Filtering by: Classical at the Freight
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

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

View Event →
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!

View Event →
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

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

View Event →
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.

View Event →
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.

View Event →
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

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

View Event →
Monday Night Chamber Music Society
May
11
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.

View Event →