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Zaptet Plays at COLAGE 20th Anniversary Event

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

COLAGE 20th Anniversary LogoInvited 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 at COLAGE 20th Anniversary Event


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.

Zaptet Meets Diane Amos, the Pine Sol Lady, at COLAGE 20th Anniversary Event

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!

Zaptet Plays Garden Benefit for City College Scholarship

Friday, September 11th, 2009

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.

Zaptet Zaps the Castro on Saturday, June 13

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

Zaptet lightning bolt logoThe 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).

Next Performance: “Musica Para Las Madres” on May 3

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

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.

Flier for May 3, 2009, Zaptet Concert at San Francisco Women's Building

December 21, 2008 at Stonestown Galleria, San Francisco

Sunday, December 21st, 2008

Zaptet played a gig at the Stonestown Galleria in San Francisco during the busy holiday shopping season.

Zaptet Woodwind Quintet Plays at Stonestown Galleria in San Francisco Zaptet Woodwind Quintet Signage for Performance at Stonestown Galleria in San Francisco

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

Zaptet Woodwind Quintet Plays at Stonestown Galleria in San Francisco Tom on Bassoon and Doug on Clarinet in Zaptet Woodwind Quintet Performing at Stonestown Galleria in San Francisco Jeff Performing French Horn in Zaptet Woodwind Quintet Through Cosmetic Store at Stonestown Galleria in San Francisco

Eric on Flute and Stardust on Oboe in Zaptet Woodwind Quintet Performing at Stonestown Galleria in San Francisco Jeff on French Horn, Tom on Bassoon, and Doug on Clarinet Performing in Zaptet Woodwind Quintet at Stonestown Galleria in San Francisco

Zaptet Woodwind Quintet Performing Under Plant Frond at Stonestown Galleria in San Francisco Zaptet Woodwind Quintet Performing Under Plant Frond at Stonestown Galleria in San Francisco

Rainbow Music Stands for Zaptet Woodwind Quintet Performance at Stonestown Galleria in San Francisco

The concert included an intermission and many encores to a sometimes enthusiastic audience including a well-dressed poodle.

Well-Dressed Poodle Audience for Zaptet Woodwind Quintet at Stonestown Galleria in San Francisco

Zaptet Woodwind Quintet Performing in Extreme Upper Right at Stonestown Galleria in San Francisco Zaptet Woodwind Quintet After Performing at Stonestown Galleria in San Francisco

Many thanks to Sacrilege for the photos.

September 20, 2008 at Portal to the Past, Golden Gate Park

Saturday, September 20th, 2008

Zaptet first performed at the Portal to the Past in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.

Zaptet Woodwind Quintet Performing at Portal of the Past, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco Zaptet Woodwind Quintet Performing at Portal of the Past, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco

Announced only to a few friends, Zaptet played the following pieces at this “zap” performance:

  • Edvard Grieg’s “Peer Gynt: Four Pieces: Solveig’s Song”
  • Erik Satie’s “Sonatine Bureaucratique”
  • Franz Danzi’s “Woodwind Quintets, Opus 68, Nos. 2-3”
  • Various Composers from “Encore Pieces Vol 2”

Doug Over Flute, Zaptet Woodwind Quintet Performing at Portal of the Past, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco Small Audience With Most of Zaptet Woodwind Quintet Performing at Portal of the Past, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco

Zaptet Woodwind Quintet Viewed Across Pond at Portal of the Past, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco Closeup of Zaptet Woodwind Quintet at Portal of the Past, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco

Zaptet Woodwind Quintet Viewed Across Pond at Portal of the Past, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco Sammy Dog With Zaptet Woodwind Quintet at Portal of the Past, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco Tom on Bassoon and Jeff on French Horn, Zaptet Woodwind Quintet Performing at Portal of the Past, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco

Zaptet Woodwind Quintet at Portal of the Past, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco Zaptet Woodwind Quintet Performing at Portal of the Past, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco

Zaptet Woodwind Quintet Performing at Portal of the Past, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco Doug on Clarinet, Zaptet Woodwind Quintet Performing at Portal of the Past, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco

Eric on Flute, Zaptet Woodwind Quintet Performing at Portal of the Past, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco Eric on Flute, Stardust on Oboe, Zaptet Woodwind Quintet Performing at Portal of the Past, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco

Geese on Pond While Zaptet Woodwind Quintet Performing at Portal of the Past, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco Goose Grooming While Zaptet Woodwind Quintet Performing at Portal of the Past, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco

Goose Feet Near Zaptet Woodwind Quintet Performing at Portal of the Past, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco

Duck Swimming While Zaptet Woodwind Quintet Performing at Portal of the Past, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco Ducks Swimming While Zaptet Woodwind Quintet Performing at Portal of the Past, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco

View Across Pond of Zaptet Woodwind Quintet Performing at Portal of the Past, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco Closeup of Stardust Playing Oboe Reed, Zaptet Woodwind Quintet Performing at Portal of the Past, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco Stardust on Oboe, Zaptet Woodwind Quintet Performing at Portal of the Past, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco

Most of Zaptet Woodwind Quintet Performing at Portal of the Past, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco Audience Enjoying Zaptet Woodwind Quintet Performing at Portal of the Past, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco

Jeff on French Horn, Zaptet Woodwind Quintet Performing at Portal of the Past, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco

Tom on Bassoon and Jeff on French Horn, Zaptet Woodwind Quintet Performing at Portal of the Past, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco Bassoon and Jeff on French Horn, Zaptet Woodwind Quintet Performing at Portal of the Past, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco

Many thanks to Sacrilege for the pictures.