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Free New Year’s Day SF Chamber Orchestra | Mountain View

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Sunday, January 1, 2017 - 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Admission-free and tickets will handled on a first-come/first-served basis.

Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts | 500 Castro St., Mountain View, CA

Event Details

Free San Francisco Chamber Orchestra Concerts

Founded in 1953, the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra has remained an active voice in the Bay Area music community, presenting free concerts with an ensemble of the region’s top professional musicians.

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 From the Top 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.

Free admission. Members entry one hour before. General audience entry 15 minutes before. Recommended for middle school-age and up.

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 Die Forelle (“The Trout”)

  • Ann Moss, soprano
  • Keisuke Nakagoshi, piano

Schubert Piano Quintet in A Major, D. 667 (“Trout”)

  • Fourth movement: Tema con variazione (Andantino)

Heidrich Happy Birthday Variations

2016 End of the Year Concert features:

  • Mozart Overture to Le nozze di Figaro, K. 492
  • Mozart Symphony No. 38 in D major, K. 504 (“Prague”)
  • Mozart Per questa bella mano, K. 612
    • Brad Walker, bass
    • Michel Taddei, double bass
  • Mozart Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466
    • Robert Schwartz, piano

These concerts are presented in memory of SFCO founder Edgar Braun.

Fri, Dec 30 7:30 pm
Herbst Theatre
401 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco

Sat, Dec 31 7:30 pm
Hertz Hall, UC Berkeley

Sun, Jan 1 3 pm
Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts
500 Castro St, Mountain View

Classical masterpieces, unusual gems, and modern works offer a feast for your ears at every concert, while you ring in the New Year with masterpieces by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. 

An early essay in “Sturm und Drang,” the delightful “Prague” Symphony opens this festival of classical treasures.

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

Cost: FREE*
*Admission-free and tickets will handled on a first-come/first-served basis.
Categories: *Top Pick*, Live Music
Address: 500 Castro St., Mountain View, CA