The Shenson Faculty Concert Series returns this summer with free concert broadcasts spotlighting CMC talented faculty members. Each year, the Shenson Foundation sponsors free community concerts for CMC faculty music projects to support CMC Faculty as performing artists and ensure their work on stage is shared and celebrated in our community.
This year’s presenters will highlight a wide variety of musical styles, techniques, and creative inspirations, from Chopin to Chick Corea and Lotería cards to flutes of all shapes and sizes. Enjoy compelling programs of classical, jazz, contemporary, Afro-Cuban music, and more with artistic performances, composer interviews, and a chance to connect with faculty through Q&A
June 25: Josepha Fath, violin
July 9: Elektra Schmidt, piano
July 23: Diane Grubbe, flute
August 6: Erick Peralta, piano
August 20: Charlie Gurke, saxophone
This program will explore the dynamics of living and making music together during times of pandemic-induced social distancing and isolation. CMC faculty Josepha Fath (violin) and her husband William Harvey (trumpet) will present a concert from their home, accompanied by a live conversation about their experiences and Q&A session.
This event will be conducted online via video conferencing. RSVP to receive the link to join, emailed prior to the start of the discussion.
About the Performers:
Josepha Fath is a member of the California Symphony, The San Francisco Opera Center Orchestra, Lamplighters Music Theater, and performs with the Oakland and Santa Cruz Symphonies. In demand as a studio player, she has recorded numerous film scores and video game scores with the Skywalker Symphony.
An avid chamber music player, Josepha is a founding member of the Fath Chamber Players, recipients of the Milley Award, Mill Valley’s Creative Achievement Award, and is a founding member of the Liberty Street Piano Trio. In San Francisco, she has performed at Noontime Concerts and for Community Music Center’s Shenson Faculty Concert Series.
Josepha received her musical training at San Francisco State University, where she was a recipient of a Morrison Artist String Quartet scholarship, and Manhattan School of Music in New York City. Teachers include Barbara Riccardi, Daniel Kobialka, Rafael Bronstein and David Nadien. She has spent summers performing at Tanglewood, Spoleto, Blossom and Mendocino Festivals.
Josepha enjoys teaching at the Community Music Center, and the French American International School. She resides in Oakland, California, with her husband, trumpeter William Harvey, and their cat Charlie.