Hillside Club Concert Series

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Welcome to The Berkeley Hillside Club Concert Series. Our goal is to provide a superb venue for musicians and listeners to experience the joy of live music performance. Come join us in our historic and acoustically excellent hall and see why artists and audiences are raving about our Concert Series. 

 

Our concerts are open to the public and generally begin at 8:00 pm (Sunday concerts usually start at 7:00 pm) but please check the individual concert listing for the exact time. Our doors usually open about an hour before show time.

Unless otherwise indicated, tickets for our concerts are only available at the door on the evening of the performance.

We have no advance ticket sales or reservations.  We accept cash or checks but NOT credit cards. Please check the individual listings, below, for the admission price on specific events.

 

Our hall is wheelchair accessible and our restrooms are ADA-compliant. We do not have off-street parking but parking in the neighborhood in generally not too difficult, and we are about seven-tenths of a mile from the Downtown Berkeley Bart station.

For directions to the Hillside Club please click here

Upcoming Concerts

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Berkeley Hillside Club Concert Series Presents

Three in the Corner Pocket: a Tribute to Jazz Piano Masters

featuring

Erik Jekabson - trumpet
Dan Zemelman - piano
Peter Barshay -bass

Live Stream from the Hillside Club Stage

Friday 5 March 2021 7PM

Trumpeter and composer Erik Jekabson joins forces with pianist Dan Zemelman and bassist Peter Barshay in a tribute to the music of piano masters who we've lost recently: Chick Correa, McCoy Tyner, Stanley Cowell, Frank Kimbrough, Ellis Marsalis and Keith Jarrett (who is still with us but has retired from playing due to a stroke).  

 

The Erik, Dan, and Peter have played together often over the last 15 years, and always have fun- particularly playing standards, where they get to stretch out and see where the song and their own sense of adventure takes them.  Erik's warm tone and lyrical phrasing combine well with Dan's and Peter's flexible and grooving accompaniment.  

This Live Stream Link will be active at approx 6:55 on Fri 5 Mar.

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Past Concerts

(You can enjoy past live stream concerts and lectures on our YouTube channel any time by clicking here:)

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Berkeley Hillside Club Concert Series Presents
"Jazz for Mad Times"
Erik Jekabson - trumpet
Dan Zemelman - piano

Live Streamed from the Hillside Club Stage
Sunday 25 October
5PM - 6PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trumpeter Erik Jekabson and pianist Dan Zemelman play jazz standards, putting their own personal spin and arrangements on classic tunes.  Both are among the most sought-after jazz players in the Bay Area. Erik's lyrical inventiveness, deeply steeped jazz vocabulary and warm tone finds a perfect foil in Dan's lightening-quick musical reflexes, virtuosic technique and brilliant harmonizations.  They have a strong musical connection, continuing a duo collaboration that has been going on since 2004, when Erik moved to the Bay Area.  They've played on each others recording projects over the years (Dan's "One Way Or Another" and Erik's "Crescent Boulevard") and have more planned for the future.  Expect old favorites, modern classics, and some new arrangements.

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You may donate to the artists via one of these methods:

Paypal: paypal.me/erikjekabson

Venmo: @Erik-Jekabson

Cashapp: $ErikJekabson

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The Berkeley Hillside Club Concert Series

presents

a Violin/Piano Recital

featuring

Helen Kim - violin

Marc Shapiro - piano

Live Streamed from

The Berkeley Hillside Club

Sunday 13 September 2020 at 7pm

The Program:
Six Pieces for Violin and Piano, Op. 79 (1915-17) - Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)

          1. Souvenir
          2. Tempo di menuetto
          3. Danse caractéristique
          4. Sérénade
          5. Tanz-Idylle
          6. Berceuse
 
Violin Sonata No. 8, Op. 30 No.3 (1801-02) - Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
 
         1. Allegro assai
          2. Tempo di Minuetto, ma molto moderato e grazioso
          3. Allegro vivace
 
Violin Sonata (1917) - Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

          1. Allegro vivo
          2. Intermède: fantasque et léger
          3. Finale: très animé
 
The Artists:
Helen Kim
is Associate Principal Second Violin in the San Francisco Symphony.
Marc Shapiro is an acting member of the San Francisco Symphony, keyboards, Principal Keyboard in the Berkeley Symphony, and Principal Keyboard in the California Symphony.
 

This live stream has been retired at the request of the artists.

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The Berkeley Hillside Club Concert Series

presents

The 8th California Andriasov Festival - Part II

Celebrating the music of father and son composers

Iosif Andriasov  and  Arshak Andriasov

and dedicated to the first publication of

“Quotes from Iosif Andriasov’s Diary”

featuring The Jupiter Chamber Ensemble

Victor Romasevich, Michael Jones - violins;

Stephen Levintow - viola; Paul Rhodes - cello

Live Streamed from

The Berkeley Hillside Club

Friday 7 August 2020 at 8:00pm

Live Stream:

Program II

    Dmitri Shostakovich  Two Pieces for String Quartet, Op. 36

                                                          1. Elegy   

                                                          2. Polka

    Alexander Glazunov   Elegy in Memory of M.P. Belaieff, Op. 105

                                           Finale from the String Quartet on a theme "B-la-f"

    Iosif Andriasov          "The Spring" for String Quartet, Op. 32

    Arshak Andriasov       Piece for String Quartet, Op. 7

    Iosif Andriasov            String Quartet, Op. 1

                                                          1. Allegro

                                                          2. Lento

                                                          3. Presto

 

For information about composer and philosopher Iosif Andriasov,

his wife, musicologist Marta Andriasova, and their son,

composer, conductor and pianist Arshak Andriasov,

please visit www.andriasovstore.com

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The 8th CALIFORNIA  ANDRIASOV  FESTIVAL

Celebrating the music of father and son composers

Iosif Andriasov and Arshak Andriasov

 

Dedicated to the first publication of

Quotes from Iosif Andriasov's Diary

 

Live Streamed from

The Berkeley Hillside Club

Link for the live performance: CLICK HERE

Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 7 p.m.

                                                              Program I

 

Arthur Honegger           Intrada for Trumpet and Piano

 

Iosif Andriasov               Musical Sketch for Trombone and Piano,                                                            Op.4d

Arshak Andriasov            From ‘Three Pieces for Trumpet and Piano’

                                                              1. ‘Coordinated Chaos’, Op.15A

Iosif Andriasov                 ‘Meditation’ for Trombone and Piano,     

                                                    Op.30d

Arshak Andriasov            Piece for Trumpet and Piano, Op.9B

Iosif Andriasov                  Passacaglia for Trumpet, Trombone and

                                                    Organ, Op.22B

                                           (Author’s transcription for Trumpet, Trombone

                                                                and Piano)

Iosif Andriasov                  Concertino for Trumpet and Symphony

                                                    Orchestra, Op.14

                                                        (Author’s transcription for Trumpet and Piano)

 

                                          The Artists:

        Scott Macomber - trumpet

    Gabral Cruz - trombone

        Victor Romasevich - piano
 

For information about composer and philosopher Iosif Andriasov

his wife, musicologist Marta Andriasova, and their son,

composer, conductor and pianist Arshak Andriasov,

please visit www.andriasovstore.com

 
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Polina Sedukh
Amos Yang
Alicia Yang
David Gaudry

Edgar F. Bronfman String Quartet

Wednesday, 15 July

The Program:

Claude Debussy's String Quartet in G minor, Op.10

The Artists:

Polina Sedukh - first violin

Alicia Yang - second violin

David Gaudry - viola

Amos Yang - cello

WATCH THE CONCERT

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Mike Zilber, Matt Clark, Peter Barshay
Alone/Together/OnLine

*Video posted below.

Live Streamed Online
from the Berkeley Hillside Club
Saturday 13 June 2020 at 8:00pm
​Admission: Free


Along with most of the rest of the world, Covid19 has had the Berkeley Hillside Club and its members hunkered down, inspecting their bunkers, and desperately missing the live music that used to grace our historic and acoustically-excellent hall. So, we've decided to do something about it. Using the remarkable technologies of the internet we're going to bring you the joy of music once again, live from the stage of the Berkeley Hillside Club.


The Concert:
​Hillside Club Concert Series fans may recognize these artists; they are supremely talented jazz virtuosos who have each played in concerts at the Club many times. They have agreed to collaborate with us on this experiment in live streaming, performing on our stage without an audience, but still wrapped in the warm ambience of our hall. They will be playing a selection of wonderfully re-imagined jazz standards. These players never disappoint!

The Artists:
    Michael Zilber - sax
    Matt Clark - piano
    Peter Barshay -bass


We hope this will be the first of many virtual concerts, until we can see each other again in person.
(We also beg your indulgence for any technical hiccups that we may encounter in this new venture.)

And since we have no paying audience for this event, please consider donating to the artists with Paypal at:

https://www.paypal.me/MichaelZilber

or with your Venmo app at:

@Michael-Zilber-2

Thanks!

WATCH THE CONCERT

Thank you for your support in making  these events possible.

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