Barefoot Chamber Concerts presents great music in a relaxed setting. We are committed to musical excellence, but without the formality of the conventional concert setting. All concerts will start at 6 p.m. on Fridays, and will last 60-75 minutes without intermission. There will be light refreshments. You don’t need to come barefoot, but you won’t see many people in tails, either. People 18 and under are admitted free and welcome as long as they don’t cry too loudly in the soft passages. Tickets are modestly priced, and will stay that way.
The present series grew out of 5 mid-morning concerts by Hallifax & Jeffrey in the 2008 Berkeley Festival Fringe. Those concerts were in the Parish Hall of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, and featured coffee and doughnuts. Somehow the setting, the music, the refreshments, and the relaxed, intimate nature of the presentations, all combined to create something new, something above all exciting and fun for both the musicians and the audience. The concerts were a runaway success, and afterwards, many audience members asked for more of the same on a regular basis: quality music in a relaxed setting.
This led to the birth of Barefoot Chamber Concerts in its present form. We aim to keep the same glow of excitement and the same freshness. The concerts will still be 60-75 minutes with no intermission, there will be suitable refreshments, and we will present only the music and the musicians we think you would really like to hear. The object will be for musicians and audience alike to have a great time. We chose 6 p.m. on Friday night for a regular time because after a long week many people are ready to hear some beautiful music, and afterwards they can go right on to enjoy whatever else they had planned for the rest of the evening.
Barefoot Chamber Concerts. Start the weekend right.