by Mollie Hazen

Save these Dates! As President-Elect of the Kensington Symphony Orchestra (KSO) I invite ECDC members to enjoy our upcoming Spring concerts, conducted by esteemed music director and conductor Geoffrey Gallegos at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley in the Kensington Hills. 1 Lawson Road, Kensington. KSO is a community-based orchestra consisting of seasoned professionals, committed amateur musicians, music educators and students from the entire Bay Area. Tickets, at the door or from, are $20 adults, $15 seniors & students. children under 12 free. I look forward to seeing you there!

 Saturday, April 16 @ 8 p.m. – All French Program!

KSO joins UUCB Luminescence and SF Unitarian Choruses in an all-French program featuring Poulenc’s Gloria, Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals, and more. Home-made desserts! For info: (510) 525-0302 x309

Sunday, May 22 @ 3 p.m. – Special Benefit Recital with Jason Totzke!

 KSO Benefit Recital with acclaimed Concertmaster Jason Totzke, violin, and Lois Karre, piano, in music of Beethoven, Messiaen, Piazzolla and Franck. Reception to follow. For more info:

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