Redwood Grove Summer Concerts: Real Vocal String Quartet + Berkeley Choro Ensemble
Performing Arts - Music | June 13 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden, Redwood Grove
On a mission to knit the world closer together through cultural collaboration, Real Vocal String Quartet freely mixes styles and transcends genres. RVSQ began with violinist Irene Sazers inspiration to combine her musical passions: chamber music, improvising, composing, and singing, and continues to grow with fiddler Sumaia Jackson, cellist David Tangney, and bassist Sam Shuhan. The ensemble embraces diverse influences from classical, jazz, rock, as well as traditional roots music from West Africa, Brazil, and rural America. With past performances on the Tonight Show, with Feist at Coachella, and as cultural ambassadors with the State Dept., RVSQ strides forward on an adventurous path.
The Berkeley Choro Ensemble (pronounced shoro), is a group of world-class musicians from the SF Bay Area that made its debut in January, 2010, at the Berkeley Public Library. The group celebrates the music, culture and history of Brazil, with a special emphasis on the Choro genre, a style of music which emerged in the 1800s in Brazil, fusing the music of Brazils European immigrants and the native music of Brazils indigenous and African-Brazilian population. In particular, the choro sound is somewhat akin to a combination of European classical music, ragtime, and blues. Historically, the choro style influenced Brazils most famous classical composer, Heitor Villa Lobos, to compose some of the worlds most hauntingly beautiful music, the Bachianas Brasileiras. Our repertoire also includes samba, bossa nova, jazz, and the music of Northeast Brazil.
REDWOOD GROVE CONCERT INFORMATION AND TICKET POLICIES
Shows will sell-out buy online in advance. (No surcharge!)
Redwood Grove Gate opens at 5pm.
Ticket includes admission to the main Botanical Garden collections before it closes at 5:00pm. (a $15/adult value!)
Parking in the attached UC campus parking lot ($1/hr) is limited and not guaranteed carpooling is highly encouraged.
All tickets are by registration will call" list, no physical tickets.
Seating is general admission amphitheater.
Please contact us in advance if you will need a wheelchair accessible spot.
Snacks and drinks available; picnics welcome
Warm clothes recommended.
All concert ticket sales are final and non-refundable.
The value is not transferable to another concert or program. In the event you can cannot attend, another person may use your registration spots using your name.
(Please let us know if your tickets will go unused.)
General $24 / UCBG Members $22 / Youth (5 - 17) $12