The Eureka chamber music series returned in September 2021 with the launch of its four-concert subscription series, continuing a 27-year legacy of classical chamber music concerts in Eureka.
The first concert, which took place in September, featured Trio Duende with Eureka Chamber Music Series co-artistic director Tom Stone, award-winning cellist Avery FisherCareer Sophie Shao and award-winning pianist Naumburg Awadagin Pratt.
The second weekend of concerts, which will take place this Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and this Sunday at 5 p.m., will feature pianist Vladimir Feltsman, a true sage of the keyboard, presented on “60 Minutes” for his emigration to the United States at its height. of the cold war. These two concerts will show his wide range, Saturday being a repertory concert evening and Sunday an afternoon concert with conversation around Beethoven’s Op.33 “Bagatelles”.
Eureka Chamber Music Series presents two more concerts during the winter months. On January 29 at 7:30 p.m., the chamber music series Eureka welcomes the Adler Fellows of San Francisco Opera, today showcasing the greatest talents of tomorrow’s opera, and on March 26 at 7:30 p.m., the final of The season of chamber music series Eureka features this Grammy Award-winning Pacifica Quartet of the year, performing some of the greatest music written for string quartet.
Feltsman’s first concert takes place Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Calvary Lutheran Church in Eureka. Admission is $ 40 general and $ 120 subscription. Feltsman’s second concert takes place Sunday at 5 p.m. Admission is $ 20 in general and $ 10 for students. For more information and tickets, visit www.eurekachambermusic.org.
Eureka Chamber Music Series follows updated COVID guidelines, and proof of vaccination is required to attend concerts, as are masks.
Tom Stone and Maggee VanSpeybroeck have been appointed co-artistic directors of the Eureka Chamber Music Series and Peter Kibbe has been added as an administrator.
The Eureka Chamber Music Series Board of Directors has also added new members Julie Fulkerson and George Ponnay.
Founded by Pearl and Bob Micheli, the chamber music series Eureka has featured renowned classical musicians at live concerts in Humboldt County since 1993, and is committed to continuing to present diverse, world-class musicians in performances. intimate concerts while expanding its audience and serving the community in innovative ways.
“Eureka is a vibrant community, and I couldn’t be more excited to build on the legacy of CHMS to bring great music to Humboldt County,” said Stone. “Maggee VanSpeybroeck and I have worked closely together for several years at the Cypress Performing Arts Association and it is a joy to be brought together to work together on this wonderful series and ensure a vibrant future for it. “
Stone was a founding member of the Cypress String Quartet and has given thousands of concerts in North America, Europe, Asia, and Latin America. Stone has also served as artistic director of the Centrum Chamber Music Festival, vice president of strategic initiatives for the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Chorale, treasurer of InterMusic SF and a member of the board of directors of Chamber Music America. Stone mentored winners of the Banff International String Quartet Competition and has been a guest artist at Harvard, MIT, Stanford, and other elite universities.
Recently, Stone formed a piano trio called Duende with award-winning musicians Awadagin Pratt and Sophie Shao.
Maggee VanSpeybroeck is from Humboldt County and has been attending the Eureka Chamber Music Series since her very first concert, in which, at age 6, she fell asleep in the front row and received a wink from the violist of the Australian String Quartet.
VanSpeybroeck’s music education continued at the University of Kansas and the Eastman School of Music, where she received her Masters in Musicology and Ethnomusicology. From 2013 to 2016, VanSpeybroeck was Executive Director of the Cypress Performing Arts Association in San Francisco.
After her work with CPAA, VanSpeybroeck continued her MBA at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, where she focused on business strategy and brand marketing.
VanSpeybroeck recently moved to the Bay Area to work with the Premier Nutrition Company marketing team. Adept at all modes of artistic expression, VanSpeybroeck is also a fervent member of the Burning Man community where she manages the logistics of a camp of 75 people.
Kibbe, hired as an administrative manager, is also the new webpage editor and email marketing manager, and says he’s excited to participate. As a California-bred cellist and a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, in addition to his time spent as the founder and director of numerous ensembles and solo projects, he is uniquely suited to the demands of the administration of this music series. of room. His family has lived in Humboldt County for over 25 years and he is looking forward to four fantastic concerts (maybe more!) This season.