Events

We welcome opportunities to perform at your special events, in addition to our public performances in the local community. 

Upcoming Events:

Saturday, March 25th, 2017, time to be announced – Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto

Sunday, May 7th, 2017 at 3:30 pm – Spring Concert at the Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center

June 2017 – A musical tour of Italy and Austria, through Incantato Concert Tours

Past Events

Sunday, December 11th, 2016 – Performance at Oakwood Retirement Community, Atherton

Saturday, June 18th, 2016, at 6:30 pm – Performance at the Twilight Concert Series of the Palo Alto Park District, Mitchell Park Courtyard.

Sunday, May 15th, 2016, 3:30 pm – Spring Concert at the Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center. A grant from the city of Menlo Park enabled us to offer an extra-special concert this year. We were honored that violinist Geoff Nuttall of the St. Lawrence String Quartet (Quartet in Residence at Stanford University), joined us on stage!  In addition, our fledging Classical Guitar Program presented a few pieces.

Saturday, March 19th, 2016, at 11:00 am – a brief 10-minute performance for the Cubberley Community Day Event, on the performance stage. Cubberley Community Center address: 4000 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto

Sunday, December 13th, 2015, 3:30 pm – holiday performance at a private venue

Saturday, December 12th, 2015, 3:00 pm – holiday performance at a private venue

Sunday, November 29th, 2015 at 12 pm and 2 pm. – We were invited back to the California Academy of Sciences to perform in their annual Holiday Concert event on the Piazza stage!

Saturday, June 27th, 2015, 6:30 pm, performance at the Palo Alto Park District’s Twilight Concert Series

Palo Alto Twilight Concert Series June 27th, 2015

Palo Alto Twilight Concert Series June 27th, 2015

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May 16th, 2015 at 10:30 am – Solo Recital at our studio in Palo Alto

March 29th, 2015  at 3:30 pm – Spring Concert at Cubberley Theater, Palo Alto. 

December 13th and 14th, 2014 – private afternoon holiday performances

November 30th, 2014 – 12:00 and 2:00 pm – Performances at the California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco

MSW at Cal Academy of Sciences 30 Nov 2014

MSW at Cal Academy of Sciences 30 Nov 2014

July 2014 – select members chosen by audition to tour Germany with students of the Betty Haag Academy, Buffalo Grove, IL

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Saturday afternoon, May 10th, 2014 at 3:00 pmSpring Concert at Eagle Theatre, Los Altos High School, 201 Almond Ave., Los Altos, CA 94022

Spring Concert ProgramProgram Pieces for Spring Concert 2014

Additional information and tickets available here: http://magicalstringswest.eventbrite.com

2014 Spring Concert Flyer
2014 Spring Concert Flyer

Saturday, April 26th, 2014, 1:00 pm – Performance with students of the Betty Haag Academy (Buffalo Grove, IL) at Orchestra Hall, Chicago

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Sunday, March 30th, 2014, 3:30 pm: Select members of Magical Strings West are performing as guests of the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra at a free Family Concert in the San Mateo College Theater, 1700 Hillsdale Blvd, San Mateo.

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014 Workshop with Master Teacher Betty Haag-Kuhnke from Chicago, IL

Sunday, March 16th, 2014 – performance at private Persian New Year party in Los Gatos

January 11th, 2014 – performance at private party in Los Altos

Sunday afternoon, December 15th, 2013: Holiday Concert for the residents of the Oakwood retirement community on the Sacred Heart campus in Atherton (not open to the general public)

Saturday, November 16th at 2 pm special family event at Stanford Shopping Center for the opening of American Girl Store

Saturday, June 8th, 2013, 6:30 pm: Performance at private event in San Carlos

Surprise Appearance at Mr. Strode's 80th birthday party!

Surprise Appearance at Mr. Strode’s 80th birthday party!

Saturday, June 1st, 2013, 4:00 pm: Magical Strings West Spring Concert at the First Presbyterian Church of Palo Alto. Free Admission.

Spring Concert 2013 – program

Vivaldi Concerto A Minor, 1st Movement

Shostakovich Praeludium for Two Violins

May 22nd through May 25th, 2013: Rehearsals with the Betty Haag Academy in Buffalo Grove, IL, culminating in a concert in Chicago’s Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center.

Sunday, March 24th, 2013, 3:30 pm: Select members of Magical Strings West are performing as guests of the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra at a free Family Concert in the San Mateo College Theater, 1700 Hillsdale Blvd, San Mateo.

Saturday, May 25th, 2013, 1:00 pm (Central Time).- Performance with students of the Betty Haag Academy in Chicago’s Symphony Center Orchestra Hall. Our group is traveling to Chicago on May 22nd to participate in daily rehearsals for the 5/25 concert. Admission $25

Spring Concert on Sunday, May 20th, 2012, 3:30 pm, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2124 Brewster, Redwood City. Free admission

Saturday, April 7th, 2012 1:00 pm Performance at  Chicago’s Orchestra Hall as guests of the Betty Haag Academy

Sunday, December 11th, 2011; private performance at Oakwood retirement community

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011, 2:00 pm ; Performance at BloomingdalesStanford. Open to the public and free!

Saturday, June 4th, 2011, 3:30 pm ; Performance at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2124 Brewster (at Lowell), Redwood City.

Saturday, May 21st  2011 – Performance with the Betty Haag Academy of Music in Orchestra Hall, Chicago.

March 26th – 27th, 2011 – Workshop with guest Master Teacher Betty Haag

Saturday, December 18th, 1:00  pm – Holiday Performance at Bloomingdale’s, Level 1, The New View, Stanford Shopping Mall

Sunday, December 12th, 10:30 am – Holiday Performance at Cafe Borrone, Menlo Park

Friday, December 10th, 2011 –  Christmas Concert for the residents of Oakwood Retirement Community on the Sacred Heart Campus in Atherton

Outdoor performance at Cafe Borrone, Menlo Park, August 20th, culminating a 3-day workshop with guest master teacher Betty Haag of the Betty Haag Academy of Music in suburban Chicago.

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Guest appearance/performance on August 21st at the Carol Stinson Literary Foundation’s fundraiser.

Los Angeles Tour with the Magical Strings of Youth of the Betty Haag Academy, June 12th – 19th, 2010, with performances at the Crystal Cathedral,  LA Children’s Hospital, Segerstrom Concert Hall with the Pacific Symphony and violinist Vadim Gluzman, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Avalon Casino Ballroom – Catalina Island, and Disneyland.