Sunday Afternoons at CBS

All concerts are Sundays, 3:00 p.m.

Map to event site.

Season 22 now Complete

Click here for Season 23's (2014-15) brochure and order form (PDF, 304 kb).  Tickets on sale now:  (209) 571-6060.

Subscription Savings!  All 6 concerts for just $75/Adults, $60/Seniors & Students.   Single Tickets:  $20/Adults; $15/Seniors & Students; $7 children.

Each concert includes a complimentary afternoon tea at intermission.

Season 23 Schedule Announced!

Sept. 21, 2014: Kindra Scharich (Mezzo-Soprano) & Christine Capsuto (Soprano)

Veterans of the TOP production of Cinderella, they're at home on the operatic or concert stage. []

Oct. 12, 2014: Cradle Duende

Fusion of Klezmer & Balkan-influenced melodies with Latin rhythms, eco-conscious hip-hop lyrics. []

Nov. 9, 2014: Joe Craven Trio & Hattie Rose

Surprisingly full sound from a party of three, paying tribute to folk, blues, swing, and the music of many nations. Featuring Joe's daughter Hattie, already an accomplished singer/songwriter. []

Jan. 11, 2015: River Lights Chorus

Modesto Area's award-winning women's a cappella four-part harmony chorus...highly entertaining and committed to achieving a high standard of musical excellence. []

Feb. 8, 2015: Grace Lieberman & Friends

Our annual musical Valentine to the community by local performers.

Mar. 8, 2015: Jessica Leash, Cantorial Soloist

This cantorial soloist has the proverbial voice of an angel with the power to soar above a thousand other singers.

What you missed earlier this season....
Shawnette Sulker  9/29/13 SHAWNETTE SULKER                 Sept. 29, 2013

A Magical Voice

Shawnette Sulker has a voice that can take any music into the stratosphere--from world beat sounds to opera, from the Caribbean to the concert halls of Europe. Modesto audiences may remember her from the Townsend Opera Players production of The Magic Flute in 2009. She has performed in operatic and concert venues around the Bay Area and internationally.

Shawnette's voice will mesmerize and enchant as she takes us through her musical world in the kick-off to our 22nd season.

Artists' site link--sample music.
MURASAKI ENSEMBLE  10/20/13 MURASAKI ENSEMBLE             Oct. 20, 2013

East Meets West

The Murasaki Ensemble is a musical experience of sounds unlike any other--elements of traditional Far Eastern subtleties, Near Eastern and Latin American rhythms, converging with improvisational jazz, producing a sound that is extremely vibrant and innovative yet still familiar. Sunday Afternoons veterans will recognize band member Matt Eakle, most recently on our stage with his own band in 2010.

Artist's site link--sample music.
CAFE MUSIQUE  11/17/13 CAFE MUSIQUE               Nov. 17, 2013

Gypsy, Wild Classical, Tango, and Folk

They may hail from the central coast of California, but the members of Cafe Musique have at least one foot each planted deep in foreign musical soil. By merging five very different backgrounds, the quintet presents a rich mixture of styles including gypsy, tango, classical, and folk. Combining powerful vocals with soaring violin and driving accordion, they emphasize music of Eastern Europe with elements of klezmer.

Artist's site link--sample music.
HOME GROWN   1/19/2014 HOME GROWN                Jan. 19, 2014

Local Acoustic Favorites

In 1973, Patrick Durr, Bruce Johnson, and Michael Lingg combined to "play a little music over the summer" in their hometown of Modesto. They chose the name "Home Grown" to represent their local roots and capture the earthiness of their acoustic music. Their own songs reflect a spectrum of influences, remaining dedicated to acoustic instruments and tight harmonies. They plan a unique program for their CBS appearance.

Stay after for good ol' down-home jam session with the band. Warm up with our "Soup-er Social," soup and sides for $5 a person.

NEW: pre-order tickets online at Brown Paper Tickets.

Artist's site link.
Grace Lieberman and Friends   Feb. 9, 2014 GRACE LIEBERMAN & FRIENDS        Feb. 9, 2014

Our Musical Valentine

Grace and her talented friends are a much-anticipated Valentine tradition.   For more than a decade she has been bringing some of the most gifted singers and accompanists to CBS, in an afternoon of romantic songs, laughs, and a sing-a-long or two.


PERLA BATALLA                     Mar. 9, 2014

Grammy-nominated vocalist, composer, and arranger Perla Batalla first gained international attention as a backup singer for Leonard Cohen, who encouraged Perla to embark on a solo career. Her breathtaking voice has led to work with world-class artists in world-class venues. Perla wowed us in her last appearance in 2008. This season she will emphasize Cohen material, as only she can perform it.

Artist's site link.