In the past month, there has been a flurry of fall time activity. Diving into rehearsals with pianist, Elizabeth Schumann has been a joy. She is bright and brilliant. Practice is full of laughter and hard work. It’s been a huge gift to work at her Noe Valley Schumann Music Studio. Plans are being made to record there and have a long awaited debut album available at our season finale at Herbst Theatre on April 16, 2019.
Reconnecting with old and new friends through performances at Throckmorton and SF Music Day has been energizing. Our hearts were warmed performing three outreach performances. September 17th we played for the Swindells Center for Adult Day Services, a program caring for participants living with conditions such as Alzheimer’s related dementia, Parkinson’s, and stroke.
October 1st we played for 4th-6th graders at Thomas Edison Charter Academy, a public non-profit K-8 that serves low income students in the San Francisco Mission. We also played for students at De Marillac Academy, a school in the Tenderloin that unites philanthropists with low-income families to break the cycle of poverty through education. Now we are gearing up for our first annual Friendsgiving Benefit for ESF - A Chamber Music Gathering.
Seeing the different ways music moves listeners makes it very rewarding to share the gift, the gift which has given so much to each of us. Thank you for your friendship and support in all its many forms.