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    Mix-and-Match Chamber Music with The Divisa Ensemble

    Music at Noon Lunch and Concert

    When: Tuesday, 11/20/2018 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

    Where: Albert and Janet Schultz Cultural Arts Hall (Bldg F)

    OFJCC Palo Alto JCC Divisa Ensemble

    The Divisa Ensemble, a quintet comprised of flute, oboe, violin, viola and cello, will present classical chamber music from different musical eras, in a range of styles, and in a variety of instrument combinations. 

    Tomiko Tsai—flute
    Meave Cox—oboe
    Eugenia Wie—violin
    Stephanie Ng—viola
    Sara Styles—cello

    The Divisa Ensemble is recognized for its engaging performances and eclectic programming. The ensemble's unconventional instrumentation (flute, oboe, violin, viola and cello) and "mix-and-match" approach allow for a wide variety of repertoire comprising all traditional and contemporary styles.

    Since its premiere concert in 2009, the Divisa Ensemble has performed throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
    On every program the Divisa Ensemble showcases its diverse repertoire of the Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Contemporary genres in a variety of wind and string ensemble combinations. 

    The Divisa Ensemble has given formal concert appearances at venues including the Del Valle Fine Arts Series, St. Bede's Performing Arts Series, Manteca Kindred Arts Series, Old First Concerts, Trinity Chamber Concerts and UC Berkeley Noon Concert Series. They have appeared as featured artists of the Vallejo Symphony and the San Francisco Chapter of the National Association of Composers.

    The Divisa Ensemble has also appeared in less conventional venues. These types of performances include music and beer pairings at the Devil's Canyon Brewing Company and participating in World Music Day on the streets of Palo Alto.

    The Divisa Ensemble has been the Ensemble-in-Residence of the acclaimed Golden State Youth Orchestra (formerly El Camino Youth Symphony) since 2010. Student chamber groups are mentored through master classes and weekly coachings led by the Divisa Ensemble in the Divisa Honors Program. Each year, the program selects exemplary student groups to perform in a concert with the Divisa Ensemble.

    Daytime Adult Learning and Culture Programs are made possible in part by the John R. Schwabacher Family as well as a grant from the Maimonides Fund at the Jewish Community Federation & Endowment Fund of San Francisco, The Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties. We are grateful for their generous support.

    Need a ride?
    The OFJCC provides door-to-door rides for mobility-impaired seniors to all Community Tuesday lectures and concerts. The price is $10 for a round trip. All reservations must be made by Thursday morning the week before the event. To make a reservation, contact Betty Saad at [email protected] or (650) 223-8741.

    Funded by the Senior Mobility Initiative at the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund.

    Right in time for Hanukkah presents, Designs from the Heart by Diane will sell beautiful original jewelry before and after the concert. All proceeds will be donated to Community Tuesdays in memory of Jos Claerbout.

    OFJCC Palo Alto JCC




    Tuesday, November 20
    12:00–1:30 PM | Early admittance at 11:40 for those that RSVP by November 18
    Schultz Cultural Arts Hall
    $20 or two punches of the Community Tuesdays Punch Card
    RSVP to Michelle Rosengaus. Pay at the door.
    Contact: Michelle Rosengaus | (650) 223-8616 | [email protected]



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