Invited through the auspices of the San Francisco Lesbian & Gay Freedom Band, Zaptet enthusiastically entertained attendees at an event celebrating the 20th anniversary of COLAGE, a nonprofit organization supporting children of queer parents.
Zaptet played a diverse selection of music for the luminaries assembled at the event, after which they heard from emcee comedienne Diane Amos, who grew up with two lesbian moms and is perhaps best known as The Pine Sol Lady.
Special thanks to Steven Keys, an occasional French horn player with Zaptet, who arranged two of the pieces we performed. Zaptet was recognized as a $500+ sponsor of the event.
More pictures below!
The Zaptet woodwind quintet will be featured at a garden party from 10:30am to noon on Saturday, September 12, at the home of Eric Bernier and his partner Mike, 63 La Grande Ave. in San Francisco. Please come by to hear, Hungarian Dances, Gypsy Flowers, and many other selections!
For tickets to the garden party circuit that will help set up a scholarship to SF’s City College Horticulture/Floristry and Botany Department, call Ruth Wallace at 415-420-6185 or 415-585-8399.
The Zaptet woodwind quintet will perform at the corner of Castro, 17th, and Market Streets from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm on Saturday, June 13. Special guest clarinetist Kathy Hennig will join us for this outdoor performance in San Francisco’s queer mecca. This performance will promote the upcoming concert of the Bay Area Rainbow Symphony (BARS).
Our dynamic woodwind quintet called the Zaptet is seeking a talented bassoonist to join us for regular rehearsals in San Francisco and performances in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Zaptet provides a safe and supportive environment for musicians of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender
expressions and includes members of the Bay Area Rainbow Symphony and the San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band.
You can see more about us at http://www.zaptet.org including articles on prior performances and what we played.
If you’d like to give us a test run, please consider coming to the next rehearsal 7-10pm on Thursday, May 28.
The following rehearsal is 7-10pm on Friday, June 5.
We have been meeting on Thursday evenings twice a month, and playing gigs every month or two as our members find interesting performance venues.
We are all trying to be flexible with our schedules so we can make it work for everyone.
If you or someone you know is interested, please let us know by contacting email@example.com
The next performance of the Zaptet will take place at 2:30pm to 4:30pm on Sunday, May 3, as part of a free Musica Para Las Madres Concert concert at the Women’s Building, 3543 18th Street, San Francisco, CA.
The performance will feature Carrie Barclay who joins us for the first time on bassoon. We will play the “Early Hungarian Dances” by Farkas.
Zaptet played a gig at the Stonestown Galleria in San Francisco during the busy holiday shopping season.
We played the following music:
- Ralph Vaughan Williams’ “And All in the Morning,” one of his “8 English Carols”
- Franz Danzi’s “Quintet in F Major,” movements 1 and 3
- Antonio Soler’s “Sonata No. 89”
- György Ligeti’s “Sechs Bagatellen für Bläserquintett,” movement I
- Edvard Grieg’s “Peer Gynt: Four Pieces: Solveig’s Song”
- Gustav Holst’s “March” from his “Second Suite in F”
- Camille Saint-Saëns’ “Introduction and the Lion’s Royal March” from his “Carnival of the Animals”
- Erik Satie’s “Sonatine Bureaucratique”
- Claude Debussy’s “Minstrels,” “La Fille Aux Cheveux de Lin” (“Girl With the Flaxen Hair”), and “Golliwogg’s Cake-Walk” from his “Suite No. 1”
- Malcolm Arnold’s “Three Shanties,” movement 1
The concert included an intermission and many encores to a sometimes enthusiastic audience including a well-dressed poodle.
Many thanks to Sacrilege for the photos.