Performance classes are held on Saturdays, 11 am-12 noon (and 12
noon-12:45 pm as needed); and on Tuesdays 6:45-7:15 pm. Sign-up sheets
are in the hallway, or you may call the conservatory (650) 574-4633 to
sign up. The final classes of the school year are on May 20.
We will have two student recitals this month, on May 21. There
will be a recital at 1:30, and an awards recital at 3 pm. These are
the final recitals of the school year.
Gourmet Concert Series
By popular demand, we are holding our very first Sunday afternoon
Gourmet Concert. It features Gourmet Concert favorite Brian Villa
Connor and will be on Sunday, May 7 at 3 pm. We are very excited
that this Gourmet “first” is with our own faculty member and alumnus.
Mr. Connor will perform a program of all Fantasies: by Mozart in C
minor, K. 396; by Chopin in F minor, Op. 49; by Scriabin in B minor,
Op. 28; and last but certainly not least, the great Schumann Fantasy
in C major, Op. 17. Please come join us for an afternoon of wonderful
piano music, followed by our post-concert gourmet refreshments. Ticket
donation: $20 general, $15 seniors (65 & over) and students (16 &
under). Tickets are available at the door. We hope to see you there..
Congratulations to all our hard-working and talented students!
These students passed their certificate exams at the conservatory:
Giorgos Adam, Nasia Adam, Jason Lo, Tyler Lo, and Bradley Tsou.
Their certificates will be presented at the May awards recital.
Annabella Schofield, cello student of Kathleen Johnson, has
been accepted into the Peninsula Youth Orchestra.
Derek Suits, clarinet student of Pamela Ravenelle, has been
accepted into the PYO Sinfonia Musica.
These students received the Certificate of Merit from the Music
Teachers’ Association of California: Andrew Boldi, Allen Bryan,
Kevin Bryan, Adelyn Chen, Ann Ding, Jasper Gan, Rohan Gupta, Saira
Gupta, Calvin Hong, Alice Jiang, Carly Jiang, Heidi Jiang, Kevin Kim,
Raina Lahiri, Noah Lee, Anya Lin, Ava Liu, Jason Liu, Alexa Ma, Julia
MacAvoy, Violet MacAvoy, Julia Nishizaki, Eric Pan, Kayla Shiao, Colin
Suits, Justin Tian, Hannah Wu, Caroline Yeh, and Katie Zheng.
Just a reminder. Please do not park in the small lot behind our
building. There is one space for conservatory teachers and the other
spaces are reserved for our neighbors upstairs. Thank you!
“Ah, music,” he said, wiping his eyes. “A magic beyond all we do
— J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the