News from the Conservatory

May 2017

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..

Student News
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 here!”
       — J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone