Holiday Gift to Music Lovers: Anna Lyn Galura, Violinist

On Wednesday, December 20, 2017, from 7 – 8:30 pm, enjoy Holiday Gift to Music Lovers, a free concert.

Violinist Anna Lyn Galura, accompanied by Kyle Adam Blair on the piano, will perform:

  • Violin Sonata No. 3 in D Minor – Johannes Brahms
  • Partita No. 3 in E Major – Johann Sebastion Bach
  • Concerto No. 5 – Henri Vieuxtemps

Galura began playing violin at age 7, and has performed internationally with prestigious orchestras and music festivals. Recent engagements include the Spoleto USA Festival, and as resident artist in the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria. She currently teaches and performs professionally throughout the Charleston, SC area and is a frequent guest artist with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra. She will complete her Bachelor’s degree in Violin Performance this academic year, and will audition for graduate studies in Performance and Pedagogy.

Sip and Savor Benefit Concert on 6/9/18

Enjoy your favorite wine, homemade treats, & lovely music featuring UUFSD’s own Monique Kunewalder and Lynne Talley, with flute accompanists.

Monique started her musical career early, playing with Arthur Fiedler and the Hartford Symphony Orchestra at age 12. Both Monique and Lynne have undergraduate degrees in music from Oberlin College & Conservatory followed by graduate piano studies in the US and abroad. Proceeds benefit the UUFSD Concert Fund.

Discounted early-bird tickets are $20, or pay $25 at the door. Early-bird tickets available at https://sip-savor-uufsd-2018.eventbrite.com.

CON*SPIRE: Connect+Create+Inspire

Creating inspiring music together. Join Con*spire facilitator Laura Sandage in a music workshop that evolves into an evening concert. Con*spire is an accessible format of co-creation, a safe container for all that we imagine ourselves to be. To conspire is to breathe together. We connect in a safe circle. Together we strengthen our intentions & create new experiences in word, song, and action. We inspire each other along the way, and invite our wider community to be inspired by what has emerged from our trust and truth.

Con*spire will take place on April 18, 2018 at UUFSD. More event details to follow and more on Laura Sandage at http://www.laurasandage.com/.

UUFSD Concert Survey Results

Many thanks to the 84 folks who took part in our Concert Survey 2017 during August. Your input and suggestions regarding musicians and musical style(s), as well as preferred day and time for these musical events have been very helpful in scheduling concerts for our 2017-2018 church year. The majority of respondents noted that they prefer folk (66%), classical (56%), and jazz/blues (50%). With regard to preferred day/time for concerts, the majority preferred Saturday evening. Most survey respondents (75%) answered that childcare was “not at all important.” Thanks to the nearly 40% of respondents provided musician suggestions. It “takes a village” to help insure the success of our concerts, so we also appreciate the 42 respondents (50%) who offered to help with the various concert-related tasks. Additional details about survey results are available here: UUFSD Concert Survey 2017–Results.

UUFSD Concert Planning Group: Chris Byrnes, Chris Lehman, Jill Ballard, Rich Franzwa, Mark Tuller, Vicky Newman

Peggy Watson and David Beldock with Paul Beach on Nov 18

Enjoy a special evening of live music with local singer-songwriters Peggy Watson & David Beldock, accompanied by bass guitarist Paul Beach, on Saturday, November 18, from 7:30 to 9:30 PM in Founders Hall.

“Hearing Watson’s angelic soprano voice is a treat that holds true whether she’s singing folk, urbane pop, jazzy ballads, or earthy country reveries,” commented George Varga, San Diego Union-Tribune.

Discounted early-bird tickets are $20 online at http://watsonbeldock-uufsd2017.eventbrite.com or pay $25 at the door.

Founders Hall doors open at 7:00 PM and concert begins at 7:30 PM. Come early and enjoy some wine and homemade treats.

Your VERY local cover band’s concert to support UUFSD is September 9th

Your VERY local cover band’s concert to support UUFSD is September 9th

If you didn’t buy tickets at the fellowship’s auction in May, it’s not too late! There are still tickets available for the event on the evening of Saturday, September 9th.

Party starts at 6pm at the home of Joyce Qaqundah and Steve Wallace in Del Mar. The UUFSD Band will start playing at 7pm. From rock and roll to bluegrass, hear songs you may have heard at church, plus new songs learned just for this event!

Interested? Have questions? Email uufsdband@gmail.com or call/text Cathy Leach-Phillips at 650 224-1974.

Love is Love: Songs of Liberty and Hope Oct 21

On Saturday, October 21, Hima Joshi and Christine Lehman, sopranos, and Katie Klaerich, pianist will perform Love is Love: Songs of Liberty and Hope. The performance will feature works by Barber, Bernstein, Faure, Laitman, and more.

The concert will be held in Founders Hall from 7-8:30 pm. All profits benefit the American Civil Liberties Union. Suggested donation is $20 (cash or check payable to UUFSD with “ACLU” in the memo). For more information, contact Chris Lehman at chrislehman8@gmail.com.

Take the UUFSD Concert Survey

Please help us plan for upcoming concerts by taking a few minutes to complete the UUFSD Concert Survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/concert2017-18.

Your input and suggestions regarding musicians and musical style(s), as well as preferred time of day and day of week for these musical events will help in scheduling concerts most likely to be well attended and enjoyed by the largest number. It “takes a village” to help insure the success of these concerts, so we are also seeking volunteers to help with the various concert-related tasks. Whether or not you are willing to volunteer, please take a few moments to complete the Concert Survey. Your input is anonymous, unless you choose to provide contact information.

We will be collecting survey input through the Survey Monkey link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/concert2017-18 through Sunday, August 20.

If you need a paper copy of the survey, please email Vicky at suun.events@gmail.com. Thanks for your participation. UUFSD Concert Planning Group (Chris Byrnes, Chris Lehman, Jill Ballard, Rich Franzwa, Mark Tuller, Vicky Newman)