When: October 29, 2012
Where: Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, Berkeley CA
How? Hosted by the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, presenting us on their Classical @ the Freight concert series.
That's right, ViolaMANIA is back! Version 2.0 - bigger, better, scarrier. Two nights before Halloween, we'll fill the hall again at Freight & Salvage, with audience and with players, as we once again will try to break the World Record for the number of violists performing the same piece at the same time.
Program details are nearly worked out and more information about the evening will come soon, but the most important thing is you mark your calendars for October 29th 2012 and keep your day free - we will have some pre-concert shenanigans beginning around 5 or 6pm in the lobby, including impromptu viola ensemble reading sessions; raffle prizes and silent auction items on display; vendor tables filled with local and not-so-local merchandise; and pending approval of our hosts, a potluck table or two.
In 2010 we nearly had to turn people away and the concert began almost 15 minutes late in order to get everyone in the door, people had lined up down the street to take part in the phenomenon that was ViolaMANIA! Don't miss your chance to be a part of the long-awaited sequel: buy your tickets in advance online! and save a couple of bucks off the at-the-door price.
Online: $8.50 at www.ticketweb.com
At the door: $10.50
At the door WITH A VIOLA IN HAND: $9.50
Official concert start time: 8:00pm
Pre-concert activities in the lobby beginning around 5:30pm Battle of the Bratschen SEMI-FINALS at 7:00pm in the hall (more details forthcoming)