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Wednesday concerts are 8-10:30pm.  Doors Open at 7:30
Strings only accepts CASH.  


2018    STRINGS     25th     Season




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Wednesday April 18

8pm

Felsen




One of the best kept secrets of the Bay Area.  Felsen is a contemporary rock group with excellent musicianship, tight harmonies and smart lyrics that keep the listener engaged.  Felsen proves that acoustic rock and roll is alive and well!
Andrew Griffin-guitar/vocals,  Dara Ackerman-percussion/vocals, Joann Demars-cello. Bryan Bixby Dean-bass, Toledo Rob Tucker-percussion, Justin Dobrin-piano









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Wednesday May 2nd

8pm

Noche de Flamenco!
Yaelisa-Dancer
Jason McGuire-guitar

Yaelisa (Artistic Director/ Choreographer) is one of the most gifted Flamenco artists of her generation.  She was surrounded from birth by the rhythms, gestures and vocal laments of the art in its purest form, where her unique improvisational abilities began to flourish.    In 1995, she was one of eleven international choreographers in Spain invited to present her choreography at the prestigious Certámen de Coreografía in Madrid, and the only American choreographer chosen among them.  In 1996, she returned to the U.S. where she continues to develop and train dancers for her company.   She is the recipient of an Emmy Award for Choreography in 1993 and an NEA Choreography Fellowship.  In 2005, Yaelisa & Caminos Flamencos received an Isadora Duncan Dance Award for excellence in the category of “Best Company Performance,” and in 2006 she was chosen as one of ABC-7’s “Profiles in Excellence” Hispanic leadership awardees.


Flamenco guitarist Jason McGuire “El Rubio
” began playing at the age of nine.  Jason has been awarded a California Arts Council Music Fellowship and has been nominated three times for an Isadora Duncan Dance Award.   Jason currently serves as Music Director for both Caminos Flamencos and The New World Flamenco Festival.  Jason released his second album in 2016 with the new progressive flamenco group Terceto Kali, entitled “Terceto Kali,” to rave reviews by music critics nationally and internationally.  The Los Angeles Times recently wrote that “McGuire’s solo managed to be atmospheric and fiendishly complex at the same time.”




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Wednesday May 16th
8pm
String Quake



Performing on traditionally 'classical' instruments, StringQuake, takes their instruments in new directions.  Amelia Romano on electric lever harp, Misha Khalikulov on carbon fiber cello and Josh Mellinger  on percussion play melodic enticing music as they experiment with unusual keys, fiery time signatures, and improvisation to create a sound uniquely their own.



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Wednesday June 6th

8pm

pickPocket Ensemble






We are happy to welcome back this wonderful group.   Inspired by many world musical traditions, the pickPocket ensemble inhabit a country all their own.  Original and fresh,  the pickPocket ensemble create a contemporary chamber café music that moves both body and soul.
Rick Corrigan-accordion, composition, Chloe Allen-violin, Yates Brown-guitar, John Slattery-percussion, Colin Williams-bass.



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Wednesday June 20th

8pm

Tom Rigney & John R. Burr


         
Stellar cajun fiddler Rigney performs with virtuostic pianist John R.  Burr for an evening sure to make you dance in your seats!
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Wednesday September 5th

Free Peoples
We welcome back this extraordinary band.  Fine harmonies, reggae edges with rock elements.  All combine into a joyful sound with impeccable musicianship and excellent songs. Tim Sawyer, Michael DiPirro joined by James Foster, Jason Thor, Jesse Shantor and Nick Hasty create Free Peoples.

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Wednesday October 17th

8pm

Janam











Juliana Graffagna
Dan Auvil
Tom Farris
Gari Hegedus
Shira Kammen
 
Turkish, Romani, Sephardic, American roots and original music performed by some of the Bay Area's most innovative and accomplished musicians.


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