Arts & Events

Around the East Bay: Eidolon String Quartet

Thursday May 07, 2009 - 06:30:00 PM

Berkeley Symphony concertmaster Franklyn D’Antonio, a student of Jascha Heifetz, formerly with both the Chicago Symphony and Los Angeles Philharmonic, has founded a new chamber group, the Eidolon String Quartet. D’Antonio is first violin; Noah Strick, Berkeley Symphony’s assistant concertmaster, second violin; Clare Twohy, who teaches at Crowden School, on viola; and Gianna Abandolo, who teaches at UC Berkeley and Mills, cello. On Saturday night, the group will perform their inaugural concert, playing the music of local composers, including pieces by Crowden School teachers Twohy, Alexis Alrich, Clark Suprynowicz (whose work has also been played by Berkeley Symphony and Berkeley Opera), and Michael Kaulkin of the San Francisco Conservatory. 8 p.m. Saturday, May 9, in the Dalby Room at Crowden Music Center, 1475 Rose St. $15.