Adam Pease, clarinet
Andrew Lan, violin
Dawn Madole, violin
Kevin Jim, viola
David Budson, cello

In memory of David Budson - musician, physician and friend.

2010 Concert

Dance Palace, Point Reyes, November 15, 7pm

2009 Concerts

Preview concert, (Golijov only) February 8, 8pm, Fortnightly concert series, Palo Alto Arts Center, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto, CA, free

February 21, 7pm, Berkeley Piano Club, 2724 Haste Street, Berkeley, CA
Please allow extra time, as there is only street parking available near the Piano Club. Parking ideas

March 7, 7pm, Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 1100 Las Gallinas Ave, San Rafael

March 15, 3pm, Grace Episcopal Church, 1314 Spring St., St. Helena, CA

March 21, 7pm, Unitarian Universalist Church, 505 East Charleston Road, Palo Alto
$10 suggested donation
Concert will last just over 2 hours

2009 Program

Mozart, Quintet for Clarinet and Strings
Brahms, Quintet for Clarinet and Strings
Osvaldo Golijov, "Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind", Quintet for Clarinet and Strings

Member Biographies

Adam Pease grew up in Massachusetts, where he took up clarinet at the age of ten. He later studied privately with Keith Wilson at Yale University, at the same time obtaining degrees in computer science at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. While concentrating on playing chamber music at venues throughout the Bay Area, he has performed all the Weber clarinet concertos with local orchestras. He is a past president of the Palo Alto Fortnightly Music Club. When not playing music, he is CEO of Articulate Software, a small software consultancy in Napa Valley.

Andrew Lan is a native of Los Angeles, where he studied violin with Idell Low, Laura Schmieder and Myron Sandler. He continued his musical training with Susan Freier while attending Stanford for his undergraduate work. He counts among his most memorable musical experiences two summers at the Aspen Music Festival, where he was a pupil of Carole Cowan. In addition to being an avid chamber musician, Andrew also enjoys playing with local symphony and opera orchestras. He has served as concertmaster of the Stanford Symphony Orchestra, the U.C. Berkeley Orchestra, and the Aspen Sinfonia. He resides in Palo Alto and works by day as a pediatrician in Los Gatos.

Dawn Madole, violinist, grew up in Novato and studied violin almost exclusively with Serban Rusu of Tiburon. Dawn is a graduate of UC Berkeley with a BA in Music. While at Berkeley, she held the concertmaster position of the University Symphony and was an active performer in chamber ensembles. She won the 2000 concerto competition playing the Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 and was also awarded the Eisner Prize for Performing Arts. In 2001, as a recipient of the Hertz Traveling Fellowship from UC Berkeley, she moved to Vienna, Austria and studied violin with Daniel Froschauer of the Vienna Philharmonic. Currently, Dawn is a member of the Vallejo Symphony and plays regularly with the Marin Symphony while serving also as their music librarian. She performs regularly with chamber music ensembles, and also enjoys teaching many private violin students throughout Marin County.

Kevin Jim began playing the viola at Herbert Hoover Middle School, San Francisco. He was a scholarship student at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Preparatory Division, where he studied with Susan Bates. He was the principal violist with the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra. While pursuing his bachelor's and master's degrees in civil and environmental engineering at the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Kevin continued his viola studies with Basil Vendryes, Gina Feinauer, Paul Yarbrough and Rudolf Haken. He has participated in the Mendocino Music Festival, Aria International Music Academy, the Quartet Program, Summer Music West, and Junior Bach Festival. Kevin has recently spent 3 years working in Hong Kong, during which time he performed with the Hong Kong Chamber Orchestra, the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong, and the Hong Kong Sinfonietta.

David Budson grew up in Detroit and began studying the cello at the age of 9. Following high school he was a member of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra for 2 years, before leaving to embark on his medical studies. He currently resides in Berkeley and practices pulmonary medicine at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Vallejo. He is a student of Stephen Harrison in Palo Alto, regularly attends several chamber music workshops, and is a performing member of the Fortnightly Music Club in Palo Alto and the Contra Costa Performing Arts Society.

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