Friday Music & Morsels: Cellist Emil Miland & Harpist Meredith Clark | Osher Marin Jewish Community Center

Friday Music & Morsels: Cellist Emil Miland & Harpist Meredith Clark

Fri, April 20, 2018 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Friday Music & Morsels: Cellist Emil Miland & Harpist Meredith Clark

Start the weekend a few hours early; Come celebrate Friday with talk, treats & tunes!  Enter our lovely, light-filled atrium. Sit at an intimate 4-seat cabaret table, which allows new and long-time friends a chance to meet, relax and connect.  In the wonderful tradition of many European countries, enjoy an afternoon “dessert & coffee” (or tea)…with our compliments! Then, sit back and bask in a terrific program featuring the artistry of great musicians.  Each month will feature different musical and culinary treats.

Our April event features the wonderful duo of Cellist Emil Miland & Harpist Meredith Clark. (See below for their bios.)

Reserve your space(s) soon! Because seating is very limited, registration is open until the event is sold out or until noon on the Wednesday before the program - whichever comes first.

Event Timing

1:00-1:45pm – Chat, Dessert, Coffee/Tea

1:45-3:00pm – Live musical performance


Individual Tickets (General Seating)
$20/Individual Public
$18/Individual Member

Tables of 4 (Reserved Seating*)
$180 / Devotees (4 x $45)
$120 / Enthusiasts (4 x $30)
$60 / Fans (4 x $15) <= $15/person when buying a full table!

*Note: Table locations are assigned according to ticket level.


Call the Osher Marin JCC at 415-444-8000

Please note:  All reservations must be made by noon on the Wed, April 18th. Early registration is encouraged as tickets may easily sell out well before the reservation deadline.

Tickets will not be available after that time, nor will they be available at the door.

Registrations are non-refundable.


Emil Miland

A member of the San Francisco Opera Orchestra since 1988, cellist Emil Miland is an acclaimed soloist, chamber and orchestral musician. He made his solo debut with the San Francisco Symphony at age 16, the same year he was selected to perform in the Rostropovich Master Classes at the University of California, Berkeley. A graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music, he has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and Chamber Music America. His many recital collaborations include performances with Jamie Barton, Joyce DiDonato, Susan Graham, Marilyn Horne, Frederica von Stade, the late Zheng Cao and the late Lorraine Hunt-Lieberson. In 2010, Mr. Miland was invited by von Stade to perform with her at Carnegie Hall for her farewell recital.

Many composers have written and dedicated new works for him including Ernst Bacon, David Carlson, David Conte, Shinji Eshima, John Grimmett, Lou Harrison, Jake Heggie, Richard Hervig, Andrew Imbrie, James Meredith and Dwight Okamura. His recordings include David Carlson's Cello Concerto No. 1 with the Utah Symphony on New World Records and his Sonata for Cello and Piano with pianist, David Korevaar on MSR Records. Mr. Miland is featured on David Conte's recently released CD of chamber music for Albany Records, on which he performs Conte's Sonata for Violoncello and Piano (written for Mr. Miland) with Miles Graber, as well as Conte's Piano Trio with violinist Kay Stern and pianist Keisuke Nakagoshi. This recording has been met with critical acclaim, with reviews praising Mr. Miland's "impeccable playing in terms of both technique and taste" and lauding him for "extracting every ounce of passion from this passionate work". He is featured on many of Jake Heggie's recordings beginning with the RCA Red Seal CD, "The Faces of Love: The Songs of Jake Heggie" and most recently, the 2013 release, "Here/After: Songs of Lost Voices" on Pentatone.

Mr. Miland is presented in "The Heart of a Bell", a recent film by Eric Theirmann and Aleksandra Wolska, performing Smirti, a haunting elegy for cello, Tibetan chimes and bells with the Sonos Handbell Ensemble. He also joined Sonos in December 2012 as a soloist on their nine city tour of Japan. He also appears in the 2012 documentary, "Lou Harrison: A World of Music" by Eva Soltes. In 2013, he made his Paris recital debut under the auspices of the European American Musical Alliance. Earlier this year, Mr. Miland toured to Hawaii and Australia performing chamber music and in July, he was presented in recital at the Bear Valley Music Festival. He is featured on Love Life, a 2016 recording featuring soprano Ann Moss and music by Jake Heggie, Liam Wade and Joni Mitchell. He performs regularly as a member of the Lowell Trio with Janet Archibald, oboe and Margaret Fondbertasse, piano. 

Meredith Clark 

The San Francisco Classical Voice calls Meredith Clark an “emerging star harpist.” As a soloist, Ms. Clark has performed throughout the United States and took the international stage when she performed the Ginastera Harp Concerto at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig, Germany. This summer, she joins the Lake Tahoe SummerFest orchestra, where she will play alongside members of The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, The San Francisco Symphony and other of the country’s top symphonies. Meredith will also appear at Lake Tahoe SummerFest as a soloist for the Mozart Concerto for Flute and Harp with Demarre McGill, principal flutist for the Seattle Symphony and Avery Fischer Career Grant recipient.

In demand as an orchestral harpist, Ms. Clark has performed as guest principal with the San Francisco Symphony as well as many other top symphonies in the Bay Area and with orchestras in Ohio, West Virginia, Indiana and Nebraska.

As a chamber musician, Ms. Clark has performed at Bargemusic (NY) for their Here and Now series and returns this July to perform as part of their Masterworks series. She performs as a part of a flute, viola and harp trio on an album of chamber works by composer Sean Hickey to be released later this year. Passionate about sharing her love of music, Meredith plays in a trio of flute, French horn and harp for the San Francisco Symphony’s educational outreach program, Adventures in Music, which gives elementary school children access to classical music. 

Ms. Clark’s talent has been widely recognized. She won the Cleveland Institute of Music’s concerto competition, performing as a soloist during the Institute’s opening orchestra concert of the 2009-2010 season. She was a winner at the Cynthia Mitchell Woods Young Artist Competition and the American String Teachers Association competition. Ms. Clark has competed internationally at the International Harp Contest in Israel, and the International Harp Competition and Festival in the Netherlands.

Meredith Clark earned her Bachelor of Music degree at Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and her Master of Music in Harp Performance at the Cleveland Institute of Music, studying under Yolanda Kondonassis for both degrees. Ms. Clark has also studied with Heidi Lehwalder and the late Alice Chalifoux.