This groupmuse happened on Saturday, June 17, at 3:00 PM PDT.

This is an in-person Groupmuse Concert

A live in-person performance in a living room or private space. They're casual and friendly, hosted by community members.

Birthday Groupmuse in the Dimond!
In-person Concert

Birthday Groupmuse in the Dimond!

Dimond, Oakland

Sat, June 17, 2017 3:00 PM, PDT

40 spots total at this groupmuse
Drinking policy
Bring your own drinks
Cats live here
ADA access
Not accessible

One of the hosts has a birthday, and you're invited! Come join us for an afternoon of incredible classical music, good food and drink, and probably some birthday cake.

Bring something to share and be advised that we have 26 steps up to our front door. Parking is reasonably easy here and is free.


Mosa Tsay Cello

After a musician switcheroo with Christina, due to her being unexpectedly needed in north bay in the afternoon, I'm stepping in! I just noticed she had listed Beethoven 132 and Barber quartet though, and I'm unfortunately just going to be one cellist - not a quartet!

First, we'll go BACH in time to the 17th century and explore the musical architecture designed by Bach, then we'll explore musical birthday gifts...

Lutoslawski wrote Sacher Variations for Paul Sacher's 70th birthday - it was one of many pieces commissioned by the cello titan Mstislav Rostropovich.

Johann Sebastian Bach
Suite No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1008
i. Prelude
ii. Allemande
iii. Courante
iv. Sarabande
v. Menuet I & II
vi. Gigue


Witold Lutoslawski
....Sacher Variation


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Mosa Tsay, about 5 years ago

Hi all,

Due to an unexpected schedule conflict for Christina (the original violist performing for you all), I'll be stepping in to offer a little solo cello music!

First, we'll go BACH in time and enter the musical architecture designed by J.S. Bach. Depending on everyone's preference, we can explore either his first suite in G major or second suite in D minor. (If you feel strongly about which one, please feel free to let me know!)

After a brief intermission, we'll swim away from the 17th century and delve into a special piece that was one of the pieces commissioned by Rostropovich for a birthday celebration. If you'll kindly lend me your ears, I'll be curating a little gallery of solo pieces here and there in the second half of the program.

Looking forward to tomorrow!
Mosa Tsay, cellist


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