Lick Observatory Summer Series of Events are on for 2022! Tickets go on sale on April 13th, 2022 at Noon.
Event Information

August 20th, 2022  8:00pm

Performer: Black Cedar Trio

Astronomy Speaker:  Dr. Charli Sakari

Black Cedar Trio

The Black Cedar Trio has garnered praise from San Francisco Classical Voice, Performing Arts Monterey Bay, the San Francisco Examiner, and Classical Guitar Magazine for their wide breadth of styles and inventive delivery. They bring old music new life with their uncommon combination of wood flute, cello, and guitar. And, they create new music that delights the masses through collaborations between Black Cedar and up and coming composers from around the globe. With grant awards from InterMusic SF and the Zellerbach Family Foundation, plus a critically acclaimed album of commissions, these three musicians enter 2020 with music by Bach and Piazzolla, along with newer works by local composers and Klaus Hinrich Stahmer, a hidden gem from Germany. Their 5th Annual Local Composers in Public Libraries will travel to libraries in the South Bay, San Francisco, and Berkeley. And, their 7th Annual Chamber Music Outreach at the Arc of the East Bay continues to bring classical music to persons with developmental disabilities. www.blackcedartrio.com

A winner of the Carmel Chamber Music Society Competition, a second prize winner in the National Flute Association Young Artist Competition, and a Carnegie Hall Recital Debut winner with Artists International, Kris Palmer is a former member of the New Mexico Symphony, and she holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts from Rice University. As a nationwide guest lecturer on 18th Century Performance Practices, the New York Concert Review calls her “clearly among the few current performers on any instrument to fully understand the nature of French Baroque music.” www.krispalmer.com

Steven Lin is a winner of both the Boston GuitarFest Competition and the East Carolina University Guitar Competition. A recording artist for VGo Recordings, Steve has released two albums, Eliot Fisk Series Vol. 1, and Imagen. Classical Guitar magazine calls Lin “a confident player with a powerful sound, quick hands, and a solid musical memory.” Steve holds a Master of Music from the Yale School of Music and is the Professor of Guitar at San Jose State University. www.linguitar.com

Isaac Pastor-Chermak is Principal Cellist of Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony and Lake Tahoe Music Festival; Associate Principal Cellist of Stockton Symphony; Assistant Principal Cellist of Opera San Jose and Eisenstadt Classical Music Festival; and a member of Santa Barbara Symphony, Monterey Symphony, Santa Cruz Symphony, Dayton Philharmonic, Black Cedar Trio, and Ensemble 1828. Isaac earned a Bachelor of Arts, with honors, from U.C. Berkeley, and a Master of Music, with honors, from San Francisco Conservatory of Music. www.isaacpastorchermak.com

Lecture Information

Dr. Charli Sakari (San Francisco State University)

Probing Heavy Element Formation in the Early Universe with Metal-Poor Stars in the Milky Way


Dr. Charli Sakari is an Assistant Professor in the Physics & Astronomy Department at San Francisco State University. Originally from Springfield, OR, Dr. Sakari attended Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA, graduating cum laude with a BA in Physics-Astronomy and Applied Mathematics, with honors in Physics-Astronomy. She then completed her PhD at the University of Victoria in Victoria, BC, Canada in 2014, where she was a Vanier Scholar. Her PhD thesis was entitled, “Chemical Abundances of Local Group Globular Clusters.” Dr. Sakari then completed her post-doctoral research at the University ofWashington, in Seattle. Dr. Sakari’s research interests include chemical abundances of stars in globular clusters and galaxy field stars, including metal-poor stars. She is also interested in stellar evolution, nucleosynthesis (the creation of the elements), and galaxy formation and evolution.

Ticket Information

Tickets can be purchased at ucsctickets.com starting April 13th, 2022 at Noon.

Join Friends of Lick Observatory (FoLO) and Get Tickets Early
If you’d like to purchase tickets as early as noon on April 6th, 2022, join our Friends of Lick Observatory (FoLO) program by March 1st, 2022. As a thank you for supporting the observatory, you’ll get special access to purchase tickets before they go on sale for the general public.

More information about tickets and pricing is available at Music of the Spheres.

Program Information

7:00 pm Doors Open Brief Telescope Visits
8:00 pm Concert, Main Hall
9:00 pm Science Talk, Lecture Hall Telescope Viewings
10:00 pm Science Talk (repeated), Lecture Hall Telescope Viewings
12:30 am Doors Close

Gift shop is open from 7:00pm-8:00pm, and reopens after the concert until 11:30pm.

More general information about the event is available at Music of the Spheres.