Join us for a memorable evening concert in honor of Myron Spaulding!
At Spaulding's charming living museum and operating boatyard, in a discrete corner of our nautical library archives, someone noticed a file containing Myron's personal collection of sheet music. Then was born the idea to host a concert to be played directly from Myron's sheet music, in his honor.
Myron Spaulding is a legend on the Sausalito waterfront, and was a tremendous influence on San Francisco bay sailors during the days when boats were made of wood and built locally by expert craftsmen. An accomplished concert violinist, Spaulding played in the Fox Theatre's vaudeville orchestra, at silent movie houses, and for ballets in the 1920s. He earned a seat with the San Francisco Symphony in 1934 and performed with them until 1957. This commemorative concert by bay area musicians, Benjamin Bregmen and Leo Baluk will include several pieces played directly from Myron's sheet music, and selections of Bach and 1920s style. The concert will conclude with a lively duet.
Benjamin Bregmen has been living in the Bay Area since 2008. Originally from New Jersey, Benjamin grew up studying violin performance at the Manhattan School of Music under Patinka Kopec. Today, Benjamin builds apps to help people discover the classic arts and enjoys playing solo and chamber recitals around San Francisco.
A native to San Francisco, Leo Baluk began his musical studies first on the piano, and then the cello beginning in the 6th grade. He now holds a Bachelor's in Cello Performance from University of California, Irvine, and has just recently earned his Master's Degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, studying with Jean-Michel Fonteneau. Outside of music, Leo enjoys building scale plastic models, particularly of historical wartime Navy ships and boats!
$15-20 suggested donation to go directly to the musicians.