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 and personal with your favorite SFCO musicians.

$9 in advance / $11 at the door

SFCO supporting members get 2-for-1 tickets (in advance and at the door) for all Classical at the Freight shows.
Tickets sold by Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse (2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, 510.644.2020,


Mozart Birthday Celebration

January 8, 2018

Our annual tribute to the master! As Mozart turns 262, we present the SFCO All-Stars in a program of chamber music masterpieces by the “Salzburg Scribbler,” including his wonderful Quintet for Clarinet and Strings starring Los Angeles Philharmonic principal clarinetist David Howard. Don’t miss our Ask Wolfie segment or the fabulous music-making onstage.

Debra Fong, violinist
Liana Berube, violinist
Ben Simon, violist
Michelle Kwon, cellist
Special guest: David Howard, clarinettist


Kay Stern and Friends

February 12, 2018

An all-Beethoven program with Freight favorite and San Francisco Opera Orchestra concertmaster Kay Stern, joined by a trio of SFCO All-Stars. This fascinating program will explore Beethoven’s first and last string quartets from the fiery opening of Opus 18, No. 4 to the last heavenly bars of Opus 135.

Kay Stern, violinist
Hrabba Atladottir, violinist
Ben simon, violist
Eric Gaenslen, cellist


Squid Inc.

March 12, 2018

Back by popular demand, the Bay Area’s hottest string quartet plays both covers and original tunes in a sassy blend of “grunge classical” meets rock-n-roll. From Bjørk to bossa nova, this ain’t your grandpa’s string quartet! Bring your tattooed boyfriend to this one.

Hrabba Atladottir, violinist
Jory Fankuchen, violinist
Darcy Rindt, violist
Beth Vandervennet, cellist


Robin Sharp & Lori Lack

April 16, 2018

SFCO’s brilliant concertmaster Robin Sharp joins musical forces with her longtime partner, pianist Lori Lack, in a duo recital not to be missed. A Classical at the Freight favorite, Robin “was both elegant and impassioned in her playing, in turn sweetly lyrical and dazzlingly virtuosic,” according to San Francisco Classical Voice.

Robin Sharp, violinist
Lori Lack, pianist


Röntgen Trio

May 14, 2018

An exciting new ensemble on the Bay Area music scene, SFCO All-Stars Antoine van Dongen and Eric Gaenslen team up with pianist Mark Anderson to create a fabulous trio whose Classical at the Freight debut will knock your socks off.

Antoine van Dongen, violinist
Eric Gaenslen, cellist
Mark Anderson, pianist


Cello & Clarinet with Hannah Addario-Berry and Jeff Anderle

December 11, 2017

SFCO All-Stars and noted Bay Area performers Hannah Addario-Berry (cello) and Jeff Anderle (clarinet) combine musical forces for an evening of classical and contemporary solos and duos. Hannah’s 2015 performance of her Scordatura program, featuring Kodaly’s iconic Cello Sonata was a knockout; Jeff is a mesmerizing performer whose repertoire includes over 150 commissioned works. This promises to be an adventurous and exciting musical program—don’t miss it!

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