January 2018 – Potluck, Meredith Clark, Sasha Boldachev…

January 2018 Newsletter

Welcome to the Bay Area Chapter of the American Harp Society’s newsletter for January 2018! We were so happy to see you at the annual potluck.  We hope to see you at the upcoming Sasha Boldachev master class and concert on February 1st!   Keep reading to learn more about:

  1. Recent Events
  2. Housekeeping
  3. Harpy Hour
  4. Concert and Master Class with Sasha Boldachev
  5. Membership Reminder
  6. Upcoming Member Events
  7. Member News

Recent Events
Thank you to all the harpists who attended the potluck and brought such delicious food!  It was fantastic to see you there!  Thank you to Boris Goldmund for letting us combine forces with his monthly salon.  A huge congratulations to all the harpists who performed.  Meredith Clark, Lucinda Belle, and Amelia Romano were spectacular!

Please tell us about your recent news and upcoming concerts!!
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Please submit by the 1st of the month to guarantee inclusion in that month’s newsletter. Questions?  Email Jennifer Ellis at harpellis@gmail.com

Harpy Hour!
Harpy Hour is a chance to connect with other harpists in your neighborhood.  Share wonderful conversations over drinks and snacks. We meet the third Tuesday of every month. Mark your calendars!  Locations rotate across the Bay Area.  Hope to see you there!

January Harpy Hour in San Mateo
Location: Crème Brêwlée, Marina Plaza Shopping Center, 2948 S. Norfolk St., San Mateo, CA 94403
Time: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Date: January 23
*20 minute walk or 5 minute Uber/Lyft from Hillsdale CalTrain Station*

February Harpy Hour in Dublin
 Allegro Coffee, 5200 Dublin Boulevard, Dublin, CA
(Allegro Coffee is inside the Whole Foods)
Time: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Date: February 20th
*15 minute walk from Dublin/Pleasanton BART*

March Harpy Hour in Oakland
 Oakland area, exact location TBA
Time: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Date: March 20th

Concert and Master Class with Sasha Boldachev!
Come to hear a spectacular concert and master class on February 1st with award-winning Russian harpist Sasha Boldachev.  Read more about Sasha at his website.

Sasha Boldachev Master Class
Date: February 1st
Time: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Aquinas Room, St. Dominic’s, 2390 Bush St., San Francisco, CA 94115
Parking: Plenty of parking is available in the church parking lot
Performer Registration: Email bacahs@gmail.com with your name and piece you’d like to perform.
Performer Fee: $50
Auditor Suggested Donation: $15 suggested donation at the door

Sasha Boldachev Concert
Date: February 1st
Time: 7 p.m.
Where: Lady Chapel, St. Dominic’s, 2390 Bush St., San Francisco, CA 94115
Parking: Plenty of parking is available in the church parking lot
Tickets: There won’t be formal tickets, but there is a suggested donation at the door of $20 for BACAHS members and $25 for nonmembers.  Donate in advance here.
Reception: A reception will follow the concert.  Please email bacahs@gmail.com to volunteer.

(Note the new date!  This concert will be on February 1st! Because of Sasha’s travel schedule, we had to move the concert from the 2nd to the 1st.  Please mark the new date in your calendar!)

Membership Reminder!
Membership renewals were due at the beginning of September so if you haven’t already renewed please do so by clicking on the link below:


Thank you for your continued support – we can’t do this without you!

Upcoming Events From Our Members:
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January 21
Meredith Clark is playing a concert as part of a newly formed group, the Joshua Trio, alongside soprano Ann Moss and cellist Emil Miland at Noe Valley Ministry on January 21 at 4pm. The Joshua Trio was born out of a 2017 residency at composer Lou Harrison’s desert retreat. This ensemble embraces Lou’s lifetime commitment to experimentalism, activism, and concern for the environment, celebrating his creative legacy with concerts that are daring yet playful, cerebral yet ruminative, invigorating yet restorative.
Sunday | January 21, 2018 | 4:00 pm
Noe Valley Ministry

The ministry is located on Sanchez Street between Elizabeth and 23rd. Street parking is available on Sanchez and all surrounding neighborhood streets


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