw you off. This group of talented young women–violinists Sofia Matthews and Jun Yong Liu, violist Anna Renton and cellist Isabelle Nichols–is already well on its way.  In 2017, the quartet was awarded the Jane Galante Prize at the Yehudi Menuhin Chamber Music Seminar. They’ve appeared on NPR’s From the Top with Christopher O’Riley, performed in San Francisco with the Alexander String Quartet, opened for the St. Lawrence String Quartet, and earlier this month the quartet was awarded the Bronze Medal at the prestigious Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition.

    You can check out their From the Top performance and interview here.

    At Fifth Street they’ll play:

    Mozart – String Quartet K. 575
    Debussy – String Quartet in G, Op. 10
    Price – “Felipe” for String Quartet

    Join us for this opportunity to see an amazing local quartet with a bright future. You’ll be able to say you knew them when…

    See the RESERVATIONS page to reserve seats

    Paper Wings–Saturday, May 25

    Paper Wings is the bright, old-fashioned acoustic duo of Emily Mann and Wilhelmina Frankzerda. These two young artists have been deeply immersed in the West Coast music scene for most of their lives. They create music based on their shared love of tradition, timeless sounds, and the compelling need for both classic and original music. The duo features wonderful vocal harmonies over a rotating toolbox of fiddles, guitar, and banjo. Between the two of them they have worked with Aoife O’Donovan, Darol Anger, Sean Watkins, Darrell Scott, Laurie Lewis, Tim O’Brien, Mike Marshall, Kai Welch, John Reischman, and Rushad Eggleston. This is the big time. “Clementine,” their second album, comes out this month, and we’re excited to help them spread the good news. Their music is refined, agile, rough and ready, innovative and timeless. Don’t miss this show.

    This show is sold out but you can add yourself to the waiting list on the RESERVATIONS page


    UPCOMING SHOWS:

    Kora Feder–Friday, June 7
    Songwriter’s Circle: Nash/Griffith/Landon–Saturday, July 20
    Mads Tolling–Saturday, August 3

    See the RESERVATIONS page to reserve seats