Lone Glen 10:  Classical Folk Night

Celebrating our tenth Lone Glen, we are honored to host guitarist and singer-songwriter, Marc Hufnagl, plus the dynamic violin-viola duet, Joseph and Raphael Gold. Please join us on Saturday, April 26th at 7:45 pm for an evening steeped in music.  Hufnagl inspires audiences with his rich voice and narrative laced songs that warm a room with a nostalgic sound akin to Joni Mitchell and Jeff Buckley.  The Gold duet plays with gorgeous intensity and movement that we hope will sweep you off your feet!  This is a special night that encompasses our first Lone Glen musical performances. We hope you can share the joy with us!  Please bring a friend, a libation or snack (if you have the means), and a love of the arts….Find us at 3132 Harrison Street, Oakland.

Marc Hufnagl, singer-songwriter, guitarist 

Just for the record, Marc Hufnagl can’t read a lick of music. Back in high school, he taught himself to play guitar and piano so he could give voice to the tuneful messages that were already bubbling under the surface. In college, he became sidetracked from music and traveled an “over two decade creative sojourn” as a modern dance choreographer with three National Endowment for the Arts fellowships to his credit and a body of dance works. But the enduring power of his first love, music, drew him back. Ten years ago, he returned to writing music, tapping into a swelling reservoir of songs about his life. “Lunden,” his first CD, will be released this spring. He and his partner Juerg live in Oakland and Switzerland and also curate a salon performance series.

Raphael Gold, violist

A native of the Bay Area, Raphael plays extensively throughout the region in several orchestras and chamber groups.  He has participated in several international music festivals, including Avila, Spain, Tirol, Austria, Managua, Nicaragua, Guanajuato, Mexico, and New York.  Raphael lived in Yucatan state for several years where he was a member of the Yucatan Symphony Orchestra, touring extensively throughout Mexico.  While in Yucatan, he performed chamber music in correctional facilities, retirement homes, and church-run rehabilitation centers in an effort to bring classical music to disadvantaged communities.

Joseph Gold, violinist

Joseph Gold grew up in Southern California, the son of Russian émigré parents.  He began his violin studies at the age of eight.  A graduate of the University of Southern California, he had the privilege of being coached by the great Jascha Heifetz.  All-Around Musician & Proponent of the Romantic Revival Mr. Gold, who makes his home in San Francisco, is an enthusiastic proponent of the “romantic revival” of Nineteenth Century violin music.  He is an ardent author and lecturer on his two favorite virtuoso composer-performers, Paganini and Sarasate.  Mr. Gold’s numerous publications include his book, Paganini’s Art of Violin Playing, as well as many transcriptions and original compositions.  Although steeped in the tradition of the Romantic style, Joseph Gold’s programs are not restricted to the Nineteenth Century. He is an all-around musician who has premiered and championed many Twentieth Century compositions while maintaining a Baroque repertoire as large as many Baroque specialists.  Joseph Gold’s warm personality and perfectly timed humor make him a popular guest artist on University campuses. He is eminently qualified as an “Artist in Residence” and holds a Master’s Degree as well as three teaching credentials.