Music

The final concert – open to all – of St. Bede’s 2018-19 season is on Sunday, May 19, at 4:00 pm. It celebrates the 50th anniversary of the installation of St. Bede’s Von Beckerath organ. Grammy-nominated, internationally renowned organist Gail Archer will perform works by Dieterich Buxtehude, J. S. Bach, Robert Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, Max Reger, Mary Howe, and Judith Shatin. A reception will follow the performance. Tickets $15 at the door. St. Bede’s is located at 2650 Sand Hill Rd. in Menlo Park.

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Singer/mental health advocate Gaby Castro performs at Menlo Park Library on May 13

In recognition of Mental Health Awareness month, the Menlo Park Library presents a performance by Bay Area singer and mental health advocate Gaby Castro on Monday, May 13 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm. Castro combines introspective song writing with a contemporary style. An advocate for mental illness awareness, many of Gaby’s songs touch on her […]

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Anthony Arya performing live in Menlo Park on May 11

The Season 15 “Team Adam” contestant of the Voice will perform at Café Zoë (1929 Menalto Ave,) on Saturday, May 11 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Anthony will be sharing his original tunes from his newly released album, Going to California. He will also be playing songs from his Voice […]

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Anyone at Magoo’s Pizza Parlor 54 years ago today?

On this date — May 5 — the Warlock’s made their first appearance at Magoo’s Pizza Parlor in Menlo Park. As we all know, the band changed its name to the Grateful Dead. It was 1965, 54 years ago. Get a full list of all the places in Menlo Park and Atherton where the Dead […]

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Free Balinese music concert at Menlo Park Library on May 4

Come to the Menlo Park Library on Saturday, May 4 from 11:00 am to noon for a free concert of traditional Balinese music, performed by Gamelan Anak Swarasanti of Santa Cruz. Balinese gamelan is native to the island of Bali, Indonesia. A gamelan orchestra is often considered to be a single instrument played by many […]

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First Friday in Woodside features cellist Christopher Costanza on May 3

For over three decades cellist Christopher Costanza has enjoyed a varied and exciting career as a soloist, chamber musician, and teacher. A winner of the Young Concert Artists International Auditions and a recipient of a prestigious Solo Recitalists Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, he has performed to wide critical acclaim in nearly […]

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Special musical performances at St. Bede’s on March 17

St. Bede’s choir, with organist Rani Fischer and officiant Colby Roberts, will offer a service of Evensong featuring music by Canadian composer Stephanie Martin (The Selwyn Service) and American composer Richard Webster (Preces & Responses, Phos Hilaron, & Abide With Me.) on Sunday, March 17, at 4;00 pm. Immediately following the service, distinguished Bay Area […]

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The Members appear at Freewheel Brewery on March 16

Menlo Park’s dad band, TheMembers play next Saturday, March 16, starting at 7:30 pm at the Freewheel Brewery (Marsh Manor). Emails Allen Weiner: “We’re excited to play mix of our old standards along with some surprising new tunes we’ve never performed in public before.” InMenlo file photo (c) 2012

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MUSA in concert at St. Bede’s on Feb. 24

MUSA, one of the Bay Area’s most innovative and sought-after early music ensembles, will be in concert at St. Bede’s Church on Sunday, Feb. 24 at 4:00 pm with a program titled Chinese Baroque, exploring the dynamic and complex cultural exchanges between Western Europe and China in the 17th and 18th centuries through the lens […]

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Grab Bag Theater holds annual Winter Arts Festival

Grab Bag Theater’s annual Winter Arts Festival is this Sunday, February 24, at 7:00 pm at the Veterans Memorial Center, 1455 Madison Avenue, Redwood City. The Festival showcases local teen artists as they display their talents in artwork, photography, song, music, and more. While the event is free, Grab Bag Theater would greatly appreciate your […]

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Women’s Voices Uplifted: Women composers from medieval to modern at St. Bede’s on Feb. 10

Vajra Voices, a program, directed by Karen R. Clarke, features the powerful and prolific voices of women from across the centuries and will include antiphons by the 12th century Abbess St. Hildegard von Bingen, motets from the Las Huelgas de Burgos manuscript, and a newly composed work: To Burst To Bloom by Theresa Wong, set […]

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