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This groupmuse happened on Saturday, October 19, at 7:00 PM PDT.

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A live concert in a living room, backyard, or another intimate space. They're casual and friendly, hosted by community members.

Idaho Castle Gets Classy

Idaho Castle Gets Classy

North Park, San Diego

Sat, October 19, 2019 7:00 PM, PDT

0 of 30 spots available
No COVID-19 restrictions
Drinking policy
Bring your own drinks
No bathroom at this event
ADA access


Hi Folks,

Feel free to join us for a classy night of classical music in North Park!

Idaho Castle Crew
(Chris, Sophia, Ben, and Kyle)

What's the music?

“Reform, Recast, Renew”

Arcangelo Corelli - Violin Sonata Op. 5 No. 1 (1700)
Lei Liang - Gobi Canticle (2004)

Zoltan Kodaly - Duo for Violin and Cello, Op. 7 (1914)


About the Program:

If there is a common thread to this program, it would be the idea of taking something old, something extant, and reforming the material, recasting it into a new shape, and renewing it into something bold and fresh, for the world to experience

The Corelli Violin Sonatas, published on the first day of a new century, are seminal works that reinvented the genre of violin sonatas as a whole, bringing forth a greater sense of structure, unity, and a cohesive experience of the work. It is because of this, it can be said that violin sonatas are to be considered in terms of “Pre-Corelli” and “Post-Corelli”

Both the Liang and Kodaly deal with old folk melodic materials, from Mongolia and Hungary, respectively. Powerful, soulful melodies that were largely neglected by classical music, are taken up and recasted, refined. Through careful and masterful composition, the spirit and power of the music is not only retained, but exemplified in this intimate setting.

Of course, in the end, this is just a particular idea to frame your listening; you can enjoy these masterpieces however you please, as listening is a very individual, multi-faceted experience. However, at the same time, it is also a shared, communal experience—such is the joy of a concert. Please join us, as we experience these musical, artistic marvels come alive into the present. That by doing so, we reform, recast, and renew this music and our own experience of it once more.


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Peter K., almost 4 years ago

Many thanks to Chris, Sophia, Ben, and Kyle for being such great hosts! And to the great audience last night, it was a privilege to share this listening experience together. Hope to see you all in future concerts :)

Jesus C., almost 4 years ago

Thanks so much to everyone who came out last night! It was so great to meet everyone, and Peter and I had a fantastic time sharing an evening of music and conversation with you all :) Thanks Chris, Sophia, Ben, and Kyle, for being such warm and welcoming hosts and making this whole thing possible!

We hope to see you all again soon! If you'd like to keep in touch, my website is, where you can join my mailing list! We'd love to keep growing the groupmuse community in San Diego- so feel free to reach out if you're interested in hosting your own groupmuse event- the possibilities for these types of shared musical experiences are endless!

Instagram: @jesuscervantes_
Email: [email protected]

Meredith J., almost 4 years ago

Thanks to Chris and Sophia, Ben and Kyle for hosting. It was really great music and nice to be so close to the musicians!

Peter K., over 3 years ago

Dear Musical Friends,

I’d like to invite you to an event at UCSD this Friday (01/24/2020) 7PM, at the CPMC Concert Hall. I will be premiering four new works by graduate student composers, as a part of our “1st Year Juries” Concert. The 1st year cohort of UCSD composers and performers have worked very hard to bring this new music to life, and I think it will be worth coming and listening to. I find all the pieces on the program to be very beautiful and evocative, yet unique and fresh in their language. The event is free!

Facebook event link:

Hope to see some of you there!


Sophia P.
Chris R.
Odessa U.
Frans L.
Meredith J.
Katie B.
Navid Z.
Sophie S.
Logan H.
Jon O.
Theresa B.
Angélica C.
Laurenz P.
Kailey P.
Murphy Doc H.
Kathryn J.
Sia S.
Ashna R.
Elliot W.
Scott C.