Arts & Events

Around and About in Music: Carmen at the Hillside Club, String Quartet at the City Club

By Ken Bullock
Wednesday March 16, 2011 - 11:31:00 AM

One more chance to catch a Berkeley show of Vertismo Opera's Carmen, this Sunday at 3, Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar (at Arch)--with bigger orchestra (led by Michael Shahani) than previous Verismo productions and full chorus. $10-$20. (707) 864-5508; 

Berkeley Chamber Performances will present the Cavani String Quartet playing Beethoven (String Quartet Opus 18, No. 1), Bartok (String Quartet No. 4) and Ravel (String Quartet in F Major), 8 p .m. Tuesday March 22 in the ballroom of the Julia Morgan-designed Berkeley City Club. The quartet--Annie Fullard (founding member), violin; Mari Sato, violin; Kirsten Dokter, viola; and Merry Peckham (founding member), cello--dates from 1984, and has been in residency at the Cleveland Institute of Music since 1988. $25 general; high school students, free; older students, $12.50. 525-5211;