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Classical with a Twist: Variations on a Theme

  • Herbst Theater 401 Van Ness Avenue San Francisco, CA, 94102 United States (map)

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


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

Earlier Event: February 10
Hannah Addario-Berry and Friends