The Mother Lode Friends of Music is the premiere organization of classical music performances in the central region of California’s historic gold country. Founded in the early 1990s, the organization presents several concerts of chamber music each season. Each season includes one or more “house concerts” where music is performed in beautiful homes in the region, followed by a food and wine service. Most of the concerts are presented in Amador and Calaveras counties. Occasionally, the organization complements its regular concert series with special events. These have included performances of Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf with the Sacramento Ballet, a fully stage performance of Menotti’s Amahl and Night Visitors, a program of Baroque choral music, and even a concert of the contemporary rock group the Family Crest. Supported by the dues and donations of its members, the organization offers several of its concerts to the general public without admission charge.

Chamber Music Concert

Mother Lode Friends of Music presents the second chamber concert of the 2018-2019 season, on Sunday February 17th at the Sutter Creek Theater. The concert begins at 3:00 pm and will be free of charge with donations welcomed.
Performances include pianist Jason Jeffrey performing Schubert’s Impromptu in A flat major, Op. 90 No. 4; and Brahms’ Rhapsody in B minor, Op. 79 No. 1 and Intermezzo in A, Op. 118 No. 2; as well as Schumann’s Faschingsschwank aus Wien (Carnival Scenes from Vienna or Carnival Jest from Vienna), Op. 26.
Violinists Makena Clark and Zoe Schlussel, with Diane Day accompanying on piano, will perform Bach’s Concerto of 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043.