Welcome to the EIGHTH week of
Masquers on Demand
Welcome to week 8! We are in the final stretch of our summertime shelter-in-place experiment of Masquers on Demand. This penultimate week is sweet. This week you get to enjoy my favorite Birches Bend and Sing for America performances. I’ve been waiting for two months to share them with you! We also welcome Silvia Sobel from Contra Costa College as she shares a monolingual Spanish monologue from Carlos-Manuel Chavarria. Finally, sit back, relax, and enjoy the fourth episode of Season by Season podcast from Kit Lanthier. After today’s episode, you’ll be all caught up and ready to start listening along with them as they release the episodes directly. So, make sure you subscribe and follow wherever you listen to your podcasts. Scroll on and enjoy!
Birches Bend performs Gentle on My Mind
In our final weeks of Masquers on Demand, we wanted to highlight an amazing event that happens every year in Berkeley – the Berkeley Old Time Music Convention. Our dear friends, Birches Bend, have participated for a couple of years now and will be joining the event again in 2020. The event will be entirely online this year. The online event will be September 21-27. Learn more about the lineup, find out when Birches Bend is performing, and learn about workshops and tickets at www.berkeleyoldtimemusic.org.
Sing For America Chorus performs “Make Our Garden Grow”
Watch the SFA Chorus, Ashley Ellington, Mark DeSaulnier, and Liesl McPherrin sing “Seasons of Love” for the seventh annual Sing for America Foundation Concert, “SFA in Love!” at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco on April 15, 2018. Learn more about Sing for America.
Silvia Sobal performs
Silvia Sobal, an acting student at Contra Costa College performs a short monologue from the play “Casa de Soldados” (House of Soldiers) by Carlos-Manuel Chavarria. Carlos-Manuel Chavarria is an accomplished playwright, actor, and director. He is the chair of the drama department at Contra Costa College and one of the Masquers Playhouse’s newest board members.
Season by Season, by Kit Lanthier
Season by Season is an audio odyssey through the 24 sekki of the traditional Japanese Calendar. Join Alexis and Kit, lifelong friends who now live on opposite coasts, as they explore poetry, music, and sound on a journey through the rhythm of nature expressed by the seasons. Kit is a third-generation Masquers member who enjoys acting and stage managing.
You can learn more about the Season by Season and see show notes by visit Nourishing Japan.
Episode 4 – The Beginning of Midsummer / Minor Heat
Summer heats up in this episode of Season by Season, “the Beginning of Midsummer / Minor Heat.” Join Alexis and Kit as they appreciate cumulonimbus clouds, get ready to celebrate a star festival, and bask in the resplendence of some very special flowers.