photo by Barbara Reid
EPAK Hosts An Evening Of Chamber Music

June 2007

For more information, contact: Tasha Castañeda (650) 218-9914
EAST PALO ALTO – East Palo Alto Kids Foundation (EPAK), which provides a variety of grants for literacy, math, science, and the arts to teachers in the Ravenswood City School District, announced today that it will host an evening of chamber music at the Palo Alto Cultural Center on Saturday, June 30 at 7:30 pm. The concert is free and open to the public.

Violin soloist Yasuko Hattori was a member of the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra and a member of the San Francisco Symphony from 1982 to 2000. Her husband, Hidefumi Hattori, will accompany Ms.Hattori on string bass. The Hattoris are long-time Palo Alto residents. They live on Walter Hays Drive and their children, Ayano and Hideyo, attended Duveneck Elementary School. “I have always dreamed of holding a benefit concert right here in my own back yard at the Palo Alto Cultural Center,” stated Ms.Hattori.

The program includes Vivaldi’s “Spring” and “Summer” from The Four Seasons, Mozart’s Piano Trio in C Major K.548, and Schubert’s Piano Quintet “The Trout” Op.114. Rounding out the musical ensemble are Yukiko Kurakata on first violin, Hyeonju Kim on second violin, Andrew Berdahl on viola, Lucinda Breed Lenicheck on cello, and Makiko Ooka on piano.

An Evening of Chamber Music
Yasuko Hattori and Friends
Saturday, June 30, 7:30 pm
Palo Alto Cultural Center
1313 Newell Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303-2909
Concert is free and open to the public

For more information about the East Palo Alto Kids Foundation, please visit For more information about this concert, please contact Tasha Castañeda at (650) 218-9914.