PERformances

 

Every Sunday from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM | Musical Offering Café and Bistro, 2430 Bancroft way, Berkeley

 

11/16 7:30 PM at the St. Paul Lutheran Church of Oakland 1658 Excelsior Ave, Oakland, CA 94602.  Glenview Classical Series: Vierne Missa Solennis and music by Beethoven, Reicha, Widor, and Sup.

11/24 7 PM at ARC Gallery in SF. An all Lewis Patzner originals program. 2 duos from viola and cello, double variations and duo from violin and cello, and the String Trio. Check groupmuse.com for more info.

12/10 7:30 PM at the Musical Offering Café and Bistro, 2430 Bancroft way, Berkeley. New Music by Local Composers, featuring the compositions of Marissa Deitz, Victoria Fraser, Lewis Patzner, Derek Sup, and Ariel Wang. Music for voices, strings, and piano in a variety of combination.

1/17 7:30 PM at the St. Paul Lutheran Church of Oakland 1658 Excelsior Ave, Oakland, CA 94602.  Glenview Classical Series: Reicha Society. an adjunct program of the Town Quartet featuring violinist, Dan Flanagan, performing quintets by Reicha and Mozart.

1/22 7 PM Le Bateau Ivre 2629 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

 

Quartet bio

 

The Town Quartet was born in the Bay Area's town, Oakland, as a fusion of four musicians and their love of chamber music. Formed in 2011, the current roster (since 2012) includes violinists  Mia Bella D'Augelli and Corey Mike, violist Jacob Hansen-Joseph, and cellist Lewis Patzner. 

 

For us, playing as a quartet is about fun, friendship, playing music we love in a way that makes us proud, and improving as individual players and as a group. Since its beginning, the Town Quartet has held a weekly Sunday afternoon residency at the Musical Offering Café in Berkeley. Performing in casual settings like this, as well as presenting formal concerts, has allowed us to voice our work with pieces from the 17th century to the present. 

 

The quartet has worked with faculty at Mills College and CSU San Francisco, has served as quartet-in-residence at CSU Chico, and often performs music of local, living composers as well as unearthing rarely played string quartets. We also enjoy collaborations with presenters such as the Distinguished Artists Classical Music Concert and Lecture Series in Santa Cruz, San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music at The Legion of Honor Museum, and the Opus Series in Mendocino. The Town Quartet occasionally produces its own concerts at various venues in the area, including Vessel Gallery and St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Oakland, and the Starry Plough Pub in Berkeley.