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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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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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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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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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