Your Life
to Music

Bridget Dolkas and
Matthew Tommasini


Sun October 6, 2013 - 7pm
Community Room, Encinitas Library
Tickets $15
(purchased at the door)

Demons and Angels

Heavenly, playful sounds mix with music of a devil’s
bargain in this showdown between light and dark.

Benjamin Lulich, clarinet
Ruby Cheng, piano
Bridget Dolkas, violin
Paul Manaster, violin
Pam Jacobson, viola
Sarah Koo, cello

Giuseppe Tartini

Stacey Garrop
Astor Piazzolla
Peter Przystaniak
Igor Stravinsky

Violin Sonata in G, “Devil’s Trill”
III. Andante
String Quartet No. 2, “Demons and Angels”
La Muerte del Angel
Five Angels
L'Histoire du Soldat, Suite for clarinet, violin, and piano

Sun December 8, 2013 - 7pm
Community Room, Encinitas Library
Tickets $15
(purchased at the door)
Pre-Registered $10
Click here for pre-registration

Exotic Landscapes

Explore brave new lands through musical
interpretations, at once familiar in their human connection
and foreign in their exotic flavors.

Bridget Dolkas, violin
Aroussiak Baltaian, violin
Meredith Crawford, viola
Tao Ni, cello
Eric Derr, percussion
Kurt Mortensen, concert host

Béla Bartók

Ernest Bloch

Lei Liang
Tribute to John Cage

Peter Swendsen

Antonín Dvořák

44 Duets for two violins
Arabian Song
Transylvanian Dance
Paysages “Landscapes”
I. North
II. Alpestre
III. Tongataboo
Garden Eight (for resonant metals)
Imaginary Landscape, No. W (for audience and performers)


Nothing that is not there and the nothing that is
(for amplified bass drum and tape)
Quartet No. 12 in F Major, Op. 96, "American"
I. Allegro ma non troppo
II. Lento
III. Molto vivace
IV. Finale: Vivace ma non troppo

Sun February 2, 2014 - 7pm
Community Room, Encinitas Library
Tickets $15
(purchased at the door)

Love Triangle

From friendship to passion, peel away the many
layers of love shared between Robert Schumann,
Clara Schumann, and Johannes Brahms, as expressed
through their music.

Bridget Dolkas, violin
Jeanne Skrocki, violin
Pam Jacobson, viola
Lars Hoefs, cello
Ruby Cheng, piano
Rebecca George, host (Sunday only)

Robert Schumann

Robert Schumann
Robert Schumann

Clara Schumann

Clara Schumann
Johannes Brahms

Faschingsschwank aus Wien, Op. 26 (Saturday only)
Du Ring an meinem Finger, Op. 42 (Sunday only)
String Quartet in a minor, Op. 41, #1
INTRODUZIONE: Andante espressivo
Trio for Violin, Cello, and Piano, Op. 17
Allegro moderato


Romance #1 for Violin and Piano, Op. 22
Piano Quintet in f minor, Op. 34
Scherzo: Allegro
Finale: Poco sostenuto

Sun April 13, 2014 - 7pm
Community Room, Encinitas Library
Tickets $15
(purchased at the door)

*Please note that the concerts
are on separate weekends.

Silver Screen Onstage

A beloved Connections tradition, we explore concert
music of legendary film composers and works featured
in cinematic masterpieces, accompanied by captivating
film clips.

Ching-Ming Cheng, piano
Bridget Dolkas, violin
Alex Greenbaum, cello
Larry Groupé, host

Erich Korngold

Don Davis
Ludwig van Beethoven
J.S. Bach

Luigi Boccherini

John Williams
Larry Groupé
Ludwig van Beethoven

Trio for Piano, Violin, and Cello, Op.1
Allegro non troppo, con espressione
"Going On" for solo cello
Fur Elise
Suite #1 for cello


Passacalle from Musica notturna delle strade di Madrid
(Night Music of the Streets of Madrid)
(arr. by Nick Hersh)
Theme from "Schindler's List"
Trio for Piano, Violin, and Cello, Op. 97, "Archduke"
Allegro moderato