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February 2017

Freight: Kay Stern & Friends

February 13 @ 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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$11

Freight favorite and SF Opera Orchestra concertmaster Kay Stern joins SFCO Music Director Ben Simon for a selection of short, delightful string duos by 20th century master Béla Bartók. These folk songs and dances (most of them under one minute long) represent Slovakia, Romania, Ukraine, Serbia, north Africa, and Bartók’s native Hungary, and were sources of inspiration for his larger works.   Your monthly fix of top-shelf chamber music in a relaxed space. Settle in with a glass of wine, take a…

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Main Stage Concert: Wordsmiths (SF)

February 24 @ 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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FREE

Benjamin Simon, conductor Lara Nie, mezzo-soprano Brian Thorsett, tenor CANTELOUBE Chants d’Auvergne (Songs of the Auvergne)      Lara Nie, mezzo-soprano JOSHEFF The Dream Mechanic, Four Poems by Carol Vanderveer Hamilton (2016)      Brian Thorsett, tenor      Lara Nie, spoken voice SCHUBERT String Quartet No. 14 in D minor ("Death and the Maiden")   Dedicated to the lyrical muse, this program features two outstanding singers well-known to SFCO audiences: mezzo-soprano Lara Nie ("a magnetic presence") and tenor Brian Thorsett…

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Main Stage Concert: Wordsmiths (Palo Alto)

February 25 @ 7:30pm - 9:30pm
First Palo Alto United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94301 United States
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Benjamin Simon, conductor Lara Nie, mezzo-soprano Brian Thorsett, tenor CANTELOUBE Chants d’Auvergne (Songs of the Auvergne)      Lara Nie, mezzo-soprano JOSHEFF The Dream Mechanic, Four Poems by Carol Vanderveer Hamilton (2016)      Brian Thorsett, tenor      Lara Nie, spoken voice SCHUBERT String Quartet No. 14 in D minor ("Death and the Maiden")   Dedicated to the lyrical muse, this program features two outstanding singers well-known to SFCO audiences: mezzo-soprano Lara Nie ("a magnetic presence") and tenor Brian Thorsett…

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Main Stage Concert: Wordsmiths (Berkeley)

February 26 @ 3:00pm - 5:00pm
St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Benjamin Simon, conductor Lara Nie, mezzo-soprano Brian Thorsett, tenor CANTELOUBE Chants d’Auvergne (Songs of the Auvergne)      Lara Nie, mezzo-soprano JOSHEFF The Dream Mechanic, Four Poems by Carol Vanderveer Hamilton (2016)      Brian Thorsett, tenor      Lara Nie, spoken voice SCHUBERT String Quartet No. 14 in D minor ("Death and the Maiden") Dedicated to the lyrical muse, this program features two outstanding singers well-known to SFCO audiences: mezzo-soprano Lara Nie ("a magnetic presence") and tenor Brian Thorsett ("strikingly…

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March 2017

Freight: San Francisco Brass Quintet

March 13 @ 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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$11

Five-time winners of the “Best Brass Quintet Ben Brings to the Freight” contest, the gentlemen of the SFBQ are as good as they come, and always present a delightful, wide-ranging program showcasing the virtuosity of: John Pearson and James Dooley, trumpets; Doug Hull, French horn; Craig McAmis, trombone; and the unrivaled Forrest Byram, tuba.   Your monthly fix of top-shelf chamber music in a relaxed space. Settle in with a glass of wine, take a chance on some trivia, and get up close…

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SFCO Goes to the Movies!

March 26 @ 3:00pm - 8:00pm
Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture, Landmark Building C, 2 Marina Blvd
San Francisco , CA 94123 United States
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$35 - $50

Join us for a cinematic afternoon at Fort Mason’s Cowell Theater. This double feature includes Charlie Chaplin’s The Pawnshop (1916) and Disney's Plane Crazy (1928). Music by Donald Sosin and live performances by the SFCO. Fun for the whole family! Don’t miss our premiere fundraising event of the season! All proceeds directly support the SFCO’s admission-free programming. Sunday, March 26, 2017 Fort Mason Center for Arts & CultureMarina Blvd, San Francisco                  …

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April 2017

Family Concert: Silly Soloists (SF)

April 1 @ 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St
San Francisco, CA 94114 United States
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What do a saw, a typewriter, and a tuba all have in common? They never get the chance to play in front of an orchestra… until now! This April Fools' Day weekend, join the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra for a fun-filled Family Concert showcasing some unusual instruments, and expand your idea of concert fare, SFCO-style.

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Family Concert: Silly Soloists (Oakland)

April 2 @ 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Oakland Asian Cultural Center, 388 9th Street (Suite 290)
Oakland, CA 94607 United States
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FREE

What do a saw, a typewriter, and a tuba all have in common? They never get the chance to play in front of an orchestra… until now! This April Fools' Day weekend, join the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra for a fun-filled Family Concert showcasing some unusual instruments, and expand your idea of concert fare, SFCO-style.

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Family Concert: Silly Soloists (San Mateo)

April 2 @ 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Burlingame High School Theatre, 1 Mangini Way
Burlingame, CA 94010 United States
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What do a saw, a typewriter, and a tuba all have in common? They never get the chance to play in front of an orchestra… until now! This April Fools' Day weekend, join the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra for a fun-filled Family Concert showcasing some unusual instruments, and expand your idea of concert fare, SFCO-style.

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October 2017

Big Bold Brass (San Mateo)

October 7 @ 10:30am - 1:30pm
San Mateo Public Library (Main Branch), 55 West 3rd Ave
San Mateo, CA 94402 United States
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Very First Concerts 10:30am, 11:15am and noon READ MORE

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