The Most Famous Symphony Ever Written
Oct
25
7:30 PM19:30

The Most Famous Symphony Ever Written

Join Music Director Ben Simon and the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra for a guided tour of classical music’s greatest hit, Ludwig van Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony.  This revolutionary work has thrilled audiences since its premiere in 1808.  Find out why and deepen your understanding and appreciation of this masterpiece with a musical show and tell, followed by a full performance.

Still not convinced? Check out Classical MPR’s article on Beethoven breaking into the disco scene.

 

Emilie Mayer Faust Overture

Beethoven Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67

Concerts:

Friday, October 25, 2019:  7:30pm Herbst Theater, SF

Saturday, October 26, 2019: 7:30pm First United Methodist Church, Palo Alto

Sunday, October 27, 2019: 3:00pm First Congregational Church, Berkeley

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The Most Famous Symphony Ever Written
Oct
26
7:30 PM19:30

The Most Famous Symphony Ever Written

Join Music Director Ben Simon and the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra for a guided tour of classical music’s greatest hit, Ludwig van Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony.  This revolutionary work has thrilled audiences since its premiere in 1808.  Find out why and deepen your understanding and appreciation of this masterpiece with a musical show and tell, followed by a full performance.

Still not convinced? Check out Classical MPR’s article on Beethoven breaking into the disco scene.

 

Emilie Mayer Faust Overture

Beethoven Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67

Concerts:

Friday, October 25, 2019:  7:30pm Herbst Theater, SF

Saturday, October 26, 2019: 7:30pm First United Methodist Church, Palo Alto

Sunday, October 27, 2019: 3:00pm First Congregational Church, Berkeley

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The Most Famous Symphony Ever Written
Oct
27
3:00 PM15:00

The Most Famous Symphony Ever Written

Join Music Director Ben Simon and the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra for a guided tour of classical music’s greatest hit, Ludwig van Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony.  This revolutionary work has thrilled audiences since its premiere in 1808.  Find out why and deepen your understanding and appreciation of this masterpiece with a musical show and tell, followed by a full performance.

Still not convinced? Check out Classical MPR’s article on Beethoven breaking into the disco scene.

 

Emilie Mayer Faust Overture

Beethoven Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67

Concerts:

Friday, October 25, 2019:  7:30pm Herbst Theater, SF

Saturday, October 26, 2019: 7:30pm First United Methodist Church, Palo Alto

Sunday, October 27, 2019: 3:00pm First Congregational Church, Berkeley

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ViolaMania 4
Nov
11
7:30 PM19:30

ViolaMania 4

We’re back!

ViolaMania 4: The Holiday Edition, promises to be our biggest and best violafest yet. The Northern California Viola Society invites you to bring a viola for $1 off admission and join us in our third attempt to break the Guinness Book of World Records for the Most Violists Playing Together.  Hear the Bay Area’s top violists and learn a few new viola jokes.  Don’t miss the fun and great viola ensemble music.

Purchase tickets here. Members receive 2 for the price of one!

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Nutcracker Sweet with the Puppet Company
Nov
23
2:00 PM14:00

Nutcracker Sweet with the Puppet Company

Back by popular demand!  Oakland Fairyland’s beloved puppeteers team up with the SFCO for a delightful version of Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic. Designed for young audiences, this production features the acrobatic antics of The Puppet Company’s miniature cast accompanied by the SFCO performing highlights from this beloved ballet.

Concerts:

Saturday, November 23, 2019: 2:00pm Noe Valley Ministry, SF

Sunday, November 24, 2019: 11:00am Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, Berkeley

Sunday, November 24, 2019: 3:30pm Palo Alto Community Center, Mitchell Park El Palo room

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Nutcracker Sweet with the Puppet Company
Nov
24
11:00 AM11:00

Nutcracker Sweet with the Puppet Company

Back by popular demand!  Oakland Fairyland’s beloved puppeteers team up with the SFCO for a delightful version of Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic. Designed for young audiences, this production features the acrobatic antics of The Puppet Company’s miniature cast accompanied by the SFCO performing highlights from this beloved ballet.

Concerts:

Saturday, November 23, 2019: 2:00pm Noe Valley Ministry, SF

Sunday, November 24, 2019: 11:00am Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, Berkeley

Sunday, November 24, 2019: 3:30pm Palo Alto Community Center, Mitchell Park El Palo room

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Nutcracker Sweet with the Puppet Company
Nov
24
3:30 PM15:30

Nutcracker Sweet with the Puppet Company

Back by popular demand!  Oakland Fairyland’s beloved puppeteers team up with the SFCO for a delightful version of Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic. Designed for young audiences, this production features the acrobatic antics of The Puppet Company’s miniature cast accompanied by the SFCO performing highlights from this beloved ballet.

Concerts:

Saturday, November 23, 2019: 2:00pm Noe Valley Ministry, SF

Sunday, November 24, 2019: 11:00am Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, Berkeley

Sunday, November 24, 2019: 3:30pm Palo Alto Community Center, Mitchell Park, El Palo Room

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San Francisco Chamber Music Society
Dec
9
7:30 PM19:30

San Francisco Chamber Music Society

Back by popular demand, the CMSSF is four young, passionate players (and SFCO All-Stars) dedicated to bringing masterworks of the chamber music repertoire to diverse audiences in intimate settings around the Bay Area.

Jory Fankuchen & Natasha Makhijani, violins
Clio Tilton, viola
Samsun van Loon, cello

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The Magnificent Mr. Mozart
Dec
29
3:00 PM15:00

The Magnificent Mr. Mozart

Ring in the New Year with a program dedicated to the classical master, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.  Featuring our stellar Debut Artist, 11-year old Amaryn Olmeda performing Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 in D Major, our concert will begin with his youthful first symphony and close with his last and possibly greatest, number 41, the “Jupiter” Symphony.

 

Mozart Symphony No. 1 in E-flat Major, K. 16

Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major, K. 216

Amaryn Olmeda, violin (2019-2020 Debut Artist)

Mozart Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551 

Concerts:

Sunday, December 29, 2019:  3:00pm Herbst Theatre, SF

Tuesday, December 31, 2019: 7:30pm Hertz Hall, Berkeley

Wednesday, January 1, 2020: 3:00pm First United Methodist Church, Palo Alto

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The Magnificent Mr. Mozart
Dec
31
7:30 PM19:30

The Magnificent Mr. Mozart

Ring in the New Year with a program dedicated to the classical master, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.  Featuring our stellar Debut Artist, 11-year old Amaryn Olmeda performing Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 in D Major, our concert will begin with his youthful first symphony and close with his last and possibly greatest, number 41, the “Jupiter” Symphony.

 

Mozart Symphony No. 1 in E-flat Major, K. 16

Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major, K. 216

Amaryn Olmeda, violin (2019-2020 Debut Artist)

Mozart Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551 

Concerts:

Sunday, December 29, 2019:  3:00pm Herbst Theatre, SF

Tuesday, December 31, 2019: 7:30pm Hertz Hall, Berkeley

Wednesday, January 1, 2020: 3:00pm First United Methodist Church, Palo Alto

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The Magnificent Mr. Mozart
Jan
1
3:00 PM15:00

The Magnificent Mr. Mozart

Ring in the New Year with a program dedicated to the classical master, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.  Featuring our stellar Debut Artist, 11-year old Amaryn Olmeda performing Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 in D Major, our concert will begin with his youthful first symphony and close with his last and possibly greatest, number 41, the “Jupiter” Symphony.

 

Mozart Symphony No. 1 in E-flat Major, K. 16

Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major, K. 216

Amaryn Olmeda, violin (2019-2020 Debut Artist)

Mozart Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551 

Concerts:

Sunday, December 29, 2019:  3:00pm Herbst Theatre, SF

Tuesday, December 31, 2019: 7:30pm Hertz Hall, Berkeley

Wednesday, January 1, 2020: 3:00pm First United Methodist Church, Palo Alto

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Mozart Birthday Celebration
Jan
13
7:30 PM19:30

Mozart Birthday Celebration

Our annual salute to the Salzburg Scribbler on the occasion of his 264th birthday. Join SFCO music director Ben Simon and a gaggle of All-Stars as we celebrate Mozart’s genius with a pair of delicious quintets, one horn and one viola.

Kate Dennis, French horn
Antoine van Dongen & Liana Berubè, violins
Alexandra Leem & Ben Simon, violas
Samsun van Loon, cello

Tickets available soon. Members receive 2 for the price of one.

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Bellavente Woodwind Quintet
Jan
18
2:00 PM14:00

Bellavente Woodwind Quintet

Join us for an entertaining and engaging family concert with the wonderful woodwinds of the Bellavente Woodwind Quintet.  Learn and listen to the unique and vibrant colors of the flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and French horn.

Concerts:

Saturday, January 18, 2020: 2:00pm @ Noe Valley Ministry, SF

Sunday, January 19, 2020: Noon @ Oakland Asian Cultural Center, Oakland

Sunday, January 19, 2020: 3:30pm @ Palo Alto Community Center, Mitchell Park, El Palo Room

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Bellavente Woodwind Quintet
Jan
19
12:00 PM12:00

Bellavente Woodwind Quintet

Join us for an entertaining and engaging family concert with the wonderful woodwinds of the Bellavente Woodwind Quintet.  Learn and listen to the unique and vibrant colors of the flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and French horn.

Concerts:

Saturday, January 18, 2020: 2:00pm @ Noe Valley Ministry, SF

Sunday, January 19, 2020: Noon @ Oakland Asian Cultural Center, Oakland

Sunday, January 19, 2020: 3:30pm @ Palo Alto Community Center, Mitchell Park, El Palo Room

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Bellavente Woodwind Quintet
Jan
19
3:30 PM15:30

Bellavente Woodwind Quintet

Join us for an entertaining and engaging family concert with the wonderful woodwinds of the Bellavente Woodwind Quintet.  Learn and listen to the unique and vibrant colors of the flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and French horn.

Concerts:

Saturday, January 18, 2020: 2:00pm Noe Valley Ministry, SF

Sunday, January 19, 2020: Noon Oakland Asian Cultural Center, Oakland

Sunday, January 19, 2020: 3:30pm Palo Alto Community Center, Mitchell Park, El Palo Room

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Around the World
Feb
1
10:15 AM10:15

Around the World

From Greenland to Grenada, California to the Czech Republic, every culture has its rich musical tradition. Join our versatile band of SFCO All-Stars as we travel the globe to bring you souvenirs in song and dance; no passport required. 

Concerts:

Saturday, February 1, 2020 San Francisco Public Library Main Branch

10:15am & 11:00am 

Saturday, February 1, 2020 Oakland Public Library (branch TBA)

1:30pm & 2:15pm

Saturday, February 8, 2020 San Mateo Public Library Main Branch

10:30am, 11:15am, & noon

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Around the World
Feb
1
1:30 PM13:30

Around the World

From Greenland to Grenada, California to the Czech Republic, every culture has its rich musical tradition. Join our versatile band of SFCO All-Stars as we travel the globe to bring you souvenirs in song and dance; no passport required. 

Concerts:

Saturday, February 1, 2020 San Francisco Public Library Main Branch

10:15am & 11:00am 

Saturday, February 1, 2020 Oakland Public Library (branch TBA)

1:30pm & 2:15pm

Saturday, February 8, 2020 San Mateo Public Library Main Branch

10:30am, 11:15am, & noon

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Around the World
Feb
8
10:30 AM10:30

Around the World

From Greenland to Grenada, California to the Czech Republic, every culture has its rich musical tradition. Join our versatile band of SFCO All-Stars as we travel the globe to bring you souvenirs in song and dance; no passport required. 

Concerts:

Saturday, February 1, 2020 San Francisco Public Library Main Branch

10:15am & 11:00am 

Saturday, February 1, 2020 Oakland Public Library (branch TBA)

1:30pm & 2:15pm

Saturday, February 8, 2020 San Mateo Public Library Main Branch

10:30am, 11:15am, & noon

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Classical with a Twist: Variations on a Theme
Feb
21
7:30 PM19:30

Classical with a Twist: Variations on a Theme

The rollout of an exciting new concert format, Maestro Ben Simon becomes your host for a 90-minute, no intermission podcast.  Think of it as a cross between Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me and Live From Here with games, prizes, Ben’s famous trivia quiz, and of course, great music.  Featuring a host of SFCO All-Stars, this engaging program will feature variations on familiar themes by Mozart, Haydn, Schubert, and more.  With special guest Anthony Lane, luthier

            

Mozart 12 Variations on "Ah, vous dirai-je, Maman" K.265

Keisuke Nakagoshi, piano

Haydn String Quartet in C Major, op. 76 no.3 (“Emperor”)

Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra string quartet
Second movement, Poco adagio; cantabile  

Schubert Piano Quintet in A Major, D. 667 (“Trout”)

Fourth movement: Tema con variazione (Andantino)

Heidrich Happy Birthday Variations

 Concerts:

Friday, February 21, 2020:  7:30pm Herbst Theater, SF

Saturday, February 22, 2020: 7:30pm First United Methodist Church, Palo Alto

Sunday, February 23, 2020: 3:00pm First Congregational Church, Berkeley

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Classical with a Twist: Variations on a Theme
Feb
22
7:30 PM19:30

Classical with a Twist: Variations on a Theme

The rollout of an exciting new concert format, Maestro Ben Simon becomes your host for a 90-minute, no intermission podcast. Think of it as a cross between Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me and Live From Here with games, prizes, Ben’s famous trivia quiz, and of course, great music. Featuring a host of SFCO All-Stars, this engaging program will feature variations on familiar themes by Mozart, Haydn, Schubert, and more. With special guest Anthony Lane, luthier


Mozart 12 Variations on "Ah, vous dirai-je, Maman" K.265

Keisuke Nakagoshi, piano

Haydn String Quartet in C Major, op. 76 no.3 (“Emperor”)

PACO string quartet
Second movement, Poco adagio; cantabile  

 Schubert Piano Quintet in A Major, D. 667 (“Trout”)

Fourth movement: Tema con variazione (Andantino)

 Heidrich Happy Birthday Variations

Concerts:

Friday, February 21, 2020:  7:30pm Herbst Theater, SF

Saturday, February 22, 2020: 7:30pm First United Methodist Church, Palo Alto

Sunday, February 23, 2020: 3:00pm First Congregational Church, Berkeley

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Classical with a Twist: Variations on a Theme
Feb
23
3:00 PM15:00

Classical with a Twist: Variations on a Theme

The rollout of an exciting new concert format, Maestro Ben Simon becomes your host for a 90-minute, no intermission podcast. Think of it as a cross between Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me and Live From Here with games, prizes, Ben’s famous trivia quiz, and of course, great music. Featuring a host of SFCO All-Stars, this engaging program will feature variations on familiar themes by Mozart, Haydn, Schubert, and more. With special guest Anthony Lane, luthier


Mozart 12 Variations on "Ah, vous dirai-je, Maman" K.265

Keisuke Nakagoshi, piano

Haydn String Quartet in C Major, op. 76 no.3 (“Emperor”)

PACO string quartet
Second movement, Poco adagio; cantabile  

 Schubert Piano Quintet in A Major, D. 667 (“Trout”)

Fourth movement: Tema con variazione (Andantino)

 Heidrich Happy Birthday Variations

Concerts:

Friday, February 21, 2020:  7:30pm Herbst Theater, SF

Saturday, February 22, 2020: 7:30pm First United Methodist Church, Palo Alto

Sunday, February 23, 2020: 3:00pm First Congregational Church, Berkeley

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Squid Inc.
Mar
9
7:30 PM19:30

Squid Inc.

Highly trained, professional string players who love classical, modern rock, alternative, and jazz, Squid Inc creates its own original works as well as creative, unusual arrangements of alternative and rock music. A Freight favorite; bring your tattooed boyfriend to this one, and don’t be surprised if you see a hip hop MC onstage.

Alisa Rose & Jory Fankuchen, violins
Darcy Rindt, viola
Beth Vandervennet, cello

Tickets available soon. Members receive 2 for the price of one.

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In Harmony with the Oakland Youth Chorus and special guest, Anne Moss, soprano
Mar
14
2:00 PM14:00

In Harmony with the Oakland Youth Chorus and special guest, Anne Moss, soprano

Uniting diverse communities and transforming young people’s lives through music, we are proud to bring the young singers of the Oakland Youth Chorus to our family concert stages.  An appealing program featuring songs of unity and togetherness will also showcase the skills of local diva Ann Moss. 

Concerts:

Saturday, March 14, 2020: 2:00pm @ Noe Valley Ministry, SF

Sunday, March 15, 2020: Noon @ Oakland Asian Cultural Center

Sunday March 15, 2020: 3:30pm @ Palo Alto Community Center, Mitchell Park, El Palo Room

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In Harmony with the Oakland Youth Chorus and special guest, Anne Moss, soprano
Mar
15
12:00 PM12:00

In Harmony with the Oakland Youth Chorus and special guest, Anne Moss, soprano

Uniting diverse communities and transforming young people’s lives through music, we are proud to bring the young singers of the Oakland Youth Chorus to our family concert stages.  An appealing program featuring songs of unity and togetherness will also showcase the skills of local diva Ann Moss. 

Concerts:

Saturday, March 14, 2020: 2:00pm Noe Valley Ministry, SF

Sunday, March 15, 2020: Noon Oakland Asian Cultural Center

Sunday March 15, 2020: 3:30pm Palo Alto Community Center, Mitchell Park, El Palo Room

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In Harmony with the Oakland Youth Chorus and special guest, Anne Moss, soprano
Mar
15
3:30 PM15:30

In Harmony with the Oakland Youth Chorus and special guest, Anne Moss, soprano

Uniting diverse communities and transforming young people’s lives through music, we are proud to bring the young singers of the Oakland Youth Chorus to our family concert stages.  An appealing program featuring songs of unity and togetherness will also showcase the skills of local diva Ann Moss. 

Concerts:

Saturday, March 14, 2020: 2:00pm Noe Valley Ministry, SF

Sunday, March 15, 2020: Noon Oakland Asian Cultural Center

Sunday March 15, 2020: 3:30pm Palo Alto Community Center, Mitchell Park, El Palo Room

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Kay Stern & Friend
Apr
13
7:30 PM19:30

Kay Stern & Friend

The annual appearances of Kay Stern, concertmaster of the San Francisco Opera Orchestra, are always favorites of our Classical at the Freight season. This year she teams up with violist Ben Simon for a program of duos from the violin-viola repertoire. Mozart, Martinu, and beyond in this genre-bending outing of musical cousins.

Kay Stern, violin
Ben Simon, viola

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Politically Charged
Apr
24
7:30 PM19:30

Politically Charged

A musical collaboration between your favorite chamber orchestra and the beloved choral group Volti, this program will feature a major new work by our BMI Composer-in-Residence, Pulitzer Prize finalist Michael Gilbertson.  Denial, written for the SFCO, Volti, and the the amazing young musicians of the Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir, is based based on current writings on climate change and promises to be a powerful and moving work.  Also on the program, Volti will perform a new work by Eric Tuan,  plus concertmaster Robin Sharp performing Vaughan-Williams’ hauntingly beautiful The Lark Ascending.

 

Vaughan-Williams  The Lark Ascending 

Robin Sharp, violin

Elgar The Splendour Falls, from The Princess

PEBCC Ensemble

Eric Tuan  Barbed Wire Fence, from Crossings

PEBCC Ensemble

Eric Tuan  In Every Atom (world-premiere)

Michael Gilbertson Denial (2019; commission and world-premiere)

Volti & PEBCC Ensemble

Concerts:

Friday, Apr 24, 2020:  7:30pm Herbst Theater, SF

Saturday, April 25, 2020: 7:30pm First United Methodist Church, Palo Alto

Sunday, April 26, 2020: 3:00pm First Congregational Church, Berkeley

 
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Politically Charged
Apr
25
7:30 PM19:30

Politically Charged

A musical collaboration between your favorite chamber orchestra and the beloved choral group Volti, this program will feature a major new work by our BMI Composer-in-Residence, Pulitzer Prize finalist Michael Gilbertson.  Denial, written for the SFCO, Volti, and the the amazing young musicians of the Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir, is based based on current writings on climate change and promises to be a powerful and moving work.  Also on the program, Volti will perform a new work by Eric Tuan,  plus concertmaster Robin Sharp performing Vaughan-Williams’ hauntingly beautiful The Lark Ascending.

 

Vaughan-Williams  The Lark Ascending 

Robin Sharp, violin

Elgar The Splendour Falls, from The Princess

PEBCC Ensemble

Eric Tuan  Barbed Wire Fence, from Crossings

PEBCC Ensemble

Eric Tuan  In Every Atom (world-premiere)

Michael Gilbertson Denial (2019; commission and world-premiere)

Volti & PEBCC Ensemble

Concerts:

Friday, Apr 24, 2020:  7:30pm Herbst Theater, SF

Saturday, April 25, 2020: 7:30pm First United Methodist Church, Palo Alto

Sunday, April 26, 2020: 3:00pm First Congregational Church, Berkeley

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Politically Charged
Apr
26
3:00 PM15:00

Politically Charged

A musical collaboration between your favorite chamber orchestra and the beloved choral group Volti, this program will feature a major new work by our BMI Composer-in-Residence, Pulitzer Prize finalist Michael Gilbertson.  Denial, written for the SFCO, Volti, and the the amazing young musicians of the Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir, is based based on current writings on climate change and promises to be a powerful and moving work.  Also on the program, Volti will perform a new work by Eric Tuan,  plus concertmaster Robin Sharp performing Vaughan-Williams’ hauntingly beautiful The Lark Ascending.

 

Vaughan-Williams  The Lark Ascending 

Robin Sharp, violin

Elgar The Splendour Falls, from The Princess

PEBCC Ensemble

Eric Tuan  Barbed Wire Fence, from Crossings

PEBCC Ensemble

Eric Tuan  In Every Atom (world-premiere)

Michael Gilbertson Denial (2019; commission and world-premiere)

Volti & PEBCC Ensemble

Concerts:

Friday, Apr 24, 2020:  7:30pm Herbst Theater, SF

Saturday, April 25, 2020: 7:30pm First United Methodist Church, Palo Alto

Sunday, April 26, 2020: 3:00pm First Congregational Church, Berkeley

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Monday Night Chamber Music Society
May
4
7:30 PM19:30

Monday Night Chamber Music Society

The occasional Monday night finds this gaggle of friends and fellow SFCO All-Stars surveying the incredible repertoire for viola quintet. Having chosen two of their favorites, we bring them to the Freight for your listening pleasure.

Trivia question: if there’s one violin in a piano trio, how many violas in a viola quintet?

Hrabba Atladottir & Julie Kim, violins
Stephanie Ng & Ben Simon, violas
Michael Graham, cello

Tickets available soon. Members receive 2 for the price of one.

This program was previously scheduled for May 11, 2020.

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With Strings Attached
Oct
20
11:00 AM11:00

With Strings Attached

The violins, violas, cellos and double bass form the most important section of our orchestra.  Learn about vibrating strings, horsehair bows, what pizzicato means, and why cellos don’t have chin rests!  Plus lots of beautiful music from our amazing professional players. 

Concerts:

Saturday, October 19, 2019: San Mateo Public Library Main Branch

10:15am, 11:00am, & 11:45am

Saturday, October 19, 2019: San Francisco Public Library

2:00pm & 2:45pm

Sunday, October 20, 2019: Crowden Music Center, Berkeley

11:00am, 11:40, & 12:20pm

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With Strings Attached
Oct
19
2:00 PM14:00

With Strings Attached

The violins, violas, cellos and double bass form the most important section of our orchestra.  Learn about vibrating strings, horsehair bows, what pizzicato means, and why cellos don’t have chin rests!  Plus lots of beautiful music from our amazing professional players. 

Concerts:

Saturday, October 19, 2019: San Mateo Public Library Main Branch

10:15am, 11:00am, & 11:45am

Saturday, October 19, 2019: San Francisco Public Library

2:00pm & 2:45pm

Sunday, October 20, 2019: Crowden Music Center, Berkeley

11:00am, 11:40, & 12:20pm

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With Strings Attached
Oct
19
10:15 AM10:15

With Strings Attached

The violins, violas, cellos and double bass form the most important section of our orchestra.  Learn about vibrating strings, horsehair bows, what pizzicato means, and why cellos don’t have chin rests!  Plus lots of beautiful music from our amazing professional players. 

Concerts:

Saturday, October 19, 2019: San Mateo Public Library Main Branch

10:15am, 11:00am, & 11:45am

Saturday, October 19, 2019: San Francisco Public Library

2:00pm & 2:45pm

Sunday, October 20, 2019: Crowden Music Center, Berkeley

11:00am, 11:40am, & 12:20pm

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Robin Sharp and Friends
Oct
14
7:30 PM19:30

Robin Sharp and Friends

Our esteemed concertmaster, Robin Sharp, leads an ensemble of SFCO All-Stars in two classics of the piano quartet repertoire – and no, that isn’t four pianos; it’s violin, viola, cello, and piano. The G minor by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the C minor by Gustave Faure are masterpieces of the genre, written 100 years and a musical universe apart.

Robin Sharp, violin
Ben Simon, viola
Eric Gaenslen, cello
Keisuke Nakagoshi, piano

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