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The Santa Barbara Music Club presents another program of beautiful classical music on Saturday, February 12, 2022 at First United Methodist Church, 305 E. Anapamu at Garden Street. The program features oboist Adelle Rodkey and pianist Eric Valinsky performing Four Personalities by Alyssa Morris, Maurice Ravel’s Valses nobles et sentimentales, Paul Hindemith’s Sonata for English Horn and Piano, and Pierre de Bréville’s Sonatine.
Adelle Rodkey, oboist and English hornist, received her BM Degree in Music Pedagogy, magna cum laude, from Wheaton Conservatory of Music (Illinois), where she studied oboe with Carl Sonik. A native of Santa Barbara, she was an oboe student of Anne Anderson and a piano student of Lana Bodnar and Marilyn Clemons. Honors accorded her have included the President’s Award from Wheaton College as well as awards from the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) and the Pillsbury Foundation. Adelle performs frequently in several orchestras and chamber music ensembles, and is Instructor of Oboe in the Department of Music at Westmont College. As a member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas, she maintains a private studio of oboe and piano students.
Eric Valinsky, pianist and composer, is President of the Santa Barbara Music Club and maintains dual careers in music and computer systems architecture. Educated at Oberlin Conservatory of Music and the University of Illinois, he earned his DMA in Music Composition from Columbia University, studying composition with Walter Aschaffenburg, Jack Beeson and Darius Milhaud and piano with Sara Crawford Drogheo and Emil Danenberg. He was Music Director and Composer-in-Residence for the Storie-Crawford Dance Theatre Ensemble, Danny Buraczeski’s Jazzdance, Uris Bahr and Dancers, and the New American Ballet Ensemble, and was Composer-in-Residence for The Rachel Harms Dance Company and the City College of New York’s Dance Department, among others. Dr. Valinsky is currently Music Director for the American Dance & Music Performance Group and is founder and partner of Inlineos LLC, a strategic internet consulting company.
Santa Barbara Music Club concerts display a wonderful diversity of historical musical periods and compositional styles, including beloved masterworks and exciting new and seldom-heard repertoire. Of the series, the Santa Barbara Independent exclaimed: “A beautiful day, a beautiful room, beautiful music … who could ask for more?” and Gerald Carpenter in Noozhawk.com declared, “Every Santa Barbara Music Club concert that I have ever attended has been a sensory joy as well as a consciousness expansion.”
A valued cultural resource in the community since 1969, the Music Club’s mission is threefold:
(1) Presentation of an annual series of concerts, free to the public.
(2) Aiding and encouraging musical education by the disbursement of scholarships to talented local music students.
(3) Presentation of community outreach activities, including bringing great music to residents of area retirement homes.
For information on this or other Santa Barbara Music Club programs and performing artists, visit SBMusicClub.org.
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In accordance with public health guidelines, all patrons, including children, must show proof of being fully vaccinated or supply a professionally administered negative COVID‑19 test result, taken within 1 day for antigen tests and 2 days for PCR tests. Results of self‑administered at‑home tests are not accepted.
All patrons 18 years and older must present identification that matches their vaccination or test records.
IDENTIFICATION ACCEPTED: Driver’s License, State ID, school photo ID, or passport. Other photo ID may be considered on case‑by-case basis.
PROOF OF VACCINATION: CDC vaccination card, photo or copy of card, or California digital verification from www.MyVaccineRecord.cdph.Ca.gov. Out‑of‑state guests must present similarly verified records.
Masks are required, and must cover both nose and mouth. Bandanas, neck gaiters, masks with exhalation valves and shield‑like face coverings are not allowed.
Social distancing is required.