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This groupmuse happened on Saturday, November 13, at 3:00 PM PST.

This is an outdoor Groupmuse

A live in-person performance in a backyard or another outdoor space. They're casual and friendly, hosted by community members.

Cello and Violin: Afternoon Backyard Concert

Cello and Violin: Afternoon Backyard Concert

Old Solana Beach

Sat, November 13, 2021 3:00 PM, PST

8 of 30 spots still available
Vaccine policy
COVID vaccination required (honor system)
Testing policy
COVID testing not required
This is an outdoor event
Mask policy
Masks are not required
Greeter checks
Greeter will confirm safety precautions
If you feel sick, stay home
Drinking policy
Bring your own drinks
Age limit
All guests must be 21
Bathroom available
ADA access


Matthew H. Safety Guardian

Thank you for joining us for a lovely hour of music with Peter Ko, cellist, and Jesus Cervantes, violinist. (Don’t be fooled by the pic; harp was last concert. This one will be equally cool.) Thank you for being vaccinated. Mask wearing is optional. Unfortunately, this must be adults only unless your child has been be vaccinated.

What's the music?

"Folk Music"

Hungarian Folk Melodies - Bela Bartok
Passacaglia - Handel-Halvorsen
Gobi Canticle - Lei Liang

Duo for Violin and Cello, Op. 7 - Zoltan Kodaly


Dear Musical Friends!

Today's program squares itself within the idea of "Folk Music", the nature and quality of such music, and how the pieces of this program draws from and evokes those qualities. One such particular quality of folk music I find alluring is the palpable sense of connection to the past; in performance it embodies for a brief space in time, a materialization of cultural history and richness.

Bartok and Kodaly wrote their music seeking to share with the world the melodies and sensibilities they heard from their Hungarian countryside, casting that music into a dazzling frame of inventive, virtuosic display. Lei Liang draws similarly, not from his own heritage, but from the heritage of his Mongolian mentor, evoking Mongolian long-chant, of dance and shaman rituals.

And the Handel-Halvorsen? While not strictly folk music, it follows a similar sort of trajectory and treatment; Romantic era violinist Halvorsen took the famous "Passacaglia" by Handel, a piece from a bygone era, and recast it into the iteration that you will hear today, brimming with indulgences of the hottest new techniques of the time.

What strikes me about this being an outdoor concert is a sense of cylclical return; we often think of folk music as something performed not necessarily in specialized concert halls, but rather in outdoor or intimate spaces. I find it fitting that we get to share such music in a comfortable outdoor space. Please join us in sharing the moment, and listening together!


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Peter K., almost 2 years ago

Thank you all for an amazing experience together this afternoon! It was truly a pleasure to be able to share music with all of you once again.

We hope to see you again at future groupmuses; either as a host or audience member! Feel free to get in touch with me if you'd like to host, or just chat in general about music!


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