Del Valle Fine Arts

2005-2006 Season

Proudly celebrating our twenty-eighth year of presenting professional concerts in Livermore...

Dear Friends of Del Valle Fine Arts,

Welcome again to our renowned series of professional chamber music concerts and recitals in Livermore. As always, we shall be presenting a dazzlingly varied and stimulating assortment of performances at a hard-to-beat price. A particular objective of DVFA is to introduce young persons to the appreciation of fine music. To that end, children are admitted free to our concerts, and full-time students above high school can procure tickets at a special reduced price.

We hope you will enjoy our offerings this season as much as we enjoy bringing them to you!

To be notified of upcoming concerts, please send an email with your postal address to : Address is mailinglist@ this domain.

Robert Silverman
Photo: Yukiko Onley

Saturday, September 17th, 2005

Robert Silverman, piano

"Silverman made an extraordinary impression ... He created an idyll of exquisite sound and exact, unforced feeling. That was the feat of a mature artist, and something of a revelation." Financial Times (London)

"Pianism on a grand scale ... great force and impressive control. A pianist of importance and high-minded purpose." New York Times

Mr. Silverman will be performing works by Mozart, Brahms, Debussy, and Chopin, with the full program available here. The flyer for the this concert is available in PDF. For more information, please visit the homepage of Robert Silverman.

Saturday, October 29th, 2005

Turtle Island String Quartet

"A unified voice that truly breaks new ground...authentic and passionate...a reflection of some of the most creative music-making today." Yo-Yo Ma

"A standard beyond the reach of its few contemporaries... In the multifarious idiom they have all but invented, Turtle Island remains the ne plus ultra." Los Angeles Times

Turtle Island with perform "Outside the Lines," a blend of classical and jazz that showcases their talent for improvisation and features composers from Bach to Brubech. For more information, please see the flyer (PDF) for the upcoming concert or visit the homepage of the Turtle Island String Quartet.
Turtle Island String Quartet
Photo: Peter Serling

Corigliano String Quartet

Saturday, February 11th, 2006

Corigliano String Quartet

"The ensemble approached Haydn's late Quartet in D Minor, Op. 76, No. 2, with robust strokes of the bow, digging deeply into the music's flesh and deftly carving out each phase in Haydn's chain of thoughts." The Washington Post

The Quartet is scheduled to perform music by Beethoven and Schumann, as well as John Corigiliano's "Snapshot." You can view the flyer advertising the concert in PDF. For more information, please visit the homepage of the Corigliano String Quartet.

Saturday, March 11th, 2006

Inman Piano Trio

"The Inman Trio played with exuberance, graceful lyricism and jaunty high spirits." The Orlando Sentinel, Florida

The Inman Piano Trio will play the following program (click for PDF), including Schubert, Beethoven, Shostakovich, and Schoenfield. Also, please see the printable PDF flyer announcing the concert. For more information, please visit the homepage of Inman Piano Trio.

Inman Piano Trio

Sotto Voce Tuba Quintet

Saturday, April 8th, 2006

Sotto Voce Tuba Quartet

"A welcome addition to a genre that has precious few entries. Sotto Voce is a very fine group that plays expressively and has excellent ensemble precision." American Record Guide

"Who'd a thought of it? Sotto Voce is performing all over the place as a professional ensemble, garnering raves as serious performers. It doesn't take long to realize that the relegating of the tuba to the basement of the pitch spectrum is unfair - it has quite a wide range." John Sunier, Audiophile Audition

Sotto Voce will perform an eclectic program (Complete listing available in PDF) ranging from early to romantic to modern, with a number of pieces composed and arranged by member Michael Forbes. We also have available a printable PDF flyer advertising Del Valle's final concert of the 2005-2006 season. For more information, please visit the homepage of Sotto Voce.


Del Valle Fine Arts concerts are held at 8 p.m. in the First Presbyterian Church of Livermore, Fourth and South L Streets (click for map and directions).
You may purchase individual tickets at the door, or in advance from the following locations (click on the location for a map):

Towne Center Books in Pleasanton
The Book Oasis in Livermore.

or by mail at P.O. Box 2335, Livermore, CA 94551-2335.

Seating is open, so please come early.

For ticket information phone: 925-447-2752 or 925-443-5470.

Ticket prices

Season Tickets: General $60, Special* $55
Single Tickets: General $15, Special* $13
Tickets are FREE for children and students through high school.
* Senior (over 62), full-time students

If you would like to donate to Del Valle, please send a check to P.O. Box 2335, Livermore, CA 94551-2335, or click the button below to donate securely using PayPal. Del Valle is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, so your contribution may be tax deductible.

Contributors of $175 to $299 qualify for Patron status, and receive two complimentary season tickets. Contributors who donate $300 or more are Benefactors, and also receive two complimentary season tickets. Sponsors donate $25 to $175. Sponsors, Patrons, and Benefactors all receive our thanks and recognition in each concert's program.

The Directors of Del Valle Fine Arts

Carl Anderson, Arnold Clark, Elinor Cullen, Bobbie Hadley, Charles Hartwig, Eric Horning, Keith Kang, Jean King, Herm Leider, Peter Linde, Mort Mendelsohn, Don Miller, Mike Nagorka, Walt Nissen, John Pitts, Peter Poulsen, Doris Ryon, Arthur Scott, Tania Selden, and Lynn Seppala

For artists and agents

If you are a presenter and would like to have your artist considered for presentation by Del Valle Fine Arts, please send material to P.O. Box 2335, Livermore, CA 94551-2335. You can also send email to Spam-proofing image for email. Address is submissions at this domain. (Phone calls and emails are less effective.) Every year we decide what types of programs we will present in our next season in the spring. The material we have received, if appropriate, will be evaluated along with material sought out and received from other artists. You will be contacted if we need a CD or more information. Our selections are made based on CD recordings, PR materials and reports from local people who have attended concerts by these artists.

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Last modified: 19 May 2005
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