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Next Free CATS Event!

Come And enjoy the Pacifica Quartet at the Herbst Theater Friday, Feb. 12, 2016!

It’s not easy to get four people, particularly four artists to agree on anything. And yet, the Pacifica Quartet appears to have no problem managing to make their separate presences heard in the music they play together.PacificaQuartet15WalkSmall

 In the case of the Pacifica Quartet, camaraderie and communication are broadened by the musicians’ diverse cultural roots: a Japanese-Norwegian violist; a Pakistani-American violinist; a violinist from Iceland; and a Hungarian-Russian cellist. Their backgrounds may be diverse but the music they produce highlights their cohesiveness and closeness. They’ve been together a long time, and known each other even longer — since they were teenagers. “All of us knew that this was the type of music and music-making we wanted to do,” says violinist Sibbi Bernhardsson. You can sense their long-term ties and their ongoing affection in the way they play together— particularly in a live performance, when you can watch their glances and smiles. It is an astonishing thing to behold, and audiences always respond warmly to it.

 Recognized for its virtuosity, exuberant performance style, and often-daring repertory choices, over the past two decades the Grammy Award winning Pacifica Quartet has gained international stature as one of the finest chamber ensembles performing today.

 The Pacifica Quartet returns to San Francisco with a program that combines the classic and the contemporary. Like all great musicians, they’re always excited about upcoming performances. But there’s an undercurrent of additional excitement when they speak about their upcoming appearance as part of the San Francisco Performances series. Not only are they returning to the West Coast, where they got their start, but while in San Francisco they have a chance to perform a mix of old and new: Mozart and Mendelssohn and an unreservedly modern piece. Each retaining its own character while at the same time becoming completely their own version. Or are we talking about the musicians themselves: each maintaining their own character while creating one unifying sound.

Program:

·         Mozart: Quartet in F Major, K. 590

·         Shulamit Ran: Glitter, Doom, Shards, Memory

·         Mendelssohn: Quartet in E minor, Op. 44, No. 2


San Francisco Performances is offering opportunities to enjoy the Pacifica Quartet perform:

Friday, February 12

7:30PM

Herbst Theatre, San Francisco

Events are NOT available for personal use by your agency’s staff, their friends, directors, other agencies, sites or partner programs. Staff necessary should be included in your agency’s request.

See you All There!


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Free Events for Pomeroy Family’s

Hello Everyone!

I have some exciting news! We are enrolled in a ticket program through CATS that provides our participants with free admission to an array of events in the city.  It’s been brought to my attention that some of these tickets are being unused because the events are held in the evening or on weekends after program hours.  I thought this would be a great chance for us to take advantage of the service, and enjoy some activities that we may otherwise not have the opportunity to partake in!  I will be posting events here on our blog as they come up, and if you are interested in attending with your loved participant, you can contact Melissa Phillip at, mphilp@prrcsf.org for ticket arrangements. It will be on a first come first served basis. Thanks Amanda!

This weekend there are tickets available to Dynamite Guitars at the Palace of Fine Arts!

The guitar party of the year is happening Super Bowl Eve! With a spectacular performance that combines artistry, virtuosity and a guaranteed good time by four of the world’s greatest guitarists, you won’t want to miss the 1st Edition of Dynamite Guitars presented by the Omni Concerts Foundation!

Martin Taylor: “Martin Taylor is one of the most awesome solo guitar players in the history of the instrument.” – Pat Metheny

Acoustic Guitar magazine calls Grammy nominated guitar virtuoso Martin Taylor, ‘The Acoustic Guitarist of his Generation’. Widely considered to be the one of the world’s foremost performers of solo jazz and fingerstyle guitar playing, Martin’s unique style that has earned him global acclaim from fellow musicians and critics alike. He dazzles audiences with performances that combine skill, emotion and humor with a strong, engaging stage presence. Martin Taylor has collaborated with musicians from many different musical genres, including: Jeff Beck, Bill Wyman, Chet Atkins and George Harrison.

“He out-shreds all of us put together….I’ve never seen anything like it” – Jeff Beck

 

Badi Assad: Brazilian pop songs are transformed by her imaginative technique, moving from gauzy delicacy to vigorous propulsion, from dreaming to dancing and back.” – New York Times

Brazil’s Badi Assad is one of the most innovative, passionate and talented artists of this generation. She transcends traditional styles of her native Brazilian music with a mixture of pop, jazz and world music. She combines her extraordinary guitar talent, unique mouth percussion and beautiful singing to create an exciting, fresh music sound, and leaving spectators in awe. As a result, Badi Assad is successfully forging an exhilarating genre of music that quite literally defies categorization.

“Badi Assad redefines solo (guitar) performance! Revelatory, a brilliant display of innovation, imagination, and skill… almost hypnotically compelling!” –Los Angeles Times

 

Frank Vignola & Vinny Raniolo: “Frank Vignola is the greatest guitarist I have ever had the pleasure of sitting next to!” – Les Paul

Frank Vignola is one of the most extraordinary guitarists performing before the public today. His stunning technique and skill has made him the guitarist of choice for many of the world’s top musicians, including Ringo Starr, Madonna, Donald Fagen, Wynton Marsalis, Tommy Emmanuel and guitar legend Les Paul, who named Vignole to his “Five Most Admired Guitarists List.”

Vinny Raniolo is best known for his accompanying skills and is a very high demand rhythm guitarist. His dynamic playing has taken him to 14 countries on three continents performing in some of the world’s most illustrious venues including New York’s Lincoln Center

“Perhaps the most entertaining guitar duo today, Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo.” NPR Seattle


Opportunities to enjoy the first annual Dynamite Guitars Concert are available:

Saturday, February 6

7:30PM

Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco (Marina District)

Events are NOT available for personal use by your agency’s staff, their friends, directors, other agencies, sites or partner programs. Staff necessary should be included in your agency’s request.


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Pomeroy Pumpkin Patch

Movie Night in the Patch was a great turn out! Fun was had by all! If you haven’t made it out yet, they will be having all day festivities on Saturday October 31! Free Admission! All sales from “The Cellar” of handmade crafts, snacks and of course pumpkins go directly to our programs at PRRC! Hope to

Friday's Movie Night

Friday’s Movie Night

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Missing Person Alert!

Samuel Porterfield, a client at the Pomeroy Center, has been missing since yesterday afternoon (6/26).  He is 25 years old,  6′ 1″, 193 lbs.  He has a developmental disability and needs daily medication.  If you see him, please call the San Francisco or Daly City police department.

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New Health Assessments

A notice was sent home the other day informing us of an exciting new partnership with The Arc of San Francisco, to offer our participants Health Advocacy Services. The program will include health assessments and an individualized action plan. An advocate will be allocated and our GGRC social workers will be involved for the funding. I am curious to hear your thoughts and or experiences!

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