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Join us this fall for Joseph Young & Friends: a series of free online musical gatherings hosted by Music Director Joseph Young. With this series, Joseph invites us all to share intimate musical experiences offered by his dearest friends and colleagues. From BSO musicians, to local composers, to special guest artists: expect to interact with familiar faces and make new friends in an engaging musical journey!

The next episode airs Thursday September 24th at 5PM (PDT)
Stay tuned for future episode air dates and registration info

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Click below to learn more about our guest musicians for Bach with a Twist!
Paul Dresher | composer and leader of the Paul Dresher Ensemble

Paul Dresher is a multi-talented composer known for weaving contemporary classical, pop, minimalist, and South and Southeast Asian musical styles together into his own distinctive personal style. He creates in a myriad of different genres, including experimental theater, contemporary opera, acoustic and electronic chamber music, orchestral compositions, dance scores, and musical instrument invention. Learn more…

Sam Reider | accordionist, pianist, composer, and educator

Sam Reider is an American accordionist, pianist, composer, and educator. Originally trained as a jazz pianist, Reider has spent many years exploring and interpreting folk music from around the world on the accordion. His original compositions frequently combine jazz improvisation, folk instruments and grooves, and classical structure. Learn more…

Deborah Shidler | Berkeley Symphony principal oboist

Oboist Deborah Shidler received her M. M. degree from Yale University and B.M.E. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is the principal oboist with Berkeley Symphony as well as Festival Opera. Deborah currently serves on the faculty of California State Universities, Sacramento and East Bay. 

Shawn Jones | Berkeley Symphony bassoonist

Bassoonist Shawn Jones, is a graduate of the Juilliard School and Rice University. In addition to his position with Berkeley Symphony, Shawn has performed as a member of the Colorado, Detroit, and San Francisco Symphonies. He is also a nationally certified massage therapist and black belt in kung fu. Learn more…

Carol Rice | Berkeley Symphony principal cellist

Carol has been principal cellist of Berkeley Symphony since 1982. She also performs with Symphony Silicon Valley and a variety of other groups around the Bay Area. In addition to her performance activities, Carol serves as vice president of Villa Sinfonia Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to music education. Learn more…

Tom Hornig | Berkeley Symphony principal trombonist

Tom Hornig is widely regarded as a consummate freelance trombonist and dedicated music educator. He has performed with every major orchestra in the Bay Area, including over 1,000 concerts with the San Francisco Symphony. He maintains a steady performance schedule with the Berkeley, Oakland, California, and Modesto Symphonies.

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