Violinist and composer Briana Di Mara celebrates the release of her debut album, Haven, with a special concert of unique interpretations of the compositions from the album, as well as newly composed originals and beloved traditional favorites.
Briana is influenced by world music from many different countries, including the Balkans, the Middle East and Ireland. Her eclectic style on the violin lends itself beautifully to the intricate melodies and soulful improvisations in her performances and recordings. She is joined by stellar musicians Gari Hegedus (oud), Joshua Mellinger (percussion), and Sascha Jacobsen (bass), as well as dancer Natalie Nayun.
Very special guest artist Ali Paris, co-producer of the album, will also be joining with Qanun (Arabic zither) and vocals.
Opening the night is the Oakland School for the Arts vocal music department's own a cappella superstars, REM.
This is an evening not to be missed! We expect to sell out so please order your tickets in advance.
"Haven is a masterfully crafted album which is almost like a trip around the world, stuffed into one record." - Johnathan Robinson, Bucketlist Music
“A rich variety of different influences which converge into a coherent and very original sound reflecting a clear vision of musical unity.” - Ross Daly
Tickets are $18 in advance and $20 at the door. Children 5 and under are free. Advance tickets are available at the link below, or you may purchase your tickets at the door the night of the show. Doors open one half hour before show time. We accept cash only at the door (ATMs are nearby).
The Back Room is an all-ages, BYOB (for those 21+) space, dedicated to (mostly) acoustic music of all kinds. You are welcome to bring your own adult beverage with no additional corkage fee. If you need more information or have any questions, please call us: #510-654-3808. Thank you for your support!