Special Events

Crowden School Spring 2017 Tour Fundraiser:
Food & Wine Benefit Reception

Enjoy a delightful evening of chamber music, exceptional foods and wines, silent auctions and more, all in support of the Crowden School's biennial music tour!

Savor fine wines at our hosted wine table, delectable hors d'oeuvres, and chamber music performances by our inspiring Crowden School young musicians. A silent auction will feature an exciting range of dining certificates for local cuisine hot-spots, intriguing selections of wine, concert tickets, and a beautiful hand-crafted Jay Haide violin. We'll have special Drawings for Golden State Warriors game tickets and a magnificent Basket of Wines. All in support of the Crowden School's 2017 music tour to Chicago and Cleveland!

Browse our silent auction here

Jay Haide violin for auctionEvery two years, Crowden School seventh and eighth graders embark on a spring music tour. Students treasure the Tour as a highlight of their time at Crowden. Each tour is jam-packed with public performances, musical exchanges with local young players, master classes with distinguished musicians, and educational explorations of the visited regions history and cultural landmarks. Past tours have included: Canada, Denmark and Sweden, the Southwest, the East Coast, England and Scotland, Italy, New Zealand, and Washington, DC.

Online ticket sales have ended, but tickets will be available at the door, space permitting.

Winter Recital
David Requiro, cello, and Jeffrey LaDeur, piano

January 31, 2017, 7pm

David Requiro

First Prize winner of the 2008 Naumburg International Violoncello Competition, Crowden School alumnus David Requiro has emerged as one of today’s finest American cellists. After winning First Prize in both the Washington International and Irving M. Klein International String Competitions, he also captured a top prize at the Gaspar Cassadó International Violoncello Competition in Hachioji, Japan, coupled with the prize for the best performances of works by Cassadó.

General admission tickets are $125 and include a dessert and wine reception with the artists following the concert. Proceeds will benefit music education programs and scholarships at Crowden.

Crowden members at the Patron ($500) level and higher receive complimentary tickets to the Winter Benefit, as well as to an exclusive reception prior to the concert. For more information on Crowden's membership program, or to RSVP as a Patron member or higher, please contact Kerri Gawryn at kgawryn@crowden.org or 510.559.6910 ext. 120.

Our Mission

Crowden combines music and education to nurture, develop, and inspire students of all ages, and provides essential support to the musical life of the community.


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