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Wednesday concerts are 8-10:30pm.  Doors Open at 7:30
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           2019    STRINGS     26th     Season

Closed in JANUARY!
Wednesday February 20th  8pm


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

Wednesday March 6th 8pm

The Musical Art Quintet

A Musical Art Quintet composition might meld influences from Africa, Argentina, or Cuba into a globe-hopping, dance-inspiring, gorgeous work.  Classical training and a taste for evocative melodies underpin this sound, but improvisation and lively rhythms make the group's "Nuevo Chamber" music truly its own.  
Sascha Jacobsen (bass),  Jory Fankuchen (violin), Anthony Blea (violin), Charith Premawardhana(viola), Lewis Patzner (cello).
Eminently enjoyable and listenable.

Wednesday March 20th 8pm

Dan Cantrell & Friends

We welcome back Dan Cantrell who created one of the most exciting shows at Strings in 2018.  Influenced by the traditions of Eastern Europe, early American Jazz, early film scores and modern alternative rock Dan Cantrell  plays piano, accordion, musical saw, Hammond organ, harpsichord and pump organ.   Dan is a founding member of Xenology: a licensing library featuring a unique blend of world music shaped by modern modalities and electronics. 
Joined by Diana Strong-accordion, keyboards, Lila Sklar-violin, Jason Ditzian-clarinet & saxophone and Sean Tergis-percussion.
Dancers Elizabeth Strong and Nataly Nayun. 


Wednesday April 3rd 8pm

Madelina y Los Carpinteros

Madelina Zayas- vocals, cajón, güiro, Venezuelan maracas, bombo
Fernando Feña Torres-guitar, tiple, Venezuelan cuatro, charango, zampoña, percussion
Denis Schmidt- guitar, charango, tiple, zampoña, bongos, drumset, effects  
Craig Thomas-cuatro, string bass
Plus special guests!
Back by popular demand!  An evening inspired by the socially committed Nueva Canciòn and Nueva Trova folk music ofd Cuba and Latin America.  The group performs traditional, originals with well-crafted harmonies and layered acoustic instrumentation to present fresh interpretations of Latin American folk music from Chile, Argentina, the Andes Region, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Cuba and the U.S.  

WednesdayApril 17th 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!


Wednesday May 1st 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.

Wednesday     May 15th     8pm

Ira Marlowe/Jhene Canody/Rachel Efron

Three terrific performing  Bay Area songwriters share an evening.  
Heartfelt lyrics, excellent guitar playing.  Joyful, thoughtful and entertaining!  Come be amazed at the talent in our community.



Wednesday June 19th     8pm

Jesse Kincaid Band

Jesse Lee Kincaid began playing music at age 11 when his uncle, 12 string guitar player and folk legend Fred Gerlach, gave him his first guitar. At age 19 Kincaid drove his 1953 Pontiac on Route 66 from Hollywood to New York City to be a folksinger, going on to Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he formed a folk music duo with Taj Mahal.
Jesse Lee Kincaid’s solo album “Brief Moments Full Measure”, released in 2014, contains a baker’s dozen songs written by Kincaid that range from the folky, funky “Little Rain” to “Black Crow,” a country blues  to a touchingly sentimental “My Family.”  Don Henley, of The Eagles, has recorded Kincaid’s song, “She Sang Hymns Out Of Tune” for his album release, “Cass County.”In 2014, Kincaid’s memoir “Ibiza Chronicles” was published, documenting his times in the 1970s in Europe’s hip capitol on the Spanish Mediterranean island of Ibiza, performing in a rock and roll band and traveling to the ancient East on the road to India.
Wednesday     August 7th 8pm

Maurice Tani & Mike Anderson

One of the best country performing songwriters today Tani writes
both lyrically deep and musically engaging.  Joined here by Mike Anderson on bass.  Great entertainment!


Wednesday August 21st 8pm

Cosa Nostra

Shaina Evonivk-violin
Keith Lawrence-viola
Lewis Patzner-cello
Adam Theis-trombone/bass
Trance Thompson-viola

Classically trained Cosa Nostra Strings play new versions of classical masterpieces as well as originals creating a musical world all their own.  
Wednesday     September 18th 8pm
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.

Wednesday     October 16th 8pm
Melissa Cruz Flamenco
Melissa Cruz-Flamenco Dancer
Itamar Shapira-Flamenco Guitarist

Flamenco dancer Melissa Cruz returns to Strings presenting an evening of live flamenco and dance with visiting guitarist, Itamar Shapira from Israel and Azriel "El Moreno" one of the Bay Area's premier flamenco singers.   Melissa Cruz is a full-time professional flamenco dancer based in the San 
Francisco Bay Area.

Wednesday     November 6th    8pm


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.