Resonance: Derek Tam, fortepiano

Fri, Mar 22 • 8:00 pm


The "fortepianist of the beguiling fingers" (Bloomington Herald-Times), Resonance artistic director Derek Tam will play sonatas by Beethoven, Clementi, Haydn and Mozart on a copy of an late 18th-century piano. The performance will take place on Friday, March 22, 2019 at 8 pm in the Sanctuary at First Church Berkeley.

In this program, Tam will explore four pieces written in the key of F. Whereas F major exhibited "complaisance and calm", its minor counterpart signaled "deep depression, funereal lament, groans of misery and longing for the grave."

While the four masterpieces on this program, written by the 18th century's greatest composer-keyboardists, conform to these descriptions, they also break convention to showcase the whole range of human emotion.

This program will include:

Beethoven: Sonata in F minor, Op. 2 No. 1
Haydn: Andante with variations in F minor, Hob. XVII/6
Clementi: Sonata in F minor, Op. 13 No. 6
Mozart: Sonata in F major, K. 332/300k

More about other performances in the 2019-2019 season of Resonance...

$25 for general seating
$20 for seniors (65 and over) 
$15 for students, children under 18 and First Church members

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First Church Berkeley, a premier venue for music performance in the East Bay, has created its own exciting series of chamber and orchestral music concerts featuring artists from the Bay Area and beyond.

Music has always been an important part of the life of First Church. It touches the soul and gives sound and voice to ineffable mystery. We sing together and share our musical gifts. We also delight in the special talents of artists from within our community and beyond.

Derek Tam, First Church's Director of Music, curates this exciting series.

First Church is on the south side of the UC Berkeley campus, just west of Telegraph Avenue. It is a few blocks from the Downtown Berkeley BART and is accessible by several bus lines. Some paid parking is available in the church parking lot. Directions to the church and public transportation information...

$25 for general seating / $20 for seniors (65 and over ) / $15 for students, children under 18 and First Church members
2345 Channing Way, Berkeley CA

Derek Tam