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Midweek Musical Matinee: Wind and Strings

Wednesday, October 11, 2023 @ 1:00 pm2:15 pm

Osher Marin JCC
200 North San Pedro Road
San Rafael, CA 94903 United States
Come join us for a live, in-person concert filled with beautiful music and interesting insights. Seating is limited; get your ticket today!

Thanks to the generous support of donors
to the Osher Marin JCC’s Adult Learning Programs
FREE tickets are available to the following concert.

Midweek Musical Matinee:

Wind and Strings – Classical Music Throughout the Ages

Wednesday, October 11


In-Person at the Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road (San Rafael, CA)

Join us for a very special, live performance by a duo who, both accomplished musicians in their own rights, join forces today to play a beautiful concert!

Asaf Ophir and Amelia Romano collaborate to present some of their favorite classical melodies and the stories behind them.

With harp, clarinet, flute, and saxophone, they offer new arrangements for timeless classics, with a breath of romanticism and even a hint of jazz.

About Asaf Ophir

Asaf Ophir began his career in Israel as a woodwind player in musical theater, performing on some of the most distinguished stages in the country. Currently based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Ophir is often invited to collaborate with artists from a wide variety of cultures, including Jewish, Arabic, European, Persian, Kurdish, and others. Equally at home with classical, jazz, and world music, Ophir has shared the stage with Miri Mesika, Avi Kushnir, Galit Giat, David De’or, Ustad Mahwash, Rana Farhan, and Barbara Streisand. The San Francisco Chronicle writes: “Asaf Ophir gives the clarinet the timbre of a trumpet, then a violin, then a raspy scream… the instrument’s wail almost becomes too plaintive and beautiful to bear.”

About Amelia Romano

An eclectic blend of austere serenity and kinetic vibrancy, Amelia Romano takes what is known about conventional harp and surpasses it every time. Pulling from her roots in the cultural hotbed of San Francisco, Amelia not only plays music from the repertoire but reprises it and creates originals. Latin American music, jazz, and classical are all genres that she touches, but her music defines its own path. This summer she will release a solo album, “Levers Engaged: Classical Works Re-imaged for Harp” and book “Classical Re-imaginations for Lever Harp”, featuring selected works from her recent master’s recital series at San Francisco State University.

Ticket Categories:

“Regular” Ticket w/Reserved Seating: $20; Available online or in-person at the Front Desk of the Osher Marin JCC until the performance begins at 1pm on Oct 11th or until they sell out. Regular ticket holders (purchasing tickets prior to noon on Oct 10th) will be offered best reserved seats and may arrive at their leisure.

“Donation” Ticket w/Priority General Seating: $TBA; Make a tax-deductible donation of any amount to help us continue to offer free programs, such as this concert. Available until 1pm on Oct 10th or until they sell out. Donation ticket holders will be offered first-access to the room to choose their seat, starting at 12:30pm

“Free” Ticket w/General Seating: Available until 1pm on Oct 9th or until they sell out. Fee ticket holders will be admitted starting at 12:50pm.

Ticket Notes:

Please Note: Since space is limited and offered on a first-come, first served basis, please reserve your ticket(s) only if you’re 100% sure of being able to attend.

All tickets are non-refundable & non-exchangeable.

Midweek Musical Matinees are created and offered by the Osher Marin JCC‘s (San Rafael, CA) Kurland Center for Adult Learning & Living.

ALL ARE WELCOME to join in our activities! JCC members, non-members, those who live near or far, people of all backgrounds, faiths, ethnicities, hair styles, fashion choices, chocolate preferences, etc. “The more the merrier!”


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