“Hear Together” Free All-Day Outdoor Piano Festival (Berkeley)
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Crowden Music Center, | 1475 Rose Street, Berkeley, CA 94702
Submitted by the Event Organizer
A RETURN TO LIVE MUSIC: DAY-LONG OUTDOOR PIANO CONCERT AT CROWDEN MUSIC CENTER
Featuring pianists Allegra Chapman, Tammy Hall with singer Leberta Loral, Marcos Silva, Dylan Mattingly, Elizabeth Dorman, Sarah Cahill, Monica Chew, and Robert Fleitz
HEAR | TOGETHER is a celebration of the return of live music safely, in the open air, and the diverse range of pianists and composers in the Bay Area. Presented by a consortium of non- profit performing arts organizations — Alternating Currents, Crowden Music Center, Contemporaneous, New Music Bay Area, and Ross McKee Foundation — the event will be an outdoor showcase for remarkable Bay Area pianists and composers and Crowden students, culminating in the brilliant Achilles Dreams of Ebbets Field, a two-hour solo piano piece by Bay Area composer Dylan Mattingly.
HEAR | TOGETHER is a free, ticketed event with tickets to each of the five concert performances. Tickets must be reserved in advance; walk-ins will not be accepted. This event will adhere to all State and County guidelines for outdoor seated and live events, including required masks and social distancing. To ensure the safety of performers and audience members, proof of vaccination or negative results of Covid test within three days will be required.
HEAR | TOGETHER is an all-day piano extravaganza, from 10am to 7 pm, offering audiences a safe opportunity to hear concert performances in person. Each pianist will perform a 45-minute set, with 15-minute breaks (the exception being Mattingly’s culminating two-hour piece, performed by pianist Robert Fleitz). Listeners, all socially distanced and masked, can hear a range of music, from Brazilian jazz, American songbook standards, and classical masterworks to recent music by Fred Onovwerosuoke, Frederic Rzewski, Reena Esmail, Mary Watkins, and many others.
Presented by Crowden Music Center