In 1931 a couple of native San Franciscan music lovers created the SF Civic Symphony, as a place where amateur musicians can practice and play for an audience. It’s now the oldest community orchestra on the West Coast.
Today their mission continues. The SFCS is run by working or retired pros guiding musicians of all ages, backgrounds, and skill levels to study and perform a diverse repertoire of classical music.
THE PERFORMANCES ARE FOR US: They put on beautiful classical concerts in an “affordable personal setting,” as they put it.
…Oh, and by “affordable” they mean FREE.
…And by “personal setting” they mean the Sir Francis Drake Hotel’s magnificent Empire Ballroom with its three crystal chandeliers, epic hand-painted murals and 350-person capacity.
So dress nicely and head over for a free show. No reservation are required.
THE EVENING’S PROGRAM:
- Léo Delibes, Sylvia Suite
- Theodoor Verhey, Flute Concerto No. 1 in D minor
- Christine Page, soloist
- Jean Sibelius, King Christian II Suite
- Piotr Tchaikovsky, Slavonic March