Our diverse programming features Music Inspired By Nature including all genres of Classical, American Songbook, Celtic, Blue Grass, Spontaneous Improvisations, Original Compositions, Light Jazz. We share stories about our instruments and our experiences and can provide hands-on exhibits of the woods and other organic materials (horsehair, rosin, goat skin, seeds) from which our instruments are made. Click on the green highlighted titles to learn more.
2023 Special Event Concerts include
Black History (Feb): classical and jazz - music by Florence Price, John Coltrane, Yusef Lateef, William Grant Still, Billy Strayhorn.
World Wood and Earth Days (March/April and year round) music inspired by nature. Original music, spontaneous improvisations,
Celtic, classical,American Songbook
Joyous Celebration! (any time, all year) all classical program featuring Quartet for oboe and Strings, upbeat works by Telemann,
Piazzolla, Hindemith, Madeline Dring
St. Patrick's Day - all Celtic Program
LECTURES (in person and virtual)
How Low Can You Go?
Guest artists play bass instruments like electric bass, upright bass, tuba, trombone, bass clarinet and bassoon.
Music selections include Negro Spirituals, Slave songs, jazz and classical music by African American composers
Special Events and Holidays:
African American History Month, Tu B'Shvat, Earth Day/Earth Month, Valentine's Day, Women in Music, St.Patrick's Day, American Music, Parties, Background Music
Youtube Playlists/Keynote presentations
Comedian/Pianist Victor Borge; Crooners including Frank Sinatra; Dance Forms; Ireland and its Music
2023 Concerts, Lectures, workshops, in person
Allen Temple Gardens, Allen Temple Arms, San Francisco Towers, Smith Ranch Homes, Alma Via San Rafael,
Warner Creek Senior Housing, The Aldersly, Rhoda Goldman Plaza, JCCSF, The Waterford at Rossmoor
Campus for Jewish Living,
2022 CONCERTS, lectures and workshops, in-person in the San Francisco Bay Area
Jewish Home, Campus for Jewish Living, JCC Palo Alto, SFJCC, The Aldersly, The Redwoods, The Tam, Warner Creek Senior Housing, Smith Ranch Homes, Allen Temple Gardens.
2021 CONCERTS, lectures and workshops in-person - outdoors and indoors
North Bay - Drake Terrace, Villa Marin, Warner Creek Senior Housing, The Aldersly, The Redwoods
East Bay - A Friendly Manor, St. Mary's Center, Allen Temple Gardens
San Francisco - Alma Via SF. SF Towers,