What are string instruments made of, and how do they produce sound and music? More importantly, why do we make music?

Join the acclaimed musicians and teaching artists of Chamber Music by the Bay during their eighth season of bringing live music education to thousands of young audience members throughout the San Francisco Bay Area! Following the performance, audience members will get to visit the Instrument Petting Zoo to try their hand at the instruments.

-An interactive musical performance
-Learn how string instruments work
-Try your hand at the viola and cello
-While all ages are welcome, this program is especially geared at young audience members ages ten and below
-Event takes place in the library’s main hall, with most seating on the floor.

This free event, made possible by the Friends of the Menlo Park Library, takes place on Jan. 17 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm/

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Menlo Chorus presents “Christmas Old and New” on Dec. 15

Listen to the Menlo Chorus on December 15, at 7:30 pm performing Christmas Old and New. The free concert will take place at Bethany Lutheran Church, 1095 Cloud Avenue, Menlo Park. The Menlo Chorus is a community choral organization, sponsored by the City of Menlo Park. The chorus rehearses a wide variety of music and performs […]

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Charged Particles at First Friday in Woodside on Dec. 7

Come to this month’s First Friday in Woodside for a charged event at 7:00 pm! The Woodside Arts and Culture Committee bring to you the Bay Area’s favorite trio that plays funky Latin jazz, the Charged Particles. The Trio is now in its 27th year of making music. Pianist Murray Low, bassist Aaron Germain, and […]

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37th annual Gryphon Carolers Holiday Concert set for Dec. 9 in Woodside

The Gryphon Carolers annual  annual holiday concert, set for Dec. 9,  marks the group’s 37th year. It will be held at Woodside Village Church (3154 Woodside Rd., Woodside). With highlights of music from all over the world, the Gryphon All-star band and the Gryphon Carolers bring an experience that is not to be missed.  This […]

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“A Scottish Christmas” performed by Silicon Valley Pipe Band on Dec. 8

The Silicon Valley Pipe Band will be performing its annual Christmas Concert on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 3:00 to 5:00 pm at Trinity Church (330 Ravenswood Ave.) in Menlo Park. This is a popular concert; arrive early for best seating and allow time for parking. Refreshments will be served at a reception after the concert. […]

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Woodside Village Band to perform Winter Concerts on December 8 and 15

On December 8, the Woodside Village Band will play a selection of Christmas music at the Woodside Village Church at 3154 Woodside Road in Woodside. Among the composers featured will be Peter Tchaikovsky (Scenes from The Nutcracker), Irving Berlin, Leroy Anderson, and John Williams (Highlights from Harry Potter). Admission is free. The same selection will […]

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KITKA Women’s Vocal Ensemble at St. Bede’s on Dec. 2

KITKA Women’s Vocal Ensemble performs Wintersongs on Sunday, Dec. 2 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at St. Bede’s Episcpal Church (2650 Sand Hill Rd.). Ticket from $15 to $45 are available online, or at the door. Kitka has researched and discovered a treasure-trove of seasonal music from a wide variety of Eastern European ethnic and spiritual […]

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College Vocal Ensemble performs at St. Bede’s on Nov. 18

Collage Vocal Ensemble, under the direction of Rafael Ornes, will present Close Encounters, a program which explores collisions between cultures, crossovers between musical genres, and more personal encounters of many musical styles on Sunday, Nov. 18 at 4:00 pm at St. Bede’s (2650 Sand Hill Rd.) in Menlo Park. Experience the vocal magic that happens […]

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Jym Marks Trio at Belle Haven branch library on Nov. 10

Jazz lovers, unite! “Menlo Park Renaissance Man” Jym Marks brings his jazz combo’s beautiful sounds to Belle Haven branch library on Nov. 10 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm. Local musician, poet, author, lecturer, and business owner Jym Marks has been a band leader for over 40 years and has played with John Handy, James Moody, […]

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All Souls Memorial service of worship & music at St. Bede’s on Nov. 3

The choir and clergy of St. Bede’s Menlo Park and Christ Church Portola Valley & Woodside will offer an All Souls Memorial service of worship and music in remembrance of all who have died on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 4:00 pm. Music, under the direction of Katherine McKee and Lauren Wittine, will include Bach’s funeral […]

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Add some music to your Halloween celebration courtesy of The Members

Menlo Park’s favorite dad’s band, The Members, will be entertaining the neighborhood starting at 6:00 on Halloween. Emails Allen Weiner: “Stop by the intersection of Lemon and Oakdell Avenues to hang out with the Members and our friends from the community as we celebrate our 12th Annual Halloween block party show playing classic rock and […]

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