This groupmuse happened on Saturday, August 6, at 3:30 PM PDT.

This is a Groupmuse Night Out

Explore the wider world of music outside Groupmuse with exclusive discounts to local concerts.

Musaics of the Bay Presents: Exploring Lyricism
Groupmuse Night Out

Musaics of the Bay Presents: Exploring Lyricism


Sat, August 6, 2022 3:30 PM, PDT

COVID-19 protocols at this groupmuse

The COVID-19 protocols for this groupmuse apply to all performers/hosts as well as attendees.

Drinking policy
No alcohol at this groupmuse
ADA access
Kid-friendly event

You're invited to join us as Musaics of the Bay presents the culmination of a week long residency featuring an eclectic group of composers, musicians and visual artists coming together for the creation and performance of new and original works.

The concert will explore the theme of Lyricism in art and music, premiering a wide range of musical and artistic compositions, interwoven with select movements of beautiful classics by Kodály and Fauré.

Following the performance will be a reception and silent auction to support the work of Musaics of the Bay.

We hope to see you there!

Please Note: "All public events at Piedmont Center for the Arts require photo ID and proof of full vaccination including booster shot for entry. Masks are also required indoors at the Piedmont Center for the Arts."


Audrey Vardanega Classical Pianist
Rose Hegele Soprano
Sarah Cahill Pianist
Lauren Vandervelden Violinist/Composer
Nick Reeves Cellist
Nancy Zhou Violinst
Lucy Nemeth Violinist
Skyler Baysa Composer
Karna Mendonca Pianist/Composer
Milad Yousufi Pianist/Composer

“Improvisation on Blue” by Lauren Vandervelden (inspired by “Transition to Blue” by Darril Ann Tighe)**
“Romanze” by Lauren Vandervelden
Lauren Vandervelden, Violin

“Oil Flowers” by Skyler Baysa (inspired by “Plunging Rose” by Christopher Volpe)*
Lucy Nemeth, Violin; Nancy Zhou, Violin

“A Lyrical Abstraction” by Karna Mendonca*
Nick Reeves, Cello

Duo for Violin and Cello, Opus 7: 1. Allegro Serioso non troppo by Kodály
Lauren Vandervelden, Violin; Nick Reeves, Cello


An Exploration of Afghan Folk Music
Milad Yousufi, Piano

“Summer Ballad” by Lauren Vandervelden*
Rose Hegele, Soprano; Sarah Cahill, Piano

Rhapsody No. 1 by Jessie Montgomery
Lucy Nemeth, Violin

Piano Trio in D Minor, Op. 120: II. Andantino by Gabriel Fauré
Nancy Zhou, Violin; Nick Reeves, Cello; Audrey Vardanega, Piano

Written especially for the “Exploring Lyricism” Residency Program
Commissioned by Musaics of the Bay for the Stay-at-Home Symposium

Summer Ballad is based on the poem, “Music,” by Bessie Rayner Parkes

Sweet melody amidst the moving spheres
Breaks forth, a solemn and entrancing sound,
A harmony whereof the earth's green hills
Give but the faintest echo; yet is there
A music everywhere, and concert sweet!
All birds which sing amidst the forest deep
Till the flowers listen with unfolded bells;
All winds that murmur over summer grass,
Or curl the waves upon the pebbly shore;
Chiefly all earnest human voices rais'd
In charity and for the cause of truth,
Mingle together in one sacred chord,
And float, a grateful incense, up to God.


Sign up or Login to leave a comment.

Rose Hegele, 6 months ago

This was a wonderful experience, and such a joy to sing with passionate and committed artists, and for a wonderful audience!


Christos Vayenas Emcee
Thomas P Hall
Joan Setka