Our new season, featuring Mozart by Robert Silverman, organist Paul Jacobs back by popular demand, Red Priest, The Fry Street String Quartet, Denise Djokic and David Jalbert on cello and piano, and the Bay Area debut of Cleveland International Piano Competition winner Chu-Fang Huang.
Robert Silverman Photo Paul Red Priest looking scared Fry Quartet on couch Huang seated in front of piano
Del Valle Fine Arts

2006-2007 Season

March 31, 2007: Denise Djokic and David Jalbert

Young Canadian cellist Denise Djokic is already one of North America’s most sought-after soloists. "... considered by many to be the best up-and-coming cello player in the world." (Salina Journal). She is partnered with pianist David Jalbert, who played for us in 2003. The duo's recording "Folklore," on Sony Classics, received an East Coast Music Award. They will perform works by J. S. Bach, Debussy, Schumann, and Chopin. For more information, please see our printable PDF flyer.

"Jalbert's piano playing is remarkable for its sweep, confidence, sensitivity, power and color." (Fanfare)

Las Positas College will hold a discussion on Ms. Djokic and Mr. Jalbert Thursday 29 Mar 2007. The discussion is not the same as the concert, and is sold separately by LPC.

May 5, 2007: Chu-Fang Huang

Huang seated in front of piano
At age 23, this exceptional pianist from China won the 2005 Cleveland International Piano Competition, and was a finalist in the Van Cliburn competition the same year. We are proud to bring her to Livermore for her Bay Area debut.

"Ms. Huang’s pianistic ability to quickly soar from delicate and sensitive phrases to bold and expressive ones – never wavering and always under complete control – is quite remarkable." (The Islander).

Las Positas College will hold a discussion on Ms. Huang Thursday 3 May 2007. The discussion is not the same as the concert, and is sold separately by LPC.

Previous concerts in the 2006-2007 season

November 11, 2006: Robert Silverman Plays Mozart

EXTRA CONCERT! We are delighted to bring back Robert Silverman – who gave us a superb recital last year – with one of the Mozart sonata programs that he is presenting this year as part of the celebrations of Mozart’s 250th birthday anniversary. Expect to hear Sonata #2 in F Major, Sonata #6 in D Major, Sonata #13 in B-flat Major, and Sonata #17 in F Major. For more information, see the Del Valle flyer for the Silverman concert (in PDF).

"... a pianist’s pianist, unquestionably in the league of today’s superstars." (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)

Robert Silverman Photo

November 25, 2006: Paul Jacobs

We are pleased to once again host this amazing young master of the organ. Paul was appointed head of the organ department of Juilliard at age 26, and has recently been profiled by the NY Times and the Wall Street Journal. For more information, see the Del Valle flyer for the Jacobs concert (in PDF).

"He invites comparison with organ legends E. Power Biggs and Virgil Fox for his musical charisma and combining the soul of an entertainer with the chops of a rock-solid musician." (Hartford Courant)

January 27, 2007: Red Priest

Named after the flame-haired priest, Antonio Vivaldi, this extraordinary English ensemble has redefined the art of baroque music performance, combining the fruits of extensive research with swashbuckling virtuosity, creative re-composition, heart-on-sleeve emotion and compelling stagecraft. For more information, including full details on their "Pirates of the Baroque" program, please see our PDF flyer.

"There's absolutely nothing ordinary about the early music ensemble Red Priest, from its quirky costumes and innovative musical arrangements to its zany sense of humor and amazing virtuoso skills." (Virginia Gazette)

Red Priest looking scared
Las Positas College will hold a lecture and discussion on Red Priest Thursday, 25 Jan 2007. The discussion is not the same as the concert, and is sold separately by LPC.

March 3, 2007: The Fry Street Quartet

All Beethoven Program

Fry Quartet on couch
This talented young ensemble is Quartet-in-Residence at Utah State University, and winner of the Millennium Grand Prize at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. They will perform an all-Beethoven program of Opus 18, no. 1 in F Major, Opus 127 in E Flat Major, and Opus 59, no.3 in C Major, "Rasumovsky." For more information, check out PDF flyer announcing the performance.

"Fry Street's performance contained elegance and that wonderful chemistry that makes chamber music magical. They have a combination of musical maturity and charisma. The Fry Street Quartet has a capacity for both a lot of energy and also a lot of poetry." (South Bend Tribune)

Las Positas College will hold a discussion on The Fry Street Quartet Thursday 1 Mar 2007. The discussion is not the same as the concert, and is sold separately by LPC.

Dear Friends of Del Valle Fine Arts,
Welcome to our twenty-ninth year of presenting professional concerts in Livermore...

You can view our flyer for the season in PDF. To be notified of upcoming concerts, please send an email with your postal address to : Address is mailinglist@ this domain.


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 (for all six concerts): General $90, Special* $80
Single Tickets: General $18, Special* $16
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. Del Valle is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, so your contribution may be tax deductible.

Contributors of $225 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 $224. Sponsors, Patrons, and Benefactors all receive our thanks and recognition in each concert's program.

The Directors of Del Valle Fine Arts

Carl Anderson, Elinor Cullen, Bobbie Hadley, Charles Hartwig, Eric Horning, Keith Kang, Jean King, Herm Leider, 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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