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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

Friday, February 21

Free San Francisco Chamber Orchestra Concerts | SF
Friday, February 21 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but seating is first come, first served
| Herbst Theatre
Free San Francisco Chamber Orchestra Concerts | SF

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 ...

Saturday, February 22

Free San Francisco Chamber Orchestra Concerts | Palo Alto
Saturday, February 22 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but seating is first come, first served
| First Palo Alto United Methodist Church
Free San Francisco Chamber Orchestra Concerts | Palo Alto

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 ...

Sunday, February 23

Free San Francisco Chamber Orchestra Concerts | Berkeley
Sunday, February 23 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but seating is first come, first served
| First Congregational Church (Berkeley)
Free San Francisco Chamber Orchestra Concerts | Berkeley

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 ...


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